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Reddit: When Linux Was Perfect Enough

Monday 4th of August 2014 01:22:07 PM

LXer: The Hacker Next Door show s01e02 -- DropDropbox p2/2

Monday 4th of August 2014 01:04:47 PM
This is the second and final episode in our mini series on how to replace your traditional, commercial cloud storage system with your own platform, and thus take back control of your data but at the same time continue to enjoy the plethora of benefits the cloud provides.

Phoronix: Linux OpenCL Performance With The Newest AMD & NVIDIA Drivers

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:40:00 PM
The latest Linux GPU benchmarks at Phoronix for your viewing pleasure are looking at the OpenCL compute performance with the latest AMD and NVIDIA binary blobs while also marking down the performance efficiency and overall system power consumption.

Phoronix: Xen EFI Support Being Added To Linux 3.17

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:35:57 PM
With the Linux 3.17 kernel that's now officially under development since yesterday's Linux 3.16 release is now support for Xen EFI...

LXer: The future of scientific discovery relies on open

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:07:36 PM
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly the Open Science Working Group.read more

Reddit: TurboBird Version 1.2.0 is released

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:05:10 PM

LinuxToday: Kano – simple as Lego, powered by Pi

Monday 4th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

Linux User: Far from setting itself up to be in competition with the Raspberry Pi, the Kano is actually powered by it.

Reddit: Linux for a pub/bar?

Monday 4th of August 2014 10:42:15 AM

Hey guys! I would like to install a simple linux distro on an old pc at work (i work in a bar) that only needs to do the following:

  1. Play music
  2. Play videos
  3. Play youtube
  4. Play pandora/spotify
  5. Be quick about it

Thats all! Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers.

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