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|Story||RaspEX Linux Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Supports the Raspberry Pi Touch Display||Rianne Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:30pm|
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|Story||Leftovers: OSS and Sharing||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:25pm|
|Story||Openwashing||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:24pm|
|Story||Security Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:22pm|
|Story||Canonical Patches Seven Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 16.04, Update Now||Rianne Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:16pm|
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It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop these particular skillsets and why these professionals are amongst the most sought after. One skillset that employers have not found as useful as professionals is container management.
Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend DockerCon US this year, but I will be keeping up with the announcements. As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to highlight the changes and why they’re important.
Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.
GitHub released charts last week that tell a story about the heartbeat of a few open source, giving insights into activity, productivity and collaboration of software development.
Why are these important? Enterprises increasingly define software development as a top priority to gain competitive advantage or defend against disruption. They often turn to open source software because it is fast and agile. Enterprise IT decision makers should understand GitHub because it is the backbone of most open source projects.
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program. This program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.
To illustrate how well these certifications prepare you for the real world, this series features some of those who have recently passed the certification exams. These testimonials should help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with LFCS Lorenzo Paglia.
The developer of Anima Gate of Memories has stated that they expect the Linux version to be out in around 15 days time.
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library.
FFmpeg 3.1 brings DXVA2-accelerated HEVC Main10 decoding for Windows users, a variety of new filters, MediaCodec H.264 decoding, new muxers/demuxers, VA-API accelerated H.264/HEVC/MJPEG encoding, an OpenMAX IL encoder with support for the Raspberry Pi, OpenEXR improvements, and a range of other improvements.
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.
MPV 0.18.0 is now available for all supported platforms, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Looking at the release notes, we can't help but notice that there are quite some interesting new features, but also improvements to the build system, options, and commands.
Now that we know the Geary email client is alive and kicking, currently maintained by GNU/Linux developer Michael Gratton, it's time to look forward to a new version. Therefore, today we announce the debut of Geary 0.11.1.
Today, June 27, 2016, the development team behind the popular, cross-platform and open-source multimedia framework used by numerous media player software, FFmpeg, has announced the release of the FFmpeg 3.1 "Laplace" series.
I've just released version 1.3.0 of Nageru, my live software video mixer.
Finally, there is an Extended Partition for all the other Linux distributions I am trying out on this little netbook. The actual number installed varies depending on what I am doing. There are currently six different distributions installed there, and there is enough free space at the end to add one or two more if I want.
The important thing here is that the Linux grub bootloader will boot either a Primary or a Logical Partition without requiring any unusual manipulation of boot files or partitions.
Ok, that's enough - probably more than enough. I hope that what all of this showed was that installing Linux doesn't require complicated disk partitioning, it can actually be quite simple.
The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system.
Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users.
The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing.
As of writing this article, Linus Torvalds has yet to send out an official 4.7-rc5 announcement but it's available for those interested in the latest installment of the kernel that's codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.
Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016.
Another week, another -rc.
Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds
of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that
way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers,
we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series.
The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers,
roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is
"misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc.
The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of
rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound.
The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all
over from some MM cleanups..
Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting
And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions,
can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's
lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really
good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed.
There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet.
Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child.
Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection.
The context here was that we could almost get rid of thread-info entirely, at least for x86-64, by moving it into struct task_struct.
With doing a lot of tests for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review, here are the numbers of some current AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (obviously excluding the RX 480 that's still under NDA) under Linux with the performance-per-Watt.
On Saturday I posted some fresh NVIDIA performance-per-dollar Linux benchmarks for those wondering what the RX 480 will be going up against under Linux. Today are some performance-per-Watt figures in a similar manner with my GeForce Maxwell and Pascal cards along with a few pre-Pascal AMD GPUs.
After some work in the plugin development, now the project have a strong focus in a better integration with KDevelop workflow. Until now the Board Configuration window have some simple features to perform the upload process for beginner users, it's called by the embedded submenu in the KDevelop toolbar.
First, the underlying DataBasinKit framework got an important update.
Open-source learning technology is at the core of higher education for institutions that want to reach broader audiences with very strict ideas about how convenient learning should be. But developing these initiatives does not happen quickly or easily. It requires strong leadership in information technology, expertise to determine which solutions work best for a campus, and a financial commitment to making sure the technology is sustainable.
Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more.
The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers.
The D programming language is just the latest to have support for Vulkan alongside C++, Rust (via Vulkano, if you missed that project), Go, and many other modern languages getting bindings for this Khronos Group high performance graphics API. Should you not be familiar with the D language, see Wikipedia.
As part of a kernel fuzzing project by myself and my colleague Tim Newsham, we are disclosing two vulnerabilities which have been assigned CVEs. Full details of the fuzzing project (with analysis of the vulnerabilities) will be released next week.
There was a 30~40% drop in some of the SPEC Java benchmarks when using the Linux 4.7 development code, but fortunately this regression has now been discovered and addressed.
If you are hoping to get your hands on a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card when they begin shipping in a few days, here are the upgrades you need to make to your Linux system if you are wanting to make use of the open-source AMD Linux graphics stack.
The AMD developers still have a few more weeks to get their new feature material ready for the Linux 4.8 kernel while here is an early look at some of the code merged so far.
One of the changes we're looking forward to most with the AMDGPU DRM of Linux 4.8 is the OverDrive overclocking support. Finally the ability with the open-source AMD stack to overclock your GPU easily, but it's only supported for AMDGPU-capable hardware. There are commits though in the 4.8 W.I.P. branch for enabling the overclocking for Sea Islands with that experimental AMDGPU support. Another addition since the original AMDGPU overclocking support is there's now support for video memory overclocking too. Similar to the GPU core re-clocking, the memory overclocking can be done up to 20% in 1% steps.
Good news, one of my favourite games Control Tower has been released in the Tizen Store for Samsung Z1 and Samsung Z3, where you need to guide aeroplanes, helicopters, aircraft to their landing zone, without letting them collide. This action game is developed by game dev Bojan Skaljac, and download size is only 3.48mb. Overall the game play is pretty good and very addictive, but the down side is that in the free version we can only play one level out of 4.