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TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-02-06 23:47

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Mesa developer Marek is looking to finally sort out threaded GL dispatch

LXer - Mon, 2017-02-06 23:35
Marek, the Mesa developer from AMD posted a message to the public Mesa-dev mailing list asking to merge the threaded GL dispatch code and get it cleaned up to help with the high CPU overhead of Mesa.

RISC-V Port Lands In GCC 7 Codebase

Phoronix - Mon, 2017-02-06 23:18
Last month the RISC-V GCC port was approved for landing in GCC 7 while today that merge finally happened...

Linux on legacy thinkpads

Reddit - Mon, 2017-02-06 23:14

How well are the Lenovo x220 and x230's holding up with copies of mint or elementary as an everyday OS? Do they feel their age? Do the lighter distros breathe new life into these otherwise bullet proof slabs of black plastic? Just curious on opinions. Thinking of experimenting with Linux at a more serious level but don't want to shell out for a system for it.

Use cases would be Intro to python development and loading the sucker up with roguelikes. And possibly database studies also. I want to work on learning advanced DBA skills with MySQL and maybe Postgres. Should these work fairly fluidly on an x220 with a third gen 15, 8gb ram and an ssd?

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An Introduction to the Shorewall Firewall Tool

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-02-06 23:00

Linux.com: Shorewall is an open source firewalling tool that makes the task of network security easier.

Enterprise Linux's Big Three

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:42

Not so long ago, Red Hat was about the only serious option for big enterprise customers seeking to make the move to Linux. Times have changed and Red Hat is no longer the only game in town. There are now three major enterprise ready Linux companies vying for corporate business: Red Hat, Canonical and SUSE -- or four if noncommercial CentOS is counted.

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RethinkDB’s Realtime Cloud Database Lands at The Linux Foundation

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:40

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code to RethinkDB, relicensed the code under Apache, and contributed it to The Linux Foundation.

RethinkDB is an open source, NoSQL, distributed document-oriented database that was previously licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPLv3).

The software is already in production use today by hundreds of technology startups, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies, including NASA, GM, Jive, Platzi, the U.S. Department of Defense, Distractify, and Matters Media. But the AGPLv3 license was limiting the willingness of some companies to use and contribute to the software.

Also: RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

CNCF Purchases RethinkDB Source Code and Contributes It to The Linux Foundation Under the Apache License

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NMAP Common Scans – Part One

LXer - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:37
In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the common four scan types.

Native look and feel

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:37

We know that many Qt users want controls styled with a native look-and-feel. But offering that on platforms with no public styling API, is hard. A classic approach is to take snapshots of the native controls, tweak them, and use them as foreground or background in our own controls. Which is somewhat OK for static appearances. But when animations and transitions are involved, static pixmaps will only take you half the way. And since an OS can change style from one update to the next, taking snapshots runtime is risky. Using pre-grabbed snapshots is also something we don’t do because of legal considerations.

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CrossOver 16.1 Released With Quicken 2017 Support

Phoronix - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:28
Back in December marked the release of CrossOver 16.0 and powered by Wine 2.0. Shipping today is CrossOver 16.1...

Verbally controlled Linux?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:22

I have a family member who will not be able to use their hands at all for quite a few months and I would like to put together a laptop that they can use while recovering. Is there a distro or something that would allow them to verbally control the window manager and various apps? Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks!

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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Ubuntu

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-02-06 22:00

 MakeTechEasier: Many people are running Windows 10 on their PC but want to try out Ubuntu.

From Yawn-Driven Deployment to DevOps Tipping Point

LXer - Mon, 2017-02-06 21:40
GS Shop is one of the largest TV shopping networks in Asia, and one of the largest e-commerce sites in Korea with more than 1000 employees and 1.5 million users daily. Vivek Juneja of GS Shop[he]#039[/he]s Container Platform Team, at MesosCon Asia 2016, shares how he and his team moved this behemoth to the new agile way of running the datacenter.

Just discovered the cowsay program. I'm amazed.

Reddit - Mon, 2017-02-06 21:23
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Also: Screenshot in case the formatting sucks.

Also #2: I hope this isn't against the rules.

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AMD Radeon R5 M430 support

Reddit - Mon, 2017-02-06 21:18

So, I recently bought Lenovo Yoga G510 laptop and I want to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 on it. However, there is one obstacle between my laptop and Linux. There is no support for AMD Radeon R5 M400 graphic drivers and I don't want to sacrifice an important feature for the sake of Linux. What should I do? Should I wait for AMD to upgrade their Catalyst driver or is there a workaround?

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Intel's Open-Source Driver Stack Now OpenGL 4.5 Certified, Complements Vulkan & GLES

Phoronix - Mon, 2017-02-06 21:01
Intel's open-source Mesa DRI driver has passed The Khronos Group's process for certifying it as a conformant OpenGL 4.5 implementation. This now rounds out the Intel open-source Linux stack with OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2, and Vulkan 1.0 certification...


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