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Gorgeous Birdie 2.0 Twitter Client for Linux Is Now Available for Beta Testing

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GNU
Linux

Remember when we told you that the developers of the excellent Birdie Twitter client for GNU/Linux operating system announced that they would start work on the next major release, version 2.0, but only for elementary OS?

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Linux 4.5-rc3

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Linux

It's Sunday afternoon, and everything is normal. And that means that
there's a new rc release right on time.

It's slightly bigger than I'd like, but not excessively so (and not
unusually so). Most of the patches are pretty small, although the diff
is utterly dominated by the (big) removal a couple of staging rdma
drivers that just weren't going anywhere. Those removal patches are
90% of the bulk of the diff.

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Q4OS Linux Distro Adds a Trinity Repository, Now Ready for ARM Devices

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Linux

Softpedia has been informed earlier today, February 7, by the developers of the Q4OS Linux distribution about the immediate availability for download of the seventh point release in the Q4OS 1.4 "Orion" series.

Q4OS 1.4.7 "Orion" is, in fact, a small, yet important maintenance release, which gives users full access to all the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) packages by default, thanks to the implementation of a system-wide Trinity software repository.

This way, Q4OS users won't have to add manually any third-party Trinity Desktop Environment software repositories anymore. Besides this important change, Q4OS 1.4.7 delivers the usual security patches and software updates.

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C.H.I.P. and Raspberry Pi 2

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Linux
Hardware
  • C.H.I.P. – Not A Replacement For Beast, But A Useful Controller Board

    I’ve been looking for an ARMed replacement for Beast’s power-sucking/fanfull/large corpse. This isn’t it. It is a very well documented controller that ships with a minimal installation of Debian GNU/Linux complete with GUI. I could, for instance, use this thing to make a pulsewidth modulator for a power supply. It’s obviously overkill for such a task but at the advertised price, $9, it’s OK.

  • Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

    If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

    The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.

Five reasons I roll with Arch Linux, and why you should too

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Linux

Installing Arch Linux is a bit like building your own house. You have to dig the foundation, erect the walls, build the roofs, run the plumbing and electrical wiring around it … and all the rest of it. In other words, installing Arch Linux is not at all like renting an apartment, just moving in, and letting the landlord take care of everything else.

Arch is the primary distro that runs on my main system. I do use openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu on it and switch between them from time to time. But I spend the majority of my PC time on the Arch system because I find it to be an excellent distribution for advanced, and new, Linux users. In a nutshell, I am hooked on it. And there are reasons for it.

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More Maru OS

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Android
GNU
Linux
Debian

Q4OS 1.4.7, Orion

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GNU
Linux

Another update of Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available, version 1.4.7. A complete Trinity repository has been added to the system as the main new feature. Access to all the Trinity software were given to users by default, there is no need to add external Trinity repositories anymore. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered as usual.

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Manjaro ARM launched

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GNU
Linux

Hi community,

wonderful news in regard of architecture expanding within Manjaro Linux. It all started with a simple post on our developers mailing list. Somebody wants to do Manjaro for ARM …

Just after one month of development our first alpha release is now ready. So what is this all about?

Manjaro Arm is a project aimed to bring you the simplicity and customability that is Manjaro to ARM devices. These devices are growing in numbers and can be used for any number of applications. Most famous is the Raspberry Pi series and BeagleBoard series.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • VLC Now Has Zero-Copy Support For GStreamer Video Decoding

    It was just last week we got to write about VLC 3.0 features and early planning for VLC 4.0 while this weekend in Git there is another feature to add to the list.

    The latest VLC development code now supports zero-copy GStreamer video decoding. With the zero-copy comes increased efficiency and performance.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying NVIDIA's Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux

    The GeForce GT 710 is a cut-down version of the Kepler GK208, the already low-end core used by the lines of the GT 720 and GT 730 graphics cards as well as the mobile GT 720M/730M/735M/740M graphics processors. This really isn't a graphics card for gamers or anyone needing any serious GPU performance but rather as an upgrade for an entry-level system, someone just wanting to upgrade from their integrated graphics, and other minimally-demanding use-cases.

  • Mesa 11.2 Is Set For Branching In Just Two Weeks, Release In Just Over One Month

    The race is on to see if any of the Mesa/Gallium3D hardware drivers (or core Mesa itself) will reach any new version levels for Mesa 11.2.

  • AMD Is Looking At A Interoperability Interface For OpenCL Outside Of Mesa

    AMD's Marek Olšák has begun exploring an interoperability interface for OpenGL within Mesa and having a non-Mesa OpenCL implementation (not Clover OpenCL Gallium3D).

    Likely as part of their HSA work and hopefully in providing better AMD open-source OpenCL support aside from the (currently limited) Gallium3D Clover state tracker, Marek is trying to hash out an interface for allowing interoperability with "MesaGL" and a non-Mesa OpenCL driver.

Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

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Linux
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