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  • Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module

    A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things.

    The Nvidia developers have just pushed a new Beta driver out the door and this time it's full of all kinds of OpenGL updates and fixes. It will be a while until all of these changes make their way onto the stable branch of the drivers, but these are pretty important, and it won't take all that long.

  • Survey: Users love their desktops more than their cheapo tablets

    In the same survey last year by ACSI, tablets scored 80 on a 100-point scale, just one point behind desktops at 81. This year, consumers rated tablets at at 75—alongside laptops, which also fell this year, the survey said. The survey criteria require that the respondent purchased a new personal computer in the last years.

  • The 5 states of the modern sysadmin

    I think there’s (at least) 5 states you might find yourself in as a sysadmin in these days:

    Day to day things that aren’t (yet) automated.

    Automating and designing for the future.

    Fires and outages

    Interruptions

    Time to dream

  • KWrite on Mac

    It is still ugly, as scaled on my HiDPI display as the plist file is missing and it crashs on everything (aka open dialog) and has no icons.

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 review
  • Varnish-4.1.0 released, packages for fedora and epel

    Varnish-4.1.0 was recently released, and as usual, I have patched and wrapped up packages for fedora and epel. As 4.1.0 is not api/abi compatible with varnish-4.0, packages for stable releases of epel and fedora are not updated. Varnish-4.1.x will be available in a stable Fedora at latest from f24, though the package recompiles fine on anything from el5 to f23 as well.

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  • Linus Torvalds Wants to See a Real ARM Computer That You Can Develop On One Day

    Freshly returned from the LinuxCon Europe Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel project, has just published a short continuation of the interview with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

  • Why unikernels might kill containers in five years

    Container technologies have received explosive attention in the past year – and rightfully so. Projects like Docker and CoreOS have done a fantastic job at popularizing operating system features that have existed for years by making those features more accessible.ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans

  • Better LLVM IR Generation Coming For RadeonSI

    Well known Mesa developer Marek Olšák has published a new patch series that yields better LLVM IR generation with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.

  • Intel Skylake Tests On Linux 4.3 Bring A Few Changes

    With development activity on the Linux 4.3 kernel settling down, here are some fresh benchmarks comparing the Linux 4.2 and Linux 4.3 Git kernels atop Ubuntu when using an Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake system.

  • qBittorrent 3.2.4 BitTorrent Client Out Now with Fixes for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    The developers of the free, open-source and cross-platform qBittorrent P2P BitTorrent client announced on October 10 the immediate availability for download of what appears to be the last maintenance release in the qBittorrent 3.2 series.

  • Blender 2.76 Brings OpenSubdiv, Better AMD GPU Support
  • Blender 2.76 Free 3D Modelling App Is Out with New Features, Hundreds of Bugfixes

    On October 10, the Blender Foundation pushed a new major version of its amazing open-source, cross-platform, and free 3D modelling software used by numerous animation studios across the globe, Blender 2.76.

    Prominent features of Blender 2.76 include initial support for Pixar's OpenSubdiv geometry subdivision technology, support for tiled strokes in Sculpting, support for text effect strips and subtitle export in the sequencer, and a major performance boost to the view-port functionality.

  • Epiphany Web-Apps: Integrate the Web with Your Desktop

    Are you a frequent user of web apps? Would you prefer them to be more integrated into your desktop? The Epiphany browser can do just that and this article will show you how.

    For me, web apps feel a bit removed from the computing experience. I’d like them to integrate with my desktop more to make it easier and faster to launch them. Most browsers don’t offer this type of integration, so you have to load the browser, navigate to the web app and then login to the web app. Epiphany browser provides tools to seamlessly integrate web apps into the desktop as well as make the web app experience more enjoyable.

  • Have You Tried Tanks Of Freedom? An Open Source Strategy Game

    We have covered Tanks of Freedom before, but this open source strategy game has changed quite a bit since the initial article. I am pleased to see that they have been doing regular releases, and since our initial article they have added new unit movement, new maps, added a new soundtrack, upped the colour palette from 16bit to 32bit and much more.

  • InfiniTrap, A Hardcore 2D Maze Game Made On Linux, We Have Keys For You

    The developer of InfiniTrap has sent in a few keys for us to giveaway, it's interesting because it's made on Linux, and it's pretty hard. It's from the mind of Yanick Bourbeau who recently wrote a Linux game development editorial on gamasutra, so it's nice to see the developer still working away at it.

  • Quirky 7.2 Screenshot Tour
  • Manjaro 15.09-1 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour
  • Drexel Hamilton Begins Coverage on Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) with Buy Rating

    Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) in an analyst report revealed to clients and investors on Friday morning. The financial company set an Buy rating on the $13.74 billion market cap company.

  • Mizuho Reiterates Buy Rating for Red Hat (RHT)
  • Perl6 is now up to date on Debian sid

    Thanks to the help of Daniel Dehennin and Paul Cochrane, The rakudo implementation of Perl 6 is now up to date on Debian/sid.

