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Reddit: Installed Manjaro, when I boot: Black Screen

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 02:29:22 AM

So I made a installer USB with the latest stable release of Manjaro (16.08). At first the USB wouldn't even boot it would load a bit then go to a black screen. I got it to boot by trying a few times. Managed to install it to a partition on my disk but now the installation wont boot and just goes to a black screen.

System specs are: i5 2.3ghz Skylake 12GB RAM

Why is this happening? I was really looking forward to trying a linux distro after so long not using one.

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TuxMachines: Elementary OS 0.4 'Loki' Review | An Easy To Use Linux Distribution

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 02:18:53 AM

Elementary OS is one of the most beautiful Linux distros that I have ever tried. It is based on Ubuntu and the version 0.4 of Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This review has been written after using the operating system for a complete week.

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Reddit: 4 spaces for tab

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 02:18:02 AM

How would I modify my keyboard layout to add four spaces if I type AltGr+Tab?

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LXer: FreeBSD 11.0 Operating System Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 02:16:07 AM
The FreeBSD Foundation proudly announced the release and general availability of the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system based on the latest BSD and Open Source technologies.

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:43:52 AM

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Reddit: Walkie-Talkie Software Recommendation Needed

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:09:16 AM

I am in looks for a walkie-talkie cross platform software. Something like Voxer, but for desktop. We have small team of ten employees. Everybody works on Ubuntu & Windows machines. Most of the messaging apps like Wire or Tox send voice messages or direct calls. What I need, just regular push to talk, old school, secretary like messages, where I could just send a voice message and it will be automatically played on the other side. No need to reach out for phones.

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LXer: Mini-ITX board gets it going with AMD G-Series

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:01:47 AM
Acrosser’s “AMB-A55ET1” Mini-ITX SBC taps AMD’s dual-core, 1.65GHz G-Series T56N, and offers dual mini-PCIe, dual SATA, and 8x USB ports. Sometimes the best SBC isn’t the fastest and most feature rich, but the one that can do the job right at the right price. Assuming the AMB-A55ET1 is priced as low as we would expect, […]

Reddit: Noob Question: Need to add Linux to a laptop. The OS will be 64 bit. What processor, how much memory is required?

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 12:39:19 AM

I have never built a Linux PC, but I need to do this to test out a Linux product. Please help.

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LXer: Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta released-Final release is expected at the end of month

Monday 10th of October 2016 11:47:27 PM
Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 is making its way to final release and it is now one more step closer to this by having its beta release.Yes, the Ubuntu based beauty with Moksha DE(Moksha is a forked version of well known Enlightenment DE) got its beta release i.e. Bodhi LInux 4.0.0 Beta after months of release of Alpha version.Back in July,Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 alpha released.

TuxMachines: GoboLinux 016 Joins the 64-bit Revolution, First Alpha Is Based on Awesome WM

Monday 10th of October 2016 11:43:05 PM

GoboLinux developer Lucas C. Villa Real announced today, October 10, 2016, the general availability of the first Alpha pre-release version of the upcoming GoboLinux 016 GNU/Linux operating system.

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Reddit: [WIP] Quick-Back: My WIP attempt at a backup tool using rsync

Monday 10th of October 2016 11:19:10 PM

Today I was bored and discovered how to use rsync, something I surprisingly didn't know how to do already. I decided to make a script that would allow me to plug in my external drive, type in one command, and have a brand new bootable backup. It is extremely bare bones and probably only works on my system, hence the WIP.

Any comments, tips, and tricks would greatly be apreciated.

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TuxMachines: Choqok 1.6 Micro-Blogging Client Lands for KDE Users with Better Twitter Support

Monday 10th of October 2016 11:07:38 PM

Today, October 10, 2016, Choqok developer Andrea Scarpino was excited to announce the availability of the final release of the Choqok 1.6 micro-blogging client for users of the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

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LinuxInsider: Google's New Fonts Chip Away at Written Language Barriers

Monday 10th of October 2016 11:07:32 PM
Project Noto, one of Google's most ambitious undertakings ever, has reached a milestone. Noto now supports 800 languages and 100 writing scripts, the companies announced last week. Google and Monotype launched the open source initiative to create a typeface family that supports all the languages in the world, even rarely used languages. Both serif and sans serif letters with up to eight weights are supported, as well as numbers, emoji, symbols and musical notation. "Noto" is short for "no tofu."

