Of all the various Linux programs, TMUX is one gem of a utility that is a must-have for all Linux users, and especially for developers. Its fairly common for us to have multiple terminals open on the desktop, for example, one for the php web server, another for python interpreter, another for bash, etc. TMUX helps by combining all these terminals into one (similar to how firefox combines multiple browsers into each tab!).
It creates a small console based green toolbar on the bottom and you can navigate those using simple key combinations (like Ctrl+B+n). Try this out once, and you'll never regret!submitted by /u/rms_returns
FFmpeg 3.1.5 was released on October 22, and it's now considered the latest stable and most FFmpeg release from the 3.1 release branch, dubbed "Laplace
Coreboot 4.5 Officially Released
Coreboot 4.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source BIOS/firmware implementation project for those looking toward the bi-annual releases rather than Git.
Argo Project Developing OS Technology for Exascale
In the supercomputers of yore, “people wanted the operating system to just get out of the way,” says Pete Beckman, a senior computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and co-director of the Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering.
Beckman recalls complaints about slowdowns in application runtime while the OS handled mundane but necessary behind-the-scenes tasks. Frustrated with this OS noise, users called for a “thin, lightweight operating system,” he says.
Qubes Linux Distribution - Security By Isolation
Qubes is a Fedora Based Linux Operating System to provide better security by using virtualization. Qubes is developed by Poland developers that includes Joanna Rutkowska, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki and many others. The first Qubes version was released on 3 Sep, 2012. Currently, Qubes is on version 3.2. It is developed under GPL v2 license its default user interface is KDE and Xfce.
Top 5 Linux System Rescue CDs
You know those times when things go wrong on your computer, and it won’t boot, or you can't’ login into your system, or there’s a rootkit messing up your booting or you just want to recover files from a drive. Those are the times having a rescue disc will do you a great deal of good in helping you out. So let’s take a look at 5 very useful Linux based Rescue CDs you can check out.
- [antergos] ISO Refresh 2016.10.23
New release: Machinery 1.22 for SUSE Linux Enterprise
We have now released the long-awaited version 1.22 for SUSE Linux Enterprise, but of course it is available for openSUSE and other distributions as well. Since our previous Machinery for SUSE Linux Enterprise release (1.18) there are quite some changes and new features introduced.
- Swisscom Guides Customers into the Digital Age with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization
- Red Hat and Ericsson announce broad alliance to enable pervasive adoption of open source solutions
- Davis R M Inc buys $32,508,460 stake in Red Hat Inc (RHT)
- Is Red Hat, Inc.(NYSE: RHT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?
Netrunner Core 16.09 'Avalon' Debian-based KDE Linux distro now available for download
The gift and curse of desktop Linux-based operating systems is the ability to change the desktop environment. On one hand, having the choice to pick your favorite user interface, such as Unity, GNOME, or KDE Plasma, can be a huge positive. On the other, this also creates fragmented experiences between Linux users.
If you are a fan of KDE Plasma, there are plenty of quality distributions available. The overall best for home users, however, is the wonderful Netrunner. You'd be hard-pressed to find another KDE-focused distro with such care and focus on the user experience. Today, a specialized version of the Debian-based operating system, called Netrunner Core, becomes available for download. This pared-down OS is designed for lower-end systems, and there are images for both x86 and ARM.
Trying The Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches On Linux 4.9 With A Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E
Last week the Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 patches were updated for the Linux 4.9-rc1 kernel. While it won't be mainlined until Linux 4.10 at least, I decided to try out these TBM 3.0 / ITMT patches with a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E CPU.
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology is designed to boost single-threaded application performance by moving the most critical workloads to the fastest core. TBM 3.0 is complementary to TBM 2.0. Those unfamiliar with it can find details at Intel.com.
- Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth
- Keynote: Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
- HDMI Audio Support Being Worked On For Raspberry Pi VC4
- Linux 4.9-rc2
- Gitano - Approaching Release - Deprecated commands
- Tweaking Referrers For Privacy in Firefox
- Now Enable Linux Kernel Livepatch On Your Ubuntu PC For Free
- How To Use Telegram From The Command Line
- Browse anonymously in Kali Linux with Anonsurf
- Continuous Testing in DevOps…
- How To Enable Global Menu on Linux Mint/Cinnamon
KDE Applications 16.12 Release Schedule Ratified
The KDE developer community has firmed up the schedule for the KDE Applications 16.12 release.
