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Reddit: What is your current setup?

Saturday 16th of May 2015 11:34:54 AM

All the way from your distro to your wm to your fm and whatever. What do you have installed right now and why.

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Reddit: MorphOS 3.8 Released

Saturday 16th of May 2015 11:33:53 AM

TuxMachines: Fedora 22: The Final Countdown (and Red Hat News)

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:58:21 AM

Fedora 22 is scheduled for May 26 and the countdown has begun. There are only 11 days left and Matthew Miller today said that they're "in pretty good shape" for an on-time release. Last minute bugs are being squashed but Miller didn't rule out the possibility of a slip.


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Reddit: [Shootout] Development boards?

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:42:43 AM

With development boards/embedded SOC products like the raspberry pi becoming more mainstream and powerful these days, I'd like to propose a shootout of lesser known and alternative products, especially ones that you own and have a use case for. To keep it tidy, I'd like to propose the following format -

Product name

Price (in USD)



Freedom Factor (proprietary blobs etc. this isn't strictly necessary if you don't know)

[anything else, use cases, company ethics and so on]

Note that they don't necessarily have to be cheap, boards such as Nvidia's tegra development boards are fair game, and I'd really like to see a few esoteric and expensive ones, even if they're not popular.

I'd also request that you refrain from reposting, if a board you like has already been posted, just give it an upvote to show it's popularity and then any discussion points can go in that posts' thread.

I'll let someone else take the rpi2 for the karma. All posts are considered on-topic as long as the thing comes on a single board, it could be full eATX or the size of a usb stick, no limits. They should also be currently available.

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TuxMachines: Big Switch CTO Details SDN and Linux Plans [VIDEO]

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:39:27 AM

Big Switch Networks got its start with the open-source Floodlight Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller. Big Switch's current product portfolio has long since forked from Floodlight, but the company still has many ties in the open-source community.

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TuxMachines: Fedora 23 Cinnamon Edition Proposed, Just What the Doctor Ordered

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:24:28 AM

Now, this is one great piece of news for all Fedora Linux and Cinnamon lovers, as it appears that the next major release of Fedora will come with an official Cinnamon Spin.

Also: The Current Open-Source OpenCL Experience On Fedora

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TuxMachines: Phoronix on Graphics

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:13:35 AM
  • Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Tacks On Another OpenGL 4 Extension

    Most often when talking of new OpenGL 4 extensions in Mesa it tends to be regarding the Intel Mesa driver given they're the company investing the most into the Linux graphics stack, followed by the Radeon and Noveau drivers. However, this week in Mesa is some love to the fallback/debugging software rasterizers.

  • Beignet Is Working On OpenCL 2.0 Open-Source Linux Support

    Within Intel's Beignet project for open-source OpenCL support on Linux systems with HD/Iris Graphics, there's a OpenCL20 branch as part of Beignet Git. The OpenCL 2.0 support code hasn't been touched in a few weeks, but it's clearly in the works by the Intel China crew that's been maintaining this project.

  • Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6

    With Mesa 10.6 due to be released in early June, our usual performance comparisons of this new Mesa 3D version will come. To get our latest round of Mesa open-source graphics driver benchmarking kicked off, here are benchmarks of Intel's Iris Graphics when comparing Mesa 10.5 and 10.6 Git atop Ubuntu 15.04.

  • Libweston Likely To Be Delayed To Wayland's Weston 1.9

    While Wayland 1.8 is coming along, along with the Weston 1.8 update, it looks like the libweston functionality will be staved off for another release.

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TuxMachines: GNOME 3.16 On Fedora 22: Wayland vs. X.Org

Saturday 16th of May 2015 09:03:41 AM

In complementing this morning's early Fedora 22 Workstation benchmarks, here's some numbers in looking at Fedora 22's GNOME Shell 3.16 desktop under an X.Org Server as well as Wayland.

Also: Pictures from GNOME.Asia Summit 2015

The Current Open-Source OpenCL Experience On Fedora

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TuxMachines: HandyLinux 2.0 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 Jessie

Saturday 16th of May 2015 07:46:32 AM

Arnault Perret had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of his HandyLinux 2.0 distribution based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system.

