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Getting The RX 480 Running With AMDGPU on Linux

AMD’s RX 480 has been out for a little over a week now, and in that week Linux gamers have been clamoring or information on whether and how the card works on their favorite distribution. Sure, Ubuntu 16.04 is officially supported by AMD’s proprietary Pro drivers, but what about everyone else, and what if you want to use those AMDGPU open source drivers that have been in the works for so long? Well, it’s definitely possible, but it’s not all that easy.

How to Encrypt Directories with eCryptfs on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 9, 2016 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to use eCryptfs to encrypt a directory on Ubuntu 16.04. eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. You can use it to encrypt partitions and also directories that don't use a partition of their own, no matter the underlying filesystem, partition type, etc.

Managing Linux Using Puppet

At some point, you probably have installed or configured a piece of software on a server or desktop PC. Since you read Linux Journal, you've probably done a lot of this, as well as developed a range of glue shell scripts, Perl snippets and cron jobs.

What is Git?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 9, 2016 12:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Welcome to my series on learning how to use the Git version control system! In this introduction to the series, you will learn what Git is for and who should use it. read more

3 Cutting-Edge Frameworks on Apache Mesos

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 8, 2016 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
The three cutting-edge frameworks showcased in these talks from MesosCon North America demonstrate the amazing power and flexibility of Apache Mesos for solving large-scale problems.

VMware Makes Open Source Move, SCALE Gets Ready & More…

Also included: New releases for Skolelinux and Network Security Toolkit, KDE releases Plasma 5.7 and our writer eats crow.

World's smallest quad-core SBC starts at $8

FriendlyARM launched an $8 open source, 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo” SBC that runs Ubuntu Core on a quad-core Allwinner H3. It’s Ethernet-ready, but headless. With the NanoPi Neo, FriendlyARM has released what appears to be the world’s smallest quad-core ARM based single-board computer, and one of the smallest ARM SBCs we’ve seen. This open […]

How to install SilverStripe CMS with Nginx on a Debian 8 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install SilverStripe CMS with Nginx on a Debian VPS. SilverStripe is a content management system (CMS) that includes a programming framework used by website developers for creating and maintaining websites and web applications.

Apple's IP Lawyers May Force YouTube MacBook Repair Videos Offline Over Schematic

It's no secret that Apple does not want you to monkey around with your device's innards or to take it anywhere but to its own stores for repairs. The company has continually screwed around with the screws that keep its hardware together in an effort to prevent DIYers and non-Apple-approved repair shops from opening its devices.

Using Vagrant to control your DigitalOcean cloud instances

Learn how to use the vagrant-digitalocean plugin to use Vagrantfiles to maintain cloud instances in Digital Ocean

Greg Kroah-Hartman Gives an Inside Look at the Largest, Fastest Software Project of All

What has 21 million lines of code, 4000 contributors, and more changes per day than most software projects have in months, or even years? The Linux kernel, of course. In this video, Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an inside view of how the largest, fastest software project of all absorbs so many changes while maintaining a high level of quality and stability.

A Discussion on Contributing to Open Source

For extra credit points — ask your local public library if they can host a panel discussion about participating in open source projects — both software and other. If you offer to help track down panelists, one of the librarians ought to be interested and supportive.

8 ways to get started in open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 8, 2016 11:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
During his time recruiting young programmers on college campuses, one of the questions Chris Aniszczyk would hear a lot is, "How do I get involved in open source?" At Great Wide Open earlier this year, Aniszczyk gave a lightning talk highlighting eight ways new contributors can get started: read more

How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law

There are big “no trespassing” signs affixed to most of our electronics.If you own a gaming console, laptop, or computer, it’s likely you’ve seen one of these warnings in the form of a sticker placed over a screw or a seam: “Warranty void if removed.”

In addition, big manufacturers such as Sony, Microsoft, and Apple explicitly note or imply in their official agreements that their year-long manufacturer warranties—which entitle you to a replacement or repair if your device is defective—are void if consumers attempt to repair their gadgets or take them to a third party repair professional.

Top 25 things to do after installing Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) to make as user friendly

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 8, 2016 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mint
Top 25 things to do after installing Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) to make as user friendly

Android's full-disk encryption just got much weaker-here's why

Privacy advocates take note: Android's full-disk encryption just got dramatically easier to defeat on devices that use chips from semiconductor maker Qualcomm, thanks to new research that reveals several methods to extract crypto keys off of a locked handset. Those methods include publicly available attack code that works against an estimated 37 percent of enterprise users.

To avoid disruption, stay open

In his book, The Open Organization, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst recognizes Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies, an IT consulting company based in India. Whitehurst writes that Nayar started an internal blog called "My Problems," which featured the strategic problems Nayar was working on and solicited feedback and ideas from anyone in the company willing to share thoughts.

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Ubuntu Linux Becomes the Preferred Operating System for Pivotal's Cloud Platform

Canonical has announced a new partnership between them and Pivotal to collaborate on delivering a cloud native platform based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system to their customers.

How to run X applications without a desktop or a WM

As the title might suggest, this article will show you how to run X applications without using a window manager or desktop environment. You might ask yourself : why would I want to do that? Well, you might want to run a kiosk system where you only need to run the browser and/or the hardware resources are limited.

Fedora Job Opening: Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead

Love Fedora? Want to work with Fedora full-time to help support and grow the Fedora community? Red Hat's Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team is hiring a Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead to do just that.

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