- Qt 5.8.0 Beta packages available for testing
New Qt 5.7.1, Qt 5.8 Beta Snapshots Released
The Qt Company has made available new snapshots for testing of upcoming releases for the Qt tool-kit.
For those sticking to the Qt 5.7 series currently, a new pre-release snapshot is available of the upcoming Qt 5.7.1 release as the first big collection of bug-fixes for this point release. Today's Qt 5.7.1 snapshot packages can be found here.
4 Useful Cinnamon Desktop Applets
The Cinnamon desktop environment is incredibly popular, and for good reason. Out of the box it offers a clean, fast and well configured desktop experience.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a little better with a few nifty extras.
And that’s where Cinnamon Applets come in. Like Unity’s Indicator Applets and GNOME Extensions, Cinnamon Applets let you add additional functionality to your desktop quickly and easily.
GNOME Core Apps Hackfest
The hackfest is aimed to raise the standard of the overall core experience in GNOME, this includes the core apps like Documents, Files, Music, Photos and Videos, etc. In particular, we want to identify missing features and sore points that needs to be addressed and the interaction between apps and the desktop.
Making the core apps push beyond the limits of the framework and making them excellent will not only be helpful for the GNOME desktop experience, but also for 3rd party apps, where we will implement what they are missing and also serve as an example of what an app could be.
This Week in GTK+ – 21
In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 335 commits, with 13631 lines added and 37699 lines removed.
Puppet Unveils New Docker Build and Phased Deployments
Puppet released a number of announcements today including the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build and a new version of Puppet Enterprise, which features phased deployments and situational awareness.
In April, Puppet began helping people deploy and manage things like Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and CoreOS. Now the shift is helping people manage the services that are running on top of those environments.
- 9 reasons not to install Nagios in your company
Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes
At LinuxCon Europe in Berlin I gave a talk about Kubernetes titled "Why I love Kubernetes? Top 10 reasons." The response was great, and several folks asked me to write a blog about it. So here it is, with the first five reasons in this article and the others to follow. As a quick introduction, Kubernetes is "an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications" often referred to as a container orchestrator.
Website-blocking attack used open-source software
Mirai gained notoriety after the Krebs attack because of the bandwidth it was able to generate — a record at well over 600 gigabits a second, enough to send the English text of Wikipedia three times in two seconds. Two weeks later, the source code for Mirai was posted online for free.
Alibaba’s Blockchain Email Repository Gains Technology from Chinese Open Source Startup
Onchain, an open-source blockchain based in Shanghai, will provide technology for Alibaba’s first blockchain supported email evidence repository.
Onchain allows fast re-constructions for public, permissioned (consortium) or private blockchains and will eventually enable interoperability among these modes. Its consortium chain product, the Law Chain, will provide technology for Ali Cloud, Alibaba’s computing branch.
Ali Cloud has integrated Onchain’s Antshares blockchain technology to provide an enterprise-grade email repository. Onchain provides the bottom-layer framework for Ali Cloud, including its open-source blockchain capabilities, to enable any company to customize its own enterprise-level blockchain.
Netflix on Firefox for Linux
If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use DRM for HTML5 media should now just work, such as Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, the Netflix crew haven't 'flicked a switch' yet behind the scenes for Firefox on Linux, meaning if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser at the moment, you'll likely just come across the old Silverlight error page. But there is a workaround.
For some reason, Netflix still expects Silverlight when it detects the user is running Firefox, despite the fact that the latest Firefox builds for Linux now support the HTML5 DRM plugin.
IBM Power Systems solution for EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server
The primary focus of this article is on the use, configuration, and optimization of PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server running on the IBM® Power Systems™ servers featuring the new IBM POWER8® processor technology.
Note: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 operating system was used. The scope of this article is to provide information on how to build and set up of PostgreSQL database from open source and also install and configure EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server on an IBM Power® server for better use. EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server on IBM Power Systems running Linux® is based on the open source database, PostgreSQL, and is capable of handling a wide variety of high-transaction and heavy-reporting workloads.
- Valgrind 3.12 Released With More Improvements For Memory Debugging/Checking
- [Valgrind] Release 3.12.0 (20 October 2016)
- Chain Launches Open Source Developer Platform [Ed: If it’s openwashing, then no doubt Microsoft is involved]
LLVM Still Looking At Migration To GitHub
For the past number of months the LLVM project has been considering a move from their SVN-based development process to Git with a focus on GitHub. That effort continues moving forward.
Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released With File Manager Improvements
Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment for BSD and Linux. We show you what's new in its latest release, and how you can install it on Ubuntu.
