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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Sunday 14th of September 2014 11:02:07 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sunday 14th of September 2014 11:01:59 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Sunday 14th of September 2014 11:01:45 PM

Reddit: ELI5 the difference and relationship of Gallium3D, Mesa, radeon(si?)

Sunday 14th of September 2014 10:53:55 PM

These terms are usually thrown around when discussing video card drivers, and I've probably left some important ones out - please include whatever you find relevant enough.

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TuxMachines: SK Telecom to Open a New “Do-it-yourself” Era in Network Equipment

Sunday 14th of September 2014 10:33:18 PM

The network operating system will be based on Linux, with that solution that can offer a variety of features such as switching, routing, load balancing, firewall, and distributed denial-of-service. In addition, network virtualization, software-defined network controller, and other related features will be made available. Atto Research, the specialist in software-defined networking, will take the job of development work.

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TuxMachines: After the Fork: Financing Open Source Software

Sunday 14th of September 2014 10:13:24 PM

One of the key moments in the history of free software was the rise of companies based around open source. After the first wave of startups based around offering distros and support for them - Red Hat being perhaps the most famous and successful example - there followed a second wave of companies offering open source versions of key enterprise software, many of them described in the early posts of this blog.

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TuxMachines: Android Wear 'to dominate Apple Watch'

Sunday 14th of September 2014 10:04:53 PM

Android Wear is rapidly establishing itself as the de facto software platform for smartwatches, and will go on to dominate Apple's recently announced Apple Watch, analysts predict.

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Reddit: usb image build or multicasting

Sunday 14th of September 2014 09:53:59 PM

I am having trouble building an embedded auto installing image of Ubuntu for HP thin clients. But I only need Mozilla to auto launch opening one url and for all other action to be locked down, i.e. closing or opening any other app will required an admin passwd. I also need to shutdown all ports except 8443. I am using the terminal as a kiosk. I have an image built but having difficulty with the Mozilla auto-launch and LinPE auto installing.

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LXer: How to capture TCP SYN, ACK and FIN packets with tcpdump

Sunday 14th of September 2014 09:46:31 PM
As a de-facto packet capture tool, tcpdump provides flexible packet filtering capabilities. The libpcap packet capture engine which tcpdump is based upon supports standard packet filtering rules such as 5-tuple packet header (source/destination IP addresses/ports and IP protocol type) filtering.

Phoronix: FreeBSD 10.1 In Beta Ahead Of Planned Release Next Month

Sunday 14th of September 2014 08:42:53 PM
The first beta release of FreeBSD 10.1 is now available ahead of its planned official debut by the end of October...

TuxMachines: Release of KDE Frameworks 5.2.0

Sunday 14th of September 2014 08:35:49 PM

September 12, 2014. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.2.0.
KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

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TuxMachines: Intel Core i7 5960X CPU Core Scaling Under Linux

Sunday 14th of September 2014 08:30:20 PM

With the Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E is an eight-core processor with Hyper Threading to yield sixteen logical threads, we're seeing how well this extreme Haswell processor really scales with modern open-source workloads as we benchmark the i7-5960X under Ubuntu Linux and see how the benchmarks scale with varying core counts.

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TuxMachines: SystemRescueCd 4.3.1 Is a Powerful and Easy to Use Recovery OS

Sunday 14th of September 2014 08:29:55 PM

François Dupoux said that a new release of his popular SystemRescueCd Linux-based operating system for rescue and recovery tasks has been made available, and the latest version now ready for download is 4.3.1.

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Reddit: Creating Screencast GIFs in Linux using Byzanz

Sunday 14th of September 2014 08:29:05 PM

TuxMachines: Meizu Confirms MX4 Ubuntu Touch Release for December 2014

Sunday 14th of September 2014 08:20:08 PM

The Ubuntu community has been asking this question ever since the Meizu, Bq, and Canonical partnership was announced. The developers didn't want to provide a clear answer to the launch question and only the launch window was provided, the fall of 2014.

The Ubuntu developers are working to promote an RTM (release to manufacturing) version of Ubuntu Touch and they are almost ready, but it looks like they still have a couple of months, at least, to polish it up. The operating system still needs a few more features, but above all it needs stability.

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Support On Nouveau Still Requires More Work

Sunday 14th of September 2014 07:57:45 PM

While the Maxwell-based GTX 900 series graphics cards are rumored to be launching in the weeks ahead, the GTX 750 Maxwell graphics cards on the open-source "Nouveau" Linux driver still need some more work before they'll play nicely when not using NVIDIA's proprietary Linux driver.

For NVIDIA Maxwell support within the open-source driver there's basic support within recent Linux kernel releases, the user-space code for Maxwell has landed within Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver, and there's xf86-video-nouveau support using GLAMOR. With the GLAMOR-required acceleration for Maxwell, the Nouveau DDX depends upon the built-in GLAMOR of X.Org Server 1.16 and newer (rather than the earlier independent GLAMOR acceleration library). With Ubuntu 14.10 now having X.Org Server 1.16 and is running the Linux 3.16 kernel (though with my tests for this Maxwell trial I already switched to Linux 3.17 Git), I pulled in the latest Mesa 10.4-devel packages and other updated components via the Oibaf PPA On Ubuntu 14.10.

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LXer: Top 5 articles of the week: Learning Linux, cloud courses, and Drupal distros

Sunday 14th of September 2014 07:52:09 PM
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on 5 articles of the week#5. Three Drupal education distros reviewedread more

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Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Called "Pretty Easy Privacy" (PEP), the project's goal is to integrate the technology with existing communication tools on different desktop and mobile platforms. The development team launched a preview PEP implementation Monday for the Microsoft Outlook email client, but plans to build similar products to encrypt communications in Android, iOS, Firefox OS, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Jabber, IRC (Internet Relay Chat), WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Twitter. Read more

Samsung Open Source Group’s Linux Kernel Updates and More from LinuxCon

This year's LinuxCon & Kernel Summit North America were notable for several reasons, not the least of which included being able to see the scenic views of downtown Chicago through the hotel lobby windows! Below, the Samsung Open Source Group will share our top highlights of the conferences, as well as look forward to what we can expect from LinuxCon Europe next month in Germany. Read more

Open source all the tasks

During the rise of Windows, I was using a desktop composed of a Conectiva Linux (now Mandriva), a window manager called Window Maker, and a Netscape browser. I connected to the Internet using my modem and PPP. Not bad for those who like alternatives. It so happens that at that time the maturity of the software we were using freely and openly was questionable. Furthermore, we didn't have a lot of options when it came to the tools we used to perform our daily tasks. Recently, I was invited to talk at the Firebird Developers Day about Firebird. Firebird is a completely mature open source database management system and is used by companies worldwide. My presentation was about the launch of the FireServer Project, previously covered on Migration to open source tool inspires new Linux distributiont. It's a Linux distribution based on CentOS and dedicated exclusively to providing a high performance environment to a Firebird database server. It also boasts an ecosystem of value-added services. Read more

Petition Started for 64-bit and Linux Support on Intel Atom Bay Trail Tablets

The Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets have been out for a few months already, but none of the hardware vendors is providing 64-bit firmware builds for them, which means that you can't install any Linux distros. Read more