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Phoronix: 12-Way RadeonSI OpenGL Comparison vs. NVIDIA On Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 1st of June 2017 03:00:00 PM
After posting a number of NVIDIA GPU Linux benchmarks this week using their latest drivers, here is similar treatment on the Radeon side using their newest open-source driver code.

LXer: How we brought the internet to Standing Rock

Thursday 1st of June 2017 02:42:30 PM
Last spring a group I follow on Facebook started sharing information about an oil pipeline, called the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), that was planned to go in the ground in North Dakota, and the Water Protectors, teenagers from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation who were standing up to try to stop that from happening. As I watched the story unfold over the next few months, I knew that I wanted to go out there and see how the nonprofit organization I work for, Geeks Without Bounds, could more What Is NoSQL?

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Reddit: Clonezilla not booting HP x360 ee

Thursday 1st of June 2017 02:10:58 PM

I have a really weird problem i'm trying to nail down. been using clonezilla for ages with very little issue. However we have these new hp boxes that refuse to boot to clonezilla whether it be pxe from the server or a flash drive. these laptops do not give you the option to do legacy. I have disabled secure boot but that doesn't help. They will boot a centos bootdisk also and ActiveBoot bootdisk. Any ideas? I know there is a clonezilla reddit but it seems fairly dead.

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Phoronix: Celebrate Phoronix's 13th Birthday By Going Ad-Free Premium At A Great Discount

Thursday 1st of June 2017 02:00:00 PM
On 5 June we celebrate the 13th birthday of as well as 9 years since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0. In celebration, for the next week we are running a great deal on our ad-free, multi-page-articles-on-a-single-page, while supporting our site "Premium" subscription...

Reddit: What linux on old Asus EEE PC netbook ?

Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:52:39 PM


I have an old Asus EEE PC 1005HA (Atom N270, 2Go RAM) at home, on Windows 10, and it's slow as hell...

I want to install a dual boot with a light linux distrib to see if I can use it to surf the web or play old games.

What do you recommand ? I'm already used linux in the past so I'm not a total noob, but I use Windows most of the times (at work and on my main gaming rig).

I've searched the web and see that people recommand either Lubuntu or Debian Mate. I'm looking for a main stream distrib to be able to find help if something goes wrong...

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Reddit: Linux Foundation Certification

Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:41:13 PM

I'm thinking about getting a Sys Admin cert through the Linux Foundation. Does anyone out there have one and what are your thoughts n it? Did it help your career at all?

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Phoronix: UBports Has A Lot Of Work This Summer For Letting Ubuntu Touch Live On

Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:35:22 PM
It's now been nearly two months since Canonical announced they were abandoning their Unity 8 / Ubuntu Phone dreams and about the same amount of time since the forks started around Unity 8, Mir, and Ubuntu Touch itself...

LXer: Best Retro Gaming Emulators for Linux

Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:28:10 PM
Emulators open up a world of new gaming options on Linux. These retro gaming emulators allow you to play some of your old favorites on your PC.

Phoronix: Valve's Mesa Developers Continue Tuning KHR_no_error For Saving CPU Cycles

Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:22:49 PM
Valve's developers working on the Mesa / Linux graphics driver stack continue tuning KHR_no_error for helping lower the CPU utilization in OpenGL bug-free games...

Reddit: Mesa 17.0.7 released

Thursday 1st of June 2017 12:55:58 PM

LXer: Microsoft Azure container team releases first open-source developer tool

Thursday 1st of June 2017 12:13:50 PM
Microsoft releases Draft, an open-source tool to streamline development of applications running on Kubernetes. At CoreOS Fest in San Francisco, Calif., Microsoft's Gabe Monroy, lead project manager for containers on Microsoft Azure, announced the release of Draft, a tool to streamline development of applications running on any Kubernetes cluster.

Reddit: Linux was hacked? Looking for advice.

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:59:46 AM

So I'm up late at night on the internet. At first, there's just a wiggle, then a few videos I had downloaded started playing, then my cursor tries to like a video - I'm assuming to get access to my fb account.

So that all was in the a span on maybe 5 seconds, as soon as the videos started playing I spammed the off button, and my linux computer and router have been off since.

I opted to use linux as I thought through its relative lack of popularity it was safe from hackers, but now how do I even go about ensuring my dual boot computer is safe? What was the most likely vector? How do i prevent it in the future? Is the other file partition (Windows 10) likely safe?

My immediate thought is to just wipe the computer and start over but 1. Will that definitely remove whatever was used to gain access and 2. Theres some stuff on the computer id like to keep if possible.

Nothing else in the house was on except a google home and a printer that was probably on standby. The fact it was so blatantly obvious makes me think this wasnt super professional but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Ive searched on the internet a fair amount and any advice for linux users is clouded by advice for mac and Windows.

