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TuxMachines: Red Hat CEO: Today's IT department is in a fight for its life

Saturday 14th of February 2015 10:07:45 PM

There's a new trend called "devops" that is sweeping the enterprise IT world and its become a life-or-death career situation for many IT departments.

The word smooshes up the IT terms "development" (meaning writing software) and "operations" (meaning maintaining software and all the tech needed to run it).

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TuxMachines: Mir 0.11 Released With Many Enhancements

Saturday 14th of February 2015 10:00:48 PM

Version 0.11 of the Mir Display Server was released this week for Ubuntu.

Mir 0.11 has lots of Android code changes as they work to support external displays, except that feature isn't yet fully wired-up. Mir 0.11 also has changes to the Mir driver model, a redesign of server classes, new client API for dialogs and tooltips, new surface states. new Mir proving server functionality, and a large number of bug-fixes. For enhancing Mir's performance, Mir 0.11 on the desktop now uses double buffering rather than triple buffering to reduce visible lag and it also uses optimally efficient fragment shading when possible. Mir 0.11 also has support for building by the LLVM Clang 3.6 compiler

The Mir 0.11 details from this week's release can be found via their change-log in the Bzr repository. Mir 0.12 is now under development for Ubuntu 15.04. On the desktop, Ubuntu 15.04 is still using the X.Org Server by default with the Unity 7 desktop environment.

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Reddit: Sailfish OS update 11

Saturday 14th of February 2015 09:01:15 PM
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LXer: Microsoft and Android: If you can't beat 'em, out-app 'em?

Saturday 14th of February 2015 08:42:17 PM
There have been a lot of rumors about what Microsoft plans to do if it can't gain traction against Android.

TuxMachines: Intel Already Has Graphics Code For Testing For Linux 3.21/Linux 4.1

Saturday 14th of February 2015 07:12:11 PM

While we're only in the middle of the Linux 3.20 kernel, for what might still be called Linux 4.0, Intel already has updated DRM driver code for testing that will not be merged until Linux 3.21 (or what might also be known as Linux 4.1).

Also:

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TuxMachines: F2FS Gets A Few Fixes For Linux 3.20

Saturday 14th of February 2015 07:00:33 PM

F2FS remains a very promising open-source file-system for targeting flash-based storage on Linux, though for Linux 3.20 the changes aren't too exciting.

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LXer: Rocket and the application container spec

Saturday 14th of February 2015 06:47:55 PM
It's no secret: application containers have seen an enormous surge in interest and popularity over the past year or two. While Docker has been one driver of this trend, there are other contenders as well. Perhaps chief among them is Rocket.read more

Reddit: Eudyptula challenge enquiries

Saturday 14th of February 2015 05:56:57 PM

First off, sorry for the amount of questions... I submitted my task 6 code 5 days ago and still received no response form little. I thought they had fixed the scripts... Anyone here who has completed the challenge? Was the response time long for the later tasks? How long did it take you to finish the challenge from task 1 to 20?

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Slashdot: Wayland 1.7.0 Marks an Important Release

Saturday 14th of February 2015 05:50:00 PM
jones_supa writes: The 1.7.0 release of Wayland is now available for download. The project thanks all who have contributed, and especially the desktop environments and client applications that now converse using Wayland. In an official announcement from Bryce Harrington of Samsung, he says the Wayland protocol may be considered 'done' but that doesn't mean there's not work to be done. A bigger importance is now given to testing, documentation, and bugfixing. As Wayland is maturing, we are also getting closer to the point where the big Linux distros will eventually start integrating it to their operating system.

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Reddit: elementary OS Blog — How big is elementary OS really?

Saturday 14th of February 2015 05:35:37 PM

Phoronix: Mesa 10.4 vs. 10.6-dev With An Intel Core i3 Broadwell NUC

Saturday 14th of February 2015 05:33:20 PM
With Mesa 10.5 recently having been branched and Mesa 10.6 now officially under development, I ran some quick comparison benchmarks today to see how the latest Mesa 10.4 stable series is comparing to Mesa 10.6-devel Git for an Intel Core i3 "Broadwell" NUC with HD Graphics 5500...

LXer: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1 (Nestor) Officially Released - Screenshot Tour

Saturday 14th of February 2015 04:53:33 PM
The Parsix GNU/Linux Project proudly announced a few minutes ago, February 14, that the first maintenance release of the Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (codename Nestor) computer operating system based on the Debian 7 Wheezy distribution has been officially released and it is now available for download from its website or as an upgrade to existing Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 users.

TuxMachines: NSA approves Samsung and Boeing mobile devices for employee use

Saturday 14th of February 2015 03:31:39 PM

Samsung’s products include the Galaxy S4/S5, Galaxy S5 with KNOX, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition with KNOX 2, Galaxy Note Edge with KNOX 2, Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 LTE with KNOX 2, and the Galaxy Alpha with KNOX 2. For Samsung, Knox provides the added security features key to making the grade in the CSfC program.

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Reddit: WLAN card issues. How do i get this to work

Saturday 14th of February 2015 03:19:27 PM

Netgear WNDA3100 Ubuntu 14.04 How do i make linux recognize and work with it?mStep by step with links. Ive spent close to 7 hours trying to fix my internet connection on my main pc. Ive fucked around with ndis wrapper, using a laptop with an ethernet to connect my pc to the internet, etc etc etc.. and none of its worked.

lsusb says

Bus 001 Device 032 ID: 0846:9011 Netgear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom B CM4323]

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LXer: “Shopping cart” patent beaten by Newegg comes back to court, loses again

Saturday 14th of February 2015 02:59:11 PM
As patent reform moved into the political spotlight during the last Congress, one patent that kept coming up was the "online shopping cart." It seemed to resonate as a technology that clearly shouldn't have been patented.

Reddit: Do any other browsers support SSBs besides Chrome and Chromium?

Saturday 14th of February 2015 02:58:33 PM

Firefox used to, but it does not anymore. Does anyone know of any others or these two the only ones?

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Phoronix: Mir 0.11 Released With Many Enhancements

Saturday 14th of February 2015 02:36:27 PM
Version 0.11 of the Mir Display Server was released this week for Ubuntu...

Phoronix: Intel Already Has Graphics Code For Testing For Linux 3.21/Linux 4.1

Saturday 14th of February 2015 02:14:39 PM
While we're only in the middle of the Linux 3.20 kernel, for what might still be called Linux 4.0, Intel already has updated DRM driver code for testing that will not be merged until Linux 3.21 (or what might also be known as Linux 4.1)...

Phoronix: Controversy Arises Over SPI Project, Fighting With Elementary OS

Saturday 14th of February 2015 01:42:33 PM
While the X.Org Foundation is voting on joining SPI and the SPI already represents a range of open-source projects from PostgreSQL to Debian, this organization is being criticized this week over how they negatively interacted with the Elementary OS project...

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