Reddit: What can we do about Microsoft paying computer manufacturers to ban Linux on their machines, like Lenovo?

Monday 10th of October 2016 10:58:20 PM

Obviously they will try to do it on every brand.

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LXer: 4 versatile boards for fast, inexpensive IoT development

Monday 10th of October 2016 10:21:41 PM
Want to develop wearable or very compact applications, networked applications, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and prototype your brainstorms quickly and inexpensively? Then this roundup of versatile open source hardware boards is for you. All you need is a few pieces of hardware, basic soldering skills, and some JavaScript more

LinuxToday: AllSeen Alliance Merges into Open Connectivity Foundation for IoT

Monday 10th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Two open-source IoT efforts join forces in a bid to accelerate interoperability

TuxMachines: Arrow now offering Red Hat’s hybrid cloud solutions in UK

Monday 10th of October 2016 09:47:41 PM

Arrow has announced it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider programme, allowing it to distribute the company's hybrid cloud solutions to its channel customers in the UK.

Now customers and independent software vendors can benefit from Arrow's extensive partner network, which in turn, will be fully supported to sell Red Hat's innovations.

The products Arrow will be selling will help cloud hosting, system integrators and managed service providers resell Red Hat's full range of products using its on-demand, via multi-tenant, dedicated, and managed models.

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TuxMachines: Kexi 3.0.0 Released as the Perfect Microsoft Access Replacement for Linux

Monday 10th of October 2016 09:45:40 PM

The development team of the Kexi open-source visual database applications creator distributed as part of the Calligra office suite for KDE-based GNU/Linux distributions announced the release of Kexi 3.0.0.

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TuxMachines: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Brings Enhancements to the Build Tools, Security Fixes

Monday 10th of October 2016 09:43:50 PM

The Apache Software Foundation released today, October 10, 2016, the third maintenance update to the OpenOffice 4.1 stable series of the open-source and cross-platform office suite.

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: KDE


  • 4 Useful Cinnamon Desktop Applets
    The Cinnamon desktop environment is incredibly popular, and for good reason. Out of the box it offers a clean, fast and well configured desktop experience. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a little better with a few nifty extras. And that’s where Cinnamon Applets come in. Like Unity’s Indicator Applets and GNOME Extensions, Cinnamon Applets let you add additional functionality to your desktop quickly and easily.
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest
    The hackfest is aimed to raise the standard of the overall core experience in GNOME, this includes the core apps like Documents, Files, Music, Photos and Videos, etc. In particular, we want to identify missing features and sore points that needs to be addressed and the interaction between apps and the desktop. Making the core apps push beyond the limits of the framework and making them excellent will not only be helpful for the GNOME desktop experience, but also for 3rd party apps, where we will implement what they are missing and also serve as an example of what an app could be.
  • This Week in GTK+ – 21
    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 335 commits, with 13631 lines added and 37699 lines removed.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Puppet Unveils New Docker Build and Phased Deployments
    Puppet released a number of announcements today including the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build and a new version of Puppet Enterprise, which features phased deployments and situational awareness. In April, Puppet began helping people deploy and manage things like Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and CoreOS. Now the shift is helping people manage the services that are running on top of those environments.
  • 9 reasons not to install Nagios in your company
  • Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes
    At LinuxCon Europe in Berlin I gave a talk about Kubernetes titled "Why I love Kubernetes? Top 10 reasons." The response was great, and several folks asked me to write a blog about it. So here it is, with the first five reasons in this article and the others to follow. As a quick introduction, Kubernetes is "an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications" often referred to as a container orchestrator.
  • Website-blocking attack used open-source software
    Mirai gained notoriety after the Krebs attack because of the bandwidth it was able to generate — a record at well over 600 gigabits a second, enough to send the English text of Wikipedia three times in two seconds. Two weeks later, the source code for Mirai was posted online for free.
  • Alibaba’s Blockchain Email Repository Gains Technology from Chinese Open Source Startup
    Onchain, an open-source blockchain based in Shanghai, will provide technology for Alibaba’s first blockchain supported email evidence repository. Onchain allows fast re-constructions for public, permissioned (consortium) or private blockchains and will eventually enable interoperability among these modes. Its consortium chain product, the Law Chain, will provide technology for Ali Cloud, Alibaba’s computing branch. Ali Cloud has integrated Onchain’s Antshares blockchain technology to provide an enterprise-grade email repository. Onchain provides the bottom-layer framework for Ali Cloud, including its open-source blockchain capabilities, to enable any company to customize its own enterprise-level blockchain.
  • Netflix on Firefox for Linux
    If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use DRM for HTML5 media should now just work, such as Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, the Netflix crew haven't 'flicked a switch' yet behind the scenes for Firefox on Linux, meaning if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser at the moment, you'll likely just come across the old Silverlight error page. But there is a workaround. For some reason, Netflix still expects Silverlight when it detects the user is running Firefox, despite the fact that the latest Firefox builds for Linux now support the HTML5 DRM plugin.
  • IBM Power Systems solution for EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server
    The primary focus of this article is on the use, configuration, and optimization of PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server running on the IBM® Power Systems™ servers featuring the new IBM POWER8® processor technology. Note: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 operating system was used. The scope of this article is to provide information on how to build and set up of PostgreSQL database from open source and also install and configure EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server on an IBM Power® server for better use. EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server on IBM Power Systems running Linux® is based on the open source database, PostgreSQL, and is capable of handling a wide variety of high-transaction and heavy-reporting workloads.
  • Valgrind 3.12 Released With More Improvements For Memory Debugging/Checking
  • [Valgrind] Release 3.12.0 (20 October 2016)
  • Chain Launches Open Source Developer Platform [Ed: If it’s openwashing, then no doubt Microsoft is involved]
  • LLVM Still Looking At Migration To GitHub
    For the past number of months the LLVM project has been considering a move from their SVN-based development process to Git with a focus on GitHub. That effort continues moving forward.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released With File Manager Improvements
    Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment for BSD and Linux. We show you what's new in its latest release, and how you can install it on Ubuntu.
  • Study: Administrations unaware of IT vendor lock-in
    Public policy makers in Sweden have limited insight on how IT project can lead to IT vendor lock-in, a study conducted for the Swedish Competition Authority shows. “An overwhelming majority of the IT projects conducted by schools and public sector organisations refer to specific software without considering lock-in and different possible negative consequences”, the authors conclude.
  • How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
    Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
  • Where to find the world's best programmers
    One source of data about programmers' skills is HackerRank, a company that poses programming challenges to a community of more than a million coders and also offers recruitment services to businesses. Using information about how successful coders from different countries are at solving problems across a wide range of domains (such as "algorithms" or "data structures" or specific languages such as C++ or Java), HackerRank's data suggests that, overall, the best developers come from China, followed closely by Russia. Alarmingly, and perhaps unexpectedly, the United States comes in at 28th place.

