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LXer: How do you contribute to open source projects?

Monday 27th of April 2015 05:38:00 PM
Here at, we cover ways to contribute to open source projects on the regular. A few of our favorites are:read more

Reddit: QEMU 2.3 Officially Released

Monday 27th of April 2015 05:32:34 PM

Phoronix: QEMU 2.3 Officially Released

Monday 27th of April 2015 05:12:34 PM
QEMU 2.3 was officially released today as the latest major release for this important component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack...

Reddit: Fedora 22 goes beta

Monday 27th of April 2015 01:54:18 PM

Reddit: Wait a minute, the new amdgpu driver will be able to hook into both the open source and AMD's openGL library. Couldn't we make it so that the other open source drivers can do the same?

Monday 27th of April 2015 01:53:02 PM

I'd love to be able to use the Mesa drivers but their oGL implementation is just not as fast or anywhere near as feature complete as AMD's. If I could use both with my aging 7850, I would. There would still probably be a performance hit due to most cards not yet having full hardware support, but I'd be willing to bet that it's not as big as using both the mesa driver and oGL implementation, plus having full oGL 4.x support is a huge plus.

This isn't for everyone, of course, but having options is nice. I'd use it in a heart beat.

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LXer: Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

Monday 27th of April 2015 01:49:16 PM
Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video. Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released […]

Phoronix: Debian-Based Distribution Updated With KDE 3.5 Forked Desktop

Monday 27th of April 2015 01:31:56 PM
The team behind Q4OS has released a new version of their Linux distribution based on Debian 8.0 "Jessie" and powered by the Trinity Desktop, a fork of KDE 3.5...

Phoronix: Intel Is Making Some Progress With Compute Shaders

Monday 27th of April 2015 01:06:58 PM
One of the big extensions of OpenGL 4.3 and also a requirement of OpenGL ES 3.1 is support for compute shaders. While the work isn't complete yet, Intel's open-source developers are making progress on GL_ARB_compute_shader support...

TuxMachines: Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:54:53 AM

As you might know, the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system has been announced on April 25, 2015, and it is the first ever release to include optional Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments that users can test via Live CDs.

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Monday 27th of April 2015 07:51:06 AM

Chromixium combines the elegant simplicity of the Chromebook with the flexibility and stability of Ubuntu’s Long Term Support release. Chromixium puts the web front and center of the user experience. Web and Chrome apps work straight out of the browser to connect you to all your personal, work and education networks. Sign into Chromium to sync all your apps and bookmarks. When you are offline or when you need more power, you can install any number of applications for work or play, including LibreOffice, Skype, Steam and a whole lot more. Security updates are installed seamlessly and effortlessly in the background and will be supplied until 2019. You can install Chromixium in place of any existing operating system, or alongside Windows or Linux.

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TuxMachines: Fedora-Based Qubes OS 3.0 Release Candidate 1 Linux Distro Now Available for Testing

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:45:51 AM

Joanna Rutkowska announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate version of the forthcoming Qubes OS 3.0 computer operating system based on the Fedora Linux distribution.

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TuxMachines: Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 Will Be Named Stretch

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:41:05 AM

On April 26, the Debian Release Team, through Niels Thykier, announced that the next major release of the acclaimed Debian GNU/Linux computer operating system will be named Stretch.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.1-rc1

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:31:48 AM

It's been a normal merge window, and I'm releasing according to the
normal schedule. The few days of travel didn't seem to matter, as I
had internet access at all times.

The merge window is pretty normal in terms of what got merged too.
Just eyeballing the size, it looks like this is going to fit right in
- while 4.0 was a bit smaller than usual, 4.1 seems to be smack dab in
the middle of the normal range for the last couple of years. And all
the patch statistics look normal as well: the bulk of the changes are
to drivers (just under 60% of the patch), with arch updates being
about 20% of it all, and the rest is spread all over.

No earth-shattering new features come to mind, even if initial support
for ACPI on arm64 looks funny. Depending on what you care about, your
notion of "big new feature" may differ from mine, of course. There's a
lot of work all over, and some of it might just make a big difference
to your use cases.

So go out and test. Even -rc1, as raw as it may sometimes be, has
tended to be pretty good. It's not that scary. Promise.

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TuxMachines: Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:24:00 AM

Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video.

Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released a TV-focused Ugoos UT3S mini-PC that can run either Android 4.4 or Ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot mode.

Whereas Ugoos’s earlier Android-based UM2 stick-PC and UT2 mini-PC used the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3188 SoC clocked to 1.6GHz, the UT3S moves up to the quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 at 1.8GHz. The RK3288, which ships with ARM’s Mali-T764 GPU, is also found in new Android media players including the Tronsmart Orion R28.

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TuxMachines: Q4OS 1.2 final

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:22:39 AM

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the new Q4OS 1.2 release, codenamed 'Orion', supported until 1st May 2020 at least.

Also: Q4OS 1.2 Arrives with the Trinity Desktop Environment, Based on Debian 8.0 Jessie

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TuxMachines: Debian 8 Jessie Is an LTS Release, Supported for the Next 5 Years

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:20:21 AM

The Debian Project had the pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0.0 (codename Jessie) computer operating system on April 25, 2015, which will be an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with security patches and software updates until year 2020.

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TuxMachines: Mageia 5 RC is Out: A Quick Test Drive

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:15:29 AM

The general experience was that of working with the same system I have (Mageia 4). No crashes, no weird slow-downs, no problems with multiple wallpapers, as Megatotoro reports here Plasma 5 is showing... aside from the missing IME, I felt like at home.

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Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Great news for Arch Linux users! From a few minutes, Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. In fact, after running the pacman -Syu command I finally noticed, listed on my terminal, the new packages of Plasma 5.3.0 with all the relative dependencies. Read more

Linux 4.1-rc2

So the -rc2's have lately been pretty small - looking more like late -rc's than early ones. It *used* to be that I couldn't even post the shortlog, because it was just too big. That's not been the case for the last few releases. I think people tend to take a breather after the merge window, because the -rc3's tend to then be a bit bigger again. But it may just also be that I've just gotten much better at saying "the merge window is over, I'm not taking random stragglers", or that people are just getting better at keeping to the merge window. Whatever the reason, the time of huge -rc2's seems to be happily behind us. Read more

GNOME 3.17.1 released

Hi GNOMErs! The development of the next GNOME release, 3.17, has started, and the first snapshot, 3.17.1, is now available. To compile GNOME 3.17.1, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). [1] [2] The release notes that describe the changes between 3.16.1 and 3.17.1 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - apps - The GNOME 3.17.1 release is available here: core sources - apps sources - Read more