- SUSE first enterprise Linux to be ported to 64-bit ARM
- SUSE's Asia focus grows under new owners
- Keeping the live-patching process going
openSUSE community Linux moves ahead of Fedora
openSUSE, the community Linux distribution of the SUSE Linux company, has about 600,000 users judging by the number who access repositories each month for downloads, according to Richard Brown, the chairman of the project.
Brown told iTWire on the sidelines of SUSECon 2016, the annual SUSE Linux conference being held in Washington this week, that openSUSE was using the same methodology that Red Hat uses to count the users of its community project, Fedora.
openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/45
Tumbleweed is unstoppable – Can you keep up with the updates? This week, we released 5 snapshots (1104, 1105, 1107, 1108 and 1109) – and the next one is likely not too far away. But you expected that.
Programming: Windows and Linux Lose Developers to Mac OS
Both GNU/Linux and Windows have been slowly losing ground among developers. The Linux desktop hasn’t changed much in years and remains a clunky alternative. Windows 10 has made progress, but increasingly developers are choosing to use Macs. The number of developers using a Windows platform for development is expected to drop below 50 percent over the next year.
GitHub Enterprise 2.8 adds new workflow options
The big changes rolled out for GitHub Enterprise 2.8 may seem familiar, but don't say GitHub is running out of ideas. Instead, the company is adding tools to GitHub Enterprise that enterprises may already know, rather than expand functionality exclusive to GitHub.
Some new pieces, like the Reviews or Projects functions, will likely draw users because of their tight integration with the product or because they provide the equivalent of a third-party option. But others, like Jupyter support, appeal because they open up GitHub Enterprise to use cases that didn’t exist before or would have been difficult to implement.
Tumblr Is The Latest Company Boasting About PHP7 Performance
We've talked a lot on Phoronix about PHP 7 due to the mighty impressive performance improvements found in this major update that was released at the end of last year. Many companies have blogged about their positive performance experiences in upgrading to PHP7, many of which we've shared on Phoronix, and Tumblr is now the latest company to boast about their migration from PHP5 to PHP7.
- The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Renews Funding for Reproducible Builds Project
Fluentd Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Fluentd as the fourth hosted project after Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing. You can find more information on the project in this proposal presented to the TOC recently.
As CNCF builds out multiple paths for adopting cloud native computing, the TOC is looking to unite high-quality and relevant projects into the Foundation. Fluentd was started by Treasure Data in 2011 and is an open source data collector that allows you to implement at an unified logging layer. Logging is a crucial part of cloud native architectures and aligns well with CNCF’s goal to significantly increase the overall flexibility and reliability of modern distributed systems environments capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes.
How Blockchain Will Change Your Life
Until the mid-1990s, the internet was little more than an arcane set of technical standards used by academics. Few predicted the profound effect it would have on society. Today, blockchain—the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin—might seem like a trinket for computer geeks. But once widely adopted, it will transform the world.
Nithya Ruff's Appointment to Linux Foundation Aids Diversity Efforts
It's been a couple of weeks since the nonprofit Linux Foundation announced the addition of Nithya Ruff, along with Erica Brescia and Jeff Garzik, to its board. Ruff comes to the table with a long list of accomplishments. For the past two years she's been at Western Digital, where she's currently the director of open source office and is also the founding president of the company's Women’s Innovation Network. During this same period, she's been a member of the OpenStack Diversity Working Group and Women of OpenStack.
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Gone Home is free this weekend on PC, Mac and Linux
Exploratory familial mystery Gone Home is free to download this weekend for PC, Mac and Linux, via itch.io.
- Gone Home Free on PC Until Monday
- Gone Home is free this weekend
Wim Coekaerts Returns to Oracle
Only eight months after leaving Oracle to serve as Microsoft's corporate vice president of enterprise open source, Wim Coekaerts returns to his Oracle home.
