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Reddit: New to Linux: Dual-boot work and casual OS?

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 03:36:03 PM

So after having to do my second hard reset of my laptop due to windows 10 crashing in the past 4 months, I'm considering moving to a linux based OS. After exploring some of the options, I've found some nice options, as well as a few ideas.

I stumbled across Ubuntu Mate, a light OS that seems great, especially as my research relies primarily on MATLAB. I am excited by the thought that this could help improve computation time on my analyses. This OS also seems great just for casual use, but lacks the functionality of other OSs.

I have also found Arch Linux, which appears to be completely customizable and would be particularly nice as a primary OS, because of the added functionality. However, this would use more resources than Ubuntu Mate.

So what I am thinking is that I could dual boot these two OS and use Ubuntu Mate as a work OS, where I keep all of my data, work files, and MATLAB, and I could use Arch Linux as a primary OS for all other uses.

Being new to all of this, my question is does this seem realistic? Would there be any big issues with this that I may not be thinking about? Would the performance difference be worth it to do this?

I will likely start with Arch Linux, once my computer resets, and test out MATLAB and see the performance. Then compare it to Ubuntu Mate, to see for myself. Regardless, I thought it would be fooled to get input from more experienced uses.


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Reddit: LibreSSL 2.5.0 released

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 03:02:26 PM

LXer: 7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:45:01 PM
To casual users, one person at a keyboard looks much the same as any other. Watch for a while, however, and the differences start to emerge -- and whether they are using Linux or Windows is the least of them. Watch Docker CTO Solomon Hykes and More Talk Live at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe Next Week

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:30:01 PM
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Phoronix: LibreSSL 2.5 Released With New Features, iOS Support

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:18:04 PM
LibreSSL 2.5.0 is available today as the newest version of this growing fork of OpenSSL led by the OpenBSD project...

Phoronix: NVIDIA Announces "Xavier" AI Supercomputer SoC With Custom ARM64 + Volta GPU

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:52:47 PM
NVIDIA announced at GTC Europe today their forthcoming Xavier SoC that will succeed Parker. At least for now, Xavier is super exciting and is aimed to be a "AI supercomputer" SoC...

Reddit: calb: Perform storage conversions and calculations.

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:36:22 PM

LXer: Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:33:09 PM
Most of the new 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based technology to Linux-based boards.

Reddit: What ticket system do you use and why? I am looking for something under a free license, easy to maintain/upgrade and with possible commercial support.

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:16:12 PM

I am looking for a support ticket system mainly to help track tasks but also take internal requests at a small office (around 30 people) and produce basic reports (time to close, average response, volume, etc.). I'd like the same system to integrate a wiki to link tickets and documentation.

I'd setup a dedicated VM for this, so I hope to find a project under a free license already packaged or available for Debian systems, which I would then host locally.

I've used and setup RT, RedMine and Trac in the past, Trac seems to fill all requirements (including relatively up to date packages in Debian), but I was wondering if there are any other newer projects I may not have heard of and how they're being used. If you use and have setup any such project, I'd love to hear about it.

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Phoronix: NVIDIA Officially Releases CUDA 8

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:10:52 PM
While it has been available in early form for a few months, today NVIDIA announced the general availability of CUDA 8...

Phoronix: DRM-Next Gets Ready For The Linux 4.9 Kernel

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:03:01 PM
David Airlie has pulled the remaining DRM driver feature pull requests into DRM-Next, in preparation for the Linux 4.9 merge window opening next week...

Reddit: Is htop open source?

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:39:08 PM

I have some ideas but I need to know if I'm going to get sued first.

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LXer: Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:35:58 PM
The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

Reddit: Put my terminal in Greek.

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:18:24 PM

TuxMachines: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 2 Ships with MATE Desktop 1.15.1 and Linux Kernel 4.8

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:09:38 PM

Today, September 28, 2016, Softpedia was informed by Canonical's Martin Wimpress about the release and immediate availability of the second and last Beta development milestone of the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 16.10 operating system.

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TuxMachines: Next Huawei Smartwatch Could Run Tizen, not Android Wear

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:08:16 PM

Today, we are hearing some news that Huawei is said to be developing smartwatches that will run Tizen! According to JoongAng Ilbo, a South Korean daily newspaper published in Seoul, Huawei are currently working with Samsung to deploy the operating system in its next smartwatches.

