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LXer: Better Than We Found It

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 04:42:28 PM
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. It's supposed to automate those things that take our valuable time, and it promises to make those things we still do faster and more efficient. Unfortunately though, it hasn't given us more free time, it's just allowed us to cram even more activities into our already busy schedules.

TuxMachines: ARM Lead

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 03:26:58 PM
  • Inside Japan’s Future Exascale ARM Supercomputer

    The rumors that supercomputer maker Fujitsu would be dropping the Sparc architecture and moving to ARM cores for its next generation of supercomputers have been going around since last fall, and at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany this week, officials at the server maker and RIKEN, the research and development arm of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) that currently houses the mighty K supercomputer, confirmed that this is indeed true.

  • Fujitsu turns to ARM for Post-K supercomputer

    Alternative chip architectures are taking some thunder away from Intel's x86 at this week's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt.

    China's TaihuLight, which was ranked the world's fastest supercomputer, has a homegrown chip. And the ARM architecture, which dominates mobile-device chips, will appear in Fujitsu's next flagship supercomputer.

  • Intel: ARM Servers To Renew Their Attack

    Up until now, server chips based on ARM Holdings' (NASDAQ:ARMH) architecture have had little impact on the data center market, and Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) Data Center Group has continued to grow. ARM server vendors are preparing the next wave of server chips based on 14-16 nm FinFET technology. These will be much more competitive and energy efficient and could start to erode Intel's share of the data center by 2017.

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Reddit: Enhanced security

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 03:19:14 PM

I'm new to enhanced security and I'm considering SELinux..

I've a question about SE. Is really needed? I see that most distro does not support it, and when supported, user (in most cases) disable it on server and desktop. On a great number of ml I can read "oh, I have a problem" and reply "oh, disable selinux"

Why users suggest to disable it instead to study it?

Do you got some experiences with it and if yes, selinux made the differences?

AppArmor is included.

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Reddit: Organic Entropy

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 02:51:29 PM

LXer: Raspberry Pi Zero Becomes Mighty Miniature Minecraft Machine

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 02:48:06 PM
In a clever bit of miniaturization, [JediJeremy] has nearly completed a gyro-mouse controller for a Raspberry Pi Zero! Ultimately this will be a wearable Linux-watch but along the way he had some fun with the interface.

Phoronix: The Widely-Used Cairo Library Has Problems Passing Its Own Tests

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:59:25 PM
The Cairo graphics library that's relied upon by GTK+, Gecko/Firefox, WebKit, Poppler, and many other pieces of Linux software is having problems passing its own build tests...

Phoronix: CompuLab Comes Out With New Rugged, Fanless Linux-Friendly PC

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:39:32 PM
The folks at CompuLab have announced their latest Linux-friendly PC, the fitlet-RM. The Fitlet-RM is described as "the smallest PC for extreme conditions" and is fanless...

LXer: Stupid Patent of the Month: Storage Cabinets on a Computer

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 12:53:44 PM
How do you store your paper files? Perhaps you leave them scattered on your desk or piled on the floor. If you’re more organized, you might keep them in a cabinet. This month’s stupid patent, US Patent No. 6,690,400 (the ’400 patent), claims the idea of using “virtual cabinets” to graphically represent data storage and organization. While this is bad, the worse news is that the patent’s owner is suing just about anyone who runs a website.

Reddit: Centos Server giving a long beep and red led light.

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 11:28:10 AM

I have just joined a Computer lab as a PHD candidate. I have used debian based linux system in past. I have started to use RHEL based linux system here. They are mostly single quad core system with graphic cards running centos 6.

Yesterday I spent most of time untangling the wire mess around all these GPU system like Dell Precision T7500, Fujitsu Celsius. It is not my job to look after hardwares but I thought somebody must do the minimum.

Now coming to the problem, I plugged a fujitsu power cable (last cable that I had plugged) into a wall socket and it started sparking. I initially hoped that it will be gone soon, but two connected GPU system (which is most likely referred as server) in opposite corner of room started beeping while the sparking continued.

