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LXer: Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

Thursday 29th of January 2015 01:12:19 AM
Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops.

LinuxInsider: There's a GHOST in Linux's Library

Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:37:38 AM
Patches for GHOST, a critical vulnerability in glibc, the Linux GNU C Library, now are available through vendor communities for a variety of Linux server and desktop distributions. Qualys earlier this week reported its discovery of GHOST, a vulnerability that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. Qualys security researchers found the GHOST flaw and worked closely with Linux distribution vendors in a coordinated effort to develop a patch for all affected systems.

LXer: Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes

Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:15:08 AM
The Acnodes “FES8670? is a rugged industrial box-PC that runs Linux on a 4th Gen Core CPU, and offers four GbE ports and numerous storage and display ports.

TuxMachines: New To Linux? Don’t Use Ubuntu, You’ll Probably Like Linux Mint Better

Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:03:13 AM

Linux newbies have probably heard a lot about Ubuntu, but it isn’t the only Linux distribution. In fact, Ubuntu’s standard Unity desktop is still controversial among long-time Linux users today.

Many Linux users prefer a more traditional desktop interface, and Linux Mint offers that. As Ubuntu focuses more on Ubuntu for phones, Linux Mint may be an even clearer choice in the future.

No, Ubuntu isn’t terrible. Some people prefer Ubuntu’s Unity desktop and love it. But you’ll probably have an easier time getting to grips with Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: KDE

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 11:51:54 PM

LXer: YouTube dumps Flash for HTML5

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 11:17:57 PM
In today's open source roundup: YouTube puts another nail in the coffin of Flash. Plus: Your favorite file manager for Linux? And is Ubuntu or Linux Mint the right choice for new users?

Phoronix: Coreboot Now Supports Another Dual-Socket AMD Motherboard

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 10:51:56 PM
The latest motherboard being supported by Coreboot for replacing the board's proprietary BIOS is the ASUS KFSN4-DRE...

Reddit: Linux Support is Terrible on the New Dell XPS 13 (2015)

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 10:38:01 PM

This is my first post ever, so bear with me please. This is my first hand experience with running linux on my brand new XPS 13. I got the $1299 base model which includes the i5, 128GB SSD, and the QHD touch display.

This is a basic overview of the state of running on linux including mission critical things (Sound, Wifi, etc.), but ignoring display scaling etc.

The first distribution I tried to run was Manjaro Gnome edition (generally very good out of the box support). There was no sound, wireless wasn't working (to be expected with broadcom), and the touchpad was really wonky. Clicks only register half the time, and when they do it seems as if both right and left clicks are fighting each other.

Then I moved onto Ubuntu. Same issues, but the trackpad seemed better. I noticed that Ubuntu is unable to boot on UEFI even with Secure boot disabled.

Under fedora the trackpad worked...better with clicks actually registering, but there was still no sound and wireless is still a pain to get working.

Thinking that maybe the hardware was just too new (I know it is), I installed Arch via Antergos. The Trackpad is okay but still jumps, freezes, and messes up some times. There's still no sound (configuration with ALSAmixer only shows Intel HDMI).

*The touchscreen worked flawlessly on all distributions tested, and is really the only source of reliable input on this machine at the current time.

The point of this thread: If you're going to buy an XPS 13 with the sole intent of running Linux, wait. I hope the improvements found in the 3.19 kernel apply to this laptop as I just have a very expensive paper weight in it's current working state.

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Reddit: The Tar Pipe

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 10:32:20 PM

LXer: Docker Project Restructures to Improve Scalability, Openness

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 10:20:46 PM
The new structure is designed to ensure the scaling of the project, as it exponentially grows in terms of contributors, code contribution and its technology partner ecosystem," Steve Francia, the new chief operator of the Docker project, told eWEEK

LinuxToday: VMware OpenStack Customers Growing Faster than Overall Business

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 10:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: 2014 was a big year for virtualization vendor VMware, but CEO Pat Gelsinger is not going to let his company rest on its laurels anytime soon.

TuxMachines: These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 09:31:41 PM

Gobs of new open source projects are released every year, but only a few really capture the imaginations of businesses and developers.

Open source software management company Black Duck tries to spot these, measuring which projects attract the most contributors, produce the most code, and garner the most attention from the developer world at large.

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TuxMachines: Review: Kdenlive, the Linux video editor I want to use

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 09:25:51 PM

There once was a time when video editing on Linux was an elusive beast.

Well, that's not exactly true. Professional-level video editing on Linux has been solid and mature for many years now, with the likes of Lightworks, Cinelerra and Blender. But the "hobbyist" video editor market just wasn't very well-served. There were video editors out there… but they were often buggy and lacking in critical features.

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LXer: Meet KDE at FOSDEM this Weekend

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 09:23:35 PM
KDE will be at Europe's largest gathering of free software developering this weekend, taking over the city of Brussels for FOSDEM. We start with the traditional beer event on the Friday, sampling 100 flavours of beer while we mingle with old friends and new. On Saturday we will have a stall showing off Plasma 5.2, our beautiful desktop launched only yesterday.

Phoronix: Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 08:00:00 PM
Unless you manually upgrade your kernel and other system packages from your Ubuntu 14.10 installation, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is an important release for users of new Intel Broadwell systems for ensuring your hardware reaches its maximum performance potential.

TuxMachines: Atomic Mode-Setting/Display Support Progresses In Linux 3.20

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 07:53:05 PM

Going along with many DRM graphics driver improvements for Linux 3.20 is the seemingly never-ending work on atomic mode-setting.

Atomic mode-setting/display support has been talked about for years but is finally nearing a reality within the mainline Linux kernel with drivers like the Tegra DRM driver adding initial support.

With Linux 3.20 there's the actual Linux DRM Atomic IOCTL and along with other changes means that Linux user-space can start accessing the atomic support, albeit it's hidden for now behind the experimental drm-atomic=1 flag.

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LXer: Optimising Raspberry Pi code

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 07:52:14 PM
In any low-resource system, you need to make maximum use of what is available. Profiling helps you to figure out where to focus your efforts

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