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Story "Evil" Linux Users Teach Mac OS X Fans How to Improve and Destroy Their System Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:25am
Story Nouveau Lands A OpenGL 4.3 Feature & Fixes MPEG4 Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:17am
Story On normal people using linux, part 3 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:08am
Story Be an entrepreneur with OpenSource, a talk for the II Forum of women and IT Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:03am
Story Enjoy Five Gorgeous Linux Desktops from the Google+ Community Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:59am
Story Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story BMW Show off how you remote control the BMW i3 electric car with your Tizen Gear 2 / S Smartwatch Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story X.Org Server 1.16 Lands Officially In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:46am
Story Wayland Is Still In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:38am
Story [Event Report] Openstack Pune Meetup Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:26am

Intel's Core i7 5960X Is Fast & Wonderful Under Linux

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Linux
Hardware

After my first X99 motherboard burned up in a strange situation, since yesterday my Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system started working wonderfully with Linux after using a different motherboard. I've been hammering the system hard for the past day and no X99/i7-5960X issues have come about (albeit I've refrained from doing any overclocking or DDR4 tweaking yet) and this high-end $1000+ (USD) CPU is running great under Linux.

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Amazon brings Prime Instant Video to all Android phones

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Android

Amazon is finally giving Android users a way to watch movies and TV shows from Prime Instant Video on their phone. That should be pretty good news for Amazon Prime subscribers, as they've long been able to stream onto most other major platforms — the iPhone included — while Android has remained left out.

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Diesel Black Gold brings you a new Samsung Gear S fashion device

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Linux

The Tizen Samsung Gear S is a thing of beauty and has already been adorned with Swarovski crystals, but fashion doesn’t stop there. Samsung has teamed up with Diesel Black Gold on a bracelet that will be shown off at the Spring ’15 show later on today. The Diesel Black Gold’s interpretation is said to be decidedly more downtown with an up-to-date feel. The inspiration was by the creative director Andreas Melbostad and the material of choice was Leather.

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Interview with GNU remotecontrol

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GNU
Interviews

GNU remotecontrol is a web application serving as a management tool for reading from and writing to multiple IP enabled heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) thermostats, and other building automation devices. While various IP thermostat manufacturers have offered web portals exclusively for their users to remotely access and adjust the settings of individual thermostats, they do not provide a unified management tool for multiple thermostats. The goal of GNU remotecontrol is to provide this management tool for individuals and companies alike.

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How Amazon Web Services Uses Linux and Open Source

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Linux
Interviews
OSS

Amazon Web Services first launched in 2006 with one instance and one operating system: Amazon Linux. The cloud computing giant has since expanded to offer customers the option of running on more than 30 instance types and more than 10 operating systems, but Linux, Xen and other open source projects remain the core technologies behind AWS.

“We view open source as a companion to AWS's business model,” said Chris Schlaeger, director of software development at Amazon Web Services and managing director of the Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH.

Schlaeger, who leads the team that develops Amazon’s cloud computing service, EC2, as well as Amazon Linux, will give a keynote presentation at CloudOpen Europe, Oct. 13-15 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Here he discusses how AWS uses Linux, the Amazon Linux operating system, the company's new development offices in Germany, and what he'll cover in his keynote presentation.

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VR headset mixes Oculus firmware and Android phablet

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Android

Samsung and Oculus have joined forces on a 3DOF “Gear VR” virtual reality headset with 96° FOV that uses a 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 as a computer and display.

Why reinvent the wheel? That’s the idea behind a growing number of telepresence robots, home automation devices, and other gizmos that leverage existing smartphones and tablets as the brains of the outfit. Using a similar strategy, Samsung and Oculus have teamed up on a mobile virtual reality headset called the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. The headset offers optics and firmware from Oculus, and requires the newly announced, Android-based Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet for the computer, display, and audio. The Samsung Gear VR initial Innovator Edition will ship later this year as a beta product aimed at developers.

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OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 6 Is a Bleeding Edge Distro That Runs on Almost Anything

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GNU
Linux

OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub, has been upgraded to version 4.2 Beta 6.

The OpenELEC developers are not staying idly by and now they've released a new version of their system, although it looks like they are no longer closely following the XBMC launches. Until now, the two seemed to be linked, at least in terms of releases, but XBMC already has a stable version out and OpenELEC is not following.

On the other hand, XBMC is actually just a media hub and OpenELEC is an operating system, which is much more complex. It needs a lot more adjusting and there are numerous packages that need to be upgraded, fixed, and added.

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Free and Open Source Cloud Tools Proliferate

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OSS

It has been a good week for open source cloud tools. Predictive analytics leader RapidMiner announced the introductory release of RapidMiner Cloud to make analytics more convenient as it allows users to store, manage, and deploy analytics in the cloud, with the ease of a single button. Then cloud API integration and aggregation service, Cloud Elements announced the launch of Filebrowser.io, a free, open source, cloud file browser.

