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Cool and flexible: The Linux alternative

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GNU
Linux

Have you ever wondered what happened to Linux? Linux is the free software created through the open source development process that many technology enthusiasts had predicted would revolutionise the world of computing.

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X.Org Server 1.14.6 & X.Org Server 1.15.1 Released

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

There's stable release updates out this Sunday evening for the X.Org Server.

Matt Dew has announced the releases of xorg-server 1.14.6 and 1.15.1.

The X.Org Server 1.14.6 release has 15 fixes/changes over the 1.14.5 point release.

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Linux 3.15-rc1 Was Just Released & It's Real Big

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Linux

The first release candidate to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available and it marks the close of the kernel merge window for about two months. Linux 3.15 is poised to be a very exciting kernel release.

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Taking Kubuntu 14.04 for a Spin: What’s Up in KDE 4.13?

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KDE
Ubuntu

Kubuntu versions usually ship with a pretty standard set up of KDE, and Trusty makes no exception. You will find the clean, default and usual KDE interface, but fear not, for it is highly configurable and you can practically make it look and behave in any way you like it. Kubuntu Trusty will ship in four days with one of the latest and bleeding edge versions of KDE, 4.13.0.

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Open source gives new life to old Windows XP machines

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Linux

Linux has become the dominant operating system for internet sites, powering Google, Facebook, YouTube and many others. It is also the dominant operating system powering Android phones and tablets, televisions, home routers and many other devices.

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Tesla Model S owners hack their cars, find Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

After wiring into the car's communications system, forum user "nlc" was able to find a number of ports and tap into the data flowing to the center console and navigation screens. Others soon joined in the fun and amongst the slightly esoteric bits of information the "hackers" eventually discovered was that the sub-system runs on a version of Ubuntu operating system, which is a Linux variant.

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Chris Roberts Confirms Linux Support for Star Citizen?

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Linux
Gaming

One of the users of Reddit named ‘Moyels’ has posted a quote, which suggests that Star Citizen might get the support for Linux after all.
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Linux 3.15 Can Almost Be Compiled Under LLVM's Clang

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Linux

A few hours ago I wrote about the most interesting features for the Linux 3.15 kernel from my perspective as it didn't look like anything else interesting would be introduced this late in the merge window before the imminent 3.15-rc1. However, this time I've been happily proven wrong with Clang patches being added to the Linux 3.15 kernel.

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One Week Until Lubuntu 14.04: Lightweight, LTS, Tidy [Overview with Screenshots]

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Ubuntu

With Ubuntu 14.04 closing in to the release date, which is set for April 17th, I took Lubuntu for a spin from the daily live ISO image. Lubuntu is the most lightweight distribution in the Ubuntu family (the other one being Xubuntu which uses Xfce), using LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment), as well as a set of applications intended to be low on resources.

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Linux 3.15 Picks Up New Notebook Support

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Linux

The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support.

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Linux 3.15 Can Resume From Suspend 7~12x Faster

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Early on in the Linux 3.15 merge window there were improvements to significantly speed-up suspend and resume for systems, but now there's another late merge of a patch that has the capability of speeding up the resume time from suspend by 7~12x for at least some laptop/desktop systems.

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Linksys launches new router with open source code

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OSS
Gadgets

Linksys has started shipping a new router, and it’s touting its latest offering as the first consumer-grade Wi-Fi router to provide thorough wireless coverage throughout the home through its four external antennas.

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Fedora Present and Future: a Fedora.next 2014 Update (Part III, “Governance, Progress, and More Ideas”)

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Red Hat

The idea is really to make more people feel empowered, not to introduce more bureaucracy. And, as Fedora continues to get bigger, some of the things that FESCo currently does can be delegated. FESCo meetings won’t be four hours every week, because many of the technical decisions can be offloaded to these working groups, so it’s a structure that’s set up for growth.

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Btrfs Gets A Few More Linux 3.15 Changes

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Linux

For the Linux 3.15 kernel were already a lot of Btrfs bug and performance fixes, but now late into the 3.15 merge window have been some more fixes.

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Desperately Seeking Linux Programmers

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Linux

Few people know just how pervasive Linux has become, and that is causing a big problem for companies that increasingly rely on it. "There is a shortage of software developers in the U.S. The employment rate for these jobs is down to 2.3 percent in the last quarter. The opportunity for jobs is now there for people who come in to get this training," said Dice President Shravan Goli.

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Best Alternative App Stores for Linux

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GNU
Linux

The concept of app stores, though popularized by Apple, followed by Android, has been around for a long time. In fact, Linuxians know that it was in the penguinian world of software that the concept of app store basically originated. A software housing a collection of apps stored in a convenient location was something Linux users have loved and still love.

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Overclocking w/ Linux, Heartbleed Ideas, and LibreOffice 4.2.3

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LibO
Linux

Today in Linux news is a lot of suggestions on what to do to avoid the pitfalls of Heartbleed and InfoWorld.com runs down some in simple terms. In other news, Phoronix.com is reporting that NVIDIA overclocking is back with latest drivers. And finally, a fresh LibreOffice 4.2.3 was released yesterday.

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Budge up VMware, array upstart Tintri's ramming in Red Hat Linux KVM

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Linux
Red Hat

Tintri will demonstrate support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization using Linux's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) at the Red Hat Summit 2014, which will be held in San Francisco, California, between 14 and 17 April.

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Linux KVM Virtualization comes to IBM Power servers soon

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Linux
Server

In a blog posting, Jim Wasko, Director of IBM’s Linux Technology Center, said "that a Power Systems version of KVM, PowerKVM, will be available on IBM’s next generation Power Systems servers tuned for Linux before the end of the quarter."

Porting KVM to Power has not been easy. IBM has been working hard on it since 2011. Sources say that PowerKVM will be available both from Red Hat and SUSE in their main enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

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Salix MATE 14.1 Beta 1 Is Based on MATE 1.8

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Linux

Salix MATE 14.1 Beta 1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the MATE desktop environment, is ready for testing and download.

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