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Reddit: Why do fonts look better in linux?

Saturday 26th of August 2017 12:19:59 PM

Has anyone had this observation? It seems like pretty much all fonts look "better" (?) in GNU/Linux distros compared to Mac and especially Windows. I don't know what "better" is, it just looks more aethetically appealing to my eye. Why is that? As a programmer, I wonder what algorithm affects this and why don't Microsoft use it...

If it's relavant: I use archlinux.

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Phoronix: Ubuntu 17.10 Enters The Feature Freeze

Saturday 26th of August 2017 12:01:55 PM
Ubuntu 17.10, the Artful Aardvark, has crossed into the feature freeze this week...

Phoronix: Haiku Made Progress On Btrfs Support This Summer

Saturday 26th of August 2017 11:48:19 AM
One of the Google Summer of Code projects this summer for the BeOS-inspired Haiku operating system was on porting the Btrfs file-system...

Phoronix: Sticklyst Shows How KDE Frameworks Can Be Used On The Web

Saturday 26th of August 2017 11:33:01 AM
Qt/KDE developer Daniel Nicoletti has written "Sticklyst" to show how KDE Frameworks 5 code can be used to construct web sites/applications...

LXer: 12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:41:02 AM
There are lots of reasons why you might want to learn how to build apps using Apple’s open-source Swift language, including ease of use, security and speed.

TuxMachines: Lumina desktop – Show me the light

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:00:21 AM

The good thing about Qt (as a framework and technology) is that it powers so many interesting products seamlessly, quietly, unassumingly. The bad thing is, sometimes you may use something that has Qt DNA, and yet, you wouldn’t know it unless explicitly told. Such is the case with the Lumina desktop.

This less-known desktop environment powers mostly BSD operating systems, but it does not seem to have caught on in the Linux world that much. At the moment, you are most likely to find it gracing TrueOS, which uses it as its default interface. And yet, with modern architecture under the hood, it could be a suitable alternative to other mainstream desktop environments. Let’s see what gives.

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LXer: Top 5: A powerful sysadmin tool, deploying serverless apps with Ansible, and more

Saturday 26th of August 2017 08:46:40 AM
In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Foreman sysadmin tool, tips for building more open startups, an open source game jam, and more

LXer: How To Check Apache Web Server Uptime In Linux

Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:52:18 AM
Two easy ways to check Apache web server uptime in Linux.

Reddit: What version of Linux should I install?

Saturday 26th of August 2017 05:33:06 AM

So I'm trying to decide between user friendlyness and raw power. My scenario is that I want to learn how to use the linux command line because I think it's a good skill to have but on the other hand I also want some user friendlyness to make my life easier.

When I was a kid I had Linux Mint because my dad hated windows and mac at the same time. He got it because it was said to be the most user friendly version of Linux and I used it because I thought it was cool. I was 6 at the time.

Anyways, on the other end of the spectrum there's some version of Linux I probably havent heard of that is what all the "leetest haxxors" use or whatever.

So basically if I just want to learn the command line (while getting at least like 75% of the full experience) and also navigate the OS comfurtably, which version should I get?

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LXer: How to Install OrientDB NoSQL Database on CentOS 7

Saturday 26th of August 2017 04:57:56 AM
OrientDB is a free and open source NoSQL database management system. Unlike relational database management systems which store the data in a relational tabular form, NoSQL stores data in other than the tabular form which can be document form or Graph form. This tutorial shows you how to install OrientDB on CentOS 7.

LXer: Harvey: Hurricane Preparation Tips for Data Center Managers

Saturday 26th of August 2017 03:03:34 AM
As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas coast, expected to make landfall around Corpus Christi either tonight or Saturday morning as a dangerous Category 3 storm, the men and women who work in data centers in the area are undoubtedly earning overtime as they prepare for the storm’s onslaught. Keeping data centers operational during natural disasters can be critical to the health and safety of the affected area’s residents, as they supply the lines of communications for many first responders and provide access to valuable information about weather conditions and the state of the area’s infrastructure.

Reddit: Ubuntu's GNOME is taking shape

Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:58:29 AM

LinuxToday: Linux-based security phone to ship with source code

Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: Purism is crowdfunding a security minded "Librem 5" smartphone that runs Linux on an i.MX6 or i.MX8, and offers a 5-inch screen and privacy protections.

Reddit: Dark themed open source Evernote desktop app

Saturday 26th of August 2017 01:39:48 AM

LXer: 'fdisk' Command To Manage Disk Partitions In Linux

Saturday 26th of August 2017 01:09:12 AM
?Fdisk?(fixed disk or format disk) is a text-based command-line utility for viewing and managing hard disk partitions on Linux. Using fdisk you can view, create, resize, delete, change, copy and move partitions.

Reddit: Ideal Linux-based phone

Saturday 26th of August 2017 12:01:12 AM

Hello all, this question is not about Linux, but about your phone. What do you mostly lack in your phone? It's not about some apps, it's about such properties like usability, good and intuitive UX, flexible hardware configuration, privacy, openness, lack of apps, integration with desktop, lack of environment (synchronization with other devices and information exchange), etc. Please, think carefully about it - what do you mostly lack in your phone?

