Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS – Video Review and Screenhsot Tours
Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS as part of Ubuntu 16.04 Offical Flavors has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE Developer. This release include mate desktop 1.12 as default desktop environment and powered by long-term support Linux Kernel series 4.4.
Feral Interactive officially confirm F1 2015 is coming to Linux
Not sure how we missed this, but Feral Interactive have officially confirmed F1 2015 is coming to Linux.
The 7 Best Web Hosting Companies for Linux
Check out below comparison of the top 7 web hosting companies, based on our experience.
- Displaying Linux Memory
- Automatic power saving on a Linux laptop with PowerTOP and systemd
If I was not such an incurably lazy person I would create XReallyEvilTeddy to demonstrate this. I am, so I have not. But it would be naïve to believe such applications do not exist. And it would therefore be naïve to believe that Mir and Wayland really do have better security.
- The Month of LibreOffice starts here!
LibreOffice's 3D Renderer Now Supports Multi-Threading
The 3D/OpenGL support in LibreOffice just got a bit better with now supporting multi-threaded rendering.
- Open source sound
- 6 higher ed schools teach open source, Collaboration Summit remarks, and more news
Databoom: Hungary to promote open data re-use in a hackathon
“Local Geographic Information System and Big Data”, “Transparent Local budget” and “Local Open Data in smart city” were three topics at the centre of the DataBoom hackathon that took place on the 15th and 16th of April in Budapest, Hungary. The event, which was organised by the K-Monitor, the Magyary Zoltán Association on e-Government Science and the Kitchen Budapest, is considered as the first Open Data, reusing, hacking competition organised in Hungary, the website states.
International Drone Day in Campinas
On May 7 there will be the first International Drone Day in campinas, and I’m working with qgroundcontrol for a while, it’s a very nice drone control station build entirely on C++/Qt/QML and it runs on everything you may think of (not bricks, however),and I’ll be using it to showcase on the International Drone Day in campinas. There’s a facebook event for those that may like to go, and live in São Paulo state.
An Early Look At The Features Of PostgreSQL 9.6
PostgreSQL 9.6 isn't being released until later this year, but with it moving along, the release notes are starting to be assembled for this next major update to this open-source SQL server implementation.
This week added to PostgreSQL Git was the start of the 9.6 release notes. Among the prominent items to mention are the parallel query support, synchronous replication now supports multiple standby servers, full-text search for phrases, support for remote joins/sorts/updates, "substantial" performance improvements (especially for many-core servers), no more repetitive scans of old data by auto vacuum, and much more.
Log analytics talk at Apache: Big Data
As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be talking about feature engineering and outlier detection for infrastructure log data at Apache: Big Data next week. Consider this post a virtual handout for that talk. (I’ll also be presenting another talk on scalable log data analysis later this summer. That talk is also inspired by my recent work with logs but will focus on different parts of the problem, so stay tuned if you’re interested in the domain!)As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be talking about feature engineering and outlier detection for infrastructure log data at Apache: Big Data next week. Consider this post a virtual handout for that talk. (I’ll also be presenting another talk on scalable log data analysis later this summer. That talk is also inspired by my recent work with logs but will focus on different parts of the problem, so stay tuned if you’re interested in the domain!)
Hadoop: Can the Tortoise be a Hare?
As early as 2012, writers, industry critics, and big data companies such as Cloudera predicted Hadoop’s demise as the de facto standard for big data analytics. Hadoop’s future as a viable real-time big data analytics platform seemed questioned at the height of its hype and adoption.
And indeed, many businesses that manage large data sets have looked elsewhere to find something better to use. In the view of some, Hadoop’s complexity and management requirements make it a technology that cannot survive long-term in business.
First Linux Desktop Meetup in Brno, CZ
Last Thursday, the 5th of May, we had our first Linux Desktop Meetup in Brno. It was an exciting start, with informal talks from fellow members of our community. In this first edition, we had talks focused on IDE and development environments.
#self2016 Update: Schedule released, registration open, and rooms nearly gone!
Our rooms at the hotel are nearly completely booked out. We have already had to add rooms twice. So if you haven’t already, book immediately! If it says no availability, please contact us immediately and we’ll work to get more rooms added. Even if we cannot, we can get you a discounted rate at a nearby hotel that will shuttle you to the event hotel for free.
My team and I are pleased to announce the latest release of our Silex library, featuring cool new functionality from all of the core contributors. Silex is a library of reusable components for Apache Spark factored out of our data science work in Red Hat’s Emerging Technology group.
C TAP Harness 4.0
When I originally wrote my test framework for C, I used SOURCE and BUILD as the preprocessor symbols and environment variables that pointed to the source and build directories of the software being tested. Subsequent discussion and thought convinced me that I should have used some sort of prefix on those variables to distinguish from other uses.
AltOS is the core of the software for all of the Altus Metrum products. It consists of firmware for our cc1111, STM32L151, STMF042, LPC11U14 and ATtiny85 based electronics and Java-based ground station software.
A new minor release of BH is now on CRAN. BH provides a large part of the Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R, possibly with Rcpp as well as other packages.
Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use and easy to install desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's stable branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Users can easily install extra software packages from Parsix APT repositories. Our annual release cycle consists of two major and four minor versions. We have our own software repositories and build servers to build and provide all the necessary updates and missing features in Debian stable branch.
There are however some hiccups with vendor lock-in, in cloud computing or elsewhere. It just hasn’t disappeared. The lock-in still exists through proprietary or otherwise unimplementable file formats; through undocumented protocols and weak or non existent reversibility clauses. Vendor lock-in has not gone away, it has become more subtle by moving up the ladder. If your entire business processes are hosted and run by a cloud service provider there may be some good reasons for you to have made that choice; but the day the need for another provider or another platform is felt the real test will be to know if it is possible to back up your data and processes and rebuild them elsewhere and in a different way. That’s an area where open standards could really help and will play an increasing role. Another area where open standards are still contentious is multimedia: remember what happened to Mozilla in 2015 when they chose to embed proprietary, DRM-riddled codecs because of industry pressure.
I kinda assumed that mariaDB was basically like running MySQL. I had read it was binary compatible. I started moving databases over to it then realized that some of the software I use like atlassian products don't officially support it because MariaDB causes problems. Is it not safe to replace MySQL with mariaDB ? Should I move to something like Postgres?submitted by /u/fellow_earthican
I've been looking to install Linux for a year or so now, and have dual-booted it several times for a day or so each, but never really got "hooked" on Linux. I used Ubuntu, Mint, and Arch, and liked Ubuntu the most, but couldn't find any reason to use it over Windows.
I do like the package management system in Linux, and how heavily customizable everything is. Software compatibility is a problem, and the number of hoops that I'd have to jump through to play a game, or run some Windows software is a problem as well. I do like OSS and how everything is hackable, and how I can have full control of everything, akin to rooted Android or jailbroken iOS.
I like Windows because it is familiar, I've grown up using it, and everything comes incredibly easily to me. I also have basically no reason to stop using it, I've disabled updates so it doesn't update without my permission. I do dislike the lack of customizability, but I haven't had any problems with the more locked-down aspects of the OS. Some development things are suited much more for Linux, but there are workarounds if I want to get them working on Windows. For instance, I've recently wanted to start developing an operating system for fun, it's pretty hard to do on Windows but much easier to do on Linux.
So, is Linux the right operating system for me? Is there anything more that I should know about Linux that may convince me that it is the OS for me?submitted by /u/Artillect