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LXer: ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.4 Released with Updated Dolphin Plugin, Bug Fixes

Saturday 1st of October 2016 12:35:59 AM
ownCloud is still alive and kicking, and they've recently released a new maintenance update of the ownCloud Desktop Client, version 2.2.4, bringing some much-needed improvements and patching various annoying issues.

Reddit: Why my pc is slow on linux

Saturday 1st of October 2016 12:29:54 AM

Hello, i'm currently on w10, which is lightning fast, i also like linux, but i've some trouble, i tried ubuntu and fedora 24 on ssd with a GTX780 & i3 6300. On firefox i always enable multiprocessus tab which allow great fluidity at least on windows, on ubuntu, i tried to change the driver to nvidia etc, and it's still slow,even the OS seems slow, any idea why ? thanks!!

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LXer: Top 5: 10 tips for IoT home automation, Configuration management tools, and more

Friday 30th of September 2016 10:47:20 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight tips for home-IoT projects, a deep dive into configuration management, tips for getting started with Wordpress development, a successful middle school Linux program, and a brief introduction to animation with CSS and JavaScript.Top 5 articles of the week5. Web animation using CSS and JavaScriptread more

Reddit: [How to] Map "in the name of" to sudo -u

Friday 30th of September 2016 10:20:06 PM
alias in='' alias the='' alias name='' alias of='sudo -u ' alias satan='root'

For example:

in the name of satan apt update


in the name of satan bash

Hope you enjoyed!

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Reddit: Let's share our linux friendly laptop preferences.

Friday 30th of September 2016 10:13:07 PM

In light of recent news of laptops having their bios block Linux installations, I would like to know what you guys view as a good Linux friendly laptop. Doesn't matter what the price is, doesn't matter how much power it has, doesn't matter what the specs are. I want to know your personal experiences on laptops running linux, I wanna know it all. Do Dell laptops run linux better than Lenovo, or does Lenovo run it better than ASUS? Let me know. Show me your personal preference. What laptop, what linux distro, what kernel, how old, how new, how cheap, how expensive, everything, share it all.

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Reddit: What reasons to switch to Linux for web development?

Friday 30th of September 2016 09:33:37 PM

What are the reasons for me to switch from OS X to Linux (Debian) for web development more than close to matching my production environment? What more reasons are there?

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TuxMachines: ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.4 Released with Updated Dolphin Plugin, Bug Fixes

Friday 30th of September 2016 09:30:16 PM

ownCloud is still alive and kicking, and they've recently released a new maintenance update of the ownCloud Desktop Client, version 2.2.4, bringing some much-needed improvements and patching various annoying issues.

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Reddit: Understanding switch_to() in Linux for Sparc

Friday 30th of September 2016 09:16:07 PM

I need to implement a simple mini task scheduler running on Sparc and learning from Linux. I am having hard time understanding the switch_to() code which is essential to switch tasks through the scheduler.

For starter, where did %g4 in the beginning of the routine comes from?

#define switch_to(prev, next, last) \ do { save_and_clear_fpu(); \ /* If you are tempted to conditionalize the following */ \ /* so that ASI is only written if it changes, think again. */ \ __asm__ __volatile__("wr %%g0, %0, %%asi" \ : : "r" (task_thread_info(next)->current_ds));\ trap_block[current_thread_info()->cpu].thread = \ task_thread_info(next); \ __asm__ __volatile__( \ "mov %%g4, %%g7\n\t" \ "stx %%i6, [%%sp + 2047 + 0x70]\n\t" \ "stx %%i7, [%%sp + 2047 + 0x78]\n\t" \ "rdpr %%wstate, %%o5\n\t" \ "stx %%o6, [%%g6 + %6]\n\t" \ "stb %%o5, [%%g6 + %5]\n\t" \ "rdpr %%cwp, %%o5\n\t" \ "stb %%o5, [%%g6 + %8]\n\t" \ "wrpr %%g0, 15, %%pil\n\t" \ "mov %4, %%g6\n\t" \ "ldub [%4 + %8], %%g1\n\t" \ "wrpr %%g1, %%cwp\n\t" \ "ldx [%%g6 + %6], %%o6\n\t" \ "ldub [%%g6 + %5], %%o5\n\t" \ "ldub [%%g6 + %7], %%o7\n\t" \ "wrpr %%o5, 0x0, %%wstate\n\t" \ "ldx [%%sp + 2047 + 0x70], %%i6\n\t" \ "ldx [%%sp + 2047 + 0x78], %%i7\n\t" \ "ldx [%%g6 + %9], %%g4\n\t" \ "wrpr %%g0, 14, %%pil\n\t" \ "brz,pt %%o7, switch_to_pc\n\t" \ " mov %%g7, %0\n\t" \ "sethi %%hi(ret_from_fork), %%g1\n\t" \ "jmpl %%g1 + %%lo(ret_from_fork), %%g0\n\t" \ " nop\n\t" \ ".globl switch_to_pc\n\t" \ "switch_to_pc:\n\t" \ : "=&r" (last), "=r" (current), "=r" (current_thread_info_reg), \ "=r" (__local_per_cpu_offset) \ : "0" (task_thread_info(next)), \ "i" (TI_WSTATE), "i" (TI_KSP), "i" (TI_NEW_CHILD), \ "i" (TI_CWP), "i" (TI_TASK) \ : "cc", \ "g1", "g2", "g3", "g7", \ "l1", "l2", "l3", "l4", "l5", "l6", "l7", \ "i0", "i1", "i2", "i3", "i4", "i5", \ "o0", "o1", "o2", "o3", "o4", "o5", "o7"); \ } submitted by /u/sbay
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LinuxToday: Perform Hot Backups on MySQL Databases with Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 30th of September 2016 09:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Percona XtraBackup is an open source backup utility for MySQL.

