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Reddit: Desperately seeking laptop for Linux

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:30:18 AM

I think I'm getting depressed, all of these great companies that sell laptops for linux are merely reselling hardware made out of taiwan. That goes for System76/Zareason and Think Penguin.

I'm looking for a good laptop that has an intel cpu and intel graphics card. I was looking at some thinkpads but I wanted to buy a laptop from someone who would kick up some money to fsf/gnu/etc. Help me plz.

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Phoronix: GCC Soars Past 14.5 Million Lines Of Code & I'm Real Excited For GCC 5

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:20:00 AM
If you thought LLVM/Clang with just under four million lines was a huge code-base for a compiler as the entire Linux kernel is over 19 million lines, just wait until you see the current size of GCC...

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Monday 5th of January 2015 09:50:02 AM

LXer: Open Source Photography: NDFilter Android App

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:38:49 AM
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TuxMachines: Samsung ready to do Tizen Smart TV battle at CES 2015 – “Most Seductive TV of all time. PERIOD“

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:30:56 AM

If you look at Samsung’s marketing, they are definitely ready to do battle at CES next week over their Smart TVs or should I proudly say Tizen Smart TVs. The are introducing their new S’UHD TVs (S for Samsung?) as the “Most Seductive TV of all time. PERIOD“. This is a bold statement to make indeed as we know that there are some highly seductive TVs already from the world of LG and Sony, to name a couple.

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Phoronix: More Patches Published For AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

Monday 5th of January 2015 08:07:26 AM
For those getting back into Mesa/Gallium3D driver testing from Git following the holidays, Marek Olšák published another big set of patches this weekend...

Reddit: NixOS and Stateless Deployment

Monday 5th of January 2015 06:44:01 AM

Reddit: How to get the MTP library to mount a Zune media player

Monday 5th of January 2015 05:04:52 AM

Take the above file, and paste it into "~/.mtpz-data". This is the handshake that the computer needs to send to the Zune before files can be transferred to it. Once it is mounted, you can copy files to it just like any regular drive, at about 10MB/s (at least for the original white Zune 30).

It is not as seamless as transferring via the Windows-only Zune Software, and I have never been able to get playlists to work in Linux, but transferring music to it works just fine and it gets detected along with the proper album art if it's hardcoded into the file (I think, it could require a separate file, though).

It's been a while, so I don't remember if you can copy files to the "Podcasts" section of the device and take advantage of the per-file playback position saving.

Only thing I can confirm is that MP3 files can be copied, and are detected under the proper album and artist. After all, this is infinitely more than you can do with the newer iPods in terms of music transfer.

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LXer: Red Star 3.0 Desktop Screenshot Tour

Monday 5th of January 2015 04:40:15 AM
Red Star OS is a North Korean Linux-based operating system. Development started in 2002 at the Korea Computer Center. Red Star OS 3.0, like its predecessors, uses a KDE 3 desktop. However, 3.0 more closely resembles Apple's OS X whereas previous versions more closely resembled Windows XP.

LXer: CES: Acer introduces first 15.6" display Chromebook

Monday 5th of January 2015 02:45:53 AM
Acer introduces big and sturdy Chromebook at CES.

Reddit: First Linux Build

Monday 5th of January 2015 02:41:48 AM

Hi guys. My current computer doesn't work at all with Linux, so I figured I'd build something. I'm brand new to Linux, so I have no idea what to do for parts. I also don't know what to do for the distro. I can't stand Ubuntu. So what are some good parts and a noob friendly distro?

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LinuxToday: Why does the world still need the Mozilla Foundation?

Monday 5th of January 2015 02:00:00 AM

VentureBeat: With its Firefox browser rapidly losing share, and its financial ties to Google finished, the Mozilla Foundation finds itself facing the most pivotal moment in its history since its founding more than a decade ago.

TuxMachines: Nano-Archimedes Is The Latest GNU Project, Making More Scientific Software Open-Source

Monday 5th of January 2015 01:20:14 AM

Before getting too excited over this latest GNU project, it will likely only be relevant to a few Phoronix readers as it's a highly scientific. The GNU Nano-Archimedes project page describes the software, "GNU nano-archimedes is a Technology Computer Aided Design tool (TCAD) for the simulation of various technology relevant situtations involving the dynamics of electrons such as the transport in nanometer scale semiconductor devices (nanodevices) and time-dependent many-body problems coming from, for example, quantum chemistry and/or atomic physics. It is based on the Wigner equation, a convenient formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of a phase-space (completely equivalent to the Schroedinger equation), and the density functional theory (DFT). It is also able to deal with time-dependent ab-initio many-body simulations."

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LXer: Running Glassfish 4.1 in Nova-Docker Comtainer on RDO Juno

Monday 5th of January 2015 12:51:31 AM
This post follows up Docker image been built bellow has pre-installed JDK 1.8 and GlassFish 4.1,providing ssh connect to Nova-Docker container ( launched via this image )it allows initialize Glassfish with JPA support manually.

Phoronix: Nano-Archimedes Is The Latest GNU Project, Making More Scientific Software Open-Source

Monday 5th of January 2015 12:42:23 AM
The first version of GNU Nano-Archimedes was released on Sunday and is trying to free up more of quantum simulations...

Reddit: Average Security Patch Time

Sunday 4th of January 2015 11:57:52 PM

I was searching for informations about the average time it took a security vulnerability (like CVE's or other security relevant bugs) on Linux(and maybe core userland applications) and various other operating systems for comparison to get resolved by a patch. I only found some sparse data from 2012 from Trustwave which indicates that Linux took on averade 857 days compared to 375 days on Windows.

But this looks totally made up due to the fact that linux had 9 and windows 34 Vulnerability and the two zero days did not really affect a wide range of users cuz these are in the HSF and ext4 driver(at 2012).

The data at all is to sparse to make up good statistics about that. Are there any other sources of information you guys know of, cuz i guess there should be more security related bugs on the major os's for comparison. Or is there any database i can query for a CVE and the time it was fixed?

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