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LXer: Dept. of Justice Blesses IEEE Rules on Injunctions and Reasonability

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 09:44:53 PM
Not so long ago, everybody was suing everybody in what quickly became knows as the "Mobile Platform Wars." That may not be so easy anymore.

Phoronix: GNOME's OPW Women Program Becomes Outreachy

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 09:28:28 PM
The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) by GNOME has now been renamed to Outreachy...

Reddit: Cumulus Linux Bootcamp in NYC next month!

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 09:27:14 PM

LXer: Under the SCALE Big Top

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 08:47:42 PM
As we get closer to the Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 13x for those of you keeping score at home — it bears mentioning that the largest community-run Linux/FOSS show in North America has grown to host a lot of other sub-events during the course of the four-day expo.

Reddit: An Introduction to Sed Stream Editor

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 08:35:16 PM

TuxMachines: Docker-Rocket Conflict is a Good Sign

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 08:04:01 PM

Docker is an open source software tool that supports packaging of an application and its dependencies into a virtual container that can run on a variety of infrastructures. Docker's modern, lightweight design enables flexibility and portability on where applications can run and allows for faster, more efficient application development and deployment approaches.

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TuxMachines: Top 7 Reasons Developers Contribute to Open Source Projects

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 08:01:24 PM

Contributing to an open source project is free in two ways. In one aspect you are giving of your talents to something much greater, and here you are free to use and share ideas. The concept of money and price is a man-made invention. The best things in life really are free!

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LXer: BackBox Linux 4.1 Keeps Security Researchers Anonymous

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:50:31 PM
BackBox includes a command line interface wizard that provides users with options for enabling anonymous network traffic over Tor (The Onion Router), as well as masking a user's hostname. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the features in the BackBox Linux 4.1 release.

Reddit: The Linux machine ( Gaming )

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:39:10 PM

Hello there redditors,

In about 2 months I want to build a machine to only game on. I wanted to go full on Linux for gaming and I was ready to sacrifice some games in order to be on Linux. But when I was browsing trough the benchmarks (on linux of course ) I saw that AMD is no where near Nvidias driver support and Nvidia outperforms AMD on every single turn. Now why is that a problem you might ask? Well, I wanted to go only AMD as the recent problems with 970 and the deception form Nvidias side I didn't like it at all. I cannot buy r9 290X and have GTX 760 performance, because my hopes where go game the new machine. If hypothetically I would go with AMD then Linux isn't even an option anymore the poor performance will be awful. I will be gaming on 2560x1080 so please I'd love to read your advice and suggestions on what should my next purchase be.

Thank you.

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Phoronix: GCC 5 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel Broadwell Systems

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:34:56 PM
My latest Intel Broadwell Linux benchmarks are looking at the performance of the in-development GCC 5 compared to GCC 4.9, the current stable release shipped by many Linux distributions throughout 2014.

Reddit: Raspberry Pi FM radio transmitter with Buttons

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:33:09 PM

TuxMachines: Don't Want systemd? Try GNU Hurd, But It Still Lacks 64-bit, Audio & USB

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:32:37 PM

While it doesn't get talked about too much these days, GNU Hurd remains under active development. A GNU Hurd developer has shared a status update about the state of Hurd in 2015 and how you can start contributing.

Samuel Thibault spoke at FOSDEM this past weekend about getting involved with this free software kernel project as an alternative to Linux, although Thibault is also a Linux user/developer. While you can see his PDF slides if you're curious about getting involved with Hurd development, the most interesting portion of his presentation to us was the status update on GNU Hurd.

More FOSDEM: Libinput Looks To Dominate On Both X11 & Wayland

20150203 – FOSDEM talk

hpr1698 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5

FOSDEM Configuration Management: Open Source Infrastructure

Gallium3D's Direct3D 9 Support Is Coming Along Well

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TuxMachines: OpenPi Raspberry Pi Powered Open Source Wireless System (video)

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:22:35 PM

Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy using the Raspberry Pi to create projects may be interested in OpenPi a new piece of hardware that is powered by the 32 bit ARM based Raspberry Pi Compute Module and soon the Quad core Raspberry Pi version 2.

Also: OsmocomBB: open source baseband software

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TuxMachines: BackBox Linux 4.1Keeps Security Researchers Anonymous

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:17:55 PM

There are many options available today for users looking at Linux distributions tailored for security research, and among them is BackBox Linux, which was updated to version 4.1 on Jan. 29. Backbox Linux 4.1 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) distribution and uses the Xfce desktop environment. BackBox Linux is not intended to primarily be a user-focused privacy distribution, as is the case with Tails, but rather is more aligned with Pentoo, CAINE and Kali Linux, all of which focus on providing tools for security analysis. Though BackBox is not primarily a privacy distribution, it does have tools that enable security researchers to stay anonymous while conducting research. For example, a RAM wiping tool will erase the memory on the system that Backbox is running when the operating system shuts down. Plus, BackBox includes a command line interface wizard that provides users with options for enabling anonymous network traffic over Tor (The Onion Router), as well as masking a user's hostname. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the features in the BackBox Linux 4.1 release.

Also: Plop Linux 4.3.0 released

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TuxMachines: Q4OS 0.5.25 version released

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 06:53:58 PM

Firmware for many Broadcom wireless devices has been included, so Q4OS will automatically recognize and make ready most of the BCM43 and other wireless network cards. New command line tools 'qrepoadd', 'qreporm' and 'qrepolist' has been introduced to easily handle external repositories, for example 'sudo qrepoadd trinity' adds complete Trinity repository. Q4OS Development Pack is now able to create more comfortable password-less installers for privileged 'sudo' users. It will be used to update most of standard Q4OS application installers in the following weeks. A few another improvements and bug fixes is provided, particularly for alternative KDE4 desktop environment.

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LXer: AnandTech reviews Google's Nexus 9 tablet

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 06:53:20 PM
In today's open source roundup: Is the Nexus 9 worth buying? Plus: Should Google buy Radioshack's stores? And Linux Mint 17.1 might be as good as it gets.

Reddit: Distributed storage options for container and VMs

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 06:35:17 PM

TuxMachines: Systemd has plans to include UEFI bootloader

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 05:58:59 PM

The system and service manager systemd has plans to include a bootloader that can support UEFI secure boot, according to a report of a talk given by the main systemd developer, Lennart Poettering.

The bootloader Gummiboot is being considered, according to the talk that Poettering gave at the Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting in Brussels recently.

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LXer: Hard drive encryption in Linux

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 05:56:09 PM
TrueCrypt is no more, but dm-crypt and LUKS are great open source options for setting up and using data encryption

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