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LXer: The Open Source Game Corner Part 3

Saturday 30th of August 2014 04:17:05 PM
The third part in my articles on giving some limelight to open source games, this time I have a completely different set to show you!

Phoronix: Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10

Saturday 30th of August 2014 03:05:26 PM
X.Org Server 1.16 didn't land in the Ubuntu "Utopic Unicorn" archive in time for this week's Ubuntu 14.10 Beta, but Canonical developers still seem to be working on testing and landing the updated xorg-server package for Ubuntu 14.10...

LXer: It’s made-for-TV patent war, as AT&T sues Cox

Saturday 30th of August 2014 02:22:43 PM
The majority of patent lawsuits today are brought by "patent trolls" that do nothing but sue—but suits between actual competitors do still happen.Case in point: AT&T has sued Cox Communications, saying that Cox has infringed seven AT&T patents covering everything from DVRs to methods for hiding "packet loss or frame erasure" over a network.

Reddit: If my motherboard is UEFI do I need a bios boot partition or just a partition for the grub in regards to GPT?

Saturday 30th of August 2014 02:20:51 PM

I was told that MBR has a gap where bios files reside and when using GPT to act as this gap you need a bios boot partition along with the boot partition for the grub. Is this true? Or Can I just have four partitions like

  1. boot

  2. root

  3. swap

  4. home

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Reddit: Gratitude? Gratipay.

Saturday 30th of August 2014 01:43:52 PM

Phoronix: Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board

Saturday 30th of August 2014 01:11:46 PM
To compete with the growing number of single-board development computers in the ARM space and even in the x86 space, Imagination Technologies has introduced their first public MIPS single-board computer for developers. While it won't likely see the success of the Raspberry Pi, it's an interesting piece of hardware to say the least and hopefully we'll be able to benchmark it at Phoronix...

LXer: Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:28:21 PM
Open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities

Slashdot: MIPS Tempts Hackers With Raspbery Pi-like Dev Board

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:27:00 PM
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "In a bid to harness the energy and enthusiasm swirling around today's open, hackable single board computers, Imagination Technologies, licensor of the MIPS ISA, has unveiled the Creator C120 development board, the ISA's counter to ARM's popular Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black SBCs. The MIPS dev board is based on a 1.2GHz dual-core MIPS32 system-on-chip and has 1GB RAM and 8GB flash, and there's also an SD card slot for expansion. Ports include video, audio, Ethernet, both WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and a bunch more. OS images are already available for Debian 7, Gentoo, Yocto, and Arch Linux, and Android v4.4 is expected to be available soon. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the board is that there's no pricing listed yet, because the company is starting out by giving the boards away free to developers who submit the most interesting projects."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Reddit: What makes a good open source application?

Saturday 30th of August 2014 11:33:50 AM

Some Free software projects have remarkable success. Inkscape, Blender and iPython have great documentation, active communities and wide adaptation.

Other prominent projects feel years behind proprietary alternatives. What do you think makes or breaks open source software?

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LXer: Keurig's Coffee DRM Already Cracked By Competitors; Will There Be A Lawsuit?

Saturday 30th of August 2014 10:33:59 AM
Earlier this year, we wrote about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, maker of the infamous Keurig single cup coffee makers, and its plan to DRM its next generation coffee pods. The original pods were going off patent, and competition was rising. So, of course, the solution is to come up with something new... and lock it down to make it less useful for consumers...

Reddit: Neptune 4.1 is out now - Get it while its hot

Saturday 30th of August 2014 10:11:22 AM

TuxMachines: Simplenote want developers to make a GNU/Linux implementation

Saturday 30th of August 2014 09:44:45 AM

Matt Mullenweg founder and CEO of Automattic which is responsible for has reached out to people who develop software on the GNU/Linux platform to find someone who will bring the Simplenote application to GNU/Linux.

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Phoronix: Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver

Saturday 30th of August 2014 09:36:02 AM
Eric Anholt, formerly a lead developer on Intel's Linux graphics driver, has been quickly working away at the VC4 Gallium3D driver and related code now being a Broadcom employee tasked with making an open-source driver for the Raspberry Pi. If you're looking to try out his in-development driver or help him out in the driver creation process, he's published a brief guide to lower the barrier to entry...

TuxMachines: How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

Saturday 30th of August 2014 08:51:48 AM

You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time.

The Raspberry Pi is a computer about the size of a credit card. The darling of the do-it-yourself electronics crowd, the Pi was originally designed to teach kids computer and programming skills without the need for expensive computer labs. People have used Raspberry Pis for everything from robots to cheap home media centers.

The Pi sports USB ports, HDMI video, and a host of other peripherals. The latest version, the B+, sports 512MB of RAM and uses a MicroSD card instead of a full-size card.

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LXer: Google Chrome 38 Gets the 'Picture'

Saturday 30th of August 2014 08:39:37 AM
Since the beginning of the Web era, the simple image tag has defined the use of nearly all static images. Google's new Chrome 38 beta browser will change that with the introduction of a new element known as "picture," which could usher in a new era of responsive design.

TuxMachines: LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

Saturday 30th of August 2014 08:14:14 AM

As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement.

As of today in LibreOffice Git is the initial AArch64 support. Over one thousand new lines of code were added to LibreOffice by Red Hat's Stephan Bergmann for allowing the open-source office suite to build on the ARMv8 64-bit architecture. LibreOffice already runs on many CPU architectures from x86 to Alpha and SPARC with ARM64 just being the latest.

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TuxMachines: SUSE's Flavio Castelli on Docker's Rise Among Linux Distros

Saturday 30th of August 2014 08:09:23 AM

Docker has only gained traction since its launch a little over a year ago as more companies join the community's efforts on a regular basis. On July 30, the first official Docker build for openSUSE was released, making this distribution the latest among many to join the fray. I connected with Flavio Castelli, a senior software engineer at SUSE, who works extensively on SUSE Linux Enterprise and has played a major role in bringing official Docker support to openSUSE. In this interview, he discuses the importance of bringing Docker to each Linux distribution, the future of Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and other interesting developments in the Docker ecosystem.

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TuxMachines: A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces

Saturday 30th of August 2014 08:00:28 AM

A German web-site is hosting a yet to be officially released Catalyst Linux driver.

As pointed out in our forums there is a new Catalyst Linux driver version that's being hosted by This driver is marked Catalyst 14.201.1008 and was uploaded today for Linux along with Windows.

While this driver should work for any supported hardware (Radeon HD 5000 series and newer), it's labeled The driver version number is higher than the previous publicly released Catalyst Linux build available from AMD's web-site.

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TuxMachines: The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming

Saturday 30th of August 2014 07:53:03 AM

In this article the NVIDIA hardware is being benchmarked to a similar stack from earlier this week with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and then upgrading to the Linux 3.17 Git kernel and employing the Oibaf PPA for the upgraded xf86-video-nouveaui DDX and Mesa/Gallium3D drivers. Compared to the Radeon tests, the Nouveau driver was bumped slightly ahead to address a Nouveau driver problem that otherwise was a show-stopper. So even though it shows Mesa 10.3-devel vs. Mesa 10.4-devel, it's just a few days difference of Mesa Git due to the recent branching of Mesa 10.3. The rest of the stack was maintained the same for this Nouveau Linux gaming tests. The tested NVIDIA hardware included both old and new graphics processors:

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