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LinuxToday: Now HTML 5 is finished, W3C boss Jeff Jaffe discusses what comes next

Monday 1st of December 2014 06:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Now HTML 5 has finally been standardized, Jeff Jaffe, the W3C's CEO, wants to get people talking about what to do next. Rocking Out with “KISS” at SUSECon 2014

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:38:20 PM

All. Access. It was right there, in all caps, on the badge hanging at the bottom of my lanyard. And, boy howdy, did I treat those two little words as a challenge. If I was going to be technically allowed to go anywhere at any time, you bet I was going to do so.

LXer: Cloudius Touts Open Source OSv for Container Virtualization Optimization

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:36:35 PM
Cloudius says its open source OSv operating system, which can boot in less than a second, is better for the cloud and container virtualization than Linux, OpenStack and Docker. Would containerized virtualization à la Docker work better if it didn't depend on the Linux kernel? That's the question startup Cloudius Systems is asking as it promotes OSv, a competing open source operating system designed specifically for the cloud. (Hint: Its answer is "Yes.") Intro to Enterprise Cloud Storage: How to Set Up a Cloudant Database

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:19:52 PM

Enterprise cloud storage has come a long way in the past decade as storage developers have worked out a lot of the kinks that plagued the technology early on. In this series of articles I'll take you through some different cloud storage options. 

Phoronix: Firefox 34 Brings Its Improved Search Bar, Firefox Hello

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:14:45 PM
Firefox 34.0 is launching today with many changes...

Reddit: The Fuzzing Project

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:02:52 PM

Reddit: How is the current ATI proprietary driver state?

Monday 1st of December 2014 04:47:58 PM

The last time I had a linux on my desktop was a year ago - and I dumped it (again.. and again.. and again..) because of shitty ATI/AMD drivers and me failing to deal with it.

I'm running an FX-8350 + HD-7970 combo and don't plan to replace my gfx card in the near future.

So, after steam is constantly pushing it's service beyond windows and I saw some movement in the GFX driver area - how mature are the drivers now? How is the OpenCL / OpenGL performance? Are there nasty artifacts?

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TuxMachines: Google Nexus 6 review: A larger Moto X with fewer Motorola enhancements

Monday 1st of December 2014 04:46:51 PM

The Nexus 6 is the best Nexus ever and for once a Nexus device is not lacking in any specification. The price reflects the high-end nature of the Nexus 6, but the competition in the Android marketplace is also much stiffer than it was in the past. I still need to use the Nexus 6 a bit more with my T-Mobile SIM to convince myself it isn't the device for me. I enjoy large screen smartphones, but find other offerings to be more compelling.

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LXer: Tin Whiskers Brewery bucks the trend of secret recipes

Monday 1st of December 2014 04:39:24 PM
If there’s one business that values secrecy it’s brewing beer. Most breweries hold their cards very close to their chests. They keep their recipes and techniques away from the prying eyes of competitors to retain a competitive advantage.

TuxMachines: Hands-on with Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE

Monday 1st of December 2014 04:38:06 PM

The final rease of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE was announced this weekend. I have picked up both versions, and I have installed them on a number of computers around here, with both legacy (MBR) and UEFI boot. The results have been very good, as expected.

As anyone who has been around Linux much probably knows, Linux Mint (numbered) is derived from Ubuntu. However, starting with Mint 17 the releases no longer track the latest Ubuntu releases. Mint is now based on the Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) releases and will update their own distribution as they see fit.

That means that although Ubuntu recently released 14.10, this Mint release is still based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and the new Mint numbering system indicates that (this is 17.1, not 18), although the name change is a bit contrary to that (17.1 is called Rebecca rather than Q..., but I guess Q-names are not easy to come up with.

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Reddit: I'm Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux kernel developer, AMA!

Monday 1st of December 2014 03:20:57 PM

To get a few easy questions out of the way, here's a short biography about me any my history:

Here's a good place to start with that should cover a lot of the basics about what I do and what my hardware / software configuration is.

Also, an old reddit post: explains a bit about what I do, although those numbers are a bit low from what I have been doing this past year, it gives you a good idea of the basics.

And read this one about longterm kernels for how I pick them, as I know that will come up and has been answered before:

For some basic information about Linux kernel development, how we do what we do, and how to get involved, see the presentation I give all around the world:

As for hardware, here's the obligatory /r/unixporn screenshot of my laptop:

I'm also a true believer of /r/MechanicalKeyboards/ and have two Cherry Blue Filco 10-key-less keyboards that I use whenever not traveling.

Proof: and

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LXer: Social media for slackers

Monday 1st of December 2014 03:13:53 PM
Rikki Endsley, Community Evangelist at Red Hat, shares insights gleaned from composing 140 character tweets, handling hashtags, and tweaking Hootsuite for open source-centric social media more

LXer: Install & use Dropbox (cloud storage) in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:16:42 PM
Dropbox is a container or cloud storage where end users can keep their files, important docs and personal stuff. Dropbox is developed & started by Dropbox, Inc.

Slashdot: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:05:00 PM
linuxscreenshot writes The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects. Screenshots can be found here.

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Phoronix: Nouveau On Mesa 10.5-devel Doesn't Change Much

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:00:31 PM
Last week I ran benchmarks showing Intel HD Graphics having some changes with Mesa 10.5-devel Git and improvements with the AMD Gallium3D drivers. Rounding out the Mesa Git master tests, here's some tests with the open-source NVIDIA graphics performance via Nouveau...

LinuxToday: Q4OS Delivers a Classic Desktop for Business with TDE

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:00:00 PM

 All things Linux: Q4OS is a distribution using the Trinity desktop and based on Debian Stable.

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Linux Mint Debian Might Not Adopt Systemd

The Linux Mint team has ended 2014 in force with a great Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release, for both the MATE and Cinnamon desktop, but it looks like the Debian edition is also going to be interesting. Read more

Latest SteamOS Update Brings New NVIDIA and AMD Drivers

SteamOS, a Linux distribution based on Debian and developed by Valve that aims to provide the best gaming experience, has been updated by its makers and a new Beta version has been released. Read more

Your Old Computer Can Live Again with Emmabuntüs 2

Emmabuntüs 2 1.09, a distribution created for reconditioning old computers and relying on the robustness of Xubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, has been released and is now ready for download. The Emmabuntüs developers only use LTS editions of Xubuntu, and that means they actually have two distros out right now that are maintained and improved. We had Emmabuntüs 3 1.0 released a few weeks ago, but that one was using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS as the base. Now, the old branch based on Xubuntu 12.04, Emmabuntüs 2, has been improved as well and the devs have made quite a few changes. Read more

11 years developing Krita

Back in 2003 Krita had never been released and the application was only able to do some very crude painting. I think the main reason that I started contributing to Krita back then was that I was much more comfortable with the single window UI and the fact that it used Qt/KDE and C++. In the early days I would never have imagined that I would be still with the project after 10+ years and how big the project is now. Even that the project exists today is a miracle and result of many developers putting in effort without ever knowing how it would develop. For the first few years we had almost no users and the users that we had were die-hard KDE users. At the time that wasn’t a bad thing as it allowed us to do some radical changes and experiments. Many features that were developed during this time still provide the base for the current Krita. Read more