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LXer: Black Duck and North Bridge find that today, and tomorrow, belong to open source

Thursday 28th of April 2016 02:16:15 PM
65 percent of companies are using open source for development, while 55 percent are using it in their production infrastructure. Any doubters still that Linux and open-source software rule the enterprise software world?

TuxMachines: Pupils win Linux scholarships

Thursday 28th of April 2016 01:55:44 PM

He added that Nigeria being the only certified Red Hat training partner in West Africa, aims at bringing Linux (using Red Hat as a standard) to Nigerian students by providing them with Linux administration modules while focusing on core administration tasks.

Already, two institutions, Yaba College of Technology (Computer Science Department) and The University of Lagos (Systems Engineering Department) are set to introduce Linux as a course from next session.

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LXer: A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'

Thursday 28th of April 2016 01:19:04 PM
In a recent article in Government Computer News, I looked at the challenge of reshaping federal IT with open source without go-it-alone government-off-the-shelf approaches to open source software.read more

LXer: Ready, set, litigate: Judge sets time limits for Oracle v. Google rematch

Thursday 28th of April 2016 12:21:53 PM
Lawyers for Google and Oracle fought over the final details of their upcoming copyright trial today, debating issues of courtroom technology, time limits, and what type of evidence jurors will see.

Reddit: netdata multi-server real-time dashboard

Thursday 28th of April 2016 12:20:41 PM

Phoronix: Igalia Posts Intel vertex_attrib_64bit Mesa Driver Patches, Close To OpenGL 4.1+

Thursday 28th of April 2016 12:02:39 PM
While the Intel Mesa driver remains at OpenGL 3.3 due to missing FP64 support, that code continues to be worked on by Igalia and Intel's OTC developers. Patches for a related extension, ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit, have also now been published that will clear Intel's Mesa driver requirements for OpenGL 4.1...

Reddit: Hacking the Casio Ex-word

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:49:49 AM

Has anyone ever hacked one of these before to run linux: http://casio.jp/exword/

Saw a Japanese girl at my hostel using one. They are really cute (typical japan) little dictionary machines. I think it would be a really nice device to run linux on. Small gaming machine / personal diary or something, since its offline.

Btw... does anyone know the basis of how you even begin to port something to a proprietary device? Some reverse-engineering magic? Is any special hardware needed?

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software Releases

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:36:25 AM
  • RcppRedis 0.1.7

    A new release of RcppRedis arrived on CRAN today. And just like for the previous release, Russell Pierce contributed a lot of changes via several pull requests which make for more robust operations. In addition, we have started to add support for MessagePack by relying on our recently-announced RcppMsgPack package.

  • Announcing git-cinnabar 0.3.2

    Git-cinnabar is a git remote helper to interact with mercurial repositories. It allows to clone, pull and push from/to mercurial remote repositories, using git.

  • Google Summer Of Code 2016

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:34:49 AM
  • Where did we all go wrong? And why doesn't anyone remember?

    But we didn't pursue them. We replaced them with something cheaper -- with Unix machines, an OS only a nerd could love. And then we replaced the Unix machines with something cheaper still -- the IBM PC, a machine so poor that the £125 ZX Spectrum had better graphics and sound.

    And now, we all use descendants of that. Generally acknowledged as one of the poorest, most-compromised machines, based on descendants of one of the poorest, most-compromised CPUs.

    Yes, over the 40 years since then, most of rough edges have been polished out. The machines are now small, fast, power-frugal with tons of memory and storage, with great graphics and sound. But it's taken decades to get here.

    And the OSes have developed. Now they're feature-rich, fairly friendly, really very robust considering the stone-age stuff they're built from.

    But if we hadn't spent 3 or 4 decades making a pig's ear into silk purse -- if we'd started with a silk purse instead -- where might we have got to by now?

  • Your Beard Doesn’t Intimidate Me Anymore!
  • Understanding Your HPC Application Needs

    Many HPC applications began as single processor (single core) programs. If these applications take too long on a single core or need more memory than is available, they need to be modified so they can run on scalable systems. Fortunately, many of the important (and most used) HPC applications are already available for scalable systems. Not all applications require large numbers of cores for effective performance, while others are highly scalable.

