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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation Backs HPE’s Open Source Switch OS

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:19:28 PM

OpenSwitch, the operating system for data center network switches Hewlett-Packard Enterprise launched last year as an open source project together with a number of other networking heavyweights, has become an official Linux Foundation project, the foundation announced today.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:12:30 PM
  • PlayStation Emulator Gets Experimental OpenGL Renderer

    RetroArch has announced their first release of the Mednafen/Beetle PSX HW PlayStation emulator for Linux and other operating systems.

    The Mednafen PSX HW core is significant in that its added an OpenGL renderer utilizing an OpenGL 3.3 core context. This PlayStation emulator now supports rendering on the GPU and is said to be one of the first doing so for PSX that is based upon modern OpenGL. This GPU renderer is based upon the work done by Rustation, a Rust-written PlayStation emulator.

  • Rotorcross, an open source multirotor racing simulator has a Linux version
  • Salt and Sanctuary, a haunting 2D action RPG looks like it could come to Linux

    Salt and Sanctuary is a very stylish looking 2D action RPG with haunting visuals and fast paced combat. Looks like Ethan Lee is having a go at porting it.

  • Benchmark: Video Games Now Realistic Enough For Racing Games To Factor Into Racing Certs

    Normally, when we talk about any issue involving how realistic video games are becoming as an art form, those stories revolve around either the decrying of realistic violence within the games or occasionally governments attempting to use realistic game footage to pimp their own fictional military capabilities. But, while those stories often come off as silly, those examples and their like are not the only benchmarks for just how realistic gaming is becoming. Other examples involve games reaching a realism level high enough to open the door to real-life application.

    Serving as a recent example of this is the latest from racing game giant Gran Turismo, which has achieved enough realism to earn it a partnership with Formula One Racing as a sort of proving ground for racers to get their license with the professional racing organization.

  • Wine Staging Now Lets Linux Users Launch DOOM 2016 on Their Computers

    The team behind Wine Staging, a special version of the Wine (Wine is Not an Emulator) software that lets Linux users play Windows games and use Windows apps on their PCs, has released Wine Staging 1.9.11.

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Linux.com: Bring Networking Projects Under A Common Umbrella, Urges Cisco's Dave Ward

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:10:34 PM

As a “networking guy," Cisco CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect Dave Ward finds it frustrating that today, although somebody can fire up an application and ask for CPU, RAM and storage, but they can't even ask for bandwidth. They have very simple networking primitives all the way up to the PaaS (Platform as a Service) layer.

TuxMachines: Gnuisance 4.0, Plasma Features, Augmented Reality

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:46:28 AM

gNewSense 4.0 was released at the beginning of May and today blogger DarkDuck said it's still a gnuisance due to the lack of drivers. Elsewhere, LinuxConfig.org looked at the features of KDE Plasma and Linux Laptop leader System 76 CEO Carl Richell used Linux to augment reality. The Linux Setup interviewed Korora contributor Jim Dean and Matt Hartley sent another love-letter to Ubuntu.

Also: gNewSense: past 5 years, same nuisance

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Phoronix: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Soon Switching To Linux 4.6, Clear Linux Already On 4.6

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:38:09 AM
Linux 4.6 was officially released two weeks ago and already this exciting upgrade to the kernel has begun appearing in rolling-release distributions...

TuxMachines: Korora review

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:32:05 AM

Since its inception back in 2005, Korora has undergone numerous updates, been abandoned, rescued from obscurity and has recently been revamped into something completely new. To say it has gone on a journey would be an understatement, but the finished product proves to be one of the better entry-level distros out there.

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Reddit: How (and Why) to Log Your Entire Bash History

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:29:59 AM

TuxMachines: Cumulus Linux 3.0 NOS now in the wild

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:29:09 AM

Cumulus Linux is touting a bunch of heavyweights as supporting the latest iteration of its white-box Linux.

On board for the launch of the Cumulus Linux 3.0 network operating system are Dell, EdgeCore Networks, Mellanox, Penguin Computing, and Supermicro.

For Cumulus, one of the biggest aspects of the launch is that version 3.0 is 100 Gbps Ethernet-capable, something it reckons will be important for the data centre market.

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Reddit: Why did ArchLinux embrace Systemd?

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:22:31 AM

Phoronix: Wayland 1.12 Planned For Release In September

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:21:51 AM
When announcing the release yesterday of Wayland/Weston 1.11, Bryce Harrington at Samsung also laid out the release plans for Wayland 1.12...

LXer: Linux vs. Windows device driver model: architecture, APIs and build environment comparison

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:14:25 AM
Device drivers are parts of the operating system that facilitate usage of hardware devices via certain programming interface so that software applications can control and operate the devices. As each driver is specific to a particular operating system, you need separate Linux, Windows, or Unix device drivers to enable the use of your device on...

LXer: LAMP server setup on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 09:20:03 AM
The following quick tutorial will provide you with the information on how to configure LAMP ( Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP ) server on the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux. This guide consists of the three simple to follow steps: installation, database setup and testing.

LXer: Linux Howto: Dig Deeper Into DNS

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 08:22:52 AM
In this article I will briefly explore the powerful “dig” utility. For anyone that hasn't used in the command in the past hopefully this insight into dig will give a useful overview of what its features can be used for. And, for those that have utilised dig in the past hopefully this article will be a reminder of its versatility and extensive functionality.

Reddit: Difference between snap and flatpak

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 07:30:50 AM

What are the differences between snap and flatpak? And why the community is developing both, isn't this going to cause more fragmentation ?

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LXer: Open source Micro:bit SBC now available for pre-order

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 07:25:41 AM
The BBC Micro:bit SBC, which has already been given out free to a million U.K. school kids, is now available for pre-order from several online resellers. BBC.com reported this morning that the tiny Micro:bit microcontroller board, which “is already being delivered, free, to one million Year 7 children in schools across the UK,” is now “going on sale to the general public.”

LXer: ownCloud Gets Its' Own Foundation

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 06:28:30 AM
The open-source ownCloud storage project has had a tumultuous 2016 so far, with the public exit of founder Frank Karlitschek from ownCloud Inc on April 27. Today in what really does feel like a 'knee-jerk' reaction, ownCloud Inc announced the formation of an ownCloudownCloud Foundation.

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux. Read more

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements
    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more