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TuxMachines: APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.6 Gets Assorted Bugfixes and Improvements

Friday 11th of July 2014 02:21:24 PM

APT 1.0.6 brings various fixes, among which we can mention one for an issue with the Plural-Forms fields, several encoding problems, and issues with the format specifier order in translations and unfuzzy DocBook translations.

Furthermore, the application no longer cleans "/" in pkgArchiveCleaner and pkgAcquire::Clean, no longer parses invalid translation files, uses the Req.str() function in the debug output, and only displays DEB packages as upgradable if the CandidateVer option is equal with zero.

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LXer: What is open knowledge and how do you spread it?

Friday 11th of July 2014 02:03:53 PM
Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this more

Phoronix: Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:43:25 PM
The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification...

Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 5.2.1 Released With Minor Updates

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:30:52 PM
One month after the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.2, the first (and only planned) point release to "Khanino" is now available for open-source benchmarking...

LinuxInsider: New IoT Group to Get Devices Talking Among Themselves

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:17:33 PM
Half a dozen companies this week launched the Open Interconnect Consortium to define the connectivity requirements and improve the interoperability of some 200 billion devices expected to make up the Internet of Things by 2020. The consortium will focus on defining a common communications framework based on industry standard technologies to wirelessly connect and intelligently manage the flow of information among personal computing and emerging IoT devices, regardless of form factor, operating system or service provider.

TuxMachines: BitPay’s Copay Open Source Multisig Wallet Launches in Beta

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:16:50 PM

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TuxMachines: Metaswitch Contributes Virtualised Network Code To Open Source

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:09:24 PM

UK-based Metaswitch Networks has given away some of its network virtualization code to the open source community, designating it as Project Calico.

The technology integrates with OpenStack and provides the framework for orchestrated IP routing between virtual machines (VMs) and host machines, along with internal and inter-data centre interconnects. It describes Layer 3 virtualisation techniques, and is aimed at large cloud data centres.

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TuxMachines: LinkedIn behind the scenes: How open source software can transform a company – and the world

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:07:38 PM

Open source also helps the branding of our engineering team – the fact that we work on world-class technical problems, the scale of the problems we have to solve, and the complexity of the features that we’re building. Being able to showcase our technology to the world is something that hopefully is going to be attractive to world class engineers around the world, which we would love to have work for us.

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LXer: Asciidoctor coder writes less documentation

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:06:42 PM
I've been working as the documentation manager for the Koha project for six and a half years, so when I saw that Sarah White would be talking about documentation at OSCON this year I knew I wanted a chance to interview more

LXer: Arch Linux 2014.07.03 Is Now Available for Download

Friday 11th of July 2014 12:09:31 PM
Even if it was officially announced last week, we think that it is very important to mention here that a brand new Arch Linux ISO image is now available for download from the usual places, even though it was expected on the first day of July.

Reddit: GNU/Linux survey to find overlap between distros, WMs, editors etc.

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:38:20 AM

Hi /r/linux,

I'm a writer for Linux Voice, an independent GNU/Linux and Free Software magazine ( We're trying to do things a bit differently by donating 50% of our profits back to the community, and licensing our content CC-BY-SA after nine months.

Anyway, one thing that has fascinated me over the years is the overlap between different Linux users. For example, are Arch users more likely to use Vim? Or are Emacs users more likely to use a tiling WM? So I thought about making a small survey if anyone is up for it! If I end up writing an article about the data, of course it will be CC-BY-SA from the start for you guys and everyone else to share and build upon. Thanks!

  1. What distro do you use?
  2. What window manager or desktop?
  3. What text editor?
  4. What email client?
  5. What web browser?
  6. Do you use screen or tmux?
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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2014.07.03 Is Now Available for Download

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:21:10 AM

Even if it was officially announced last week, we think that it is very important to mention here that a brand new Arch Linux ISO image is now available for download from the usual places, even though it was expected on the first day of July.

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TuxMachines: Moto E: Is this the World's Best Cheap Smartphone?

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:16:56 AM

Although Nexus remains the flagship line for everything new and shiny Android, a new, or rather an old player is taking the market by storm. Motorola, with its simplicity and its unbeatable price has become the next big thing in the Android world. Bringing the same pure Android experience of Nexus smartphones and the cool features of many flagship phones, Motorola's line of products seems to make everyone love Android. What makes Motorola’s new smartphones so special is the fact that they could fit into anyone's budget. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One, iPhone 5s, or even Nexus 5, these devices are designed to fit your pocket, both literally and figuratively.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Will Include the Kernel and Graphics Stack of Ubuntu 14.04

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:08:48 AM

Canonical, through Leann Ogasawara, has announced a few hours ago, July 10, that they will drop support for HWE (Hardware Enablement) Stack from the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.

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TuxMachines: "Among The Sleep" Broke, Fedora 21 Branched, and LXLE

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:02:57 AM

Today in Linux news, Adam Williamson posted that Fedora 21 has been branched off from Rawhide. GamingOnLinux is reporting that the wonderfully intriguing adventure game "Among the Sleep" is broken for most Linux users while Phoronix is reporting that Witcher 2 does. We have a review of LXLE as well as Katherine Noyes' 11 Ways LXLE "will make you forget all about XP." There's a wee bit of GNOME news and Andy Tannenbaum is retiring.

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TuxMachines: GNOME's Tracker 1.1.1 Released with a Brand New Extractor

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:55:33 AM

The Tracker 1.1.1 release brings a brand new extractor, improves the extraction of content from ODT files by omitting line breaks and embedded tabs, and adds previously untranslated strings to the control component of Tracker.

Furthermore, the --watch command-line option has been added in order to allow the user to watch for database changes, language, author, and copyright information can now be extracted from ISO images, and AppData with screenshots for application stores has been added.

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TuxMachines: EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:44:39 AM

In recent posts, I've looked at the increasing use of open source software by governments in countries as diverse as China, Russia, India and Germany. Here I want to contrast those moves with the continuing failure of the European Commission to embrace free software - with huge costs for European citizens as a result, to say nothing of lost sovereignty.

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TuxMachines: 4MLinux 9.1 Reaches Beta Stage of Development with the Core Edition

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:40:29 AM

Now that all 4MLinux 9.0 editions, including Allinone, Media, Game, Multiboot, Server, Rescue, and Core have been officially declared stable, it is time to move on with the development cycle and introduce you to the 4MLinux 9.1 release.

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:34:32 AM

One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor.

Re-clocking has long been a big challenge for the Nouveau driver to obtain maximum graphics performance while also maintaining optimal performance-per-Watt and being efficient while idling. With the Linux 3.16 kernel for select generations of GPUs is faster performance but it can be buggy while now today for Tegra K1 owners NVIDIA has come to the table with re-clocking code for the "GK20A" GPU found within this high-end NVIDIA ARM SoC.

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