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Why open source and collaboration are the future of security

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OSS
Security

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Greg Martin, CTO at ThreatStream, talks about why open source and collaboration are the key drivers of information security innovation. He raises an important question - what will happen if we don't start actively sharing information?

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A newbie's understanding of enterprise open source

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OSS

Coming from a pure belief and understanding in proprietary solutions to the open source industry, I was asking the question: why pay for something that I can get for free? I'm sure I am not the only one asking the question, says Mercia Oosthuizen, product manager at Linux Warehouse.

After some reading, exploring and ample questioning, I came to a conclusion...

I am going to start my explanation and understanding of enterprise open source with a personal experience. It's non-technology-related, but that made sense to my non-technical mind.

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The personality of a Linux-loving teen

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GNU
Linux

A few years ago a middle school student walked up to me and offered to help me refurbish computers with Linux to deliver to students who don't have a computer to use at home. (I've been doing that kind of digital divide work for a while.) When I saw how much he already knew, I asked him, "Did one of your parents or relatives introduce you to Linux?” He replied, “No, I taught myself a lot of open source things from the web. It's something I'm interested in."

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5 Reasons Why I Hate GNU/Linux – Do You Hate (Love) Linux?

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GNU
Linux

I was recently being Interviewed by a company based in Mumbai (India). The person interviewing, asked me several questions and technologies, I have worked with. As per their requirements, I have worked with nearly half of the technologies they were looking for. A few of last conversation as mentioned below.

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Android hardhat augments reality for industrial workers

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Android

Daqri’s smart hardhat features a transparent safety visor with a Google Glass-like display and a range of sensors and cameras. Daqri’s 4D Studio authoring software can be used to develop augmented reality overlays for the device that can provide background information, navigation pointers, and training guides for industrial and field equipment. The Daqri Intellitrack technology in combination with cameras and depth sensors is said to enable precise placement of supplementary information so workers can quickly understand the workings of a particular device or identify problems.

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Best Android Apps for Recording and Editing Music on the Go

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Android

Whether you are a celebrated film composer or a perpetual dabbler into the aural arts, creating good music brings joy that can rarely be described in words. Over the years, the process of creating music has undergone a major transformation. Where old singers used to meticulously scribble musical notes on crumpled sheets of paper, we now find musicians with iPads and earphones. In fact, technology has taken over music editing so much that you can even create a complete symphony just by using a computer.

While whether the huge technological takeover is a topic for another article, we'll let you decide what's best for your musical studio by giving you plenty of new options when it comes to editing music on the go. So, without much ado, here are some of the best apps that let you record and edit music on the go.

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Understanding The Complicated Debian

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Debian

Phoronix reader Claudio Ferreira wrote in to share a very large infographic he's made about Debian. The infographic is the result of his lecture on the Debian project and it tries to address the public difficulty in fully understanding all of the work. Covered in the "Understanding Debian" infographic is everything from its various repositories to looking at the developer count to getting involved and the yearly Debian conferences and releases.

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Akademy 2014 Day 2 Talks

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KDE

It was a cloudy morning in Brno.... luckily not as hot as the first day. The traces of fun from last night kept many participants similarly subdued but they were soon woken up by a truly inspiring keynote by Cornelius Schumacher, our fresh former president of KDE e.V.!

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GNOME APPS IN THREE DIMENSIONAL SPACE

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GNOME

The release of GNOME 3.14 is getting closer and closer and I’m trying my best to have the a video ready for release. The manuscript is still open for revision but is at its final stages. Voice-over should finish around next week or so. And in the meantime I am testing a new workflow in Blender.

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Icculus on Gaming, Splitting Linux, and Terminal Colors

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-s

Today in Linux news, Fedora gets a new partition manager. Tom Henderson has 10 things you should know about Mint 17. Paul Venezia says it's time to split distros into two. OpenSource.com asks, "What color is your terminal background?" Debian and FSF join forces to expand the h-node hardware database. And finally today, Michael Harrison covers recently gaming developments including an interview with Icculus.

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SECURE EMAIL PROVIDER TUTANOTA GOES OPEN SOURCE

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OSS

A number of “NSA proof” e-mail services are currently in later stages of development or private beta, but there’s one that seems to be ahead of the game: Germany-based Tutanota. The end-to-end encrypted e-mail provider announced Tuesday that they had released their source code on GitHub, claiming to be the first operational, secure e-mail application to go open source.

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Manjaro 0.8.10 Gets Update Pack, Users Now Have the Beautiful and Light Budgie Desktop

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Linux

Manjaro 0.8.10 was released on June 9, so it's not really an old operating system. In fact, for most people, this is quite a recent version, but the developers always make sure that they have the latest and most interesting applications installed.

This is actually something that's pretty unique to Manjaro. There might be a few other distributions out there that are doing something similar (discounting the ones following a rolling release model), but none of them makes such drastic changes.

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