  • Ending my 6 year tenure on the Ubuntu Community Council

    On September 16th, Michael Hall sent out a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Community Council. I will not be seeking re-election this time around.

    My journey with Ubuntu has been a long one. I can actually pinpoint the day it began, because it was also the day I created my ubuntuforums.org account: March 12th, 2005. That day I installed Ubuntu on one of my old laptops to play with this crazy new Debian derivative and was delighted to learn that the PCMCIA card I had for WiFi actually worked out of the box. No kidding. In 2006 I submitted my first package to Debian and following earlier involvement with Debian Women, I sent my first message to the Ubuntu-Women mailing list offering to help with consolidating team resources. In 2007 a LoCo in my area (Pennsylvania) started up, and my message was the third one in the archives!

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  • A gentle introduction to microservices

    What are microservices? Have you heard the phrase "microservices" used in a discussion of modern application development and wondered what it's all about?

  • There's A Lot Of Exciting AMDGPU DRM Code Brewing For Eventual Catalyst Support

    One of the big items still in the works as part of AMD's unified Linux driver strategy is that the Catalyst proprietary driver will be isolated to user-space and make use of the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. Being publicly now in development in a few code branches are changes to the AMD DRM code for beginning to suit more of it to Catalyst's driver design.

  • Linux Kernel 4.2.3 Is Out with Open vSwitch and IPv6 Fixes, Updated Networking Drivers

    After only 4 days from the release of the second maintenance version of the Linux 4.2 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman comes today, October 3, with news about the release of Linux kernel 4.2.3.

  • Linux Foundation Says Open Source Code Worth $5 Billion
  • Mesa 10.6.9 Released, Marks The End Of The Line: Upgrade To Mesa 11

    Emil Velikov announced Mesa 10.6.9 today as the newest point release for the aging Mesa 10.6 series.

    Mesa 10.6.9 fixes an Intel crash issue with KDE, Unreal Tournament is fixed for Gallium3D drivers, and there are various other Mesa OpenGL fixes.

  • GNOME's 2014 Annual Report Published

    For those wondering about the state of GNOME, their annual report is now available.

    The GNOME Foundation 2014 annual report covers their financial situation, their trademark battle with GroupOn, their temporary financial shortfall due to the OPW project, the hack/developer events engaged in, and much more.

  • KDE Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October, is already landing in Kubuntu Wily
  • Kubuntu 15.10 Will Have KDE Plasma 5.4.2

    Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" is being released later this month and it will feature the very latest KDE Plasma 5.4 point release.

    Plasma 5.4.2 isn't being released until next week but the Kubuntu crew is pushing it early into 15.10 Wily now to ensure it arrives with the 15.10 debut.

  • Randa Meetings update

    I am really not a person who blogs much and its bit late, please bare with me in case if anyone does not like the way article is written or how it is formatted. I really feel good being KDE user since 2005. Officially I started coding / contributing to minor stuff in KDE in 2010. Switzerland is an awesome place and I really liked Randa. Speaking of Switzerland, for me those trains are art of engineering. I would like to thank KDE e.v. and other sponsors for making this event happen.

  • KaOS 2015.10 Officially Released with a Gorgeous KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop, Wayland Session

    On October 2, Anke Boersma had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.10 GNU/Linux computer operating system.

  • KaOS 2015.10 KDE-focused Linux distro available now

    While I am a GNOME fan, I recognize how wonderful KDE is too. If you prefer a traditional desktop user interface, KDE is a smart choice. Not only is it it easy to use for beginners, but it offers a ton of customization options for advanced users too.

    There are quite a few KDE-based Linux distros, such as Kubuntu, Linux Mint KDE, and Netrunner, but the lesser known KaOS offers a more pure experience. This distro has a goal of remaining lean, while being fairly bleeding edge regarding KDE packages -- it is a great showcase for the desktop environment. Today, version 2015.10 sees release, and you can download it now.

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  • Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15 Released

    Calculate Linux 15 was released today in its KDE, MATE, and Xfce desktop spins along with Calculate Linux Directory Server, Linux Scratch, Scratch Server, and Media Center editions.

  • Ubuntu To Make It Easier To Ship Micro-Release Updates, New Features Post-LTS

    Generally Ubuntu Linux hasn't allowed new minor point releases of software to be sent down as stable release updates (SRUs) once the Ubuntu release ships, but there's been many exceptions, and now Ubuntu's Technical Board has agreed to make changes to make it easier to send down micro-release updates as well as offering new features to existing LTS (Long-Term Support) releases.

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    Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as the hardware they purchased. Florent feels that the current proprietary platforms do not guarantee this, and this was the basis for AsteroidOS. He wanted his open source smartwatch operating system to provide freedom with free software, more privacy than other wearable platforms offer, interoperability so it could communicate with other devices, modularity that enabled the user to tweak and change the OS as they see fit, the ability to port the software to as many devices as possible, and gathering a community who is passionate about the platform.
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