I hope, your answers will help people, who want to create an ideal phone, to set the right goals and to create a really wanted product.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 25th of August 2017 11:32:08 PM

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Programming: Programming Skills, Beignet OpenCL Now Supports LLVM 5.0, DRUD Tech Releases DDEV Community

  • The Four Layers of Programming Skills
    When learning how to code for the first time, there's a common misconception that learning how to code is primarily about learning the syntax of a programming language. That is, learning how the special symbols, keywords, and characters must be written in the right order for the language to run without errors. However, focusing only on knowledge of syntax is a bit like practicing to write a novel by only studying grammar and spelling. Grammar and spelling are needed to write a novel, but there are many other layers of skills that are needed in order to write an original, creative novel. [...] This is the layer that is most often focused on in the early learning phase. Syntax skills essentially means how to read and write a programming language using the rules for how different characters must be used for the code to actually work.
  • Beignet OpenCL Now Supports LLVM 5.0
    For those making use of Beignet for Intel graphics OpenCL acceleration on Linux, it finally has added support for LLVM 5.0. Beignet doesn't tend to support new LLVM versions early but rather a bit notorious for their tardiness in supporting new LLVM releases. LLVM 5.0 has been out for two weeks, so Beignet Git has moved on to adding support for LLVM 5. There were Beignet changes to libocl and GBE for enabling the LLVM 5.0 support.
  • DRUD Tech Releases DDEV Community, the Premier Open Source Toolkit to Simplify End-to-End Web Development Processes

Microsoft EEE

  • Why the Windows Subsystem for Linux Matters to You – Even if You Don’t Use it [Ed: Microsoft pulling an EEE on GNU/Linux matters. Sure it does... while suing GNU/Linux with software patents Microsoft says it "loves Linux".]
  • Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel
    In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enabled by default for the Ubuntu Cloud images running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, and Canonical vows to offer the same level of support as the rest of its Ubuntu kernels until the operating system reaches end of life.

Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

  • Kubernetes Snaps: The Quick Version
    When we built the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK), one of our goals was to provide snap packages for the various Kubernetes clients and services: kubectl, kube-apiserver, kubelet, etc. While we mainly built the snaps for use in CDK, they are freely available to use for other purposes as well. Let’s have a quick look at how to install and configure the Kubernetes snaps directly.
  • Kubernetes is Transforming Operations in the Enterprise
    At many organizations, managing containerized applications at scale is the order of the day (or soon will be). And few open source projects are having the impact in this arena that Kubernetes is. Above all, Kubernetes is ushering in “operations transformation” and helping organizations make the transition to cloud-native computing, says Craig McLuckie co-founder and CEO of Heptio and a co-founder of Kubernetes at Google, in a recent free webinar, ‘Getting to Know Kubernetes.’ Kubernetes was created at Google, which donated the open source project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
  • Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined. It’s not every day you see this group of companies agree on anything, but as Kubernetes has developed into an essential industry tool, each of these companies sees it as a necessity to join the CNCF and support its mission. This is partly driven by customer demand and partly by the desire to simply have a say in how Kubernetes and other related cloud-native technologies are developed.
  • The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options
    As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run sophisticated applications. The first is the move to the cloud. This topic has been discussed so much that I won’t try to add anything new. We all know it’s happening, and we all know that its impact is huge.
  • Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up
    I hope this description of levels in systems administration has been helpful as you plan your own career. When it comes to gaining experience, nothing quite beats making your own mistakes and having to recover from them yourself. At the same time, it sure is a lot easier to invite battle-hardened senior sysadmins to beers and learn from their war stories. I hope this series in Sysadmin 101 fundamentals has been helpful for those of you new to the sysadmin trenches, and also I hope it helps save you from having to learn from your own mistakes as you move forward in your career.

Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

  • PostgreSQL 10 RC1 Released
    The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the first release candidate of version 10 is available for download. As a release candidate, 10 RC 1 should be identical to the final release of the new version. It contains fixes for all known issues found during testing, so users should test and report any issues that they find.
  • PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives
    PostgreSQL 10 has been queuing up improvements to declarative partitioning, logical replication support, an improved parallel query system, SCRAM authentication, performance speed-ups, hash indexes are now WAL, extended statistics, new integrity checking tools, smart connection handling, and many other promising improvements. Our earlier performance tests of Postgre 10 during its beta phase showed some speed-ups over PostgreSQL 9.
  • Pivotal Greenplum Analytic Database Adds Multicloud Support
    Pivotal’s latest release of its Greenplum analytic database includes multicloud support and, for the first time, is based entirely on open source code. In 2015, the company open sourced the core of Pivotal Greenplum as the Greenplum Database project. “This is the first commercially available release that we are shipping with the open source project truly at its core,” said Elisabeth Hendrickson, VP of data research and development at Pivotal.