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TuxMachines: Early Benchmarks Of FreeBSD 11.0 vs. DragonFlyBSD 4.6 vs. Linux Distributions

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:43:59 PM

Following last week's DragonFlyBSD 4.6 benchmarks I carried out a fresh comparison of FreeBSD 10.3 vs. FreeBSD 11.0 (Beta 4 at the time) along with the DragonFlyBSD results and a few of the popular Linux distributions. Here are those numbers.

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TuxMachines: Speed boost for Ubuntu

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:42:37 PM

MY Linux desktop PC (dual core 3GHz Pentium D and 4GB RAM) has been showing its age recently so I looked online for ways to bring back some of its old snap.

I had recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and found, for the most part, that my old PC was still capable of running it quite well. But I noticed that the flashy animation and 3D effects were slowing down some applications, making them feel sluggish. Much as I like my eye candy, I like a smooth-running PC better, so I decided to ditch the animations.

To do this, I used Classic GNOME Flashback, a 2D desktop environment that’s clean and easy to use. The quickest way to install it is to open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) and type these two commands (followed by Enter):

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TuxMachines: Firefox 49 for Linux gains plugin-free support for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:34:12 PM

The Linux version of Firefox 49 is due for a proper release in September, although preview versions are currently available for those who want to try it out. With Widevine being free for anyone to use, Firefox's adoption of plugin-free support for it could well mean that the standard is embraced by a larger number of sites. Support for DRM makes the protocol particularly appealing to content providers, as does the lack of license fee.

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TuxMachines: Security News

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:32:40 PM
  • New FFS Rowhammer Attack Hijacks Linux VMs

    Researchers from the Vrije University in the Netherlands have revealed a new version of the infamous Rowhammer attack that is effective at compromising Linux VMs, often used for cloud hosting services.

  • Fixing Things

    Recent reports that TCP connections can be hijacked have kicked an anthill at Kernel.org. Linus and others have a patch.

  • Minica - lightweight TLS for everyone!

    A while back, I found myself in need of some TLS certificates set up and issued for a testing environment.

    I remembered there was some code for issuing TLS certs in Docker, so I yanked some of that code and made a sensable CLI API over it.

  • Guy Tricks Windows Tech Support Scammers Into Installing Ransomware Code

    A man named Ivan Kwiatkowski managed to install Locky ransomware on the machine of a person who was pretending to be a tech support executive of a reputed company. Ivan wrote his experiences in a blog post tells that how the tech support scammer fell into the pit he dug for innocent people.

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TuxMachines: Google Fuschia To Run On Magenta Kernel Instead Of Linux

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:25:15 PM

Fuschia, the brand new operating system of Goggle, is currently in the works with a promising Magenta Kernel. While rumors spread that this latest OS from Google might combine Android and Chrome OS into one, we dig deeper on Fuschia’s potential benefits and drawbacks.
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Google Source reveals the latest information and GitHub leaks it as "Pink+Purple=Fuchsia (a new Operating System)." The code repository does not discuss further details, though.

Also: Google waves goodbye to Linux for new IoT OS Fuchsia - coming soon to Raspberry Pi

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TuxMachines: 5 Best Linux Gaming Distributions That You Should Give a Try

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:19:34 PM

One of the major reasons why Linux usage has lagged behind in comparison to Windows and Mac OS X operating systems has been it’s minimal support for gaming. Before some of the powerful and exciting desktop environments came to existence on Linux, when all a user would utilize was the command line to control a Linux system, users were restricted to playing text based games which did not offer convenient features comparable to graphical games of today.

However, with the recent progressive development and immense advancement in the Linux desktop, several distributions have come into the limelight, offering users great gaming platforms with reliable GUI applications and features.

Also: Snow Horse released with Linux support recently, it sits firmly in my 'whut' pile

Slain: Back from Hell, a revamp of the not well reviewed Slain is now on Linux, looks much improved now

Shadow Warrior 2, the awesome looking FPS is due out in less than two months

Nine Parchments, a co-operative blast'em up game of magic mayhem announced from Frozenbyte

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Phoronix: That Radeon Performance Regression For R9 290 & Co Might Be Nailed

Monday 15th of August 2016 04:18:59 PM
Present in the Linux 4.7 kernel and thus far in the Linux 4.8 development cycle has been a significant performance regression affecting the Radeon R9 290 and other select GPUs. This performance drop has been very noticeable and I've seen it since Linux 4.7-rc1 while finally an independent user went through the process of bisecting the kernel to find the problematic commit of this hefty performance drop...

LXer: IoTivity 2.0: What's in Store?

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:57:18 PM
In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

Reddit: New kali install no taskbar/icons help

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:29:41 PM

Linux.com: Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:00:30 PM

Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that is difficult to automate: poor network connectivity. He will describe a testing approach which emulates network connectivity and which integrates existing Linux kernel features into higher level tools such as Kubernetes and Weave Scope.

LXer: runC: The little container engine that could

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:00:07 PM
runC, a lightweight universal container runtime, is a command-line tool for spawning and running containers according to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification. That's the short version. The long version: The governance umbrella created by Docker, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, and many other partners to create a common and standardized runtime specification has a readable spec document for the runtime elements of a container, and a usable implementation based on code contributed to the OCI by Docker.read more

LinuxToday: How to configure a static IP address on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

On CentOS 7 or RHEL 7 it's important to understand the proper use of the NetworkManager daemon.

Phoronix: Firefox 49 To Offer Linux Widevine Support, Firefox Also Working On WebP Support

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:58:56 PM
There are two exciting bits of Mozilla Firefox news to pass along today: Winevine support on Linux out-of-the-box to handle Netflix and friends. Separately, WebP image support is being worked on...

Reddit: What would it mean for Linux if google ditched it for they OS?

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:49:14 PM

With the recent news on Fuchsia and they not using the Linux kernel for it, I was wondering. Was Google using the Linux kernel for Android beneficial for Linux? What would it mean for Linux if Google ditched it now?

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LXer: VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:02:56 PM
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig's bid to have VMware's knuckles rapped for breaching the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) has failed, for now, after the Landgericht Hamburg found in Virtzilla's favour.

Linux.com: Automatically Deploy Build Images with Travis

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:00:44 PM
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Reddit: 4 open source alternatives to Evernote

Monday 15th of August 2016 01:59:31 PM

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