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LXer: Firefox 31 Brings Developer Tools and Security Fixes

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 09:38:32 AM
Firefox 31 is now generally available, providing users of Mozilla's open-source web browser with multiple patches to improve security. For developers, the new release also provides new tools to help accelerate web application development

Phoronix: Development Continues For Supporting EXT4 On NVDIMMs

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 08:51:56 AM
The large set of 22 patches for supporting the EXT4 file-system on non-volatile DIMM memory is now up to its eighth revision...

LXer: Project fosters free, open, secure, public hotspots

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 08:41:21 AM
The EFF’s Open Wireless Router project is developing an open source CeroWRT-based Linux stack for secure, WiFi routers that can publicly share data. The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has released an experimental hacker alpha version of a proposed new open source wireless router stack that supports secure, shareable WiFi networks.

TuxMachines: First Commercial Web Games Launch Leveraging Mozilla-Pioneered Technology

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:58:10 AM

Mozilla is proving the Web is a powerful gaming platform by creating new technologies and developer tools that enable game creators to port their popular titles to the Web. One of the trailblazers using these technologies is Trendy Entertainment, which is leveraging Emscripten and asm.js to bring its highly popular Dungeon Defenders title to the Web. Trendy announced today it will release a version of Dungeon Defenders Eternity featuring the same visuals and gameplay as the native desktop version, but available on the Web at near native speeds. Later today, the full game will be available to buy on Steam.

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LXer: Nine Reasons Linux Rules the Supercomputing Space

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:44:10 AM
The latest TOP500 List of the fastest supercomputers in the world helped many in the technology community understand what open-source aficionados have known for years: Linux has quickly become the operating system of choice in the high-performance computing (HPC) market, growing from relative obscurity 15 years ago to powering 97 percent of the fastest computers in the world. But its appeal is found in more than cost or choice. Here are a few of the main reasons Linux has grown to own the lion's share of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Although the United States remains the top country in terms of overall systems, with 233, this is down from 265 on the November 2013 list. The number of Chinese systems on the list rose from 63 to 76, giving the Asian nation nearly as many supercomputers as the United Kingdom, with 30; France, with 27; and Germany, with 23—combined. Japan also increased its showing, up to 30 from 28 on the previous list. HP has the lead in systems and now has 182 systems (36 percent), compared to IBM, with 176 systems (35 percent). HP had 196 systems (39 percent) six months ago, and IBM had 164 systems (33 percent) six months ago. In the system category, Cray remains third with 10 percent (50 systems).

Reddit: Can access imap email from thunderbird but not android?

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:35:18 AM

I have set up a ubuntu 14.04LTS server at home and can successfully connect/send/receive imap/smtp from external using thunderbird but when i use the same settings in android it cant find the host. Is there something I'm missing?

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TuxMachines: Open-Source Projects Failing To Pass IRS Nonprofit Muster

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:22:31 AM

Though organizations that produce nonprofit software have long been granted tax-exempt status, the Internal Revenue Service recently denied it to two applicants. One had waited more than four years for a determination—and found the reasons for denial alarming.

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The report comes a few months after OpenStack Foundation was denied a nonprofit 501(c)(6) designation. (A 501(c)(3) designation is generally set aside for groups with charitable, literary, or educational goals; a 501(c)(6) generally applies to business groups.)

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TuxMachines: Android Open-Source for ARMv8-A Starts 64-Bit Avalanche

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:18:14 AM

I have no doubt that the next generation of premium smartphones and tablets will be based on 64-bit processors. To provide the power and features needed for new features such as UltraHD video, LTE-Advanced, and 3D products (such as Google's Tango), mobile devices will need a big boost in processing power.

New 64-bit SOCs such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor are expected to begin shipping this year, and the first products are expected to be commercially available in the first quarter of 2005, just in time for the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

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TuxMachines: France parliamentary committee: 'encourage European open source software market

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:03:08 AM

Europe should encourage the market for free source software solutions, using public procurement and by making open standards mandatory, recommends a French parliamentary committee. Using free software is strategic as it increases IT security, reduces economic dependencies and fights rent-seeking by closed source software vendors. To avoid straining innovation, the committee also advises against European patents on software.

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Phoronix: Libinput 0.5 Improves Pointer Acceleration, Adds A Configuration API

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 06:47:58 AM
Libinput, the input library designed for use by Wayland compositors and other environments for having common input device handling on Linux, is out with a significant update...

LXer: Best Linux Browsers

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 06:46:59 AM
Choosing the best Linux browser for your needs requires just a bit of homework: Web browsers for the Linux desktop have evolved over the years, just as they have for other popular desktop platforms. With this evolution, both good and bad revelations have been discovered. Revelations from new functionality, to broken extensions, and so forth. In this article, I'll serve as your guide through these murky waters to help you discover the best in Linux browsers.

TuxMachines: Chrome OS to get comple overhaul with ‘Project Athena’

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 06:42:34 AM

Chrome OS is the operating system which runs on all Chromebook laptops and currently uses the Ash Window Manager. At the moment this is highly unconfirmed but we are receiving very early reports that “Project Athena” is the name given to the newer version of Chrome OS.

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TuxMachines: Exclusive interview with Agustin Benito Bethencourt on joining Linaro

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 06:34:30 AM

Linaro is growing fast so I am currently focused on management and development processes. Together with the technical leads and the project managers, my goal is to keep high levels of efficiency within the Group while growing, keeping the Free Software culture that has made Linaro so successful.

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TuxMachines: KDE's the Best, Wallen Interview, and Why Linux Rules

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 06:23:30 AM

Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield says the best Linux desktop continues to be KDE's Plasma. Steven Ovadia at My Linux Rig snagged a short interview with Jack Wallen. eWeek has nine reasons Linux rules on supercomputers. And venture capitalist Sonatype says most companies don't audit Open Source software components they're using for vulnerabilities and security flaws.

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TuxMachines: Linux 3.17 To Fix Up ASPM, Bring Other PCI Changes

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 05:55:49 AM

Bjorn Helgaas, the PCI subsystem maintainer for the Linux kernel, sent in a very early Linux 3.17 kernel merge window pull request due to being on holiday the next few weeks.

The PCI pull request is the first pull request submitted for Linux 3.17 with it likely being about two weeks or so until Linux 3.16 makes its official debut, which would conflict with Bjorn's holiday until mid-August.

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LXer: UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 05:49:48 AM
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.

TuxMachines: QEMU 2.1.0-rc3 Has More Bug Fixes

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 05:41:40 AM

If all goes according to plan the QEMU 2.1 release will happen next week but before that can happen some last-minute testing is encouraged with the new release of QEMU 2.1-rc3.

The final QEMU 2.1 release is expected next Tuesday (29 July) while issued today was 2.1-rc3. A final 2.1-rc4 release candidate is expected in the days to come for fixing one last critical issue with the release.

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