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TuxMachines: EU study recommends OpenBSD

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:30:09 PM

Nice to see recognition from the trenches of bureaucracy.

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TuxMachines: Linux Freedom vs. Convenience

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:25:20 PM

One of my favorite websites that illustrate this point is As the page loads, you're immediately presented with clear, easy to understand reasons why Linux is better than proprietary operating systems. Now granted, the website is a bit dated. But the overall message is timeless and positive. What this site does well is show its readers exactly why Linux on the desktop is awesome. From its features to its built-in safety, everything is clearly illustrated and easy to understand.

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TuxMachines: LibreOffice Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:20:42 PM

Canonical revealed details about a number of LibreOffice vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which also upgrades the office suite.

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TuxMachines: Micromax Canvas Play With Android 5.0 Lollipop Listed on Company Site

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:15:17 PM

Soon after introducing the Canvas Spark (Q380) affordable Android 5.0 Lollipop-based smartphone, Micromax now appears set to launch another Canvas-series handset - the Canvas Play (Q355) - which is now listed on the company's site. Unfortunately, there is no word on availability and pricing details of the Micromax Canvas Play.

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TuxMachines: World's largest open source health information technology project tackles Ebola

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:13:04 PM

An accurate, up to the minute, accessible medical record system is fundamental to effective treatment and tracking of the Ebola virus. But how to create this type of system in the rudimentary, overwhelmed Ebola care centers of West Africa where paper records or computers—even if they were available—couldn't be carried in and out of treatment areas?
As Ebola surged in resource-constrained Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in the fall of 2014, the ingenious concept of a tablet computer usable by individuals in bulky protective gear and encased in polycarbonate enabling simple and repeated disinfection was developed and implemented by Google and Doctors Without Borders teams, solving the hardware part of the problem.
But what software to use on the specialized tablets and on the server where critical information is stored? Enter the OpenMRS community, who drives the world's largest open source project to develop health information technology for resource-constrained environments.

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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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Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi. French technology firm Armadeus Systems has been selling Freescale i.MX based modules for years, including the circa-2009, i.MX27 based APF27. For the new “APF6_SP” computer-on-module, Amadeus has turned to Freescale’s Cortex-A9 i.MX6 SoC, which it had previous adopted for its APF6 COM. The feature set on the APF6_SP is very similar, with one major exception: the addition of an Altera Cyclone V GX FPGA. Read more

Samsung Officially Launches their Tizen Curved SUHD 4K TVs in the Philippines

The new line of Tizen 4K Samsung SUHD TVs has now officially been launched in the Philippines at an event held a few days ago. The new line-up of TVs includes the JS9500, JS9000 and JS8500 models, supporting screen sizes ranging from 55 to 88 inches. Samsung boasts that their TV technology, which uses nano-crystal semiconductors, leads in color and brightness compared to its competitors. Read more

Cloudsto X86 Nano PC is a tiny desktop with Ubuntu Linux (or Windows)

The folks at UK retailer Cloudsto have been offering tiny desktop computers loaded with Ubuntu Linux for a little while. But most have basically been Ubuntu versions of existing Android boxes with ARM-based processors. Now Cloudsto is introducing a line of mini PCs with x86 processors, starting with the Cloudsto X86 Nano Mini PC. It’s available with either Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu 14.04. Read more

EMC to open-source ViPR - and lots of other stuff apparently

ViPR is software storage controller tech that separates the control and data planes of operation, enabling different data services to be layered onto a set of storage hardware products - such as EMC's own arrays, Vblocks, selected third-party arrays, JBODs and cloud storage. The data services are typically ways of accessing data, such as file services, The open source software will be called Project CoprHD* and be made available on GitHub for community development. It will include all the storage automation and control functionality and be supplied under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL 2.0). Public supporting partners for CoprHD are Intel, Verizon and SAP. Read more