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Wiznote An Evernote Alternative & Linux Note Taking App

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-06-22 17:00

Since Evernote client is not available for Linux, Linux users always search for an Evernote alternative.

Dysfunction and Sabotage: Why Large Hospital EHR Costs So Much

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:35
I've wondered for years why large hospital EHR deployments are reported to cost north of 100 million dollars. I've asked the question: what is that software made of Unicorn dust? I've also heard reports that the EHR company in question fields 'an army' of workers for its go-live. I've wondered what justifies all this and what justifies the giant budgets. In working in and around hospitals for 20 years now I've come to some conclusions.

Intel Submits Another Batch Of DRM Graphics Driver Updates For Linux 4.8

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:33
Just weeks after their first round of DRM updates for Linux 4.8 were submitted, the Intel crew has their second -- of a possible three -- feature updates readied for the Linux 4.8 kernel via DRM-Next...

Successful DevOps Deployment Involves Shift in Culture and Processes

Linux.com - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:12

To create sustained high performance, organizations must invest as much in their people and processes as they do in their technology, according to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report.

The 50+ page report, written by Alanna Brown, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Nigel Kersten, and Gene Kim, aimed to better understand how the technical practices and cultural norms associated with DevOps affect IT and organizational performance as well as ROI.

ClusterHQ’s Mohit Bhatnagar Talks about Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

Linux.com - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:00

Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

Linux-based Tizen OS is Here To Replace Android From All Samsung Smartphones ??? Report

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:00

 FOSSbytes: The largest Android smartphone manufacturer Samsung is considering a shift from Google's Android mobile operating system.

Whiskey, Linux and RAM

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-22 15:37
The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer this week takes him to that part of the Linux Zone known as "oh-yeah-I-shoulda-checked-that-first." We'll resist the urge to poke fun and give him an A for effort.

Running Distributed Applications at Scale on Mesos from Twitter and CloudBees

Linux.com - Wed, 2016-06-22 15:30

A recurring theme in our MesosCon North America 2016 series is solving difficult resource provisioning problems. The days of investing days or even weeks in spec’ing, acquiring, and setting up hardware and software to meet increased workloads are long gone. Now we see vast provisioning adjustments taking place in seconds.

Linux Kernel 3.12.61 LTS Is a Small Release with CIFS, MIPS, XFS, and EXT4 Fixes

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-06-22 15:00

Taking a closer look at diff from Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, we can notice that the Linux kernel 3.12.61 LTS maintenance update adds a few fixes

Wayland in Plasma 5.7

Reddit - Wed, 2016-06-22 14:55

Why do we even have different distros

Reddit - Wed, 2016-06-22 14:54

The typical desktop Linux distros (such as Debian/Ubuntu/Mint and Fedora) are created around the same package management paradigm, and beyond that the practical differences are rather minor, unless we talk about special hacker distros (such as Arch and Gentoo).

To me it seems that the actual difference between distros is simply a different collection of packages in the default installation.

It begs the question, why do we even have separate distros? Wouldn't it be easier to simply have the user choose his desktop environment and other stuff during installation, and then install the appropriate package groups?

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PulseAudio 9.0 Released With Many Audio Improvements

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-06-22 14:41
Version 9.0 of the once-controversial PulseAudio sound server is now available for your open-source audio needs...

The current state of open data in the US government

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-22 14:40
The S.2852 OPEN Government Data Act aims to require true open data access at the federal level. In this article I will discuss the importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data.read more

Trying Various OpenGL 4.x Games On Linux With An Intel Skylake Core i5

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-06-22 14:34
With the imminent Mesa 12.0 release there is now OpenGL 4.3 compliance for Intel Broadwell graphics hardware and newer, rather than OpenGL 3.3 as was the upper limit in the Intel Mesa driver to this point. Now having OpenGL 4.x support with this open-source Intel driver, I decided to see how various OpenGL 4.x games are running with the Intel driver when using a Skylake CPU sporting HD Graphics 530...

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