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LXer: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Has Started Taking Shape After Ubuntu 15.10

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:36:10 AM
After the short-term support release Ubuntu 15.10, the next long-term support release Ubuntu 16.04 has been opened for development. The release that is named "Xenial Xerus" has received initials packages. The final release of Ubuntu 16.04 is expected to come out in 30, April, 2016.

Reddit: Help: I want to learn how to code an operating system.

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:04:05 AM

hello guys, I have taken a course in operating system in my university and i am interested in taking it forward to the next level. I have been doing a lot of reading the same topic but i don't know where to start or how to start. if someone can shine a light in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time

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LXer: How to use Avogadro molecule editor and visualizer in education on Linux

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:41:48 AM
Avogadro is a molecule editor and visualizer, and one of the most advanced open source scientific software tools. It features many capabilities that can be useful in teaching as education can be much more effective when theory is combined with the actual depiction of realistic models. Here is a basic tutorial on how to use Avogadro in education.

Phoronix: The State Of Fedora Workstation 23, Looking Ahead To Fedora 24

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:19:44 AM
Red Hat's Christian Schaller has written another status update concerning the state of Fedora Workstation 23 while also looking ahead to Fedora Workstation 24...

TuxMachines: SUSE: Rolling Awesome of the Day

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:57:34 PM

If you’re a Tumbleweed and KDE aficionado, this is a good day. You’ll see some major updates:

Plasma 5.4.2
Frameworks 5.15
Applications 15.08.2
Qt 5.5.1

Now, yes, that’s all minor versions but stability is a big deal!

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TuxMachines: Spark: Enterprise ready by 2016, open source central

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:47:46 PM

Open-source-driven innovation has been at the heart of IBM’s approach to innovation. Linux is probably the best known example of IBM’s investment in open and exemplifies how quickly innovation can be derived, and Big Blue is a specialist at leveraging this community while providing for it.

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LXer: RaspEX Linux Distro Brings Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Raspberry Pi 2

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:46:03 PM
We've been informed earlier today, October 28, by Arne Exton that there's a new version of his RaspEX GNU/Linux distribution, updated to the recently released Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Be Powered Soon by Linux Kernel 4.3 RC7

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:32:05 PM

The development of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) has started, and we even know the launch date for it. We can now begin to track the Linux kernels that will be implemented in the daily builds.

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TuxMachines: GParted 0.24.0 Partition Editor Software Arrives with Support for ZFS Filesystems

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:29:49 PM

Curtis Gedak has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the GParted 0.24.0 open-source partition editor software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Phoronix: Looking Forward To The Linux 4.4 Merge Window Next Week

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:22:54 PM
If all goes well, Linux 4.3 will be released this weekend followed by the opening of the merge window for Linux 4.4...

TuxMachines: The Beauty of the i3 Tiling Window Manager

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:04:15 PM

If you don’t have much need for a full desktop environment, i3 is a great option. And the beauty of Linux is that if I do need something more robust, desktop-wise, Unity is just a login session a way. But aside from going into it for screenshots and for some odd trackpad configurations I couldn’t figure out in i3 (I’ve since discovered the joy of gsynaptics, which works just fine from i3), it’s really been a pleasure to use.

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More in Tux Machines Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware has a category on its website named “Philosophy of the GNU Project,” where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon. Read more

Ubuntu Touch Devs Might Release an OTA-8.5 Hotfix Update for Ubuntu Phones

Earlier today, November 25, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent his daily report for the day of November 24, 2015, informing all Ubuntu Phone users about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers on the Ubuntu for phones operating system. Read more

Systemd — unit dependencies and order

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up units. You may have heard from casual users that systemd starts everything together. Some people believe this is true, and that’s why the system starts faster. But the reality is not quite that simple. Let’s look a little more deeply at how systemd understands unit relationships. Read more

today's leftovers

  • AWS launches EC2 Dedicated Hosts so you can bring your own Linux licence
    AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced the arrival of a new service called EC2 Dedicated Hosts. The new feature will allow companies to run the software they pay for on multiple virtual machines using a single server, giving more granular management to finding what applications are working on what virtual machine. AWS has outlined the advantages of EC2 Dedicated Hosts in a blog post by evangelist Jeff Barr.
  • Unikernels, meet Docker!
    The demo described here is just the beginning. There are many implementations of unikernels and there’s plenty of work ahead to ensure they can all reap the benefits of integration, as well as improving Docker itself to make the most of these new technologies. Look over the collection of unikernel projects and contribute your experiences to this blog!
  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux
    While leaked slides indicate AMD was planning better gaming on Linux for Crimson, in the end they really didn't deliver. Even for their mentioned games, when testing various Linux OpenGL games on three different systems the performance was largely unchanged.
  • New HPCG Benchmark List Goes Beyond LINPACK to Compare Supercomputers
    The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced this week at SC15. This is the fourth list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the TOP500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC’14 a year and a half ago, containing only 15 entries and the SC’14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 60 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community.
  • New Opera 34 Beta Is Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.58, Brings Linux and Mac Fixes
    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 34.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  • Hamster rediscovered
    If you like to track your time in a fine granular way, consider to use project-hamster with the GNOME Shell extension.
  • Distro hopping: feeling good with my time on LXLE
    Well the time has come to officially switch off from LXLE. This time around however I find myself in a weird spot. I’ve honestly struggled with LXLE; not in using the distribution itself but rather coming up with things to write about it. That isn’t to say that LXLE is bad by any stretch of the imagination, in fact it is quite good, it’s just that once you get used to the light weight desktop environment (DE) there is a perfectly capable “heavy weight” distribution underneath. What I mean by this is that once you get used to the DE and it fades into the background you’re left with a perfectly functional distribution that could just as easily have been Ubuntu or Linux Mint or Fedora or {insert your favourite one here}.
  • Netrunner 17 'Horizon' is here -- download the Kubuntu-based Linux distro now
    About a week ago, the Netrunner team released an update to its rolling release operating system. Based on Arch/Manjaro, I advised Linux beginners to steer clear, and instead opt for the Kubuntu-based variant. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, the Ubuntu community is arguably friendlier and better for newbies -- there are a ton of instructions and .deb files available too. More importantly, however, the rolling release could be less stable overall.
  • Netrunner 17 Screenshot Tour
  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screenshot Tour
  • Tumbleweed install for November
    For this month, I installed Tumbleweed on my laptop. I had installed Leap 42.1 to overwrite my previous Tumbleweed install on that laptop. This computer uses legacy booting. I gave Tumbleweed a 40G partition, which I formatted as “ext4”. I also allowed it to use the swap and home file systems from my encrypted LVM on that computer.
  • Python 3 Porting FAD: Lessons Learned
  • Fossetcon 2015 Orlando Florida – Lake Buena Vista Hilton 19 – 21 November 2015
  • Reproducible builds: week 30 in Stretch cycle