On top of many other new features and various improvements to GCC 6 is also maturing OpenACC 2.0 support.
OpenACC is the parallel computing standard for heterogeneous CPU/GPU systems. Initial OpenACC 2.0 support wad added to last year's GCC 5 release while now there is much better support in GCC 6. CodeSourcery has been leading the OpenACC/NVPTX charge in GCC for the past few years in cooperation with NVIDIA Corp.
The Ubuntu GNOME team has announced today, April 21, 2016, the official release of the Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), as part of the launch of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.
It's been three years since the promising Ubuntu GNOME distribution was started, which later become an official Ubuntu flavor due to the demand from the community to use a pure GNOME desktop environment on top of a solid Ubuntu Linux base, which was not technically possible because of dependency conflicts with the Unity interface.
The software framework that powers the network connections on many GNU/Linux systems just got its second major update in less than a year and a half, with the version 1.2 release of NetworkManager.
NetworkManager 1.2 was released yesterday, and it’s already built for Fedora (24 and rawhide), a release candidate is in Ubuntu 16.04, and it should appear in other distros soon too. Lubo wrote a great post on many of the new features, but there’s too many to highlight in one post for our ADD social media 140-character tap-tap generation to handle. Ready for more?
Unlike Windows, which is proprietary and needs to be legally purchased in order for you to use it, Linux is completely free and open-source. This means that you can download it and install it on as many computers as you like. And the open-source nature of Linux means that anyone can tweak with its source code and distribute it.
Kali Linux, a hacker’s favorite operating system, is now available with first Rolling release. This release ensures that you are always using the latest and best tools for pen-testing purposes. The first Kali Linux Rolling release also brings a Kali Linux Package Tracker tool and changes the way VMware guest tools are installed. You can read more about the features below and use the links for downloading Kali Linux Rolling 2016.1 ISO files and torrents.
In 2008, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) created its list of high-priority projects that "are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems."
However, the list has been neglected in recent years, to the extent that the page for projects that no longer need to be on the list includes nothing added in the last five years.
Consequently, the FSF is considering ways to reintroduce the list. In the process, it is revealing its own priorities, and how those have changed over the years -- sometimes with unexpected results.
Technologic’s open-spec “TS-7680” SBC runs Debian on an ARM9 i.MX286, and offers up to 4GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, wide-range power, and -40 to 85°C.
Technologic’s TS-7680 single board computer uses the same NXP/Freescale i.MX286 system-on-chip found on last year’s TS-7670 and the TS-7400-V2 SBC that came out in 2014.
The power-sipping i.MX286 has an ARM926EJ-S core clocked from 261MHz to 454MHz, which can be adjusted on the fly on the TS-7680. There’s also a modest onboard FPGA. Like the TS7670 and TS-7400-V2, the TS-7680 is an open spec board with voluminous posted schematics and pre-installed Debian Linux.
GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor that is available in the Fedora repositories. GIMP is primarily used for editing, cropping, retouching, resizing, and converting many different formats of raster images such as JPEGs and PNGs. This article will lead you through some of the basic tasks to get you started in GIMP, like how to open a new image, basic colour manipulation of an image and basic freehand drawing in GIMP.
Dr. Richard Stallman is an inductee of the internet hall of fame as well as the founder of the “Free Software” movement. In the words of Robert Grüning “Richard Stallman is like the Socrates of software, the money making colleagues are the sophists.” Another member of my audience said that Stallman is like Tron – he fights for the users. Yet Richard himself disliked both characterizations and called them misleading. So I suggest you check out my Singularity 1on1 interview with Richard Stallman, learn about the Free Software movement and judge for yourself.
DejaGnu 1.6 was released on April 15, 2016. Important changes include decent SSH support, many bug fixes and a much improved manual. Many old and defunct board files have been removed.
I'd have to say Datadog is my favorite tool at the moment! And it's not because they're my employer. It's actually the other way around. The reason I joined Datadog this past summer was due to how much I loved using their products as a customer. We're a mix of a hosted service and open source agent that runs on your servers to collect metrics. We tend to focus on environments with dynamic infrastructure (containers, cloud, and auto-scaling or scheduled workloads), as well as aggregating metrics from a number of sources including other monitoring systems.
The open source world has seen some great developments and improvements in our toolsets in recent years. While Nagios and Cacti or Ganglia have been the workhorses of the open source monitoring stack for the better part of the last 20 years, we now have a number of new tools such as Graphite and Graphana for time series data, ELK for log management, and much more.