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READ/WRITE Speed Benchmark of Samsung SSD 850 PRO

This article contains a bunch of speed benchmark tests of Samsung SSD 850 PRO for those considering to buy a Samsung solid state drive with V-Nand Technology. All tests were performed on Ubuntu Linux with "Write Cache" disabled and in order shown below.

How to install Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2015 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Xfce, Arch; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial will give you the detailed step by step instructions to install the leightweight OS Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop on your computer. I have skipped all the optional content making it as short and simple as possible.

Sorry, Windows 10 Fans, but This Is What Icons Should Look Like

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 27, 2015 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The icon theme of an operating system has more importance than people might imagine. Microsoft has updated the icons for the latest Windows 10 preview and they actually look terrible and they lack consistency. We listed a few Linux ones for a better comparison.

How volunteering at events can advance your open source career

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2015 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When I look back at my years working in open source, I realize how much conferences have helped my career. Back when I was an editor at Linux Pro Magazine, I met dozens of writers in person at conferences, which almost always improved our working relationships, and I recruited countless new and first-time authors. Watching other speakers and then meeting them after their sessions helped inspire me to get past my stage fright (with a dash of imposter syndrome) and start speaking at events. I've also forged friendships at conferences that are now almost as old as my career. And I've met more than one person who ended up being a future employer. read more

Desktop Search: KDE’s Crazy Uncle

But folks, if it doesn’t work out of the box, to a new user it just doesn’t work and Linux sucks. No one should have to tinker to get a default application to work. That’s the job of a developer, not the end user.

Windows vs Linux: The 2015 Version

Now that everyone has had time to examine Windows 10, it seems like a good time to finally do a proper Windows vs. Linux showdown. After all, I waited until Windows caught up in turns of features and user interface. For the sake of common sense, I've decided to use Ubuntu as our default Linux release.

Break away from free cloud storage providers by using ownCloud

As concerns for privacy and data security accompany the use of free cloud services, users and small businesses might be better served by installing the open source package ownCloud.

Debian Installer 8 RC 1 Screenshot Tour

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee and GPS wireless, remote IoT management, and wide-temperature operation. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards […]

Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

Jon Masters takes you through a summary of the features inside Linux 3.18 and the ongoing work for the next 3.19 series kernel

Windows 10 doesn’t matter to desktop Linux

Well folks, it’s that time again. Yes, there’s another one of those silly “the linux desktop is dead” kind of articles floating around out there. As usual the article is quite wrong, and I’ll tell you why in this post.

Redmond’s ‘Free’ Gambit

Ah, there’s the rub. For this to work, the new Windows must work “as expected.” What if it doesn’t? What if Redmond lays an egg and the new operating system is reminiscent of Windows ME or Vista? Will users be given the ability to roll back to their old OS as they could during the Vista brouhaha? And imagine the public relations nightmare if 10 turns out to be an utter fail. It could happen. This is Microsoft, after all.

Evolve OS Is a Superb New OS Build from Scratch, First Beta Is Out

Evolve OS, a new Linux distribution built from scratch that's using a fresh desktop environment called Budgie, has been upgraded to version Beta 1 and is now ready for testing.

Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.

Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Fanless box PC offers dual PCI slots, six serial ports

Axiomtek announced a rugged, fanless box PC that runs Linux on a quad-core, 2GHz Celeron, and offers two PCI slots and extended temperature support. The eBOX638-840-FL runs on the quad-core Intel Celeron J1900 processor of the latest Bay Trail-D associated with the Atom E3800 (Bay Trail I) line of SoCs.

CuBox-i4Pro Review

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jan 26, 2015 5:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, ARM, Developer; Story Type: News Story
With a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is the CuBox-i4Pro an apt ARM entry point for home theatre?

Remotely control a Raspberry Pi

Use a web interface to control your Pi and employ it as a fileserver or media centre from a remote location using any web-connected device

30 community managers in open source to follow on Twitter

For Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015, I wanted to do something special to thank many of the hard working community managers involved in the open source ecosystem. read more

Set up Two Node RDO Juno ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster runnig Docker Hypervisor on Controller and KVM on Compute

As a final result of performing configuration bellow Juno dashboard will automatically spawn,launch and run Nova-Dockers containers on Controller and usual nova instances supposed to run on KVM Hypervisor (Libvirt driver) on Compute Node

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