“Experts” advise city of Munich to move from Linux to MS Windows
The “unbiased experts” turn out to be the infamous consultants of Accidenture and their IT consulting joint venture with Microsoft, Avanade, who praise themselves as follows:
12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year
24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology
90+ Microsoft partner awards
23 Microsoft Gold Competencies
Of course, Accidenture has no Linux knowhow at all, MS and SAP is all they ever heard of.
The fact, that the German HQ of MS moved from the hinterland to Munich recently and paying taxes there, might also help them to get rid of the Debian-based LiMux.
Everything is open in Linux and there is no hidden secrets, that is not limited to any particular application. Like that way we are getting bunch of options for all but most of the times, it making trouble to newbies & some point of time experience users to choose the best one because of the wide range of choices.
Are you new to Linux ? i can understand your situation because i have faced big trouble to make a move to next step when i planned to switch Linux (5 years back). Don’t worry i’m here to guide you smoothly, to choose the best Desktop Environment (DE) for your Linux distribution to move next level.
Desktop environment bundles with variety of components to provide common graphical user interface, also include a set of integrated applications and utilities based on DE’s. There are numerous Desktop Environments available for Linux. only few DEs are similar to windows but don’t panic other DEs also working good. Today i’m going to review Top 12 Best Linux Desktop Environments with detailed information to meet your needs.
AMDGPU+RadeonSI With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, One Week Later
Last week marked the highly anticipated release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux. At launch it only offered official support for NVIDIA GPUs on Linux with the AMD support being less than stellar. While the open-source Linux graphics driver Git code is quick to move along and adapt for new games, a new Phoronix Premium member requested some tests for seeing how the latest code is now working for this demanding AAA Linux game ported by Feral Interactive.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided patch release for Linux, enables Breach mode
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [Feral Store, Steam] hasn’t been out long, but it already has the first Linux patch available which enables the Breach mode for us.
White Noise 2 now works properly on Linux, this 4v1 horror game is damn fun and here's a video too
What I really like about Milkstone Studios is how responsive they have been to the issues in the Linux build. When you launch the game you now get two options: launch with their included libs, or your native system libs. Best of both worlds really, and the native option works nicely for me now!
Feral Interactive will be livestreaming Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux on the 16th of November
Looks like Total War: WARHAMMER [Steam] might be closer to release for Linux, as Feral Interactive will be livestreaming the Linux version on Wednesday the 16th of November. They usually only do this when a title is near release.
- Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches Updated, Now On By Default For Multi-Socket Systems
- NVIDIA Introduces VK_NVX_device_generated_commands Extension To Vulkan
Intel Stages More DRM Driver Changes For Linux 4.10
Two weeks back Intel submitted their first set of feature changes for Linux 4.10 to DRM-Next so that they can be staged for this next major kernel cycle. Coming in now is a second set of feature additions and other changes/improvements.
Mesa 13.0.1 to Add Up to 30% Performance Increase for Intel ANV Vulkan Driver
Today, November 11, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming first point release of the Mesa 13.0.0 3D Graphics Library.
On the first day of November, we reported on the release of the massive Mesa 13.0.0 3D Graphics Library, which introduced a large number of new features and improvements, among which we can mention the long anticipated OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL 4.5 capability, the new Radeon Vulkan driver (RADV) for supported AMD Radeon GPUs by the AMDGPU kernel driver, as well as OpenGL ES 3.2 support for Intel Skylake or later.
Croteam Updates Talos Principle With Better Vulkan Performance & Stability
In time for any weekend Linux gaming you might do or Linux GPU driver testing, The Talos Principle has a new public beta available and it offers improvements to its Vulkan renderer.
- The Talos Principle updated again, new public beta improves their Vulkan support some more
I'm not sure what's going on. I'm trying to make a bootable Windows drive on an SD card, but after I pick my file and drive, there's no drive to choose from - no drop down menu or area to enter text. My SD card is mounted and formatted to FAT32, I even tried NTSF.
Can anyone chime and give me a tip on getting the proper drive to appear? Thank you so much in advancesubmitted by /u/junk_f00d