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Story Allwinner reveals new octa-core and 64-bit quad-core SoCs Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:04pm
Story AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 7:50pm
Story 7 free tools every network needs Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 6:44pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:43pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:41pm
Story KDE Plasma 5 Now Available for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Manjaro Unity Community Edition Is Arch Linux-Based and Powered by Unity Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:23pm
Story The Big DRM Graphics Driver Changes Land In Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Self-documentation of code Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:14pm

Announce: OpenSSH 6.7 released

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OS
Software
BSD

OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0 implementation and includes sftp client and server support.

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Systemd 217 Will Introduce Its New "Consoled" User Console Daemon

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Linux
Red Hat

Back in August I wrote about systemd working to create a new user-space VT solution that could eventually succeed the Linux kernel's VT support. With the upcoming systemd 217 release, the terminal is present.

David Herrmann has been landing a lot of changes into systemd over the past few weeks working on the project's terminal. As of a few weeks ago, there's now a consoled. The systemd-consoled is a user console daemon that's currently rather basic and does rather primitive rendering. Herrmann explained a bit:

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Top 10 Android games for this Fall

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Android

There always comes a time when you just need to take a break and chill out, so that you can get rid of all the accumulated stress of the day. In those moments, I choose to play a game on my Android phone, because it takes up less time than playing Metro 2033 on the PC and because I can jump right back into my daily routine after a 15 minute break. What’s always hard when it comes to these breaks is to choose an Android game that is actually fun and doesn’t make me close the app after two levels. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 10 Android games that I consider the best ones I’ve stumbled across recently. Enjoy your breaks!

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5 Exciting New Features in Linux 3.17

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Linux

Though he had at one point been hoping for an early release, Linus Torvalds unleashed version 3.17 of the Linux kernel on Sunday, thereby sticking to the "normal" schedule after all.

"The past week was fairly calm, and so I have no qualms about releasing 3.17 on the normal schedule (as opposed to the optimistic 'maybe I can release it one week early' schedule that was not to be)," Torvalds wrote in the official announcement.

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HTC Nexus 9 With Android L 'Lollipop' Release Date October 16? FCC Documents Leaked, Device Imminent

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Android

The HTC Nexus 9 will be shipped with Android L "Lollipop" soon, according to reports. The device was just passed through the FCC, so the official unveiling is imminent.

The HTC Nexus 9 with Android L "Lollipop' is rumored to be released as early as Oct. 16, Tech Times claims. The last update to Google's Nexus line of tablets came out in July of 2013, so it is close to the year time frame that they usually wait to release a new device.

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Docker Acquisition Hints at Future Enterprise Virtualization Plans

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Server

The hot virtualization vendor makes its second acquisition in as many months with the purchase of Koality; what is it building?

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Six of the Best Open Source Data Mining Tools

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OSS

Along with the transition to an app-based world comes the exponential growth of data. However, most of the data is unstructured and hence it takes a process and method to extract useful information from the data and transform it into understandable and usable form. This is where data mining comes into picture. Plenty of tools are available for data mining tasks using artificial intelligence, machine learning and other techniques to extract data.

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AllSeen Lights Up IoT Networking World

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Linux
  • AllSeen Lights Up IoT Networking World

    The Internet of Thing (IoT) isn't just about connected refrigerators and toasters sending you email. It's about lighting, too. Today the AllSeen Alliance announced the formation of a new Connected Lighting Working Group that is tasked with building out a framework for network-enabled lighting.

  • Open IoT alliance to tackle smart, connected LEDs

    The open source AllSeen Alliance, which is standardizing IoT built around Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform, has launched a Connected Lighting Working Group.

    The Linux Foundation announced the AllSeen Alliance last December to promote Qualcomm’s cross-platform AllJoyn open source project for Internet of Things interoperability. Since then, the Allseen Alliance has launched a number of working groups, the latest of which is a Connected Lighting Working Group.

64-bit ARM Kernel Gets Closer To Building Under LLVM With Linux 3.18

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Linux

The ARM64 changes for the Linux 3.18 merge window were sent in and include an eBPF JIT compiler for ARM64, a CPU suspend back-end for the PSCI firmware interface, EFI stub improvements, and a code clean-up to allow partially building the kernel with LLVM.

Via the LLVMLinux initiative has been work to build the Linux kernel with Clang for its faster build times, lower memory usage, static analysis capabilities, and for making the kernel's code more portable across compilers. The Clang compiler for x86 and ARM is generally in good shape for being able to build the Linux kernel but there's still patches that haven't yet been mainlined for the kernel side. For more information you can read Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM's Clang Yields Comparable Performance. The good news is that for Linux 3.18 the 64-bit ARM code is closer to being Clang-compatible from mainline.

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COM runs Linux on quad-core Marvell Armada XP SoC

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Linux

Pactron announced a Linux-based “Sherwood” COM Express Module and hardware development kit built around Marvell’s Armada XP SoC featuring four ARMv7 cores.

