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September 2012

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • What to Expect from Steam on Linux
  • out of disk storage space, but there is still free space!!
  • How Does Linux Inspire? (video)
  • Top Business Intelligence Software for Linux
  • RKHunter: checking for Root Kits and Intrusions on Linux
  • nvidia cards on gentoo
  • CrossOver - Will you make me convert?
  • Gnome 3.8 Features: Integrated Application Search
  • Who needs GLX? KWin doesn't

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename squeeze). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshots
  • Unity 6.6: Still Regressing On Performance?

Eric Hameleers: Slackware 14 released

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Slack
  • Eric Hameleers: Slackware 14 released
  • Multilib packages for Slackware 14
  • Indonesian Mirror for Slack 14

Firefox 18 Posts Speed Gains Over Chrome, Mozilla Says

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Moz/FF

tomshardware.com: Mozilla's Mark Côté has reminded us that the arewefastyet page, which the browser maker launched prior to the introduction of Firefox 4, is still alive and is now tracking the progress of Mozilla IonMonkey JIT.

some leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • How to install .tar.gz and other tarball files in Linux
  • Getting rid of a Dropbox error message
  • Infor gets into bed with Red Hat
  • Display Management in KDE
  • Setting up MySQL on Sabayon Linux
  • View Your Raspberry Pi's Stats with the Raspberry Pi Sysinfo Script
  • KDE Plasma Does Gestures Globally

FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0

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Software

phoronix.com: While we have been looking towards an FFmpeg 1.0 release for nearly one year, the version 1.0 release of the popular FFmpeg library was finally tagged after being in development for more than one decade.

7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love

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Software
Ubuntu
  • 7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love
  • Getting Gnome 3.6 Live Image!
  • What users like
  • Ubuntu Gnome Remix beta is out
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 2 Released
  • Meet The Ubuntu Women

openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 edition too cool

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SUSE

vazhavandan.blogspot: openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 12.2 is a spin off ISO based on openSUSE mantis. Unlike the original ISO the Education Life ISO is a highly polished bit of distribution. As the name suggests it is tailored to cater to the needs of your everyday life.

openSUSE 12.2 Mantis review - Average

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: A year ago, I promised not to test Gnome 3 ever again, but with the recently released openSUSE 12.2, I was forced to break that promise.

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An effort going on for a while at Canonical has been to develop a new desktop installer for Ubuntu. With the recent Ubuntu 21.10 release they are still using their classic Ubiquity installer by default but have published a new preview build of Ubuntu 21.10 with their new desktop installer option. Here is a look at Ubuntu's forthcoming new installer. With a new daily preview build of Ubuntu's new installer and today's call for feedback on the new installer, I decided to give it a shot with this fresh ISO. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Gaming and the Steam Deck will kill the Windows desktop - TechHQ

    The computer games industry grosses more than the film, music and sports industries, often in combination. It’s the premier sector for innovation in computing, with dedicated teams squeezing out the best performance from today’s and tomorrow’s hardware and software. Put simply, there’s so much money at stake, games developers have to innovate and create literally awesome products to create a return on the substantial investments required to produce an AAA game. The announcement a few months ago that Valve, the company behind Steam, was producing a next-generation handheld gaming platform has started a series of events that will irrevocably change the choice of the operating system for the future’s daily driver desktop. Since time immemorial, Microsoft’s Windows has been the prevailing choice not just for gaming, but for any number of industry given the OS’ pervasive penetration.

  • Humble has a Paradox Bundle up with plenty of strategy games and a Halloween sale | GamingOnLinux

    Ready for more games to keep you warm this coming Winter? Check out the Paradox StrataGems Bundle and there's also a nice Humble Store Halloween sale now live. For the bundle it's a mixture of native Linux games and a few that work well with Steam Play Proton too.

  • PipeWire 0.3.39 Brings Libcamera Plugin Improvements, Better Compatibility For JACK Apps - Phoronix

    PipeWire 0.3.39 continues improving compatibility with JACK applications, offers better Bluetooth device compatibility with more devices now working, its libcamera plug-in has been improved upon, an LD_PRELOAD V4L2 emulation library for running some existing V4L2 targeted applications on top of PipeWire, and the media-session has been moved into a separate module to further its deprecation in favoring it be replaced by WirePlumber.

