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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 15th of September 2016 06:37:34 PM
  • OpenStack API Benchmarking and Scaling — 3 Test Cases
  • Red Hat and Veritas Team to Support Applications on OpenStack

    Now that so many enterprises have moved from the evaluation stage to deployment of OpenStack, they are in need of ways to organize and protect the applications they run in the cloud. That calls for storage, application management and security solutions--a space where Veritas has traditionally been prominent.

    Now, Red Hat, which has been accelerating its OpenStack efforts, has announced a collaboration with Veritas aimed at supporting business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack. The two companies have already teamed on business continuity, storage management and data protection solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization. Now they plan to work together "to offer predictable quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads, regardless of scale."

  • KDE at FISL 2016

    The 17th edition of the International Free Software Forum (FISL) took place, as usual, at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul's Convention Center, city of Porto Alegre, from 13th to 16th July. FISL is the largest FOSS conference in Latin America and a quite traditional venue to get a comprehensive panorama of all sorts of FOSS-related new topics: technical advances, adoption cases, FOSS and education, hacker culture, just to mention a few.

    This year, FISL started an effort which aims at strengthening the respect for diversity in FOSS communities. Many activities were led by and/or had the participation of minority groups, emphasizing the need for respect and diversity regarding gender identity, special needs, sexual orientation, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status.

  • To EGLStream or not

    The announcement of KDE Neon dev/unstable switching to Wayland by default raised quite a few worried comments as NVIDIA’s proprietary driver is not supported. One thing should be clear: we won’t break any setups. We will make sure that X11 is selected by default if the given hardware setup does not support Wayland. Nevertheless I think that the amount of questions show that I should discuss this in more detail.

  • LVFS and ODRS are down
  • Updates Enhance Audio, Graphics, Telepathy

    Snapshots this week added new sensations for Tumbleweed users, but there were plenty of other updates in the repositories to get people excited.

    While snapshot 20160907 added some subpackages to enhance PulseAudio and updated telepathy-qt5 to version 0.9.7, GStreamer fixed quite a few bugs in its update to version 1.8.3 to improve media processing. Wine’s 32-bit subpackage update in the snapshot, bringing it to version 1.9.18, added support for multiple kernel drivers in a single process.

  • Samsung’s Gear 360 Now Works with other smartphones, See how

    Samsung’s Gear 360 camera works with just a few high-end Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the same way the Gear VR headset only supports select Samsung smartphones. Seems Samsung placed some sort of restriction of all other smartphone brands, allowing the app to support only some mostly high-end Samsung smartphones. The Korean giant also disabled 4K video filming in the Gear 360 on all devices except the Galaxy S7. But all these are now past, as a new modified version of the Samsung Gear 360 Manager has emerged which opens up the Gear 360 to work with other smartphones.

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Phoronix: Chrome 54 Beta Brings Custom Elements V1: Create Custom HTML Tags

Thursday 15th of September 2016 06:32:13 PM
Google today is rolling out the Chromium/Chrome 54 web-browser beta, which incorporates several new features for web developers plus media platform improvements for Chrome on Android...

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 15th of September 2016 06:31:36 PM

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Reddit: Trying to boot from usb. Wrote usb with ubuntu. usb has archlinux.iso ----- does anyone know how to fix this?

Thursday 15th of September 2016 05:20:22 PM

after entering the bios boot options, i selected my usb from the list. I got an error message that said "EF1 USB1 PATH 1 (PNY USB 2.0 FD) has been blocked by the current security policy."

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LXer: What the rise of permissive open source licenses means

Thursday 15th of September 2016 05:13:51 PM
Restrictive licenses such as the GNU GPL are steadily falling out of favor — and lawyers may be to blame.

Phoronix: KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Now Available In Beta Form

Thursday 15th of September 2016 05:04:52 PM
The beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.8 -- the first Plasma 5 long-term support release -- is now available for early testing...

Reddit: Why is Linux not more popular than it is?

Thursday 15th of September 2016 05:02:50 PM

I just started using LM18 the other day at home (but have Linux experience from work) and everything about it works better than Windows 10. I don't have to deal with the random slowdown I dealt with in Windows 10 nor all the thrown in apps I would never in a million years use. And on top of all that, it's free. There are programs to closely mimic most all Windows programs that usually perform even better than their windows counterparts.

Is it just that people are not aware that there is an alternative to Windows that's free and in almost every way better (with the exception of 3rd party support simply because it's not as popular)? Maybe the fact that it's never an option on store-bought PCs or laptops for the more casual users?

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Reddit: Ten Linux One-liners Worth Trying.

Thursday 15th of September 2016 04:59:29 PM

Thought to share a smaller collection of useful Linux one-liner commands. These could come pretty handy at times.

