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TuxMachines: Bodhi Linux review

Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:23:05 PM

Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu-based distro that appeared on the scene back in 2011. Its system requirements are among the lowest out there for any desktop Linux flavour. It can even run on a non-PAE CPU with 128MB of RAM and a 300MHz processor.

We didn’t have one of those lying around, but we did have a pretty old and dusty PC which we could test it on. The OS boasts a simple Ubiquity install process (just like you get on Ubuntu) and it’s a thoroughly usable, and not at all bad-looking, distro.

Also: Best power user Linux distros in 2017: 5 reviewed and rated

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TuxMachines: Fresh Supply of FOSS FUD

Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:11:58 PM
  • Think open source software is free? Think again… [Ed: Think open source FUD is dead? Think again… gymnastics in logic and cherry-picking]
  • Open Source: Not Pragmatic After All? [Ed: FUD that is repeating Microsoft talking points and dirty tricks in Munich, pretending that proprietary software never ceases development]

    Another open-source project, the Mozilla-backed (and Dipert-beloved) Thunderbird email client also mentioned as atypically thriving in my late-2012 blog post, is now also struggling. As is Firefox itself, which recently wound down its Firefox OS-for-smartphones efforts and is also facing browser add-on developer defections due to its embrace of Chrome-model APIs and other changes. Even mighty Linux is struggling with developer-induced bugs. Wonder if all this uncertainty is behind longstanding open-source poster child Munich, Germany's reconsideration of Microsoft products?

  • You Can’t Get Around Code Scanning if You Care About Open Source Licenses [Ed: Let's just pretend there are no issues associated with proprietary licensing, renewal, patching etc.]

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LXer: Install multiple Odoo instances on a single machine

Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:07:55 PM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install multiple Odoo instances on a single Ubuntu 16.04 VPS using a python virtual environment.

Phoronix: UKSM Is Still Around For Data Deduplication Of The Linux Kernel

Saturday 25th of February 2017 03:50:00 PM
Several years back we wrote about Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging (UKSM) for data de-duplication within the Linux kernel for transparently scanning all application memory and de-duping it where possible. While the original developer is no longer active, a new developer has been maintaining the work and continues to support it on the latest Linux kernel releases...

TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Saturday 25th of February 2017 03:15:51 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel News

Saturday 25th of February 2017 03:07:58 PM
  • Linux Foundation smushes two smaller projects together to form Open Networking Automation Platform

    The Linux Foundation announced yesterday that it had combined open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project into ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, with the aim of helping users automate network service delivery, design, and service through a unified standard.

    Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that ONAP should be a boon to enterprise IT departments, thanks to improved speed and flexibility.

  • Linux Foundation merges Open Source ECOMP, OPEN-O, further harmonizes virtualization group efforts

    Open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) have merged to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, further harmonizing the ever-growing array of disparate virtualization groups.

    ONAP will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.

  • I am a Cranky, White, Male Feminist

    Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so much the specific content of the article that got me thinking, but instead the level of discourse that it “inspired” on the Facebook thread that pointed me there (I will not link to it as it is unpleasant and reflects poorly on The Linux Foundation, an organization which is in most circumstances largely benevolent).

  • encyclopedia snabb and the case of the foreign drivers

    Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now.

    What's Snabb all about you say? Good question and I have a nice answer for you in video and third-party textual form! This year I managed to make it to linux.conf.au in lovely Tasmania. Tasmania is amazing, with wild wombats and pademelons and devils and wallabies and all kinds of things, and they let me talk about Snabb.

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Phoronix: systemd 233 Is Around The Corner With More Additions, Changes

Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:19:20 PM
Systemd 233 is expected to be released in the days ahead and as usual it's packing new features and various additions...

LXer: A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi

Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:13:33 PM
There is a lot of good work and potential in the latest Ubuntu MATE image for the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, my experience with testing it out showed that it isn’t quite there yet to be considered as a serious alternative to Raspbian.

Phoronix: Better Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support Is Landing For Linux 4.11

Saturday 25th of February 2017 01:28:16 PM
Better support for Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 are among the changes to find with the platform-drivers-x86 updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel...

Phoronix: Experimental Patches Revised For AMDGPU HDMI Stereo 3D, DAL/DC Now Supported

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:43:45 PM
Last month an independent contributor to the AMD Linux graphics stack posted AMDGPU patches for HDMI Stereo 3D support within this open-source Radeon DRM driver. Those patches were rather dismissed in part because they didn't implement the support along the new DAL/DC display code-paths, but that has now changed...

Phoronix: Git 2.12 Ships With A Variety Of Changes

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:26:15 PM
Junio Hamano announced on Friday the release of Git 2.12.0...

Phoronix: OpenRISC For Linux 4.11 Gets Some Optimizations, Prepares For SMP

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:21:09 PM
OpenRISC continues advancing with its sights on being a free and open processor for embedded systems using the RISC instruction set architecture...

LXer: Persistent Memory Usage in Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:19:11 PM
In most cases, when a machine crashes or fails, we lose whatever we had loaded into memory, which for some applications can result in quite a bit of time and effort to recover when the system comes back online. At LinuxCon Europe, Maciej Maciejewski, Senior Software Engineer at Intel, talked about how persistent memory can be used to retain its contents after a power failure.

Phoronix: MD RAID Optimizations, Btrfs Fixes For Linux 4.11

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:06:54 PM
The MD pull request was submitted on Friday for the Linux 4.11 kernel as were the Btrfs file-system changes...

LXer: Peek – Create a Animated GIF Recorder in Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 10:36:15 AM
Peek is a free, open source tool that create/record a selection of your screen to an animated GIF image on Unix like operating system.

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    Have you heard about software in cars that run on embedded devices? Do you think that creating such software might be challenging? Well, welcome to a complete new world of complexity, welcome to the world of agriculture machines! For many years, automatic steering (on fields), terminals to control the complex mechanical operations of a self-driving 16 ton combine harvester on a soft ground, and self-optimization systems to optimize any tiny bit of your harvester, are key demands from customers. I, myself, am working at CLAAS E-Systems, the electronics and software department within the CLAAS group. Our group is well known for being among the leading manufacturers for combine harvesters, tractors and forage harvesters.
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    With Qt 5.8's Qt Wayland Compositor Framework taking shape, more developers are beginning to tailor a Qt Wayland compositor to their use-cases. One of those is a company specializing in farm equipment like combine harvesters, tractors, and harvesters. As a guest post on the official Qt blog, developer Andreas Cord-Landwehr of CLAAS E-Systems talked up Qt Wayland for their purposes in the highly-regulated agriculture industry.
  • KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes
    The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1. KDevelop 5.1 is now the most advanced stable version of the application, which is written entirely in Qt and designed to be used on various GNU/Linux distributions that usually ship with the KDE Plasma desktop environment, but also on the latest releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system.