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LXer: King Ellison Abdicates As Oracle CEO

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:27:52 PM
You’ve no doubt already heard that Larry Ellison stepped down this afternoon as CEO of Oracle, though he’ll be sticking around for a while in his new position as executive chairman. In other words, he’s still the boss by way of being the boss’s boss – and by dint of the fact that he remains the company’s biggest shareholder with a 25% stake in the business.

Reddit: bodhi linux may live on!

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:22:08 PM

Reddit: Native support for Netflix coming to Ubuntu

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:21:55 PM

Phoronix: 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:00:00 PM
With Ubuntu 14.10 bringing various updates to the packaged desktop environments along with updated open-source graphics drivers, here's our per-cycle usual tests of the popular Linux desktops while looking at their impact on the Linux gaming performance.

LXer: Verizon, enemy of Open Internet rules, says it loves the “open Internet”

Friday 19th of September 2014 03:30:41 PM
No company has gone to greater lengths than Verizon in trying to stop the government from enforcing network neutrality rules.Verizon is the company that sued to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order from 2010. Verizon won a federal appeals court ruling this year, overturning anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules and setting off a months-long scramble by the FCC to get enforceable rules into place.

Reddit: GNOME 3.14 On Its Way (new feature sneak preview)

Friday 19th of September 2014 03:29:57 PM

TuxMachines: NVIDIA 343.22 Linux Driver Brings Support for GTX 970 and GTX 980

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:50:36 PM

NVIDIA has released a new Linux driver for its products and the developers have added support for the latest GPUs that were just announced.

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TuxMachines: Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:42:15 PM

If you're not a Linux or Unix developer, you've never heard of systemd, the new Linux-specific system and service manager. In Linux developer circles, however, nothing else ticks off many programmers more than this replacement for the Unix and Linux's traditional sysvinit daemon...

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TuxMachines: Samsung launches the Industry’s first 28-Megapixel APS-C CMOS Image Sensor – S5KVB2

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:34:46 PM

Samsung, with the launch of the Tizen Samsung NX1 Smart Camera, has introduced a new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras, which is said to offer superior light absorption thanks to the back-side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology and 65-nanometer (nm) low-power copper process.

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LXer: Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:33:30 PM
Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

Slashdot: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:17:00 PM
sfcrazy writes: Native support for Netflix is coming to Linux, thanks to their move from Sliverlight to HTML5, Mozilla and Google Chrome. Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed a solution to Ubuntu developers: "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play." The newer version of NSS is set to go out with the next security update.

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Phoronix: The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:08:04 PM
For those able to spend $1000+ (USD) on a processor, the Intel Core i7 5960X is a fantastic offering that is still leaving me pleased with the performance after extensive Linux testing...

Reddit: Top 5 Free Operating System

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:06:45 PM

Reddit: Vine android app running on linux with ARChon runtime

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:03:51 PM

Reddit: GNOME 3.14, behind the scenes

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:00:34 PM

Reddit: Wayland and Weston 1.6.0 released

Friday 19th of September 2014 01:38:25 PM

Phoronix: Tizen Smartphones Reported To Launch In November

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:54:22 PM
It looks like Tizen smartphones might finally see the light of day later in the year...

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Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features. Uselessd in its early stages of development is systemd reduced to being a basic init daemon process with "the superfluous stuff cut out". Among the items removed are removing of journald, libudev, udevd, and superfluous unit types. Read more

Android One: Let us fill you in on Google’s big game

India is now the world’s third largest Internet market and “on a bullet train to become the second”. But even when we become the second with around 300 million Internet users, India would still have over 75 per cent of the population that has no access to this so-called information superhighway. It is this chunk of population that will form the “next billion” which companies like Nokia, and now Google, has been talking about. And it is this next billion that Google thinks will line up to buy and good smartphone that is also affordable. Read more

Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support

A significant patch-set was published on Saturday night that implements the driver-independent bits of OpenGL 4's ARB_tessellation_shader extension inside Mesa. The tessellation support has been one of the big pieces missing from Mesa's OpenGL 4 implementation and fortunately it's getting close to mainline. Chris Forbes of Intel published fifty-six patches this weekend that implement the driver-independent portions of the extension inside Mesa. Of course, the driver portions still need to follow for it to be useful. Read more

Small Console Menu Utilities

One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a "software tools" movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well on their own. This article looks at four tiny utilities that offer menu facilities. They get virtually zero coverage in the Linux press, so you may not have heard of them before, but they are well crafted and might just fit the bill. Read more