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LXer: Linux and open source hardware for building IoT devices

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:38:47 AM
This guide to open source and developer-friendly hardware for IoT device development ranges from simple MCU-based modules to powerful Linux-based SBCs. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 3: Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT ? Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined […]

Phoronix: Systemd Adds New "ProtectSystem Strict" Option, Other New Tunables

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:33:48 AM
Landing over night in systemd Git were several new tunables for offering better system security/protection. The systemd-udevd.service is also now run in a Seccomp-based sandbox to prohibit any network access...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:05:26 AM
  • Microsoft paid me $650 to scrub Windows 10 from my grandpa's PC, says man

    Microsoft has paid the relative of an Alzheimer’s patient for having to scrub his PC clean of Windows 10.

    Jesse Worley said he'd received a cheque for $650 from Microsoft – seen by The Register – which he told us he'd received after threatening the giant with court action over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade.

    Tech consultant Worley sought payment from the vendor for the 10 hours it took to rebuild his grandfather’s custom-build PC, re-installing Windows 7 to resemble Windows XP, in order to banish Windows 10.

    However, Worley – inspired by the case of a Californian woman over the unauthorised upgrade of her PC to Windows 10 – told The Reg he wasn’t interested in the money.

    He’d wanted to Microsoft to acknowledge it had slipped up with its notorious Get Windows 10 (GWX) nagware notifications, which he branded “deliberately misleading”.

    “Had Microsoft not gone out of their way to be deceptive, my grandfather pretty clearly wouldn't have been updated to Windows 10," he said.

  • Why kid hackers should have a Linux computer

    Kids these days are quite amazing in how fast they learn how to use computers. And what better system for a young hacker than a Linux computer? A writer at Medium recently shared the story of how his young nephew got his very own Linux computer.

  • The Linux Setup - Daniel Foré, elementary OS

    Daniel is the founder of elementary OS, the distribution that’s famous for its own look. Daniel came to Linux through a love of customizing Windows XP, so it’s no surprise he also came to appreciate the flexibility of Linux. Interestingly, especially given the strong visual aesthetic of elementary, Daniel’s favorite app is the Scratch text editor!

  • Proxmox VE 4.3 Officially Released with New Reference Documentation, Updated GUI

    Today, September 27, 2016, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH proudly announced the immediate availability of the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 4.3 open source, Linux-based hyper-converged server virtualization solution.

    The biggest new feature of the Proxmox VE 4.3 release appears to be a new reference documentation that users can download in various formats, including as EPUB, PDF or HTML, helping newcomers get started with Proxmox much faster. However, it looks like it is based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie" and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating systems, running LXC 2.0 and Linux kernel 4.4 LTS.

  • SUSE Overhauls Partner Program for Linux, Storage, OpenStack Cloud, Management

    SUSE is launching an overhauled channel partner program to address four key customer needs: Enterprise Linux, software-defined storage (SDS), OpenStack cloud and systems management. The bolstered partner efforts comes only a few weeks after HP Enterprise (HPE) named SUSE as its preferred Linux distribution.

  • Onion Creates a $5 Linux Computer with Wi-Fi, Designed for IoT Applications

    Onion has produced a $5 tiny Linux computer that supports JavaScript, Python, PHP and more. In its KickStarter campaign, Onion calls the Omega2 the "World's smallest Linux server, with Wi-Fi built-in."

  • Free Today: September Issue of Linux Journal (Retail value: $5.99)

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Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control law. Export controls is a term for the various legal rules which together have the effect of placing restrictions, conditions, or even wholesale prohibitions on certain types of export as a means to promote national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Export control has a long history in the United States that goes back to the Revolutionary War with an embargo of trade with Great Britain by the First Continental Congress. The modern United States export control regime includes the Department of State's regulations covering export of munitions, the Treasury Department's enforcement of United States' foreign embargoes and sanctions regimes, and the Department of Commerce's regulations applying to exports of "dual-use" items, i.e. items which have civil applications as well as terrorism, military, or weapons of mass destruction-related applications. Read more

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