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Using Intel's Xeon Phi Under Linux

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:54
If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on one of Intel's Xeon Phi co-processors based on their Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, it can run fairly well under Linux...

How to Set Up 2-Factor Authentication for Login and sudo

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:45
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APT 1.3 Now in Development, Promises Support for Multiple Fingerprints, Bugfixes

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:35

The development cycle of the next major branch, APT 1.3, is happening on the experimental channel, which in time will be slowly pushed to unstable/testing, and even the stable channel.

Linux Devices: Raspbian, Linux-based Project System (LTPS)

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:25

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Node.js Community

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:20
  • The fork? Node.js: Code showdown re-opens Open Source wounds

    Open source software rarely receives the kind of attention that the press lavishes on the latest hot new thing blessed by Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Yet these projects are the foundations of the web world.

    Without open source there would be no Slack, no Medium, no Github. Nor would there be Google, Facebook, or much of anything else.

    Without open source projects like Apache, Nginx, OpenSSL, OpenSSH and others (to say nothing of GNU/Linux, which does get some attention), the latest hot new thing would likely not exist. More fundamentally, the web as we know it would not exist.

  • Growing a contributor base in modern open source

    The focus of Node.js over the last year has been to increase the number of contributors working on the project. Node.js has seen sustained 100% year-over-year user growth for several years, but the number of contributors was, at one point, actually on the decline.

    After a year+ of community building and iteration we're now healthier than ever. The project has reorganized itself divided into many components and sits at 400 members. Across most repos, which now make up the project as a whole, we're seeing that ~50% of the contributors in a given month are new to that repository. That means our conversion of users into contributors is six times higher than the growth of our user community. Contributors are essential to the health and longevity of an open source project.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:19
  • Hands-on with the BQ Aquaris M10: The first Ubuntu tablet is here, but it’s not quite finished

    The BQ Aquaris M10 is the first tablet running Ubuntu. It’s also the first device in which Ubuntu delivers on the vision of convergence that started with the Ubuntu Edge campaign. Ubuntu fans will be thrilled to finally get their hands on this unique device, but Ubuntu’s developers clearly have much more work to do.

  • Here are the 10 New Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Features Every Ubuntu User Should Know

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Codenamed “Xenial Xerus” has arrived. After Six month developments, Canonical officially releases the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on April 21, 2016. It now available to download and install on PCs, laptops and netbooks.

  • Trying The Padoka PPA For The Latest RadeonSI Experience On Ubuntu 16.04

    For those currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and thinking about trying out the Padoka PPA for easily deploying the latest Mesa code on your desktop rather than using Xenial's stock Mesa 11.2, here are some fresh reference benchmarks.

    In a few days is the main tests I'm working on of looking at the Linux 4.6 vs. DRM-Next-4.7 for Radeon/AMDGPU. But in the process of doing a clean system install and then wanting to be on Mesa Git for when doing those DRM tests, I decided to do a quick Mesa 11.2 vs. 11.3-devel comparison along the way for one of the test graphics cards: the AMD Radeon R9 290.

  • Another Ubuntu Hackathon, with a blend of #convergence [Ed: Microsoft is now grooming Canonical and Ubuntu like it did Novell and Mono (or Ximian and Xamarin beforehand)]

    As we continue our hackathon journey around China, we are back in Beijing! Since the last time we were here in Beijing, Ubuntu’s first tablet, the BQ M10 Ubuntu Edition became available worldwide. It’s more than just another tablet, it’s the first device that brings the true convergent experience to life. For those of you who are not familiar with the term convergence, it means you can turn your tablet into a fully functioning Ubuntu desktop with a set of bluetooth keyboard and mouse. And for developers you only need to write one set of code, which will run across all Ubuntu form factors – you can find out more information on the convergence feature here and here.


    A big thanks to our location sponsor Microsoft China Headquarter for providing the awesome coding space for our developers and all the local communities and friends that made this happen.

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4 Tutorials for Building a Rugged Raspberry Pi Robot

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:14

In this series of four tutorials, Ben Martin provides step-by-step instructions, code, and troubleshooting tips to take you through the process of building, powering, connecting, and controlling your own Mantis robot mounted with a Raspberry Pi.

Martin explains in detail how to attach motors, mount a RoboClaw motor controller, and then connect it to your Raspberry Pi through a USB port. He provides a program for controlling the robot with the keyboard and then extends the program so you can use a PS3 joystick to control your robotic creation.

What's New in the Newest Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora Linux Releases

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:09
Ubuntu 16.04, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 and Fedora 24 beta bring new open source container, storage and security solutions to the Linux ecosystem.

Government Analytics Forum: Handling Big Data With Apache Spark

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:00

FOSSforce: When you're talking big data analysis, you're almost always talking open source.

Government Analytics Forum: Handling Big Data With Apache Spark

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-13 15:00

FOSSforce: When you're talking big data analysis, you're almost always talking open source.

Raspbian Update Released With Pi 3 Bluetooth UI, SD Card Copier

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-13 14:18
For those using Raspberry Pi's Debian-based operating system, a major update is available this Friday morning for Raspbian...

QEMU 2.6 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi 2 Emulation Support

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-13 14:12
Michael Roth announced the release of QEMU 2.6, the latest and most advanced version of the widely-used and highly customizable virtualization software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

GCC Plugin Infrastructure Still Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-13 14:11
As part of the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative, kernel developers continue working on a GCC plugin infrastructure for use by the Linux kernel with this code originally developed by the GrSecurity/PaX maintainers...

Day of reckoning arrives for BitKeeper's Larry McVoy

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-13 14:00

 ITwire: Too little too late for BitKeeper?

Here's An Ubuntu Kernel For Trying Out AMDGPU/Radeon Changes Of Linux 4.7

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-13 13:56
For those wanting to try out the latest Radeon and AMDGPU DRM driver code that's being queued up for Linux 4.7, here's the Radeon DRM-Next code spun into a Debian/Ubuntu kernel package for easy testing...


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