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LXer: LG tips new 4K TVs running WebOS 2.0

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 06:21:39 PM
Following up on its well-received first batch of WebOS based smart TVs, LG has announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD TVs that run an updated 2.0 version of the Linux-based OS. Following up on its well-received first batch of WebOS based smart TVs, LG just announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD […]

Phoronix: GNOME's GTK+ Had A Booming 2014: OpenGL, Mir, Wayland, GtkInspector, Etc

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 05:16:34 PM
GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit saw numerous improvements over the course of 2014 that led it to having a higher development activity rate than the preceding few years...

Reddit: Starting a linux pc company in Europe

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 05:05:06 PM

I'm thinking about starting a company selling computers with linux in Europe and aiming for selling cheap low-end linux computers for the non-gaming home use like internet browsing and e-mail. I will sell the computers with windows (more expensive) and Linux Mint.

What are your thoughts about specifications for a low end Linux PC and do you think there is a market for this?

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Reddit: x11vnc and xvfb

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 05:02:37 PM

I just learned about the x11vnc -create command and I love to use it on my headless ubuntu box, but when it creates a screen the resolution is to high for my computer to see without scrolling. I was wondering if someone knew a way to change the default resolution it starts up with?

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LXer: Will Patents Ruin The Most Important Biotech Discovery In Recent Years?

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:27:17 PM
Although not many outside the world of the biological sciences have heard of it yet, the CRISPR gene editing technique may turn out to be one of the most important discoveries of recent years -- if patent battles don't ruin it.

TuxMachines: New tool to track use of open source Web code

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:17:27 PM

Prior to Libscore, developers contributed to front-end open source projects, hoping their work would be used at-large, but without having any concrete visibility.

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TuxMachines: Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:13:01 PM

While Coreboot is most commonly used by Google Chromebooks, an increasing number of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are becoming compatible with Coreboot for initializing and booting the system with open-source software.

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TuxMachines: X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:10:51 PM

The X.Org Server had more code churn in 2014 than it did in 2013, but its pace has certainly slowed down compared to years prior. But at the same time for those thinking X.Org Server development is going the way of the dinosaur due to Mir and Wayland, you're sadly mistaken too.

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TuxMachines: Korora 21 (Darla) Beta - Now Available

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:02:07 PM

The Korora Project is very pleased to announce that the first beta release of version 21 (codename "Darla") is now available for download.

Although this is a beta release of Korora, it is derived from Fedora 211 stable and should be ready for every day use. We are keen however, to hear any issues people encounter so that we can improve it for the final release. Feel free to bombard us on social media or log a report in our support system, Engage.

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LXer: January 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Security

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:32:55 PM
By default, Linux is designed with a moderate amount of security in mind. For that, I am incredibly grateful. If you struggle with maintaining security in your environment, this issue hopefully will encourage and educate as opposed to making you feel guilty.

Phoronix: Steam Client Beta Improves Video Performance, Adds FPS Counter

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:11:59 PM
Valve has started the new year with a new Steam client beta for all supported platforms...

Phoronix: X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:55:37 PM
The X.Org Server had more code churn in 2014 than it did in 2013, but its pace has certainly slowed down compared to years prior. But at the same time for those thinking X.Org Server development is going the way of the dinosaur due to Mir and Wayland, you're sadly mistaken too...

Phoronix: Korora 21 Now In Beta With Cinnamon 2.4 & More

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:33:03 PM
The first beta release of the Fedora-based Korora Linux distribution is now available that's powered by last month's Fedora 21...

Phoronix: Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:15:51 PM
While Coreboot is most commonly used by Google Chromebooks, an increasing number of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are becoming compatible with Coreboot for initializing and booting the system with open-source software...

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PfSense 2.2 Open Source Firewall Receives Important Security Update

PfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD that has been built to be used as a firewall and router. A new iteration has been released and the distro now sports the 2.2 version number. Read more

Linux-Powered Librem 15 Laptop Crowdfunding Campaign Is a Major Success

Librem 15 is a new Linux-powered laptop that will ship with completely free applications, drivers, and kernel. The crowdfunding campaign for this laptop is almost over and it has been a resounding success. Read more

Black Swift, the tiny wireless computer is on Kickstarter

Another beautiful board is coming to kickstarter: it’s tiny and powerful. Black Swift runs on OpenWRT Linux, and it can be programmed in a bunch of languages, ranging from C/C++ to PHP, Python, Perl, and Bash scripting (there’s also a Node.js port). Read more

Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks

GCC 4.9.2 and LLVM Clang 3.5.0 were benchmarked using the packages provided on Fedora 21 x86_64. The same Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was used for all of the benchmarks, the first Broadwell laptop/ultrabook at Phoronix and it features the Core i7 5600U that's dual-core with Hyper Threading and tops out at 3.20GHz. Fedora 21 was running with the Linux 3.17.8 kernel while testing each of the provided compilers. Read more