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Phoronix: NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMeF) & Other Block Improvements For Linux 4.8

2 hours 15 min ago
Jens Axboe submitted his Linux 4.8 block driver and core block changes on Monday for this next kernel development cycle...

LXer: How to export e-mails from DBMail mailserver to Maildir format in a Linux VPS

2 hours 52 min ago
In this article we are going through the steps on how to export e-mails from DBMail mailserver to Maildir format in a Linux VPS. More specifically, the tutorial explains how to export the e-mails from an SQL database to Mbox format and then convert the Mbox e-mails to Maildir.

Reddit: What Linux Should I Start With?

2 hours 58 min ago


For the past year I've been learning programing and I want to learn linux. I have no experience with linux. (The last time I used it was in pre school) What would be the best version of linux to start with?


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TuxMachines: pfSense 2.3.2 Open Source BSD Firewall Distro Arrives with over 70 Improvements

2 hours 59 min ago

Electric Sheep Fencing LLC, through Chris Buechler, proudly announced on July 25, 2016, the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance update aimed at the pfSense 2.3 series of the FreeBSD-based open-source firewall distribution.

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TuxMachines: Open is the solution to improving 21st century education

3 hours 1 min ago

Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift.

Linux has made serious inroads on hand-held devices, the desktop, and the Internet of things (IoT) that use platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Galileo, and Arduino. Despite this astounding growth, a relatively small number of secondary and post-secondary schools offer technology training that prepares students for increasingly in-demand technical skills. The growth of the maker movement and the concurrent interest in STEM skills, which include coding and ethical hacking, may provide a much-needed impetus to change this trend.

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TuxMachines: Dale Raby: How do you Fedora?

3 hours 3 min ago

Dale started using Linux around 1999 when he became disconcerted with his Windows 95 computer and a young clerk in an office supply store told him about Linux. “I started reading some of the magazines, most notably Maximum Linux and eventually got to know their senior editor, Woody Hughes and Show Me the Code columnist Mae Ling Mak,” said Raby. His first distribution was Mandrake 6.5 which came in a box with a boot floppy.

Raby manages a small gun shop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is also an author with four published books: The Post-Apocalyptic Blacksmith, 777 Bon Mots for Gunslighers and Other Real Men, The Wives of Jacob I, and In the Beginning.

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Phoronix: NVIDIA "OpenGL 2016" Driver Leaks Out Early, Adds GLSL SPIR-V Extension

3 hours 8 min ago
The Khronos BOFs for SIGGRAPH 2016 aren't until tomorrow, but NVIDIA posted today their development driver with support for the "OpenGL 2016" extensions... The Apache Software Foundation's Two New Big Data Projects Tackle Science and Processing

3 hours 14 min ago

The Apache Software Foundation is making a big commitment to Big Data. As reported in this post, in recent months the foundation has promoted a slew of open source Big Data projects to Top-Level Status.  This puts a number of them on the same kind of development fast track that catapulted the Spark project to success.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS Released but Still Doesn't Uses the GNOME 3.20 Stack

3 hours 17 min ago

As we reported last week, Canonical published the first point release of its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, offering users new installation mediums with all the updates made available since April 21, 2016.

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TuxMachines: KDE Applications 16.08 Software Suite Is in Beta, Final Release Coming August 18

3 hours 19 min ago

Now that the third and last maintenance update of the KDE Applications 16.04 software suite has debuted, it's time for us to take the Beta build of the next major KDE Applications release for a test drive.

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Reddit: What is LLVM and why do we need version 3.9 for OpenGL 4.5 MESA?

4 hours 36 min ago

I've read the wikipedia article but I'm afraid I don't get what it does exactly or why it's so big in the Linux world.

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TuxMachines: Lennart Poettering Announces systemd 231 Init System [sic] for GNU/Linux Distributions

4 hours 42 min ago

Today, July 25, 2016, systemd creator Lennart Poettering has proudly announced the release and general availability of the systemd 231 init system for major GNU/Linux OSes.

Bringing lots of fixes and numerous additions, systemd 231 is now the most advanced version of the modern and controversial init system that has been adopted in the last few years by more and more Linux kernel-based operating systems, including Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, openSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and many others.

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TuxMachines: OpenBSD 6.0 to be released September 1, 2016

4 hours 48 min ago

Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) has updated the (in-progress) OpenBSD 6.0 release page to indicate that release will occur earlier than is usual...

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LinuxToday: Fluxday: A no-fuss open source productivity tracker

5 hours 15 min ago

Unni Koroth shares why his company created open source productivity tool Fluxday.

LXer: KDE Applications 16.08 Software Suite Is In Beta, Final Release Coming August 18

5 hours 44 min ago
Now that the third and last maintenance update of the KDE Applications 16.04 software suite has been released, it's time for us to take the Beta build of the next major KDE Applications release for a test drive.

TuxMachines: Conversation With Jonathan Thomas of OpenShot

5 hours 52 min ago

I think my initial fascination with Linux was based on rebuilding all my old, broken computers laying around my office/garage. I was having a ton of fun, pulling components out of old computers, installing various distros and seeing what worked/didn’t work. And then there was the 3D desktop cube, which was pretty awesome! Pretty soon I had built my kids their own computer, with “safe” web-browsing, education games, etc. It was many months of playing around with Linux before I learned about Python and started slowly getting more into the programming side of things.

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Reddit: Good Video Editing Software for Linux

6 hours 24 min ago

What are some good options to considered when it comes to Video Editing in Linux?

I'm looking for something that's powerful and intuitive at the same time, and preferrably have support for mkv format as well (which is often times a file format that's not directly supported without some king of plugins)

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LXer: US standards lab says SMS is no good for authentication

7 hours 38 min ago
America's National Institute for Standards and Technology has advised abandonment of SMS-based two-factor authentication. That's the gist of the latest draft of its Digital Authentication Guideline, here. Down in section, the document says out-of-band verification using SMS is deprecated and won't appear in future releases of NIST's guidance.

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Remix OS for PC upgraded to Marshmallow, supports more hardware

Remix OS has been putting Android 5.1 on PCs for only half a year, but now users can upgrade their devices to Android Marshmallow. The update also makes the OS compatible with additional NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, which adds support for more than a dozen x86 PCs and laptops. It can be installed on most Intel-based PCs and Macs, although Android and most of its apps will probably always work best on ARM. Read more

Samsung to setup a Tizen Academy in Telangana, India

Samsung originally released their first Tizen smartphone, the Samsung Z1, in India last year and with that move have signalled the importance of the Indian sub-continent to their future Tizen plans. Now, the korean tech giant is looking at setting up a Tizen Academy in the Telangana state in India. Samsung Electronics this month have signed an agreement with the Telangana Academy of Skill and Training (TASK). As part of the deal App developers from the Telangana state will receive special mentoring on the Tizen Operating System (OS). Read more

Phoronix on Latest Linux 4.8 Developments

This $100 smartwatch is powered by Android

The smartwatch market may not be the next big thing as many hoped it would be, but that isn’t stopping countless smaller companies from trying to take a piece of the pie. The latest effort comes from a Chinese company called Mobvoi and is an Android-based smartwatch complete with its own proprietary software and voice assistant. The Ticwatch 2 is launching through a Kickstarter campaign today and is expected to hit retail availability in the US and Europe this fall. The starting price for backers is under $100. Read more