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  • AWS launches EC2 Dedicated Hosts so you can bring your own Linux licence

    AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced the arrival of a new service called EC2 Dedicated Hosts.

    The new feature will allow companies to run the software they pay for on multiple virtual machines using a single server, giving more granular management to finding what applications are working on what virtual machine.

    AWS has outlined the advantages of EC2 Dedicated Hosts in a blog post by evangelist Jeff Barr.

  • Unikernels, meet Docker!

    The demo described here is just the beginning. There are many implementations of unikernels and there’s plenty of work ahead to ensure they can all reap the benefits of integration, as well as improving Docker itself to make the most of these new technologies. Look over the collection of unikernel projects and contribute your experiences to this blog!

  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux

    While leaked slides indicate AMD was planning better gaming on Linux for Crimson, in the end they really didn't deliver. Even for their mentioned games, when testing various Linux OpenGL games on three different systems the performance was largely unchanged.

  • New HPCG Benchmark List Goes Beyond LINPACK to Compare Supercomputers

    The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced this week at SC15. This is the fourth list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the TOP500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC’14 a year and a half ago, containing only 15 entries and the SC’14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 60 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community.

  • New Opera 34 Beta Is Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.58, Brings Linux and Mac Fixes

    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 34.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • Hamster rediscovered

    If you like to track your time in a fine granular way, consider to use project-hamster with the GNOME Shell extension.

  • Distro hopping: feeling good with my time on LXLE

    Well the time has come to officially switch off from LXLE. This time around however I find myself in a weird spot. I’ve honestly struggled with LXLE; not in using the distribution itself but rather coming up with things to write about it. That isn’t to say that LXLE is bad by any stretch of the imagination, in fact it is quite good, it’s just that once you get used to the light weight desktop environment (DE) there is a perfectly capable “heavy weight” distribution underneath. What I mean by this is that once you get used to the DE and it fades into the background you’re left with a perfectly functional distribution that could just as easily have been Ubuntu or Linux Mint or Fedora or {insert your favourite one here}.

  • Netrunner 17 'Horizon' is here -- download the Kubuntu-based Linux distro now

    About a week ago, the Netrunner team released an update to its rolling release operating system. Based on Arch/Manjaro, I advised Linux beginners to steer clear, and instead opt for the Kubuntu-based variant. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, the Ubuntu community is arguably friendlier and better for newbies -- there are a ton of instructions and .deb files available too. More importantly, however, the rolling release could be less stable overall.

  • Netrunner 17 Screenshot Tour
  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screenshot Tour
  • Tumbleweed install for November

    For this month, I installed Tumbleweed on my laptop. I had installed Leap 42.1 to overwrite my previous Tumbleweed install on that laptop.

    This computer uses legacy booting. I gave Tumbleweed a 40G partition, which I formatted as “ext4”. I also allowed it to use the swap and home file systems from my encrypted LVM on that computer.

  • Python 3 Porting FAD: Lessons Learned
  • Fossetcon 2015 Orlando Florida – Lake Buena Vista Hilton 19 – 21 November 2015
  • Reproducible builds: week 30 in Stretch cycle

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  • Type support: getting started with syslog-ng 4.0 - Blog - syslog-ng Community - syslog-ng Community

    Version 4.0 of syslog-ng is right around the corner. It hasn’tyet been released; however, you can already try some of its features. The largest and most interesting change is type support. Right now, name-value pairs within syslog-ng are represented as text, even if the PatternDB or JSON parsers could see the actual type of the incoming data. This does not change, but starting with 4.0, syslog-ng will keep the type information, and use it correctly on the destination side. This makes your life easier, for example when you store numbers to Elasticsearch or to other type-aware storage. From this blog, you can learn how type support makes your life easier and helps you to give it a testdrive on your own hosts.

  • 11 Best AngularJS Frameworks for Your Next Web App Development

    What framework do you prefer to use when you need to prepare single-page applications? Angular JS is the ideal JavaScript framework offering quick page loading speed, quick navigation, smooth usability, and adds value to the websites. Do you know that there are 610,756 live websites using AngularJS? Let us know about AngularJS and its associated frameworks for seamless web application development.

  • Please welcome Dan to Library Contributors | Inside Rust Blog

    Please welcome Dan Gohman to the Library Contributors group! You might know Dan from his work on Wasmtime, WASI, the recent I/O Safety RFC, cap-std, rustix, or one of his many (often WASI or I/O related) contributions to the Rust standard library.

  • FSD meeting recap 2022-08-05 [Ed: Too hostile a forum for FSF. Some of the staff wanted to oust the FSF's founder from the FSF.]

    Check out the great work our volunteers accomplished at today's Free Software Directory (FSD) IRC meeting. Every week, free software activists from around the world come together in #fsf on Libera.Chat to help improve the (FSD). This recaps the work we accomplished at the Friday, August 05, 2022 meeting, where we saw a new program added, and we had several good discussions.

  • LibreOffice QA/Dev Report: July 2022

    LibreOffice 7.3.5 was announced on July 21 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos improved the layout of many dialogs Rafael Lima expanded the help for ScriptForge with many new features Olivier Hallot (TDF) updated the help for Fontwork and CSV import

  • PostgreSQL: Navicat 16.1 is released

    PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd. today announced an upgraded version of Navicat 16.1. In this version,

  • Why I joined Mozilla’s Board of Directors

    I first started working with digitalization and the internet when I became CEO of Scandinavia Online in 1998. It was the leading online service in the Nordics and we were pioneers and idealists. I learnt a lot from that experience: the endless opportunities, the tricky business models and the extreme ups and downs in hypes and busts of evaluation. I also remember Mozilla during that time as a beacon of competence and idealism, as well as a champion for the open internet as a force for good.

Today in Techrights

New Steam Games with Native Linux Clients - 2022-08-10 Edition

Between 2022-08-03 and 2022-08-10 there were 33 New Steam games released with Native Linux clients. For reference, during the same time, there were 263 games released for Windows on Steam, so the Linux versions represent about 12.5 % of total released titles. Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones... Read on Also: Godot Engine - GSoC 2022 - Progress report #1

Dylan McCall: GUADEC 2022

I spent a week at GUADEC 2022 in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was an excellent conference, with some good talks, good people, and a delightful hallway track. I think everyone was excited to see each other in person after so long, and for many attendees, this was closer to home than GUADEC has ever been. For this event, I was sponsored by the GNOME Foundation, so many thanks to them as well as my employer the Endless OS Foundation for both encouraging me to submit a talk and for giving me the opportunity to take off and drink tequila for the week. For me, the big themes this GUADEC were information resilience, scaling our community, and how these topics fit together. Read on Also: GSoC 2022: Third Update!