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.
Unprivileged Build Containers
A while ago, a goal I set myself was to be able to maintain my build and test environments for architecture emulation containers without having to do any of the tasks as root and without creating any suid binaries to do this. One of the big problems here is that distributions get annoyed (and don’t run correctly) if root doesn’t own most of the files … for instance the installers all check to see that the file got installed with the correct ownership and permissions and fail if they don’t. Debian has an interesting mechanism, called fakeroot, to get around this using a preload library intercepting the chmod and chown system calls, but it’s getting a bit hackish to try to extend this to work permanently for an emulation container.
- Publish Docker image with Automated build
- auto-decrufter in top 5 after 10 months
- How to maintain a “clean” Ubuntu
- How To Install Lubuntu 16.04 Alongside Windows 10
- Install Prosper202 with Nginx, MySQL and PHP-FPM on Ubuntu
- Script to Mount your Box.com on Ubuntu
- Installing Intellij IDEA for Scala development on Linux
- Password Management in Linux by using passwd command
- Fixing botched migrations with `oc debug`
- Double winners: HQ Raleigh, Red Hat share Full Steam awards spotlight
- Red Hat Drives OpenStack Adoption Across Europe
DLT Solutions Wins Two 2015 Red Hat North America Partner Awards
DLT Solutions (DLT), a leading public sector technology company, is proud to announce it has been named both the Public Sector Partner of the Year and Middleware Solutions Public Sector Partner of the Year by Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. These awards are part of the annual Red Hat North America Partner Awards, which were announced during the 2016 Red Hat North America Partner Conference in New Orleans.
- Yesterday Trading Recap: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) , Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV)
- Red Hat Incorporated (NYSE:RHT) Sellers Increased By 8.1% Their Shorts
FLISOL Panama 2016 Report
Fedora Panama had a good participation on the event. José Reyes organized the event. Alejandro Pérez gave an introduction talk and Gonzalo Nina (from Fedora Bolivia) spoke about security. I gave a short workshop about SELinux. The venue was Universidad Interamericana de Panamá.
Linux Fest North West Day 1
The booth was set up on Friday before Fedora Game Night but the large TV didn't arrive until Saturday morning, so we had a little work to do Saturday morning. We were showing games in Fedora featuring the Fedora Labs Game Spin.
- hitch-1.2.0 for fedora and epel
FPGA-driven board is an Arduino Uno clone on steroids
AloriumTech’s “XLR8” board is an Arduino Uno clone with an Altera MAX10 FPGA that enables faster processing of specific hardware-accelerated functions.
Alorium Technology (AloriumTech) has developed an Arduino Uno drop-in replacement powered by an FPGA, enabling much faster performance of hardware-accelerated functions. The XLR8 has the same 68.6 x 53.4mm footprint as the Uno, including identical pin headers for attaching shields. Sketches for any ATmega328 Arduino-compatible board will run on the XLR8, and you can load your code directly via the Arduino IDE, says the company.
IoT report series: Open source in the Internet of Things
91% of IoT developers use open source technology in their projects. Open source is a major factor in the Internet of Things. In this report, we examine the state of the art in how and why IoT developers use open source software, open source hardware, and open data.
- New Google Calendar makes scheduling meetings easy (for Android users)
- AH Tech Talk: Changing How Android Promotes New Versions
- Build the next Instagram or Uber with The Complete Android Developer Course
- After dubious $3 smartphone, another Indian company promises a $13 3G Android smartphone
The VAR Guy's Top 50 Open Source Companies: Where Are They Now?
It has been nearly seven years since The VAR Guy published his original Open Source 50 report on the leading open source companies, and more than four since we last followed up. The open source channel and partner programs have evolved significantly over the past several years, and it's high time to revisit the list.
ownCloud Founder, Frank Karlitschek, Leaves ownCloud to Pursue New Opportunities
A few moments ago, Frank Karlitschek, founder, maintainer and CTO of ownCloud, Inc., announced on his Twitter account that he is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.
- Mozilla slings Firefox patches at flaw found by GCHQ's infosec arm
- Firefox 46 arrives with performance and security improvements, drops support for Android Honeycomb
- Firefox 46 Tackles Security Issues, Improves Performance
- Firefox patches issued, one critical
- Mozilla patches 4 critical vulnerabilities with the release of Firefox 46
- Pubmatic swaps AWS for OpenStack after public cloud hidden-cost horror show
- Open Stack and Red Hat
- EnterpriseDB's EDB Postgres Advanced Server and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager
Power tools: Sorting through the crowded specialized database toolbox
When you think of game development, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't a database. But in the world of Jamaa, the setting for WildWorks' massively multiplayer online kids' game Animal Jam, a database keeps millions of cartoon animal characters frolicking and the cartoon trees from crashing down. The database chosen for this job was a specialized, non-relational database from Basho called Riak—one among the herd of new databases that have risen to handle Web-generated gluts of non-structured data.
- Apple's new CareKit goes open source
- X2CRM Releases Version 6.0 of Its Open Source CRM Workflow Software for Small Business
- GCC 6.1 Compiler Officially Released With OpenMP 4.5, C++14 Default & Much More
EC eGovernment Action Plan for government modernisation
The European Commission (EC) has set out 20 actions, from boosting eProcurement and creating an electronic VAT registration system to the development of cross-border eHealth services, all of which aim “to accelerate the implementation of existing legislation and the related take up of online public services”.
