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GTC 2015: Nvidia Digits DevBox is a Linux-powered mini supercomputer

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 01:09:59 PM
Touted as being "the world's fastest desk-side deep learning machine", Nvidia Digits DevBox was unveiled by the firm's CEO and co-founder, Jen-Hsun Huang, who said the device is a powered by four Titan X GPUs, the firm's new graphics card which was also unveiled at the show today. DevBox comes with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed.

Richard Stallman's GNU Manifesto is now 30 years old

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 12:12:48 PM
In true leftist style, Stallman called it the GNU Manifesto. It was published in March 1985 in Dr Dobb's Journal of Software Tools, a venerable technology publication that shut shop in December last year after 38 years of publishing. It encapsulated a desire to create a free operating system, for use by all, one that the users could control. This desire grew out of the fact that UNIX source code was not being released after A. T. & T. was broken up and the the anti-trust decree under which it was operating became void. Stallman was not inspired by the path proprietary software development was taking.

AMD, ARM, Imagination, Samsung alliance publish official shared GPU-CPU blueprints

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 11:17:14 AM
HSA Foundation rolls out 1.0 spec to grab devs' attentionAn effort to tightly knit together graphics chips, processors and other hardware to boost things like video search on your desktop has taken a step forward.… Rogers said Linux kernel patches to allow the operating system to support HSA 1.0 have already been submitted and are available from

Linux-based bipedal robot endures a dodgeball attack

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 10:20:03 AM
OSU demonstrated its speedy, bipedal ATRIAS robot withstanding a barrage of kicks and dodgeballs. ATRIAS runs on ROS and a real-time Xenomai Linux kernel. Researchers at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory have demonstrated their Linux-driven ATRIAS robot withstanding a considerable beating while keeping its cool. OSU recently posted videos of its unusual torture testing […]

Evolve OS’ New Beta Brings Linux Kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218 - Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:22:52 AM
The Evolve OS development team, through Ikey Doherty, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta release for the upcoming Evolve OS Linux distributions. Evolve OS Beta 1.1 is now powered by Linux kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218. In addition, this new Beta release of Evolve OS includes the GCC 4.9.2 and Clang/LLVM 3.5.0 compilers.

News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 22, Robolinux 7.8.3 and Makulu 8.0

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 08:25:41 AM
Diversity of different types of Linux distributions continues to be a source of strength

Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC gains embedded Linux support

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 07:28:30 AM
The Timesys LinuxLink tool suite now supports Freescale’s i.MX6 SoloX SoC, including support for Freescale’s MQX RTOS that runs on the SoC’s Cortex-M4 MCU.

HTTPS-crippling FREAK attacks become cheaper and easier to carry out

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:31:19 AM
There's more bad news surrounding the HTTPS-crippling FREAK vulnerability that came to light two weeks ago. A recently completed scan of the Internet revealed 10 percent of servers that support the underlying transport layer security protocol remain susceptible.

Fedora 22 Alpha Cloud Edition Is a Superb Choice for Running Linux in the Cloud

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 05:34:08 AM
Fedora 22 Alpha was officially unveiled on March 10 and until now we gave you detailed information about each of its Spins, including screenshot tours for the Workstation (GNOME), KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE/Compiz editions. It is now time to talk a little about the Cloud Edition of the upcoming Fedora 22 Alpha.

StarCrawlers Available in Early Access on Steam, 25% Off

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:36:57 AM
StarCrawlers is a role-playing game set in a futuristic space universe, in which you command a crew of renegades that work for various corporations, and can hunt bounties, sabotage rivals or conduct corporate espionage.

Fedora 22 Workstations new notifications

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 03:39:46 AM
Fedora 22 Workstation will include the new GNOME 3.16 release. This release has a new notification design that’s less intrusive and easier to use.

Now accepting Google Summer of Code student applications

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 02:42:35 AM
Attention prospective Google Summer of Code students: the student applications window has begun.If you haven’t contacted the relevant KDE subproject yet (including umbrella projects Kubuntu and Calamares) to submit your proposal for review, it is high time to do so. Take a look at our Google Summer of Code project ideas page, pick one or more of our exciting project ideas, dazzle us with your proposal and hack your way to ultimate glory this summer! A nice paycheck is also part of the deal.

Nvidia tears wraps off GeForce Titan X (again) and $10,000 GPU brain for DIY self-driving cars

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 01:45:24 AM
GTC 2015 Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed the arrival of the GeForce Titan X just a few minutes ago today, dubbing it Nvi's fastest single-chip GPU to date. He also showed off two development kits: a $15,000 deep-learning system, and a $10,000 DIY self-driving car brain.

Is the Dell M3800 Linux workstation worth buying?

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 12:48:13 AM
In today's open source roundup: Ars reviews the Dell M3800 Developer Edition laptop. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu MATE 14.10, and Recombu reviews the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone.

Spam Filtering Service had access to Hillary Clinton Emails

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 11:51:02 PM
Hillary Clinton used a spam filtering service MxLogic to filter her spam and viruses.

Papyrus - Notes in a Stylish Fashion

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 10:53:51 PM
Papyrus is a free, GPL3-licensed new notes-taking application which tries to put emphasis on simplicity, with a clean, minimal interface, support for tabs, labels, and a few options to customize it. The first version, 1.0.0, is based on Qt 5 and was released earlier today.

St. Paddy's Day Special: 7 Irish open source developers

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 09:56:40 PM
The Republic of Ireland celebrates its national holiday St. Patrick's Day this week, when the rivers flow green and the Guinness flows too. This small country has produced some world-reknowned open source and free software developers, and we've rounded up a few in honor of St. Paddy's more

Linux and Linux 4.0 -- the kernel column

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 08:59:29 PM
Jon Masters updates us as Linus contemplates Linux 4.0 and debate continues over how to handle the year 2038 ‘Y2K’ problem

State of VoIP in Linux

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 08:02:18 PM
Like most people, I find myself using the same VoIP options everyone else is using. Thankfully, these days there are far more options available than what we might think. Today, I'll look at these options and also explore up-and-coming alternatives as well.

Linux 'Code of Conduct' is neither Code nor Conduct

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:05:07 PM
he challenge in my view, is that that there is no code or real conduct in the patch. Rather the patch is a comment for process.

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Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released with KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop - Screenshot Tour

Today’s announcement for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Final Beta also mentioned the immediate availability for download and testing of Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, an official Ubuntu flavor built around the modern and attractive KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KDE Applications project. Read more Also: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

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New GNOME 3.16 Getting a Lot of Attention for Improvements

Red Hat garnered much of the press today with the release of their fourth quarter 2015 earnings report last night. Red Hat stock prices rose today after the announcement on this a down day on Wall Street and continued to gain a bit in after hours trading. The other big winner today was GNOME 3.16, whose headlines began yesterday with its release announcement. Just what is causing all the buzz? Read more

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