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LXer: A Switch for Your Pi

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 01:44:46 AM
I grew up in the 1980s. That meant we drank far too much Kool-Aid, and onSaturday mornings, we got up early to watch cartoons. It also was theheyday of arcades, but I lived in the ghetto of Detroit and couldn'tafford quarters to play games. Plus, there were none anywhere near theneighborhood where I lived. For me, the first real video-game experiencewas the Atari 2600.

Reddit: Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 900

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 01:33:00 AM

TuxMachines: Distributions and Kernels

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:50:10 AM
  • What is your favorite Linux distribution?

    Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they prefer.

    People choose a distribution for many reasons, from look and feel to stability, from speed to how it runs on older machines, from the pace of updates to simply which offers the packages they need. Whatever the reason, with so many distributions available, asking which one you use can be seen as a proxy for asking how you choose to interact with your computer.

  • The joy of Just Works
  • Amdocs, Linux Foundation to accelerate service provider, developer adoption of open source ECOMP

    Amdocs and the Linux Foundation have struck up a partnership in an effort to accelerate adoption of the open source Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform developed by AT&T.

  • The Age of the Unikernel: 10 Projects to Know

    When it comes to operating systems, container technologies, and unikernels, the trend toward tiny continues. What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems because they include libraries that enable applications to use hardware and network protocols in combination with a set of policies for access control and isolation of the network layer.

    Containers often come to mind when discussion turns to cloud computing and Linux, but unikernels are doing transformative things, too. Neither containers nor unikernels are brand new. There were unikernel-like systems in the 1990s such as Exokernel, but today popular unikernels include MirageOS and OSv. Unikernel applications can be used independently and deployed across heterogeneous environments. They can facilitate specialized and isolated services and have become widely used for developing applications within a microservices architecture.


    In this series of articles, we are looking at the projects mentioned in the guide, by category, providing extra insights on how the overall category is evolving. Below, you’ll find a list of several important unikernels and the impact that they are having, along with links to their GitHub repositories, all gathered from the Guide to the Open Cloud:

  • Mesa 17.0 Delayed To Allow For Ivy Bridge OpenGL 4.0

    Mesa 17.0 (formerly known as Mesa 13.1) was supposed to enter its feature freeze last weekend, but that milestone and branching of the code-base didn't happen due to last minute feature work.

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TuxMachines: Software and today's howtos

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:48:51 AM

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TuxMachines: More Games

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:47:36 AM
  • Here's How To Setup Clear Linux For Intel Steam Linux Gaming

    A few weeks back we learned of Intel's Clear Linux distribution working towards Steam support. While Clear Linux is a performance-oriented workstation/server/cloud distribution, repeatedly in our tests it performs among the top Linux distributions even when it comes to Intel OpenGL Linux gaming, so being able to game with it isn't a far stretch with Steam support -- there is also Vulkan support now too.

    If you aren't familiar with Clear Linux for OpenGL/gaming performance, see some of our past tests like in Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance or Clear Linux Continues To Have Graphics Performance Advantage Over Ubuntu. Clear Linux on Intel graphics systems can even outperform Ubuntu and other more popular desktop distribution alternatives. Though this is just for Linux gaming with Intel graphics -- AMD/NVIDIA graphics aren't currently supported by this Intel Open-Source Technology Center project.

  • Smartphone Game: Highway Traffic Rider game now available for free on Tizen Store

    Last year a motorbike riding game named Highway Traffic Rider was released on Tizen Store by Janos Barkoczi and copyright of ZipZap Games Kft. for ₹33. Now this game is available in the Tizen store for FREE. This is an awesome bike riding game, which has different types of missions & levels, different types of riding mode, different types of environments and different bikes for different levels. There are 3 missions in a level.

  • Wine Staging 2.0 RC5 Improves Support for Apps That Require Windows 7 or Vista

    The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build.

    That's right, we are talking here about Wine Staging 2.0 RC5, which comes hot on the heels of Wine 2.0 RC5 to add numerous goodies for those who want to run Windows apps and games on their Linux computers.

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TuxMachines: GNOME News

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:46:35 AM
  • Do you like Windows 10 Look but Love LINUX? Here are Windows 10 GTK Themes for you!
  • A history about Gtk+, Vulkan and Wayland

    A few weeks ago, I was curious to test Gtk+ 4. I know it has some awsome features like OpenGL rendering, major cleanups and other hot stuff, but didn’t have the chance to check it out until then.

    I was mostly excited about Vulkan.

    I know both of my laptop’s graphic cards support Vulkan. It’s a hybrid Intel Broadwell G2 + NVidia GeForce 920M, although I don’t use the latter because Linux sucks hard with Dual GPU.

    Downloaded the latest Gtk+ source, compiled and… nothing. Immediate segmentation fault. Yay! What a great chance to get involved with the next major Gtk+ version development!

  • GNOME Developer On GTK4: State-of-the-Art of Toolkit Support

    GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has shared his thoughts on the state of the GTK4 tool-kit with the recent work involving a Vulkan renderer, including which also now works on Wayland.

    Georges Stavracas was excited to try the current state of GTK4 development but initially hit a segmentation fault. But after overcoming that, he was successful in running GTK4 on Wayland and the widgets being rendered by Vulkan. He commented on his blog, "May not be as exciting, since there are no new visible features but… damn, it’s Gtk+ being rendered with Vulkan on Wayland. It’s basically the state-of-the-art of toolkit support right now. Even better, the absolute majority of applications will gain this for free once they port to Gtk+ 4 series."

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:45:23 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:44:37 AM

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Reddit: Laptop for Linux?

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:43:41 AM

Would any of you be able to recommend a solid laptop to install Linux on? I'll probably use Ubuntu, as I've never used Linux before. I thought about getting a chromebook, but I still want something somewhat powerful that I can play indie games on between classes.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:43:29 AM

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LXer: LFCS Command Line Basics

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:18:54 PM
There are quite a few command line basics to cover in this article. We will go over the TeleTYpe (TTY) and a few commands with operators. Be sure to practice all of these and be aware that these are the same for CentOS and Ubuntu unless otherwise noted.

Phoronix: Google Developers Working On Gaming Protocol For Wayland

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:09:01 PM
Google developers are proposing the addition of a Gaming Input Protocol to Wayland...

LinuxToday: Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa-git on Linux

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.

Reddit: new drive permission help needed

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:33:55 PM

I am trying to mount a new drive on a vps.

I used command line to partitioned and mounted using fstab. There seems to be a permission issue because rutorrent can't auto move files to the new drive.

I mounted to /home/user/drive

any help would be appreciated.

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LXer: The release of Mesa 17 has seen a bit of a delay, for all the right reasons

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:10:17 PM
Mesa 17, the next stable release of the open source graphics drivers on Linux has been a bit delayed, due to so much last minute work going on. Looks like Intel Ivy Bridge will get OpenGL 4.0.

Reddit: Docker 0-Day Stopped Cold by SELinux

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:08:03 PM

Reddit: A script to log what my GPS tells me

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:06:05 PM

LinuxToday: When Peer Pressure Nukes Linux for Windows

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:00:00 PM

FOSSforce: A grandson was happy with the flame throwing hot rod Linux gaming computer that his grandfather had built -- until peer pressure came into play.

Reddit: Refurb Machines

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 08:47:48 PM

I picked up a second hand Intel Nuc off of ebay running Ubuntu 16.04. Short of doing a full wipe and clean install is there any way of ensuring this box is clean from a security point of view?

Did the usual, change passwords etc before connecting to the net, then ran all of the updates.

Thanks for any help.

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