  • 5 Container as a Service Tools You Should Know About

    In a previous article on next-generation cloud technologies, I mentioned Containers as a Service (CaaS), which provides a framework to manage container and application deployment.

  • Don't Worry About IBM's Mainframe Sales Collapse

    For those who know little about International Business Machines , the company's hulking System Z mainframe computers may seem like little more than a relic. The 42% year-over-year decline in System Z sales during IBM's first quarter would appear to offer proof that the mainframe business is struggling.

    But investors shouldn't worry about this mainframe sales collapse. It's happened before, and it will happen again. IBM's System Z product cycle, which sees new models introduced every few years, induces an extreme amount of sales volatility as clients rush to upgrade. While IBM doesn't report System Z sales numbers directly, the company does report year-over-year performance, and that allows us to see that the big drop in sales during the first quarter is nothing out of the ordinary.

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TuxMachines: Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:32:32 AM
  • See How Your Linux GPU Compares To Various GeForce GPUs With NVIDIA 364.19

    While waiting for today's release of Tomb Raider on Linux, for which I just posted various NVIDIA Tomb Raider benchmarks on Ubuntu, I was running some other OpenGL benchmarks.

    One of the benchmark runs I did with various graphics cards this morning while waiting for Tomb Raider was the well known and demanding Unigine Valley demo. Tests were done with various Kepler and Maxwell GeForce graphics cards while using the brand new NVIDIA 364.19 driver on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86_64.

  • X.Org Foundation Election Results

    Two questions were up for voting, 4 seats on the Board of Directors and approval of the amended By-Laws to join SPI.

    Congratulations to our reelected and new board members Egbert Eich, Alex Deucher, Keith Packard and Bryce Harrington. Thanks a lot to Lucas Stach for running. And also big thanks to our outgoing board member Matt Dew, who stepped down for personal reasons.

  • X.Org Members Approve Becoming Part Of The SPI Organization

    The results just are in of the 2016 X.Org Foundation elections and the members have voted to become part of the SPI. The foundation thus is basically becoming dissolved to become part of Software in the Public Interest.

    After last year's vote failed for the X.Org Foundation to merge with the SPI due to not reaching the two-thirds quorum to change the by-laws, this year was a success: 61 of the 65 members voted.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:31:09 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:29:53 AM

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LXer: Tails 2.3 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:24:42 AM
Upgrades and changes: You can now copy and paste your GnuPG passphrases into the pinentry dialog, for example from KeePassX or the clipboard. Upgrade Tor Browser to 5.5.5. Upgrade I2P to 0.9.25. Upgrade Electrum from 2.5.4 to 2.6.3. Fixed problems: Clarify that users migrating from Claws Mail to Icedove should delete all their Claws Mail data to remove the warning when starting Icedove. Make both panes of Onion Circuits scrollable to fix display issues on smaller screens.

TuxMachines: Devices and Android

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:22:22 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS, Transparency, and Sharing

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:21:15 AM

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TuxMachines: Development News

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:19:21 AM

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:18:50 AM
  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses, operator says

    A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.

    The Gundremmingen plant, located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Munich, is run by the German utility RWE (RWEG.DE).

    The viruses, which include "W32.Ramnit" and "Conficker", were discovered at Gundremmingen's B unit in a computer system retrofitted in 2008 with data visualization software associated with equipment for moving nuclear fuel rods, RWE said.

    Malware was also found on 18 removable data drives, mainly USB sticks, in office computers maintained separately from the plant's operating systems. RWE said it had increased cyber-security measures as a result.

  • Death of the enterprise VPN - if remote access is not secure what comes next? [iophk: "Spam. Besides, if an app cannot be put on the net without a VPN then it does not belong on the net in the first place."]

    VPNs are the backbone of enterprise remote access and yet their security limitations are starting to pile up. The problem is that the very thing that once made them so useful, network access, is now their biggest weakness. As the 2014 attacks on retailers Target and Home Depot painfully illustrate, this architecture can easily be exploited by attackers armed with stolen credentials to move around networks from within in ways that are difficult to spot until it’s too late.

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LXer: Tomb Raider 2013 Reboot Officially Released for Steam on Linux and SteamOS

Thursday 28th of April 2016 09:30:20 AM
After being in the works for more than a month, the thrilling Tomb Raider 2013 reboot developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix has been successfully ported to Linux.

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