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Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack cloud come to IBM servers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-27 09:43

Last year, IBM introduced LinuxONE, a new pair of IBM mainframes along with Linux and open-source software and services. These new systems are the LinuxONE Emperor, which built on the IBM z13 mainframe and its little brother, Rockhopper. LinuxONE is the heart of IBM's hybrid cloud efforts. At the OpenStack Summit, Angel Diaz, VP of IBM Cloud Architecture & Technology, said LinuxONE with Ubuntu and OpenStack can deliver the "speed and flexibility that businesses need to make the Benjamins money."

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RaspEX, Ubuntu 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2, Now Includes Kodi 16.0 & Fluxbox

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-27 09:41

Arne Exton today informs Softpedia about the availability of a new build of his popular and free RaspEX Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and engineered for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs.

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Xubuntu 16.04 - quick screenshot tour

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 09:11
Let's have a quick whistle-stop tour through Xubuntu 16.04.


Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:53

OpenStack at Red Hat, Canonical

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:49
  • University of Cambridge Selects Red Hat to Support OpenStack-Based HPC Initiatives

    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions, has selected Red Hat to support its OpenStack-based high performance computing (HPC) initiatives. In addition to deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform for its HPC-as-a-Service offering, the University of Cambridge also plans to collaborate with Red Hat to bring HPC capabilities to the upstream OpenStack community.

  • Using modern open source as a tactical weapon | #OpenStack

    Gone are the days when the open-source community was a guerrilla organization of free-spirited independent experts working together, according to Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth. He sees a very different modern community, where tactical positioning by large organizations is the new standard behavior and open source is viewed as a weapon to be used to go faster than standard development processes.

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eeepc 1000H Linux XFCE desktop

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:14

I am planning to revive this old little laptop with the most optimized linux possible.  

Some of requirements:  

-XFCE desktop  

-compatible with the small screen of the laptop  

-compatible with superbar function (like dockbarx)  

-including proprietary drivers (I also plan to use the same OS as a alternative persistent live USB - 8Gb key)  

-easy setup for exotic languages (I live in China and need the OS to read and write the language with no headache)  

-Open Office  





I am familiar with  

-Ubuntu, but not so satisfied with his system requirements and low customability  

-Mint XFCE, but once again, I would prefer something lighter for this eeepc, and it doesn't fit on a 8Gb USB key


So taking into account that I am looking for a light solution, abble to run from a 8Gb live USB stick...  

Maybe I should give a new try to  

-Xubuntu, I tried in the past but I remember it was not easy to get the proper driver, and user experience was clearly behing Ubuntu and Mint (not easy to fixe language issues and other stuff)  

-Slacko (puppy linux), once again, language issue, and limited setup  

-Precise puppy, I have yet to give it a serious try, but I did not see so much difference with puppy


For the last 2 ones, I was also not very satisfied with the crowded desktop and the menu


Usually I prefer and empty (or almost) desktop, only one vertical panel on the right side with superbar function and an intuitive menu to reach my apps (the searching function of Mint and Ubuntu is not bad)


...well, this is roughly where I stand. I may be too exigent...


Any proposition is welcomed, espacially if you are an happy eeepc/linux user

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IBM Bids to Improve OpenStack Cloud Interoperability VIDEO

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:14
At the OpenStack Summit here, IBM is doubling down on it pledge and efforts to help advance OpenStack cloud interoperability.

Is the OpenStack Big Tent Model Working?

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:00

eWEEK: A year after OpenStack officially embraced an approach to be more inclusive, project leaders talk about what's working and what's not.


Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:43


There are alot of programs on there, and I've gotten zero of them to work on Antergos Linux. I'd love to hear some success stories though. Has anyone been able to get some use out of these repos?

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GNOME Software Package Manager Prepares for GNOME 3.22, Gets Steam Support

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:16
For those of you not in the loop, the GNOME Project is currently working hard on implementing new features of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment.

Update to Firefox Released Today

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 06:19
The latest version of Firefox was released today. It features an improved look and feel for Linux users, a minor security improvement and additional updates for all Firefox users.

Anyone using a USB video card for a second monitor?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 05:46

I've only got one output (HDMI) on my X1 Carbon but I would really like another monitor. They sell USB video cards for like 50 bucks. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they a pain in the ass to get configured right?

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BlackBerry wakes up, dunks Priv in Marshmallow

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 05:22
Hub, keyboard and email also updated. BlackBerry has released the Android Marshmallow 6.0 platform update for its Priv flagship, alongside big improvements to the Hub, the phone’s hallmark message aggregator.

