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LinuxToday: NASA's Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

Friday 29th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

Phoronix: Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs

Friday 29th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM
This morning Intel is lifting the lid on their Intel Core i7 high-end desktop processors for the LGA 2011-v3 socket. This new CPU line-up is what's been referred to as Haswell-E. We are in the process of testing Intel's Core i7 5960X Haswell-E under Linux but for now here's an overview of the new hardware.

TuxMachines: Mozilla Marches Ahead with Ads for Firefox

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:48:21 PM

This November, Mozilla is up for renegotiation with Google for placement of Google search as the default search in Firefox and for the related subsidies that Google pays Mozilla, which reached almost $300 million last year. That comprised the majority of Mozilla's income. With Chrome establishing itself as a leader in the browser wars, its unclear what relationship Google will continue to pursue with Mozilla.

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TuxMachines: What happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:40:46 PM

The Linux Foundation has created all of the content for the course, including the videos, written text, activities, and labs. It's clear to me that their content team has made an effort to space out the videos between the written material in a way that gives you a break from endless reading. Also, each video is only approximately 30 seconds to 2 minutes long. They avoid getting into the weeds too much at once, giving you chunks of knowledge, letting you test it out, then moving on to another topic. Each chapter points out that as the course progresses, you will go into further depth with each topic.

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TuxMachines: Jailhouse 0.1 released

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:33:34 PM

This release particularly means full exploitation of VT-d DMA and
interrupt remapping to isolate assigned PCI devices from the hypervisor
and foreign cells. Moreover, the usability of Jailhouse was greatly
improved by the introduction and continuous extension of a generator for
system configuration files. Finally, a framework for writing basic cell
applications is available now. With a few lines of C code you can set up
timer interrupts, read clocks or configure PCI devices for the use in
simple bare-metal real-time applications.

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LXer: What happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:30:19 PM
I wanted to learn Linux, so here's my account of what I did to achieve that goal.read more

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Launcher 0.5.5 for Android Will Transform Your Phone in Ubuntu – Gallery

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:26:35 PM

Many users might have something against the Unity desktop environment that's being used in Ubuntu, but the truth is that Unity comes with a great app launcher. Coincidentally, the same kind of launcher might work very well on phones and a similar implementation is being done for Ubuntu Touch.

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TuxMachines: Haiku OS Gains Rudimentary Support For Haswell Graphics

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:18:00 PM

Haiku, the open-source operating system that maintains compatibility with the defunct BeOS, now appears to have basic support for Haswell graphics.

A commit hit Haiku Git today entitled Add support for my Core i3 integrated graphics. The commit just adds Haswell desktop PCI IDs and that's about it, but was apparently enough to have Adrien Destugues' Core i3 Haswell system now light up with Haiku.

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LXer: Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) beta-1 released!

Friday 29th of August 2014 02:33:08 PM
The first beta of the Utopic Unicorn (to become 14.10) has now beenreleased! This beta features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME,UbuntuKylin, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

Phoronix: Enlightenment E19 RC3 Shows Off The New Wayland Compositor

Friday 29th of August 2014 02:22:58 PM
The third release candidate to Enlightenment E19 is now available...

Phoronix: Metro Redux Is Going To Require OpenGL 4.x On Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:39:44 PM
Metro Redux is on its way to Linux and it will require Linux gamers have OpenGL 4.x core support. For now this means that right off the bat the open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are off-limits for the time being...

LXer: Determined Developer Resurrects Windows XP with Unofficial Service Pack 4

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:35:57 PM
Diehard Windows XP fans are having a hard time bidding the legacy operating system farewll -- by the numbers, it's estimated that some 15 percent (StatCounter) to just under 25 percent (Net Applications) of desktops are still running Windows XP. Save for businesses that pay a fee, Microsoft killed off support for Windows XP back in April, though one developer is determined to keep it alive with a new (and unofficial) Service Pack.

Phoronix: Haiku OS Gains Rudimentary Support For Haswell Graphics

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:18:57 PM
Haiku, the open-source operating system that maintains compatibility with the defunct BeOS, now appears to have basic support for Haswell graphics...

Reddit: Motherboard fails at "waiting for uevents to process" or "waiting for hardware to initialize". Anyway to see what's going on there?

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:02:15 PM

This is an ASRock Extreme6 (open box on NewEgg.com that I'm trying to use for a server mobo with Gentoo and ZOL. Started out trying to install FreeNAS but it wouldn't boot.

Just finished a centos install from PXE boot and the install went fine. Froze after install. Yesterday I thought I was almost done setting up services and the like on Gentoo but it began to fail to boot stopping at waiting for uevents to process.

Also the reset button is less than perfectly responsive. I guess I'm just curious if there is anyway to get information about what or how it is failing rather than blindly dumbly switching it out because it "no worky".

Thanks for reading.

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LinuxToday: Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: Legacy support—it's a big challenge for every software developer, and although Bash and the Linux command-line world hasn't changed that much in the past few years, it's still something to consider before you ship your own software (even if it's free software).

Phoronix: Jailhouse v0.1 Released As A Basic Hypervisor For Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 12:55:47 PM
Nearly one year ago we wrote about the announcement of Jailhouse as a new Linux hypervisor and after being in development all of this time they have announced their first release that comes with the necessary features to properly support Intel x86 CPUs...

Reddit: It's all Linux under the hood

Friday 29th of August 2014 12:55:14 PM

Reddit: Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) beta-1 released!

Friday 29th of August 2014 12:41:35 PM

LXer: MIPS tempts hackers with Raspbery Pi-like dev board

Friday 29th of August 2014 12:38:46 PM
Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there’s another choice: the open source MIPS-based “Creator C120″ dev board. In a bid to harness some of the energy and enthusiasm swirling around today’s open, hackable single board computers Imagination Technologies, licensor of the MIPS ISA, has unveiled the ISA’s counter to […]

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