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DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER File-System Gets Important Write Performance Boost

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:57
Matthew Dillon has discovered an important bug in the DragonFlyBSD kernel's VFS cluster code affecting the HAMMER file-system write performance...

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:20
  • Hyper Knights, a surprisingly fun and cheap mix of strategy and action
  • Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.03 "Goedel" Released to Support LUKS Encrypted Partitions

    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux distribution was proud to announce a few moments ago the release and immediate availability of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.03 "Goedel."

    Dubbed Goedel, in the memory of the mathematician, philosopher, and logician Kurt Goedel, Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.03 is the first ISO snapshot of the KDE Plasma oriented distribution originally based on Arch Linux. The new release comes with a revamped Heritage theme and the Calamares installer with support for LUKS encrypted partitions.

  • Parrot Security OS 3.5 Improves Linux Security Tools Distribution
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE 2 Betsy) Gets Updated ISO Images, Download Now
  • MATE Desktop 1.18 Released, Is Now GTK3 Only

    MATE Desktop 1.18 is now available to download. The release completes the migration to GTK3, and adds a splash of improvements to many of its core apps.

  • Five issues that will determine the future of Internet Health [Ed: It would be awesome if not rather bitter-sweet and ironic now that Mozilla helps make the WWW less 'sanitary' with DRM]

    In January, we published our first Internet Health Report on the current state and future of the Internet. In the report, we broke down the concept of Internet health into five issues. Today, we are publishing issue briefs about each of them: online privacy and security, decentralization, openness, web literacy and digital inclusion. These issues are the building blocks to a healthy and vibrant Internet. We hope they will be a guide and resource to you.

    We live in a complex, fast moving, political environment. As policies and laws around the world change, we all need to help protect our shared global resource, the Internet. Internet health shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but rather, a cause we can all get behind. And our choices and actions will affect the future health of the Internet, for better or for worse.

  • FSFE Newsletter - March 2017
  • Solving Monitoring in the Cloud With Prometheus

    Hundreds of companies are now using the open source Prometheus monitoring solution in production, across industries ranging from telecommunications and cloud providers to video streaming and databases.

  • An Exploration of Citrix Delivery Networks

    While many of us may be more familiar with the virtualization and remote access products from Citrix, Danny Phillips was talking about their products in the networking space during his keynote presentation at LinuxCon Europe.

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:19

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Fuchsia’s hypervisor

Reddit - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:19

Graphics in Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:18

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How would I go about starting a career in IT that semi-revolves around linux?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:17

The title was to grab attention but, basically what I'm wanting to know is how would I go about starting a career in IT? I just graduated high school this past year and have been working odd jobs but, haven't gone to school yet as I have no idea what to go for or how to go about doing it. I got into linux a little over 2 years ago and would still consider myself very much a noob in all respects but, I love the way it feels and its extensibility compared to Windows. Sorry for wasting you guys time and asking too many question but, I appreciate all the help in advance.

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Linux Devices

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:14
  • How to build an IoT project with Mongoose OS

    It could be a small single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi, which costs around US $30, BeagleBone for approximately US $60, Intel Edison for US $70, or other similar devices. These computers usually run Linux. These are suitable for some tasks, like being a gateway device, but again they are quite large, very power hungry, and too expensive to run on things like sensors, wearables, and small appliances.

  • A Look at MINIBIAN: A Minimalist Image for Raspberry Pi

    My way of celebrating Pi Day (March 14th = 3.14) was to take a look at an awesome little image for the Raspberry Pi called Minibian. A new edition of Minibian was released on 12 March 2017, updating the image with support for the latest RPi 3B and other improvements.

    Minibian is based on and fully compatible with the official Raspbian “Jesse” software. It is meant to be used for embedded linux and server type situations, and that is great for IoT scenarios. There is no desktop environment and much effort has gone to providing a minimalist operating system that conserves system resources. The 12 March release of Minibian boasts a 15 second boot time, 31 MB of RAM usage, 477 MB of disk space usage, and is small enough to fit on a 1GB SD card. My test install and inspection of Minibian shows that these claims are indeed correct.

