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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:39:45 PM

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:37:52 PM

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LXer: NES Classic runs Linux, a new 0 A.D. alpha, and more gaming news

Saturday 19th of November 2016 03:57:23 PM
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at Nintendo's NES Classic Edition running Linux, SDL support for Unity 5.6, 0 A.D. Ulysses, and more gaming news.Open gaming roundup for November 6-19, 2016 read more

Reddit: BTRFS or BcacheFS or HAMMER2 for future enterprise/desktop use?

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:57:14 PM

Which future reliable FS for enterprise/desktop use after all planned features are added and bug-free?

  1. BTRFS - Featureful but looks under-performant and the chaotic codebase curbs enhanceability.

  2. Bcachefs -Plans BTRFS features but promises better performance and codebase quality.

  3. HAMMER2 - Cool desktop/seamless distributed FS with superset of BTRFS features planned. Most curious of all the designs here as it uses radix-trees rather than B-trees and integrates clustering.

Likely ruled out:

ZFS - Plan lacks seamless pool resizing and ‘block pointer rewrite’ to fix long-term fragmentation.

XFS - No plans for data checksums and transparent encryption.

Tux3 - Seems dead and no plans for transparent encryption.

Reiser4 with data checksumming - No plans for deduplication.

NILFS2 - No plans for transparent encryption.

F2FS - No plans for online error correction.

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Reddit: You reckon foobar2000 will ever hit linux?

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:47:46 PM

One thing I miss about windows is the ability to natively use foobar2000. Everything about it rocks - the endless customization and the ever so simple library browser and visualizers. I know you can run it on WINE, but it just ain't the same. The menus don't match your shell theme at all, and media controls don't work (ie. the ones on the keyboard, play/pause, forward, back).

So my question for discussion, do you reckon the official foobar2000 will ever come to linux? Also, what player do you currently use to replace foobar, if you don't run it with WINE? Why?

I am currently using Lollypop because I need something with a library browser, sort by album and FLAC support. I'd use deadBeeF if it were not for its poor management of library folders and albums (you have to import every album, and the main menu only lists songs by album, not just the albums and then contents (I need it like a set of folders))

discuss kthx

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Reddit: Possible Redshift Feature in Gnome

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:34:04 PM

"I just tested this again and my code from #742149 actually still works entirely fine (one hunk needs manual merging) and it actually does work on wayland." (Last Comment)

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Phoronix: GTX 1060 vs. RX 480 - The ~$200 GPU Decision For Linux Gamers

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:20:03 PM
Without a doubt, the Radeon RX 480 is a great ~$200 USD graphics card for someone caring a lot about open-source driver support. But with the Pascal-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 also costing about the same, what's the better decision for a Linux gamer who may not be religious about his driver choices? Here is some food for thought...

LXer: Python Advanced Dictionaries

Saturday 19th of November 2016 02:03:01 PM
You've already gotten acquainted with dictionaries, but just like the other data structures Python supports, there are methods and more powerful ways to use them. There aren't as many methods for working with dictionaries as there are for lists, but that's because dictionaries just don't need them. Plus, many of the ones that do exist, work to break down dictionaries into lists and tuples to make them easier to manage. So, those list methods can be used in conjunction with the dictionary ones to create an efficient machine for handling data.

Phoronix: Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan Hits New Milestone

Saturday 19th of November 2016 01:47:59 PM
A developer's effort to implement Direct3D 9 (D3D9) over the Vulkan API has now reached its "fourth milestone" but a lot of work remains...

Phoronix: New Heterogeneous Memory Management For Linux, Will Be Supported By NVIDIA/Nouveau

Saturday 19th of November 2016 01:30:00 PM
Jerome Glisse has sent out the latest version of his patches now for Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM), which he's been working on the Linux kernel since 2014...

Phoronix: EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync Patches For Mesa

Saturday 19th of November 2016 01:28:15 PM
Rob Clark on Friday sent out the patches for implementing the EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync extension within Mesa's EGL and Gallium3D code...

