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Reddit: Destructible environment steam games

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:44:58 PM

(Obviously I'm looking for ones compatible with Linux.) I'm getting bored of just shooting people and blowing up cars in Saints Row IV. I want to be able to blow up buildings, but I don't want to have to use Windows. I want the aspect that Battlefield has, where you can blow up any building. I don't want Minecraft, Terraria or anything like that. Any and all help is appreciated.

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LXer: Rate Limiting with nginx

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:35:10 PM
This article explains how to use the nginx HttpLimitReqModule to limit the number of requests for a given session. This is useful, for example, if your site is hammered by a bot doing multiple requests per second and thus increasing your server load. With the ngx_http_limit_req_module, you can define a rate limit, and if a visitor exceeds this rate, he will get a 503 error.

Reddit: I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi zero. Is there a certain "GNU/Linux for dummies" you would suggest to understand the rabbit hole I'm getting myself into?

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:27:23 PM

Howdy yall. Short and sweet, I don't know the first thing about 'the other OS' besides it being 'open source'. I'm looking forward to doing some odd projects down the road (I know this will be a learning curve for a WHILE before I get to make anything on my own)

Any pointers as to where I should start to understanding the OS on my Pi Zero?

Thanks in advance yall

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Reddit: LAMP Package Setup

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:27:04 PM

TuxMachines: Kyocera 'DuraForce PRO' rugged Android smartphone has integrated HD action camera

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:59:09 PM

Today, Kyocera announces an interesting smartphone that stands out among the others. The 'DuraForce PRO' is super-rugged, and has both an octacore processor and large 3,240mAh battery. The stand-out feature, however, is the integrated wide-angle HD action camera.

"DuraForce PRO was designed by Kyocera to be rugged for a reason -- to provide businesses and consumers with a dependable smartphone that can withstand the harshest environments and mishaps, all with the peace of mind of a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. For an industrious worker, an adventurous thrill-seeker or a parent on the go, DuraForce PRO incorporates cutting-edge technology and features designed to function in life’s most demanding moments. It is equipped with a large 5-inch Full HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor (1.5GHz x 4/1.2GHz x 4) with X8 LTE and multi-mode to ensure fast connections on diverse global networks", says Kyocera.

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Reddit: Help me Linux Community, you're my only hope!

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:46:10 PM

Hello Guys,

I am currently running a study on OSS, and would love for you to be a part of it. The study concerns the motivations and reasons to participate in OSS projects, and will be the dissertation for my master thesis.

I really want you guys to be a part of the study, and all you need to do is take part in a 10 min survey linked below. In the good spirit of OSS, I will share my final dissertation when it is ready with anybody that would like to see it. I will also be giving an Amazon Gift Card of 30$ (If I get enough respondents, that value will go up!)

Thank you very much for the attention, Ricardo

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LXer: Be Cautious With Containers Says FutureAdvisor's DevOps Director

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:26:33 PM
Docker and microservices-based architectures have expanded our horizons with respect to how the industry builds and supports applications at scale, says Corey Quinn, Director of DevOps at FutureAdvisor and an early developer behind SaltStack. Nonetheless, Quinn, in his LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America talk — called “Heresy in the Church of Docker” — will preach caution and present an alternative view of the containerization craze.

LinuxToday: Canonical Makes It Easy to Port Native iOS and Android Apps to Ubuntu Mobile OS

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

The main reason for the introduction of the React Native framework in Ubuntu Linux is to continue its convergence vision

Reddit: Am I missing something about the way drivers work in Linux?

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 06:18:04 PM

So I originally thought Linux was superior to Windows in the way to handles drivers. The way modern Windows OSs work is that they detect which hardware you have running and then download the drivers off Microsoft's servers. The problem with this method is that it requires an internet connection. Linux on the other hand already has all the drivers baked into the kernel so it literally "just works" right out of the box on any machine you run it on. However, I learned today that the Linux kernel has configuration options to include or exclude drivers from the kernel.