  • Tough, 84 x 55mm Intel Atom COM offers soldered memory

    Eurotech’s rugged, Linux-friendly “CPU-163-15” is an 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini module with Bay Trail Atoms and soldered ECC and eMMC.

    Eurotech’s Intel Atom E3800 “Bay Trail” based CPU-163-15 COM Express Type 10 Mini module continues the Amaro, Italy based company’s tradition of offering rugged embedded boards with support for its cloud-based Everyware Software Framework (ESF) IoT platform. Other recent Intel-based COM Express modules from Eurotech include the CPU-161-18, a headless COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a 12-core Xeon-D1500 from the Broadwell generation.

  • BQ Deutschland releases Android 7.1.1 OTA for the Aquaris X5 Plus (while most of us still haven't received 7.0)

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Openwashing and Attacks on FOSS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:13

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*BSD Releases

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:13

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How to write SD cards for the Raspberry Pi

LXer - Thu, 2017-03-16 01:07
Writing SD cards for the Raspberry Pi is something that every member of the Pi community has attempted. Some are old hats and tackle the task with aplomb, but for some it strikes fear into their hearts.read more

NetBSD 7.1 Released

Slashdot - Thu, 2017-03-16 00:51

Problem while installing Ubuntu

Reddit - Thu, 2017-03-16 00:48

So I'm having an issue while installing Ubuntu I used win32 disk imager and a 8gb flash drive I put the iso onto the flash drive and when I plugged it in I went to boot option and selected my flash drive. It showed a black terminal with a white flashing line in the top left screen now it's been stuck on this for like 20 minutes do you guys know what is wrong?

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GitLab buys Gitter

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 00:33
  • GitLab acquires software chat startup Gitter, will open-source the code

    GitLab, a startup that provides open source and premium source code repository software that people use to collaborate on software, is announcing today that it has acquired Gitter, a startup that provides chat rooms that are attached to repositories of code so that collaborators can exchange messages. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

    Gitter has popped up more and more on GitHub, which is arguably GitLab’s biggest competitor. But Gitter chat rooms are also sprinkled throughout GitLab. For example, a repository for a command-line interface (CLI) for talking on Gitter itself has a Gitter chat room.

  • GitLab Acquired The Chat App Gitter And Plans To Open Source It

    Today GitLab announced that it has acquired the chat app Gitter that many communities use for communication. Also, many Laravel sub-communities use it as well, and you can find these through the Gitter Laravel Tag

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Ubuntu 17.04 — Official Mascot Artwork Revealed

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-03-16 00:16

With its stable release now under a month away, Canonical has revealed the official mascot artwork for Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’.

In keeping with previous Ubuntu mascots the new Zesty Zapus graphic resembles a folded paper mouse.

Created by the Canonical design team, the official Zesty Zapus graphic will appear in Ubuntu 17.04 desktop documentation and show up on merchandise, like the traditional official release t-shirt, and event banners.

Also today:

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How to add Alexa to your Raspberry Pi 3 gizmo

LXer - Thu, 2017-03-16 00:04
At Embedded Linux Conference 2017, Mike Anderson explained how to add Amazon Echo’s Alexa voice agent to the Raspberry Pi 3. One of the leading items on embedded developers’ to-do lists these days is to add Amazon’s Alexa voice agent to a hacker board or another Linux device. Of course, you could simply buy an […]

7 Ways You Can Use Linux to Organize Your Life

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-03-15 23:58

Many people have taken to using smartphones to keep their lives in order, but not you! You have a system in place that you’ve perfected over years, and your laptop or desktop remains your primary means of keeping everything in order. But now you’re switching to Linux, and you want to know what’s out there.

Linux may not have the same apps you’ve grown accustomed to, but there’s no shortage of software that can help you keep track of everything. Whether it’s juggling dates or managing your finances, Linux has plenty of tools to organize your life. Here’s a taste, one category at a time.

Also: Microsoft is disgustingly sneaky: Windows 10 isn't an operating system, it's an advertising platform

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Cant get TPLink Archer T2UH to Work on Kali Linux

Reddit - Wed, 2017-03-15 23:51

I just got a TPLink Archer T2UH but i cant not get it to work with Kali linux even though it says it supports linux. I have already tried some guides there are to get it working but those didn't work ether. Does anyone know how to get this working?

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