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TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 10:02

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Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:52

At 4:30 in the afternoon on November 15, 1989, an F4 tornado ripped through Huntsville, Alabama killing 21 people. It could have been much worse save for the quick thinking of the people running the after-school program at Jones Valley Elementary. They took the children under the stairs as soon as the power went out. They survived, though the top floor was torn from the building. A mother out front who had come to pick up her child was among the 21 casualties.

That was my brother's school. My church and several others were destroyed. My route to school changed for months while they rebuilt and cleared the area. These are the sorts of stories you collect living in the #1 place for tornadoes per capita. And it is these stories that instill a healthy respect for tornadoes, and heeding tornado warnings.

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Couchbase and the future of NoSQL databases

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:49

Well, I've built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat, so I have experience in leading crossfunctional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning, and execution of content, and marketing campaigns and programs. I've also led engineering teams at Sun, and I’m a founding member of the Java EE team.

At Couchbase, a developer advocate helps developers become effective users of a technology, product, API, or platform. This can be done by sharing knowledge about the product using the medium where developers typically hangout. Some of the more common channels include blogs, articles, webinars, and presentations at conferences and meetups. Answering questions on forums and Stack Overflow, conversations on social media, and seeking contributors for open source projects are some other typical activities that a developer advocate performs on a regular basis.

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FreeBSD 11.0 lands, with security fixes to FreeBSD 11.0

LXer - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:45
Bootleggers, don't ignore the official version. If you were one of the sharp-eyed users who downloaded FreeBSD 11.0 from the project's FTP servers before official release, it's time to upgrade again. The release version has landed and it's not the same as the bootleg.

7 Linux command line tools you didn’t know you need

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:44

The Linux world offers an incredible range of free and open source tools to do everything you can think of and lots of things you probably haven’t ever thought of. In this roundup we highlight seven command line utilities you probably haven’t run into before and we’ve got everything from monitoring file system events to running re-attachable ssh sessions to printing banners.

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27 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy Bites

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:24

I recently wrote an article featuring 25 DevOps vendors worth watching. However, in the world of DevOps, there are an awful lot of good tools that don't really have a vendor attached, and I thought it was time to give the open source tools their due.

While I wrote that there are tools that don't have vendors, there are vendors that are attached to some of these open source tools. Those vendors provide development support, along with, in some cases, customer support and even proprietary versions of some of the tools that exist alongside their open source cousins. As long as there was an open source version that wasn't "crippleware," it was eligible for the cut.

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Black Lab Linux Goes Commercial Due to Lack of Funding, netOS Discontinued

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:21

Today, October 12, 2016, Softpedia was informed by Robert Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software about some important changes made to the Black Lab Linux and netOS projects.

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KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Gets Its First Point Release with Many Wayland Improvements

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-12 09:19

Today, October 11, 2016, the KDE Project proudly announced the general availability of the first point release of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment, versioned 5.8.1.

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Restore/migrate my computer to a new machine.

Reddit - Wed, 2016-10-12 08:56

Hi guys, I am running Linux Mint 17.3 on my laptop. I have several applications installed and their configurations on my current machine. I am planning to buy a new laptop with probably better and different hardware specs (graphics, processor etc). What I want is to migrate all my data (all configs and installed programs) as is to the new machine, so when I am done I can start using Linux Mint in the very same manner as I am doing now; without having to download anything again or change configurations as per my requirements again.

Suggest anything? I looked into Systemback but my sblive file is too big to be made into an iso (>4 GB). I have no idea what other softwares are available to help me ease the process.

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News: Linux 5.0 Kernel is Coming in 2017

LXer - Wed, 2016-10-12 08:48
It's very likely that the Linux 5.0 kernel will debut at some point in 2017. Linux creator Linus Torvalds hasn't yet officially set a date, but that's not quite how he works or how the Linux development process pushes releases.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Brings Enhancements to the Build Tools, Security Fixes

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-10-12 08:00

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 is now the latest and most advanced build of the powerful office suite

Atom 1.11 Hackable Text Editor Released with Image View Improvements, Fixes

LXer - Wed, 2016-10-12 07:50
GitHub officially announced the release of Atom 1.11, their popular, open-source, and cross-platform hackable text editor that you can use for programming and whatnot.

How to succeed as a remote documentation contributor in OpenStack

LXer - Wed, 2016-10-12 06:53
Alexandra Settle, an information developer at Rackspace, will be speaking at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Alexandra is a core reviewer for OpenStack manuals, also working on the OpenStack Ansible and Swift project documentation, and serves as a mentor in documentation for the Outreachy project. She's been interested in information technology since high school and is a fan of Fedora Linux. She began her career as an intern at Red Hat and after spending years using Windows machines, and love the ease of use and functionality that came with using Linux.

Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners

LXer - Wed, 2016-10-12 05:56
The Apache HTTP server is a mighty beast that powers the majority of websites. It has evolved into a complex server that slices, dices, dances, and sings. It powers vast hosting centers, and it is also splendid for running small personal sites.

Does an Ubuntu or Fedora Desktop slows down as it ages?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-10-12 05:37

I don't know whether its a trick of the eyes (of running a stock system vs a used one) or not, but I couldn't help but notice that as soon as a desktop start aging (we start using it by installing lots of software), it becomes less responsive day by day. It seems very fast when we try a live version or it is newly installed.

On a Windows system, I can understand the need for defragmentation. What this means is that as programs like LibreOffice, Firefox, Gimp, etc. keep saving the data on your disk, the actual data bytes on the disk may be stored (fragmented) in different places, thus the entire system slows down with usage as each program has to gather the bits from different places on the disk which is time consuming. The Windows cure for this is de-fragmentation, i.e. a maintenance task to gather all those bytes at a single place, so the programs then start working faster.

How is linux WRT fragmentation? Does my ext4 system require de-fragmentation of any kind? What else can I do to speed up my system (except formatting my drive and installing the whole thing again, of course!)?

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