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Linux.com: What If Mesos Metrics Collection Was a Snap?

Monday 6th of March 2017 03:00:49 PM

Roger Ignazio, tech lead at Mesosphere, introduces the Snap plugin for Apache Mesos at MesosCon Asia 2016. Snap is an open telemetry framework that simplifies the collection, processing, and publishing of system data through a single API. It collects hundreds of metrics from Mesos masters and agents and helps you can make sense of this mass of data so that you can monitor your cluster operations.

LinuxToday: IBM Expands Quantum Computing Efforts

Monday 6th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

eWEEK: IBM is opening up its publicly accessible Quantum Computing effort further, with new APIs and an SDK that enables users to make use of the cloud and the python programming language to access a five qubit system.

Reddit: What's new in the Skype for Linux beta

Monday 6th of March 2017 02:49:18 PM

LXer: IBM Expands Quantum Computing Efforts

Monday 6th of March 2017 02:31:08 PM
IBM is opening up its publicly accessible Quantum Computing effort further, with new APIs and an SDK that enables users to make use of the cloud and the python programming language to access a five qubit system.

Phoronix: How Well Modern Linux Games Scale To Multiple CPU Cores

Monday 6th of March 2017 02:30:00 PM
With all the discussions about AMD's Ryzen 7 processors that boast eight cores plus SMT, there has been much discussion in our forums and elsewhere the past few days about how many cores most modern Linux games actually utilize... That plus with looking at how well Ryzen's CPU cores scale, I have carried out some fresh Linux CPU core scaling benchmarks with an Intel Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E to see if most Linux games can end up using 4+ cores right now.

Reddit: Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:57:02 PM

Reddit: Get the most out of GNOME notifications

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:50:52 PM

Phoronix: C++17 Is Near, A Look At The New Features

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:34:25 PM
Reports out over the weekend indicate that C++17 is "done" as the next version of the C++ ISO standard...

LXer: Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:22:31 PM
Like a Chromebook for Linux users on a budget, the notebook includes a full HD 14.1-inch display and 512GB of storage, and comes in three color choices.

LinuxToday: How To Save Commands In Terminal And Use Them On Demand

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

Keep utility allows you to keep the most frequently used and most important commands in your Terminal and you can use them later in Unix-like systems.

Phoronix: Zapcc 1.0 Compiler Announced

Monday 6th of March 2017 12:19:08 PM
Several times in the past we have covered Zapcc as an LLVM Clang based compiler focused on very fast compilation speeds. Zapcc 1.0 has been released today...

LinuxToday: 7 Ways to Determine the File System Type in Linux (Ext2, Ext3 or Ext4)

Monday 6th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

In this guide, we will explain seven ways to identify your Linux file system type such as Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, BtrFS, GlusterFS plus many more.

TuxMachines: Review: The Endless Mission One is a gorgeous Linux-powered desktop with a tempting price tag

Monday 6th of March 2017 11:45:58 AM

Companies that exclusively manufacture Linux computers are few and far between. The few that exist tend to focus on the “prosumer” or developer market niche. Endless, however, has tread a different path. The San Francisco-based manufacturer is known for its quirky line of affordable machines, all running its own bespoke Linux-based operating system, Endless OS.

Announced at CES earlier this year, the Endless Mission One is the latest in the company’s burgeoning stable of computers. And compared to the rest of Endless’ lineup, it’s a bit of an aberration.

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TuxMachines: Greenland’s public records system will be open source

Monday 6th of March 2017 11:44:06 AM

Greenland’s next generation public records system is being built as open source. Last autumn, a contract was awarded to Denmark’s Magenta, an open source IT specialist, the company announced in January.

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LXer: Wireshark 2.2.5 Is Out as the World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer

Monday 6th of March 2017 11:28:09 AM
While Wireshark manages to keep its title as the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, the development team always tries to improve the application by fixing major security issues and enhancing the protocol support.

Phoronix: X.Org XDC2017 Happening From 20 To 22 September

Monday 6th of March 2017 11:15:07 AM
Google and the X.Org Foundation have firmed up the dates for the annual X.Org Developers' Conference...

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

Historically, data replication has been available only piecemeal through proprietary vendors. In a quest to remediate history, SUSE and partner LINBIT announced a solution that promises to change the economics of data replication. The two companies' collaborative effort is the headliner in the updated SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, which now includes LINBIT's integrated geo-clustering technology. Read more

Tizen and Android

Open source is mission critical for Europe’s air traffic

It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control, says Dr Gerolf Ziegenhain, Head of Linux Competence & Service Centre (LCSC) in Mainz (Germany). Open source service providers can shield an organisation from the wide variety of development processes in the open source community. Read more

today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.