I installed Linux on a new laptop and I realized I need to have the CONFIG_AXP288_FUEL_GAUGE option in my kernel config set to enabled in order for my battery meter to work. So I have to always compile my kernel myself in order to get it running. Not only is this worse than the way Windows currently works (which fetches drivers from the internet automatically) but this is even worse than how Windows 98 era drivers worked. At least with Windows 98, installing drivers was a simple process. You simply insert the driver and point Windows to it. With my current situation, I have to compile the kernel from source which is not only a daunting process for people who are not programmers but it is also time-consuming.

Am I missing something here? Or is whether or not the kernel will work on your hardware really at the mercy of the config options set by your OS devs?

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LXer: I'm not an impostor and know exactly what I'm doing

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 06:17:56 PM
"I really appreciate you helping me out," I said as I followed the industrial/organizational psychology expert to the coffee machine, seeking help with a feedback survey for my newly formed associate engagement program. "I've never done anything like this before, so I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing."She looked incredulous. "I'm convinced you know exactly what you're doing," she more

TuxMachines: Fedora 24 Linux Gets Another Set of Updated Live ISO Images, Download Now

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 06:14:28 PM

Ben Williams, a Fedora Ambassador and founder of the Fedora Unity Project, reports on the availability for download of new, updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system.

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LXer: KDEs Kirigami UI Framework Gets its First Public Release

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 05:09:19 PM
Kirigami, KDE’s lightweight user interface framework for mobile and convergent applications, which was first announced in March, is now publicly released! This framework allows Qt developers to easily create applications that run on most major mobile and desktop platforms without modification (though adapted user interfaces for different form-factors are supported and recommended for optimal user experience). It extends the touch-friendly Qt Quick Controls with larger application building blocks, following the design philosophy laid out in the Kirigami Human Interface Guidelines.

LinuxToday: Gorgeous Apricity OS Linux Gets Its First Stable Release, Based on Arch Linux

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

softpedia: Dubbed "Aspen," Apricity OS 07.2016 has been declared the first-ever stable release of the popular and beautifully designed GNU/Linux distribution

TuxMachines: 18-Way GPU Linux Benchmarks, Including The Radeon RX 460 & RX 470 On Open-Source

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 04:55:36 PM

Yesterday I published early open-source benchmarks of the Radeon RX 470 while today is a full 18-way graphics card comparison including the newly-launched Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 graphics cards alongside the RX 480 Polaris graphics card. All of the AMD graphics cards tested for this article were running the very latest open-source driver stack on the Linux 4.8 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev Git.

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University fuels NextCloud's improved monitoring

Encouraged by a potential customer - a large, German university - the German start-up company NextCloud has improved the resource monitoring capabilities of its eponymous cloud services solution, which it makes available as open source software. The improved monitoring should help users scale their implementation, decide how to balance work loads and alerting them to potential capacity issues. NextCloud’s monitoring capabilities can easily be combined with OpenNMS, an open source network monitoring and management solution. Read more

Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together. Hundreds of companies employ thousands of developers to contribute code to the Linux kernel. It’s a common codebase that they have built diverse products and businesses on and that they therefore have a vested interest in maintaining and improving over the long term. The legacy of Linux, in other words, is a whole new way of doing business that’s based on collaboration, said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation said this week in his keynote at LinuxCon in Toronto. Read more

Car manufacturers cooperate to build the car of the future

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a project of the Linux Foundation dedicated to creating open source software solutions for the automobile industry. It also leverages the ten billion dollar investment in the Linux kernel. The work of the AGL project enables software developers to keep pace with the demands of customers and manufacturers in this rapidly changing space, while encouraging collaboration. Walt Miner is the community manager for Automotive Grade Linux, and he spoke at LinuxCon in Toronto recently on how Automotive Grade Linux is changing the way automotive manufacturers develop software. He worked for Motorola Automotive, Continental Automotive, and Montevista Automotive program, and saw lots of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota in action over the years. Read more

Torvalds at LinuxCon: The Highlights and the Lowlights

On Wednesday, when Linus Torvalds was interviewed as the opening keynote of the day at LinuxCon 2016, Linux was a day short of its 25th birthday. Interviewer Dirk Hohndel of VMware pointed out that in the famous announcement of the operating system posted by Torvalds 25 years earlier, he had said that the OS “wasn’t portable,” yet today it supports more hardware architectures than any other operating system. Torvalds also wrote, “it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks.” Read more