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Want a fulfilling IT career? Learn Linux

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM How can understanding Linux enhance a career? This question is interesting because there are two drastically different answers.

Six Clicks: The best Chromebooks for school

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Beta Brings New Features

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Although Red Hat already released RHEL 7, RHEL 6.x users can still benefit from new platform features.

DNF 0.6.0 Released

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

DNF: The release notes are posted and those who like to experiment with frisky Fedora pre-releases can try out dnf-0.6.0 in Fedora 21.

Platform 9 Emerges From Stealth Mode to Manage Cloud

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The OpenStack cloud-based platform aims to make it easier for enterprises to cloud-enable virtualization workloads.

Rackspace Grows Managed Cloud Business

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

Datamation: Though its own future is uncertain, Rackspace execs see continues opportunity even as Amazon and Google lower pricing.

FOSS' Documentation Dilemma

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Hang around for any length of time in the seedy bars and watering holes of the Linux blogosphere, and you'll soon realize that certain topics tend to recur with surprising frequency in the general conversation.

OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Well, the next-gen OpenGL didn't end up being OpenGL 5.0 but is being billed as OpenGL 4.5

Linux Security Threats on the Rise

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: One of the many benefits cited by enterprises bringing in Linux is the security and the resultant "cost of ownership" benefits that come from, among many other things, not having to deal with security-related issues and attacks.

Solar plant monitoring system taps Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Storm Energy has upgraded its "SunSniffer" solar plant monitoring system to a Linux-based platform running on a Raspberry Pi

Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 Datamation: I have tried and enjoyed a number of great Linux distributions over the years.

LibreOffice might be coming to Android

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 ITworld: The sooner LibreOffice is released for Android, the bette

How to remove file metadata on Linux

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: A typical data file often has associated "metadata" which is descriptive information about the file, represented in the form of a set of name-value pairs.

Acer's new Chromebook 13 offers a high-resolution screen and all-day battery life

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

The Verge: The first Chromebook with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor promises to outgun and outlast the competition

Pineapple Hacking Device Resembles a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: A Linux powered WiFi hacking device that could be hidden in what appears to be a standard carbon monoxide detector casing was demoed at Defcon.

Linux Top 3: Knoppix 7.4, Android x86 4.4 and the Debian Desktop Debate

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: Google Android handset owners have had access to the new KitKat release, aka Android 4.4, for the better part of 2014.

Geek of the Week: Jean Paoli, president of Microsoft Open Technologies

Monday 11th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

Geekwire: There was a time when Microsoft and “open technologies” were diametrically opposed

Flock Day 3: Fedora Infrastructure (To Infinity and Beyond!)

Monday 11th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

Fedora Magazine: The most visible product of the Fedora community is the Fedora distribution itself.

How to fix your Internet connection in Ubuntu Linux

Monday 11th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

PCWorld: Luckily, you won’t have to pull up the terminal and type any arcane commands to make your Internet connection work.

PlayOnLinux reached to version 4.2.4, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Monday 11th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

noobslab: PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous apps and games designed to run with Microsoft Windows.

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Android Build Support Improved For Libdrm

Emil Velikov, the new Mesa release manager, just landed a large set of libdrm patches for improving the open-source graphics drivers for Android. Emil enabled Android build support within Mesa's DRM library (libdrm) for the Intel driver along with the Freedreno (reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno), Nouveau, and Radeon drivers. Up to now any Android support wasn't part of mainline libdrm and landed today in time for the next update, libdrm v2.4.57. At this time there's no Android updates to talk about for the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers themselves. The new Mesa release manager has also been working on some other Mesa build improvements recently like working on make dist support. Read more


Desktops on Linux. They’re a concept completely alien to users of other operating systems because they never having to think about them. Desktops must feel like the abstract idea of time to the Amondawa tribe, a thought that doesn’t have any use until you’re in a different environment. But here it is – on Linux you don’t have to use the graphical environment lurking beneath your mouse cursor. You can change it for something completely different. If you don’t like windows, switch to xmonad. If you like full-screen apps, try Gnome. And if you’re after the most powerful and configurable point-and-click desktop, there’s KDE. KDE is wonderful, as they all are in their own way. But in our opinion, KDE in particular suffers from poor default configuration and a rather allusive learning curve. This is doubly frustrating, firstly because it has been quietly growing more brilliant over the last couple of years, and secondly, because KDE should be the first choice for users unhappy with their old desktop – in particular, Windows 8 users pining for an interface that makes sense. But fear not. We’re going to use a decade’s worth of KDE firefighting to bring you the definitive guide to making KDE look good and function slightly more like how you might expect it to. We’re not going to look at KDE’s applications, other than perhaps Dolphin; we’re instead going to look at the functionality in the desktop environment itself. And while our guinea pig distribution is going to be Mageia, this guide will be equally applicable to any recent KDE desktop running from almost any distribution, so don’t let the default Mageia background put you off. Read more

The Trouble With Android

Don’t get me wrong, Android is a beautiful operating system if ever there was one – and dumbed down to the max, which makes it even more beautiful in the minds of many mobile users. Indeed, you can play on an Android device all day without ever even realizing that you’re working with an operating system or even a computer. Just swipe away and see what they’ll try to sell you next. Read more

Try GNOME 3.14 Beta 1 with Wayland Without Installing Anything

GNOME is working to implement official Wayland support for the upcoming 3.14 release and they seem to be more than half way there. It's difficult to test the new GNOME 3.14 Beta updates that have been made until now, especially with the Wayland integration, but a Reddit user posted a short and easy-to-follow tutorial in this regard. Read more