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Story Android Wear 'to dominate Apple Watch' Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 10:04pm
Story Release of KDE Frameworks 5.2.0 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 8:35pm
Story Intel Core i7 5960X CPU Core Scaling Under Linux Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 8:30pm
Story SystemRescueCd 4.3.1 Is a Powerful and Easy to Use Recovery OS Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 8:29pm
Story Meizu Confirms MX4 Ubuntu Touch Release for December 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 8:20pm
Story NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Support On Nouveau Still Requires More Work Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:57pm
Story RadeonSI Gallium3D-Nine Can Beat AMD Catalyst With Some Wine Tests Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story "Evil" Linux Users Teach Mac OS X Fans How to Improve and Destroy Their System Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:25am

The iPhone 6 Is Actually A Lot Like A 2012 Android Phone

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Android
Mac

Calm down, Apple fans. Your beloved iPhone 6 may not be all its cracked up to be. In fact, it's a lot like an Android phone ... from 2012.

It may be shiny and new, but you could look at the iPhone 6 as a time warp to two years ago, as Ars Technica Reviews Editor Ron Amadeo points out in the following graphic.

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Open Source is driving disruption in technology: Interview with Nithya Ruff of SanDisk

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Interviews
OSS

Nithya A. Ruff is the director of SanDisk Open Source Strategy Office. The company recently joined The Linux Foundation and we met up with her at LinuxCon to understand SanDisk’s plans for Linux and Open Source.

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Black Lab Linux 6 Beta 1 Released

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Linux

Today we are pleased to release the Beta 1 release of Black Lab Linux 6. This release has been in planning over the last several months and while we have been slaving away over it we have introduced some unique features.

With this release we changed the core system we have also changed our default desktop environment . Many of the core packages have remained the same and have been updated to newer versions.

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Android apps start coming to Google Chrome OS

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Android
Google

During the I/O summit in June Sundar Pichai of Google said that soon Android apps would come to Chrome OS – bringing the two operating system closer and also bridge the app-gap.

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Robot OS to support Linux and Android on Snapdragon

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Android
Linux
Sci/Tech

The OSRF plans to add ARM support to the Robot Operating System (ROS), starting with the Snapdragon 600 running Linux in Q4, followed by Android in 2015.

The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), which maintains the open source Robot Operating System (ROS) and oversees the ROS.org website, has announced the first formal support for an ARM target. The organization will add support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, a smartphone-oriented, quad-core, Cortex-A15-like system-on-chip running up to 1.7GHz, also referred to as the APQ8064 and S4 Pro.

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ThinkPenguin wireless router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

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GNU

Friday, September 12, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the ThinkPenguin Wireless N-Broadband Router (TPE-NWIFIROUTER). The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first router to receive RYF certification from the FSF.

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Dev boards run KitKat on quad-core Snapdragon 805

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Android

Updated Sep 12] — Intrinsyc debuted an SODIMM-style COM with up to 3GB RAM and 64GB flash, running Android 4.4 on a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805, and a Nano-ITX baseboard.

If you’d like to design with the same high-powered ARM Cortex-A15 silicon found in the latest Android smartphones and tablets, Intrinsyc Technologies has the board combo for you. Like its Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) reference design released earlier this year, the $219 Open-Q 8084 System-on-Module (SOM) and $449 Development Kit build on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. The Snapdragon 805 combines four Cortex-A15-like Krait 450 cores clocked at 2.5GHz with an Adreno 420 GPU claimed to be 40 percent faster than the previous Adreno 330.

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HP buys Eucalyptus as cloud consolidation commences for real

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Server
OSS

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, once known for his anti-OpenStack rhetoric, now leads the HP OpenStack private-hybrid-public cloud effort

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Jeff Hoogland Leaves Bodhi

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Linux

Jeff Hoogland, the lead developer of Bodhi Linux, said in a blog post on Friday that “for a variety of reasons,” he is stepping down from the leadership of his “labor of love.”

Bodhi Linux, based on Ubuntu, is a lightweight distro leveraging the Enlightenment Desktop. A note on the Bodhi Linux web page says, “We regret to inform you Bodhi Linux is no longer being maintained,” and has a link to Hoogland’s blog page.