Setting my dad up with Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 05:18

So last week my dad, who is not fully literate on computers but enough, went to a "website" that made his computer blue screen, and show a number(vague details were provided to me). That number sent him to an indian guy saying he needed a $1000 USD lifetime firewall. He did not fall for it. I've dealt with those scamming son of a guns before with tech support, "We are calling from Windows", and it's disgusting trying to prey on people.

He's had issues with Windows in the past and so has my grandmother (I have her running Elementary OS). He's brought it to tech support people before. This time he took it to me, and after looking through Windows cleaning it up, and trying to secure it, I decided "hmmm... Linux".

So now he is dual booting Ubuntu MATE and Windows 10 now. I have the MATE desktop setup like the Windows taskbar. He's coming over this weekend to pick it up and so I'll teach him the slight learning curve that comes with the new OS.

Bonus his laptop's touchscreen works still and MATE is so much faster than Windows 10.

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Why are there no AAA open source games?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 04:50

Let me start off by saying, that as a new Linux user, one thing that always baffled me about open source, was how does it work. How can so many people do something for free?

It didn't make sense to me 10 years ago, it still doesn't make sense, but as someone looking to avoid Win10, I'm VERY grateful that this service does exist. And thank you to all you guys who make Linux possible.

While preparing to transition, I saw several people talking on youtube and in forums of how they only use FOSS. And this naturally led my mind to games.

I wonder if those people have that same opinion about games. What is so inherently different about the video game model, rather than the OS model which makes this (to my knowledge) absolutely non-existent?

I understand there are F2P games, but those are few and far in between and most are pretty abysmal. And most importantly they're not open source.

So I want to ask you guys, why aren't there any AAA open source games? And for those of you who are hardcore believers in only using FOSS, do you pay for games?

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Some questions about Gentoo

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 04:40

I don't think this qualifies as support. I'm looking for voices of experience and also any useful/interesting opinions rather than help.

I'm thinking about giving Gentoo a go (as my main desktop OS). I tried it, unsuccessfully, years ago (early 00s) but I've learnt a lot since then. My questions, in brief:

  • I realise this is a bit how long is a piece of string but how long do updates tend to take? Say I update once a week. I don't use a big DE, just a WM. I don't use a huge number of GUI apps - Firefox, Gimp, Inkscape is really about it. So, on a modern i5 or i7 quad-core, roughly how long am I going to be compiling? I'm just looking for a ballpark figure.
  • How extensive are the repos? I can obviously Google this to get a number (and have) but that doesn't tell the whole story. When something entirely new comes out does it tend to make it into the repos quickly? Like, say, the recent canary release of Discord for Linux - I see (I think) that it is available on Gentoo but how quickly does that tend to happen?
  • And I'd also be interested in anyone's experience of Gentoo as a desktop OS. How it feels to use, what the pros and cons (beside the obvious) are and so on. I also game quite a lot so I'd be interested to hear from anyone who uses it for gaming.

Less brief ramble/background: I tried OpenBSD in a VM the other day, just out of curiosity, and it was absolutely fucking lovely. All the things that BSD users say turned out to be true. It just feels well organised, cohesive and simple. I can't/won't use BSD as a desktop OS because I do a lot of gaming and also a large part of the reason why I use Linux is the GPL (I realise those two points are somewhat at odds).

Gentoo seems like the most BSD-like of the distros. I know it's not BSD - I'm not expecting a BSD-like experience from it. But the ports system is somewhat similar (and having read up about it, sounds very cool) and Gentoo users tend to express similar things about Gentoo as BSD users do about BSD.

I'm not particularly interested in compiling my own software, not in the abstract at least. This is the most off-putting aspect of Gentoo for me. However, what compiling one's own software allows sounds amazing - USE flags and being able to enable/disable compile-time options or compile in/out support for various things. I do like fiddling with my system now and then and this sounds like a wonderful playground. (I'm not interested in binary derivatives. Seems a bit pointless and I've never had a good time with a derivative distro).

I realise the best advice is "just give it a go". But I don't feel that it's the kind of distro that would feel right in a VM and I'm not quite committed to doing an actual install yet. I'm really just looking for advice/experience as to how it works as a day-to-day desktop OS.

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CoreOS shows OpenStack can be run as a container with Kubernetes

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 04:25
OpenStack is a complicated and enormous open-source cloud program, but CoreOS showed that it too can be run inside a container.


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