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Phoronix: Chrome 42 Beta Brings Improved Push Notifications, ES6 Classes

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:44:07 PM
Google announced today the release of the Chrome 42 Beta web-browser build...

Phoronix: Linux 4.0 Will Run Source Engine Games Faster For Intel Haswell

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:26:49 PM
Last year I wrote about a major performance breakthrough discovered for Intel's Linux graphics driver. That small but important patch for benefiting Intel Haswell graphics performance will be found with the upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel release...

LXer: Ubuntu switches to systemd in 15.04 beta

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:09:22 PM
In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu follows in the footsteps of Debian by switching to systemd. Plus: Ars reviews the Chromebook Pixel 2, and Blizzard won't release native Linux games. Getting the Most Out of Audacity on Linux

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:00:31 PM

Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform recording and editing tool that is perfectly suited for podcasting. Jack Wallen offers tips and tricks to help you ramp up your experience so it’s more efficient, effective and, in the end, you’ll wind up with better sounding audio.

LXer: It’s Dr. Data

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 09:46:55 PM
A tall man with deep-set eyes and a close-cropped beard, Mr. Hammerbacher stood recently in front of a white board filled with an amalgam of computer and genetic code, speaking of “Linux clusters” and “gnarly C code” — standard terms in the language of computing — but the main subject was biomedical science. Mr. Hammerbacher also discussed “neoantigens” and “gene variants,” and the data-driven hunt to find and understand the rogue cell clusters of cancer.

Reddit: 15 Must Have Ubuntu Enhancements

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 09:07:22 PM

Reddit: Cubieboard4 octa-core mini PC launches for $125

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 09:05:31 PM

LXer: 15 Must Have Ubuntu Enhancements

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 05:58:11 PM
Anytime I'm forced to use Windows or OS X I instantly find myself missing the specific features I enjoy on the Linux desktop. More specifically, it's the post-installation enhancements that make using someone else's computer near painful.

LXer: Zynq-based SBC runs Linux, offers FPGA-based I/O

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 05:01:00 PM
MYIR’s Linux-supported, open-spec “Z-turn Board” uses the hybrid Cortex-A9/FPGA Xilinx Zynq-7010 SoC, and offers sensors, and FPGA expansion connectors. MYIR, which recently introduced a Rico Board SBC based on TI’s PRU-enabled Sitara AM437x system-on-chip has now turned to an even more complex SoC: the Xilinx Zynq. The Z-turn Board uses the Zynq-7010, which has the […]

Reddit: Is it possible to use all "common" Linux functions on an Android device?

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:38:19 PM

Hi, I am not sure if I have to ask this in /r/raspberrypi or /r/android so maybe this is the best neutral place. I have set up a Raspberry PI and I want to create a camera for my motorcycle (GoPro style). I know it's possible and that I can program the Raspberry as I want, but I was wondering if there is a more compact alternative and also cheap. Raspberry(35Euro)+SD Card(20 Euro)+USB camera(10 Euro)+Powercable(15 Euro)+External Battery(30 Euro)=100Euro~ Android devices can be found for the same price or a little more, but are much more compact in size. Could I used it just like a RPI? Or is Android much different than normal Linux distributions?

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Phoronix: There's Now More Than 1,000 Games On Steam For Linux

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:13:00 PM
There's now more than one thousand native games available via Steam for Linux / SteamOS...

LXer: Adds Linux Screencasts

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:12:16 PM
We're proud to announce the addition of a [url=]Linux Screencasts[/url] forum at LQ. The intention of these screencasts are to show the boot process and default desktop environment of a wide variety of Linux distributions. In some cases we will also post an additional installation video.

Phoronix: NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference Is Next Week

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:06:01 PM
Next week is NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) taking place in San Jose, California...

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Radeon Linux Benchmarks: Catalyst 15.3 Beta vs. Linux 4.0 + Mesa 10.6-devel

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