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Phoronix: Total War: WARHAMMER NVIDIA Linux Benchmarks

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:44:53 PM
With Feral Interactive releasing Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux this morning, you are probably curious how well this Linux OpenGL game port will perform with your graphics card prior to spending $60 USD for the game. Up now are my NVIDIA GeForce benchmarks for Total War: WARHAMMER on Ubuntu Linux with nine different graphics cards. In the hours ahead will be the relevant AMD tests with this newest AAA Linux game as soon as I finish up that testing.

Reddit: Customizing LibreElec

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:14:39 PM

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!

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Linux.com: Software Defined Networking Fundamentals Part 2: Switches and Network Architecture

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:09:58 PM
Title: Software Defined Networking Fundamentals Part 2: Switches and Network Architecture22 NovLearn more

Reddit: Why is Apache Vulnerable by Default?

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:08:48 PM

Reddit: Is Init still relevant?

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:06:18 PM

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?

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LXer: Python versus R for machine learning and data analysis

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:31:27 PM
Machine learning and data analysis are two areas where open source has become almost the de facto license for innovative new tools. Both the Python and R languages have developed robust ecosystems of open source tools and libraries that help data scientists of any skill level more easily perform analytical work.read more

Linux.com: OwnTracks Part 2: Using Your Location Data

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:30:25 PM
Title: OwnTracks Part 2: Using Your Location Data22 NovLearn more

Linux.com: How to Build a Minecraft Server with Raspberry Pi 3

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:07:09 PM
Title: How to Build a Minecraft Server with Raspberry Pi 322 NovLearn more

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:01:23 PM
  • 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.

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Reddit: Why I love Linux, and strace especially

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:01:17 PM

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.html

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LXer: Radio Free Linux

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:17:07 PM
You would have a difficult time today finding a radio station thatwas all-live and did not have some kind of computerized, automated means ofstoring and playing audio.

Phoronix: Fedora 25 Officially Released & I Highly Recommend It

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:15:38 PM
Fedora 25 was officially christened this morning...

Phoronix: The Unheard Of Company Behind The Failed Ubuntu Tablet Now Aims For OpenSUSE Tablet

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:09:52 PM
Back in 2014~2015 was talk of an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign and the company would just send along prototype pictures and specifications along with some pricing goals. That "UbuTab" Ubuntu Tablet never materialized but now that same group of folks is trying a crowdfunding campaign for an openSUSE tablet...

Reddit: Fedora 25 Released

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:02:21 PM

Reddit: Search-oriented tools for Unix-style mail

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:48:25 PM

Phoronix: Total War: WARHAMMER Released For Linux

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:40:01 PM
Right on schedule, Feral Interactive has released Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux...

TuxMachines: Linux-y things I am thankful for

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:19:35 PM

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.)

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TuxMachines: Radio Free Linux

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:17:29 PM

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.

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More in Tux Machines

64-bit Raspberry Image and OpenStack at SUSE

  • openSUSE Leap 42.2 gets 64-bit Raspberry Image
    The latest release from openSUSE has new images available for the Raspberry Pi and joins SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi in becoming the initial distributions with 64-bit for the Raspberry Pi 3. The 64-bit image of openSUSE Leap 42.2 for the Raspberry Pi 3 has been out for a couple weeks. “The ARM and AArch64 Images for openSUSE Leap 42.2 are not a once-only release,” said Dirk Mueller. “They get continuously updated and include fixes as the Leap 42.2 port matures over time. These are the first usable images, and more variants with more fixes will come over time.”
  • OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Does A 64-bit Spin For The Raspberry Pi 3
    Following SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as being available in a 64-bit edition catered to the Raspberry Pi 3, openSUSE developers have now released a 64-bit image of Leap 42.2 for the RPi3.
  • http://ostatic.com/blog/suse-buys-hpes-openstack-and-cloud-foundry-assets-talent
    Back in November, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of an industry-standard platform for cloud applications, announced that SUSE had increased its engagement and support of Cloud Foundry by becoming a Platinum member. Now, SUSE has entered into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to acquire technology and talent that will expand SUSE's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. In addition, the company announced that it will accelerate its entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market, and said that the acquired OpenStack assets will be integrated into SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

DFI announced an Intel Braswell based “BW051” Pico-ITX SBC with up to 8GB DDR3L, mini-PCIe, SATA 3.0, mSATA, and Linux support. DFI, which earlier this year tapped Intel’s “Braswell” generation of SoCs for its BW968 COM Express Compact Type 6 module, has now chosen Braswell for a Pico-ITX SBC. The 100 x 72mm BW051 ships with 4-6W Braswell processors including dual or quad-core Celeron models, the quad-core 1.6GHz Pentium N3710, and quad-core, 1.04GHz Atom x5-E8000. Read more

Shuttleworth Foundation/Mozilla Foundation Overlap

  • Helen Turvey Joins the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors
    Today, we’re welcoming Helen Turvey as a new member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Helen is the CEO of the Shuttleworth Foundation. Her focus on philanthropy and openness throughout her career makes her a great addition to our Board. Throughout 2016, we have been focused on board development for both the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation boards of directors. Our recruiting efforts for board members has been geared towards building a diverse group of people who embody the values and mission that bring Mozilla to life. After extensive conversations, it is clear that Helen brings the experience, expertise and approach that we seek for the Mozilla Foundation Board.
  • Why I’m joining Mozilla’s Board, by Helen Turvey
    For the last decade I have run the Shuttleworth Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that looks to drive change through open models. The FOSS movement has created widely used software and million dollar businesses, using collaborative development approaches and open licences. This model is well established for software, it is not the case for education, philanthropy, hardware or social development.

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