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TuxMachines: Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:47:29 PM

The group is one of the more diverse consortiums, with members ranging from consumer electronics and chipset manufacturers to retailers and service providers. Primarily, work revolves around the AllJoyn open-source framework, which AllSeen said acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact.

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TuxMachines: Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:37:20 PM

The simple fact is that Linux has changed the world and been a tremendous success outside the desktop, and there is nothing wrong with that. Android is hardly the only Linux-based platform that has made a big mark. Linux is huge on servers, in embedded technology, and is a constant prompt for innovation on emerging platforms. Ubuntu is the most popular platform for building OpenStack deployments on. Supercomputers all over the world run Linux, and Chrome OS is based on it.
So Linux is making a huge difference globally, and it is time for detractors to stop focusing exclusively on its status on the desktop.

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Linux.com: $99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:34:50 PM
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 

Phoronix: Plasma Active Is Mostly Ported To KDE Frameworks 5

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:32:05 PM
With this year's Google Summer of Code over, Antonis Tsiapaliokas shared a status update concerning the state of KDE's Plasma Active being ported to KF5...

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:25:47 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:25:41 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:25:37 PM

LXer: How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:10:11 PM
How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our important data inside the distro. If the harddisk is not encrypted then we can easily retrieve our data with the help of live-cds or live-USB boot devices, but if the harddisk was encrypted then situation becomes little hectic. I will cover the topic for encrypted harddisk data retrieval from Ubuntu distros.

LinuxToday: New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

Phoronix: While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.

Reddit: Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:38:24 PM

TuxMachines: 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:37:11 PM

When it comes to Linux gamers wanting a discrete graphics card backed by open-source drivers, the only solution right now to truly recommend for those serious about performance and making use of the hardware is really AMD Radeon graphics. While Nouveau has been making much progress, until re-clocking and other issues are worked out the performance can be unbearably slow depending upon the particular graphics processor or run into other problems. (Of course, when talking about proprietary graphics drivers on Linux, the story is entirely different, or if considering integrated Intel HD Graphics.) For those pursuing a AMD Radeon GPU for their own Steam Box/Machine build and hope to use the open-source Gallium3D drivers, here's some Steam on Linux gaming benchmarks from almost two dozen different GPUs.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) to Arrive in a Couple of Days

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:32:52 PM

"So Beta 1 is this week and I'll be taking care of the builds and paperwork. Could participating flavours please get in touch here or on IRC? In the mean time, I'm going to assume a participation similar to Alpha-2 and configure cron, propose-migration and the tracker accordingly, then build a first candidate for each of your flavours," wrote Canonical's Stéphane Graber.

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Reddit: Ebooks for Linux Users

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:10:47 PM

LXer: Tiny COMs take Intel Atom SoCs into harsh apps

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:44:17 PM
Extreme Engineering Solutions announced two rugged Linux-ready modules based on Intel E3800 SoCs, including one built in the tiny COM Express Mini format. Extreme Engineering Solutions (“X-ES”) is rolling out two nearly identical computer-on-module products: the “XPedite8150? conforms to the tiniest (84 x 55mm) COM Express Mini form-factor, while the “XPedite8152? adopts a somewhat larger 109 x 55mm “COM Express Extended Mini” format. Both COM models are offered with a choice of Atom system-on-chips, including the E3845, E3827, E3826, E3825, or E3815. However, the E3845 is standard, says X-ES.

Reddit: Command Your Ubuntu Machine using Voice Commands

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:39:01 PM

Phoronix: 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:30:00 PM
When it comes to Linux gamers wanting a discrete graphics card backed by open-source drivers, the only solution right now to truly recommend for those serious about performance and making use of the hardware is really AMD Radeon graphics. While Nouveau has been making much progress, until re-clocking and other issues are worked out the performance can be unbearably slow depending upon the particular graphics processor or run into other problems. (Of course, when talking about proprietary graphics drivers on Linux, the story is entirely different, or if considering integrated Intel HD Graphics.) For those pursuing a AMD Radeon GPU for their own Steam Box/Machine build and hope to use the open-source Gallium3D drivers, here's some Steam on Linux gaming benchmarks from almost two dozen different GPUs.

TuxMachines: Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:53:22 PM

I'm a big fan of Scott Nesbitt's writing, which has a technological bent, but is usually more about working effectively, rather than how tools can make you effective, which is a key distinction. Scott's setup reflects his focus on production rather than tweaking. He has his work tools and everything else is pretty much white noise—which is why LXDE/Lubuntu probably makes a lot of sense for his workflow.

It's simple and it stays out of his way. Scott also gets bonus points for moving his family to Linux. That's a tough move, but given that his wife stole his ZaReason laptop, the conversion seems to have taken.

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AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux

AntiMicro continues to be GPLv3 licensed and works not only on Linux but also modern versions of Windows for mapping keyboard/mouse controls to a gamepad. The Linux support though remains dependent upon an X.Org Server and its libraries. Read more