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LXer: CentOS 7.3 (1611) Linux Distro Officially Released for ARM64/AArch64 Machines

Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:38:00 AM
CentOS developer Jim Perrin reports on January 4, 2017, the release and general availability of the CentOS Linux 7.3 (1611) operating system for AArch64/ARM64 machines.

LXer: How to install or upgrade to PHP 7 on CentOS 7 Linux Server

Thursday 5th of January 2017 05:29:23 AM
The objective is to install or replace existing PHP 5 with PHP 7 on CentOS 7 Linux server. As you will see, this procedure is fairly simple when using Remi Repository.

Reddit: GNOME vs KDE in 2017?

Thursday 5th of January 2017 04:42:37 AM

Which one is better in terms of overall features and stableness?

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LXer: Open spec router SBC offers 5x GbE, wireless, and SATA

Thursday 5th of January 2017 04:20:46 AM
Sinovoip's “Banana Pi BPI-R2” router SBC gives you 5x GbE, WiFi, BT, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, SATA, and mini-PCIe, plus a quad-core -A7 MediaTek MT7623N. Like the R1, which debuted at $75, but no longer appears to be available, the R2 model runs Linux or Android, offers four GbE LAN ports, one GbE WAN port, and WiFi (802.11n) .

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:51:08 AM
  • We have 99 keys of IMPOSSIBALL to give away to Linux gamers willing to test it out

    The developer of IMPOSSIBALL [Steam, Official Site] is working to bring the game to Linux, so they have sent us tons of keys to throw at you so you can test it.

    The developer isn't too familiar with Linux just yet, so they are bringing you all in to help polish it up.

    The beta is open to anyone who already owns it, otherwise you can claim your key below!

  • Eco - Global Survival Game, an incredibly interesting looking game that's already on Linux

    I was pointed towards 'Eco - Global Survival Game' [Steam, Official Site] thanks to a GOL follower and after looking it up, I decided to check it out a little more closely.

    The game was funded thanks to Kickstarter, where it bagged $202,760 towards helping development.

    The good news is that it's already on Linux. I read reports that early Alpha versions are already up to date for Linux, so I picked up a copy to test it out. I am pleased to personally confirm that it does have a Linux version already.

    I jumped right in on the only server that appeared to be compatible and I was genuinely surprised. The people on it welcomed me and pointed me to the starter guide right away. It's so damn refreshing to be greeted by friendly people in an online game!

    The game is really quite good-looking in a simple way. They've gone for a more cartoon-like visual style than realism, which is done really well. People have compared it to Minecraft, but it's not "blocky" at all. The gameplay is also vastly different, since you have skills, a social system and so on.

  • Retro-Pixel Castles updated again and will get a new name
  • Rich Geldreich, a former Valve developer, has an interesting blog post about Valve supporting Linux and OpenGL

    I fondly remember reading the Valve blog post about getting Left 4 Dead 2 running faster on Linux than it did on Windows. I remember feeling so happy about everything that was happening. Rich Geldreich was the one feeding the information to Gabe Newell himself (the owner of Valve) who wrote the blog post.

  • The "Faster Zombies!" blog post

    Gabe Newell himself wrote a lot of this post in front of me. From what I could tell, he seemed flabbergasted and annoyed that the team didn't immediately blog this info once we were solidly running faster in OpenGL vs. D3D. (Of course we should have blogged it ourselves! One of our missions as a team inside of Valve was to build a supportive community around our efforts.) From his perspective, it was big news that we were running faster on Linux vs. Windows. I personally suspect his social network didn't believe it was possible, and/or there was some deeper strategic business reason for blogging this info ASAP.

  • Steam's Linux Efforts Were Influential To Microsoft, Other Companies

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TuxMachines: SystemRescueCd 4.9.1 Rescue & Recovery Live CD Lands in 2017 with Linux 4.8.15

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:48:26 AM

SystemRescueCd creator François Dupoux is also kicking off the new year with a brand-new release of his popular live system developed for system recovery and rescue operations.

SystemRescueCd 4.9.1 is the first point release to the 4.9 series, which was initially announced at the end of October 2016, and it ships with new kernels. While the standard one was updated to the long-term supported Linux 4.4.39 kernel for both rescue32 and rescue64 editions, the alternative kernel is now Linux 4.8.15.

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Reddit: RX 480 vs GTX 1060: Which is better for a Linux user?

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:44:28 AM

It's been many months since these cards were released, and now I'm at the point where I'll be getting one or the other. While it's for gaming on Windows I will also have a Linux partition and I always take into account Linux compatibility/performance when buying hardware.

So at this stage; which card is looking to have better Linux support?

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Phoronix: NVIDIA @ CES 2017 Livestream

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:15:23 AM
Jen-Hsun Huang's keynote presentation for NVIDIA is going on tonight at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017)...

LXer: FLOSS Weekly 416: FreeDOS

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:12:09 AM
Jim Hall has been involved in free software / open source software since 1993, when he was still an undergraduate physics student. His first experience was with GNU Emacs, and later he contributed a few patches for GNU Emacs on Apollo/DOMAIN.

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 5th of January 2017 02:14:42 AM

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LXer: MongoDB Data Being Held For Ransom

Thursday 5th of January 2017 02:03:32 AM
Those deploying MongoDB on AWS appear to be most vulnerable to an attack that is wiping data and then demanding a bitcoin ransom.

Phoronix: Linux 4.10's ath9k Driver Should Have Lower Latency & Less Bufferbloat

Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:27:20 AM
As part of the ongoing battle with bufferbloat are some improvements to the ath9k WiFi driver with the Linux 4.10 kernel...

LXer: Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 Improves Hybrid Cloud Management

Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:00:38 AM
New release of Red Hat's hybrid cloud management platform provides improved container, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack capabilities.

Phoronix: Intel DRM Driver Patches For Render Decompression On Skylake+

Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:07:46 AM
The latest development patches up for testing on Intel's DRM kernel driver is for supporting render decompression on the display engine of Skylake hardware and newer...

Reddit: HBO Go on arch not working

Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:02:57 AM

Reddit: Packages vulnerability scanner?

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:57:53 PM

Is there a package vulnerability scanner for Linux ? Kind of like Nikto but for Linux desktops instead of web applications. I did a little research and found Lynis but it doesn't provide information about which package is vulnerable or any CVE id .

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LXer: Applied Expert Systems, Inc.'s CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:57:44 PM
One of the most important characteristics of the contemporary data center, notesApplied Expert Systems, Inc. (AES), is that an ever-increasing amount of the traffic isbetween servers. Realizing the resulting need to facilitate improved server-to-servercommunications, AES developed CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux v2.5 with KVM Monitoring.

Reddit: Is there a tiling window manager with a global menu bar?

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:10:10 PM

I like i3, but I hate every application having its own menu bar. I really prefer that there be one permanent global menu bar at the top of the screen. Is there any i3/xmonad/etc style WM that offers this?

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    Tech giant Asus is taking on the Raspberry Pi with its own DIY-friendly single-board computer that's said to offer 4K video playback and 24-bit audio support in exchange for a hefty £55 price tag.
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    Making its rounds this morning as a "Raspberry Pi competitor" is the Tinker Board from ASUS. The Tinker Board is ASUS' take on an ARM SBC similar to what's already offered by a plethora of vendors. The Tinker Board features a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 processor with ARM Mali T764 graphics and there is 2GB of DDR3 memory.