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SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 NVIDIA Performance

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Overall, the SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 results aren't too far removed from other Linux vs. Windows NVIDIA GeForce graphics card benchmarking results delivered in the past on Phoronix. Generally the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver can deliver comparable performance to that of the Windows GeForce driver due to the largely shared code-base between platforms, which again is the case here with SteamOS just being a derivative of Debian Linux.

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Updated Debian 7: 7.3 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 7 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old wheezy CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.

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Linux navigating photon laser disturbance in Google self-driving cars

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Linux is making impressive inroads (sorry) in the field of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), the automobile technology we use to group navigation, entertainment, location-based services, external connectivity to social media and even radio usage.

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Kerala Government To Distribute 10,000 Raspberry Pi In Schools

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The project has been successful globally so far and the foundations announced the production of 2 million Raspberry Pi computers globally in November this year.

At the event, Chandy also reiterated that the Government will set aside Rs 500 cr from its annual budget to invest in making Kerala a startup hub. This was first announced in September.

Earlier, Kerala government had also announced a student entrepreneurship policy under which 20% grace attendance and 4% grace marks would be given to students who start a venture. Kerala celebrated September 12 as entrepreneurship day.

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Linux Kernel Works To Make Better Random Reseeding

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While /dev/random was made faster and more random in Linux 3.13, in light of the NSA controversies and that Intel/VIA hardware encryption and random generators may not even be trustworthy, there's been a rework in how reseeding happens for the Linux kernel's random component.

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Munich signs off on Open Source project

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Munich famously decided to go open source back in 2003, citing a desire to be independent of big, bad, vendor-land and save a few Euros along the way. To that end the city decided to adopt Linux on the desktop and server, open-source productivity tools and free software everywhere.

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RJ45-sized Linux networking server goes IPv6

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Lantronix announced an IPv6 certified version of its tiny, RJ45-sized embedded Linux networking server called the XPort Pro Lx6 aimed at IoT applications.

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Linux 3.13-rc4 Kernel Released, But It's Too Big

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The Linux 3.13 kernel has been humming along quite nicely and it brings with it many new Linux kernel features, but in the past week there's been too many merges compared to release candidates in past weeks, according to Linus. This release is also longer than normal in that Linus has moved the RC releases back to his preferred Sunday cycle.

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Lenovo X201 Support Comes To Coreboot

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The Lenovo X201 from the Intel Celpella platform (Ibex Peak + Core i3/i5/i7 Clarksfield/Arrandale processors) is now supported by Coreboot as an open-source replacement to Lenovo's proprietary BIOS.

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Running The SteamOS Kernel On Ubuntu Linux

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It is possible to install Valve's SteamOS modified Linux kernel onto an Ubuntu Linux installation, but I would recommend against doing so, at least for now.

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