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  • IBM partners with Linux in new mainframe push

    Earlier this year, IBM launched the new z13 mainframe, its first in nearly three years. Bolstered by strong sales, the company is putting more of a focus on mainframes, partnering with Linux in a new strategy.

  • Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

    Google's OnHub is a WiFi router that also has home automation support for their Nest products as well as support for devices using the Zigbee, ZWave, and Thread protocols. OnHub is designed to be easy to setup via a mobile app, its firmware is self-updating, and is optimized for today's (largely streaming) web needs.

  • Arch-based Antergos Refreshed, Installer Overhaul
  • Another big update in slackware-current

    But the real interesting stuff is not just those sheer number of updated packages – it’s the new 4.1.6 Linux kernel, the gcc 4.9.3 compiler suite, glibc 2.22 C libraries, mesa 10.6.4, a new libepoxy package which was required to get glamor 1.0.0 into the xorg-server… exciting times for the adventurous who are running slackware-current!

  • Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation

    “We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Falls 3.54% for August 21

    One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Friday August 21 was Red Hat Inc. (RHT). The company’s stock fell 3.54% to $72.47 on volume of 1.27 million shares.

  • Fedora's Rawhide Might See Some Changes

    Rawhide, the name of Fedora's development version and repository, may be restructured and improved as part of an initiative following discussions last week at the distribution's Flock conference.

  • GSoC 2015: Wrap up report
  • Quickest path to a local apt repository

    As I’m writing this, DebConf 15 is coming to an end. I spend most of my time improving the situation of the Haskell Packages in Debian, by improving the tooling and upgrading our packages to match Stackage 3.0 and build against GHC 7.10. But that is mostly of special interest (see this mail for a partial summary), so I’d like to use this post to advertise a very small and simple package I just uploaded to Debian:

  • Canonical Updated Firefox On All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

    Most likely, Canonical has forgot to replace Yahoo with Google as the default search engine, the Firefox browser for other platforms using Yahoo.

  • The Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update May Be Delayed
  • GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git
  • The GCC Developers May Move The Development From SVN To Git

    At the GNU Tools Cauldron 2015 in Prague, the developers have announced that they are thinking of switching to Git as the default version control system. A mailing list has been created and the developers have started asking questions.

today's leftovers

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today's leftovers

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today's leftovers

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today's leftovers

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today's leftovers

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  • On August and Broken Electronics

    He fixed the Strata fast and, as I tested the KDE effects on PCLinuxOS, he was impressed by the beauty of Linux. He also praised the solid construction of the Strata. He said that other clients have cracked the screen of their laptops with less than what I did to mine.

  • Best Linux Browsers

    Choosing the best Linux browser for your needs requires just a bit of homework: Web browsers for the Linux desktop have evolved over the years, just as they have for other popular desktop platforms. With this evolution, both good and bad revelations have been discovered. Revelations from new functionality, to broken extensions, and so forth. In this article, I'll serve as your guide through these murky waters to help you discover the best in Linux browsers.

  • Manjaro 0.8.13.1 LXDE Screenshot Tour
  • Robolinux 8.1 MATE Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo Package Repository now using Git

    Good things come to those who wait: The main Gentoo package repository (also known as the Portage tree or by its historic name gentoo-x86) is now based on Git.

  • The problem of SD mux

    I keep being asked about automated bootloader testing and the phrase which crops up is “SD mux” – hardware to multiplex SD card access (typically microSD). Each time, the questioner comes up with a simple solution which can be built over a weekend, so I’ve decided to write out the actual objective, requirements and constraints to hopefully illustrate that this is not a simple problem and the solution needs to be designed to a fully scalable, reliable and maintainable standard.

  • Mycroft Is an AI for Your Home Powered by Raspberry Pi 2 and Ubuntu Snappy

    Mycroft is what you would describe as a house computer, a device connected to your house, which acts like a virtual artificial intelligence. In this case, it's a clever mini PC named Mycroft, which is based on Raspberry Pi 2 and runs Ubuntu Snappy Core.

  • VIA Rolls Out Fanless, Ruggedized PC Powered By Quad-Core x86 Eden CPU
  • Rugged box-PC runs Linux on new quad-core Via Eden CPU
  • My ZTE Open Phone Finally Came Back!

    Sometime ago, I managed to upgrade my Firefox OS on the ZTE Open to version 1.2. However, this upgrade broke many things, like the GPS and other features.

today's leftovers

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today's leftovers

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today's leftovers

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  • Lenovo's ThinkPad P50 and P70 laptops have Windows 10 and Linux configurations

    More exciting, however, is that Linux-based operating systems are optional as well. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu can be configured to meet your needs.

  • Six outdated myths about Linux

    Linux has gotten a lot of attention over the last ten years, but certain outdated myths still persist about it. TechRepublic has a list of these myths and explains why they simply aren't true.

  • Confusing Treasure for Junk in Linuxland

    There was no mistaking the ire in his voice. I pushed him to tell me what he didn’t consider junk. Instead he began walking down the west wall of the shop, pointing repeatedly at desktop after desktop. “Some of these machines are six years old. How are you ‘helping’ anyone by giving them these pieces of garbage?”

    The good host was completely gone from me now. All that remained was a dangerous anger I knew I had to control. I asked him just what kind of computers or laptops did he not consider to be junk. I asked him just where I was supposed to get computers that met his approval. I reminded him that we lived and died by the computers businesses and individuals donated, and that we upgraded every computer to its maximum potential before it left our facility.

  • More on WebM rate control

    In my last post, I mentioned that libvpx had rate control issues; or more accurately, that libvpx as used by VLC (through FFmpeg) had. Seemingly that was actually fixed a while ago by Ilkka Ollakka; VLC now (well, since late 2013) automatically sets half a second VBV by default. I normally use one, but half a second is totally fine, too, and it will keep the bitrate use from spiraling out of control when you switch from e.g. a static slide to a fade.

  • HEVC/H.265 Video Decode Is Present In VDPAU For AMDGPU

    There is indeed the support in place with the latest Git of the open-source AMD Linux driver code.

  • Last Chance to Get the Excellent Invisible, Inc. on Steam at a 40% Discount

    Invisible, Inc., a turn-based strategy game developed and published on Steam for Linux by Klei Entertainment, is now available at a 40% discount. The promotion will end in less than 12 hours.

  • Akademy 2015 – where awesome things happen
  • Slackel 4.14.3 KDE Live Screenshot Tour
  • Reproducible builds: week 15 in Stretch cycle

    As you might have noticed, Debian sid is currently largely uninstallable, due to the GCC 5 transition, which also can be see in our reproducibility test setup. Please help!

  • Debian/TeX Live 2015.20150810-1

    For those who are starving for some updates while the big gcc5 transitions brings the rest of Debian/sid to a halt, here is some fresh meat, a new TeX Live checkout. Nothing spectacular new here, just the usual big bunch of updates of and several new packages. Maybe worthwhile mentioning is that luasseq has been reincorporated into the TeX Live packages. Thanks to the maintainer for his work till now!

  • Kodi 15.1 Release Candidate Is Now Available
  • the future is here

    That's right, boys and girls, a compiler with a bigger resident size than Firefox. Three times bigger.

  • Security advisories for Monday
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