Study: Administrations unaware of IT vendor lock-in
Public policy makers in Sweden have limited insight on how IT project can lead to IT vendor lock-in, a study conducted for the Swedish Competition Authority shows. “An overwhelming majority of the IT projects conducted by schools and public sector organisations refer to specific software without considering lock-in and different possible negative consequences”, the authors conclude.
How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
Where to find the world's best programmers
One source of data about programmers' skills is HackerRank, a company that poses programming challenges to a community of more than a million coders and also offers recruitment services to businesses. Using information about how successful coders from different countries are at solving problems across a wide range of domains (such as "algorithms" or "data structures" or specific languages such as C++ or Java), HackerRank's data suggests that, overall, the best developers come from China, followed closely by Russia. Alarmingly, and perhaps unexpectedly, the United States comes in at 28th place.
AtScale Delivers Findings on BI-Plus-Hadoop
Business intelligence is the dominant use-case for IT organizations implementing Hadoop, according to a report from the folks at AtScale. The benchmark study also shows which tools in the Haddop ecosystem are best for particular types of BI queries.
As we've reported before, tools that demystify and function as useful front-ends and connectors for the open source Hadoop project are much in demand. AtScale, billed as “the first company to allow business users to do business intelligence on Hadoop,” focused its study on the strengths and weaknesses of the industry’s most popular analytical engines for Hadoop – Impala, SparkSQL, Hive and Presto.
Study Says OpenStack at Scale Can Produce Surprising Savings
Revenues from OpenStack-based businesses are poised to grow by 35 percent a year to more than $5 billion by 2020, according to analysts at 451 Research. In its latest Cloud Price Index, 451 Research analyzes the costs associated with using various cloud options to determine when it becomes better value to use a self-managed private cloud instead of public or managed cloud services.
The idea is to createa complex pricing model that takes into consideration the major factors impacting total cost of ownership (TCO), including salaries and workload requirements.The 451 study found that because of the prevalence of suitably qualified administrators, commercial private cloud offerings such as VMware and Microsoft currently offer a lower TCO when labor efficiency is below 400 virtual machines managed per engineer. But where labor efficiency is greater than this, OpenStack becomes more financially attractive. In fact, past this tipping point, all private cloud options are cheaper than both public cloud and managed private cloud options.
How OpenStack mentoring breaks down cultural barriers
Victoria Martinez de la Cruz is no stranger to OpenStack's mentorship opportunities. It's how she got her own start in OpenStack, and now a few years later is helping to coordinate many of these opportunities herself. She is speaking on a panel on mentoring and internships later this week at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Spain. In this interview, we catch up with Victoria to learn more about the details of what it's like to be a part of an open source internship, as well as some helpful advice for people on both sides of the mentoring process.
Intrinsic Is A Promising, Open-Source, Cross-Platform Vulkan Game Engine
Ever hear of the Intrinsic game engine? Neither have we, until The Khronos Group mentioned it this morning as a new game engine focused on Vulkan support that was open-sourced last week.
Intrinsic is an open-source cross-platform graphics and game engine that's designed around Vulkan. Intrinsic is still in the early stages of development but the visuals from it so far appear quite good. The game engine is actually GPLv3 licensed but the developer is also making it available for proprietary purposes through private means.
Mesa 13.0 RC2 Released With ANV, RADV, Wayland Fixes
The latest Mesa 13.0 weekly release candidate is now available for testing.
Second Mesa 13.0.0 3D Graphics Library RC Out Now, Final Could Launch October 28
Today, October 24, 2016, Emil Velikov, a software release engineer working for Collabora, announced the availability of the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone of the upcoming Mesa 3D 13.0.0 Graphics Library.
The development cycle of the major Mesa 3D Graphics Library 13.0.0 branch, due for release later this month, on the 28th of October, started last week, on October 19, with the Release Candidate 1 milestone. And today, we're able to test drive the second RC build, which introduces even more bug fixes and improvements.
LLGL Aims To Be Abstraction Layer For OpenGL, Direct3D 11/12 & Vulkan
One of my "hobbies" when news is light and there isn't any fun/new/exciting hardware keeping me busy on a given weekend is checking out the various Vulkan projects on GitHub. It's been great seeing all of the independent graphics renderers/engines being tried by different individuals, tons of different Vulkan samples, and a lot of other innovative projects around Vulkan, many of which I've written about in the past few months on Phoronix. One of the projects I see being regularly updated when checking on weekends and haven't written about yet is LLGL, the Low-Level Graphics Library.