Android TV box to run KitKat on quad-core Cortex-A17

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Android
Linux

Ugoos is readying a “UT3″ media player mini-PC that will run Android 4.4 on a Rockchip quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 SoC, and will support 4K video output.

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Linux and the Post-XP Cry for Help

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Linux
Microsoft

Should XP users upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 or switch to Linux? "When I converted a bunch of XP machines to GNU/Linux, my administrative workload plunged because GNU/Linux just keeps on working," said blogger Robert Pogson. "No Patch Tuesdays. No malware. No constant re-imaging. No replacing PCs every few years. We even tripled the number of PCs in the system and still the workload was trivial."

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New MakuluLinux Released and Reviewed

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Linux
Reviews

Ken Miller, Makulu forum moderator, wrote this weekend to announce the release of MakuluLinx 6 MATE. This release, based on Debian Testing, features MATE 1.8, Linux 3.13.7 PAE, and systemd support. MakuluLinux 6 also introduced a new installer that Jamie Watson calls much improved.

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Cinnamon 2.2 out not, ready for Linux Mint 17

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GNU
Linux

When we spoke to clem last year about the future of Linux Mint, he revealed to us that Cinnamon 2.0 would be released with Linux Mint 16 and not use a GNOME backend. The plan was to get the initial release out the door so the team could work on any bugs over the next six months before Ubuntu’s big LTS release and Linux Mint 17.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

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Leftovers: Screenshots

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Reviews

Red Hat announces OpenShift Marketplace

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Red Hat

Red Hat says in a press statement, “With its OpenShift Marketplace, Red Hat aims to reduce the search time and cost of finding the perfect solution for customers seeking value-added OpenShift partner add-ons. Customers and developers will be able to easily search for third-party OpenShift solutions and add-on productivity offerings, including database, email delivery services, messaging queues, application performance monitoring and more, all managed from a central location.”

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Qt4 Music Player `YaRock` 0.9.66 Released With Internet Radio Stream Search, More

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KDE
Software

YaRock lets you browse your local music collection based on cover art but obviously, it also lets you easily search and filter your music collection, providing various views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, years, etc. and it includes features such as: music collection database (SQLite 3), playlists support, can play radio streams, Mp3Gain tag support for volume normalization, Last.fm scrobbler, command line and Mpris interfaces, smart playlists, favourites support, automatically downloads cover art and more.

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Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) to Reach End of Life by the End of April

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu developers have changed their policy regarding the support period of non-LTS versions of Ubuntu, starting with the 13.04 version. This created a strange situation where Ubuntu 13.04, which had nine months of support, reached end of life before Ubuntu 12.10, which was the last with 18 months of support.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Maxwell GPUs Light Up On Linux 3.15

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For any early GTX 750 owners, before getting too excited, the support is very preliminary. For the GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti graphics cards I tested them today on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64 doing a clean install and then using the latest daily Linux 3.15 kernel package from the Ubuntu mainline kernel archive. With both graphics cards, the system booted up fine on Linux 3.15 with the Nouveau DRM driver taking care of the kernel mode-setting for this hardware. In fact, it mode-set correctly for dual-link DVI on a 30-inch Samsung 2560 x 1600 display for these two mid-range graphics cards.

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Canonical Releases the Most Stable and Advanced Ubuntu Touch Version So Far

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Ubuntu

“It's been ages since I haven't been able to say it, but... we have a new promoted image (#294)! This image is now the best ubuntu Touch image we never had. It's been a tedious path to get there, so we hope you will enjoy it! People on the devel channel will be able to get the new scope design experience as per numerous other features and bug fixes since latest promoted image (#250). This, week-end, multiple images have been spinned. Some blocker fixes, some regressions went in and are now fixed,” said Canonical’s Didier Roche.

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How to run XP on Linux Mint with Oracle VirtualBox

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Linux
Microsoft

VirtualBox, like any hypervisor, likes all the system resources it can get. Therefore, if you want to migrate your old XP box to Linux Mint and you have an older PC, you may not be able to use VirtualBox to run XP. In my experience, you could squeeze XP on top of Linux Mint and VirtualBox on a system with 1GB of RAM, but it's going to be ugly. You want at least 2GBs of RAM and a 1GHz AMD or Intel processor.

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MakuluLinux: Awesome Debian-Based Distro Ships with MATE 1.8

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Reviews
Debian

MakuluLinux Mate Imperium Edition has been released a few hours ago, and being based on Debian Testing, I took it for a test drive. This is a good opportunity to have a look at the latest MATE 1.8, since Ubuntu Trusty only includes the 1.6 version in the repositories, and for the Mint release we’ll probably have to wait for about another month.

But except for MATE, some very interesting choices make MakuluLinux Imperium Edition stand out: it comes by default with applications like Steam, Wine, PlayOnLinux and even the Kingsoft Office suite instead of LibreOffice. Upon installing MakuluLinux, you have the possibility to choose which components will be installed and which not.

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It Doesn't Look Like AMD Mantle Is Coming To Linux, SteamOS

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Linux
Gaming

A few days ago when word got out that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming out for Linux, many speculated and wondered whether this game would be the launch title for AMD's Mantle graphics API to be introduced on Linux. It's already been confirmed that Beyond Earth will feature a Mantle renderer to complement OpenGL, but will AMD's Catalyst Linux driver bring support for Mantle?

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Cinnamon 2.2

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Linux
GNOME

On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 2.2!

This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” planned for the end of May and will then be backported to LMDE Update Pack 9.

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UK's IT security agency: Communities are key for standards

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OSS

The quality of support from a software community is key to the lifecycle of a technical standard, says Chris Ulliott, Technical Director at the UK's Technical Authority for information assurance, CESG. "We love open standards, they make life easier."

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GCC 4.9 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks For Faster Binaries

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For those curious about the impact of modern compiler tuning CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS when using the GCC 4.9 compiler with an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processor, here are many benchmarks of many C/C++ code-bases when testing a variety of compiler optimization levels and other flags.

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DPL election is over, Lucas Nussbaum re-elected

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Debian

The Debian Project Leader election has concluded and the winner is Lucas Nussbaum. Of a total of 1003 developers, 401 developers voted using the Condorcet method.

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