  • The syslog-ng insider 2021-10: OpenSearch; udp-balancer(); mqtt() destination; process accounting; - Blog - syslog-ng Community - syslog-ng Community

    This is the 95th issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news.

  • The best open source software of 2021 | InfoWorld [Ed: IDG promoting a bunch of Windows junk and dual-licensed stuff as "Open Source", so you know those "Bossie Awards" are more marketing than substance or partly a PR ploy]

    InfoWorld’s 2021 Bossie Awards recognize the year’s best open source software for software development, devops, data analytics, and machine learning.

  • In Search Of The First Comment | Hackaday

    Are you writing your code for humans or computers? I wasn’t there, but my guess is that at the dawn of computing, people thought that they were writing for the machines. After all, they were writing in machine language, and whatever bits they flipped into the electronic brain stayed in the electronic brain, unless punched out on paper tape. And the commands made the machine do things, not other people. Code was written strictly for computers. Modern programming practice, on the other hand, is aimed firmly at people. Variable and function names are chosen to be long and to describe what they contain or do. “Readability” of code is a prized attribute. Indeed, sometimes the fact that it does the right thing at all almost seems to be an afterthought. (I kid!) Somewhere along this path, there was an important evolutionary step, like the first fish using its flippers to walk on land. Comments were integrated into programming languages, formalizing the notes that coders of old surely wrote by hand in the margins of the paper first-drafts before keying it in. So I went looking for the missing link: the first computer language, and ideally the first program, with comments. I came up empty handed.

  • Open Source: Eclipse Foundation achieves OpenChain conformity [Ed: Automated translation from German]

    The Eclipse Foundation has announced that its development and licensing processes for open source software comply with the international OpenChain ISO 5230 standard. This has existed for almost a year and comes from the OpenChain project. The project is part of the Linux Foundation and has been defining a standard for an open source compliance program in the form of an OpenChain specification for a long time in order to use open source software in companies in accordance with the license. The specification should be used according to the FAQsTo create trust between companies and to make open source predictable, understandable and usable in internal and external supply chains.

  • OPINION: Legacy Social Media: Free as in beer, not as in speech
  • Thomas L. Knapp: Legacy social media: Free as in beer, not as in speech

    Richard Stallman tells us to "think of 'free speech,' not 'free beer'" when discussing the free software movement. The marriage of legacy social media platforms to government censorship reverses that proposition. Use of the services is "free" (actually, you pay with your data and attention), but you only get to say what the politicians tell those platforms to allow you to say.

  • ESP32-Cam Makes A Dandy Motion Detector | Hackaday

    Halloween is right around the corner and just about every Halloween project needs some kind of motion sensor. Historically, we’ve used IR and ultrasonic sensors but [Makers Mashup] decided to use an ESP32-Cam as a motion sensor in his latest animatronic creation. You can see a video of the device and how it works below. The project is a skull that follows you around with a few degrees of motion on a stepper motor. There’s a 3D-printed enclosure to make the hardware assembly easy. The base software was borrowed from [Eloquent Arduino].

Red Hat Leftovers

  • Broadcasting from microservices on Kubernetes | Red Hat Developer

    In the era of cloud-based applications that divide tasks among multiple dedicated microservices, it is crucial to be able to dispatch events and messaging to multiple clients. This article presents an efficient architecture for broadcasting from a service using a Kubernetes headless service.

  • Davie Street Enterprises’ DevSecOps journey to the hybrid cloud

    Davie Street Enterprises, our fictional Red Hat customer that is working its way through real-world digital transformation problems, is automating DevSecOps tooling across their hybrid cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management. Ok, let’s see it for real. Last we saw Zachary L. Tureaud, he was in the early days of his promotion by Monique Wallace to lead Davie Street Enterprises' (DSE’s) shift towards DevSecOps. Tureaud laid out a comprehensive DevSecOps solution that includes Red Hat and its security partner ecosystem and is designed to shift security left in the DevOps life cycle. His goal is to not let security slow DSE’s application delivery down. Wallace was impressed with Tureaud’s solution, but was concerned about the complexities of deployment. She asked Tureaud to test his vision on a new development project, code name "J.A.R.V.I.S", for the DSE Smart Widget. The project allows the DSE Smart Widget’s speech capabilities to be customized to sound like the voices of superheroes. Wallace knew this project’s characteristics presented low security risk to the company, so it was a great opportunity for Tureaud to test these new security controls.

