Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish


Syndicate content
LinuxInsight - aggregated feeds
Updated: 1 hour 46 min ago

LinuxInsider: Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:23:22 PM
For long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over. New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. In fact, it may keep Linux under the hood, so players will have no clue Linux is inside. Until now, game makers have relied primarily on Windows PCs and gaming consoles powered by proprietary alternatives to the Linux OS. However, Linux-based systems specially designed for gaming are on the rise.

TuxMachines: Program Octave

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:17:48 PM

GNU Octave is a project started by James Rawlings and John Ekerdt, but its main developer is John Eaton, with the name inspired by the chemist Octave Levenspiel.

Octave is able to solve many different problems using its native functionalities and can be extended using its programming language, the code being executed line-by-line every time you run an Octave program. Octave also features some handy plotting capabilities that we cover later in this tutorial, although it’s worth bearing in mind that Octave’s main purpose is for performing mathematical and numerical computations – it is not a replacement for general-purpose programming languages such as C, Objective-C or C++

read more

Reddit: [Q] Any good file manager for linux as of 2014?

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:04:12 PM

I want something fast, efficient, that never (ever) crashes doesn't require me to use any desktop environments, works across ssh well offers basic functionalities like search operations ideally inline (bash?) scripting and of course can handle humongous amounts of files on any file system well (WITHOUT delay or crashes) out of the box but highly customizable infinite simultaneous folder-on-folder operations drag-and-drop relationships basically what nautilus should now look like if gnome had not decided to badly immitate Apple and Windows at the same time....

Anything of the sort available?

Gentoo: crashes, somewhat cludgy and not actively maintained, allows only 2 folders at a time, only one operation at a time => shit Nautilus: crashes, not customizable, super slow on large amounts of files generally painful => shit The KDE thing .. don't ask

Please, something.

submitted by hotnerds77
[link] [4 comments]

TuxMachines: CoreOS Stable Release

Friday 25th of July 2014 05:51:53 PM

First off, Happy SysAdmin Day. We think we have a pretty good SysAdmin surprise in store for you today as we are announcing the CoreOS stable release channel. Starting today, you can begin running CoreOS in production. This version is the most tested, secure and reliable version available for users wanting to run CoreOS. This is a huge milestone for us. Since our first alpha release in August 2013:

191 releases have been tagged
Tested on hundreds of thousands of servers on the alpha and beta channels
Supported on 10+ platforms, ranging from bare metal to being primary images on Rackspace and Google.

read more

TuxMachines: Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:55:18 PM

As the second part of our Linux graphics testing this week after a Radeon R600/RadeonSI performance update with the Linux 3.16 kernel and Mesa 10.3-devel are some comparative numbers that include Intel's Haswell HD Graphics and various NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on the Nouveau driver.

What we have for this article are the benchmarks of an assortment of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (and the integrated HD Graphics of the Core i7 Devil's Canyon processor used for testing all the hardware) with the latest open-source graphics drivers using Linux 3.16 and Mesa 10.3-devel. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was running on the system with using the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA for the latest kernel and the Oibaf PPA for the updated graphics drivers.

read more

TuxMachines: SysAdmin Day 2014: Best Linux Foundation SysAdmin Quotes

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:44:46 PM

Happy SysAdmin Day 2014! Over the past three weeks we've been profiling the Linux Foundation's heroic team of system administrators in honor of the amazing work they do behind the scenes to keep this organization and our collaborative projects humming. Here are some of their best quotes, which highlight just how talented, passionate and also fun-loving Linux SysAdmins really are.

Today is also the last day to nominate your system administrators for recognition here on, as well as the chance to win free tickets to LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America taking place in Chicago August 20-22, 2014. Just email the editors at about why your SysAdmin should be recognized. Submissions are due by the end of the day today, July 25.

read more

LXer: How To Install ownCloud 7 On Ubuntu 14.04

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:40:22 PM
How To Install ownCloud 7 On Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on Ubuntu 14.04. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with another Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and a Windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Reddit: State of Text Rendering (Behdad Esfahbod)

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:38:54 PM

TuxMachines: How open sourcing Android made it a mobile market leader

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:36:20 PM

What makes Android so popular? Why has the mobile market swung toward Android lately? Let's take a quick look at how Android has achieved this, as well as the role of open source in the Android story.

read more

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:25:30 PM

Reddit: Wine 1.7.23 announcement

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:25:16 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:24:01 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:23:16 PM

LXer: Google devs: Tearing Chrome away from OpenSSL not that easy

Friday 25th of July 2014 02:46:00 PM
Custom BoringSSL fork not quite a drop-in replacement yetGoogle is trying to migrate its Chrome browser away from the buggy OpenSSL cryptography library toward BoringSSL, its homegrown fork, but swapping out the crypto code is proving more difficult than it sounds.…

LXer: Security risks posed by smart meters

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:48:49 PM
In a world of always-on connectivity, Internet of Everything and Internet of Things, where most devices now have an embedded computer, the risk posed by hackers tampering with them cannot be overlooked.

Phoronix: FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:45:10 PM
The FreeBSD project has issued their latest quarterly status report that covers activities for the open-source operating system made between April and June of 2014...

Reddit: Kali 1.0.8 release, adds EFI support.

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:28:43 PM

Phoronix: Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:25:48 PM
The Guix package manager that's designed to be a purely-functional package manager for GNU with an emphasis on being dependable, hackable, and liberating is out with its latest release...

More in Tux Machines

Dangling the Linux Carrot

Sometimes the direct sell method isn’t the best way to close the deal. How do you think the whole “play hard to get” thing got traction throughout the years? That method is successful in any number of applications. And really, I wasn’t wearing my Linux Advocacy hat that evening…I was just a guy relaxing after a day’s work. Read more

Red Hat Sets New 12-Month High at $61.97 (RHT)

They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $57.00. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Red Hat has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.50. Read more

Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT

Lennart Poettering announced the systemd 216 release on Tuesday and among its changes is a more complete systemd-resolved that has nearly complete caching DNS and LLMNR stub resolver, a new systemd terminal library, and a number of new commands. The systemd 216 release also has improvements to various systemd sub-commands, an nss-mymachines NSS module was added, a new networkctl client tool, KDBUS updates against Linux 3.17's memfd, networkd improvements, a new systemd-terminal library for implementing full TTY stream parsing and rendering, a new systemd-journal-upload utility, an LZ4 compressor for journald, a new systemd-escape tool, a new systemd-firstboot component, and much more. Read more

Desktop Obsessions, Steam Sacrifices, and LibreOffice Review

We've been reading a lot about the desktop lately and we're not stopping tonight. We have three stories tonight on the desktop. In other news, the kernel repositories beef-up security and Alienware says Steam Machine users will "sacrifice content for the sake of Linux." The new Linux version of Opera is making progress and CNet has a review of LibreOffice 4.3. This and more in tonight's Linux news. Read more