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Reddit: "UEFI: The Great Satan and you" by Adam Williamson

Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:35:02 AM

LXer: Microsoft versus Linux: Through the eyes of Microsoft

Thursday 7th of August 2014 09:43:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft's "Why Microsoft" site is fun reading for Linux users. Plus: Is Microsoft ready to embrace open source? And when should software not be open source?

LXer: How To Install Drupal On Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 7th of August 2014 08:46:21 AM
How To Install Drupal On Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to install and configure Drupal on Ubuntu 14.04. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

TuxMachines: Best Android tablets (August 2014 edition)

Thursday 7th of August 2014 08:04:16 AM

Given the broad choice, and combine that with rock-bottom prices, there's never been a better time to pick up a new Android tablet. Here are the best Android tablets for August 2014.

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TuxMachines: Qubes 2 RC2 Is Probably the Most Secure Operating System in Existence – Gallery

Thursday 7th of August 2014 08:03:05 AM

Qubes, an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing, which is based on Xen, X Window System, and Linux and can run most Linux applications and utilize most of the Linux drivers, is now at version 2 RC2 and it's ready for testing.

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Reddit: Intel HD Graphics Bay Trail unsupported?

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:53:28 AM

Sorry if this is the wrong place but I'm not even asking for help anymore...

So I got a cheap 400€ netbook which is nice, it has a fanless passively cooled Pentium N3530 CPU with Intel HD Graphics Bay Trail and after installing Ubuntu (I also tried other distros) I noticed some problems. Horrible 3D performance. Lots of screen tearing. Spent two weeks trying to fix the tearing issue and every solution I saw didn't work for me. So since it also has bad 3D performance and it's fairly new and only available on budget-priced passively cooled x86 tablets and netbooks this leads me to the conclusion that there is no driver support.

Is this true? Is there any place I can tell about this to the developers of the Intel drivers so someday there might be support? Because on Windows I don't have any problems and don't really want to switch to it.

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LXer: This month's best Android tablets

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:49:10 AM
In today's Android roundup: ZDNet has a list of the best Android tablets for August. Plus: The Moto 360 smartwatch charger has been revealed, and Sony kills Playstation Mobile for Android.

TuxMachines: Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:48:59 AM

Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

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TuxMachines: China Issues Ban On iPad, MacBook Pro, And Other Apple Products For Government Use

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:41:36 AM

China seems to be on a mission to isolate itself from the world, at least in terms of technology. After banning Windows 8 on government PCs and raiding several of Microsoft's offices in China as part of an anti-trust investigation, Chinese officials have now prohibited to purchase of several Apple products for government use.

Reportedly, the list of banned Apple products include the iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and half a dozen other items, all of which were left off of a final government procurement list distributed in July. Interestingly, they appeared on the same list in draft form just a month ago. It's no surprise really, when you consider the Chinese state media already declared the iPhone a "threat to national security."

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Reddit: How to generate pure random string?

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:39:46 AM

Put a fresh student in front of vim and ask him to quit.

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LXer: Android head-up display responds to voice and gestures

Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:51:59 AM
Navdy’s Android 4.4 based automotive head-up display (HUD) combines a projected display with voice and gesture controls to interact with smartphone apps. Transparent head-up displays (HUDs) are becoming increasingly available as pricey options for luxury cars, promising to improve driver safety by keeping eyes on the road. Now, San Francisco-based startup Navdy is introducing a one-size-fits-all aftermarket solution for the 99 percent. The Navdy HUD is available at a steep discount of $299 throughout August before moving to $499, and will ship in early 2015.

Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 31, 2014

Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:01:46 AM

LXer: Basho Adds Scalability, S3 API Compatibility to Riak NoSQL Storage

Thursday 7th of August 2014 05:54:48 AM
Riak CS 1.5, the latest open source NoSQL distributed storage database from Basho, introduces several new features, including expanded Amazon S3 storage API compatibility.

LXer: Ubuntu Shopping Lens (Scopes) Declared Legal in UK and Most Likely in European Union

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:57:37 AM
The UK authorities have declared that the Ubuntu Shopping Lens are legal and that no laws have been broken, either in Great Britain or in the European Union.

LXer: Finding Wayland at Flock 2014

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:00:26 AM
Matthias Clasen — GTK+ Developer and Fedora contributor — talked this morning at Flock 2014 asking the question: Where’s Wayland? He actually answered the question in the first minute of […]

LXer: Linux Foundation Opens 2014 Scholarship Program for Open Source Training

Thursday 7th of August 2014 03:03:15 AM
The 2014 Linux Training Scholarship Program from the Linux Foundation awards free courses in open source software development and administration for the cloud, virtualization and more.

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Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance. Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled." Read more

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect. Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production environment. Read more

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting. Read more