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TuxMachines: today's howtos and more

Thursday 6th of November 2014 11:27:37 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Thursday 6th of November 2014 11:26:44 PM

Reddit: Add Telegram Support To Pidgin With Telegram Purple

Thursday 6th of November 2014 11:09:58 PM

LXer: War Thunder MMO Officially Launches On Linux

Thursday 6th of November 2014 11:07:17 PM
The highly popular War Thunder MMO game has officially launched on Linux. We don't have many decent MMO games, so is it worth a shot?

Reddit: KDE Ships First Beta of KDE Applications 14.12

Thursday 6th of November 2014 10:59:39 PM

Reddit: KDE Frameworks 5.4.0 released

Thursday 6th of November 2014 10:59:04 PM

Linux.com: 10 Great Quotes from LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe Keynote Videos 2014

Thursday 6th of November 2014 09:52:01 PM

There were many inspiring talks alongside the great technical content at LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference in Dusseldorf last month. To give you a taste, I've chosen one of the quotes from each keynote that will get your blood pumping or pique your interest.

LXer: Will 2015 finally be the year of the Linux desktop?

Thursday 6th of November 2014 09:32:37 PM
In today's open source roundup: 2015 could be the year of the Linux desktop...or not. Plus: Canonical's involvement with the upcoming Ubuntu tablet confirmed, and the War Thunder MMO now available for Linux.

TuxMachines: KaOS ISO 2014.11

Thursday 6th of November 2014 09:28:54 PM

KaOS is proud to announce the availability of the November release of a new stable ISO. Since August updates were done to a good 1200 packages and to stay with the policy that a first pacman -Syu should be an uncomplicated one for new users means a new ISO is needed.

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TuxMachines: OpenStack: Distribution or service?

Thursday 6th of November 2014 09:24:59 PM

OpenStack cloud technology is getting very popular, but how should your business use it: By deploying an OpenStack distribution in your servers or data center, or by using it as a service from a service provider?

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TuxMachines: Joyent open-sources its core technology

Thursday 6th of November 2014 08:57:59 PM

Not all the action is happening at the OpenStack Summit in Paris. In a bold move, cloud specialist Joyent has announced it's open-sourcing its core technology. That includes software that competes directly with OpenStack and enables high-performance use of container technology like Docker. The newly open projects enable easy management of containers at scale.

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TuxMachines: Look out OpenDaylight, there's a new open source SDN controller

Thursday 6th of November 2014 08:57:29 PM

ON.Lab pitches ONOS, an open source SDN controller that offers more scalability than OpenDaylight. Competition could be good and bad.

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TuxMachines: The NetBSD Project: ARM multiprocessor support

Thursday 6th of November 2014 08:46:46 PM

Those following the source-changes mailing list closely may have noticed several evbarm kernels getting "options MULTIPROCESSOR" in the last few days. This is due to those configurations now running properly in SMP mode, thanks to work mostly done by Matt Thomas and Nick Hudson.

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LXer: Raspberry Pi private cloud

Thursday 6th of November 2014 08:45:17 PM
The themes of a lot of our Raspberry Pi guides revolve around the size and portability of the Pi itself, lending it to tasks you may have used a full-sized or small computer for in the past that the Pi can now take over. Having your own private cloud is another excellent use of the Raspberry Pi’s capabilities, because you can store it hidden away somewhere and it will require very little day- to-day maintenance.

TuxMachines: Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs

Thursday 6th of November 2014 08:41:23 PM

Following the recent Btrfs RAID: Native vs. Mdadm comparison, the dual-HDD Btrfs RAID benchmarks, and four-SSD RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Btrfs benchmarks are RAID Linux benchmarks on these four Intel SATA 3.0 solid state drives using other file-systems -- including EXT4, XFS, and Btrfs with Linux 3.18.

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LXer: PyPair: A Python Library for Pairing Swiss Tournaments

Thursday 6th of November 2014 07:57:57 PM
Something I've spent a few hours on in the last month is a small python library, that I am calling PyPair, that allows you to easily manage a Swiss-System Tournament. For those unfamiliar with this concept:

Reddit: Official Linux packages now available on Atom.io

Thursday 6th of November 2014 07:44:38 PM

LXer: Open hardware sensor BITalino for cool projects

Thursday 6th of November 2014 07:10:37 PM
Smaller than a credit card, BITalino is a low-cost hardware and open source software toolkit, aligned with the DIY (do-it-yourself) movement. It enables anyone to create quirky and serious projects alike for wearable health tracking devices. The base kit includes sensors to measure your muscles, heart, nervous system, motion, and ambient light—and it includes a microcontroller, Bluetooth, power management module, and all the accessories needed to start working.

Reddit: Dotfiles with automatic screenshot generation.

Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:39:29 PM

More in Tux Machines

Run Linux on Android – part 2

If you want to make full use of Linux on your Android device, the best solutions require rooting it and unlocking its bootloader (see ‘Rooting questions’ section below). Whichever way you do it, this a major step as it will void your warranty and also runs a risk of ‘soft-bricking’ the device – although it can be made to work again if that happens. Another drawback is that unlocking the bootloader will factory-reset your phone and erase all its apps and data, so ensure that you make a backup beforehand. Read more

More Radeon Driver Changes Queued For Linux 3.19

Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next. This time around there's AMD CI dynamic power management fixes, DPM fan control support for SI/CI to reduce fan noise, GPUVM multi-ring efficiency improvements, and cursor bug fixes. This new Radeon DRM Linux 3.19 pull request can be found via the dri-devel list. Read more

Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world

In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common. Read more

Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming?

While I generally don't recommend Nouveau for Linux gaming systems due to the re-clocking still being a huge work-in-progress to allow the graphics cards to effectively operate at their designated clock frequencies / performance states, I decided to run some fresh tests using the Linux 3.18 kernel and Mesa 10.4-devel to see where things stand today. For the tested Kepler graphics cards that support re-clocking, I tested them at their maximum obtained re-clocked frequencies where the system was stable -- generally still below their rated core/memory frequencies. Read more