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Story Mozilla and Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2015 - 7:39am
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 28/07/2015 - 7:30am
Story Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 10:05pm
Story Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:21pm
Story FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:14pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: MariaDB Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 5:09pm
Story UK health service nurtures open source communities Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 5:04pm
Story LG's got a flip phone that runs Android Lollipop Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 5:01pm
Story Next-gen Android One phone launches in India for $176 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:56pm
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update with All the Latest Linux Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:48pm

We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec

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NetSurf and OSCON

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Linux Holds Its Own in VDI

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Anyone who still thinks that Linux is some sort of second-class citizen when it comes to virtual desktop infrastructure hasn't been keeping up. New products are allowing IT departments to mix virtualized Linux desktops with those using Windows, without sacrificing any graphics performance.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
  • Intel's Mesa DRI Driver Now Supports Shader Subroutines
  • Where AMD's Catalyst Driver Does The Best On Linux

    Earlier this week I finished up a 15-way AMD/NVIDIA graphics card comparison on Linux with the very latest proprietary Linux drivers. That earlier article focused on the OpenGL performance and simply put the Catalyst performance on the tested Radeon hardware was abysmal compared to NVIDIA's Linux driver performance. However, there is one area where the Catalyst Linux driver really excels at performance and routinely beats out the green competition.

FSF Events

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GNU

Stackable SBC sandwich runs Linux on ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC

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Linux

Sundance’s sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Xilinx Zynq SoC, offers VITA57.1 FMC-LPC I/O, and stacks via a PCIe/104 OneBank expansion bus.

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Gets One Last Linux Kernel Update

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Ubuntu

On July 23, we reported that the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system reached end-of-life and that Canonical urges all users that still run the Utopic distribution to upgrade to the current stable release, Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), as soon as possible.

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Linux Mint 17/17.1 KDE and Xfce Users Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2

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Linux

Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project, has announced on July 23 that the upgrade path from the Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) and Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) distributions to the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system is now open for all editions.

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Linux 4.3 Will Have Many Intel Graphics Improvements, Better For Skylake

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Linux

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has sent in many Intel DRM driver changes to be queued up in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.3 kernel.

This drm-intel-next load is quite big given that there's three batches of changes due to Vetter having held off on sending out this pull request for the code to land in DRM-Next.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Calibre Gets Support for the Crazy Expensive and Fun SONY DPT-S1

    The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software, has been updated to version 2.33. It's one of the smallest updates, and it's just here to bring support for an important new device and deliver a few small changes.

  • Jack Wallen Gets It

    In 2015, we see the huge sluggishness of Wintel markets. This will motivate retailers to seek other solutions. Better GNU/Linux on those retail shelves than a product that’s not selling… Last Christmas was a wake-up call for retailers. GNU/Linux sold well, and “8.1” did not. Q1 of 2015 showed huge increases in usage of GNU/Linux according to web-stats. When school resumes in the north, I expect more increases. Then, what worked last Christmas will work again. 2015 will be the last year we see reluctance on the part of retailers to sell GNU/Linux. They’ve seen what Android/Linux has done. They will be ready to give GNU/Linux a try on the desktops. The OEMs are OK with whatever ships because the lock-in to M$ is gone. US DOJ v M$ and EU v M$ fixed that.

  • GUADEC presentation preview: compiling GNOME apps with the Meson build system

    If you talk with software developers, sooner or later the topic drifts to tools. The most obvious one is the editor. People really love their editors and are happy to talk about the wonderful features they have and how they increase productivity. The second tool is the compiler, which also receive a lot of praise. The compilers we have today are massively better, faster and more powerful than ones from just 10 years ago. And then there’s the build systems, which are, well…

  • openSUSE releases first milestone for Leap

    Leap1The newest openSUSE release Leap 42.1, which is based on core SUSE Linux Enterprise source code, has just released its first development milestone.

  • openSUSE Leap 42.1 Is Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, Milestone 1 Ready for Testing

    We reported the other day that the openSUSE Project had plans on publishing the first development milestone of their anticipated openSUSE Leap 42.1 operating system, which promises to change the openSUSE Linux distribution as we know it.

  • libuser vulnerabilities

    It was discovered that the libuser library contains two vulnerabilities which, in combination, allow unprivileged local users to gain root privileges. libuser is a library that provides read and write access to files like /etc/passwd, which constitute the system user and group database. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux it is a central system component.

  • Thursday's security updates

Leftovers: OSS

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Dell Venue 8 Tablet, Nvidia Shield Portable jump ahead to Android 5.1

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Android

A pair of Android tablets are climbing the update mountain to the peak of Android 5.1. They’re the highlight in a slower-than-usual week for Android devices, especially with the first-generation AT&T Moto X pushed back to a holding pattern.

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Container standards: Patching over the cracks

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Server

Containers are coming together on Internet time. That's because, as Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director, explained in his OSCon, keynote that "Containers will change the datacenter in the same way that shipping containers changed global trade. They will shift IT from a server view of the world to an application view of the world."

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Ubuntu Phone review: years in the making, but still not consumer-ready

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Ubuntu

The smartphone arena is dominated by two operating systems. Gartner's latest figures show that during the first three months of 2015, iOS and Android devices accounted for almost 97 percent of global smartphone sales. With established alternatives from Microsoft and BlackBerry already fighting for the leftovers, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity for new players. Canonical, maker of the popular Linux distro Ubuntu, is taking on the challenge regardless. With a version of Ubuntu built specifically for mobile, it's hoping to shake up the current duopoly with a fresh approach to content consumption. That's the plan, anyway, but after spending some time getting to know the OS, it's clear Canonical has a lot of work to do if Ubuntu Phone is ever going to be a viable option for even casual smartphone users.

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NBD Vulnerabilities Fixed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

Details about NBD vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have now been published by Canonical in a security notification.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat
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