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LXer: New Set of Fedora 25 Live Respin ISOs Use Linux Kernel 4.10.12, Latest Updates

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:52:50 AM
The Fedora Respins-SIG project, through Ben Williams, is announcing the availability of a new set of updated Live ISO images of the Fedora 25 Linux operating system.

TuxMachines: Trump Puts Microsoft in Charge

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:51:39 AM

Leading the council will be Chris Liddell, a former Microsoft executive tapped by Trump in the early days of his presidency specifically to work with the private sector, a White House official said.

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Reddit: Interesting new desktop Linux software you have discovered recently?

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:50:55 AM

What is some new Linux software for a desktop you have discovered recently and think others should know about it?

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Reddit: TIL - When your youtube-dl download fail, you can repeat the same command and it will start where it stopped

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:47:51 AM

If your download fail at 24% - if you repeat the same command it will start at 24% instead of again from 0%. If again at 98%, again, you just repeat the command and it will start from 98%. Youtube-dl is great!

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TuxMachines: Announcing Koozali SME Server 9.2 Final

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:36:53 AM

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of Koozali SME Server 9.2 Final, based on CentOS 6.9, which is the stable release of Koozali SME Server 9.#.

We dedicate this release of SME Server 9.2 to Tony Keane who passed away on 1st April, 2016. He was a long time user and supporter of Koozali SME Server and one of the founding members of the Koozali Foundation.

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TuxMachines: Stuart Keroff Receives Distinguished Humanitarian Award for Asian Penguins

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:33:11 AM

Stuart Keroff, a visionary middle school teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently received a distinguished humanitarian award for his work in founding Asian Penguins computer club at the Community School of Excellence. This club refurbishes computers with Linux to be used both at the school itself and to deliver to the homes of students who don’t own a computer at home. View the video made by the Minnesota State University – Mankato Campus – to learn more about this award.

Also: Linux Journal May 2017

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:23:39 AM
  • The great open-source software debate: Does this model have a future?

    It sounds like a good idea in concept: Outsource costly software development and testing operations to a community of skilled developers who work for free.

    Then take the fruits of their labors and package it up with other add-ons and extensions – also created by other people for free – and sell it to enterprises that can’t be bothered with all the hassle of configuration, installation and support. Undercut your competition’s prices by 90 percent and still make money because your development costs are near zero. Rinse and repeat in other product categories.

  • Rockbox 3.14 Open-Source Jukebox Firmware Released After 4 Years of Development

    Rockbox, an open-source project providing a complete, feature-rich replacement for the proprietary software of numerous digital audio players, putting users in charge of the device, reaches version 3.14 after many years in development.

  • Open Community Conference CFP Closes This Week

    This coming weekend is the Community Leadership Summit in Austin (I hope to see you all there!), but there is another event I am running which you need to know about.

  • Learn the basics of PowerShell for Linux [Ed: This is Microsoft E.E.E. Never be foolish enough to drag PowerShell lock-in into GNU/Linux]
  • PGI Community Edition

    PGI Community Edition includes a no-cost license to a recent release of the PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for multicore CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, including all OpenACC, OpenMP and CUDA Fortran features. The PGI Community Edition enables development of performance-portable HPC applications with uniform source code across the most widely used parallel processors and systems.

  • PGI 2017 v17.4 Compiler Released

    Yesterday marked an updated release of a community edition build for the NVIDIA-owned PGI code compiler that focuses on code compilation for CPU and GPU execution.

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TuxMachines: Android for Hackers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:22:10 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:20:51 AM
  • FreeOrion, the open source game inspired by Master of Orion has a massive new release today

    The main big addition of this new release is the addition of Fighters and Carriers. So during battles you will be able to launch Fighters, good for attacking enemy ships, but very weak.

    They have also introduced basic support for alliances, but the AI cannot use it yet. They say it's mainly useful for multiplayer games right now.

  • OpenSpades Snap - pew pew

    OpenSpades is a super-fun "Open-Source Voxel First Person Shooter". I've been playing it for a while both on my GameOS desktop and under WINE on Linux. For whatever reason the upstream OpenSpades on github project had no Linux builds available for download, and I was lazy so I used WINE, which worked just fine.

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TuxMachines: Slackel 7.0 "Live Openbox"

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:58:50 AM

Slackel 7.0 Live Openbox has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix.

Includes the Linux kernel 4.4.38 and latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree.

