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The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Is Currently A Disaster On Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks

When AMD announced the Radeon R9 Fury line-up powered by the "Fiji" GPU with High Bandwidth Memory, I was genuinely very excited to get my hands on this graphics card. The tech sounded great and offered up a lot of potential, and once finally finding an R9 Fury in stock, shelled out nearly $600 for this graphics card. Unfortunately though, thanks to the current state of the Catalyst Linux driver, the R9 Fury on Linux is a gigantic waste for OpenGL workloads. The R9 Fury results only exemplifies the hideous state of AMD's OpenGL support for their Catalyst Linux driver with a NVIDIA graphics card costing $200 less consistently delivering better gaming performance.

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Remix Mini Is the First Android PC, Runs Lollipop-Based Remix OS

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Android

Remix Mini is now on Kickstarter as the world's first true Android PC and its makers, Jide Technology, just might be the first company that takes an Android OS and makes it run like a proper desktop.

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Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Gets a Second Stable Release

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Ubuntu

A second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 iteration has been released by Canonical, and the new version comes with a reworked boot logic for BeagleBone Black, among other features.

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NVidia's Tegra X1 does well on Linux

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Linux

Its tests show the Tegra X1 is just a bit lower than an Intel Core i3 Broadwell system which his a thumbs up for ARMv8 hardware on Linux and Nvidia's Tegra plans.

The X1 SoC succeeds the K1 and is a 64-bit ARM design that's has four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The X1 SoC uses Maxwell-class graphics and uses less than 10 Watts.

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Original: NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance On Ubuntu Linux

Related: NVIDIA Releases 352.30 Linux Driver

today's leftovers

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

KDE and Akademy

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KDE
  • Akademy Day 4

    For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest free and open software communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and many other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the next year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work bringing those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, and those that are looking for opportunities.

  • KDE Reveals Plasma Mobile

    There are a lot of interesting developments occurring in the field of Linux smartphones right now. With so many different options popping up, fragmentation is a risk, as apps built on one platform fail to migrate to another. KDE's new offering may help to make those apps available to a broader audience.

  • PSA: Plasma Mobile forums have moved

Red Hat and Fedora

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Dice Selling Slashdot and Sourceforge

    FS tells me that Ars Technica reports that Dice is selling the Slashdot and Sourceforge sites. The company in their second quarter earnings announcements stated they have "not successfully leveraged the Slashdot user base to further Dice's digital recruitment business", and are planning to divest this business.

  • Tips for how to plan an open source event

    Step 1 is very clear: Document your event. This way you have shared document that all organizers can refer to as the event progresses. We started with a sample document Kara and Francesca provided. The document is broken down is to several sections and you're free to copy the document and use it to plan your own event. I'll review some of the sections in more detail below.

  • DreamHost CEO Details OpenStack Customer Use Cases [VIDEO]

    DreamHost has made a name for itself over the years as being a friendly, yet low-cost hosting provider, offering both shared hosting as well as virtual private servers (VPS). DreamHost is also a major backer of the open source OpenStack cloud platform and now offers the DreamCompute cloud server as well.

  • loop optimizations in guile

    Sup peeps. So, after the slog to update Guile's intermediate language, I wanted to land some new optimizations before moving on to the next thing. For years I've been meaning to do some loop optimizations, and I was finally able to land a few of them.

  • Snippets – ODF 1.2, Meteor 1.2 and NodeMCU customised

Security Leftovers

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Security
  • Security advisories for Monday
  • QEMU Vulnerability Exposes The Host Through Emulated CD-ROM Drive

    Back in May was the big "VENOM" security vulnerability affect QEMU whereby VM security could be escaped through QEMU's virtual floppy disk drive. In June was a PCNET controller buffer overflow allowing a guest to escape to have host access. Today there's a similar security vulnerability going public about its virtual CD-ROM drive.

  • Websites, Please Stop Blocking Password Managers. It’s 2015

    Rather than fancy zero-day exploits, or cutting-edge malware, what you mostly need to worry about when it comes to security is using strong, unique passwords on all the sites and services you visit.

    You know that. But what’s crazy is that, in 2015, some websites are intentionally disabling a feature that would allow you to use stronger passwords more easily—and many are doing so because they wrongly argue it makes you safer.

  • The Ashley Madison hack -- this time it's personal

    Last week I argued that requiring backdoors in strong encryption would result in the effective end of encryption and provide a veritable buffet of sensitive data to both the government and those with malicious intents. Encryption with backdoors is not encryption at all.

  • Malware on Linux - When Penguins Attack

    Regular Naked Security readers will know that some security topics cause more friction that others.

    Lately, artificial intelligence has provoked its fair share of excitement.

    Surveillance and privacy are other topics that draw out some very varied viewpoints.

Canonical Says Ubuntu-Based Docker Images Are Not a Copyright Violation

Canonical said through the voice of Dustin Kirkland that you can use Ubuntu with Docker without violating any copyright policy, contradicting what Matthew Garrett said in a blog post just a week ago.

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Using OpenBSD as a FreeBSD Router

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BSD
  • Using OpenBSD as a FreeBSD Router

    In 2004, whilst at Netsight, I started looking at using OpenBSD for routing. We were using big Cisco 5505 switches with Route Switch Modules in to provide routing. The problem was, they soon became quite slow. They were great if you wanted to do very simple routing, and they could do Layer 3 switching in silicon on the linecards. But as soon as you started to do access lists then they had to route the packets on the main CPU. Not only that, but Cisco’s ACL syntax quickly became very cumbersome as you had no way of doing any kind of macros or variables in the language.

  • FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2015

Solus Linux OS Boots in 1.2 Seconds

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Linux

The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release and its developers are showing off some of the capabilities of the distro, including the boot time, which has got to be the most impressive result out there.

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GNOME's LaTeXila TeX/LaTeX Editor App Gets New Features, Prepares for GNOME 3.18

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The GNOME Project has released a new development milestone for the LaTeXila software, an open-source TeX and LaTeX editor used by default in the GNOME desktop environment.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu Touch

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Canonical Patches Two BIND Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes, Update Now

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On July 28, Canonical, through Marc Deslauriers, published details about the availability of a new important update for the BIND packages in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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KDE and Akademy

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  • KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones

    Move over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system.

    This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, the KDE community had a long-term vision of convergence. Plasma 5 on the desktop has a “converged shell” that can switch between different interfaces for different device types. KDE even attempted to release tablets with their Plasma software preinstalled, but this never worked out.

  • Keeping Up With Akademy 2015 In A Coruña

    For KDE fans interested in the Akademy conference that started on Saturday in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, there are a lot of daily reports coming out of the event.

  • Akademy A Coruña Photos
  • Akademy 2015 videos available

    Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later.

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