LXer: Why Good Linux Sysadmins Use Markdown

Friday 30th of September 2016 08:58:42 PM
The life of a Linux system administrator is complex and varied, and you know that documenting your work is a big time-saver. A documentation web server shared by you and your colleagues is a wonderful productivity tool. Most of us know simple HTML, and can whack up a web page as easily as writing plain text. But using Markdown is better.

LinuxToday: Changing the way we design for the web

Friday 30th of September 2016 08:00:00 PM

Rachel Nabors, a CSS animator, will keynote at All Things Open this year, in Raleigh from October 26-27.

LXer: Perform Hot Backup MySQL Database with Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 30th of September 2016 07:10:04 PM
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Phoronix: A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant

Friday 30th of September 2016 06:59:54 PM
In addition to the BUS1 presentation, also exciting from the systemd.conf 2016 conference is a thorough walkthrough of a new wireless daemon for Linux being developed by Intel's Open-Source Technology Center...

Reddit: hey I didn't success as web developer so now what can I do?

Friday 30th of September 2016 06:37:28 PM

Hey I being programming for a while, I used to work for 2 companies in another country and I didn’t even stay there for a 1 year..just 3 months in each one then I move to United States and the only job that I could get, it was a freelancer project for $2 USD/hr.. I work for one month I couldn’t continue working on.

Now I believe that desing web gui interfaces or programming that is not longer for me. I feel more confortable dealing with data stuff like mysql, sqpserver I understand how to design a database. And about command line I like it work with that tool, my real question is what are the certifications that I can do to get a job. I don't want to go to colleage but it seems that is my only alternative.


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Phoronix: BUS1, The Successor To KDBUS, Formally Unveiled -- Aiming For Mainline Linux Kernel

Friday 30th of September 2016 06:30:11 PM
BUS1 has been in development as an in-kernel IPC mechanism building off the failed KDBUS project. An "RFC" will soon be sent out to Linux kernel developers about BUS1 and the subject will be discussed at next month's Kernel Summit...