The 64-bit iso image support booting on UEFI systems.
The 32-bit iso image support both i686 PAE SMP and i486, non-PAE capable systems.
Iso images are isohybrid
Iso images can be used as installation media.

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Reddit: Anybody noticed the extremely high refresh rate for the DL speed and ETA when using youtube-dl?

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:58:25 AM

I'm sitting here and this thing seems to be going at 30Hz or something.

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TuxMachines: Intel Back Doors

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:54:29 AM
  • Intel Confirms Vulnerability In Intel AMT/ME

    Many of you already have expressed your displeasure over Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) and Management Engine (ME) for various reasons in the past and now it's been disclosed that for years there has been a vulnerability in this business-oriented feature that could open your Intel systems up to attackers.

    Intel Active Management Technology, Intel Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability are subject to a hole allowing an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the management features for these products. The issue was made public today via INTEL-SA-00075.

  • Secure Boot booted from Debian 9 'Stretch'

    Debian's release team has decided to postpone its implementation of Secure Boot.

    In a release update from last week, release team member Jonathan Wiltshire wrote that “At a recent team meeting, we decided that support for Secure Boot in the forthcoming Debian 9 'stretch" would no longer be a blocker to release. The likely, although not certain outcome is that stretch will not have Secure Boot support.'

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TuxMachines: “SavageBoard”

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:48:24 AM

Poslab’s open source “SavageBoard” SBC runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 Solo, DualLite, or Quad. There’s also a commercial i.MX6 “HobbitBoard.”

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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2017.05.01 Is Available for Download, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.10.13

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:42:00 AM

Today being the first day of May and all that, Arch Linux users will be glad to hear that a new ISO snapshot of their beloved GNU/Linux distribution is now available for download.

That's right, we're talking about Arch Linux 2017.05.01, which hit the streets earlier today incorporating all the security and software updates that were pushed to the stable repositories of the operating system during the entire month of April 2017. Also, the new ISO image is powered by the latest Linux 4.10.13 kernel.

If you were planning on reinstalling your Arch Linux computer because of various reasons, or you wanted to deploy the lightweight GNU/Linux distro on a new PC without having to download hundreds of MB of updates after installing the OS, Arch Linux 2017.05.01 is here to make things a lot easier for you.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu-Based MeX Linux Distro Updated with Cinnamon 3.2.8, Linux Kernel 4.10.8

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:37:48 AM

GNU/Linux developers Arne Exton is kicking off the month of May 2017 with a new release of his Ubuntu/Debian-based MeX distro, which ships with the latest Cinnamon desktop environment and a recent Linux kernel.

MeX Linux was previously based on Linux Mint, but it's now borrowing packages only from the stable repositories of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" operating systems. The latest release, MeX build 170501, is shipping with a custom compiled kernel based on Linux kernel 4.10.8.

Also: Another Year on the Blogosphere

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TuxMachines: Btrfs vs. F2FS Multi-SSD Performance On Linux 4.11

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:20 AM

Last week I posted benchmarks showing off F2FS performance with its multi-drive feature that isn't formal RAID but can still yield better I/O performance. For additional context, here are some results on that same system and with the Linux 4.11 kernel when using Btrfs with its native RAID capabilities.

After carrying out the 1/2/3/4 disk tests with F2FS on Linux 4.11 from the Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E box, I ran some Btrfs tests. For the Btrfs tests was a single disk run, two-disk RAID0, four-disk RAID0, four-disk RAID10, and four-disk RAID1 to yield some additional perspective how it compares to F2FS' multi-drive capability that makes just one big volume but with modified block allocation and background garbage collection differences to boost I/O speed.

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TuxMachines: Nine Collabora Developers Have Contributed 44 Patches to the Linux 4.11 Kernel

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:29:04 AM

Collabora's Mark Filion is informing Softpedia today about the contributions made by a total of nine Collabora developers to the recently released Linux 4.11 kernel.

Linux 4.11 is now the latest stable kernel that's available for Linux-based operating systems who want to adopt the new series announced by Linus Torvalds himself on the last day of April 2017. Linux kernel 4.11 brings a lot of improvements and new features like scalable swapping for SSDs or support for OPAL drives.

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LXer: I'm excited for a new Ubuntu release—for the first time in a long time

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:24:10 AM
I haven’t liked Ubuntu for a while, but it looks like Canonical and the Ubuntu community are returning to what made the Linux distribution great in the first place.

