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TuxMachines: Making Fedora work better [For me]

10 hours 25 min ago

I’ve been talking to my fellow Fedora user, James [who happens to be my boss] and he’s told me a few extensions that are available for gnome 3 that make things a little better, and to be honest I like them lots.

First of all you need to go here – [use firefox]

The first couple I have install is

Applications Menu
No Topleft Hot Corner

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TuxMachines: Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver

10 hours 47 min ago

Eric Anholt, formerly a lead developer on Intel's Linux graphics driver, has been quickly working away at the VC4 Gallium3D driver and related code now being a Broadcom employee tasked with making an open-source driver for the Raspberry Pi. If you're looking to try out his in-development driver or help him out in the driver creation process, he's published a brief guide to lower the barrier to entry.

Eric published a blog post on Friday that covers the steps for building a Linux kernel that has the VC4 driver, building mainline Mesa with the VC4 driver, and also building Piglit for carrying out regression tests.

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TuxMachines: CyanogenMod add ‘tab switching’ function to recent CM11 nightlies

10 hours 47 min ago

Yesterday, we advised of a new call recording feature which has recently popped up on the CM nightlies. Today we have information on another new feature which seems to have recently been added to CM11 nightlies.

Those of you who are used to non-CM ROM’s will already know of this feature as it appears on other ROM’s such as Omni, Slim and Paranoid Android. So although not a novel feature this is a new feature to CM and one which users should be happy with.

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LXer: UberWriter Text Editor Review - A Writer's Dream Come True

11 hours 33 min ago
UberWriter is described by its developer as a simple markdown editor, but it's so much more than that. It has only a handful of features and some people might be disturbed by its simplicity, but in the end everyone will love it.

Phoronix: Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support

12 hours 15 min ago
This month on Phoronix I covered Coreboot gaining support for the ThinkPad X200 and support for older MacBooks (along with the Chromebook Samus) while now Coreboot is enabling support for some newer ThinkPad laptops...

LXer: The Open Source Game Corner Part 3

13 hours 27 min ago
The third part in my articles on giving some limelight to open source games, this time I have a completely different set to show you!

Phoronix: Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10

14 hours 39 min ago
X.Org Server 1.16 didn't land in the Ubuntu "Utopic Unicorn" archive in time for this week's Ubuntu 14.10 Beta, but Canonical developers still seem to be working on testing and landing the updated xorg-server package for Ubuntu 14.10...

LXer: It’s made-for-TV patent war, as AT&T sues Cox

15 hours 21 min ago
The majority of patent lawsuits today are brought by "patent trolls" that do nothing but sue—but suits between actual competitors do still happen.Case in point: AT&T has sued Cox Communications, saying that Cox has infringed seven AT&T patents covering everything from DVRs to methods for hiding "packet loss or frame erasure" over a network.

Reddit: If my motherboard is UEFI do I need a bios boot partition or just a partition for the grub in regards to GPT?

15 hours 23 min ago

I was told that MBR has a gap where bios files reside and when using GPT to act as this gap you need a bios boot partition along with the boot partition for the grub. Is this true? Or Can I just have four partitions like

  1. boot

  2. root

  3. swap

  4. home

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Phoronix: Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board

16 hours 32 min ago
To compete with the growing number of single-board development computers in the ARM space and even in the x86 space, Imagination Technologies has introduced their first public MIPS single-board computer for developers. While it won't likely see the success of the Raspberry Pi, it's an interesting piece of hardware to say the least and hopefully we'll be able to benchmark it at Phoronix...

LXer: Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

17 hours 16 min ago
Open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities

Slashdot: MIPS Tempts Hackers With Raspbery Pi-like Dev Board

17 hours 17 min ago
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "In a bid to harness the energy and enthusiasm swirling around today's open, hackable single board computers, Imagination Technologies, licensor of the MIPS ISA, has unveiled the Creator C120 development board, the ISA's counter to ARM's popular Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black SBCs. The MIPS dev board is based on a 1.2GHz dual-core MIPS32 system-on-chip and has 1GB RAM and 8GB flash, and there's also an SD card slot for expansion. Ports include video, audio, Ethernet, both WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and a bunch more. OS images are already available for Debian 7, Gentoo, Yocto, and Arch Linux, and Android v4.4 is expected to be available soon. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the board is that there's no pricing listed yet, because the company is starting out by giving the boards away free to developers who submit the most interesting projects."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Reddit: What makes a good open source application?

18 hours 10 min ago

Some Free software projects have remarkable success. Inkscape, Blender and iPython have great documentation, active communities and wide adaptation.

Other prominent projects feel years behind proprietary alternatives. What do you think makes or breaks open source software?

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LXer: Keurig's Coffee DRM Already Cracked By Competitors; Will There Be A Lawsuit?

19 hours 10 min ago
Earlier this year, we wrote about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, maker of the infamous Keurig single cup coffee makers, and its plan to DRM its next generation coffee pods. The original pods were going off patent, and competition was rising. So, of course, the solution is to come up with something new... and lock it down to make it less useful for consumers...

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Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more