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Phoronix: HSA Foundation Releases HSA 1.0 Official Specification

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 01:07:38 PM
The HSA Foundation yesterday announced the official v1.0 release of their Heterogeneous System Architecture specification...

LXer: Evolve OS Beta 1.1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 11:27:39 AM
The Evolve OS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Evolve OS Beta 1.1. This release focuses on stability and on bringing the core system up to scratch. Please note that as this is an update to beta 1, changes that are intended for beta 2 (such as UEFI support) are be present. Also note Evolve OS is only available as a 64-bit system. Core changes: Linux kernel 3.19.1, GCC 4.9.2, Clang/LLVM 3.5.0, systemd 218. Many Evolve OS packages are now being built with Clang by default and, as such, we have begun to reduce the overall footprint of the system. A live boot Evolve OS beta 1.1 (via USB) will use around 185 - 190 MB of RAM idle on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and boots in 2.3 seconds on an Intel NUC (D54250WYK) installation. With our last ISO image some users were unable to boot due to a conflict regarding USB 3. This has since been resolved.

Reddit: Wondering about ownership Linux

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 11:18:33 AM

I'm wondering about who Linux' owner is, I did some research on Google; it is GNU right?

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Reddit: New linux user. Now... how can I get my computer to talk to me?

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 11:03:27 AM

You know, like it works in the sci-fi movies. When I log in: "hello, xxx" when I shut down: "good night, xxx" stuff like that.

I just installed ubuntu. I hear that's entry-level linux, but I hope it's good enough to let this happen. If there's no easy way to do it, how much would I have to learn in order to do it myself?

I'm hoping other people have done this and there's something I can download to do it.

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LXer: Please welcome David Bryant, Vice President of Platform Engineering

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:38:55 AM
I’m excited to announce that David Bryant is joining Mozilla today as our new Vice President of Platform Engineering. David will be based in our headquarters in Mountain View, California. David was most recently at Nokia where he served as … Continue reading

TuxMachines: ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 GNOME Silently Released, Here’s What’s New - Gallery

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:26:44 AM

Some of you noticed that the ROSA company has silently pushed the ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 GNOME computer operating system onto its servers last week without making a public statement about what new features and improvements introduced in the refreshed distribution.

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TuxMachines: Watch: MakuluLinux with the Unity Desktop

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:23:30 AM

Jacque Montague Raymer, the developer of the MakuluLinux computer operating system has published earlier today a new video on YouTube, this time showcasing an upcoming edition of its Linux distribution, MakuluLinux Unity.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:23:25 AM

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TuxMachines: An open source software updating tool

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:21:20 AM

Once a piece of software is installed on a user's system, how do you keep it updated? While Linux users typically have a package management system to pull latest versions from a repository of their choice, users of other systems aren't so lucky. We have developed an open source tool to assist in this process, based on an open source protocol from Google know as Omaha.

Several years ago Google released an open source protocol called Omaha (otherwise known as Google Update) as a part of its Chromium project. The protocol is intended to make the updating process of complicated desktop software easier.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:20:59 AM

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TuxMachines: Evolve OS’ New Beta Brings Linux Kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218 - Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:14:25 AM

The Evolve OS development team, through Ikey Doherty, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta release for the upcoming Evolve OS Linux distributions. Evolve OS Beta 1.1 is now powered by Linux kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218. In addition, this new Beta release of Evolve OS includes the GCC 4.9.2 and Clang/LLVM 3.5.0 compilers.

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TuxMachines: LibreOffice 4.4.2 Release Candidate 1 Is Now Available for Download

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:11:42 AM

A new development version for the next maintenance release of the acclaimed LibreOffice 4.4 office suite has been announced today, bringing a wide range of enhancements and bugfixes that improve the overall stability of the software on all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

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Reddit: Do I need swap space if I have 16 GB of RAM?

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 07:05:13 AM

Reddit: My Favorite Linux Applications | Daniel P. Clark

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 05:57:06 AM

TuxMachines: A look at Android 5.1: speed, security, tweaks

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 05:51:51 AM

5.1 also makes many small interface changes, documented in the gallery above. Notification and volume controls have seen improvement, and the OS has been tweaked and polished all over.

In addition, 5.1 brings built-in support for dual SIMs (previously something OEMs had to add) and HD Voice support.

Android 5.1 is one of the smaller minor version Android updates, down there with versions 4.2 and 4.3. But it brings a few nice changes and thankfully seems to solve many of the Nexus 6 performance problems.

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LXer: The Android upgrade conundrum: Who's at fault

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 05:44:33 AM
Android Lollipop was released to general availability in October 2014. At this point, less than 2% of Android devices are running the latest iteration of the most widely used platform on the planet. I currently have six different Android devices, none of which are running Lollipop. I check each of them everyday for an update, and not one of them has shown signs of a fresh, candy-flavored Android.

TuxMachines: OnlyOffice Another Free Office Suite for Linux (Complete Selfhost Office Solution - OwnCloud Compatible)

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 05:28:33 AM

Nowadays company employees are often dispersed across the globe and collaboration tools turn out to be of current importance in achieving shared goals. OnlyOffice is a platform for small and medium business that enables teams to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place. Linux users can take advantage of open source version and start to collaborate on projects hosted safely on their own servers. ONLYOFFICE is a cloud business service that enables you to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place.

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TuxMachines: Review: Dell's Ubuntu-powered M3800 Mobile Workstation is a desktop destroyer

Monday 16th of March 2015 03:41:45 PM

Dell has offered a Linux (Ubuntu) option on some laptops (and servers) for a few years now. Considering my general love for all things Linux, combined with my (often) overpowering desire to play with new hardware, it's rather odd that I've never gotten my hands on a Linux-powered Dell laptop.

That rather egregious offense has now been remedied.

Right in front of me sits the Dell M3800 Mobile Workstation – a 15.6-inch laptop that doubles as a Linux-powered desktop replacement.

No. "Desktop Replacement" doesn't really do this rig justice. This beast of a machine is a desktop destroyer.

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5 Surprising Reasons Behind The GNOME Resurgence

When the team behind GNOME came out with GNOME 3, which included the infamous GNOME Shell, the most popular desktop environment of the time saw a sharp decrease in users. And honestly, that trend is pretty easy to explain. When GNOME 3 initially came out, it was incomplete, buggy, and foreign. The concepts behind GNOME Shell were never before seen on a desktop system, and lots of users who were used to panels/taskbars and menus didn’t like the rather dramatic changes. Read more