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TuxMachines: Synonym of Fedora QA – Adam Williamson

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 06:55:24 AM

A very famous name in Fedora QA “Adam Williamson“, we all know him
more as “Community Monkey”.
I was already quite impressed the amount of work he has been putting in Fedora QA since quite a long time and I am sure it is not just me. I got a golden opportunity to meet him in person at flock and it was really nice to know about him more as a person.

My first meeting with him was a big surprise for me. I was about to start my talk on Fedora QA and with in five minutes after I started giving talk, just a another boy with shorts came running with a big smile on his face in to my talk room and I actually stopped my talk to mention that people are so happy to get registered in the flock. But,he was smiling all the time as I was giving my talk (may be because, there were lot many things I included in my slides created/managed/initiated by Adam). I was quite confused what making this guy so happy. At the end of my talk he was helping me out in giving answers quite confidently. I was wondering who is this guy, then I read his name on his flock badge – I was almost dead with shock because it was none other than “Adam Williamson”

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LXer: Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 06:48:26 AM
Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.

LXer: What Docker does right and what it doesn't do right... yet

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 04:54:04 AM
Docker founder Solomon Hykes explained at LinuxCon what Docker is, what it does right, and what it still needs to work on.

Slashdot: Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 04:07:00 AM
DeviceGuru writes Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 hardware. The ExaGear VM implements a virtual x86 Linux container on ARMv7 computers and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU, according to Eltechs. The VM is based on binary translation technology and requires ARMv7, which means it should run on mini-PCs and SBCs based on Cortex-A8, A7, A9, and A15 processors — but sadly, it won't run on the ARM11 (ARMv6) SoC found on the Raspberry Pi. It also does not support applications that require kernel modules. It currently requires Ubuntu (v12.04 or higher), but will soon support another, unnamed Linux distro, according to Eltechs, which is now accepting half price pre-orders without payment obligation.

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Reddit: Most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 03:52:09 AM

Reddit: USB transfer cable

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 03:25:59 AM

Has anybody tried a USB transfer cable in Linux? From the description it sounds like it is tied to a Windows utility so I have my doubts about its usefulness in linux.

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LXer: SCaLE 13x Call For Papers

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 02:59:42 AM
The Linux Exposition of Southern California is proud to announce the 13th Annual Southern California Linux Expo -- SCALE 13x -- will be held on Feb. 19-22, 2015, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel. We have listed some topics of interest below, with the caveat that depending on the talk content, any of the topics mentioned below could fit into any of the program tracks.

Reddit: how does the linux kernel implement concurrency?

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 02:38:55 AM

I am probably wording this wrong, as I have virtually no experience with multi-threaded programs, but I found this: and I was wondering what became of it.


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Reddit: Wine 1.7.25 Release Announcement

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 01:34:21 AM

LXer: Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux?

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 01:05:20 AM
In today's open source roundup: Linus still wants the desktop for Linux, but is he trapped in the past? Plus: Should open source developers support Windows more? And share your first experience with Linux.

Reddit: Programming sucks • /r/Cyberpunk

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 01:05:00 AM

LXer: VMware Certifies Ubuntu Linux LTS for vCloud Air Cloud Computing

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:08:09 AM
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system is now available as a certified operating system for VMware's vCloud Air enterprise cloud-computing platform.

Phoronix: GNOME/GTK+ Human Interface Guidelines Updated

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:35:07 PM
Allan Day has updated the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for the GNOME project and more broadly for all GTK+ applications...

LXer: Zotac Nvidia Jetson TK1 review

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:10:58 PM
With five Cortex-A15 processor cores, a customised Ubuntu operating system and 192 CUDA GPU cores, is the Jetson TK1 the SBC of the future?

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 22nd of August 2014 10:37:05 PM

TuxMachines: US Military To Launch Open Source Academy

Friday 22nd of August 2014 10:20:00 PM

Open source software, which has become increasingly common throughout the US military from unmanned drones to desktops, has now been enlisted as a career option for military personnel. In September, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy, marking the first time such a training program has been hosted on a military base.

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IPA Font license added to license list

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OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk

OpenForum Europe, an advocacy group focusing on IT openness in government, issued a press release earlier today announcing its launch of a new public Internet portal. At that site, anyone can report a government page that offers a document intended for collaborative use for downloading if that document is not available in an OpenDocument Format (ODF) compliant version. The portal is called, and you can show your support for the initiative (as I have) by adding your name here (the first supporter listed is the EU's indominatable digital champion, Neelie Kroes). The announcement coincides with the beginning of another initiative, Global Legislative Openness Week, which will involve global activities annd "events hosted by the Legislative Openness Working Group of the Open Government Partnership and members of the parliamentary openness community." A full calendar of events is here. Read more

Nouveau For Linux 3.18 Gains DP Audio, More Re-Clocking

Ben Skeggs sent in his Nouveau DRM driver changes for the drm-next tree of open-source NVIDIA driver improvements that will land in Linux 3.18. With the DRM merge window now closing earlier in the cycle, David Airlie is cutting off new features for the next kernel merge window from landing into drm-next after -rc5 of the current kernel. Thus, this week is the cut-off for new DRM driver functionality aiming for Linux 3.18 with Linux 3.17-rc5 having been released. As such, Ben Skeggs sent in his big batch of Nouveau DRM improvements. Read more

With Android One, Google puts itself firmly back in the OS' driving seat

Under Android One, Google has developed its reference hardware designs — meaning OEMs no longer have to develop and test their own smartphones; they just pick up Google's ready-to-wear versions and get manufacturing. Google already has three local Indian smartphone makers signed up to do just that — Karbonn, Spice, and Micromax — all soon be be selling Google-designed, Android One-powered devices for around $100. Android One uses a stock version of Android, as seen on its Nexus products — meaning no UI customisation is possible — but Google has graciously offered to let OEMs and mobile operators add their own apps to handsets running the OS. The operators don't seem to mind the disintermediation much, and have teamed up with Google to launch Android One mobile plans to coincide with the launch of the new phones. Read more