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Nasty Lockup Issue Still Being Investigated For Linux 3.18

Sunday 30th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

Phoronix: When Linux 3.18-rc6 was released last Sunday, Linus Torvalds noted in the release announcement that a "a big unknown worry in a regression" remained.

How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest

Sunday 30th of November 2014 02:00:00 AM

xmodulo: This procedure installs a copy of Debian Jessie into a Xen image, then uses that image to start a guest domain.

Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

Saturday 29th of November 2014 10:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based "SeaBED" AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice

Building a Desktop Wikipedia Checker

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

 The Linux Rain:This article describes how I hacked a simple 'desktop Wikipedia checker' with a shell script.

SUSE gets live patching

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Using SUSE Linux means never having to say 'reboot'.

Inside Cisco's OpenStack Cloud Strategy

Friday 28th of November 2014 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK VIDEO:  Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco, details his firm's OpenStack platform efforts.

Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

Friday 28th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: A startup is pitching a $129-$199 "Imp" mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.

32-bit Man in a 64-bit World

Friday 28th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Several communities are either openly discussing curtailing - some are already outright walking away from - a 32-bit version of their distro, opting instead to go 64-bit only.

35 Android Apps for Pure Fun

Thursday 27th of November 2014 10:00:00 PM

Datamation: Android apps to bring a smile to your face as you go through your busy day. Many of the apps on this list are free.

Mapping the world with open source software

Thursday 27th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades.

Q4OS Is the Perfect Distro for People Who Want a Windows OS, Only Safer

Thursday 27th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP.

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