  • Find all files containing a specific string and delete them. grep -lrIZ Windows . | xargs -0 rm -f --

  • Rename all file in a folder with a prefix in a single command. rename 's//Unix_/' * ls | xargs -I {} mv {} Unix_{}

  • Find Out the system's Arch-type. uname -m | sed 's/x86_//;s/i[3-6]86/32/' getconf LONG_BIT

  • Create a folder and enter into it at the same time. mkdir folder && cd !$

  • Determine the last cat command executed. !cat:p

  • Find out the recently logged-in users. last [UserNameHere]

  • Command to test the internet bandwidth. wget -O - https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py | python

  • Command to determine the version of USB devices installed. lsusb -v | grep -i bcdusb

  • Find out the VM type currently running. sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

  • Get the sum of all threads running in the system. ps -eo nlwp | tail -n +2 | awk '{ num_threads += $1 } END { print num_threads }'

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TuxMachines: Solus Still Not Ready, NVIDIA on Wayland, Pimpin' Xfce

Thursday 15th of September 2016 04:00:38 PM

When Apache began the public discussion of what to do with OpenOffice, I knew someone would bring up the LibreOffice remerger. Today Jack Wallen did just that. Elsewhere, Neil Rickert said that Solus still needs more work to be a daily driver and more on NVIDIA with Wayland was discussed in the Land of Wobbly Windows. Sebastian Kuegler blogged Plasma 5.8 excludes Wayland from long term support and Bruce Byfield highlighted seven KDE applications sometimes forgotten and Dedoimedo pimped Xfce.

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LXer: Carla Shroder: On Farming and Linux

Thursday 15th of September 2016 03:19:29 PM
One of the many things we like about Ms. Shroder is that she makes difficult technology easy to understand. She’s also fun to read. And as you’ll discover in this interview, she’s also a quick wit who won’t be backed into a corner.

Linux.com: How to Get Started Writing Web Applications with Node.js

Thursday 15th of September 2016 03:00:25 PM
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Linux.com: Marrying Ephemeral Docker Containers to Persistent Data

Thursday 15th of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

Docker containers are ephemeral by design. They come and they go like a herd of hyperactive squirrels, which is great for high availability, but not so great for preserving your data. Kendrick Coleman of EMC {code} demonstrated how to have both ephemeral containers and persistent data in his talk called "Highly Available & Distributed Containers" at ContainerCon North America.

More in Tux Machines

Next Huawei Smartwatch Could Run Tizen, not Android Wear

Today, we are hearing some news that Huawei is said to be developing smartwatches that will run Tizen! According to JoongAng Ilbo, a South Korean daily newspaper published in Seoul, Huawei are currently working with Samsung to deploy the operating system in its next smartwatches. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Microsoft paid me $650 to scrub Windows 10 from my grandpa's PC, says man
    Microsoft has paid the relative of an Alzheimer’s patient for having to scrub his PC clean of Windows 10. Jesse Worley said he'd received a cheque for $650 from Microsoft – seen by The Register – which he told us he'd received after threatening the giant with court action over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade. Tech consultant Worley sought payment from the vendor for the 10 hours it took to rebuild his grandfather’s custom-build PC, re-installing Windows 7 to resemble Windows XP, in order to banish Windows 10. However, Worley – inspired by the case of a Californian woman over the unauthorised upgrade of her PC to Windows 10 – told The Reg he wasn’t interested in the money. He’d wanted to Microsoft to acknowledge it had slipped up with its notorious Get Windows 10 (GWX) nagware notifications, which he branded “deliberately misleading”. “Had Microsoft not gone out of their way to be deceptive, my grandfather pretty clearly wouldn't have been updated to Windows 10," he said.
  • Why kid hackers should have a Linux computer
    Kids these days are quite amazing in how fast they learn how to use computers. And what better system for a young hacker than a Linux computer? A writer at Medium recently shared the story of how his young nephew got his very own Linux computer.
  • The Linux Setup - Daniel Foré, elementary OS
    Daniel is the founder of elementary OS, the distribution that’s famous for its own look. Daniel came to Linux through a love of customizing Windows XP, so it’s no surprise he also came to appreciate the flexibility of Linux. Interestingly, especially given the strong visual aesthetic of elementary, Daniel’s favorite app is the Scratch text editor!
  • Proxmox VE 4.3 Officially Released with New Reference Documentation, Updated GUI
    Today, September 27, 2016, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH proudly announced the immediate availability of the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 4.3 open source, Linux-based hyper-converged server virtualization solution. The biggest new feature of the Proxmox VE 4.3 release appears to be a new reference documentation that users can download in various formats, including as EPUB, PDF or HTML, helping newcomers get started with Proxmox much faster. However, it looks like it is based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie" and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating systems, running LXC 2.0 and Linux kernel 4.4 LTS.
  • SUSE Overhauls Partner Program for Linux, Storage, OpenStack Cloud, Management
    SUSE is launching an overhauled channel partner program to address four key customer needs: Enterprise Linux, software-defined storage (SDS), OpenStack cloud and systems management. The bolstered partner efforts comes only a few weeks after HP Enterprise (HPE) named SUSE as its preferred Linux distribution.
  • Onion Creates a $5 Linux Computer with Wi-Fi, Designed for IoT Applications
    Onion has produced a $5 tiny Linux computer that supports JavaScript, Python, PHP and more. In its KickStarter campaign, Onion calls the Omega2 the "World's smallest Linux server, with Wi-Fi built-in."
  • Free Today: September Issue of Linux Journal (Retail value: $5.99)

Kernel Space/Linux

Leftovers: Software

  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
  • [GNOME Maps:] Planning a trip
  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.