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Story Huawei launches 10KB LiteOS to power the internet of things Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 5:31pm
Story Review: LG Watch Urbane Has Great Design, Missing Features Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 5:26pm
Story OpenStack Boldly Going Where No Cloud Has Gone Before (Mars) Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 5:13pm
Story GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 11:17am
Story The Day Linux Crashed Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 11:14am
Story Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Move to Linux Kernel 4.0 Soon Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 10:51am
Story As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 10:45am
Story ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Brings UEFI and Secure Boot Support Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 4:46am
Story Electronic IDs need open source tools Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 3:10am
Story Qt - 20 years leading cross-platform development Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 3:05am

Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
  • Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Tacks On Another OpenGL 4 Extension

    Most often when talking of new OpenGL 4 extensions in Mesa it tends to be regarding the Intel Mesa driver given they're the company investing the most into the Linux graphics stack, followed by the Radeon and Noveau drivers. However, this week in Mesa is some love to the fallback/debugging software rasterizers.

  • Beignet Is Working On OpenCL 2.0 Open-Source Linux Support

    Within Intel's Beignet project for open-source OpenCL support on Linux systems with HD/Iris Graphics, there's a OpenCL20 branch as part of Beignet Git. The OpenCL 2.0 support code hasn't been touched in a few weeks, but it's clearly in the works by the Intel China crew that's been maintaining this project.

  • Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6

    With Mesa 10.6 due to be released in early June, our usual performance comparisons of this new Mesa 3D version will come. To get our latest round of Mesa open-source graphics driver benchmarking kicked off, here are benchmarks of Intel's Iris Graphics when comparing Mesa 10.5 and 10.6 Git atop Ubuntu 15.04.

  • Libweston Likely To Be Delayed To Wayland's Weston 1.9

    While Wayland 1.8 is coming along, along with the Weston 1.8 update, it looks like the libweston functionality will be staved off for another release.

GNOME 3.16 On Fedora 22: Wayland vs. X.Org

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GNOME

In complementing this morning's early Fedora 22 Workstation benchmarks, here's some numbers in looking at Fedora 22's GNOME Shell 3.16 desktop under an X.Org Server as well as Wayland.

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Also: Pictures from GNOME.Asia Summit 2015

The Current Open-Source OpenCL Experience On Fedora

Rackspace: Expect more of a leadership role in OpenStack community

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Interviews
OSS

In this Q&A, Rackspace's Private Cloud VP and GM discusses the state of the OpenStack community and the company's plan to strengthen its role in it.

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How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!

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Linux

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B priced at $35 and its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, having recently had its price dropped to $25 you might have thought a cheaper computer of equal capabilities would be hard to find. But now along comes CHIP, a $9 Linux computer!

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CommunityCube: Open-source, Privacy First Server

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OSS

CommunityCube is a plug-and-play open source, small server designed to build a cooperative, fair internet where users’ privacy and rights are protected. It was originally conceived of in 2013, inspired by the Edward Snowden disclosures, when the founders recognized the need for a consumer-level product to protect privacy and anonymity.

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Also: Tails 1.4 polishes up the privacy-obsessed Linux OS trusted by Edward Snowden

Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat

More Concept Designs for the Samsung Gear A Tizen Smart Watch

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Linux

So we’ve got news of the new Samsung Gear A (codenamed Orbis) Smartwatch, the new Samsung Gear SDK and a render of what the Smartwatch could look like based on prototype drawings. Now we have more renders of what the upcoming Samsung round Smartwatch could possibly look like, with its round bezel that takes advantage of the new round user Interface.

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HandyLinux 2.0 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 Jessie

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GNU
Linux
Debian

Arnault Perret had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of his HandyLinux 2.0 distribution based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system.

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Tor Browser 4.5.1 Released with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LXC Hosts

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Security
Ubuntu

The Tor Project announced the release of the Tor Browser 4.5.1 for all those who want to stay anonymous online. The new maintenance release is based on Mozilla Firefox 31.7.0 ESR, and it is available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

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Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.43 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Improved support for Shell Browser windows.
- Some more API Sets libraries.
- Read/write operations support with built-in devices.
- Major Catalan translation update.
- Support for WoW64 mode on ARM64.
- Various bug fixes.

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Qt 5.5 Beta Released

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KDE

It’s my pleasure to announce the release of the Qt 5.5 Beta today.

Since we released Qt 5.4, a lot of effort has been put into fixing bugs reported both by our customers and the community. With this in focus, we went through a couple weeks of dedicated bug fixing here at The Qt Company. During this time, we worked 100% on fixing as many open issues as possible. Although the focus of Qt 5.5 has been on stability and performance, it also has some interesting new features and functionality to offer.

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Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yún to “Mini” size

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Linux

Arduino announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Arduino, the Italian-based project that designs the official line of Arduino hacker boards, announced a $60 Arduino “Yún Mini” SBC today at the Maker Faire Bay Area. This was the same event where Arduino two years ago announced its first Linux-ready board. the Arduino Yún. The Yún Mini sacrifices a number of interfaces in order to reduce size, and gives the OpenWRT Linux based Linino distribution, which is also used by the original Yún, more control over the board’s functions.

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Popular arcade game emulator MAME is going open source

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OSS
Gaming

Unlike most vintage console or computer games, arcade games can be both difficult to find and expensive to buy, so many arcade fans use emulators to create their own homebrewed arcade systems. The Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) has become the most popular emulator for gamers who want to play classic arcade games in their home, and now the team behind MAME has decided to make the emulator completely open source.
“There was intention to do this for years,” MAME engineer Miodrag Milanovic told Gamasutra. “Our aim is to help legal license owners in distributing their games based on MAME platform, and to make MAME become a learning tool for developers working on development boards.”

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Elementary OS Freya: Is This The Next Big Linux Distro?

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OS
Linux

I’ve tried just about every flavor of Linux available. Not a desktop interface has gone by that hasn’t, in some way, touched down before me. So when I set out to start kicking the tires of Elementary OS Freya, I assumed it was going to be just another take on the same old desktop metaphors. A variation of GNOME, a tweak of Xfce, a dash of OSX or some form of Windows, and the slightest hint of Chrome OS. What I wound up seeing didn’t disappoint on that level—it was a mixed bag of those very things. However, that mixed bag turned out to be something kind of special … something every Linux user should take notice of.

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Announcing Rust 1.0

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Development
Moz/FF

Today we are very proud to announce the 1.0 release of Rust, a new programming language aiming to make it easier to build reliable, efficient systems. Rust combines low-level control over performance with high-level convenience and safety guarantees. Better yet, it achieves these goals without requiring a garbage collector or runtime, making it possible to use Rust libraries as a “drop-in replacement” for C. If you’d like to experiment with Rust, the “Getting Started” section of the Rust book is your best bet (if you prefer to use an e-reader, Pascal Hertleif maintains unofficial e-book versions as well).

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Meizu to Announce Ubuntu Phone on May 18 - Rumor

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Ubuntu

Meizu might launch MX4 Ubuntu Edition on May 18, if the teaser posted by the Chinese company on Twitter is to be believed and if all the chatter on Chinese news websites will prove to be accurate.

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Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

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Linux

Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531″ SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux.

Qualcomm’s Atheros business unit has enjoyed wide adoption of its WiFi-enabled, MIPS-based AR9331 system-on-chips running OpenWRT Linux. The chipmaker is now introducing two new Internet of Things processors: a low-end, RTOS-driven QCA401x, and a more robust, OpenWRT-friendly QCA4531 SoC designed for IoT gateway duty.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
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