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Phoronix: Are The Open-Source Graphics Drivers Good Enough For Steam Linux Gaming?

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:30:00 PM
Over the past week on Phoronix have been several featured articles looking at the performance of SteamOS with the proprietary AMD/NVIDIA graphics drivers: 22-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA/AMD Graphics Cards On SteamOS, 4K AMD/NVIDIA High-End GPU Comparison On SteamOS, and Is SteamOS Any Faster Than Ubuntu 15.10 Linux? One of the frequent questions that have come up since then is how the open-source driver performance compares to that of the binary blobs on SteamOS, so here are some of those benchmarks.

Reddit: Weekly Edition for October 22, 2015

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:24:44 PM Serving the Underserved with Open Source Mobile Infrastructure

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:17:43 PM

For many of us, it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones. Yet according to the global association that represents mobile operators (the GSMA), although nearly 80% of the population in Europe were mobile subscribers at the end of 2014, this figure drops to less than 40% for areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa. This is certainly something to consider the next time you leave your mobile at home, the battery dies, or you temporarily lose reception.

Of course, mobile communications are about much more than simply convenience; there are those times when a phone call may be a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, telecoms infrastructure is typically expensive, particularly when it comes to mobile network infrastructure. As such, operators may deem it not economically viable to provide services to less densely populated areas. This means that those who would arguably stand to benefit the most are often those who have to go without.

LXer: The new era of community

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:07:43 PM
The new Director of Community at GitHub, Jono Bacon, delivered a keynote at All Things Open this year titled: The new era of community. His talk was largely a call action to do better job of leading, guiding, and engaging in open source communities. Here's more

Phoronix: Nouveau Adds ARB_copy_image, Intel Adds Another OpenGL 4.3 Extension Too

Thursday 29th of October 2015 12:25:26 PM
Following AMD adding ARB_copy_image support to the RadeonSI driver, Nouveau's NV50 and NVC0 Gallium3D drivers have now been wired up for this OpenGL extension...

LXer: Keeping emails as text files: 2 scripts

Thursday 29th of October 2015 12:13:38 PM
Most people store and organise their personal emails as individual files (messages) in folders. Those folders might be on a webmail company's servers, or in a mail client program on the user's personal computer. In both cases the emails are probably in a special email format.I'm horribly old-fashioned. I store my emails in plain text files, one long file for each correspondent, in chronological order. To make this easier I use the two shell scripts described in this article.

Reddit: A little systemd help? My service doesn't start on boot.

Thursday 29th of October 2015 12:07:04 PM

I have need to have a reverse SSH tunnel from my machine at work. I have a systemd script (unit?) that works fine if I start it manually on the command line. I've enabled it using systemctl enable, but it's not starting on boot. What I have is this: ``` [Unit] Description=ssh-proxy

[Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/bin/bash -c "while true ; do ssh -R 9999:localhost:22 <user>@<host> -t -t ; sleep 1 ; done"

[Install] ``` I suspect that the problem is the WantedBy in the Install section. Anyone have any ideas? I wouldn't have a problem if this command started its loop before the network is online, but it must start when the machine boots.


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LXer: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Has Started Taking Shape After Ubuntu 15.10

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:36:10 AM
After the short-term support release Ubuntu 15.10, the next long-term support release Ubuntu 16.04 has been opened for development. The release that is named "Xenial Xerus" has received initials packages. The final release of Ubuntu 16.04 is expected to come out in 30, April, 2016.

Reddit: Help: I want to learn how to code an operating system.

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:04:05 AM

hello guys, I have taken a course in operating system in my university and i am interested in taking it forward to the next level. I have been doing a lot of reading the same topic but i don't know where to start or how to start. if someone can shine a light in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time

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LXer: How to use Avogadro molecule editor and visualizer in education on Linux

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:41:48 AM
Avogadro is a molecule editor and visualizer, and one of the most advanced open source scientific software tools. It features many capabilities that can be useful in teaching as education can be much more effective when theory is combined with the actual depiction of realistic models. Here is a basic tutorial on how to use Avogadro in education.

Phoronix: The State Of Fedora Workstation 23, Looking Ahead To Fedora 24

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:19:44 AM
Red Hat's Christian Schaller has written another status update concerning the state of Fedora Workstation 23 while also looking ahead to Fedora Workstation 24...

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