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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:56:56 PM

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Phoronix: POCL Is Working On OpenCL-Over-CUDA With New Backend

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:39:34 PM
POCL, the Portable Computing Language project, aiming to provide a portable OpenCL implementation for usage against different CPUs and back-ends, has been working on CUDA support...

Phoronix: Red Hat Is Hiring Another Developer For Open-Source Graphics / GPU Compute

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:21:17 PM
Red Hat is looking to hire another developer to specialize in advancing the open-source graphics stack...

Reddit: Odd question: Any relatively ADHD friendly Linux guides out there?

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:10:55 PM

I've been using Linux off and on for the past 11~ years since I was in the 8th grade; starting with Ubuntu 6.06. I'm familiar with basic troubleshooting, not afraid of getting deep into config files, and have even managed to install a kernel module or two. However, I have never quite been able to really stick with Linux and get to the point that I would call proficiency; to the point of many tasks becoming second nature.

I have severe ADHD, barely controlled on 90mg of Adderall per day. However I don't think my inability to stick with Linux is a strict matter of focus. I'm moderately successful in programming (A few flavors of ASM (mostly RISC), C, Python, and Haskell are the bulk of my experience). My best guess is that man pages--for the most part--are excessively verbose atrocities of documentation. I feel that there has to be a middle ground that is both technical and terse.

Does anyone know of any guides that may help me out here?

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LXer: Quick guide for Linux check disk space

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:54:32 PM
In the world of Linux | Unix system administration one of our tasks is to perform Linux check disk space. Performing Linux check disk space operation makes us aware about the current utilization of the mount point within the system. Here is a list of command for Linux check disk space.

TuxMachines: Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:28:18 PM

With the death of yet another open source/free software/Linux-based mobile platform, Ubuntu Touch, clearly it is time for us to sit down and have a frank discussion about what we in the free software world can reasonably accomplish in a mobile platform.

One of the biggest issues—if not THE biggest issue—with Ubuntu Touch was that it simply had goals that were far too aggressive to reasonably achieve. It suffered from the all-too-common malady known in software development as feature creep.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:13:16 PM

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Images for Oracle

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:10:44 PM
  • Certified Ubuntu Images available on Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service

    Certified Ubuntu images are now available in the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, providing developers with compute options ranging from single to 16 OCPU virtual machines (VMs) to high-performance, dedicated bare metal compute instances. This is in addition to the image already offered on Oracle Compute Cloud Service and maintains the ability for enterprises to add Canonical-backed Ubuntu Advantage Support and Systems Management. Oracle and Canonical customers now have access to the latest Ubuntu features, compliance accreditations and security updates.

  • Canonical's Certified Ubuntu Images Land in Oracle's Bare Metal Cloud Service

    Canonical announced the official availability of Certified Ubuntu images in Oracle's Bare Metal Cloud Services, which accompany the images that the company already provides in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

    Canonical's Certified Ubuntu images in Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services are a great addition because they promise to provide developers with dedicated, high-performance bare-metal compute instances, as well as virtual machines with up to 16 Oracle Compute Unit (OCPU). They also add the ability for Oracle's enterprise customers to access the latest and greatest Ubuntu features.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:07:42 PM

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Desktop Security

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:03:20 PM
  • How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

    Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.

    Let’s explore each of these methods in more depth. You can also download the entire set of recommendations as a handy guide and checklist.

  • Google zero-trust security framework goes beyond passwords

    With a sprawling workforce, a wide range of devices running on multiple platforms, and a growing reliance on cloud infrastructure and applications, the idea of the corporate network as the castle and security defenses as walls and moats protecting the perimeter doesn’t really work anymore. Which is why, over the past year, Google has been talking about BeyondCorp, the zero-trust perimeter-less security framework it uses to secure access for its 61,000 employees and their devices.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:01:35 PM

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TuxMachines: SystemD and Linux (Kernel)

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:57 PM
  • systemd ❤ meson

    After hearing good things about meson for a long time, I decided to take the plunge and started working on porting the build system of systemd to meson. In our case "build system" is really a system — 11.5k lines in configure.ac and two Makefile.am s. This undertaking was bigger than I expected. Even though I had the initial patch compiling most of the code after a weekend of work, it took another three weeks and 80 patches [1] to bring it to mergeable state. There are still minor issues outstanding, but the pull request has been merged, so I want to take the opportunity to celebrate and summarize my impressions about meson.

  • Systemd Lands Meson Build System Support

    Systemd can now be built with the Meson build system as an alternative to its traditional Make support.

  • Another Stable Update Released for the Linux 3.18 Kernel, Adds Many Improvements

    One day after announcing the release of the Linux 4.10.12, 4.9.24, and 4.4.63 kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of yet another maintenance update to the Linux 3.18 kernel series.

  • Kernel Developers Still Discussing Raising Linux's Compiler Requirements

    Linux kernel developers are still looking to raise the requirements of GCC for building the Linux kernel.

    It turns out some developers are still using GCC 4.1 for building the mainline Linux kernel, largely for MIPS and other niche architectures. Plus some developers still are using older GCC compiler releases for allegedly better compiler warnings. But at least in 2017 it's looking like there's some agreement on beginning to mandate later GCC 4.x compilers as a minimum for being able to build newer kernel releases.

