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MapD and MapR

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 18:36

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Free Software Hyperledger News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 18:22

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/r/Showerthoughts fortune file for your shell greeting

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-19 18:15

Yesterday /u/rage_311 provided a script to present a random post from /r/Showerthoughts as a shell geeting. If you're uncomfortable with your login shell blocking on a network request, here's an offline version in the form of a fortune file.

showerthoughts [1.2MB]

It's the (sorted) top 10,000 scoring posts as of August 2015, (courtesy /u/Stuck_In_the_Matrix). To install, run strfile on it to create an index and dump both files in /usr/share/games/fortunes (depending on your distribution).

$ strfile showerthoughts showerthoughts.dat # cp showerthoughts showerthoughts.dat /usr/share/games/fortunes submitted by /u/skeeto
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Proven Paths for Getting Valuable OpenStack Certification

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-05-19 18:00

If you cycle the clock back to 2010, when Rackspace and NASA announced an effort to create a sophisticated cloud computing infrastructure that could compete with proprietary offerings, it would have been hard to forecast how successful the OpenStack platform would become. OpenStack has won over countless companies that are deploying it and backing it, and it has its own foundation.

Libvirt clock drifts

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-19 18:00

I have to hold an old rhel4 with Oracle 9.2 32bit on kvm and libvirt: have yuo some tips about clock drifts?

Thanks a lot.


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Linux Kernel 4.4.11 LTS Is Out with s390 and OCFS2 Improvements, Updated Drivers

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-19 18:00

 softpedia: Linux 4.4 is currently the most advanced long-term supported kernel branch

Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:51
  • Vulkan support for Dota 2 to come next week

    Dota 2 is the first Valve game that will support the new Vulkan API and it could be as soon as next week.

    Considering how early Valve had access to it, and even showed off a demo of it way before release of Vulkan I am still surprise Talos beat it to be the first public Vulkan game. Well, I say surprised, but "Valve Time" is a thing right?

    It's exciting, as when Valve switched to Source 2 which had native OpenGL the performance was much better on Linux (in terms of smoothness and actual FPS figures) and Vulkan is supposed to improve it even more so.

  • OpenRW: An Open-Source, Linux-Friendly Reimplementation Of GTA III

    There is OpenMW as a re-implementation of Morrowind, OpenRA as a re-implementation of Command and Conquer, and many other open-source game projects out there seeking to be free engine re-implementation of popular classic games.

  • OpenRW, an open source engine for Grand Theft Auto III

    I love open source! OpenRW joins the ranks of game engines like OpenMW (Morrowind), OpenRA (Command & Conquer, Red Alert) CorsixTH (Theme Hospital), OpenXcom (X-COM: UFO Defense) and many more.

    It's early days for the project, but I have high hopes that it will join the ranks of many other playable and open source game engines.


    Find OpenRW on github. It's licensed under the GPL.

  • Overfall, the awesome mix of adventure, RPG and strategy is now fully released and available for Linux

    I have a real soft spot for Overfall, it looks simple, but it has some really engaging gameplay with it mixing up a few different styles. The Linux version works really well too.

    What I especially like is the developers including a monitor picker in the games options, that was really useful for me as a dual-monitor user.

  • CRYPTARK, the fantastic 2D sci-fi roguelike shooter has a massive update with a co-op option

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Oracle vs. Google: Round 2

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:45
The conflict between Google and Oracle continues to blaze through the courtrooms.

Have any of you found your code being used by a company? Did it violate your license? What did you do?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:44

I'm a lawyer and I was working on an article about open source development and the law. It'll probably ultimately only get seen by other attorneys. But I can definitely do a brief easy write up here of whatever I end up with if folks are interested.

One last question:

If you did go to an attorney—were they able to understand you and what you were telling them?

Feel free to DM me if you want.

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Linux 4.7 To Gain New Security Feature Ported From Chrome OS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:40

James Morris has made known the security subsystem updates intended for the Linux 4.7 kernel and it includes one addition worth mentioning.

Linux 4.7 is set to get the "LoadPin" Linux Security Module (LSM). LoadPin is ported from Chrome OS and allows limiting the medium/location where any kernel modules and firmware can be loaded. In other words, ensuring any modules, firmware, or other assets touching the kernel are only loaded from a trusted source.

Also: The New Features So Far This Linux 4.7 Merge Window

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Webconverger 35 Switches to Linux Kernel 4.5, Adds Firefox 46 with GTK3 Support

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:37

Webconverger, a Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system whose main design goal is to distribute a fully functional and controlled web kiosk platform, has been updated today to version 35.1.

There are many Linux kernel-based distributions out there that claim to offer a powerful web kiosk system for use in offices or Internet cafes, but Webconverger is among the most popular ones, and it is based on the almighty Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

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I've been switching distros for a while, some help on decisions is needed

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:35


So I've been trying to use Linux for the past 2 or so years, I've been bouncing off from Linux to Windows constantly also the same with all the different Linux distros. I've used distros like: Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, Manjaro and Linux Lite. I wouldn't call myself a Linux genius, but I have some basic knowledge and I know how to use Google, so that is no biggie.

But I don't know what to chose, if I install one Linux system, somehow I get that idea that my distro sucks and I should use another distro, so I've been reinstalling and changing distros like that.

I would love to: love more about Linux and computing, also learning programming.

Any ideas? Also, good community and forums of the distro would be awesome, arch forums were one of the best tbh.

P.S. AMD GPU drivers have to be supported.

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So, what is the story with Linux + 4k laptops? Anything working out there?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:34

I was forced by my last job to switch from a linux laptop to a macbook pro. I adapted pretty well, and there are some things I like a lot -- mainly the higher-res screen. Now that I'm at a new job and get a new computer, I'd like to get something like the Oryx Pro from System 76. Except... 1080p. Yech. But I found out that the Oryx is basically a rebranded Clevo 650RE, which you can get with a 4k screen at places like rjtech. System76 claims that Ubuntu doesn't play nice yet with 4k screens, so they don't offer them.

Anyone out there with any wisdom on this issue? If I get the Clevo with 4k anyway, am I going to regret it? Is 4k support being talked about?

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The New Features So Far This Linux 4.7 Merge Window

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:22
We are just a few days into the two-week merge window for the Linux 4.7 merge window. But given all of the pull requests already sent in so far, here's a quick recap of what's been submitted for this next major version of the Linux kernel...

Getting Started With LXD containers on Ubuntu 16.04

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-19 17:00

LinuxConfig: It's no secret that containers are hot right now in the Linux world

The shift in open source: A new kind of platform war

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 16:57

For many years, open source software seemingly lay at the fringe of the tech industry. A subculture that many didn’t understand and that seemingly threatened the broader industry. It is amazing how much has changed.

Today, open source software, especially Linux, is so pervasive that you probably interact with it every day. From supercomputers to GoPros and nearly every data center in the world, open source software is the default platform.

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Linux 3.14.70

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-19 16:50

I'm announcing the release of the 3.14.70 kernel.

All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 3.14.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.14.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:


greg k-h

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SAP rolls Cloud Foundry HANA Platform beta

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-19 16:48
Targets dev-friendly skittlesSAP has released a beta version of its Hana Cloud Platform for Cloud Foundry.…


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