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LXer: Everybody Is Talking About Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 04:31:58 PM
In this week's About Linux News I focus on the release of Ubuntu 14.10 and the obsession with including the entire name into a headline. Also, Why Currys/PC World might come unstuck by voiding warranties on computers with Linux installed,

TuxMachines: An Intel-Based Ubuntu Touch Tablet Is Planning To Launch Soon

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 04:29:49 PM

Today we've received some information a device dubbed the "UT One" that is an Ubuntu Touch tablet powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and aims to ship in December.

According to the information we've been supplied, the UT One is going to launch in late November for pre-ordering with hopes of shipping by late December. The Ubuntu Touch tablet is based around an Intel Atom Z3735D "Bay Trail" SoC that's quad-core with 1.33GHz base frequency and 1.5GHz turbo frequency. The Intel Z3735D features Intel HD "Gen7" graphics like the other Bay Trail (formerly "Valley View") designs.

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Linux.com: Spooky Linux Urban Legends

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 04:21:27 PM

Sleep tight, kiddo… we've banished the boogie-man.

Phoronix: An Intel-Based Ubuntu Touch Tablet Is Planning To Launch Soon

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 04:09:41 PM
Today we've received some information a device dubbed the "UT One" that is an Ubuntu Touch tablet powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and aims to ship in December...

Reddit: On configuration directory naming conventions

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:59:00 PM

After much confusion, a linux novice decides to seek help. After a day of strenuous climbing, he reaches the summit of a tall mountain where a wise Linux guru lives.

"Oh linux guru", the novice says, "I have a question about the established practice for naming conventions for configuration directories."

"I can answer this question, my child," the linux guru intones.

"Is it the established practice all configuration directories named using the daemon name followed by period d, as in /etc/daemon.d?"

"No," says the guru, furrowing his brow thoughtfully. "That does not sound right."

"Well then, is it the established practice that all configuration directories be named using the daemon name followed by a slash followed by conf.d, as in /etc/daemon/conf.d?"

"No…" muses the guru, "that does not seem right either."

"I fear I will never understand the established practice for configuration directory naming," laments the novice, "for to me it seems that half of the directories are named /etc/daemon.d and half are named /etc/daemon/conf.d/!"

"Aha! Yes," exclaims the guru, "that is the established practice!"

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu's Unity 8 desktop removes the Amazon search 'spyware'

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:55:08 PM

Unity 8, seen in the Ubuntu Desktop Next images and Ubuntu Touch phones, removes a controversial feature branded “spyware” by some and fixes one of Ubuntu’s most long-standing complaints. When Unity 8 is stable and ready, Ubuntu won’t send your local searches over the web and show you Amazon product results anymore, quelling some longstanding fears in the open-source community.

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TuxMachines: Rebuilding tech in Afghanistan with open source

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:47:10 PM

The Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) has been helping with the reconstruction of academic organizations in Afghanistan since 2002. Under the supervision of the Berlin IT lecturer, Dr. Nazir Peroz, Director of the ZiiK, computer centers have been established at five college locations in Afghanistan.

Through the project, many students and college employees have been trained in the use of the computers. A new curriculum tailored to the requirements and prerequisites of Afghan students has been developed and Afghan IT students and future lecturers have been trained for Masters degrees in Germany.

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TuxMachines: [ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.16.99.901

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:43:13 PM

Here's the first RC for X server 1.17. We're a bit behind, due to my
travel schedule and illness, but I don't see any particular reason to
change the rest of the schedule at this point:

Non-critical bugs 2014-10-16 - 2014-11-30
Critical-bugs 2014-12-1 - 2014-12-31

Some high points that I know of:

* Adam continues to strip out stale code and clean up the
server. Thousands of lines of unnecessary code have disappeared yet
again.

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LXer: Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:37:39 PM
Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.

Phoronix: MIAOW: An Open-Source GPU Design Based On AMD's Southern Islands

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:34:29 PM
A new open-source GPU design has been published designed to run on FPGAs... What makes this "open hardware" project more interesting than past designs is that their compute unit was designed around AMD's public "Southern Islands" instruction set architecture...