TuxMachines: Kernel Space/Linux

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:22:20 AM
  • BFQ I/O Scheduler Lands Along With New Kyber Scheduler

    We previously reported on the BFQ I/O scheduler finally set to land with the Linux 4.12 mainline kernel. That's now happened along with another new I/O scheduler.

    BFQ is now in the mainline Linux Git tree as the Budget Fair Queueing scheduler that has been maintained out-of-tree for a number of years now. BFQ strives for low latency for interactive applications and soft real-time applications, higher speed for code development tasks, high throughput, and strong fairness/bandwidth/delay guarantees.

  • Linux 4.12 To Enable KASLR By Default

    The Linux 4.12 kernel is to enable KASLR support by default for x86-based systems to further improve the security.

  • GNU Linux-libre 4.11 Kernel Officially Available for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

    GNU Linux-libre, a non-profit organization chartered to develop and promote a deblobbed, libre Linux kernel for GNU/Linux distributions, announced the official availability of the GNU Linux-libre 4.11-gnu kernel.

  • Linux Kernel 4.11 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It

    Linux Lite creator Jerry Bezencon announced earlier today that the recently released Linux 4.11 kernel is now available for installation from the distribution's software repositories.

    The Linux 4.11 kernel series is the latest stable available at the moment of writing this article, and it looks like Linux Lite users are among the first to get it. It's available as we speak for both 64-bit and 32-bit installations, and it's the first to include the project's own firmware package called "linux-firmware-image-linuxlite."

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More in Tux Machines

Debian and Derivatives

  • Glad to be a Mentor of Google Summer Code again!
    While, why I proposed this idea? Plinth is developed by Freedombox which is a Debian based project. The Freedombox is aiming for building a 100% free software self-hosting web server to deploy social applications on small machines. It provides online communication tools respecting user privacy and data ownership, replacing services provided by third-parties that under surveillance. Plinth is the front-end of Freedombox, written in Python.
  • The #newinstretch game: new forensic packages in Debian/stretch
    Debian/stretch AKA Debian 9.0 will include a bunch of packages for people interested in digital forensics. The packages maintained within the Debian Forensics team which are new in the Debian/stretch release as compared to Debian/jessie (and ignoring jessie-backports):
  • Getting ready for Stretch
    I run about 17 servers. Of those about six are very personal and the rest are a small cluster which are used for a single website. (Partly because the code is old and in some ways a bit badly designed, partly because "clustering!", "high availability!", "learning!", "fun!" - seriously I had a lot of fun putting together a fault-tolerant deployment with haproxy, ucarp, etc, etc. If I were paying for it the site would be both retired and static!)
  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release (LTS)
    Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you! Many of you might remember November 2014 when we announced that we were going to fork Debian. Well, we have done exactly that. It has been a long process, but now over two years later, we proudly present Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable.
  • Parsix GNU/Linux Is Closing Its Doors, All Users Will Be Migrated to Debian 9
    You know we hate to give you guys bad news, but it looks like the Parsix GNU/Linux project is closing its doors in about six months after the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

OSS Leftovers

Ubuntu-Based Alternatives and Snapcraft 2.30

  • ​How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC
    I think Linux Mint isn't just a great desktop, it's a great replacement for Windows. With Windows security problems such as WannaCry, people are starting to explore alternatives to Windows. I got a number of requests about switching out from Windows to the latest and best Linux. For me and many other experienced Linux users that's Linux Mint 18.1. You don't need to be a Linux expert to install Mint on a Windows PC. Here's how to do it.
  • Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land
    With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things. Even if you give Canonical the benefit of the doubt - that it will continue working on desktop Ubuntu - at the very least, desktop Ubuntu's future looks uncertain. Post Unity, how will the transition to GNOME work? Will existing Unity users be "upgraded" to GNOME with 17.10? Canonical is reportedly plotting out solutions to much of this uncertainty right now, but for users, the uncertainty rules the day.
  • Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.30 Snappy Packaging Tool for Ubuntu Linux OSes
    Canonical's Sergio Schvezov was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Snapcraft 2.30, a major milestone of the open-source Snappy packaging tool used to package apps in the Snap universal binary format.

An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

Although written for Linux, the EXT filesystem has its roots in the Minix operating system and the Minix filesystem, which predate Linux by about five years, being first released in 1987. Understanding the EXT4 filesystem is much easier if we look at the history and technical evolution of the EXT filesystem family from its Minix roots. Read more