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Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 21:38

I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel.

If you are behind on your Phoronix reading and don't know about all of the changes coming for this next kernel release -- which will also be an LTS kernel -- see our Linux 4.14 feature overview that was published this past weekend.

Here are just some very early benchmarks while more are on the way.

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AMD Zen Temperature Monitoring On Linux Is Working With Hwmon-Next

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-09-19 21:07
If you want CPU temperature monitoring to work under Linux for your Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC processor(s), it's working on hwmon-next...

Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-09-19 21:00

Applying open source development methodology to internal software development increases innovation, decreases time to market, and pleases employees and customers.

How to Setup Automatic Security Updates on CentOS 7

LXer - Tue, 2017-09-19 20:26
Security updates, as most of you'd agree, are very important. On Linux, it's always advisable to keep the installed packages up to date, especially when it comes to security. In general, users should apply security updates to their Linux systems within 30 days of being released. In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can configure a CentOS 7 server for automatic security updates.

Launching Pipewire! (Fedora)

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 20:13

To give you all some background, Pipewire is the latest creation of GStreamer co-creator Wim Taymans. The original reason it was created was that we realized that as desktop applications would be moving towards primarly being shipped as containerized Flatpaks we would need something for video similar to what PulseAudio was doing for Audio. As part of his job here at Red Hat Wim had already been contributing to PulseAudio for a while, including implementing a new security model for PulseAudio to ensure we could securely have containerized applications output sound through PulseAudio. So he set out to write Pipewire, although initially the name he used was PulseVideo. As he was working on figuring out the core design of PipeWire he came to the conclusion that designing Pipewire to just be able to do video would be a mistake as a major challenge he was familiar with working on GStreamer was how to ensure perfect audio and video syncronisation. If both audio and video could be routed through the same media daemon then ensuring audio and video worked well together would be a lot simpler and frameworks such as GStreamer would need to do a lot less heavy lifting to make it work. So just before we starting sharing the code publicaly we renamed the project to Pinos, named after Pinos de Alhaurín, a small town close to where Wim is living in southern Spain. In retrospect Pinos was probably not the worlds best name

Also: Bodhi 2.11.0 released

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Ethical Hacking Distro Parrot Security Gets ZFS Support, It's Based on Debian 10

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-09-19 20:00

softpedia: Coming two months after the 3.7 update, Parrot Security OS 3.8 introduces updated components and new features.

Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC Are the Most Popular Apps Among Ubuntu Users

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 19:53

Canonical's Dustin Kirkland attended this year's UbuCon Europe conference for Ubuntu users and developers in Paris, France, where he revealed the results of the Ubuntu desktop survey and the apps that users want to see by default in future Ubuntu releases.

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Open source tool aims to deliver more efficient web development

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 19:49

Websites are essential for businesses in the modern world, which puts web development teams under pressure to deliver results.

Open source tool specialist DRUD Tech is launching a new tool called ddev which is designed to do away with the complicated steps and disparate components of website development.

Using a simple interface, ddev manages many complex technologies, including industry standard components like MySQL, NGINX, and PHP, with the ability to extend to include Redis, Apache Solr, memcache, Varnish, and more. For experienced development teams this means ddev can eliminate unnecessary delays, errors, and inefficiencies common throughout the traditional development to deployment and hosting lifecycle.

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5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives to Build Your Own Small Computer

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 19:47

A single board computer (SBC) is a complete computer built on a single circuit board. These tiny PCs were designed to be low cost and energy efficient. As such, SBCs proved to be popular with hobbyists, DIY enthusiasts and educational institutions.

Upon the release of the Raspberry Pi, SBCs gained far greater attention. The Raspberry Pi was initially designed to teach basic computer science. The first-generation Raspberry Pi was released in 2012 and quickly surpassed expectations. It has since gone on to become the best-selling British computer of all time with over eleven million units sold.

Despite its popularity, the Raspberry Pi family of computers are not the only SBCs on the market. In fact there are a number of manufacturers making SBCs at lower price points and with more powerful hardware. If you’re looking for a Raspberry Pi alternative, consider the SBCs below.

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Top Linux Distros for Media Creation

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 19:42

I find it interesting how many existing Linux users don't realize there are specialized distributions just for media creation. These distributions come with a bundle of special media-centric applications, a real-time kernel and other tweaks provided by default.

This article will provide a tour of these top Linux distros for media creation. I'm confident that even if you've heard of some of these distros, you might not be aware of what makes them unique when compared to a standard desktop Linux distribution.

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Portable Android SDR player supports DRM and DAB

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-09-19 19:40

Titus SDR’s Android-based “Titus II” Software Defined Radio receiver has a 7-inch touchscreen, a WiFi hotspot, and support for FM, AM, DRM, DAB, and DAB+.

Titus SDR is prepping an Android-based wideband digital RF receiver with Software Defined Radio (SDR) capabilities and a hi-fi amplifier. Built around a 7-inch Android tablet, the portable, battery-powered Titus II is billed as the world’s first consumer SDR digital receiver, “bringing true multi-standard radio reception with DRM (AM & VHF bands), DAB(+) and core data applications.”

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3 Ways to Change a Users Default Shell in Linux

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-09-19 19:00

 The shell is a program that accepts and interprets commands

What aliases do you have that add options to common commands?

Reddit - Tue, 2017-09-19 18:52

Mine:

alias grep='grep --color=auto' alias ls='ls --color=auto --group-directories-first -N' alias ll='ls -l' alias la='ls -A' alias lf='ls -F' alias l.='ls -d .*' alias lh='ls -lh' alias lr='ls -R' alias l='ls' alias mkdir='mkdir -p' # technically not aliases but they do the same thing export LESS="-RM" export MAKEFLAGS=-j8

I almost never use the majority of those ls aliases. Idk why I even have some of them.

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m3u like Youtube Playlist

Reddit - Tue, 2017-09-19 18:51

Hi Is there any way to store multiple youtube links and play them as a list, just like m3u playlist?

I want to store and add more youtube links overtime to my lists, so I can play those lists later on without visiting youtube.com in linux.

(I am no good for writing scripts. Sorry)

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Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7 Works As A Linux-Friendly Threadripper Motherboard

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-09-19 18:45
For the past few weeks that I have been testing the AMD Threadripper 1950X on Linux, I have been using the Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard. Overall, it's been a pleasant experience and is running fine under Linux. Here's a quick summary.

GNOME 3.26 Released! Check Out the New Features

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-09-19 18:00

Check out the new features in GNOME 3.26.

Managing and running commands on 20 Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 workstations

Reddit - Tue, 2017-09-19 17:33

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a free or opensource software that would allow me to manage a couple of Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 workstation systems. At a minimum, I'm trying to find something that would allow me to write a single Terminal command and run it remotely on all managed ubuntu workstations from a management interface.

Does such a package exist for Ubuntu Desktop?

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