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How to Monitor Linux Systems Performance with iostat command

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 09:00:00 PM

LinuxTechi: iostat command is used to monitor CPU utilization and I/O (input /output) statistics of all the disks and file systems.

You Can Now Run Android 8.1 on Your PC with Apps from Google Play Store

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 08:00:00 PM

softpedia: Previous releases of AndEX Oreo 8.1, which lets you install Google's latest Android 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system on your personal computer, didn't actually let users install Android apps from Google Play Store

8 open source drone projects

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 07:00:00 PM Check out what's new in open source drone hardware, software, and related projects.

Oracle Set to Expand its OpenStack Cloud Footprint with New Data Center Regions

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 06:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has some aggressive predictions for the migration of application from traditional servers to cloud.

Best Open Source Accounting Software

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 05:00:00 PM

Datamation: Leading open source accounting software, which provides the level of control and functionality that is so important for business users.

The most popular Linux desktop programs are...

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 03:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: The winners of the popular desktop Linux survey have been revealed.

Why Bug Bounties Matter

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 02:00:00 PM

Paying security researchers to help discover vulnerabilities is a winning formula. Find out more in this first part of a new eSecurityPlanet series on the bug bounty industry

Google Patches Chromebooks Against Meltdown/Spectre, Adds New Chrome OS Features

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 01:00:00 PM

softpedia: Besides the usual security improvements and bug fixes, the latest Chrome OS 64 release includes several new features that are worth mentioning

Virtualized GPU Access: Implementing OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 12:00:00 PM

For the past few years a clear trend of containerization of applications and services has emerged.

Heptio's Craig McLuckie On Kubernetes Orchestration's Start at Google

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 07:00:00 AM

ITprotoday: "For it to become something that was widely and richly embraced by the community, it had to be a legitimately open technology."

Reference guide to Linux Directory structure

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 03:00:00 AM

LinuxTechLab: When we install a Linux distribution we see that a number of directories are created.

Build Your Own Cloud Using OpenStack

Monday 12th of February 2018 11:00:00 PM

LinuxHint: Using the cloud to create your own cloud.

An open source Instagram desktop photo uploader

Monday 12th of February 2018 10:00:00 PM

Need to post images to Instagram from your desktop? Try Ramme.

MX Linux 17: An upgraded distro made for beginners

Monday 12th of February 2018 09:00:00 PM

This powerful operating system's efficient performance, intuitive interface, and exceptional collection of apps make it a top choice for all users.

Linux ldd Command Explained with Examples

Monday 12th of February 2018 08:00:00 PM

HowToForge: ldd can be used to access shared object dependencies.

Auryo - A Cross-Platform Desktop Client for SoundCloud

Monday 12th of February 2018 07:00:00 PM

FOSSmint: There is now an unofficial desktop client for SoundCloud and it goes by the name of Auryo

What's New in Linux Lite 3.8

Monday 12th of February 2018 06:00:00 PM

LinuxScoop: Linux Lite 3.8 has been released by Linux Lite developer Jerry Bezencon

Software Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

Monday 12th of February 2018 05:00:00 PM

El Reg: Nor C-- or Should Have Used Go or Screw Ellison...

Review: Linspire 7.0

Monday 12th of February 2018 04:00:00 PM

There is nothing that seriously stands out with Linspire to make me say WOW

Adding Encryption To printk()

Monday 12th of February 2018 03:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: When is security not security? When it guards against the wrong people or against things that never happen.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.