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Phoronix: Freedreno Driver Continues Working For Open-Source Qualcomm Driver Independence

Saturday 4th of July 2015 06:06:37 PM
Rob Clark has shared a new blog post today about "happy (gpu) independence day" with his work on the open-source Freedreno driver for freeing Qualcomm Linux users of the Adreno binary blob...

LXer: How to edit your kernel boot parameters on Linux

Friday 3rd of July 2015 12:27:53 PM
Changing or editing your kernel boot parameters is very important when you want to fix an issue that causes errors during boot, or test a new feature, activate a different driver, or disable a feature on your system. These parameters are stored as text, in the boot loader's configuration file which the kernel parses during the init process.

Phoronix: OPNsense 15.7 Released As Fork Of Pfsense

Friday 3rd of July 2015 12:19:35 PM
As a fork of pfSense, the OPNsense project that's a FreeBSD-based open-source firewall distribution did its first production-ready release this week...

LXer: Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

Friday 3rd of July 2015 06:30:02 AM
Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In recent weeks, the Braswell SoCs have also shown up on COM Express modules from Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell, on a Qseven COM from Congatec, and on a 3.5-inch SBC from Nexcom. Last week we rounded up a dozen Mini-ITX boards that all use the Braswell chips.

LXer: Confirmed stupid: A patent on firewalls, circa 2000

Friday 3rd of July 2015 02:41:18 AM
Last month, the EFF faced down a lawsuit claiming that one of its "Stupid Patent of the Month" blog posts illegally defamed the inventor, a patent lawyer named Scott Horstemeyer. Days after the lawsuit became public, it was dropped.

TuxMachines: Learn OpenStack with Linux Foundation Instructor Tim Serewicz

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:50:43 PM

When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad." Serewicz has since made a full-time career out of teaching admins the latest technologies in the ever-evolving and growing Linux ecosystem. He has taught at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat and now teaches OpenStack and Linux performance and tuning courses for Linux Foundation Training.

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TuxMachines: BQ Aquaris E5: An Ubuntu Edition Phone that severely disappoints

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:42:57 PM

I can't begin to tell you how saddened I am that I've had to write this. I wanted the Ubuntu Phone to completely blow me away and pull me from the Android platform with ease and grace. Instead, it solidified my opinion that jumping into the ring with Android and Apple is a fight that most aren't really ready to take up.

Please, Canonical, go back to the drawing board and return with a UI that makes sense... or simply return all of your focus on what you do best and leave the mobile platform to Google and Apple.

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Linux.com: What You Need to Know About Fedora’s Switch From Yum to DNF

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:51 PM

If you’re a fan of Fedora, and you’ve upgraded to release 22, you might have noticed a major change under the hood. The familiar (and long-standing) Yum package manager is gone. In its place is the much more powerful and intelligent Dandified Yum (DNF).

Phoronix: 6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:01 PM
With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

Reddit: GNOME Photos - Future Plans

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:32:10 PM
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LXer: Steam for Linux Usage Continues Its Downward Spiral in June

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:12:17 PM
The Steam for Linux platform got a great start, but for some strange reason the number of users has constantly been decreasing for the past few months and it looks like it's not stopping, although the rate seems to be changing.

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IBM Promises Apache Spark for Linux on Z Systems

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Red Hat augments presence in Malaysia

Senior director and general manager, ASEAN, Damien Wong Yok Weng said Malaysia was an important market for the company and it had much potential for the adoption of open source technology across industries. Speaking to reporters at the official announcement of the subsidiary here, Wong said in terms of expansion strategy, Red Hat had looked at all the surrounding factors in the information technology (IT) industry. Read more

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Android x86 - Release 4.4 r3

This review might not be very long but I have spent a long time playing and experimenting with Android x86 and if you stick with it and are willing to play with settings then you may get something close to desirable. Those who will get the most out of Android x86 will be using a computer with a touchscreen. Read more

Will an upgrade to Windows 10 on a dual-boot system mess GRUB up?

If the setup is on a computer with UEFI firmware, with the boot files of all systems on the EFI Boot Partition, then I don’t see anything that will mess GRUB up during or after upgrading to Windows 10. That’s because the EFI Boot Partition is like a public park, where the space occupied by each operating system’s boot files is respected. So the Windows 10 upgrade script will only update the files and directory that pertains to the Windows boot manager. That this is true has been verified by none other than a Microsoft employee in this blog post. The same goes with the upgrade script of the installed Linux distribution(s), but you knew that already. Read more