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TuxMachines: KDE and Akademy

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:36:11 AM
  • Goodbye Akademy 2015, See You Randa 2015

    A Coruña is located on the Atlantic front and on my way there, I encountered rainy spots and the rain was a familiar one for me, after having lived several years in northern France (Paris and Pays de la Loire). But this time I actually found it quite enjoyable, knowing that I left behind a 39°-heated Lyon. So, yes, A Coruña is warmer than what we could encounter in other parts of Spain. I shared my car with Sandro Knauß, who came to Lyon from Germany by train, so the one full-day trip was quite nice, KDE hacking-oriented. But be assured, we were also able to talk lots of other topics.

  • GSoC 2015 Week #7-10 with Amarok
  • Evolving KDE – framework and next steps

    One of the outcomes of the survey we did for Evolving KDE was that we need to get more clarity on our vision, strategy and focus. At Akademy we had many discussions to explore more how we all see this topic. We discussed what different contributors think KDE’s vision and focus should be. We tried to clarify what it actually means for KDE to have a vision, strategy and focus. And we talked about ways to get to a vision that would work for KDE.

  • LibreOffice Hits Prime Time, Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5 & More…

    Intel Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5: From the it’s-KDE4-all-over-again desk, Softpedia reported this week that users of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop — primarily those using Kubuntu 15.04 and OpenSUSE, though on other distributions running KDE as well — may be encountering crashes thanks to a bug outlined by KDE’s Martin Sandsmark on the KDE mailing list. The Softpedia article states that a bug in the Intel graphics stack crashes various OpenGL applications running atop the KDE Plasma 5 desktop, but there is a workaround for the problem which is outlined in both the article and in Sandsmark’s email to the KDE list. Hopefully this will just be a proverbial blip on the radar screen and the folks at KDE will put this behind them.

  • Qt Creator 3.5 Nearly Ready For Release

    Eike Ziller announced the release today of the release candidate for Qt Creator 3.5.

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Reddit: AMD GCN Radeon R7 M260DX 2Go and Linux

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:18:29 AM

Hi, I was choosing a new PC and the ThinkPad Edge E550 suits my needs. The only thing that's worrying me is the GPU: an AMD GCN Radeon R7 M260DX. I've heard of horror stories about AMD on Linux, so I'd like some feedback. Does any of you have it ? If so, how well does it work ? I'd be using Arch on that computer. Thanks in advance for the input !

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TuxMachines: Free Windows 10 Has Big Costs, Where's GIMP.org?

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:12:37 AM

It was a slow news day today in Linuxland, which is probably why several Windows 10 headlines jumped out at me. First up, is a paranoid's guide to securing Windows 10 that revealed listens to microphones and collects keystrokes of its users. Users brace for the first forced update and Christine Hall looks at some of gotchas to home and enterprise users. In other news, what's happened to gimp.org?

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TuxMachines: Test upcoming Bodhi Linux 3.1.0; Pre-Release is out now

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:07:33 AM

Bodhi is a Ubuntu based Linux distribution, known for being lightweight and highly customizable. It comes with Moksha Desktop Environment and uses lightweight windows manager known as Enlightenment. The installer for this operating system is hardly around 550 MBs in size and it installs pretty fast; because it comes with only minimal set of software applications pre-installed as it claims to give user full control on how to populate their system with their required applications after the installation. The development team is working on completing the next major release Bodhi 3.1.0, so they have made Pre-Release version of this distribution available for download and testing. In this way, dev team will be able to fix any reported bugs and users will be able to get familiar with the look & feel, and working of new operating system.

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LXer: Industrial and DAQ controllers run Linux on quad-core Atom

Friday 7th of August 2015 01:20:50 AM
NI unveiled new CompactRIO and CompactDAQ controllers that run NI Linux Real-Time on quad-core Atom SoCs, and also upgraded its FlexRIO and RIO controllers. NI (National Instruments) has upgraded its line of industrial and data acquisition controllers, which run the company’s hardened NI Linux Real-Time Linux distribution and use its LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. The new products replace last year’s CompactRIO control system, which combined a dual-core Intel Atom E3825 system-on-chip with a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, as well as the 2014 edition of the CompactDAQ data acquisition controller, which has the same Atom E3825, but lacks the FPGA.

TuxMachines: Fedora Is Considering Putting 32-bit Platform on a Backburner

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:50:25 PM

Linux distros have started to phase out support for 32-bit processors a while back, although the big names aren't doing this yet. Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux, and most of the big ones still provide support for them, although it's starting to take a toll. Fedora is a good example, and one of the developers has explained why it's actually causing them problems.

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Reddit: Any decent Virtual Reality players for linux?

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:50:02 PM

LXer: Windows 10 spies on emails, images, credit cards, more

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:43:22 PM
Software 'collecting data on much of what you do'... Now they’re learning that while the NSA was collecting telephone data, the newest version of the ubiquitous Windows software, version 10, is watching everything that’s on their computer.

TuxMachines: CoreOS, Mirantis Join Forces to Marry OpenStack and Linux Containers

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:40:57 PM

In a move that heralds the coming together of OpenStack and Docker containers, CoreOS and Mirantis today unveiled an alliance under which the OpenStack distribution from Mirantis will be integrated with a Tectonic distribution of Linux from CoreOS optimized for Linux containers.

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TuxMachines: Alpine Android

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:24:15 PM

KIRT MCMASTER has the right stuff to be a successful software boss. He talks a mile a minute with a booming voice. And he projects inevitability: “We’re creating something everybody wants.” But communication skills are not the only reason why his firm may succeed where others, including Amazon and Samsung, have failed: establishing a third mobile-computing platform to compete with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, which have market shares of 78% and 18% respectively.

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Phoronix: GCC's JIT Library Is Still Working Out Speed Improvements

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:14:43 PM
Present in GCC 5.x is libgccjit, an embeddable Just-In-Time compiler for the GNU Compiler Collection. While it's still largely experimental and I haven't heard of any projects really utilizing it in a production setting yet, more performance improvements are ahead...

Reddit: The Intel 6th Gen Skylake Review: Core i7-6700K

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:12:55 PM

Reddit: Collaboration and Open Source at AMD: LibreOffice

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:49:56 PM
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LXer: Reddit increases censorship by banning more communities

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:49:00 PM
In today's open source roundup: Reddit bans additional communities and quarantines others. Plus: Reddit alternative Voat.co incorporates in the US. And LibreOffice 5.0 has been released.

Phoronix: Go 1.5 RC1 Released

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:43:08 PM
The first release candidate is out for the upcoming Go 1.5 language update...

Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 Linux OpenGL Benchmarks

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:30:00 PM
Earlier this week I ran some Windows 10 vs. Linux benchmarks of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the latest AAA game that's been ported to Linux. Those results showed the Linux version of this game running much slower than Windows, so while having a Win10 installation around I decided to also run some fresh OpenGL Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks on some older titles. Here are those results.

Reddit: What is the state of Intel's Linux Graphics Drivers?

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:17:15 PM

I see a lot of talk all the time between Nvidia and AMD Linux's graphics drivers. That's probably attributed because they are the big two GPU manufacturers. Every instance of Linux I have installed I use the integrated graphics on my Intel CPU. I'm wondering about how well they are compared to other OSes (OS X and Windows), because I rarely see talk about Intel's integrated solutions. I've never had any problems with them before. My two use cases are "Do they work?" and "Can I play some video games?" And they pass both.

So what is the state of Intel's drivers?

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