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John Carmack thinks the Steam Machine’s biggest problem is Linux

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Gaming

extremetech.com: Ever since Valve announced its three-tier approach to bringing PC gaming to the living room — Steam OS, the Steam Machine, and the Steam Controller — people have been divided on whether or not it’s a sound idea. John Carmack, a man who changed the face of PC gaming at Id Software, thinks the Steam Machine’s odds of succeeding are “a bit dicey.”

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 530

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Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This past week news feeds in the Linux ecosystem were flooded with reports of Ubuntu, Ubuntu spins and reviews of Ubuntu in its many flavours. This week we bring you early reports of Ubuntu's 13.10 release and some first impressions.

Training Scholarship Winner Nam Pho Uses Linux for Science

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linux.com: As a first-generation Vietnamese-American, Nam Pho says he learned to make the most of limited resources and opportunities in many facets of his life. When it came to computing, this meant dealing with secondhand hardware. He built his Linux skills through frustrating, but educational, attempts to get old computers up and working again.

9 open source secrets to making money

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Software
OSS
  • Greed is good: 9 open source secrets to making money
  • How the Linux Foundation is helping the auto industry shift to open source
  • Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows
  • Senwes Unix to Linux migration
  • On Linux Install Fest 2013
  • Introducing Kids To Linux Using DoudouLinux
  • Have You Tried Parted Magic?
  • AbiWord 3.0 Released With Many Changes, GTK3
  • Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit…
  • Betting on Linux | CR 71
  • Install the Latest Version of digiKam on Debian
  • Flash in Linux
  • KrISS Feed: Self-Hosted RSS Reader
  • Apt-Fast: Improve Apt-Get Download Speed
  • Fix no screen brightness on boot problem
  • BetaPizza Hackaton Results
  • Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt?
  • 5 Years of KDE Community Forums
  • Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla

Debian 7.2 Update Released

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  • Debian 7.2 Update Released
  • Easy Ways to Get Going with Linux are on the Rise
  • Choosing A Linux Flavor For Your Datacenter
  • RedHat vs Debian : Administrative Point of View
  • LinuxCon North America 2013
  • Salesforce.com Expands Use of RHEL
  • Watching the Penguin’s Back at All Things Open
  • After 100 Point Releases, Linux 3.0 Is Being EOL'ed
  • FreeBSD 10.0 Now In Beta With Faster ZFS LZJB
  • Windows 8.1 tips, tricks and secrets

Notable Ubuntu Derivatives

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Ubuntu

linuxadvocates.com: But despite what is or isn't happening with Ubuntu, depending on your point of view, much is happening elsewhere and that is fortunately a 'good thing' for the prospective Linux user.

I tried Fedora 19 KDE one more time

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dedoimedo.com: My first attempt to use Fedora 19 KDE was not very successful. All in all, it was a blunder. But then I revived my aging LG laptop, which means I decided to give Fedora one more chance.

Mageia 3 Review

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Mageia 3 has been out for a while, and I’ve finally had time to do a review. Mageia is a fork of the Mandriva distribution, and offers quite a bit to desktop Linux users. It comes with a great selection of preinstalled software, and it is available in 32-bit or 64-bit versions on DVD (3.96 GB).

Debian Project News - October 14th

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Welcome to this year's eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

can you use Linux or not

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  • Need help deciding whether you can use Linux or not
  • Preloaded Linux systems: Weighing the options
  • Red Hat Loves SAP, It's Official
  • Little Linux Pricing On Big Power Systems Iron
  • openSUSE 13.1 RC1 GNOME Graphical Issues
  • DICE: “We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason
  • Which Distro Is Best for Beginners? (blog safari)
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OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more