- [Older] Developer Certificate of Origin versus Contributor License Agreements
- FOSS License, CLA Query
The Open Source Hacker’s Laptop
Since [Tsvetan] makes ARM boards, boards with the ~duino suffix, and other electronic paraphernalia, it’s only natural that he would think about building his own laptop. It’s something he’s been working on for a while, but [Tsvetan] shared his progress on an Open Source, hacker’s laptop at the Hackaday | Belgrade conference.
Node.js Version 6 LTS Released — World’s Fastest Growing Open Source Platform
To ensure an improvement performance experience for its 3.5 million users, Node.js Foundation has released Node.js Version 6 with Long Term Support. This release supports 93 percent of the ECMAScript 6 standard and uses Google’s V8 version 5.0 for the JS engine.
My 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Five
In one of the next posts I'll create a neat pdf with all the books listed so far and keep updating it as I write more posts. It will be a handy reference for quality books.
Being A Developer After 40
I started my career as a software developer at precisely 10am, on Monday October 6th, 1997, somewhere in the city of Olivos, just north of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The moment was Unix Epoch 876142800. I had recently celebrated my 24th birthday.
- 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.
Mele PCG02U is a $70 Ubuntu PC stick
Chinese computer maker Mele has been offering small Android and Windows computers for a few years. Now the company is selling a PC-on-a-stick that runs Ubuntu Linux.
- Mele PCG02U Ubuntu PC Stick Launches For $70
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS video review
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was recently released, and many Linux users have been wondering what it has to offer and if it’s worth installing or upgrading from a previous release of Ubuntu.
Not to worry, a YouTuber by the name of Quidsup has a full video review of Ubuntu 16.04 that will walk you through the latest changes to Canonical's popular desktop distribution.
- [Older] Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New
uNav 0.59 GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Brings Pinch-Zoom, a Refreshed UI
uNav developer Nekhelesh Ramananthan announced the release of version 0.59 of the default GPS navigation app for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones.
According to the announcement, uNav 0.59, which has been dubbed "Beauty and the Beast," comes with exciting new features, among which we can mention a brand-new navigation structure, giving users the possibility of searching for locations, favorites or coordinates directly from the menubar, as well as a refresh of the UI (details below).
Entroware, one of the few hardware companies to offer laptops with Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system pre-installed, today announced a refresh of its Orion series of laptops.
We've been tipped earlier by one of our readers that there's a bug in the GNOME Software (Ubuntu Software) package manager which doesn't let users install third-party .deb files in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
- Verizon launches industry-leading large OpenStack NFV deployment
- Telcos Dial Up OpenStack And Mainstream It
- Verizon reveals biggest OpenStack cloud build
- Red Hat Increases Speed of Interactive Intelligence Private Cloud Delivery with OpenStack and Ceph
- OpenStack could be "de facto" cloud of choice says AT&T SVP
- NASA's JPL deploys private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack
- TCS gains after launching new IT solution
- Red Hat OpenStack Scores Verizon, NASA as Major Customers
- Verizon Deploys OpenStack NFV in 5 Data Centers
- Red Hat Cites OpenStack Rollouts with Fastweb, Paddy Power Betfair, and Produban
- OpenStack Cloud Is The Telecommunications Mainstream
- At OpenStack Summit, "Stackanetes" and Other New Tools are Taking Shape
At OpenStack Summit, Red Hat Unveils Many Major Deployments
Red Hat is out with a slew of cloud-related announcements at this week's OpenStack Summit event in Austin, Texas, and one of them calls for the company to literally reach beyond the cloud — for the stars. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has built a private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform aimed to help it reach new frontiers in planetary exploration. That was just one of the major cloud computing updates from Red Hat this week.
- NASA JPL Builds Private Cloud Based On Red Hat Platform
What open source and OpenStack mean to the networking world | #OpenStack
OpenStack is providing a powerful tool for companies and the open-source community, but there’s a second world that is often ignored in the discussion. Networking is the world behind the scenes, moving the data that makes Cloud technologies work. While OpenStack itself is not a networking solution, it does have an effect on the people who move the data. This effect is both professional and philosophical.
Warsow 2.1 Recently Released With Offloaded Rendering
While checking on various Linux game benchmarks this morning, I noticed Warsow 2.1 was quietly released at the end of March without much attention.
Unreal Engine 4.12 Preview 1 Has The Vulkan Mobile Renderer
Epic Games today announced the first preview release for the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.12.
Unreal Engine 4.12 brings the sequencer featuring a non-linear editor with 3D animation editing to the game engine for producing in-game cinematics and more. There are also other cinematic related improvements with Unreal Engine 4.12 Preview 1. In preview form for this release is audio localization support and the capability of running the Unreal Editor in VR.
Tomb Raider tested on R7 370 4G and HD 7970
Thanks to Pepster from our IRC channel, I also managed to get results from his hardware, so we have an additional card to show results from. My computer is an i5-2500K@3.3 GHz, 8 GB of 1333 MHz RAM and the R7 370 4G. Pepster's rig has an i7-5830K and a HD7970. My rig runs Xubuntu 16.04 and thus uses Mesa 11.2 as stated in the official requirements for the game. Pepster used a bleeding edge Mesa from git on his Manjaro 15.12 installation.
- The Culling, the Unreal Engine 4 battle royale survival game is now on Linux & SteamOS