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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2015.05.01 Is Now Available for Download with Linux Kernel 4.0.1

Friday 1st of May 2015 11:10:30 AM

Guess what? It's the first day of the month, and you can download yet another installation image of one of the most acclaimed, customizable, and lightweight distributions of GNU/Linux.

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LXer: Why Windows embracing Android and iOS is a bad idea

Friday 1st of May 2015 03:11:12 AM
How can there be a future for Windows on smartphones and tablets when Microsoft is encouraging developers to bring its apps from Apple and Google's ecosystem?

Reddit: Changing PS3 to Desktop (Linux?)

Friday 1st of May 2015 03:05:33 AM

Hi all,

I apologize if this is a bad subreddit to ask this question but I've tried posting elsewhere without luck. I have a PS3 CECH-3001A that has 4.70 firmware on it right now. I want to know what my options are (if any) to switch the PS3 to a sort of Desktop. Its okay if I lose capability in using the PS3 video games etc. Let me know if you need any extra info from me! I really hope that with the PS4 being out and the time lapse that someone has found an option now!

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Reddit: HD TV cuts out every couple minutes

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:34:38 AM

I posted this to /r/linuxquestions but was only downvoted. I Just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I've been having problems with my display cutting out for a couple seconds at a time every couple minutes. I have a Radeon HD 6870 connected to a 30" TV through HDMI. It'll cut out to black and then come back in a couple seconds, similar to if i were to change inputs on my TV. Im using the default open-source drivers. Im new to linux so I may be missing something simple. Any help would be appreciated.

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Phoronix: Microsoft, NVIDIA & Linux 4.1 Dominated Linux News In April

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:30:02 AM
With the month coming to an end, here's a look at the most popular open-source and Linux-related news stories over the past 30 days... This month on Phoronix there were 261 original news stories written by your's truly covering the interesting Linux / free software happenings...

Phoronix: Mozilla Moves Forward With Deprecating Non-Secure HTTP

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:21:27 AM
Earlier this month I wrote about plans being drafted for Mozilla to deprecate non-secure HTTP support moving forward. Those plans have been firmed up and they announced their intent to phase out non-secure HTTP support...

TuxMachines: Kubuntu 15.10 Will Include the KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop Environment

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:21:21 AM

Jonathan Riddell, the lead developer and maintainer of the Kubuntu Linux operating system and also a KDE developer, announced today that the work on the next major release of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment has started.

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LXer: Linux-ready i.MX6 SBC is loaded with wireless options

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:16:50 AM
Forlinx launched an SBC that runs Linux or Android on a quad-core i.MX6, and offers extras like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and an image sensor interface.

TuxMachines: Exton|OS 64 bit with Mate and kernel 3.19.0-14-exton :: build 150428

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:16:34 AM

Exton|OS build 150428 is based on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit (released April 23, 2015) and Debian Jessie (Debian 8). Exton|OS’s ISO file is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run Exton|OS from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.

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Phoronix: Adding Extra Ventilation To The Basement Linux Server Room

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:02:04 AM
One month ago I detailed the construction process of building a new server room in my basement where Linux performance tests are constantly being done and it's up to about 50 systems running down there. While initially there weren't any thermal concerns, now that it's getting warmer here in the midwest of the United States, temperatures are quickly rising... Here's the steps I did to add some power venting to the basement and already it's sharply dropped the temperatures in this server farm...

LXer: Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 2.13 Stable release

Thursday 30th of April 2015 05:39:22 PM
RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.

Phoronix: Wayland & Other Tasks Being Worked On For KDE Plasma 5.4

Thursday 30th of April 2015 05:15:06 PM
Now that KDE Plasma 5.3 was released this week, KDE developers are starting to plan out and work on the new material intended for KDE Plasma 5.4...

LXer: Windows Gaming on Ubuntu Linux with a Virtual Machine

Thursday 30th of April 2015 05:25:06 AM
Gaming within a Windows 7 Kernel-based Virtual Machine running on Ubuntu Linux yields a 96% performance return in comparison to native play.

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Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC

Ka-Ro’s SODIMM-style “TXA5″ COM runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D42 SoC, offers Ethernet, LCD, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, and supports industrial temperatures. The TXA5 is the first Atmel-based member of the Ka-Ro Electronics family of “TX” COMs. Most of Ka-Ro’s COMs have used Freescale processors, and many have been sold under the Strategic Test label, including the i.MX283-based TX-28S from 2012. Read more

Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux

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Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities

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SourceForge hijacks GIMP account, loads it with adware

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