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TuxMachines: KWin on speed

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 06:54:00 PM

With the 5.2 release basically done, I decided to do some performance investigation and optimizations on KWin last week. From time to time I’m running KWin through valgrind’s callgrind tool to see whether we have some expensive code paths. So far I hadn’t done that for the 5.x series. Now after the switch to kdecoration2 I was really interested in the results as in the past rendering the decoration used to be a bottle neck during our compositing rendering loop.

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TuxMachines: City of Arnhem aims to increase open source use

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 06:49:45 PM

The Dutch municipality of Arnhem wants to increase its use of free and open source solutions, says Martijn Leisink, municipal executive councilor responsible for ICT. The primary aim is to replace proprietary server solutions by open source alternatives. Getting rid of IT vendor lock-in on the desktop workstations will be difficult, and is deferred until later.

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TuxMachines: Thunderbird 31.4.0 Release With Several Bug Fixes

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 06:45:36 PM

Thunderbird, an Open Source and popular email client reached to version 31.4.0. Thunderbird developing under a well known organization Mozilla that also develops Firefox internet browser. Thundrebird with the capability of managing multiple email account can also be used to subscribe to RSS feeds and access online Newsgroups.

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Phoronix: Windows 10 To Be A Free Upgrade: What Linux Users Need To Know

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 06:16:16 PM
I watched Microsoft's Windows 10 press event today not for looking toward switching and using the Windows 8 successor but rather to see what's coming down their consumer pipeline for competition to Linux and Android...

Linux.com: University’s Virtual Reality Setup Runs on Linux and Open Source Software

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:31:44 PM

VuePod is a 3D immersive virtual environment that runs Ubuntu Linux 13.04 and costs about a tenth of what similiar setups might run.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:27:02 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:26:31 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:25:48 PM

TuxMachines: LCA Q and A leads to abusive Twitter attack on Torvalds

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:19:58 PM

A question and answer session at Australia's national Linux conference has led to a bitter Twitter attack on Linux creator Linus Torvalds by Shanley Kane, founder of tech and culture essay publisher Model View Culture.

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TuxMachines: Linux System Engineer Jean-Roch Rossi Advanced His Career With Practice, Certification

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:07:22 PM

He switched to Mandrake Linux because his Windows machine kept crashing and built his Linux skills by tinkering on his home computer. As he learned more, he took a series of sysadmin jobs that were progressively more advanced. He's now a Linux Foundation Certified Engineer and is looking for his next career opportunity.

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TuxMachines: Proxmox Releases Mail Security Platform Based on Debian Linux

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 05:04:06 PM

Debian Linux doesn't usually make many headlines about commercial software products. But the open source operating system is part of the latest anti-spam and anti-virus platform from Proxmox Server Solutions, which was released this week.

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Reddit: Canonical Launches IoT Version Of Ubuntu Core

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 04:57:02 PM

Linux.com: Smart Cars are the New Smart Phone

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 04:31:23 PM

Already well-known for providing security, stability, and isolation in the datacenter, automotive virtualization is gaining wider attention due to additional hardening and new support for ARM, writes Alex Agizim, VP and CTO of Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic. 

Phoronix: KWin 5.3 To Have New Speed Optimizations

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 03:46:00 PM
Martin Gräßlin has fixed some outstanding bugs and further tuned the performance of the KWin window manager for the KDE Plasma 5 stack...

LXer: Mejiro Update: Now with Analytics and Google Maps Support

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 03:24:02 PM
Although I consider Mejiro more or less feature complete, I still find ways to improve and tweak my no-frills photo publishing application. The latest Mejiro release is a case in point.

Phoronix: MediaFire File Sharing Adds Open-Source Linux Support

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 03:11:28 PM
MediaFire, an online backup service / file hosting and sharing site, has released a "Linux and Open-Source Toolkit" for developers...

Phoronix: Kolab Enterprise 14 Released

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 02:53:49 PM
Kolab Systems has announced the release of Kolab Enterprise 14, the latest version of their open-source groupware solution for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, file storage, data sharing, and other tasks...

LXer: Going open source on Android with F-Droid

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 02:26:51 PM
Android. It can be a divisive word in the free and open source software world. Some embrace it, others shun it. Some still use open versions of Android like Cyanogenmod and Replicant. If you do use an Android device—no matter what version of the operating system it is—there's one thing that you need to get the most out of your device: apps. There's just no way around that.read more

LinuxToday: Python 3 Is Close To Becoming The Default In Fedora 22

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 02:00:00 PM

Phoronix: For Python stakeholders using Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is preparing to ship Python 3 as the one and only Python implementation on the installation media.

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Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US. The startup launched in 2012, when it was selected to participate the Startmate accelerator program, and also smashed a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, which was also called Ninja Blocks. Read more

Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

The “14.1” indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same base “trusty” like Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate: Simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. Read more

Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6. Wayland 1.6.1 and the reference compositor Weston 1.6.1 were released on Friday night by Harrington. The Wayland 1.6.1 stable update has just over a dozen changes and they're mostly tiny bug-fixes/corrections but there is also improved handling for some error situations between servers and clients. The brief Wayland 1.6.1 release announcement can be read on the Wayland mailing list. Read more