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Reddit: apulse - PulseAudio emulation for ALSA

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:48:26 PM

TuxMachines: Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:44:24 PM

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

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LXer: King Ellison Abdicates As Oracle CEO

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:27:52 PM
You’ve no doubt already heard that Larry Ellison stepped down this afternoon as CEO of Oracle, though he’ll be sticking around for a while in his new position as executive chairman. In other words, he’s still the boss by way of being the boss’s boss – and by dint of the fact that he remains the company’s biggest shareholder with a 25% stake in the business.

Reddit: bodhi linux may live on!

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:22:08 PM

Reddit: Native support for Netflix coming to Ubuntu

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:21:55 PM

Phoronix: 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:00:00 PM
With Ubuntu 14.10 bringing various updates to the packaged desktop environments along with updated open-source graphics drivers, here's our per-cycle usual tests of the popular Linux desktops while looking at their impact on the Linux gaming performance.

LXer: Verizon, enemy of Open Internet rules, says it loves the “open Internet”

Friday 19th of September 2014 03:30:41 PM
No company has gone to greater lengths than Verizon in trying to stop the government from enforcing network neutrality rules.Verizon is the company that sued to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order from 2010. Verizon won a federal appeals court ruling this year, overturning anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules and setting off a months-long scramble by the FCC to get enforceable rules into place.

Reddit: GNOME 3.14 On Its Way (new feature sneak preview)

Friday 19th of September 2014 03:29:57 PM

TuxMachines: NVIDIA 343.22 Linux Driver Brings Support for GTX 970 and GTX 980

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:50:36 PM

NVIDIA has released a new Linux driver for its products and the developers have added support for the latest GPUs that were just announced.

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TuxMachines: Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:42:15 PM

If you're not a Linux or Unix developer, you've never heard of systemd, the new Linux-specific system and service manager. In Linux developer circles, however, nothing else ticks off many programmers more than this replacement for the Unix and Linux's traditional sysvinit daemon...

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TuxMachines: Samsung launches the Industry’s first 28-Megapixel APS-C CMOS Image Sensor – S5KVB2

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:34:46 PM

Samsung, with the launch of the Tizen Samsung NX1 Smart Camera, has introduced a new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras, which is said to offer superior light absorption thanks to the back-side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology and 65-nanometer (nm) low-power copper process.

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LXer: Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:33:30 PM
Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

Slashdot: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:17:00 PM
sfcrazy writes: Native support for Netflix is coming to Linux, thanks to their move from Sliverlight to HTML5, Mozilla and Google Chrome. Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed a solution to Ubuntu developers: "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play." The newer version of NSS is set to go out with the next security update.

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Phoronix: The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:08:04 PM
For those able to spend $1000+ (USD) on a processor, the Intel Core i7 5960X is a fantastic offering that is still leaving me pleased with the performance after extensive Linux testing...

Reddit: Top 5 Free Operating System

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:06:45 PM

Reddit: Vine android app running on linux with ARChon runtime

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:03:51 PM

Reddit: GNOME 3.14, behind the scenes

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:00:34 PM

Reddit: Wayland and Weston 1.6.0 released

Friday 19th of September 2014 01:38:25 PM

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FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements

Released this past week was the first beta of FreeBSD 10.1. If you haven't yet had time to explore this development release, there's a lot of improvements over FreeBSD 10.0. Here's some of the features that interest us the most about this forthcoming FreeBSD 10 update: - The driver for FreeBSD's new VT console has been added. The new VT hasn't been enabled by default but for now still requires setting a special parameter. - The ported-from-Linux Radeon DRM/KMS driver now has support for 32-bit ioctls so 32-bit OpenGL applications are able to run on a 64-bit FreeBSD system. - Various hardware-related improvements from Turbo Boost enabled Intel CPUs to PowerPC 970 CPUs to Atom Silvermont to Apple books saw different changes. - Bhyve virtualization improvements. Find out more about the recent FreeBSD 10 changes via the stable release notes. FreeBSD 10.1 is expected for an official unveiling on 29 October. Read more

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REVIEW: How to turn a Raspberry Pi in to an NSA-proof computer

One of the Pi's key attributes is its price of around £30. It is the nearest thing we have to a disposable computer and several can be used cost-effectively in a single project. A recently publicised use is the creation of a string of Raspberry Pi honeypots for detecting hacker activity on a corporate network. Given CW's enduring preoccupation with the surveillance programs of our Establishment masters, would it be, could it be possible to create a disposable, network-invisible computer? Read more

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