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PC Shipments Rose in the U.S. During Q2

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-16 02:53
In the U.S., PC shipments rose nearly 5 percent.

Managing a Headless VirtualBox Installation with phpvirtualbox (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:58
Phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox in headless servers (like in the tutorial VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server). This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on an Ubuntu 16.04 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox.

How To Setup A Web Server And Host Website On Your Own Linux Computer

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:31

Welcome to small tutorial series of hosting website on Linux machine. This series of articles will teach how to setup a web server on Linux computer and make it available online. The website we'll host on our personal computer can be accessed from around the globe. In this article(Part 1), we are going to install all the required tools to setup web server. So let's get started and start our own setup web server. ​

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Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:30

 hackerboards: The Prpl Foundation demoed the "prplHypervisor," an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes.

Linux and Graphics

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:18
  • Google Developers Improve Mesa's Android EGL Support
  • Nouveau DRM Code Updated For Linux 4.8

    The Nouveau open-source NVIDIA DRM driver changes have been queued in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.8 kernel.

    Nouveau updates this time around include GK20A/GM20B Tegra K1/X1 voltage and clock improvements as well as initial support for GP100 and GP104 GPUs. The latter provides initial KMS support for the GeForce GTX 1000 series. While NVIDIA did release some Pascal firmware, it ended up being only for the GP100 and not the GP104 or GP106. Thus with Linux 4.8 there isn't any hardware-accelerated support for the consumer GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1080 cards on the open-source driver stack. For those cards it comes down to un-accelerated kernel mode-setting support until NVIDIA releases the rest of the Pascal firmware in the future.

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Servers News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:16
  • Operators Are Migrating From NFV MANO Trials to Reality

    Some operators are progressing from network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) trials to the launching of commercial services, according to a new report from Current Analysis.

    While some of those commercial services are at the virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) levels of orchestration, some are at the virtual network function manager (VNFM) level and even the NFV orchestrator level, the analyst firm says. This is happening even though ETSI hasn’t released final MANO specifications.

  • The Emerging Containers as a Service Marketplace

    While many developers are enthusiastic about the way containers can speed up deployments, administrators and operators may be a bit more wary, given the considerable amount of retooling that their internal systems may need to go through to support container-based pipelines.

    Which is why the emerging Containers as a Service (CaaS) approach may prove popular to both camps.

  • ​IBM to open blockchain innovation centre in Singapore

    IBM plans to open its first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore, with one of its first projects to focus on developing trade solutions using blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of multi-party trade finance processes and transactions.

    According to IBM, the centre -- to be staffed by Singaporean-based talent and researchers from IBM Research Labs worldwide -- together with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work with government, industries, and academia to develop applications and solutions based on blockchain, cybersecurity, and cognitive computing technologies.

  • What Has the Open Container Initiative Achieved in Its First Year?

    The Open Container Initiative (OCI) was formed in June 2015. Their main goal was to establish common standards for software containers. It was originally named the Open Container Project and later became a Linux Foundation project. Founding members included CoreOS, Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and VMware Docker.

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:15
  • GNU Guile 2.0.12 released

    We are delighted to announce the availability of GNU Guile 2.0.12, a maintenance release in the current stable 2.0 series.

  • Update from La Mapería

    La Mapería exists right now as a Python program that downloads raster tiles from Mapbox Studio. This is great in that I don't have to worry about setting up an OpenStreetMap stack, and I can just worry about the map stylesheet itself (this is the important part!) and a little code to render the map's scale and frame with arc-minute markings.

    I would prefer to have a client-side renderer, though. Vector tiles are the hot new thing; in theory I should be able to download vector tiles and render them with Memphis, a Cairo-based renderer. I haven't investigated how to move my Mapbox Studio stylesheet to something that Memphis can use (... or that any other map renderer can use, for that matter).

  • You Can Now Use Netflix on Vivaldi and Other Chromium-Based Web Browsers

    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard managed to create a handy script that would allow you to watch Netflix movies on Vivaldi, as well as any other Chromium-based web browser.

    As you're probably aware of by now, Netflix only supports the Google Chrome and Opera web browsers when we talk about watching movies streamed via their online platform on Linux kernel-based operating systems. On Windows and Mac the there are more browsers supports, including Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

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today's howtos

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:13

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5 hacks for landing your tech dream job

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-07-16 00:00

Azat Mardan, a technology fellow at Capital One and author of more than a dozen books, has a few pieces of advice for tech professionals still looking for their dream jobs.

How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 23:50
The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

Get the Look of KDE Plasma 5 on Your GNOME Desktop

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 23:21

The airy aesthetics have won Plasma 5 an army of admirers, and helped to cement the new visual impression of the KDE desktop experience redux.

But what if you’re not using KDE? Well, you don’t have to miss out.

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SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 23:17

sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC.

Shenzhen-based sModule Technology is a subsidiary of CoreWind that has primarily made wireless modules, but has recently jumped into Linux- and Android-ready computer-on-modules and development kits, as does CoreWind itself. Recently, sModule released several boards based on the octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818, clocked at 1.4GHz: a $75 iBox6818 SBC, a $56 Core6818 COM, and a CORE6818-equipped, $119 SBC-x6818 development kit.

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Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 23:12

Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts.

There are endless energies and resources for whizbang toys such as games, crappy mobile apps, and new generations of smartphones… but the one area of genuine innovation, the one that is truly ground-breaking, is stuck in Nowheresville. In this glorious year 2016, we're still ignoring computer users with vision, hearing, and other physical limitations.

None of us are getting any younger, and injury or illness can befall anyone. And yet, many people are excluded because they can't see, or hear, or use a mouse and keyboard comfortably.

This is a silly state of affairs: it’s just an engineering problem. Ideally, anyone should be able to use any computer on equal terms, without needing someone standing by to help. And why not? Computers are just machines. We make them. We can make them better.

Linux and FOSS are the natural leaders for true universal computing, because FOSS always leads to the widest adoption. Let's take a look at the current state of accessibility and then review some development resources.

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ChaletOS: A Linux for Those Who Miss Windows 7

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 23:07

The first thing you should know is that ChaletOS is based on Xubuntu—which indicates the look and feel was achieved via Xfce. Added to this desktop were a number of tweaks focused on giving the user the ability to alter and refine the style, as well as the inclusion of Conky. Included with this Xfce-volution is what Petrovic calls the Style Changer. The ChaletOS Style Changer is an elegant solution for tweaking the look and feel. With it, you can easily change the theme of both Xfce and Conky (Figure 2).

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The Influence of Debian in Linux Open Source Community

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 23:00

 tecmint: In this article we will review some of the milestones in the history and development of Debian and its influence on many robust and popular derivatives that are in use today.

Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Lands in the Stable Arch Linux Repositories, Update Now

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 22:43

Just a few moments ago, July 15, 2016, the Arch Linux kernel maintainers have managed to upgrade the operating system's stable kernel to the recently released Linux 4.6.4 version.

Announced four days ago, on July 11, Linux kernel 4.6.4 has been introduced by Greg Kroah-Hartman as being a pretty small maintenance update changing a total of 36 files, with 216 insertions and 98 deletions. However, the developer urged GNU/Linux distribution maintainers to upgrade to this version as soon as possible.

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The benefits of getting involved in tech communities

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 22:41
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?In her Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talk, Ginny Ghezzo encouraged tech professionals to attend local tech events and meetups and gave a few great reasons for doing so:read more


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