Phoronix: It Turns Out The Btrfs RAID 5/6 Issue Isn't Completely Fixed

Saturday 19th of November 2016 01:20:22 PM
Earlier this week we reported on the Btrfs RAID5/RAID6 code being fixed, well, it appeared to. However, now the Btrfs developers have clarified that the situation isn't entirely resolved...

LXer: Privacy made simple with Firefox Focus

Saturday 19th of November 2016 12:08:39 PM
Today we launched Firefox Focus, a brand new iOS browser that puts user privacy first. More than ever before, we believe that everyone on the Internet has a right to protect their privacy. By launching Firefox Focus, we are putting that belief into practice in a big way.

Reddit: Minecraft for Linux is coming

Saturday 19th of November 2016 11:56:00 AM

LXer: The Linux Foundation changes its events branding

Saturday 19th of November 2016 10:14:17 AM
If you've been paying close attention to how The Linux Foundation has been expanding from just Linux to all of open-source software, you could see this coming. The Foundation has just announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon are being combined under one umbrella event: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

TuxMachines: Red Hat CEO on Microsoft, Google, and Cutting Edge Software

Saturday 19th of November 2016 10:10:11 AM

Even among technology companies, Red Hat has to stand out as one of the geekiest firms in the business.

The enterprise company offers services and support around the Linux open-source operating system, which non-techies can think of as a free equivalent of Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s MacOS. Developers and IT operators, however, regard Linux as more than just a free service: It’s the underpinning of some of the most popular apps and software used today.

For instance, if you’ve ordered a car ride from Uber or bought digital storage from Amazon, it’s likely Linux OS was in a corporate data center somewhere along the line, making sure the appropriate software was chugging along.

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TuxMachines: Mozilla Firefox 50.0 Web Browser Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes, Update Now

Saturday 19th of November 2016 08:32:43 AM

Three days after we reported on the official availability of the Mozilla Firefox 50.0 web browser for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, it looks like users of the Ubuntu Linux OS can now install the application.

Also: Mozilla Thunderbird 45.5.0 Supports Changes to Character Limit in Twitter

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TuxMachines: Tails 3.0 Anonymous Live OS to Be Based on Debian 9 "Stretch", Require 64-bit PC

Saturday 19th of November 2016 08:30:20 AM

A few days after the announcement of Tails 2.7, the development team behind the popular amnesic incognito live system based on Debian GNU/Linux unveiled a few technical details about the next major release.

Yes, we're talking about Tails 3.0, which is now in development and appears to be the next major update of the anonymous live OS that ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden used to protect his identity online. Tails is a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution built around the popular Tor anonymity network and Tor Browser anonymous browser.

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Bulgaria, France, UK, US support OGP free software policy

The United States of America and three EU Member states - Bulgaria, France and the United Kingdom - have pledged support for the open source policy, making it an official part of the ‘Paris Declaration’, the outcome of the 4th Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), taking place in Paris this week. The open source policy is also supported by the city of Austin (USA). Read more

Wine 2.0 Takes Shape, First Release Candidate Updates the Mono Engine, More

A few moments ago, the Wine development team was proud to announce the general availability of the first Release Candidate of the upcoming Wine 2.0 open-source software for running Windows apps on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. Read more Also: Wine 2.0-rc1 Arrives, Prepares For Wine 2.0

Antivirus Live CD 21.0-0.99.2 Helps You Protect Your Computer Against Viruses

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki proudly informs Softpedia today about the general availability of the Antivirus Live CD 21.0-0.99.2 bootable ISO image for scanning computers for viruses and other malware. Read more

Bulgaria to make EUPL preferred open source licence

Next week, the government of Bulgaria will make the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) the preferred licence to be used for governmental software development projects. An ordinance, to be adopted on Wednesday, will allow projects to use around ten popular free and open source software licence approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) - an open source advocacy organisation. Read more