Reddit: Cinnamon 3.0 - See What's New

Friday 30th of September 2016 06:04:25 PM

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: KDE


  • 4 Useful Cinnamon Desktop Applets
    The Cinnamon desktop environment is incredibly popular, and for good reason. Out of the box it offers a clean, fast and well configured desktop experience. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a little better with a few nifty extras. And that’s where Cinnamon Applets come in. Like Unity’s Indicator Applets and GNOME Extensions, Cinnamon Applets let you add additional functionality to your desktop quickly and easily.
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest
    The hackfest is aimed to raise the standard of the overall core experience in GNOME, this includes the core apps like Documents, Files, Music, Photos and Videos, etc. In particular, we want to identify missing features and sore points that needs to be addressed and the interaction between apps and the desktop. Making the core apps push beyond the limits of the framework and making them excellent will not only be helpful for the GNOME desktop experience, but also for 3rd party apps, where we will implement what they are missing and also serve as an example of what an app could be.
  • This Week in GTK+ – 21
    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 335 commits, with 13631 lines added and 37699 lines removed.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Puppet Unveils New Docker Build and Phased Deployments
    Puppet released a number of announcements today including the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build and a new version of Puppet Enterprise, which features phased deployments and situational awareness. In April, Puppet began helping people deploy and manage things like Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and CoreOS. Now the shift is helping people manage the services that are running on top of those environments.
  • 9 reasons not to install Nagios in your company
  • Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes
    At LinuxCon Europe in Berlin I gave a talk about Kubernetes titled "Why I love Kubernetes? Top 10 reasons." The response was great, and several folks asked me to write a blog about it. So here it is, with the first five reasons in this article and the others to follow. As a quick introduction, Kubernetes is "an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications" often referred to as a container orchestrator.
  • Website-blocking attack used open-source software
    Mirai gained notoriety after the Krebs attack because of the bandwidth it was able to generate — a record at well over 600 gigabits a second, enough to send the English text of Wikipedia three times in two seconds. Two weeks later, the source code for Mirai was posted online for free.
  • Alibaba’s Blockchain Email Repository Gains Technology from Chinese Open Source Startup
    Onchain, an open-source blockchain based in Shanghai, will provide technology for Alibaba’s first blockchain supported email evidence repository. Onchain allows fast re-constructions for public, permissioned (consortium) or private blockchains and will eventually enable interoperability among these modes. Its consortium chain product, the Law Chain, will provide technology for Ali Cloud, Alibaba’s computing branch. Ali Cloud has integrated Onchain’s Antshares blockchain technology to provide an enterprise-grade email repository. Onchain provides the bottom-layer framework for Ali Cloud, including its open-source blockchain capabilities, to enable any company to customize its own enterprise-level blockchain.
  • Netflix on Firefox for Linux
    If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use DRM for HTML5 media should now just work, such as Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, the Netflix crew haven't 'flicked a switch' yet behind the scenes for Firefox on Linux, meaning if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser at the moment, you'll likely just come across the old Silverlight error page. But there is a workaround. For some reason, Netflix still expects Silverlight when it detects the user is running Firefox, despite the fact that the latest Firefox builds for Linux now support the HTML5 DRM plugin.
  • IBM Power Systems solution for EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server
    The primary focus of this article is on the use, configuration, and optimization of PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server running on the IBM® Power Systems™ servers featuring the new IBM POWER8® processor technology. Note: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 operating system was used. The scope of this article is to provide information on how to build and set up of PostgreSQL database from open source and also install and configure EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server on an IBM Power® server for better use. EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server on IBM Power Systems running Linux® is based on the open source database, PostgreSQL, and is capable of handling a wide variety of high-transaction and heavy-reporting workloads.
  • Valgrind 3.12 Released With More Improvements For Memory Debugging/Checking
  • [Valgrind] Release 3.12.0 (20 October 2016)
  • Chain Launches Open Source Developer Platform [Ed: If it’s openwashing, then no doubt Microsoft is involved]
  • LLVM Still Looking At Migration To GitHub
    For the past number of months the LLVM project has been considering a move from their SVN-based development process to Git with a focus on GitHub. That effort continues moving forward.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released With File Manager Improvements
    Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment for BSD and Linux. We show you what's new in its latest release, and how you can install it on Ubuntu.
  • Study: Administrations unaware of IT vendor lock-in
    Public policy makers in Sweden have limited insight on how IT project can lead to IT vendor lock-in, a study conducted for the Swedish Competition Authority shows. “An overwhelming majority of the IT projects conducted by schools and public sector organisations refer to specific software without considering lock-in and different possible negative consequences”, the authors conclude.
  • How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
    Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
  • Where to find the world's best programmers
    One source of data about programmers' skills is HackerRank, a company that poses programming challenges to a community of more than a million coders and also offers recruitment services to businesses. Using information about how successful coders from different countries are at solving problems across a wide range of domains (such as "algorithms" or "data structures" or specific languages such as C++ or Java), HackerRank's data suggests that, overall, the best developers come from China, followed closely by Russia. Alarmingly, and perhaps unexpectedly, the United States comes in at 28th place.

OSS in the Back End

  • AtScale Delivers Findings on BI-Plus-Hadoop
    Business intelligence is the dominant use-case for IT organizations implementing Hadoop, according to a report from the folks at AtScale. The benchmark study also shows which tools in the Haddop ecosystem are best for particular types of BI queries. As we've reported before, tools that demystify and function as useful front-ends and connectors for the open source Hadoop project are much in demand. AtScale, billed as “the first company to allow business users to do business intelligence on Hadoop,” focused its study on the strengths and weaknesses of the industry’s most popular analytical engines for Hadoop – Impala, SparkSQL, Hive and Presto.
  • Study Says OpenStack at Scale Can Produce Surprising Savings
    Revenues from OpenStack-based businesses are poised to grow by 35 percent a year to more than $5 billion by 2020, according to analysts at 451 Research. In its latest Cloud Price Index, 451 Research analyzes the costs associated with using various cloud options to determine when it becomes better value to use a self-managed private cloud instead of public or managed cloud services. The idea is to createa complex pricing model that takes into consideration the major factors impacting total cost of ownership (TCO), including salaries and workload requirements.The 451 study found that because of the prevalence of suitably qualified administrators, commercial private cloud offerings such as VMware and Microsoft currently offer a lower TCO when labor efficiency is below 400 virtual machines managed per engineer. But where labor efficiency is greater than this, OpenStack becomes more financially attractive. In fact, past this tipping point, all private cloud options are cheaper than both public cloud and managed private cloud options.
  • How OpenStack mentoring breaks down cultural barriers
    Victoria Martinez de la Cruz is no stranger to OpenStack's mentorship opportunities. It's how she got her own start in OpenStack, and now a few years later is helping to coordinate many of these opportunities herself. She is speaking on a panel on mentoring and internships later this week at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Spain. In this interview, we catch up with Victoria to learn more about the details of what it's like to be a part of an open source internship, as well as some helpful advice for people on both sides of the mentoring process.