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Whats new with Fedora Badges

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Red Hat

It has been a while since we had a badge post, with getting ready for Fedora 21, Shellshock and getting planning started for Flock 2015, things have been very busy around the community.

I wanted to first highlight some of the new badges that are in a series. We all know about Wiki Editing. Helping out on a page or helping clean up old info out of pages counts as an edit.

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Poettering Fallout, GamingOnLinux Shake-up, and Replacing Xfce

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-s

There was so much news today I hardly know where to start. All the reactions to Poettering's Google+ post probably dominated the headlines today, followed closely by the resignation of GamingOnLinux as Editor in Chief. In other news, Bryan Lunduke shares his thoughts on Cinnamon and Matt Hartley says it's time to replace Xfce. There are a couple of KDE tidbits as well as news that another German city is ditching Windows for Linux.

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Open source has already won in the Information age

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OSS

Open source has already won the enterprise, and we’ll continue to see use cases expanding into new environments, according to Red Hat, Inc. CIO Lee Congdon. During a live interview at this week’s Splunk conference, Congdon explains the reasons behind open source’s enterprise victory. he feels open source is best suited for the enterprise, highlighting that as communities come together, people manage to solve their business issues, support each other, and gain recognition from peers and vendors.

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Google Announces 2014-2015 Dates for Student Centered Open Source Code Programs

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Development
Google
OSS

AH Google Logo Colored 1.6Each year Google facilitates contests and mentorships to help students from all over the world gain valuable experience in the field of open source code development. Google has recently revealed some of the information regarding their upcoming Code-In and Summer of Code events. The Code-In will begin this upcoming December and last until mid- January. The Summer of Code will begin in May of 2015 and last until August. According to their official statement regarding these programs, Google states that “we are passionate about introducing students to open source software development. Since 2005, the Open Source Programs team at Google has worked with over 10,000 students and over 485 open source projects in a variety of fields to create more code for us all.”

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Mark Shuttleworth, The State and Ubuntu 2.0

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SUSE

Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu is an open source software with limited proprietary components, meaning that users are encouraged to upload it, improve it, upload those improvements, and make the world—or, rather, the computer—a better place. Once, back when these things were discussed by men with nicotine-stained fingers and furtive eyes, open source promised to be the keystone in a shared economy ushered in by the digital revolution. Open source too often fell in a paradoxical grey zone—software created by a billionaire who lives on an island of money is not exactly the stuff of utopian dreams. But that shouldn’t detract from the fact that it once offered very real possibilities. Sadly, the digital revolution was thoroughly co-opted by non-visionaries like Bill Gates, a man so boring he made a fucking office out of pixels, and those who helped turn the Internet into a one-click shopping mall.

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The future of Linux looks very, very thin

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Linux

A host of technologies -- most prominently CoreOS -- are challenging the foundation of what Linux means and how it's sold.

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SUSE, MariaDB and IBM team up to tame Big Data

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Server
SUSE

SUSE and MariaDB (the company formerly known as SkySQL!) officially teamed up today, joining forces with IBM Power Systems, in a partnership that promises to expand the Linux application ecosystem. According to sources at SUSE, customers will now be able to run a wider variety of applications on Power8, increasing both flexibility and choice while working within existing IT infrastructure. More options is ALWAYS a good thing!

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Linux Foundation certifications are taking off

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GNU
Linux

According to a study conducted earlier this year by Dice, the tech career site, 93 percent of hiring managers are looking to employ Linux professionals. If you want one of those jobs, a great way to increase your chances is to go to human resources with one of the Linux Foundation's new certifications as a Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) or Certified Engineer (LFCE).

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Gaming On Linux Loses Editor, Plagiarist to Blame.

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Linux
Gaming

Gaming On Linux, a popular online portal for Linux gamers, shut down today. And it’s a shame. For all intents and purposes, The Powerbase is shut down as well — but not for today. Gaming on Linux has shut down because of the incessant troll behavior of the Gaming on Linux Podcast. It upsets me that the Editor of Gaming on Linux can’t just ignore it — but that’s beyond the scope of this rant. I am not so much reporting the news today as I am speaking out against the rampant, virus-like stupidity that is the Linux Game Cast. The crew at Linux Game Cast are some of the most unhappy, loneliest, skill-less vagina repellants I’ve ever encountered on the Internet. And I’m mostly just talking about Pedro…

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KDE’s Plasma used in Hobbit movies [Video]

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KDE

KDE Software continues to be the best of the breed Open Source projects which stays ahead of its time – thus the science fictional name ‘Plasma’ for its desktop environment. KDE’s Plasma desktop remains the most popular, community driven projects.

As we reported earlier that KDE Software is being used beyond enthusiasts, it’s used by Hollywood to create blockbusters, logic defying, films like Gravity. Now we have spotted KDE’s Plasma desktop in the post production of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films.

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