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TuxMachines: Trying Out Nouveau's Accelerated Pascal Support With DRM-Next, Mesa 17.2-dev

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:14 PM

One of the many features to look forward to with Linux 4.12 is the Nouveau DRM driver providing initial 3D/accelerated support for GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 "Pascal" graphics cards. Here are some benchmarks of this open-source NVIDIA driver support for these latest-generation GPUs compared to the proprietary driver.

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TuxMachines: Debian Shutting down public FTP services

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:58:23 PM
  • Shutting down public FTP services

    After many years of serving the needs of our users, and some more of declining usage in favor of better options, all public-facing debian.org FTP services will be shut down on November 1, 2017. These are:

  • Debian closing off public FTP servers after many years online

    The official date for them to be shut down is November 1, 2017. They stated the reasons being that FTP servers have no support for caching or acceleration, they haven't used FTP in their installers for years and other understandable reasons.

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Reddit: bcachefs: Faster fsck and mount times

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:50:54 PM

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Document Freedom Day 2017

  • Happy Document Freedom Day
    It is with great pleasure again that we are announcing Document Freedom Day celebration. As we mentioned we gave people 1 more month to prepare for the event and run it on Wednesday April 26th so it’s today! DFD is the international day to celebrate and raise awareness of Open Standards. Open Standards goes beyond essays and spreadsheets and covers all digital formats from artwork, sheet and recorded music, email, or statistics. They provide freedom from data lock-in and the subsequent supplier’s lock-in.
  • LibreOffice in The Matrix [m]

Why GPL Compliance Education Materials Should Be Free as in Freedom

I am honored to be a co-author and editor-in-chief of the most comprehensive, detailed, and complete guide on matters related to compliance of copyleft software licenses such as the GPL. This book, Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide (which we often call the Copyleft Guide for short) is 155 pages filled with useful material to help everyone understand copyleft licenses for software, how they work, and how to comply with them properly. It is the only document to fully incorporate esoteric material such as the FSF's famous GPLv3 rationale documents directly alongside practical advice, such as the pristine example, which is the only freely published compliance analysis of a real product on the market. The document explains in great detail how that product manufacturer made good choices to comply with the GPL. The reader learns by both real-world example as well as abstract explanation. However, the most important fact about the Copyleft Guide is not its useful and engaging content. More importantly, the license of this book gives freedom to its readers in the same way the license of the copylefted software does. Specifically, we chose the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license (CC BY-SA) for this work. We believe that not just software, but any generally useful technical information that teaches people should be freely sharable and modifiable by the general public. Read more

Android Leftovers

today's leftovers

  • MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
    It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0. MPV 0.25.0 is a major milestone and comes with significant changes, such as the fact that starting with this release, all future versions of the player will be tagged on the master branch. Also, this is the first release of MPV to drop support for Mac OS X 10.7 and earlier builds.
  • KDE Plasma 5.9.5 Is the Last in the Series, KDE Plasma 5.10 Is Coming End of May
    As expected, today KDE announced the availability of the fifth maintenance update to the current stable, yet short-lived KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, versioned 5.9.5. KDE Plasma 5.9.5 is here more than a month after the release of the KDE Plasma 5.9.4 update, which most probably many of you use on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions. But the time has come to update your installations to KDE Plasma 5.9.5, the last point release in the series, adding more than 60 improvements across various components.
  • What was Linux like ten years ago?
    Linux has improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade, and more and more people have come to appreciate its power and flexibility. But a redditor recently wondered what it was like to run Linux ten years ago, and he got some very interesting responses from Linux veterans.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 33
    It has been a long time since our last status update! The reason is the end of the previous sprint caught quite some of the YaST Team members on vacations and, when the vacation period was over, we were so anxious to jump into development to make YaST another little bit better that the blog post somehow fell behind. But it’s time to pay our (reporting) debts. So these are some of the highlights of the 33th development sprint that finished on April 11th.
  • StackIQ announces support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Raspberry Pi and NetApp Storage Arrays in major new release, Stacki 4.0
  • Red Hat repackages its application management tech into software containers
    A year after buying application connectivity startup 3scale Inc., Red Hat Inc. is making the technology that it obtained through the deal available in a new form geared toward tech-savvy firms. Unveiled on Thursday, Red Hat 3scale API Management – On Premise runs on the company’s OpenShift Container Platform and is designed to be deployed inside Docker instances. It’s an alternative to the original cloud version of 3scale for organizations that wish to keep their operations behind the firewall. The software should be particularly appealing to government agencies and firms in regulated industries, which often can’t move certain workloads off-premises due to security obligations.
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Available
    Ubuntu 17.10 daily build images are available to download.
  • This Script Can Make GNOME Shell Look like Windows, Mac, or Unity
    GNOME Shell’s stock experience is fairly vanilla, but with the right ingredients you can give it an entirely different flavour. GNOME Layout Manager is a new script in development that takes advantage of this malleability.
  • 96Boards Officially Launches The HiKey 960 ARM Board
    The 96Boards organization has announced the official launch and shipping of the HiKey 960.