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LXer: A Holiday Gift From Conexant: an ALSA Driver For Recent Cherry Trail SOC Based Devices

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:06:14 AM
The machines where sound has been a problem have Intel SST sound on the SOC which uses the Conexant codec. On those systems the "sound card" is simply not detected.This is good news for owners of many recent tablets and notebooks running on recent Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) based SOCs. These include systems by Acer, ASUS, HP, Toshiba and probably others.

TuxMachines: 5 open source gift ideas for non-techies

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:04:01 AM

It's getting down to the wire here for the holidays. You know, that time when we all realize that we've completely neglected to get gifts for people. While reading through our very excellent gift guide, a thought occurred to me: Those unfortunate souls with lives devoid of technological wonder... they need presents, too. So what do we get them? What do we present to these people whose interests diverge so greatly from our own? I'm glad you asked. I made a list.

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TuxMachines: Top open source creative tools in 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:02:42 AM

A few years ago, I gave a lightning talk at Red Hat Summit that took attendees on a tour of the 2012 open source creative tools landscape. Open source tools have evolved a lot in the past few years, so let's take a tour of 2016 landscape.

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TuxMachines: LG announces five new phones you probably won't care about

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:49:06 AM

Ahead of CES, LG has announced four new phones in the K series — the K10, K8, K4, and K3 — that will make their debut at the trade show. LG will also showcase the Stylus 3, which offers an "improved writing experience" that mimics the "feel and feedback of an actual pen."

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TuxMachines: The Raspberry Pi Foundation's Distro

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:18:08 AM

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Phoronix: RADV Radeon Vulkan Code Enables More Driver Features

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
The RADV Radeon Vulkan driver in Mesa has seen some activity last night to enable more fine-grained features...

Reddit: Top Free Encrypted Email Service Providers

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:59:27 AM

LXer: Debian-Based Raspbian GNU/Linux OS with PIXEL Desktop Out Now for PC and Mac

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:57:37 AM
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton proudly announced the availability of the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution with the recently introduced PIXEL desktop environment for PC and Mac.

Reddit: Play Netflix on Linux with Firefox

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:29:18 AM

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Cuts Work

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:10:12 AM
  • Removing 32-bit powerpc architecture from future Ubuntu releases

    Given the recent announcement that the powerpc architecture would be dropped from the upcoming Debian release[1], there has been a good deal of discussion about the future of this architecture in Ubuntu as well, including a session at last month's Ubuntu Online Summit[2] and several discussions during Technical Board meetings.

  • Ubuntu To Stop Building 32-Bit PowerPC For Future Releases

    With Debian Stretch dropping 32-bit PowerPC as a release architecture, Ubuntu is following a similar maneuver and will not be making 32-bit PPC images of future releases.

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TuxMachines: Linux Workstation/Server Distribution Benchmarks For Winter 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:58:08 AM

The latest for your enjoyment of our year-end comparison articles and benchmarks is a fresh comparison of various workstation/enterprise/server oriented Linux distributions when looking at relevant workloads. Testing for this distribution comparison being done from a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system while a desktop-focused Linux desktop comparison for winter 2016 will be posted still before year's end.

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LXer: How to Quickly Clear Your System Cache in Ubuntu

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:48:59 AM
If left unchecked, your system cache might take up a big chunk of your storage and memory. Here’s how you can quickly clear the system cache in Ubuntu.

Reddit: Parabuntu 2016.11 Release

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:03:04 AM

Phoronix: Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 Released With Linux Improvements

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:00:00 AM
It's been two years since we last reported on the Leadwerks game engine while this morning the company announced a big update for it that also improves the Linux support...

LXer: How to find network card driver name and version on Linux

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:40:22 AM
For network interface card (NIC) hardware to operate properly, you need a suitable device driver for the NIC hardware. A NIC device driver implements a hardware-independent common interface between the Linux kernel and the NIC, so that packets can be moved between the kernel and the NIC. While some drivers may be statically built in the kernel, most drivers for modern NICs are dynamically loaded as kernel modules.

Reddit: 2016 Linux Game Picks

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:23:06 AM

Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 15, 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:19:48 AM

LXer: BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20 released

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:31:45 AM
Just some hours back BlackArch team announced the new release of ArchLinux 2016.12.20. With this new release more new tools and updated list of packages with updated system files are welcomed as well.So, What's New In BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20?[....]

Phoronix: Haswell OpenGL 4.0 / FP64 Support In Mesa Might Finally Be Close To Merging

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:00:00 AM
It appears that ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 for Intel Haswell graphics hardware might finally be merged soon into Mesa and thereby exposing OpenGL 4.0 support...

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Mycroft AI Intelligent Personal Assistant Now Available as a Raspberry Pi Image

It's been very quiet lately for the Mycroft project, an open-source initiative to bring a full-featured intelligent personal assistant to Linux desktops, but it looks like it's still alive and kicking, and it's now available as a Raspberry Pi image. Read more

You Can Now Have All the Essential Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Flavors on a Single ISO

After informing Softpedia about the release of the Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 Live DVDs, Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team is now announcing the availability of Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.5. Read more

Benchmarking Radeon Open Compute ROCm 1.4 OpenCL

Last month with AMD/GPUOpen's ROCm 1.4 release they delivered on OpenCL support, albeit for this initial release all of the code is not yet open-source. I tried out ROCm 1.4 with the currently supported GPUs to see how the OpenCL performance compares to just using the AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL implementation. Read more

Canonical to Remove Old Unity 7 Scopes from Ubuntu Because They're Not Secure

Canonical's Will Cooke has revealed recently the company's plans on removing some old, unmaintained Unity 7 Scopes from the Ubuntu Linux archives because they could threaten the security of the entire operating system. Read more