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Reddit: system-storage-manager, are LVMs really that easy now?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 06:12:20 PM

I've been learning the differences in RHEL6 & RHEL7 lately and I noticed that you can no longer install system-config-lvm on RHEL7. After some reading I found system-storage-manager and read the man pages for it. I then added a new virtual disk to a VMWare VM, installed using "yum install system-storage-manager -y", then I found my new disk's name with "ssm list", it was /dev/sdb and I made note of the pool name that I wanted to extend. Then extending it was as simple as "ssm /dev/sdb -p poolName". I was blown away with how simple this was compared to the old command line process of extending an lvm. It was even simpler than using the old GUI system-config-lmv. It was so easy I'm questioning it, has the process really been simplified this much? If so I already love RHEL7.

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Reddit: GNOME design: saving space since 2009 (or so)

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 06:09:51 PM

LXer: NASA's Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 06:04:33 PM
NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

Phoronix: Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:52:56 PM
While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works...

Phoronix: NIR Still Being Discussed For Mesa, LLVM Gets Brought Up Again

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:37:22 PM
Last week NIR was announced as a new intermediate representation for Mesa. Discussion around this new but experimental IR continues to happen among upstream developers while Mesa developers are back to discussing LLVM too...

TuxMachines: Meet Cornelius Schumacher - Akademy Keynote Speaker

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:27:04 PM

At Akademy 2014, outgoing KDE e.V. Board President Cornelius Schumacher will give the community keynote. He has attended every Akademy and has been amazed and inspired at every one of them. If you want more of what KDE can bring to your life, Cornelius's talk is the perfect elixir.

Here are glimpses of Cornelius that most of us have never seen. They give a sense of what has made him a successful leader of KDE for several years.

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Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:15:26 PM

The GSoC might have come to an end, but I am very happy with the progress that we have made porting the Plasma Active to KF5. In my previous blogposts i have describe some of the stuff which they have been ported. So at the moment a lot of the basic features have come back to the Plasma Active, so yes it is at a usable state One of the big changes is that Nepomuk has been replaced with Baloo. Despite the fact that a lot of the Nepomuk stuff has been ported, there are still some things left, for example the timeline and tag support on the active-filebrowser.

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TuxMachines: Mozilla Unveils $33 Intex Cloud FX Smartphone

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:58:39 PM

Mozilla is targeting first time smartphone buyers who haven’t yet upgraded their basic feature phones because of high prices or technology specifications.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jane Hsu, director of product marketing at Mozilla based in Taiwan, explains how the company was able to bring down the cost of smartphones and discusses Mozilla’s future plans.

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TuxMachines: Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:47:29 PM

The group is one of the more diverse consortiums, with members ranging from consumer electronics and chipset manufacturers to retailers and service providers. Primarily, work revolves around the AllJoyn open-source framework, which AllSeen said acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact.

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TuxMachines: Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:37:20 PM

The simple fact is that Linux has changed the world and been a tremendous success outside the desktop, and there is nothing wrong with that. Android is hardly the only Linux-based platform that has made a big mark. Linux is huge on servers, in embedded technology, and is a constant prompt for innovation on emerging platforms. Ubuntu is the most popular platform for building OpenStack deployments on. Supercomputers all over the world run Linux, and Chrome OS is based on it.
So Linux is making a huge difference globally, and it is time for detractors to stop focusing exclusively on its status on the desktop.

read more $99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:34:50 PM
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 

Phoronix: Plasma Active Is Mostly Ported To KDE Frameworks 5

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:32:05 PM
With this year's Google Summer of Code over, Antonis Tsiapaliokas shared a status update concerning the state of KDE's Plasma Active being ported to KF5...

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:25:47 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:25:41 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:25:37 PM

LXer: How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:10:11 PM
How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our important data inside the distro. If the harddisk is not encrypted then we can easily retrieve our data with the help of live-cds or live-USB boot devices, but if the harddisk was encrypted then situation becomes little hectic. I will cover the topic for encrypted harddisk data retrieval from Ubuntu distros.

LinuxToday: New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

Phoronix: While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.

Reddit: Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:38:24 PM

TuxMachines: 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:37:11 PM

When it comes to Linux gamers wanting a discrete graphics card backed by open-source drivers, the only solution right now to truly recommend for those serious about performance and making use of the hardware is really AMD Radeon graphics. While Nouveau has been making much progress, until re-clocking and other issues are worked out the performance can be unbearably slow depending upon the particular graphics processor or run into other problems. (Of course, when talking about proprietary graphics drivers on Linux, the story is entirely different, or if considering integrated Intel HD Graphics.) For those pursuing a AMD Radeon GPU for their own Steam Box/Machine build and hope to use the open-source Gallium3D drivers, here's some Steam on Linux gaming benchmarks from almost two dozen different GPUs.

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Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released – Screenshot Tour

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