Hi, I am very interested in customizing the LibreElec OS for my own personally use obviously, my question is how can I get https://github.com/LibreELEC/LibreELEC.tv into something that I can modify the source code of then build into a bootable .img file? I have programming experience so I can work that side of things out. I just need to know how to start out! Thanks in advance!submitted by /u/lilshaney
I'm just finishing up my third semester of a computer networking degree and I was planning on taking a few certification tests over the winter break possibly Linux+ and LPIC-2. All of the distributions I've used so far are systemd based but every textbook mentions init. Should I study both init and systemd or just focus on systemd?submitted by /u/BRitchey
Finding a Non-Mac Alternative to Microsoft
A. If you do not care for Windows 10 but want to stick with Microsoft Office, the Mac and the macOS version of Office would probably provide the most familiarity. But if the Mac option is too expensive and you dislike Windows 10 enough to avoid it completely, you might consider switching to an alternative operating system, like a computer running Linux or a Google Chromebook. These systems often have the advantage of being less expensive than standard PC or Mac hardware, but they may require an internet connection to perform many functions.
[Older] The End of the General Purpose Operating System
Containers as the unit of software
Hidden behind my hypothosis, which mainly went unsaid, was that containers are becoming the unit of software. By which I mean the software we build or buy will increasingly be distributed as containers and run as containers. The container will carry with it enough metadata for the runtime to determine what resources are required to run it.
The number of simplying assumption that come from this shared contract should not be underestimated. At least at the host level you're likely to need lots of near-identical hosts, all simply advertising their capabilities to the container scheduler.
DatArcs Is Aiming For Dynamically-Tuned, Self-Optimizing Linux Servers
DatArcs is a new software start-up aiming to provide software to dynamically tune Linux servers for maximum performance and energy efficiency in the data-center. The DatArcs optimizer analyzes the server's workload over time and optimizes the server "several times per minute" to achieve better performance or lower power use.
GTK+ 3.89.1 Released As First Development Step Towards GTK4
Matthias Clasen tagged the release today of GTK+ 3.89.1 as the first development snapshot leading towards GTK+ 4.0.
GTK+ 3.22.4 Improves CPU Usage Under Wayland, Enables HiDPI Support on Windows
A new maintenance update for the GTK+ GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit has been announced this past weekend, versioned 3.22.4, bringing many Wayland improvements and lots of bug fixes.
GTK+ 3.22.4 is now the latest stable and most advanced version of the GUI toolkit, which is the core of the GNOME desktop environment. This version is released for the GNOME 3.22.x desktop series, and it looks like it adds many improvements for the next-generation Wayland display server.
Great Debian meeting in Seville
Last week we had an interesting Debian meeting in Seville, Spain. This has been the third time (in recent years) the local community meets around Debian.
We met at about 20:00 at Rompemoldes, a crafts creation space. There we had a very nice dinner while talking about Debian and FLOSS. The dinner was sponsored by the Plan4D assosiation.
- In brief: Canonical hires Wildfire for Ubuntu Core brief, Dexcom appoints Lewis, Wild West enters Bristol
Zorin OS 12 Is A Linux-Based Alternative For Windows 10
We understand that it can be difficult to wean yourself off Windows. It's a ubiquitous operating system that most people are used to. But Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 has had some persistent privacy concerns. So if you're looking for an alternative but can't bear to give up the familiar user interface (UI), you could try out the Linux-based Zorin OS. The latest release is made to look and feel like Windows 10. Here are the details.
There have been numerous attempts to replicate the Windows UI on Linux operating systems (does anybody remember Lindows?). In recent years, Zorin OS has become a popular choice for those who want to run Linux but didn’t' want to give up the Windows UI.
Compare the Samsung Z1, Z2, Z3 in India and also the Fun Tizen apps
Hey guys, we all are know that the Tizen OS, backed heavily by Samsung Electronics, increase their market share day by day as 2.3 million Tizen smartphone were sold in 2015 alone, and now it is reported that a total 50 million Tizen device are in use worldwide. They have already take the second position in Indian Smartphone OS market and the world’s fourth. In last 3 months there ar lots of flagship apps and high graphics games released in the Tizen Store. Recently Samsung announced a new app contest for increase app in Tizen store and already running a unity game contest for add game to the Tizen Store. Three Samsung smartphones based on Tizen OS have been released in Indian market and worldwide: Samsung Z1, Z2, and Z3. The Samsung Z2 is the latest Tizen smartphone with 4G connectivity.
setup: Oracle 11G on a RHEL7 VM. 1 DB running fine only using 13GB of RAM of the 64 configured on the VM. Trying to startup another database and getting
ORA-27102: out of memory Linux-x86_64 Error: 28: No space left on device
Well this is obviously wrong. Oh and Oracle in its infinite wisdom decided not to log exactly what it is going on. Of course I have enough memory and the DB instance isnt asking for anything more than what the server has. I figured this is just Oracle being obtuse and terse in its error messages since its obviously wrong. We're probably hitting some other 'X' failure condition but its causing this error to come out
The fix: strace on the sqlplus PID with -F and right before the call to write() to write the errors to stdout and I see the following errors -
shmget(0xaddress, 8, 0700) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
shmget led me down the path to shared memory. I recall Oracle needs specific sysctl changes for shared memory so I increased shmall and boom, it all came up.
Or you know, I could have just googled the ORA error - but what fun would that be :-) http://padmavyuha.blogspot.com/2010/12/configuring-shmmax-and-shmall-for.htmlsubmitted by /u/ckozler
Thanksgiving is in a few days, and talking about “things I am thankful for” is pretty traditional this time of year.
So, here we go. Here’s my list of Linux-y (and free software-y) things I am thankful for in 2016. (At least the ones I could remember when I sat down to write this list.)
Do a web search for "Linux radio station", and the pickings are slim indeed, with most sites promoting instead ham radio software or streaming audio players, and a handful devoted to setting up a streaming web radio station—including one such optimistic article in Linux Journal some 15 years ago (see "Running a Net Radio Station with Open-Source Software", January 2001).
Unfortunately, much of this documented interest took place a decade or more in the past via domains like opensourceradio.com that are no longer with us. A few projects persevere, but a good number of postings are similarly dated. The fact is, there are more Linux-based ways to stream and listen to radio stations than there actually are the means to broadcast and control them.