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TuxMachines: How And Why The World Is Trending Towards Open Source

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:53:57 PM

So, what is the big deal with open source software? Besides the fact that it’s free, and it gives you all of the freedoms without all of the licensing restrictions. The business agility open source offers is quickly eroding the main stream. In a 2013 survey with over 800 participants from both vendor and non-vendor communities it was reported that open source software has matured to such an extent that it now influences everything from innovation to collaboration among competitors to hiring practices.

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TuxMachines: New Features Proposed For Fedora 22

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:47:30 PM

Beyond the potential feature of Fedora's X.Org input stack using libinput, there's been several other features proposed for the next Fedora Linux release.

Among the proposed Fedora 22 changes that have to still be approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) include:

- Upgrading to Ruby on Rails 4.2 but that might even change to be a request for Ruby on Rails 5.

- The ability to provide UEFI Secure Boot Blacklist Updates.

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TuxMachines: Using encryption on Android – A rant

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:45:22 PM

Not every email client for Android out there supports encryption; and when it does, it does not work like Enigmail: you must first install the email client, set it up; then install an app that enables the use of GPG (APG or GnuPG for Android); then you have supposedly and through a reasonably secure process sent your full GPG keys to your phone (SD card or the internal memory).

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TuxMachines: Krita 2.9: First Beta Released!

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:43:41 PM

Last week, the first preparations for the next Krita release started with the creation of the first Krita 2.9 beta release: Krita 2.9 Beta 1. This means that we’ve stopped adding new features to the codebase, and are now focusing on making Krita 2.9 as stable as possible.

We’ve come a long way since March, when we released Krita 2.8! Thanks to the enthusiastic support of many, many users, here and on kickstarter, Krita 2.9 has a huge set of cool new features, improvements and refinements.

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TuxMachines: Mesa 10.4.0 released

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:38:41 PM

Mesa 10.4.0 has been released! Mesa 10.4.0 is a feature release that
includes many updates and enhancements. The full list is available in
the release notes file in docs/relnotes/10.4.html.

The tag in the GIT repository for Mesa 10.4.0 is 'mesa-10.4.0'. I have
verified that the tag is in the correct place in the tree.

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TuxMachines: Tanglu 2 (Bartholomea annulata) released!

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:38:00 PM

We are glad to announce the availability of the second release of Tanglu, codename "Bartholomea".

This release contains a large amount of updated packages, and ships with the latest release of KDE 4 and GNOME.

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Reddit: XLennart, an XBill Modification for Systemd haters

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:37:02 PM

TuxMachines: Unity 8 for Ubuntu 15.04 Is Showing Great Progress

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:30:14 PM

Unity 8 for the Ubuntu desktop is still pretty far from being ready for day-to-day use, but the devs have been making some great progress and it looks like the desktop experience is shaping up.

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TuxMachines: Debian 8.0 Jessie - GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Sunday 14th of December 2014 06:25:23 PM

Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux.

The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port is now shipping with the FreeBSD 10.1 kernel by default and aside from that has most of the standard GNU utilities and user-land supported by Debian GNU/Linux. GCC 4.9.1 is the default compiler and UFS is the default file-system for GNU/kFreeBSD.

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Phoronix: Debian 8.0 Jessie - GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Sunday 14th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM
Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux...

Phoronix: XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do

Sunday 14th of December 2014 04:38:08 PM
It seems that a good number of Linux users who despise systemd as an init manager have a lot of time on their hands... From making websites bashing systemd, forking distributions over their position of using systemd, personal attacks against systemd developers, to writing page after page of forum comments about negative points of systemd. There's now even an anti-systemd game...

Phoronix: Blk-mq Gets Further Improved With Linux 3.19, NVME Gets Ported

Sunday 14th of December 2014 03:21:32 PM
The multi-queue block layer (blk-mq) will be in even better shape with the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel...

Reddit: How does one investigate potential ulimit issues?

Sunday 14th of December 2014 03:08:39 PM

A couple of days ago I had an issue starting programs on my XenServer.

Bash said "-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable".
That would indicate to me that something very basic is wrong -- not enough PIDs or file handles or something like that.

However I couldn't find anything useful in the logs.
For what entries would you look to investigate that error?

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Phoronix: Mesa 10.4 Officially Released With Direct3D 9 State Tracker

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:57:41 PM
After a one day week delay due to older drivers/GPUs breaking on the newer Mesa code, Mesa 10.4 was officially released this Sunday morning...

LXer: Newborn Mini-ITX twins run Linux on Bay Trail SoCs

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:25:55 PM
Aaeon launched two Mini-ITX boards powered by Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and featuring up to three video ports, one or two GbE ports, PCIe expansion, and more. We missed Aaeon’s Atom E3800 based “EMB-BT1? Mini-ITX motherboard when it was announced earlier this year, so we are including it here as we cover two newly released Atom and Celeron based 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX SBCs announced by Aaeon this week. The new “EMB-BT2? and somewhat lower-powered “EMB-BT4? will both ship later this month with Fedora Linux support at unstated prices. Applications are said to include panel PCs, slim PCs, kiosks, and PoS devices.

Phoronix: Krita 2.9 Is Now In Beta With Many Improvements

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:13:57 PM
KDE's Krita graphics editing / digital painting program is now in beta for its upcoming v2.9 series...

Phoronix: New Features Proposed For Fedora 22

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:04:34 PM
Beyond the potential feature of Fedora's X.Org input stack using libinput, there's been several other features proposed for the next Fedora Linux release...

Phoronix: Steam Gaming On PC-BSD

Sunday 14th of December 2014 01:26:56 PM
While Valve doesn't provide any official BSD binaries of Steam nor are any of the Steam game titles listed as supporting BSD, it doesn't stop some from trying to get their gaming fix on FreeBSD/PC-BSD...

LXer: 5tFTW: Five Fedora 21 FAQs

Sunday 14th of December 2014 12:31:33 PM
After Tuesday’s awesomely successful launch of Fedora 21, this Five Things in Fedora This Week covers a few questions that I’ve been asked a lot, by the press and by users who haven’t been following Fedora development closely. I hope this will clear up some of the concerns, and as always I’m happy to discuss further in comments, email, IRC, social media, or in person.

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