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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 08:06:54 PM

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting.

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TuxMachines: GitHub, Seagate, Western Digital & Others Join The Linux Foundation

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 08:01:43 PM

With LinuxCon starting today in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced their latest sponsorship recruits for some major organizations that are now backing the foundation.

Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital are the latest organizations joining the Linux Foundation. Nearly all Phoronix readers should now GitHub along with storage companies Seagate and Western Digital. Adapteva is the start-up Parallella super-computing board.

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TuxMachines: Open-Source Radeon Graphics Have Some Improvements On Linux 3.17

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:54:19 PM

Early benchmarking of the Linux 3.17 kernel have indicated faster performance for AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver thanks to Radeon DRM improvements.

There's plenty of Radeon changes for Linux 3.17 among which is properly-working AMD Radeon R9 290 (Hawaii) graphics support after these high-end GPUs were busted on the open-source Linux driver for countless months. Linux 3.17 also expands where Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) is enabled, supports uncached and write-combined GTT buffers, Userptr support, and there's GPU VM improvements among other fixes and improvements.

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Linux.com: LinuxCon and CloudOpen This Week in Chicago

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:51:30 PM

Follow the keynotes via live streaming video, watch for live updates on Linux Foundation social channels at the #LinuxCon and #CloudOpen hash tags, and read our keynote coverage here on Linux.com.

Reddit: Poll: How often do you reboot your Linux desktop?

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:59:14 PM

LXer: Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:54:18 PM
Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software.

TuxMachines: Linux Growth Demands Bigger Talent Poo

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:17:20 PM

Today at LinuxCon and CloudOpen we're making an announcement that signifies the natural next step in helping to build a qualified talent pool of Linux professionals worldwide:The Linux Foundation Certification Program.

We sought to create a new Linux certification program that is innovative, highly valued among Linux pro’s and employers and advances the state-of the-art of certification exams. We think it's a different approach to testing and can help advance Linux by bringing more Linux talent into the market. The exams are available anytime, anywhere; performance based with testing in the command line; and distribution flexible.

Let me tell you a bit more about why we believe this is so important. Linux today powers most of the technology infrastructure that runs our daily lives. It is the fastest growing platform in nearly every sector of technology from embedded systems, mobile devices and consumer electronics to the cloud, enterprise server, high performance computing and more.

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Phoronix: GNOME 3.14 Beta Makes GLSL Optional, Supports Wayland Gesture/Touch Events

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:16:51 PM
For the upcoming GNOME 3.13.90 release are updates to GNOME Shell and Mutter that bring a few notable last-minute changes...

TuxMachines: Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:15:58 PM

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, or LFCS, and the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer, or LFCE certificates will be granted to applicants who pass an automated online exam. The cost will be $300, although the foundation will hand out 1,000 free passes to attendees at LinuxCon, where the announcement was made.

More: Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

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TuxMachines: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1 Is an Interesting Debian and GNOME 3.12 Combination

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:13:09 PM

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1, a live and installation DVD based on Debian, aiming to provide a ready-to-use, easy-to-install desktop and laptop-optimized operating system, has been released and is now ready for testing.

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Phoronix: KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Released

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:11:58 PM
The KDE Applications stack has been updated for KDE 4.,14 while the Plasma Workspaces and Development Platform are transitioning to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5...

TuxMachines: Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:09:31 PM

The Linux faithful gathered today at LinuxCon to hear core Linux developers, especially Linus Torvalds—and the audience wasn't disappointed. In a keynote panel session, Torvalds spoke of his hopes and the challenges for Linux in 2014.

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next.

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TuxMachines: Thanks For Making Games Faster: Top 10 Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:03:29 PM

Linux gamers owe a debt of gratitude to kernel developer Andy Lutomirski for his recent work getting 32-bit programs to run faster on a 64-bit kernel, said Greg Kroah-Hartman during the Linux kernel panel today at LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America.

“A lot of people thought, who cares? It turned out Valve cares,” Kroah-Hartman, a Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation Fellow, said. All of their games are still 32-bit applications but Valve wanted them to run on the 64-bit architecture, he said.

“You just sped up all the gamers,” Kroah-Hartman said on stage to enthusiastic applause. “You made their machines run faster without realizing it. Thank you.”

“You're welcome,” said Lutomirski, a relative newcomer to kernel development.

Kroah-Hartman, who moderated the panel discussion, was joined on stage by Linux Creator Linus Torvalds as well as kernel developers Andrew Morton from Google, Shuah Khan from Samsung, and Lutomirski, a co-founder of AMA Capital Management. Their discussion covered a range of topics from the top challenges facing the kernel community, to the toughest bugs they've fixed and everything in between. Here are some of the highlights of the discussion, below. The full session will be available soon on the Linux Foundation YouTube channel.

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Reddit: Linux kernel and the drivers within

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 05:59:25 PM

does the linux kernel come with a good amount of preinstalled drivers within? because every component of my PC works after a -say- debian installation. how does it work?

ps: my recent installs were netinst but i remember doing an offline install, and everything worked, too :)

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LXer: What is a good EPUB reader on Linux

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 04:59:56 PM
If the habit on reading books on electronic tablets is still on its way, reading books on a computer is even rarer. It is hard enough to focus on the classics of the 16th century literature, so who needs the Facebook chat pop up sound in the background in addition? But if for some reasons […]Continue reading...The post What is a good EPUB reader on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

LXer: Dangling the Linux Carrot

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 04:02:45 PM
I opened the desktop configuration GUI, expanded the number of desktops to eight and then started flipping between them as I opened different applications on each environment. By then, everyone at the table was trying to get into position to see the Acer. They were talking about how nice it would be to encapsulate a number of tasks and leave them in various states of completion without worrying about losing their work when they switched between them.

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