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Flock Followups, 1-week Slip for F21, LinuxCon NA (5tFTW, 2014-08-12)

Thursday 14th of August 2014 02:35:28 AM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. This article summarises the five things for August 12th, 2014:

Linux-based controller mixes Atom SoC with Kintex-7 FPGA

Thursday 14th of August 2014 01:38:17 AM
NI’s new 4-slot CompactRIO control system combines a dual-core Atom E3825 with a Kintex-7 FPGA, and features industrial temperatures and NI Real-Time Linux.

IndieBox: for Gamers Who Miss Boxes!

Thursday 14th of August 2014 12:41:06 AM
There are lots of cool ideas on the Internet that never really make it out of the "startup" phase. IndieBox has been around only for a few months, but I really, really hope it catches on.

Is the Samsung Galaxy Alpha just another clone of Apple's iPhone?

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 11:43:55 PM
In today's Android roundup: Some think that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha bears a suspicious resemblance to Apple's iPhone. Plus: Android 4.4 KitKat adoption rate increases, and how to extend the battery life of your Android device.

CoreOS takes Manhattan with Quay container-hosting gobble

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 10:46:44 PM
Cloud-friendly Linux vendor CoreOS has snapped up Docker container hosting startup Quay for an undisclosed sum, in a move designed to flesh out its offering for business customers. "We are building out a set of products to offer a complete solution for users who are running their infrastructure in this new, container-y way," CoreOS founder and CEO Alex Polvi told The Reg in a phone briefing. "Quay, in joining us, is definitely part of that story."

Are the Linux versus Windows flame wars finally coming to an end?

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 09:49:33 PM
In today's open source roundup: The Linux versus Windows wars may be coming to an end. Plus: Linux Mint Debian Edition will switch to Debian Stable, and the virtues of open source textbooks.

Dead Island Zombie Action RPG Looks Like It's Coming To Linux

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 08:52:22 PM
Time to get excited again Linux gamers! Dead Island has some little hints that it will be coming to Linux! Yes it's another Zombie game, but it's a bit different. Fantastic to see more AAA games for Linux.

ClusterHQ brings databases to Docker with Flocker

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 07:55:11 PM
While it's clear that Docker and container-based architecture is rapidly becoming a popular development and deployment paradigm, there are still a number of areas where containers still struggle compared to traditional bare-metal or virtualized solutions.read more

Raspberry Pi-powered Bigtrak

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:58:00 PM
Take a toy, a Raspberry Pi and a PS3 controller; add a dash of Python and some solder for the perfect remote-controlled gadget...

CenturyLink rolls out Panamax, using Docker even gets easier

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:00:49 PM
CenturyLink announced that it is releasing Docker management tool Panamax to the open-source world.

Short Stack: Eucalyptus shocks world by joining OpenStack, state of the OpenStack union and 4 ways OpenStack is good for IT

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 05:03:38 PM
This week we look at a long-time OpenStack critic deciding to switch and stop fighting, the state of the OpenStack union (with a bent toward service providers) and four ways OpenStack is good for IT (in case you need some fodder to bolster your OpenStack argument).

KDE Frameworks Sprint - How to Release a Platform

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 04:06:27 PM
Konqui finds the Spectacular Montjuic next door to the KDE office.KDE Frameworks 5 is the result of two years of hard of of porting, tidying, modularising and refactoring KDELibs4 into a new addition to the Qt 5 platform. In January Alex Fiestas announced The KDE Barcelona Hub an office where anyone is welcome to come and work on KDE projects. It was just what the Frameworks team needed to finish off the code to make it releaseable to the world. Read on for some of what happened.

OpenGL 4.5 Announced, Work Started On Next Generation OpenGL

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 03:09:16 PM
The Khronos Group who oversee OpenGL development have announced not only OpenGL 4.5, but they are also encouraging others to come forward to join them in building the next generation of OpenGL.

Everyday I help libraries make the switch to open source

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 01:36:51 PM
I’ve been lucky. My career has always involved open source software.read more

The 5 easiest to use modern Linux distributions

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:39:40 PM
I have tried dozens of Linux distributions over the years and these are the 5 that I have found easiest to use based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, intuitiveness of the desktop environment and support.

Professors embed students directly into open source communities

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 11:42:29 AM
The sun could not have been shining any brighter in Philadelphia on May 28, 2014. But in the basement of Drexel University's Rush Building, home to the school's College of Computing and Informatics, matters were a bit more hazy.read more

9 Signs You Should Use Linux on Your Computer

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 10:45:18 AM
One way or another you're actually using Linux every day. Linux is the dominant platform on web servers, including the one you're on right now, and it is also the core of the Android operating system that you're tapping away at all the time if you own an Android smartphone or tablet. Besides that it's also running everything from top supercomputers to small specialized devices, like that ADSL router you're probably connected through to the internet.The truth is that while Linux isn't for everyone there are most certainly a lot of people out there who would be a perfect fit for it if they only knew. Here are the 10 signs Linux may be a perfect fit for you. If you recognize yourself maybe it's worth giving it a go.

Media player dev kits run Ubuntu, Android on Cortex-A9

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 09:48:07 AM
Toshiba announced wireless-enabled development kits based on its dual-core Cortex-A9 “TZ5000 ApP Lite” SoC, supporting Ubuntu and Android 4.4, respectively. The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 (Linux) and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 (Android) kits are anchored with two vastly different development boards. The Ubuntu-based “2MA” version is a full-featured, 90 x 55mm board while the “6MA” (Android) module is a mere 57 x 24mm and integrates HDMI and USB connectors at each end, making it more suitable for developing stick/dongle style media players and other Internet of Things devices. Both designs target IoT, streaming media, “and other content-rich consumer devices,” says Toshiba.

Raspberry Pi based media player offers 1TB hard drive

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 08:50:56 AM
FiveNinjas has launched a “Slice” media player on Kickstarter based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, with a 1TB HDD and a customized version of XBMC. UK-based startup FiveNinjas developed the Slice because the developers found it annoying when their media players became useless when carried beyond an Internet connection. Unlike most media players, the Slice ships with a 1TB hard disk drive for storing plenty of video for offine playback.

How to turn off server signature on Apache web server

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 07:53:45 AM
Revealing web server signature with server/PHP version info can be a security risk as you are essentially telling attackers known vulnerabilities of your system. Thus it is recommended you disable all web server signatures as part of server hardening process.

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Userptr Support Set For AMD Radeon GPUs In Linux 3.18

While it was originally set for Linux 3.17, with the Linux 3.18 kernel that's still months away will be userptr support for the AMD Radeon graphics driver. Read more

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LinuxCon: What's Going On With Fedora.Next

For those curious about what's going on with "Fedora.Next" in revolutionizing the Fedora Linux distribution, Matthew Miller -- Fedora's new Project Leader -- is presenting at LinuxCon Chicago today covering the ongoing working for the Red Hat sponsored distribution. Matthew Miller's presentation is entitled "How Linux Distros Became Boring (and Fedora's Plan to Put Boring Where It Belongs)." It doesn't look like I'll make it over to LinuxCon Chicago due to the weather over here in Indiana today, but fortunately for all those outside of Chicago, you can already find Matthew's slides online. Read more

Intel Sandy Bridge Gains On Linux 3.17 Extend Beyond Graphics

Yesterday I shared some benchmarks showing Intel Sandy Bridge HD Graphics performance increasing on Linux 3.17 for this several year old architecture. This came as a surprise but the good news is the performance improvements on this new Linux kernel don't stop with OpenGL but extend to CPU performance too. Read more