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A Collection of Secret Linux Humor

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Humor

Who says Linux nerds can't be funny? Enjoy this collection of amusing man pages and prank programs.

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Valve’s OpenGL debugger is being developed on Kubuntu along with Ubuntu & Linux MInt

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Gaming

Valve team is working on a new tool to facilitate game developers on Linux. VOGL is an OpenGL tracer/debugger which will be used to analyse OpenGL calls. VOGL was announced in the Steam Dev Days conference. The debugger is being developed on Linux natively. It will be an open source project.

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Meizu Russia confirms “Ubuntu rumors”

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Ubuntu

Yup, just as we’ve told you before, Ubuntu is coming to a Meizu smartphone near you. We still don’t have the official announcement, but details keep coming.

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Linux Kernel Updates Add Features for Mobile, Cloud, Big Data

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Linux kernel version 3.13, the latest release of the open source operating system, is out as of Jan. 20. Alongside the usual slew of code updates that only geeks can fully appreciate, this release brings with it some key new features that could impact the future of open source platforms for e-commerce, personal computing and more.

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Also: Linux 3.13 Improves Networking, Memory Performance

Linux: the future of gaming

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Gaming

Whether or not you think games are important for Linux, the stone cold reality is that they significantly drive mainstream interest in any operating system. As I wrote in the feature for LXF179, Linux: the Future of Gaming, this was a lesson Gabe Newell learnt back in the early 1990s while working for Microsoft – and it changed the direction of his career.

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PiPad: The Raspberry Pi tablet

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Makers love Raspberry Pi mini-board Linux computers. There's almost nothing you can't do with them. You can use them as a server, a universal language translator, and, even as a supercomputer. Now, believe it or not, someone's made the inexpensive Linux board for the heart of a tablet: the PiPad.

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Can Android Challenge Embedded Linux?

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A line should be drawn between true embedded Linux distros and Android's solitary distro adapted for embedded consumer functions, said Suse's Matthias Eckermann. He does not see Android going into enterprise areas involving integrated systems. "With flexibility, Android is one stack and one purpose. That is not the case with a full-fledged embedded Linux used for multiple purposes."

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Mars Kids Explore Their Potential With Kano

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Kano began raising funds in December of 2013. Their goal was to raise $100,000 to expand their ability to manufacture and sell a kit that not only taught kids how to use a computer, but how to build one and how to write code to use on that computer as well. It’s designed to fire the interest and imagination of future Anita Borgs and Linus Torvalds.

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Bodhi Linux could easily become a desktop distribution contender

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I've covered this particular Linux distribution a number of times. For a long while, it was my favorite flavor of Linux. Eventually, once audio recording became a must-have, I had to sadly leave Bodhi behind. During my absence, both Bodhi and Enlightenment, the window manager (Figure A), have matured quite a bit. Both are incredibly stable and lightning fast (the speed of Bodhi on a solid state drive is almost mind blowing). But even with its incredible growth, Bodhi is still relegated to the fringes of desktop usage.

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Broadwell Audio, Better PM For Sound In Linux 3.14

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Initial audio support for Intel's Broadwell, the 2014 successor to Haswell. We've seen various Broadwell bits land in Linux 3.13 for graphics, etc, but it looks like the Linux 3.14 kernel will end up being the baseline for decent "out of the box" Broadwell support.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.

Microsoft EEE and Openwashing