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Updated: 35 min 9 sec ago Hybrid Freescale and Xilinx SoCs Embed Microcontrollers, Run Linux

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:51:05 PM

Two interesting new system-on-chips that combine Linux-friendly ARM Cortex-A cores with microcontroller units (MCUs) debuted at Embedded World in Nuremberg this week.

Phoronix: VLC 2.2 "Weathermax" Brings Better VP9 & H.265 Support

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:47:56 PM
VLC 2.2 (codenamed "Weathermax") was released today as the latest version of the popular, multi-platform, open-source media player...

LXer: Resize images using Python

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:01:55 PM
I love Python, and I’ve been learning it for a while now. Some time ago, I wrote a Python script where I needed to resize a bunch of images while at the same time keeping the aspect ratio (the proportions) intact. So I looked around and found the PIL (Python Imaging Library).read more

Phoronix: Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:00:00 PM
The latest solid-state drive being added to one of our Linux test farm systems is the Samsung 850 EVO. Prior to commissioning this drive in one of the systems, I ran some benchmarks against a few other solid-state drives while testing with the EXT4 file-system on Ubuntu Linux.

Reddit: VLC 2.2.0 released

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:49:14 PM

Reddit: What do you use tablets for?

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:18:21 PM

LXer: Creating a Community: Pieces of a Project

Friday 27th of February 2015 04:04:44 PM
Many hands make light work, as they say. More importantly, though – many hands come with many minds. An FOSS project consists of a lot more than just the source code that powers your application. Most successful projects consist of at least the following: WebsiteDocumentationUser SupportApplication(s)

Phoronix: Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:38:06 PM
Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement...

LXer: Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:07:33 PM
The “RideOn” project for augmented reality ski goggles has won its Indiegogo funding. It runs Android on a 1.2GHz ARM CPU, and offers hands-free control. The need for high-tech, Android-based snow goggles like RideOn and Recon’s Snow2 is hard to fathom for skiers like us, who expend every last Joule of mental energy on staying […]

Phoronix: Features Coming For The Imminent Xfce 4.12 Release

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:32:21 PM
If all goes according to plan, Xfce 4.12 will be officially released this weekend. Here's a look at some of the most prominent changes for this long overdue update to Xfce...

LXer: Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:10:22 PM
On January 23 this year, the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal had their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent practitioners in the open source community spoke on topics ranging from licensing and compliance to healthcare and entertainment law.For anyone newly learning about open source licensing, this is a great look at some of the issues today.This is my account of the more

LinuxToday: An Everyday Linux User Review Of LXLE

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:00:00 PM

EveryDayLinuxUser: LXLE is a great example of how a respin can add value to an underlying base distribution with great visual elements, better navigation and a complete set of packages.

Phoronix: Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:56:44 PM
A new video is out showing the latest work on Ubuntu's Unity 8 interface and the convergence user experience across phones, tablets, and desktop PCs...

Phoronix: The Quest For Decent, Low-Priced Server Cases & Racks/Cabinets

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:42:26 PM
Here's another quick update on the process of building out the new open-source benchmarking server farm... The construction of the room is going along nicely and I'm currently evaluating a few different server chassis and racks/cabinets...

Phoronix: Mesa 10.5 Is In Ubuntu 15.04 For The Latest Open-Source GPU Drivers

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:17:01 PM
For Ubuntu Linux users who haven't tried the Vivid Verbet Beta 1 release yet, you'll be pleased to know that Ubuntu 15.04 is riding off Mesa 10.5 for having the latest open-source graphics drivers...

LXer: A Major Victory for the Open Web

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:13:11 PM
We just accomplished something very important together. Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted for strong net neutrality protections. This happened because millions of people — including many hundreds of thousands in Mozilla’s community — joined together as citizens of … Continue reading

LinuxToday: The 11 people you meet on (nearly) every open source project

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Open source projects are built collaboratively, across organizations, by professionals and hobbyists alike.

LXer: An Everyday Linux User Review Of LXLE

Friday 27th of February 2015 12:16:00 PM
LXLE is a great example of how a respin can add value to an underlying base distribution with great visual elements, better navigation and a complete set of packages.

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