San Francisco start-up MapD has released a database system, ParallelDB, built to run on GPUs (graphics processing units), which can be used to explore multi-billion row datasets quickly in milliseconds, according to the company.
There's a new man in charge of the Hyperledger Project, a group of more that 30 companies working together to build an open standard for distributed ledgers across industries.
In April, Red Hat announced the OpenShift initiative to aid financial services industry in building hosted blockchain applications. Red Hat would manage container application deployment with OpenShift Dedicated support for financial institutions interested in experimenting with the blockchain.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that OpenShift Commons has surpassed 200 members across more than 40 countries and key industries, including private and public cloud service providers and customers and partners in the banking and finance, higher education, and public sector. OpenShift Commons is an open source community spanning multiple projects where customers, partners, and contributors collaborate and share best practices about adopting container platforms at scale. The OpenShift Commons community is designed to bridge multiple upstream projects that are incorporated into OpenShift Origin including Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Project Atomic and more.
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
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.
softpedia: Linux 4.4 is currently the most advanced long-term supported kernel branch
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.submitted by /u/orangejulius
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.
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.
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.submitted by /u/sashabielayj
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?submitted by /u/spiroaki
LinuxConfig: It's no secret that containers are hot right now in the Linux world
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.
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:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: