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Reddit: CSS editors for Linux system

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 06:46:35 AM

LXer: Getting Back to Coding

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 06:32:22 AM
Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI to your toolchain. Resist the siren songs of new, popular memes and the blandishments of vendors, and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.

LXer: When Metrics Go Wrong - how to avoid bad metrics in open source projects

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 05:35:11 AM
Metrics are great. They can give you situational awareness about what's going on in your community, help you identify issues that you need to fix, and prove the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of community initiatives. But sometimes things go wrong.

Phoronix: GNOME/GTK On Wayland Gains Focus At GUADEC

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 05:03:01 AM
GTK+ and GNOME Wayland support were frequent focal discussion points at this year's GUADEC -- GNOME's annual conference -- for getting rid of X11...

TuxMachines: ARM's first 64-bit servers: Just what can you expect to run on them?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:56:47 AM

That's what is being worked on by Linaro, an engineering group supported by a range of ARM-based chip designers, server OEMs and Linux operating system custodians, all of which share an interest in broadening the range of open-source software for the ARM platform.

By the time the first 64-bit ARM-based SoCs become generally available for use in production servers later this year, Linaro is confident that certain core enterprise software packages used for serving websites, data analytics and databases will be running acceptably on the 64-bit ARM-based architecture.

These enterprise software packages include the LAMP stack - an acronym for software widely used for websites, commonly referring to a Linux OS, Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP scripts - as well as the NoSQL database MongoDB and the distributed storage and processing framework Hadoop, together with other web-serving technologies such as memcached and HAProxy.

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LXer: Talks Announced for Xen Project User Summit in New York City September 15, 2014

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:38:00 AM
Announcing the sessions to be given at Xen Project User Summit. Security, clouds, unikernels, high availability, the next release, deployment stories, and new UIs are all on the schedule, plus much more, all for about the price of dinner in New York.

Reddit: Tried to delete Ubuntu partition on dual booted computer, stuck in grub rescue.

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:18:59 AM

I tried to delete my Ubuntu partition to install another Linux distro, now am stuck in grub rescue, i was using the most current version of Ubuntu, and windows 8.1 (not pro) i have many important files on my windows partition and need access to them is there anyway i can boot into windows? i do not have a windows disk but i do have access to a live usb with opensuse on it, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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TuxMachines: My First Unikernel

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:08:35 AM

Unikernels promise some interesting benefits. The Ubuntu 14.04 amd64-disk1.img cloud image is 243 MB unconfigured, while the unikernel ended up at just 5.2 MB (running the queue service). Ubuntu runs a large amount of C code in security-critical places, while the unikernel is almost entirely type-safe OCaml. And besides, trying new things is fun.

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Phoronix: GNOME Stakeholders Take Issue With Groupon Over their Gnome

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:07:06 AM
While the GNOME project has been around since 1999 and is known by most Linux users as one of the common desktop environments, deal-of-the-day website Groupon recently introduced its own "Gnome" software...

Reddit: FPS counter for gaming?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:55:02 AM

Im gaming on the linux OS and im wondering if there is a good FPS counter out there?Also im kinda brain dead when it comes to these things so if it's any harder then clicking "download", then can i get a how to install answer as well.

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LXer: An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:40:49 AM
I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting.

TuxMachines: Who's using Docker?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:00:05 AM

I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps.

With new technologies like this, it can often be challenging to filter out the hype and understand the practical implications. Additionally, complex jargon often makes subjects like Linux containers confusing to the layman and limits discussion to those who are deeply knowledgeable on the subject. With this article, I will step back for a moment from the discussion of what Docker can do to focus on how it is changing the Linux landscape.

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TuxMachines: EdX CEO Anant Agarwal: Open Source is the Future of Education

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:51:57 AM

Starting this Friday, Aug. 1, the more than 300,000 students who registered for the Linux Foundation's free Introduction to Linux course on edX will be able to log in and start learning Linux. It is the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Linux, opening training access to anyone around the world with an Internet connection. It's also part of a larger revolution in education being led by edX, the online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

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TuxMachines: FSF congratulates UK Government on choosing Open Document Format

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:48:45 AM

If you live in the UK, you'll soon be able to fill out government paperwork with your freedoms intact. The British government announced last week that Open Document Format (ODF), HTML, and PDF will be the official file formats used by all government agencies.

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LXer: AWS Feels Sting of Market Maturity

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:43:38 AM
For a time, Amazon Web Services was the only cloud infrastructure game in town, but it didn't take long for the big boys like Google, Microsoft and IBM to recognize a good thing when they see it. And while AWS continues to grow, it's feeling the competition and price cuts are eroding profits.

Reddit: EXT vs XFS linux file system type

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:37:19 AM

Reddit: How do you lot like ConnMan?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:20:33 AM

I think most newbies like me settle for NetworkManager (hurrah for easy-to-use defaults), but I've taken some interest in ConnMan as of late. I'm curious if any of the denizens of r/linux use this (a search turns up only three posts, so it seems a niche thing).

This post is aimed (hopefully) at gathering thoughts, reflections, etc. and maybe even tips from the especially charitable. Those who use it, what do you think of ConnMan? [The ArchWiki has a lovely newbie-oriented tutorial, but the package for Fedora (20) doesn't reflect the usage shown there. So before I sink any more time into deciphering the mysterious usage of "connmand" as opposed to the expected connmanctl, I was hoping to gauge the general opinion to determine if it's worth my time.]

(Unfortunately, Google and DDG don't seem to understand that when I search of ConnMan documentation, I am NOT looking for packages; nor am I mispelling "commands." This has been a little frustrating for me too.)

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Reddit: Hello Linux users! I have never used Linux and want to know everything that makes Linux good, great, or better.

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:51:31 AM

So I have seen many posts on Operating Systems and it usually ends with Linux being something really complex and cool looking. This makes me curious and I want to hear it from Linux users, what makes Linux the better OS to choose.

I am planning on using a USB stick to use Linux on Windows. Any tips on this?

Thanks for reading.

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LXer: Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon, CloudOpen Chicago

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:46:27 AM
The Linux Foundation has announced keynotes and workshops planned for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event Aug. 20-22 in Chicago. Keynotes from executives at Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), edX and others, along with a Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Contest and workshops to promote women within open source development, are on the agenda for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen event next month, whose details the Linux Foundation has now revealed.

LXer: RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:04:05 AM
Two boxes have been setup , each one having 2 NICs (enp2s0,enp5s1) for Controller && Compute Nodes setup. Before running `packstack --answer-file=TwoNodeVXLAN.txt` SELINUX set to permissive on both nodes.Both enp5s1's assigned IPs and set to promiscuous mode (192.168.0.127, 192.168.0.137 ). Services firewalld and NetworkManager disabled, IPv4 firewall with iptables and service network are enabled and running. Packstack is bind to public IP of interface enp2s0 192.169.1.127, Compute Node is 192.169.1.137 ( view answer-file ).

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