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Updated: 1 hour 17 min ago Top 10 Linux Holiday Gifts for 2014 (Slideshow)

2 hours 43 min ago

In 2012, the Top 10 Linux Gift Guide set the upper limit at $500, and last year it dropped to $400. This year, the cut-off dips to $350, reflecting the ongoing price reductions in consumer electronics.

LXer: Pear OS Linux Concept Revived as Pearl Linux 1.0

2 hours 45 min ago
Pear OS Linux was a very successful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that wanted to provide an experience similar to Mac OS X. That operating system is gone now, but Pearl Linux wants to replace it.

Phoronix: Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3

3 hours 50 sec ago
With Mesa 10.4 having recently been branched and Mesa 10.5-devel now the version for Mesa Git master, here's some benchmarks comparing the performance of the latest Git code compared to Mesa 10.3.0 as shipped in Ubuntu 14.10.

LXer: HTML5 vs native: Harry Coder and the mudblood mobile app princes

3 hours 42 min ago
Developers just want their ideas to generate moneyHTML5 has offered salvation from the tyranny of apps for years, yet most mobile developers resolutely refuse to embrace the web. Despite HTML’s familiarity and promise of cross-device compatibility, native’s superior tooling and performance have convinced a generation of developers to go all in on native.…

LinuxToday: Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

4 hours 16 min ago

 LinuxGizmos: Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech.

LXer: New Linux OS That Respects Google's Material Design Is in the Works

4 hours 39 min ago
Google's new Material Design approach proved to be a real success and now Linux developers are looking to make a new distribution that is capable of adhering to those guidelines, which is actually something new in the ecosystem.

LinuxToday: Encrypt Everything: How to encrypt the disk to protect the data

5 hours 16 min ago

Source Code of Life: Using right kind encryption in the right way can help you protect your data.

Reddit: Is libreoffice working on a onenote alternative?

5 hours 21 min ago

If not, why so? Is it a very difficult app to develop? Is ther any other reason I can't even start to figure out?

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LXer: What Can You Do For Linux Gaming?

5 hours 36 min ago
An editorial talking about what you can do for Linux gaming. Including when to buy games, and what distribution to use to make sure you get support.

Phoronix: There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

6 hours 9 min ago
Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement...

LinuxToday: How to trigger scripts on filesystem events

6 hours 16 min ago

 techarena: Inotify tools are a set of command line programs based on inotify a Linux kernel (2.6.13 or later) feature which can be used to monitor filesystem events.

LXer: We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 -- hands down the best

6 hours 34 min ago
Beats Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, ElementaryReview Linux Mint 17.1 is the first example of what the Mint project team can do when they're focused on their own system rather than on making the latest Ubuntu work with Mint.…

Phoronix: GTK+ Inspector Gains More Features Ahead Of GNOME 3.16

6 hours 39 min ago
For those doing much development in GTK+, the GtkInspector integrated debugger continues making much progress and will offer a wealth of more development and debug capabilities with GNOME 3.16...

Phoronix: Clang 3.6 Will Hopefully Have OpenMP Support

6 hours 46 min ago
OpenMP support within LLVM/Clang has been a long time coming but hopefully for the next release -- LLVM 3.6 -- there could finally be out-of-the-box Clang OpenMP support...

Phoronix: A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM

7 hours 14 min ago
The "llgo" Go front-end to LLVM could soon be accepted as a new sub-project. This Go front-end is written in the Go language itself...

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And now for some good news... How open source triumphed over Microsoft Office in Italy

Microsoft Office may have a global monopoly, but one Italian region rejected it flat out. But, why? In the stunningly beautiful Italian region of Umbria, you'll feel more at home running open source software, rather than the clunky and expensive Microsoft Office suite. Read more

Red Hat, Chilean government hold talks on open source initiative

The head of Chilean regulator Pedro Huichalaf agreed to pass information regarding the benefits of open source software to the ministerial committee for digital development Read more

IT teams are choosing open source - but not just for the cost savings

IT decision makers are increasingly turning to open source over proprietary software because they believe it offers them better business continuity and control Read more

Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes

Via James Bessen, we learn of how a patent trolling operation by StreamScale has resulted in an open source project completely shutting down, despite the fact that the patent in question (US Patent 8,683,296 for an "Accelerated erasure coding system and method") is almost certainly ineligible for patent protection as an abstract idea, following the Supreme Court's Alice ruling and plenty of prior art. Erasure codes are used regularly today in cloud computing data storage and are considered to be rather important. Not surprisingly, companies and lawyers are starting to pop out of the woodwork to claim patents on key pieces. I won't pretend to understand the fundamental details of erasure codes, but the link above provides all the details. It goes through the specific claims in the patents, breaking down what they actually say (basically an erasure code on a computer using SIMD instructions), and how that's clearly an abstract idea and thus not patent-eligible. Read more