Reddit: Why you need OpenStack training

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:16:52 PM

Reddit: Debian's Civil War: Has It Really Come to This?

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 02:14:16 PM

LXer: Rebuilding tech in Afganistan with open source

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 01:40:28 PM
The Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) has been helping with the reconstruction of academic organizations in Afghanistan since 2002. Under the supervision of the Berlin IT lecturer, Dr. Nazir Peroz, Director of the ZiiK, computer centers have been established at five college locations in Afghanistan.Through the project, many students and college employees have been trained in the use of the computers. A new curriculum tailored to the requirements and prerequisites of Afghan students has been developed and Afghan IT students and future lecturers have been trained for Masters degrees in Germany.read more

TuxMachines: SIMD8 Vertex Shaders For Broadwell

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 01:18:07 PM

Kristian's latest patches being made public are enabling support for vertex shaders to be generated using Intel's SIMD8 scalar back-end for Broadwell hardware and newer. "With Broadwell we have the option to run vertex shaders in scalar (SIMD8) mode which potentially gives us better throughput and more vertices per thread dispatch. This patch series implements this by repurposing our [fragment shader] backend to also work for vertex shaders."

This patch series for VS SIMD8 support deals with just under one thousand lines of code. This should hopefully lead to a performance win, but of course we're still waiting for Broadwell hardware to actually arrive. The Broadwell ultrabooks / convertible tablets should hopefully not be too many weeks out now in the US (so far it's mostly just the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro available) and it will be interesting to see how they perform compared to Haswell but the Broadwell desktop CPUs won't see the light of day until 2015. The Broadwell Linux support should be fairly rock solid by now with the open-source Intel developers working on the hardware enablement for more than one year with most work now just being about more fine tuning and optimizations.

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LXer: How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 12:43:17 PM
While the concept of containers was introduced more than a decade ago to manage shared hosting environments securely (e.g., FreeBSD jails), Linux containers such as LXC or Docker have gone mainstream only recently with the rising need to deploy applications for the cloud. While Docker is getting all the media spotlight these days with strong […]Continue reading...The post How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to manage Linux containers with Docker on Ubuntu How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora

TuxMachines: Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 12:12:22 PM

Why? The majority of them have switched to open source because they perceive open source development programs as having better performance and reliability. This, as Hammond observed, is a change. "Open source used to be popular because of the lower cost. Now the cost of tools is the least important element for developers."

This popularity, said Hammond, means that "open source is taking over. This is a golden age for developers." A consequence from this is that "We are now seeing open source tech compete with open source tech; it's no longer open-source software vs proprietary."

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Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 Released, Exciting For GLAMOR & Modesetting

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 12:11:11 PM
Keith Packard has made available the first test release for the upcoming X.Org Server 1.17 release. This release is coming a bit late but Keith is still hoping to have xorg-server 1.17.0 ready for release at the end of the year or around early January...

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Leftovers: Gaming

The First Vivid-Based Ubuntu Touch Image Has Been Released

As I have previously announced, the Ubuntu Touch development branch is based on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, while the Ubuntu RTM branch is still using Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn as code base, because it has already received stability improvements and will by default on the first Ubuntu powered Meizu phone. Currently, all the new features are implemented on the Ubuntu-Devel branch, the RTM one receiving only fixes. Read more

Security-Minded Qubes OS Will Satisfy Your Yen for Xen

It has advanced far beyond the primitive proof of concept demonstrated more than four years ago. Release 2 (beta), which arrived in late September, is a powerful desktop OS. Qubes succeeds in seamless integrating security by isolation into the user experience. However, comparing Qubes to a typical Linux distro is akin to comparing the Linux OS to Unix. Read more

Sad News! ;-)

So, XP is dead, “7” is dying, “8” is a zombie, and “10” is vapourware with nowhere to call home. M$ continues layoffs. POOF! It all falls down. In the meantime Google and the OEMs will crank out many millions of ChromeBooks. Canonical, Linpus, RedHat, Suse… and the OEMs will crank out many millions of GNU/Linux PCs. Several OEMs will crank out many millions of GNU/Linux thin clients. Android/Linux will reverberate with another billion or so units of small cheap computers(tablets, smartphones). This looks like good news to me. Read more