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Reddit: GTK apps on Mir

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:24:13 AM

Reddit: Are there any straight 'vanilla' Linux distros?

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:16:04 AM

I've used Fedora, SUSE, Knoppix, Mandriva, Mint, and quite a few others. I didn't care for Ubuntu or its variants.

As all the distros have their own particular or style, I've often wondered if there is a distro that only uses the straight kernel and wm.

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TuxMachines: Mesa 10.4.4 Released

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:06:31 AM

While all exciting work going into Mesa Git is for Mesa 10.5, Mesa 10.4.4 is out for stable users sticking to tagged releases. Mesa 10.4.4 fixes just a handful of bugs rangingg from core Mesa to the i965 driver and DRI3.

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Reddit: Call For Lightning Talks at SCALE 13x

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:00:12 AM

TuxMachines: Can Open-Source Voting Tech Fix The U.S. Elections System?

Saturday 7th of February 2015 08:57:11 AM

“Our nation’s elections systems and technology are woefully antiquated. They are officially obsolete,” says Greg Miller of the TrustTheVote Project, an initiative to make our voting system accurate, verifiable, transparent, and secure. He adds: “It’s crazy that citizens are using twentieth-century technology to talk to government using twentieth-century technology to respond.”

Miller and others are on a mission to change that with an entirely new voting infrastructure built on open-source technology. They say open source, a development model that’s publicly accessible and freely licensed, has the power to upend the entire elections technology market, dislodging incumbent voting machine companies and putting the electorate at the helm.

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TuxMachines: Opera 28 Beta Released With Sync Bookmarks Features, Mac Improvements And More, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint & Ubuntu Derivatives

Saturday 7th of February 2015 07:51:47 AM


After Opera 27 stable, Opera 28 beta released with new features and improvements. The new major features are regarding bookmarks, syncing bookmarks with multiple devices is very useful feature added to this beta release.      Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: CrunchBang Development Halted

Saturday 7th of February 2015 07:44:38 AM
CrunchBang lead developer Philip Newborough released this statement on the CrunchBang forums today:“I have decided to stop developing CrunchBang. This has not been an easy decision to make and I’ve been putting it off for months. It’s hard to let go of something you love."

Reddit: MIPS Creator C120 development board and Debian 7

Saturday 7th of February 2015 06:24:21 AM

Reddit: pls halp, grave noob mistake (deleted x11)

Saturday 7th of February 2015 06:21:37 AM

So I'm doing some research that required an old script that uses libx11.a. This isn't included in modern packages I guess (I'm on the second most recent Mint) but I found an old package for my build and like a derpy derp I uninstalled libx11-6 from the terminal. Then, possibly more idiotically, I closed the terminal in a panic halfway through the uninstall. Computer froze shortly after.

I have important research on here, any way I can fix this? Thanks guys.

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LXer: MIPS Creator C120 development board and Debian 7

Saturday 7th of February 2015 05:50:16 AM
Back in December 2014 I won a Creator C120 single board computer from Imagination Technologies, a technology outfit based in Hertfordshire (UK). The Creator C120 is a development board for Linux and Android. It’s powered by a dual-core MIPS32 CPU (1.2 GHz) and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and comes pre-loaded with Debian 7.

LXer: 4MLinux 11.1 Delivers Maintenance, Miniserver, Multimedia and Mystery

Saturday 7th of February 2015 03:55:54 AM
4MLinux 11.0 Allinone and 4MRescueKit were released on Jan. 24, while 4MLinux 11.1 beta Allinone was released on Feb. 1. In this slide show, eWEEK examines the key features in the new 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone update. -

LinuxToday: Second OpenStack Kilo Milestone Now Available

Saturday 7th of February 2015 03:00:00 AM

InternetNews.com: Though the open-source OpenStack cloud platform only has two major releases in any given year, each release is preceded by a steady cadence of incremental milestone updates

LXer: Is the iPhone really better than Android phones?

Saturday 7th of February 2015 02:01:32 AM
Remember the days when it was Windows versus OS/2? Or even Windows versus Linux? People would battle each other in endless online threads about who’s platform was the best. The flames would flow as vicious and often inaccurate comments were bandied back and forth between fanboys on both sides.Well now we’ve…er…progressed to a more recent holy war: Android versus iOS.

Phoronix: Mesa 10.4.4 Released

Saturday 7th of February 2015 01:13:34 AM
Another point release to Mesa 10.4 is now available...

Linux.com: Cisco Helping Advance Open Source in Networking

Saturday 7th of February 2015 12:11:17 AM

Last week I was in Italia at the Cisco Live! Milano event where I also had the opportunity to speak about OpenDaylight (ODL) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). What stood out for me the most during my time there was the tremendous progress being made on technologies that are really disrupting the networking space SDN and NFV have been advancing innovation in the networking industry over the past few years, but it’s still early, and not many of the technologies have made it out of the lab and into the networks – until now. I joined developers in the Cisco DevNet Zone to get  a look at the company’s SDN and NFV software and what I saw was a portfolio of applications, mostly based on OpenDaylight, that are advancing the transition to networks managed by software. By far, the high point was the CloudVPN, which is offering open APIs to allow developers to create their own apps, portals, and automation on top of the platform.    

LXer: The death of CrunchBang Linux

Saturday 7th of February 2015 12:07:10 AM
In today's open source roundup: CrunchBang Linux has died. Plus: Android versus the iPhone, and the best keyboard apps for Android.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 6th of February 2015 11:45:16 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Friday 6th of February 2015 11:40:37 PM

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VMware heads to court over GPL violations

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5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

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COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now adding a COM Express Type 6 Compact computer-on-module called the SECOMExp-TK1, which similarly runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC. Read more