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Reddit: Help us make the Linux logo on /r/place!

Saturday 1st of April 2017 07:39:46 AM

Reddit: NixOS 17.03 released (x-post)

Saturday 1st of April 2017 07:17:05 AM

LXer: Open source OTA software targets Linux devices

Saturday 1st of April 2017 06:50:55 AM
Mender’s open source, Yocto-optimized OTA updater for embedded Linux devices features a dual A/B rootfs partition layout with automatic rollback support. After a two-year develop cycle, Mender has released the first production-ready version of its eponymous over-the-air (OTA) updating software for embedded Linux devices. The software is promoted as being the only OTA product that […]

Reddit: Nvidia Jetson TK1 Arcade Cabinet?

Saturday 1st of April 2017 06:14:38 AM

Hello all, I have plans to construct my own Arcade Cabinet based on a few I found online.

My original plan was to use a Raspberry Pi 3 B, but I actually just received a jetson tk1 for free, which i know nothing about, other than its a little bit stronger than a raspi.

I had an OS called RetroPie installed on my pi, and it worked pretty well, but i'd rather use the jetson if i can, since i would otherwise have no use for it (and i kinda already allocated my pi for something else). so my questions are as follows:

1a) is it possible to still use retropie? I honestly don't really know a whole lot about arm chips and OS compatibility.

1b) assuming 1a is possible, does anyone have a guess at what the performance would be like compared to the pi? the pi ran everything i gave it up until about the n64, which it was iffy. honestly the only thing i know about the jetson and emulation is some guy got luigi's mansion for the gamecube running alright on it, so i would hope it can tackle n64 games better than the pi

2) assuming I cannot use retropie, does anyone know of an OS for/compatible with the tk1 that runs mame with consoles? i've tried digging and honestly i cant find much about the tk1 at all.

thanks for your time, im posting this to /r/arm as well

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Reddit: Question: I/O performance carving up a hypervisor

Saturday 1st of April 2017 05:54:29 AM

I'm planning to test something similar to the following and would appreciate advice on what I need to be conscious of.

One server 5 pairs of SSD disks, each running hardware raid 1 with some global hot spares. On disk pair 1 I will install the operating system and virtualisation software On the other 4 pairs of disks I will install a vm on each pair I will pin each vm to certain Cpu threads and allocate each vm a certain amount of memory. My hope is that even if 1 or 2 vms have an application issue and thrash their Cpu, memory or disk I/O it will not affect the other VMs in any noticeable way.

Question 1. Is what I am hoping correct? Question 2. What if I add more disks, memory, Cpu to my server, can I just launch more VMs on these new resources?. I'm guessing at some point I'm going to hit a bottleneck somewhere else on the hardware?


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LXer: EFF: Verizon will install spyware on all its Android phones

Saturday 1st of April 2017 04:56:33 AM
Who'd have thought that just days after the house rolled back privacy protections for internet users, ISPs would take advantage? The EFF did, pointing out that Verizon has already announced that it will install spyware, in the form of the launcher AppFlash, across its users' Android devices in the coming weeks.

Reddit: Let's grace r/place with the glory of Tux

Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:30:40 AM

Some people already have a little GNU+Linux sign over on r/place, but IMO it looks a little bland. If anyone wants to help I'm going to try and paint a little image of Tux above the Gnu+Linux sign at (857,447) using this image as a template.

The bottom right foot of Tux starts at the two yellow squares at (874,473) and (875,473).

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LXer: Linux video editor OpenShot 2.3 impresses: New tools, fast performance

Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:02:11 AM
If you edit video, you will love OpenShot 2.3 with its new transformation tool and title editor—as well as its smooth performance.

Phoronix: Early Tests Of AMDGPU's DRM-Next Performance For Linux 4.12

Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:15:51 AM
With the big Radeon/AMDGPU pull request having been accepted into DRM-Next, here are some early tests of this new AMDGPU DRM code to premiere in Linux 4.12...

LXer: How to Install Packages from Source on Linux

Saturday 1st of April 2017 01:07:49 AM
Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built-in package manager. This should be considered a best practice. Why? Because it’s important for the integrity of the platform to ensure the package manager is aware of installed software. When that is the case, packages can easily be updated (to fix vulnerabilities and the like).

TuxMachines: Scientific Linux 5 End of Life

Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:55:28 AM

Scientific Linux 5 has reached its End of Life.

After March 31 2017 Scientific Linux 5 will not receive further updates
and the files will be archived.

The existing files will be moved into for archival
purposes after March 31 2017.

This will break existing yum repos and kickstarts using the official
distribution servers.

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Slashdot: NetBSD 7.1 Released

Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:30:49 AM

Reddit: Donald Drumpf drains the Linux swamp

Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:24:11 AM

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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