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Slashdot: Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released

Saturday 16th of May 2015 05:00:02 AM

Phoronix: Rust 1.0 Language Officially Released

Friday 15th of May 2015 05:40:22 PM
Rust 1.0 has been officially released!..

Reddit: Anyone here have the Dell M3800 laptop? Care to share your experiences?

Friday 15th of May 2015 05:35:13 PM

Considering buying it with the ubunutu install. Any thoughts? issues with Linux support? Thanks!

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LXer: The VENOMous Search for the Next Heartbleed

Friday 15th of May 2015 05:22:17 PM
Does every vulnerability need a logo and its own Website like Heartbleed and now VENOM have? Here's why not every flaw is "the next big thing. Elementary OS Freya: Is This The Next Big Linux Distro?

Friday 15th of May 2015 03:57:16 PM

Elementary OS Freya takes all of the known elements of a good UI, blends them together, and doesn’t toss in anything extraneous that might throw the user for a loop. 

LXer: Calibre 2.28 Can Now Convert Any eBook to DOCX

Friday 15th of May 2015 03:27:55 PM
Calibre, an eBook reader, converter, and editor that works on multiple platforms, has been upgraded to version 2.28 and it brings a very important new feature, the ability to convert any ebook to a DOCX file.

TuxMachines: Oracle proposes to deliver Java 9 SDK on September 22nd, 2016

Friday 15th of May 2015 03:26:23 PM

Oracle's chief architect of the Java Platform Group, Mark Reinhold, has outlined a “proposed schedule for JDK 9” that will see it delivered on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.

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LXer: New Linux Nvidia Stable Drivers Improve Texture Transfers

Thursday 14th of May 2015 05:42:51 AM
Nvidia has just announced that a new Linux driver has been released in the Long-Lived branch, fixing just a few issues and bringing better texture transfers.

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FPGA add-on boards support Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black

Newark Element14’s new ValentFX Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone FPGA add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black feature Arduino and PMOD hooks. We first covered the Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone Logi-Boards back in Sept. 2013 when ValentFX showed off prototypes at the New York Maker Faire. The Logi-Boards, which integrate Xilinx SPARTAN-6 XC6SLX9 FPGAs, and plug into the Linux-based Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black hacker boards, respectively, have now reached market, thanks to a partnership with Newark Element14. ValentFX and Newark have also launched a $45.48 Logi-Edu educational board add-on that purports to teach everyday hackers the mysteries of FPGA. Read more

AT&T to begin selling LG G Pad F 8.0 Android tablet on May 29

After releasing its own branded 8-inch Android tablet a mere two weeks ago, AT&T is giving itself some fresh competition. The mobile carrier has announced that it's bringing the LG G Pad F 8.0 to its customers starting on May 29. What's Hot on ZDNet The new model should not be confused with the LG G Pad 8.3, which, while being an older tablet, offers a slightly larger, higher-resolution screen and a faster processor. Rather, it's more of a bigger sibling to the LG G Pad 7.0 that was released late last year, coming with the same 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (compared to the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 inside the G Pad 8.3). Read more

Review: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet"

This month has been quite busy for me with classes. Now that the semester is finally over, I have a little more time, and that means I have enough time to do a review. It has been a few years since I've reviewed Kubuntu, the officially-supported variant of Ubuntu that uses KDE. Moreover, Kubuntu now features KDE 5 (I know the KDE naming and numbering system has become a lot more complicated, so this is, as a physicist might say, an intentional abuse of notation) as stable for the first time, so I figured I should try this version. I tried it as a live USB made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like. (It should become progressively clearer through this review why there are no pictures.) Read more

Open source data integration with Karma

Karma is a free, an open source data integration tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data. I recently attended a half-day workshop on Karma with Pedro Szekely, our instructor. He started by warning us that he knows very little about libraries, but a ton about data. The files we needed for the workshop were on GitHub, if you’re interested in checking it out. You can follow the tutorial steps on the Wiki, and, of course, you can find Karma itself on GitHub. Read more