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How to Speed Up Drupal Using Varnish on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-05-11 00:00

In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to speed Up Drupal using Varnish on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

European Investment Bank tosses 25m Euro to MariaDB

LXer - Wed, 2017-05-10 23:49
Finland, Finland, Finland, the place to build open DBs!The European Investment Bank has decided MariaDB Corporation is worthy of €25 million funding under the European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.…

GNU Artanis 0.2 released

Reddit - Wed, 2017-05-10 23:34

Artanis: GNU Gets Into Web Application Frameworks, Written In Guile Scheme

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-05-10 23:11
Artanis 0.2 has been released, a newer GNU project that's a web application framework written in Guile Scheme...

Why Windows Power Users Break Linux

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-05-10 23:00

FreedomPenguin: Why Windows power users struggle with Linux more than casual computer users. The answer might surprise you.

What does SVG have to do with teaching kids to code?

LXer - Wed, 2017-05-10 22:40
Jay Nick is a retired electrical engineer who volunteers at local schools in his community by using art as a creative way to introduce students to mathematics and coding. Reflecting on the frustrations that his own children experienced in college programming classes, he decided to use his own experience with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to create an approach to coding that combines principles of mathematics and art.read more

Who is Ondrej? Why is php 7 not in the default Ubuntu repository?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-05-10 22:27

Any idea why I have to always add this repository:



PHP is the most used server side language on the Internet these days for scripting.

Why is it not in default Ubuntu repositories?

And who the fuck is Ondrej? (Note: j in Slavic languages sounds like the English y, so in English it's Ondrey)

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Solus - how far will it go?

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-05-10 22:00

DarkDuck: If you want to use Solus Budgie as a production OS, I'd recommend you to think twice.

Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-05-10 21:49

CockroachDB, an open source, fault-tolerant SQL database with horizontal scaling and strong consistency across nodes—and a name few people will likely forget—is now officially available.

Cockroach Labs, the company behind its development, touts CockroachDB as a “cloud native” database solution—a system engineered to run as a distributed resource. Version 1.0 is available in both basic and for-pay editions, and both boast features that will appeal to enterprises.

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Mozilla and Thunderbird are continuing together, with conditions

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-05-10 21:38

The Thunderbird e-mail client still has its supporters, but for the past couple of years, Mozilla has been making moves to distance itself from the project. In late 2015, Mozilla announced that it would be looking for a new home for Thunderbird, calling its continued maintenance "a tax" on Firefox development.

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NVIDIA Announces Volta-based Tesla V100 Accelerator

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-05-10 21:32
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang used the company's GPU Technology Conference to today announce the Volta V100 accelerator for data centers and HPC workloads...

OpenWRT and LEDE agree on LInux-for-routers peace plan

LXer - Wed, 2017-05-10 21:31
There can be only one and it looks like the vote is bad news for the LEDE brandCompeting Linux-for-routers distributions OpenWRT and LEDE will soon vote on a proposal to heal the schism between the two.…

AMD Posts Initial Patches For Raven APU Support: 117 Patches, 314k L.O.C.

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-05-10 21:05
Alex Deucher of AMD has posted the initial AMDGPU DRM/KMS kernel driver patches for bringing up graphics on the next-generation "Raven" APUs...

Cisco Advancing Cloud Strategy with OpenStack

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-05-10 21:00

eWEEK: The cloud is a central pillar of Cisco's overall business efforts and one of the leading voices for Cloud at Cisco is Lew Tucker, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing.

What is worse: proprietary applications or proprietary system components?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-05-10 20:42

I'm no expert, but as far as I understand, a computer system has different layers: At the bottom we have firmware drivers, the bootloader, then we have the kernel, we then have the C library that comunicates with the kernel. At the top we have the window manager responsible for the GUI and finally the programs running on top of that. Now... which layer compromises your freedom/privacy the most? If you were forced to choose to have one of this layers proprietary, which one would you choose?

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Need help with shell script

Reddit - Wed, 2017-05-10 20:40

I just wrote a mini script to open a search page,


read -p "Search for: " srch

chromium-browser "https://www.google.com/#q=$srch" >> /tmp/srchlog 2>&1 &

and then I made an alias 'gg' which runs this script.

Is there any way I can make the script read the word written after the call command 'gg' ? For example: gg openbsd

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