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Story Benchmarks & Trying Out DragonFlyBSD 4.8 Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 3:45pm
Story Plesk teams with Kolab for open source groupware Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 3:26pm
Story Can Open Source EHRs Offer a New Path for Health IT Usability? Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 3:24pm
Story Lakka 2.0 RC4 is out Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 2:48pm
Story Latest Black Lab Linux Weekly Build Optimizes Swap File Management for SSD Rianne Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 1:57pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 12:14pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 11:43am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 8:00am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 7:58am
Story Tizen and Android Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2017 - 7:57am

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform.

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Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases

Android Leftovers

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Fedora 26 Linux Distro Delayed Again, Looks Like It Launches on June 27, 2017

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Linux
Red Hat

Last week, we told you that the upcoming Alpha build of the Fedora 26 Linux distribution was delayed by a week due to late blockers, being re-scheduled for tomorrow, March 28, 2017.

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ARM boosts Big.Little with DynamIQ, and launches Linux dev kit

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Linux

ARM unveiled a more flexible version of its Big.Little multi-core scheme called DynamIQ, and launched an Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the Udoo Neo.

ARM Ltd. announced a more advanced version of its Big.Little heterogeneous multi-processing technology for balancing core loads on multi-core Cortex-A SoCs. The new DynamIQ multi-core scheme enables more flexible core configurations that were not possible with Big.Little, says ARM. Meanwhile, ARM’s educational unit released a new ARM Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the i.MX6 SoloX based Udoo Neo hacker SBC (see farther below).

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Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

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Linux

If you’re making the move from Windows or Mac (or even from Android or iOS), welcome to our world.

These days, using Linux for doing everyday computer tasks isn’t that much different than using other operating systems — meaning the learning curve is only slight. In fact, my colleague Phil Shapiro works at a library that uses Linux on the computers its patrons use and says that hardly anyone even notices they’re not using Windows. It’s that easy.

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Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Has Linux Kernel 4.10.5, Yaourt, and Calamares Installer

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Arne Exton announced today the release of a new build of his Arch Linux-based ArchEX GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight LXQt desktop environment.

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DragonFly BSD 4.8 Released with EFI & eMMC Support, Improved Kernel Performance

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BSD

The developers of the DragonFly BSD operating system were proud to announce today, March 27, 2017, the release and immediate availability for download of DragonFly BSD 4.8.

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Also: DragonFlyBSD 4.8 Released With Performance Improvements, EFI Support & More

DragonFly BSD 4.8

Lesser known but still handy Linux commands

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Linux

Some Linux commands that might not be sitting in your top favorites list can still come in very handy in a number of ways. In today's post, we're going to examine some interesting though somewhat unusual command options.

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FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module links to IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT

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OS

Artila’s “RIO-2010BM” remote digital I/O device runs FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M3, offers isolated inputs, and supports IBM’s Bluemix and Watson IoT platforms.

Like Artila Electronics’ RIO-2015PG, the RIO-2010BM is a remote I/O module that runs FreeRTOS on an MCU, and offers isolated digital I/O. The device is designed specifically for transmitting Modbus/TCP remote data to the IBM Bluemix service and IBM’s Watson IoT cloud-based analytics platform.

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Linux Devices

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Linux
Hardware

GNOME News

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GNOME
  • Hurrah! Dash to Dock Now Supports GNOME 3.24

    The Dash to Dock GNOME Shell Extension has been updated to support GNOME 3.24, and improves its app launch keyboard shortcut feature.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed Is the First to Offer the GNOME 3.24 Desktop Environment

    openSUSE Project's Dominique Leuenberger was proud to announce the availability of the recently released GNOME 3.24 desktop environment into the software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release.

    According to the developer, and to our knowledge, openSUSE Tumbleweed is now the first GNU/Linux distributions to offer the GNOME 3.24 packages to their users. We know that openSUSE is a distro mostly oriented towards the KDE Plasma desktop, but support for GNOME is provided at the same level of quality.

Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

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Linux

This past Sunday, Jupiter Broadcasting announced the Linux Action Show—one of the longest-running podcasts in the Linux world, which has aired almost continuously since June 10, 2006—is coming to an end and closing down production.

Over a decade. That is a seriously good run for any show—podcast, TV, radio or otherwise. When I and my co-host created the Linux Action Show (typically abbreviated as LAS) nearly 11 years ago, we had no idea it would last this long. Nor did we have any idea of how far it would grow.

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Red Hat News

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Red Hat

Samsung Z4 gets WiFi Certified with Tizen 3.0 onboard, Launching soon

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Linux

Today, the next Tizen smartphone, which should be the named the Samsung Z4, has received its WiFi certification (certification ID: WFA70348) – Model number SM-Z400F/DS with firmware Z400F.001 on the 2.4Ghz band.

WiFi certification is usually one of the last steps before a mobile device gets released and means a launch is coming real soon as we have already seen the Z4 make its debut appearance at the FCC. For the previous model, the Samsung Z2, we saw it get WIFi certified on 7 July and then launched on 23 August, a mere 6 weeks.

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Linux 4.10.6

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Linux

I'm announcing the release of the 4.10.6 kernel.

All users of the 4.10 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.10.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.10.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

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Also: Linux 4.9.18

Linux 4.4.57

Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Mux Controller Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.12

    A new subsystem has been proposed for staging in the Linux 4.12 kernel.

    Peter Rosin has requested Greg KH pull in the mux controller subsystem for the Linux 4.12 kernel. He explained of this new subsystem, "This adds a new mux controller subsystem with an interface for accessing mux controllers, along with two drivers providing the interface (gpio and adg792) and two consumers (iio and i2c). This is done in such a way that several consumers can independently access the same mux controller if one controller controls several multiplexers, thus allowing sharing."

  • Marek Looking To Tackle Large RadeonSI Performance Bottleneck

    Prolific Mesa developer Marek Olšák is looking to tackle what he thinks is the "biggest performance bottleneck at the moment" for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.

  • Shader Variants Support For Etnaviv Gallium3D

Leftovers: BSD

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BSD

Dortmund’s use of Linux servers increasing

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Linux

The city of Dortmund, Germany’s 8th largest city, is rapidly increasing its use of Linux. From 2015 to 2016, the number of Linux servers rose by 21%, from 200 to 242.

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
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