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TuxMachines: Fedora Present and Future: a 2014 Update (Intermission)

Sat, 05/04/2014 - 12:22am

My apologies — it’s been a busy week and I’m swamped with Cloud SIG effort, other work stuff, and a kid with a stomach bug. Plus, these things turn out to take a long time to write. (Who knew?!) The 2014 Update series will back next week with governance structure, current status (with many updates!), and some big-picture ideas.

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Reddit: Tesla Model S runs Linux

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:45pm

LXer: Fedora Present and Future: a 2014 Update (Intermission)

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:42pm
My apologies — it’s been a busy week and I’m swamped with Cloud SIG effort, other work stuff, and a kid with a stomach bug. Plus, these things turn out […]

LXer: Which Linux Mint apps can replace Windows XP software?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:45pm
In today's open source roundup: How to replace Windows XP applications with Linux Mint alternatives. Plus: Wine and Linux gaming, and why GNOME 3.12 won't be in Ubuntu 14.04.

Reddit: Lookup Linux commands quickly

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:57pm is a helpful tool if you come across a command and you want to know what it does (and what its flags do). It's a lot like the man pages, but I find that it is a lot faster to use.

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LXer: Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:47pm
Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up a drag-and-drop operation.

Phoronix: A Look At The Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Configuration

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:45pm
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is shipping the Linux 3.13 kernel by default but besides that we now know the kernel configuration that Canonical will be using for this upcoming Long Term Support release...

TuxMachines: Cisco edges away from VMware, tries Red Hat on for size

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:25pm

Red Hat is joining in with Cisco and working with its OpFlex protocol in Netzilla's ACI take on nearly but not quite open software-defined networking. Red Hat sees ACI involvement as a way of spreading its KVM technology and outflanking VMware.

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TuxMachines: Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:01pm

Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.

The board’s schematics are also available for download and the Intel graphics chipset has open-source drivers so hackers can have their way with the board. While it doesn’t compete directly with the Raspberry Pi – the Pi is more an educational tool and already has a robust ecosystem – it is a way for DIYers to mess around in x86 architected systems as well as save a bit of cash. The system uses break-out boards called Lures to expand functionality.

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LinuxToday: Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 Features Five Great Linux Games

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:00pm

Softpedia: The Humble Bundle people are continuing to support the Linux community and most of their collections of games comes with versions for the Linux platform.

LXer: Crowdfunding an open source laptop, a new Apache project, and more

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:50pm
Open source news for your reading pleasureMarch 29 - April 4, 2014In this week's edition of the open source news roundup, we look at the end of Ubuntu One, a totally-open laptop, Microsoft's recent steps toward openness, and more.

Phoronix: Wine 1.7.16 Stubs Out DirectX Video Acceleration

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:50pm
Wine 1.7.16 was released this afternoon as the latest Wine development release...

Phoronix: VOGL Now Supports Unreal Engine 4 On Linux

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:41pm
Valve developers have gone out of their way to ensure that the VOGL OpenGL debugger for Linux works with Unreal Engine 4...

LXer: Microsoft in OPEN-SOURCE .Net love-in with new foundation

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:53pm
Microsoft has opened its .Net programming framework to the developer community by releasing the code for a broad range of .Net-related software as open-source projects under the stewardship of a new, dedicated foundation.

LinuxInsider: Eich Falls on Sword for Mozilla

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:06pm
Mozilla Foundation cofounder Brendan Eich -- whose recent appointment as CEO of subsidiary Mozilla Corp. sparked an uproar -- on Thursday stepped down from the post in a bid to keep the company viable. Foundation cofounder and CEO Mitchell Baker painted the move as a return to the foundation's core principles, noting that Eich made the decision "for Mozilla and our community." Mozilla "prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn't live up to it," Baker said.

LXer: Epic Games Loves Linux, Unreal Engine 4.1 Update Preview With Linux Support

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:56pm
Today Epic Games is bringing the dynamite with news about Unreal Engine 4.1 and it's Linux/SteamOS support.