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Fate of Bodhi Linux in Balance as Founder Quits

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Our top story tonight is the resignation of Jeff Hoogland from his popular Linux project. Michael Larabel is reporting that X.Org Server 1.17 will probably have built-in KMS modesetting driver. Matthew Miller speaks to ServerWatch.com about Linux development. The Linux Rain reviews The Journey Down: Chapter Two. Unixmen reported today that Munich is giving out Ubuntu CDs to its citizens to increase Open Source awareness. And finally today, Leif Lodahl says Open Office and LibreOffice should join (or rejoin) forces to combat proprietary office alternatives.

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CompuLab's Intense-PC2 Is A Great Haswell-Based Mini Linux PC

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Linux

Compared to most Linux PC vendors targeting consumers that are just selling re-branded white box systems with Linux preloaded, CompuLab continues to have an interesting set of original offerings that are Linux-friendly and built really well. The latest system we've had the pleasure of trying out is the Intense-PC2.

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7 Crazy-Named, Crazy Good Open Source Enterprise IT Tools

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OSS

Enterprise IT is a very serious matter, but you might not know it judging by the software tools that are often integral to enterprise application development and IT operations.

The list of odd names in today's data centers and enterprise IT shops also highlights the ongoing trend of polyglot programming. Today's applications and services are based on a wider variety of application components -- languages, frameworks, databases, Web and application servers -- and run on a wider array of infrastructure that includes bare metal servers, traditional data centers, virtual environments, and public, private or hybrid clouds.

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Cassandra gets a clean up and speed up in release 2.1

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OSS

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced on September 11 at the Cassandra Summit, the release of Apache Cassandra v2.1, the open-source, Big Data distributed database.

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Google's About-To-Launch Android One Smartphones Could Further Its Dominance In Emerging Markets

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Android
Google

Google will reveal the first of its series of low-cost phones under the much-awaited Android One, an initiative through which it provides a key set of references for hardware to help device manufacturers make low-cost phones. The phones will be unveiled by Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps in New Delhi on Sept 15.

India is a natural launching ground for the platform that Google eventually wants to take to other economies. The country is the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market where millions of users are making the transition from low-end feature phones to more sophisticated devices. This market opportunity in India and other emerging economies is widely referred to as the ‘next billion’.

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Intel Skylake's MPX Is Closer To Providing Linux Memory Protection

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Linux
OSS

Besides Intel publicly working on Skylake "Gen9" graphics support for Linux, Intel open-source developers are also working on other areas of Skylake hardware enablement for Linux. Work on supporting the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) that are new to the Skylake micro-architecture are still being revised for the Linux kernel and the many other operating system code-bases that need to be updated to work with this security feature.

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AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D Performance For 4K Linux Gaming

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Gaming

While we routinely carry out Ultra HD (4K) Linux graphics/gaming benchmarks at Phoronix, it's generally been conducted with the proprietary NVIDIA and AMD graphics drivers since the open-source drivers traditionally have had a challenge on performance even at 1080p. However, thanks to the maturing open-source Radeon driver stack, it's possible with higher-end AMD graphics processors with the latest open-source Linux driver code to begin running at the 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160.

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'Open and Libre Office projects should reunite'

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LibO
OSS
OOo

The software developers working on Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice - two closely related suites of open source office productivity tools - should overcome their schism and unite to compete with the ubiquitous proprietary alternative, urges Daniel Brunner, head of the IT department of Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court. Merging the two projects will convince more public administrations to use the open source office suite, he believes.

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Free Linux Firewall OS IPFire 2.15 Core 82 Has Windows Active-Directory Single Sign-On Web Proxy

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Android
GNU
Security

Michael Tremer, a developer for the ipfire.org team, has announced that IPFire 2.13 Core 82, a new stable build of the popular Linux-based firewall distribution, is available, bringing quite a few security fixes.

IPFire releases are not usually very big, but this latest update in the series is quite substantial. A number of features and changes have been made and the devs are working to bring even more options to the masses.

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LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

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LibO

The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from nonprofit foundations affect the ethics and work ethic of today's open source community?

For those who haven't heard, the German nonprofit behind the successful open source LibreOffice productivity suite issued a tender document last week at the LibreOffice Conference seeking a bid for the one-off task of extending the LibreOffice document viewer prototype into a basic document editor on Android. It covers all the core program modules: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, and Math.

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Radeon DRM With Linux 3.18 To Support Concurrent Buffer Reads

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Another Radeon DRM driver update pull request has been submitted to drm-next for merging in the Linux 3.18 kernel.

Queued up so far for the Radeon DRM graphics driver in Linux 3.18 includes Userptr support and other changes that include R6xx UVD video decoding support, reset rework handling prep, and other minor changes.

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