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LXer: Torvalds 2.0: Patricia Torvalds on computing, college, feminism, and increasing diversity in tech

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:32:45 PM
Patricia Torvalds isn't the Torvalds name that pops up in Linux and open source circles. Yet.At 18, Patricia is a feminist with a growing list of tech achievements, open source industry experience, and her sights set on diving into her freshman year of college at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. She works for Puppet Labs in Portland, Oregon, as an intern, but soon she'll head to Durham, North Carolina, to start the fall semester of college.In this exclusive interview, Patricia explains what got her interested in computer science and engineering (spoiler alert: it wasn't her father), what her high school did "right" with teaching tech, the important role feminism plays in her life, and her thoughts on the lack of diversity in technology.read more

TuxMachines: AMD Publishes Open-Source Fiji GPU Support For AMDGPU

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:16:26 PM

AMD has published the initial patches for supporting the "Fiji" GPU with HBM memory, a.k.a. the new Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards, by the open-source "AMDGPU" Linux driver stack.

Alex Deucher today sent out the initial patches for adding Fiji support. "This patch set adds Fiji support to the open source amdgpu driver. The relevant mesa and ddx changes have also been sent out the their respective mailing lists."

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TuxMachines: Linux Distro: Your Best Choice?

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:10:09 PM

I believe one of the biggest advantages to running a Linux distro on your desktop is the number of choices available. Linux enthusiasts enjoy a wide range of desktop environments, file managers, terminals, GTK vs Qt software, and of course the distributions themselves.

On the flip side of this coin, however, all of these choices can seem overwhelming. Regular folks that are trying to switch from other platforms to Linux are bombarded by conflicting advice and often it just leads to information overload. In this article, I’ll offer up some helpful guidelines to cut through the noise. I'm going to provide my tips on selecting the best distribution for you based on your needs, not the needs of others.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu drone puts robotics in the classroom

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:05:17 PM

The company has created a DIY kit for building an Ubuntu drone. It is a Linux-based platform with Erle’s Ubuntu core running on the APM Autopilot hardware platform from 3DRobotics. It sells for €299.

This is an all-in-one drone controller with point-and-click programming, command modes, failsafe programming and 3-axis camera control.

It uses the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework for writing robot software. It is a collection of tools, libraries created by the Open Source Robotics Foundation.

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TuxMachines: Unity 8 and KDE Will Be Able to Coexist on the Same Ubuntu OS

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:00:49 PM

Unity 8 promises to be an evolution over the current Unity version, and it's a profoundly different piece of software. Yes, it brings a lot of new features and improvements, but it will also create a lot of issues. Like the ability to install a different desktop environment alongside, such as KDE.

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Reddit: No Lubuntu login screen.

Monday 3rd of August 2015 09:24:50 AM

My laptop is displaying a blank screen today, instead of the normal login window. I am using LUbuntu 14.04.

I can get into the terminal and login, but how do I start lxde after that and how do I get the normal graphical login screen back?

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Reddit: I'm liking the idea of having a home server. But I have some questions... (Ubuntu)

Monday 3rd of August 2015 09:09:11 AM

Should I use the Ubuntu distribution meant for desktops or servers? If I have a wireless card on my pc, what kind of draw backs am I looking at in terms of performance? Other than storage, what sort of thing could I use a home server for? How often should I restart the computer?

Thank you so much!

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LXer: Computing at full capacity

Monday 3rd of August 2015 01:01:32 AM
"Docker is very portable—if you can run it on Linux, you can run it on Docker—and it doesn't care if you're running it on a local data center, a private cloud, or on Amazon. With containers, we don't need to do something complicated like run a VM inside another VM. Docker gives us a lightweight way to let people use the environment that's already set up."

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Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver

Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst. Read more

Linux 4.2 is out

So judging by how little happened this week, it wouldn't have been a mistake to release 4.2 last week after all, but hey, there's certainly a few fixes here, and it's not like delaying 4.2 for a week should have caused any problems either. So here it is, and the merge window for 4.3 is now open. I already have a few pending early pull requests, but as usual I'll start processing them tomorrow and give the release some time to actually sit. The shortlog from rc8 is tiny, and appended. The patch is pretty tiny too. Go get it, Linus Read more