OSS in the Back End

  • AtScale Delivers Findings on BI-Plus-Hadoop
    Business intelligence is the dominant use-case for IT organizations implementing Hadoop, according to a report from the folks at AtScale. The benchmark study also shows which tools in the Haddop ecosystem are best for particular types of BI queries. As we've reported before, tools that demystify and function as useful front-ends and connectors for the open source Hadoop project are much in demand. AtScale, billed as “the first company to allow business users to do business intelligence on Hadoop,” focused its study on the strengths and weaknesses of the industry’s most popular analytical engines for Hadoop – Impala, SparkSQL, Hive and Presto.
  • Study Says OpenStack at Scale Can Produce Surprising Savings
    Revenues from OpenStack-based businesses are poised to grow by 35 percent a year to more than $5 billion by 2020, according to analysts at 451 Research. In its latest Cloud Price Index, 451 Research analyzes the costs associated with using various cloud options to determine when it becomes better value to use a self-managed private cloud instead of public or managed cloud services. The idea is to createa complex pricing model that takes into consideration the major factors impacting total cost of ownership (TCO), including salaries and workload requirements.The 451 study found that because of the prevalence of suitably qualified administrators, commercial private cloud offerings such as VMware and Microsoft currently offer a lower TCO when labor efficiency is below 400 virtual machines managed per engineer. But where labor efficiency is greater than this, OpenStack becomes more financially attractive. In fact, past this tipping point, all private cloud options are cheaper than both public cloud and managed private cloud options.
  • How OpenStack mentoring breaks down cultural barriers
    Victoria Martinez de la Cruz is no stranger to OpenStack's mentorship opportunities. It's how she got her own start in OpenStack, and now a few years later is helping to coordinate many of these opportunities herself. She is speaking on a panel on mentoring and internships later this week at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Spain. In this interview, we catch up with Victoria to learn more about the details of what it's like to be a part of an open source internship, as well as some helpful advice for people on both sides of the mentoring process.