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Phoronix: GPU-Based Acceleration For PostgreSQL

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 01:46:19 PM
A developer has modified the PostgreSQL database software so that it can exploit GPGPU computing for faster performance...

Reddit: ARM Challenging Intel in the Server (Anandtech)

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 12:48:48 PM

Phoronix: F2FS Might Get Enabled In Fedora

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 11:22:07 AM
On Sunday I wrote about how I found it surprising that Fedora didn't enable F2FS support within its Linux kernel while it packaged the user-space F2FS tools and contains plenty of other experimental/early-adoption features. The discussion resulting from this article about F2FS for Fedora has been both good and bad...

Phoronix: Librem Linux Laptop Drops NVIDIA Graphics But Still Coming Up Short Of Goal

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 09:06:37 AM
Last month I wrote about the Librem 15 as an open-source Linux laptop to the firmware, albeit it showed a number of shortcomings. Since then there's been a number of updates and other news sites are reporting on this "open-source friendly laptop", while here's my latest thoughts on this high-end Linux laptop...

Slashdot: Quadcopter Drone Packs First All-Linux Autopilot

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 08:39:00 AM
DeviceGuru writes: Erle Robotics has launched what is claimed to be the first drone to run both a Pixhawk APM autopilot and ROS directly on Linux. Over the last year Erle Robotics and 3DRobotics have collaborated on developing an open source, all-Linux BeagleBone Black-based autopilot for drones using the popular 3DR APM architecture, but without using Nuttx RTOS for the real-time bits. In addition to being used on a new 'Erle-copter' quadcopter drone, the new all-Linux 'Erle-brain' APM will ship in both a two-winged UAV and a four-wheeled robotic vehicle, due next spring.

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LXer: Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 07:52:37 AM
Remote code execution vulnerabilities in the standard implementation of the network time protocol (NTP) can be exploited by attackers to compromise servers, embedded devices and even critical infrastructure systems that run UNIX-like operating systems.

Reddit: Getting started with git-annex

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 07:45:38 AM

LinuxToday: Linux Top 3: Linux 3.19 rc1, Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 and Tails 1.2.2

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 07:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: As the final days of 2014 bring the year to an end, there is already much indication on the horizon for goodness to come in 2015

LXer: The real reasons why Facebook doesn’t have a dislike button

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 06:55:26 AM
I’ve made clear in the past that I’m not a fan of Facebook, for a number of reasons. The company was recently in the news when founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked why Facebook didn’t have a dislike button. Zuckerberg’s response was a nice bit obfuscation.

Slashdot: Devuan Progress Report Published

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 06:19:00 AM
zdzichu writes: The group of anonymous Italians behind the recent Debian fork have published their first progress report. It covers a wide range of topics: the 4.5k€ of donations received so far, moving distro infrastructure from GitHub to GitLab, progress on LoginKit (which replaces systemd's logind), fraud accusations, logo discussions, and few more important points.

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LXer: Tor exit nodes face unusual activity, is Tor being raided or under hack attack?

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:58:15 AM
Thomas White (@CthulhuSec) warned users to steer clear of his Tor servers after he lost control following what he’s called “unusual activity.” In a post on Tor mailing list Thomas said,”I have now lost control of all servers under the ISP and my account has been suspended.”

LXer: Why is everyone hating on operating systems?

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:01:04 AM
In the beginning, there were operating systems. Computers have changed, evolved, and grown ever more powerful. But the operating system is still underlying everything, and it's not going anywhere.

Reddit: A good OS for 128 MB RAM and 500 MHz processor computer with Pentium (R) III

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 04:38:46 AM

This old dino computer ran Windows 98 and Linux Ubuntu 5.10. I am looking for an operating system that is still supported. Thanks!

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Slashdot: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 04:10:00 AM
An anonymous reader writes: After ten years of development focused on improving and simplifying Linux networking, NetworkManager 1.0 was released. NetworkManager 1.0 brings many features including an increasingly modernized client library, improved command-line support, a lightweight internal DHCP client, better Bluetooth support, VPN enhancements, WWAN IPv6 support, and other features.

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LXer: Linux Deepin 2014.2 RC Is Simply a Mind Blowing OS – Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 04:03:53 AM
Deepin, a Linux distribution that tries to provide users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has been upgraded to version 2014.2 RC and is ready for testing.

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Kodi 14.0 Helix Unwinds

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! We are proud to announce the release of Kodi 14.0, which comes with a new name, a new logo, and a wide variety of new features, but underneath the new coat of paint remains the same software we all love. A detailed changelog for Kodi 14 can be found under milestones on our code repository, should you be interested. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the features that come with Kodi 14.0. Read more

KaOS ISO 2014.12

KaOS is very proud to announce the availability of the December release of a new stable ISO. This ISO marks two major milestones for this distribution. Since it’s inception almost two years ago, a need to be ready for UEFI installs has always been a priority. That was tied though to getting a modern Qt based installer that could handle such UEFI installs. With this ISO, both are implemented. Read more

Old FOSS Friend & Foe Represents Sony in Hack

Boies, along with three attorneys representing the States, brought Microsoft to it’s knees — or so it seemed at the time. On November 5, 1999, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Windows dominance on the PC made the company a monopoly and that the company had taken illegal actions against Apple, Java, Netscape, Lotus Notes, RealNetworks, Linux, and others in order to maintain that monopoly. He ordered Microsoft broken in two, with one company producing Windows and another handling all other Microsoft software. As we all know, Judge Jackson’s solution was never implemented. Although an appeals court upheld the verdict against Redmond, the breakup of the company was overturned and sent back to the lower court for a review by a new judge. Two years later, in September, 2001, under the Bush Administration, the DOJ announced that it was no longer seeking the breakup of Microsoft, and in November reached a settlement which California, Connecticut, Iowa, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Utah, Virginia and Massachusetts opposed. The settlement basically required Microsoft to share its APIs and appoint a three person panel that would have complete access to Microsoft’s systems, records, and source code for five years. The settlement didn’t require Microsoft to change any code or stop the company from tying additional software with Windows. Additionally, the DOJ did not require Microsoft to change any of its code. Read more

Study: ‘European Parliament should use open source’

The European Parliament should use free software and open standards for all of its ICT systems and data, concludes a study by the EP’s Greens/European Free Alliance: “That is the most appropriate way for the Parliament to meet its own standard of ‘utmost transparency’.” Read more