  • Open source powers the RAN evolution

    A radio access network (RAN) is responsible for enabling and connecting devices such as smartphones or internet of things (IoT) devices to a mobile network. For communications service providers (CSPs), RAN is a significant network technology and monetary investment, needing to perform intensive and complex processing, and facing rapidly increasing demand from emerging edge and 5G use cases. CSPs are modernizing their mobile network with container-based and cloud-native implementations of RAN. One study indicates deployment of virtual RAN (vRAN)/Open RAN (oRAN) solutions realize network TCO savings of up to 44% compared to traditional distributed/centralized RAN configurations. In this post, we describe the application of cloud-native technologies in architecting a blueprint for an open source RAN solution.

  • Dynatrace : Managed release notes version 1.228

    These release notes relate to Dynatrace Managed specific changes. To learn about general Dynatrace changes included in this Dynatrace Managed release, see...

  • Dynatrace : OneAgent release notes version 1.227

    OneAgent core dump capture logic has been adjusted for compatibility with Red Hat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT).

  • Ceph boss Sage Weil resigns: civil rights instead of distributed storage [Ed: Automated translation from German]

    According to Weil and Red Hat, Ceph users don’t have to worry – and for several reasons. On the one hand, Red Hat has meanwhile transferred a large part of the responsibility of Ceph to the associated Foundation, which is a bulge of the Linux Foundation. On the other hand, the technical supervision of the storage solution was previously with Sage Weil, but according to his own statement, Sage Weil has it long before his official announcement the handover of all relevant responsibilities has already been initiated. The innermost Ceph circle around him should have known about the change much earlier than the public now, the handover is already underway.

Kernel: Intel, Vortex86, System76

  • Intel Posts The "Last Part" To Their AMX Bring-Up For Linux - Phoronix

    While for many years we have been accustomed to seeing Intel land their new hardware feature enablement work in the Linux kernel and related components well ahead of products shipping, occasionally there are lapses due to various internal and external timings. The launch of Sapphire Rapids is quickly approaching and one of the major additions is Advanced Matrix Extensions with its Linux support still being in the works. Going back to June of 2020 Intel has been posting patches around AMX for the Linux kernel, the open-source toolchains, and related components. On the Linux kernel side that heavy-lifting is still ongoing with no released Linux kernel yet having the support in place for AMX.

  • Intel Graphics Driver's New Parallel Submission uAPI Landing For Linux 5.16 - Phoronix

    This multi-LRC / parallel submission code for their GuC engine and exposed as a new user-space API is ready to go for Linux 5.16. This is part of their long ongoing effort around GuC submission handling and improving their user-space API as they integrate the DRM scheduler and make other fundamental improvements. This new uAPI is being worked on since their existing bonding uAPI is considered "broken" when using GuC submission. For those interested in all of the fine technical details on their parallel submission uAPI design and motivation for doing so can see this kernel documentation.

  • Vortex86 Processor Detection Landing For Linux 5.16 - Phoronix

    Recently I wrote about Vortex86 processors seeing detection work under Linux for improving the state of these aging x86 32-bit SoCs. That work is now slated to be introduced in the upcoming Linux 5.16 cycle for those running these aging SoCs/processors. As outlined in the prior article, the motivation for finally having proper Linux kernel detection around Vortex86 processors stems from these in-order processors not being vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown. However, with current versions of the Linux kernel the Spectre/Meltdown mitigations are applied to these x86 32-bit SoCs for the kernel not knowing that they aren't vulnerable.

  • System76 Laptops To See Some Useful Improvements With Linux 5.16 - Phoronix

    Patches queued this week into the platform-drivers-x86 "for-next" branch ahead of the Linux 5.16 merge window will provide some useful improvements to System76 laptop owners. Several improvements to the System76 ACPI driver were queued up into this area of the kernel that holds various x86 laptop drivers and more.