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TuxMachines: [Old] Distributions are becoming irrelevant: difference was our strength and our liability

Sunday 8th of April 2018 11:22:42 AM

For someone that has spent the past thirteen years defining himself as a developer of a Linux distribution (whether I really am still a Gentoo Linux developer or not is up for debate I’m sure), having to write a title like this is obviously hard. But from the day I started working on open source software to now I have grown a lot, and I have realized I have been wrong about many things in the past.

One thing that I realized recently is that nowadays, distributions lost the war. As the title of this post says, difference is our strength, but at the same time, it is also the seed of our ruin. Take distributions: Gentoo, Fedora, Debian, SuSE, Archlinux, Ubuntu. They all look and act differently, focusing on different target users, and because of this they differ significantly in which software they make available, which versions are made available, and how much effort is spent on testing, both the package itself and the system integration.

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LXer: How To Register The Oracle Linux System With The Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

Sunday 8th of April 2018 11:05:03 AM
ULN stands for Unbreakable Linux Network which is owned by Oracle. If you have a active subscription to Oracle OS Support, you can register your system with Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). ULN offers software patches, updates, and fixes for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, as well as information on yum, Ksplice, and support policies. You can also download useful packages that are not included in the original distribution.

TuxMachines: FreeCAD 0.17 Released With Various Workbench Improvements

Sunday 8th of April 2018 10:49:00 AM

For fans of the FreeCAD open-source 3D CAD modeling software, a new major release is now available -- the first update in almost two years.

FreeCAD 0.17 is now available to succeed FreeCAD 0.16 from April of 2016. While it may not be nearly as well off as AutoCAD or other alternatives, FreeCAD does continue getting better while being free and open-source software.

Original: Release notes 0.17

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Phoronix: HandBrake 1.1 Open-Source Video Transcoder Released

Sunday 8th of April 2018 10:24:38 AM
For fans of the HandBrake open-source, cross-platform video transcoder software, a big post-1.0 update is now available...

Phoronix: FreeCAD 0.17 Released With Various Workbench Improvements

Sunday 8th of April 2018 10:12:00 AM
For fans of the FreeCAD open-source 3D CAD modeling software, a new major release is now available -- the first update in almost two years...

LXer: Best Programming Language

Sunday 8th of April 2018 09:10:41 AM
Surprise[he]mdash[/he]Python wins again!

TuxMachines: Fedora: Fedora Local Repo, Rawhide Notes and More

Sunday 8th of April 2018 08:29:23 AM
  • Fedora Local Repo

    Let’s suppose that you want to test a package not yet landed in the Fedora repos, include it in the installation process or in a Live CD (more on a future post).

  • Rawhide notes from the trail: more rocky trail

    I am looking forward to next week when we hope to get things setup for some gating in rawhide. I know it couldn’t handle all these issues, but it’s a start and we can add things as we know how to detect them in advance.

  • Installing go1.10.1 (Fedora 27)

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TuxMachines: Making cloud-native computing universal and sustainable

Sunday 8th of April 2018 08:27:56 AM

I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to build an open source foundation from scratch the last couple of years by serving as the founding executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Since late 2015, the foundation has grown to comprise more than 200 members worldwide and 18 innovative cloud-native projects. Also, for the first time, we recently published an annual report representing what our community accomplished in 2017.

What has been interesting about this experience is that more people know about our projects, such as Kubernetes, Envoy, and Prometheus, than know about the open source foundation behind them. The goal of this article is to explain exactly what the purpose of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is and how we support our community of cloud-native open infrastructure projects.

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Reddit: FreeCAD 0.17 (Roland) released

Sunday 8th of April 2018 07:29:43 AM

LXer: MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity

Sunday 8th of April 2018 07:16:19 AM
There’s something really keen within MX Linux—something directly borrowed from antiX—and that is the installation tool. When I first set up a VirtualBox VM to install MX Linux, I assumed the installation would be the typical, incredibly easy Linux installation I’d grown accustomed to. Much to my surprise, that antiX installer MX Linux uses could be a real game changer, especially for those on the fence about giving Linux a try. So even before I began kicking the tires of MX Linux, I was impressed. Let’s take a look at what makes the installation of this distribution so special, and then finally have a go with the desktop.

Reddit: OpenGL bindings for Bash

Sunday 8th of April 2018 06:19:00 AM

LXer: Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Is Now Supported on 64-bit RISC-V Hardware

Sunday 8th of April 2018 05:21:57 AM
If you want to use the Debian GNU/Linux operating system on 64-bit RISC-V devices, you should know that there's now an official port for the RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64) architecture in Debian infrastructure.

Reddit: An early beta of our weekly podcast.

Sunday 8th of April 2018 05:00:47 AM

[Talk] [Tech] [Gaming] @Mostly_Linux on #Mostly_Gaming (Episode beta 0.02)

SFW. Some mild language. The podcast is currently in season 0, a beta season as we work through the kinks. Have received good feedback on sound quality and length of music. We're mostly testing out the technology now. We're adding a co-host when we move to launch. Sharing it here as an "early access". Apologies for the low quality.

In this episode we talk about Rush and Ready Player One, the weekly rant this week is about Far Cry 5 Reviews, we bought and discuss the New Dell XPS 13, and our journey through Linux distro hopping.

The podcast focuses on videogames, with a focus on Linux and freedom. It bends libertarianish and often mixes views on politics and current events into a weekly rant.

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    A Phoronix reader recently pointed out that LibJPEG 2.0 Beta quietly shipped last month as working towards the next big update for this speed-focused JPEG library. Libjpeg-Turbo 2.0 beta is available for testing and it brings AVX2 SIMD support for colorspace conversion, chroma downsampling/upsampling, integer quantization and sample conversion, and integer DCT/IDCT algorithms. These AVX2 SIMD accelerated paths are generally bringing gains anywhere from 9% to 36% faster depending upon the operation. This version is also bringing SIMD acceleration for Huffman encoding on SSE2 CPUs and Loongson MMI SIMD implementations for more functions.
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Why Everyone should know vim

Vim is an improved version of Vi, a known text editor available by default in UNIX distributions. Another alternative for modal editors is Emacs but they’re so different that I kind of feel they serve different purposes. Both are great, regardless. I don’t feel vim is necessarily a geeky kind of taste or not. Vim introduced modal editing to me and that has changed my life, really. If you have ever tried vim, you may have noticed you have to press “I” or “A” (lower case) to start writing (note: I’m aware there are more ways to start editing but the purpose is not to cover Vim’s functionalities.). The fun part starts once you realize you can associate Insert and Append commands to something. And then editing text is like thinking of what you want the computer to show on the computer instead of struggling where you at before writing. The same goes for other commands which are easily converted to mnemonics and this is what helped getting comfortable with Vim. Note that Emacs does not have this kind of keybindings but they do have a Vim-like mode - Evil (Extensive Vi Layer). More often than not, I just need to think of what I want to accomplish and type the first letters. Like Replace, Visual, Delete, and so on. It is a modal editor after all, meaning it has modes for everything. This is also what increases my productivity when writing files. I just think of my intentions and Vim does the things for me. Read more