- Total War: WARHAMMER Linux specifications announced for the release tomorrow, Mesa supported for AMD
Total War: WARHAMMER Linux Requirements Announced - AMD & NVIDIA GPUs
With Feral Interactive releasing Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux this week, today they published the system requirements.
- The itch app has a new major version, still as slick as ever
Fiery Disaster, a simple Tower Defence game now available for Linux
Instead, you're defending gates with an assortment of weapons. As waves of enemies approach you need to maximise your shots while keeping your weapons from overheating. A very simple idea, but it's not actually all that easy with the overheating mechanic. A missed shot or two can end up being fatal as you wait for the cool-down.
- Ghostlords, a turn-based RPG about capturing ghosts set in a ruined Great Britain
Steam's Autumn sale to begin soon, date also leaked for the Winter sale
Keep your wallets close, as the next major Steam sale will be happening soon. As usual, someone has leaked the dates.
Playing Terrordrome on OpenMandriva Lx 3.0
Today, as my daughter was watching YouTube videos, she found one about a fighting game called Terrordrome. This is a fighting game with a retro look that features several characters of horror films, such as Chucky, Pinhead, Jason, and Pumpkinhead.
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Telco TV/OTT and IPTV operators must deal with the fact that many IP transport streams are asynchronous. This makes the streams prone to poor video quality due to jitter if they are sent to Program Clock Reference (PCR)-compliant devices. A new corrective solution for this challenge is DVEO's Jitter Box IP/IP, a low-power, Linux-based IP PCR jitter-correction appliance.
Designed for telco TV/OTT and IPTV operators, the Jitter Box IP/IP corrects the PCR in IP video transport streams so IP streams can be jitter-free and interoperate with PCR-sensitive devices, such as modulators, muxers, decoders and encapsulators. If an IP stream is not compliant, the Jitter Box IP/IP can make it so. Jitter Box IP/IP also features a web-based GUI that is manageable from anywhere, adds DVEO.
In memoriam: Pieter Hintjens
Former FFII President, erstwhile OFE collaborator, and personal friend, Pieter Hintjens, passed away last month at the age of 53. Pieter was a programmer, an influential thinker, and a prolific writer who inspired many. While we did not always agree, I always appreciated the intelligence and passion he brought to everything he did. He will be much missed.
Best open source management tools
Open source software provides an attractive alternative to more costly commercial products, but can open source products deliver enterprise-grade results? To answer this question we tested four open source products: OpenNMS, Pandora FMS, NetXMS and Zabbix. All four products were surprisingly good. We liked Pandora FMS for its ease of installation and modern user interface. In general, we found configuration to be easier and more intuitive with Pandora than the other contenders. NetXMS came in a close second with a nice user interface, easy to configure rules and a solid user manual. Overall, we found all four products suitable for enterprise use, particularly in small-to-midsize environments
Pandora FMS wins open-source management shootout
Doing more with less remains an ongoing challenge for IT execs. Making sure everything keeps humming along to meet service-level agreements can be challenging for resource-stretched IT departments. For all but the smallest shops, effective monitoring requires tools that provide a meta view of the entire infrastructure with drill-down capabilities.
4 ways to open up your project's infrastructure
Open source isn't just about opening up your code—it's also about building a supporting infrastructure that invites people to contribute. In order to create a vibrant, growing, and exciting project, the community needs to be able to participate in the governance, the documentation, the code, and the actual structures that keep the project alive. If the overall "hive" is doing well, it attracts more individuals with diverse skills to the project.
Minoca, it's 'another' lightweight OS for IoT
New on the scene is recent times is Minoca OS, a general purpose open source operating system written specifically to conserve power, storage and memory.
Upstream training, scientific research, and more OpenStack news
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.
Early Stage Startup Heptio Aims to Make Kubernetes Friendly
Two Former Google staffers the built the original Google Compute Engine and helped to create Kubernetes are launching their own company to fill a perceived gap in the container orchestration market.
Heptio was officially announced on Nov. 17, as yet another company in the ever-growing landscape of vendors aiming to support the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. Heptio is noteworthy in that it was recently founded and led by the same two Google staffers, Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, that originally created Kubernetes in the first place.
GLobjects 1.0.0 Released For OpenGL Aide
GLobjects 1.0.0 has been released as an open-source library designed to make OpenGL usage "modern, less cluttered, and less error-prone."
GLobjects 1.0 is derived from glbinding and OpenGL Mathematics and provides a object-oriented C++-based interface.
Speak at The Linux Foundation’s Invite-Only Open Source Leadership Summit
The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit (formerly known as Collaboration Summit) is where the world’s thought leaders in open source software and collaborative development convene to share best practices and learn how to create and advance the open source infrastructure that runs our lives.
The Linux Foundation is now seeking executives, business and technical leaders, open source program office leaders, and open source foundation and project leaders to share your knowledge, best practices and strategies with fellow leaders at OSLS, to be held Feb. 14-16, 2017, in Lake Tahoe, CA.
LLVM Developer Meeting 2016 Videos Posted
The videos from the LLVM Developer Meeting 2016 conference that took place at the beginning of November are now online.
Outreachy Winter 2016 Projects/Participants Announced
The accepted participants and their projects for the Outreachy Winter 2016 session were announced earlier this month for helping females and other under-represented groups engage in free software development.
- Your car will be recalled in 2017 thanks to poor open-source security [Ed: Microsoft proxy Black Duck helps CBS create more crappy, non-factual, alarmist FUD against FOSS]
- Microsoft: don’t edit Linux files in Windows [Ed: First Microsoft broke the MBR and excused itself for doing so rather than actually fix it. Now this...]
Cloud computing is the cornerstone of the digital economy. Companies across industries now use the cloud -- private, public or somewhere in between -- to deliver their products and services.
A recent survey of industry analysis and research that we conducted for our 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud report produced overwhelming evidence of this.
Forty-one percent of all enterprise workloads are currently running in some type of public or private cloud, according to 451 Research. That number is expected to rise to 60 percent by mid-2018. And Rightscale reports that some 95 percent of companies are at least experimenting in the cloud. Enterprises are continuing to shift workloads to the cloud as their expertise and experience with the technology increases.
There has always been a debate about how close Linux can get to the real operating system (OS), the core proprietary Unix variants that for two decades defined the limits of non-mainframe scalability and reliability.
But times are changing, and the new narrative may be when will Unix catch up to Linux on critical reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features such as hot patching?
Hot patching, the ability to apply updates to the OS kernel while it is running, is a long sought-after but elusive feature of a production OS.
It is sought after because both developers and operations teams recognise that bringing down an OS instance that is doing critical high-volume work is at best disruptive and at worst a logistical nightmare. Its level of difficulty also makes it somewhat elusive.
There have been several failed attempts and implementations that almost worked, but they were so fraught with exceptions that they were not really useful in production.
While I generally wait until a few days/weeks past a Fedora release to upgrade, this past weekend I already switched my main production system over to Fedora 25 ahead of tomorrow's release. That's the first time I've been so ambitious with a Fedora release, but in testing it over the past few weeks (and months) on a multitude of test systems, the quality has been excellent and by far is most favorite release going back to the Fedora Core days -- and there's Wayland by default too, as just the icing on the cake.
MuQSS is the successor to the BFS scheduler and its first major release was last month for this scheduler that currently doesn't have any ambitions to go mainline. On OpenBenchmarking.org this weekend were some independent benchmarks of the new scheduler.
Greg Kroah-Hartman announces on the 19th of November the availability of the ninth maintenance update in the stable series, which currently powers several rolling distributions, including the popular Arch Linux, Solus, and openSUSE Tumbleweed.