I immediately switched off the wall socket and pulled out the Fujitsu power cable. The Server system kept on beeping for some time. Not sure about what I should do, I switched off the Server wall socket too. After sometime I plugged the Fujitsu cable in other available wall socket and checked all the other GPUs which uses same power line. All of these GPUs are working fine, even that one GPU which is connected to same extension board as the server machine.

I next checked what does beeping and red led light represents. The server system is a combination of two Supermicro GPUs, totalling upto 16 core and 64 GB of RAM. It also have at-least 4 Graphic Cards. I studied the Beep Code manual and realized that I may have caused some fatal error in that machine.

I tried to boot the server system today to check the number of beeps it is giving. The beep was very long without any pause. The fan was super noisy too. However, all this happened to only one of those two connected GPUs. The other GPU was green lit and also was not making any noise. I have switched the power off again.

I have to inform all about this on Monday. I may have to brief the maintenance guy as the system is still under warranty.

Please provide me some of your experienced insight into my problem.

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LXer: Whats holding your conference back

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 10:59:22 AM
There has recently been an open source development in accessibility issues. The OW2 Consortium, a multinational, independent community of technologists and open source community leaders, has announced an initiative to foster vendor-neutral technology work to help ensure and manage accessibility.

Reddit: Is incompatibility with Microsoft Word a sound concern to not change to Linux?

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 10:51:28 AM

My father often feels unhappy with his current computer setup using Windows. However, attempts to get him to try Linux have so far failed. The most important reason for him to stick with Windows, is that he writes documents in Word for his work, and that he wants to be sure that these documents have the same formatting when his colleagues read them.

I expect that interoptability of rich text documents is a problem that many of you frequent Linux users face day-to-day, so maybe you can shine some light on this concern of his. I myself work in a programmers-environment where most of us use Linux, so I don't deal with this problem very often.

Is the compatibility between documents written on Linux (OpenOffice, LibreOffice) and Microsoft Word a sound concern?

I seem to remember that the formatting of Word documents drastically changed between versions (e.g. a document witten in Word 2010 will look very different in Word 2007, again different in Word 2003, etc.) but I was unable to find hard proof of this.

I know that OpenOffice/LibreOffice are able to both read and save .odt and .doc(x) formats, and Microsoft Word is able to do the same.

So, my questions:

  • Do documents written with LibreOffice/OpenOffice drastically change formatting when opened in Microsoft Word?
  • How is this vice-versa?
  • Is it better to use .odt or .doc(x)to save the files, if you want to be sure that the files look the most alike between programs (/program versions)?
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Reddit: how to fix proxy squid on virtualmin (ubuntu 16,04)?

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 09:10:47 AM

Can someone tell me what should I do to fix on "this must be done before squid can run"?this is my problem: http://i.stack.imgur.com/61pnP.png; http://i.stack.imgur.com/NnQjH.png. that right, the error call FATAL. for more detail, I like you visit my /etc/squid3/squid,conf file on: pastebin.com/j55bbUE. Can someone explain how to fix it? or just edit free for me.

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LXer: Oracle Loses Again, Red Hat Competes With FOSS & More…

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 09:05:00 AM
Also included: six new distro releases, Ubuntu considering dropping 32-bit support and the feds were after Snowden.

LXer: Realtek spins wireless oriented Arduino compatible SBC

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 07:10:38 AM
Realtek has launched a $25, Arduino compatible “Ameba” SBC, built around a 166MHz Cortex-M3 RTL8195AM chipset, and offering WiFi and NFC. When you think of Realtek Semiconductor, you probably think about audio codecs, but the company makes a wide variety of other ICs and MCUs that end up on hacker boards. Realtek is now trying […]

LXer: Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Unboxing, Still the Most Powerful Ubuntu Phone

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 05:16:16 AM
Today we have the great pleasure to offer our readers an unboxing video of the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which Canonical was nice enough to lend to us for an in-depth review.

LXer: Google releases SwiftShader, Spatials update coming to Linux, and more gaming news

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 03:21:54 AM
In this week's edition, we take a look at SwiftShader, The Spatials: Galactology's plan for a Linux release, and more.Open gaming roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016read more

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