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Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility

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GNU
Linux

For now it looks like the Linux kernel is going to explicitly declare itself as using the GNU89 dialect of the C89 standard but over time the code is being made to compile under C11.

With GCC 5 switching to use GNU11 by default over the GNU89 C standard (and Clang also moving to GNU11 by default), a patch was proposed on the Linux kernel mailing list this weekend for explicitly using GNU89 as up to now the -std=gnu89 compiler switch wasn't set by default so if using GCC 5 it will try to compile the kernel against GNU11.

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Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

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Linux

Synopsis announced an “HS38″ version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.

Synopsis acquired its Linux-optimized line of DesignWare ARC 32-bit RISC/DSP cores when it bought semiconductor IP vendor Virage Logic back in 2010 shortly after Virage acquired ARC International. Since then Synopsis has released several DesignWare ARC HS processor designs, most recently with the HS36.

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Samsung and Intel Stay Committed to Chromebooks

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Linux
Google

Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 2, a good looking model that joins a slew of new Chromebooks arriving in the market. With the holiday season approaching, it's looking like portable computers running Chrome OS and featuring very low price points will be very big sellers.

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The Inherent Dishonesty Inside Open Source

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OSS

Then there is so-called ‘openwashing’ i.e. providing trace elements of open source somewhere on a business model so that a company can attest to and demonstrate its philanthropic side. Purists argue that there is a big difference between opening your data and making it available; the open source list of besmirching malpractice is a long one.

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Xposed Framework won’t arrive on Android Lollipop for months, if at all

The developer of the popular Xposed Framework hacking tool for Android phones and tablets has said that Xposed is unlikely to be launched for Android 5.0 for potentially months, and possibly not at all.

The Android 5.0 update, which is expected to start rolling out to Nexus devices within the next couple of weeks, introduces a whole new app runtime, ART, with which Xposed is not currently compatible.

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The Companies That Support Linux: DataCentred

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Linux
Interviews

Companies are increasingly turning to cloud services to build and deliver their applications, but those that want to use an open source cloud may find it more difficult to set up and maintain. Service-providers such as UK-based DataCentred can more efficiently set up an enterprise cloud using open source software, at scale.

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Debian 7.7 Is Out with Security Fixes

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Debian

The Debian project project has announced that Debian 7.7 "Wheezy" is now out and available for download. This is the regular maintenance update, but it packs quite a few important fixes.

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"Fork Debian" Project Aims to Put Pressure on Debian Community and Systemd Adoption

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Debian

The Debian project decided to adopt systemd a while ago and ditch the upstart counterpart. The decision was very controversial and it's still contested by some users. Now, a new proposition has been made, to fork Debian into something that doesn't have systemd.

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UNITY PRIVACY INDICATOR 0.4 RELEASED WITH NEW PRIVACY SETTINGS

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Security
Ubuntu

For those not familiar with Privacy Indicator, this is an Ubuntu AppIndicator especially created for Unity, which allows you to control various privacy aspects.

Until this release, the indicator could be used to enable / disable Dash online search results and Zeitgeist logging (and also clear the Zeitgeist log), clear recently used files (which show up in the Nautilus or Nemo "Recent" sidebar item for instance) and to show or hide your real name on the Unity panel.

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Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade

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Red Hat
Microsoft

So where does Red Hat turn? Microsoft – that’s where.

Red Hat in September hired Harry Mower as senior director, developer programs and evangelism.

Mower has been an evangelist and outreach manager for Microsoft since 2006, on media, telecoms and entertainment. His job, to expand uptake and adoption of Microsoft technologies.

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today's leftovers

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Gaming
HowTos

Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11

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Development

It looks like LLVM's Clang compiler will be defaulting to using the GNU's C11 standard for its next release.

Earlier this month I wrote about GCC 5 looking to default to GNU11/C11 over GNU89 for its GCC 5 release. That change ended up landing in SVN so the GNU Compiler Collection is finally providing C11 support by default. Last week the LLVM/Clang developers began discussing a similar move.

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On a quest for a new logo and open design at Mozilla

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Interviews
Moz/FF

Sean Martell understands this. As Art Director for Mozilla, he’s one part of a team behind Mozilla’s visual design. Lately, he’s been involved in redesigning Mozilla’s iconic logos. Instead of working behind closed doors, Martell and his colleagues have opened up the design process to get the help of the wider Mozilla community.

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OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform

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GNU
Linux
Server
OSS

Hosting provider OVH has launched a cloud service based on IBM’s Power8 processor architecture, an open source architecture tailored specifically for big data applications, and OpenStack.

OVH, which serves 700,000 customers from 17 datacentres globally, said it wanted to provide a robust public cloud service tuned for database workloads and has tapped a combination of IBM and OpenStack-based technologies in this pursuit.

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DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation

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KDE
Reviews

It’s been a while since I had a look at DigiKam, and even though I’m not much into using a specialized application for organizing and keeping track of photos, I decided to have a look at the state of this popular and feature-complete photo manager for KDE.

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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.18 RC1 a Week Early

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Linux

Linus Torvalds has surprised everyone and launched Linux kernel 3.18 RC1 ahead of time. A new development cycle has started and it will take a few weeks to see what some of the major features added are.

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Ubuntu Turns 10, Happy Birthday!

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "The Warty Warthog Release" on October 20, 2004. It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since then, but we are now getting ready for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn."

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Calligra Gemini - now also for Linux :)

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KDE

Some people may remember earlier this year when Krita Gemini became (to my knowledge) the first open source software to become greenlit on Steam. For those who don't, yeah, that really happened Wink Krita Gemini was a project created in cooperation between the KDE community's Calligra team, the little software consultancy KO GmbH, and a large semiconductor manufacturer named Intel, who had some devices they needed to be able to show off. Krita Gemini is available on the Steam store, though not yet for Linux (as it turns out, Steam packaging for Linux is even more awkward than building stand-alone installers for Windows, an odd sort of situation for us used to sensible package managers)

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Firefox 34 Beta Allows Video and Audio Calls to Google Chrome and Opera Users

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Moz/FF

Mozilla is out with a new Firefox version, but this time it's the first Beta for the new 34 branch. If you think that this is yet another boring release, you better think again because it comes with some cool features.

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