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Reddit: Performance Linux Laptop for 2017?

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:43:03 AM

With Ryzen coming up and new Intel CPUs there is lots of a good news for us (clients!). I am trying to figure out which laptop should I get for my development stuff. At the moment I am between the following: Thinkpad x1 Carbon, Gigabyte Aero 15W, MSI 62 (there are also some other MSI laptops that look good!) ,Dell XPS or Precision 15 Custom-made from utopia laptops (I am afraid these arent having good monitors tho) There are basically 3 requirements for me and these are: 32GB Ram Ideally i7 last generation (however I am not sure about that since Ryzen are looking really good!!) Good monitor for development/hackerish activities. I am spending 10-12 hours per day in front of a screen so having a good monitor is quite important for me. I am planning to install a clean Debian system (or Kali/Parrot/Backbox). In other words the support for linux is mandatory! Initially my budget was 1500-1800$ but I can go up to 2000 (I think!) I know that the above models are more like 'gaming' models however I would like to know your thoughts.

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Phoronix: RADV Vulkan Driver Is Prepping For Vega/GFX9 Support

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:39:52 AM
It looks like RADV developers are working on getting their driver ready for bringing up Radeon RX Vega support on their unofficial, open-source Vulkan driver...

Phoronix: AMD LeMaker Cello Board Finally Ships To Some

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:20:29 AM
With all of AMD's excitement these days about their Zen-based Ryzen/EPYC processors and forthcoming Vega GPUs, you probably forgot about their ARM efforts that they appear to have pretty much abandoned. But it looks like some of those who pre-ordered the AMD Seattle powered LeMaker Cello board are finally receiving their kits...

Reddit: Linux Operating System

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:15:26 AM

Phoronix: Mesa 17.0.7 Released, Mesa 17.0 Hits The End Of The Line

Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:07:03 AM
Mesa 17.0.7 is now available as the latest bug-fix release to Mesa 17.0 and is also the last planned release for the Mesa 17.0 series that debuted earlier this year...

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  • Effective Microservices Architecture with Event-Driven Design
    There’s no doubt, in the IT world, microservices are sexy. But just because you find something cool and attractive doesn’t mean it’s good for you. And it doesn’t mean you know how to use it properly.
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    "Proprietary will have to either get on board or be left in the dust."
  • Tumbleweed Review of the week 2017/25
    With the pace of Tumbleweed having resumed to ‘almost daily snapshots’ I will to the review again weekly instead of bi-weekly. It’s just easier to remember what big updates came in like this. This week I will cover the 6 snapshots 0616,0617,0618,0619,0620 and 0622 (again, 0622 just passed openQA and you will get it shortly on the mirror). There was also a 0621 tested, but discarded by openQA.
  • S10E16 – Enthusiastic Woozy Route
    It’s Season Ten Episode Sixteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Joey Sneddon are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • My Meetup Slides: Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters on Ubuntu in the Oracle Cloud
  • MinnowBoard 3 will offer Apollo Lake, triple M.2s, and Raspberry Pi expansion is prepping an open spec “MinnowBoard 3” SBC with a quad-core Apollo Lake, 4GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, 3x M.2 sockets, and an RPi connector. The Intel-backed project has posted preliminary specs for an open-spec MinnowBoard 3 model to follow the recently shipped MinnowBoard Turbo Quad. Due to ship in the fall, the community-backed MinnowBoard 3 stands out with a 14nm Apollo Lake Atom, three M.2 sockets, and an “RPI” adapter. The only RPI we know of is Raspberry Pi, or more specifically, its much copied 40-pin expansion connector.
  • Open source social robot kit runs on Raspberry Pi and Arduino
    Thecorpora’s Scratch-ready “ One” robot is based on the RPi 3 and Arduino, and offers stereo cams, mics, a speaker, and visual and language recognition. In 2010, robotics developer Francisco Paz and his Barcelona-based Thecorpora startup introduced the first Qbo “Cue-be-oh” robot as an open source proof-of-concept and research project for exploring AI capabilities in multi-sensory, interactive robots. Now, after a preview in February at Mobile World Congress, Thecorpora has gone to Indiegogo to launch the first mass produced version of the social robot in partnership with Arrow.

Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
  • Are You a Distro Hopper?
    Is distro hopping a dying sport or have I just gotten too old? When I first started to use Linux I was the quintessential cliche distro hopper. I swapped and switched flavor of Linux seemingly every other day, certain that at some point I’d find the right fit and stop, content with at whatever combination of distro base and desktop environment I’d hit upon.
  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.
  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing
    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.