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Story Android continues to increase its market share at others’ expenseby Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 9:03pm
Story Real-time enabled Sitara SoC shows up on a COM Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 8:58pm
Story High-end 'upstream' Linux laptop plans to ship in April Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 8:57pm
Story Android essentials: 13 apps I can't live without Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 8:55pm
Story GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 8:45pm
Story 4MLinux Allinone Edition 11.0 Is a Complete OS Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 8:32pm
Story White House CTO calls for open source APIs, visibility for women Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 8:26pm
Story Plasma 5.2 Is Beautiful and Featureful Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 7:55pm
Story Why screen lockers on X11 cannot be secure Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Tiny $26 WiFi-ready IoT SBC runs OpenWRT Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 7:42pm

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Federal Agencies Using Open Source Solutions More Satisfied with Cloud Security: MeriTalk

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Red Hat
Server
OSS

Seventy-five percent of federal IT workers want to move more services to the cloud, but are held back by data control concerns, according to a survey released this week by MeriTalk. According to “Cloud Without the Commitment,” only 53 percent of federal IT workers rate their cloud experience as very successful, the same number as are being held back by fear of long-term contracts.

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Linux Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's Early 2015 GeForce Line-Up

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Following yesterday's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 launch, here's an 11-way comparison looking at all of NVIDIA's Maxwell GPUs as well as many Kepler and Fermi GeForce graphics cards under Linux. Beyond the raw OpenGL performance, the thermal and power efficiency data is also available for the tested range of GeForce 900/700/600/500/400 series graphics cards.

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Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.35 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Beginnings of support for OpenGL core contexts.
- Initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite.
- Some more WBEM objects.
- Various bug fixes.

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Samba Updated for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10

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Ubuntu

In a recent security notice, Canonical has published details about a Samba exploit that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems.

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'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?

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Microsoft

It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.

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It's Windows *10*, Because It's 10 Years Behind Open Source

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Microsoft
OSS

I don't write about Microsoft much here. That's largely because, as I noted recently, open source has won. Well, it's won in the field of supercomputers, cloud computing, Web servers, mobile systems, embedded systems and the Internet of Things. Of course, it hasn't won on the desktop - although there are some interesting indications that even there things may be changing. That means Wednesday's launch of Windows 10 is still important, since it affects the daily lives of many people - far too many. Here, I want to focus on a few key aspects that emerged.

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Google just made it easier to run Linux on your Chromebook

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Linux
Google

Have you ever installed a full desktop Linux system on your Chromebook? It isn’t all the hard, but it is a bit more complex than it should be. New features in the latest version of Chrome OS will make dipping into an alternative operating system easier. For example, you’ll be able to easily boot a full Linux system from a USB drive and use it without any additional hassle!

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Tizen Starts 2015 With a Bang

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Linux

As many of you know, I've been involved with Tizen for quite some time. I manage Tizen at the Linux Foundation, which means I get a unique perspective on the project. And as anybody who has talked with me about what I do, I am a huge supporter of the Tizen platform and its goals, and am a general optimist (including but not limited to Tizen, of course).

2014 was a big year, with Tizen wearables and cameras hitting the market, Tizen IVI 3.0 achieving GENIVI 7.0 compliance, and a lot of interesting platform work on Tizen:Common. 2015 has really gotten off to a great start as well, with the announcements at CES that all new Samsung Smart TVs released in 2015 will run Tizen, starting in February.

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Sub-$100 Cortex-A5 dev board accepts Arduino shields

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Linux

Atmel and Newark Element 14 have launched a Linux based, Arduino shield-expandable “Xplained” development board for Atmel’s Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D4 SoC.

The SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra (SAMA5D4-XULT) follows the SAMA5D3-based SAMA5D3 Xplained, which was developed by Newark Element 14 and Atmel to support the SAMA5D3 system-on-chip. In this case, the Xplained board amplifies the capabilities of the SAMA5D4 SoC announced by Atmel last October. Newark Element14 is the U.S. distributor of U.K.-based Premier Farnell.

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The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys

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GNU
Linux
Server
Interviews

Carlos Horowicz: Planisys is a Cloud Services Provider headquartered in Argentina with its hardware and connectivity infrastructure mainly in U.S. data centers.

Planisys provides businesses with CDN, DNS, and transactional e-mail services focusing on clients with high-traffic requirements like latin american online newspapers.

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Review: Two Android Wear Watches That Are (Almost) Worth Buying

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Reviews
Gadgets

2015 is the year the battle for your wrist goes nuclear, as the highly anticipated Apple Watch will finally hit store shelves.

But it’s not here yet. Watches using Google’s Android Wear, however, are, and they have been getting better since they were first unveiled last June.

Two of the latest watches in the Google camp: Sony’s SmartWatch 3 and LG’s G Watch R. Both watches have unique features that help them stand out from the first wave of Android Wear devices. Sony’s watch offers a standalone GPS, while LG’s has a completely circular display.

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Linus Torvalds to Patch the Kernel for a Witcher 2 Problem

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Gaming

Linus Torvalds is not known to interfere with other projects than the Linux kernel and it must be something really special to get him involved. Well, it looks like the Linux port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings proved to be interesting enough.

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Weekend Viewing: Catch up on LCA 2015

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Movies

With many of the videos from linux.conf.au now available, and a three-day weekend about to hit Australia, there's no excuse not to watch the best talks from last week.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Has Default Compiz Support, All Things Must Wobble – Gallery

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Linux
Ubuntu

The Ubuntu MATE developers have just released the Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Linux distribution, which is now available for download and testing. It's the first one in the new development cycle and it comes with quite a few improvements.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available on IBM Power Platform

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Red Hat
Server

Two open source titans put their rings together and joined forces to announce that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.1 beta is now available on the IBM Power Development platform. Last month Red Hat announced that v7.i beta supported IBM Power Systems based on little endian mode. Today, it is available and ready to use on the platform directly via download as well as at IBM Innovation & Client Centers worldwide.

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PC-BSD Releases Updated Lumina Desktop Environment

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Besides working toward PC-BSD 10.1.1's release, the PC-BSD crew have also been working on improving their Lumina Desktop Environment.

Nearly a year ago I wrote about PC-BSD developing its own desktop environment and months later it was out in alpha form. The new PC-BSD desktop is called Lumina and it's a homegrown environment catered toward the BSDs. The Lumina desktop is FreeDesktop.org/XDG-complaintand they're hoping for it to be an alternative to GNOME or KDE.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Standalone Linux Tests

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Linux

In continuation of this morning's launch-day article for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, the graphics card that's priced at $200 USD and is built on the very power efficient Maxwell architecture, here's some more Linux benchmark results.

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