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The Intel Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 3.20

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Graphics/Benchmarks

As usual, the next version of the Linux kernel will bring a number of prominent changes to Intel's open-source DRM graphics driver.

For those that haven't yet caught up with their Phoronix reading with my dozens of Linux 3.20 articles already, including my always close look at the DRM driver changes, Daniel Vetter of Intel has written a new blog post about the Linux 3.20 changes for Intel. Daniel explains the changes at length and are easy to grasp for casual readers.

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OpenStack Foundation Pulls in $17.5 Million in 2014 Revenue as Liberty set to Ring in 2015

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Server
OSS

The open-source OpenStack Foundation grew its' revenue based by 52 percent in 2014 over 2013. OpenStack Foundation 2014 revenue came in at $17.5 million.

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Qt3D Will Likely Only Be A Tech Preview In Qt 5.5

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Development
KDE

KDAB has been working very hard on Qt3D after it fell apart for Qt 5.0 back in the day during Nokia's Qt shafting. The new version of the Qt3D module is nearly ready but not fully-baked, which is why Sean Harmer of KDAB proposed today that this be a "tech preview" feature of the next Qt tool-kit update.

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The Licensing and Compliance Lab interviews Rainey Reitman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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GNU
Interviews
Legal

This is the latest installment of our Licensing and Compliance Lab's series on free software developers who choose GNU licenses for their works.

In this edition, we conducted an email-based interview with Rainey Reitman, Activism Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about their new EFF Alerts mobile app.

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GNU Linux-libre 3.19 Kernel Deblobs More Drivers

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GNU
Linux

Following yesterday's release of the Linux 3.19 kernel is the newest version of the GNU Linux-libre kernel that strips out kernel functionality dependent on binary-only microcode/firmware images.

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The Linux Setup - Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat
Interviews

I met Matthew at LinuxCon 2013 and have been hounding him for an interview ever since then. He’s worth the wait, though. He really gets under the hood of his GNOME setup and he has some great things to say about the power of open source software. Also, I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth repeating: Fedora has been great for me lately. I know there have always been Fedora fans, but my experience with it was always that there were one or two annoyingly broken things in each release. But 21 is solid. Like Ubuntu solid. And that’s thanks to the work of people like Matthew.

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Android Lollipop more stable than iOS 8

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Android

While Apple may have beaten Android when it comes to sales, when it comes to stability the new Android 5.0 Lollipop beats Apple's iOS 8.

According to data from mobile application performance management specialists Crittercism, app crash rates for the Lollipop are 0.2 percentage points lower than for iOS 8.

Android Lollipop: 2.0% crash rate
iOS 8: 2.2% crash rate

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Ubuntu delivers a bulletproof workstation platform for media production

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Ubuntu

Carbonado Intermedia and are two digital media companies owned by Nestle Snipes (typically referred to as Nes Snipes). Carbonado produces animated sitcoms such as Budz, while Auteuristic is a traditional digital video production company focused on live series, including the Times Square Chronicles’ video version of their newspaper, Times Square Beat. Budz and the Time Square Beat are being leveraged by properties such as Verizon and Dish Network.

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Eureka, Mcloudware, Microchip, Moscow Design Bureau and Wind River Join the Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux

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Linux

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, today announced that Eureka Inc., Mcloudware, Microchip, Moscow Design Bureau and Wind River are joining The Linux Foundation and AGL to advance the creation of an open source reference platform to help the industry rapidly innovate and build the cars of the future.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Black Lab Linux Releases 32-bit Edition of Their KDE-Based Distro

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KDE
Linux

In a world where everyone tries to drop 32-bit support for their OSes, Black Lab Linux developers have announced on Twitter that they’ve released a 32-bit version of their KDE-based distribution in order to support installations of the Black Lab Linux KDE Edition 6.0 SR1 operating system on low-end computers or machines with old/semi-old hardware components.

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CrunchBang, Elementary, and other Linux Complications

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-s

The top stories today are more thoughts on CrunchBang and Elementary OS' move to raise capital. My Linux Rig spoke to Matthew Miller from Fedora about his desktop and Adam Williamson announced Fedora 22 Anacoda/DNF testing day. Canonical pats itself on the back for a job well done in media production and John Goerzen hits the complexity nail on the head.

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Oregon State University Open Source Lab hosts 160 projects

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Interviews
OSS

The South California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual event aiming to provide educational opportunities on the topic of open source software. This is SCALE13X, and prior to the event I caught up with one of the speakers, Emily Durham, who will give a talk called Human Hacking.

Emily Dunham of Open Source Lab at OSUEmily is currently finishing her final year in computer science at Oregon State University (OSU), where she is the student systems engineer at the OSU Open Source Lab. Previous to that gig at OSU, she helped run the Robotics Club, Linux Users Group, and Security Club. Emily has 7 years of experience in open source communities, and I talked with her regarding her career and life, open hardware, community psychology, and of course, her upcoming talk at SCALE13X.

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Puppet Labs community manager on setting expectations

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Interviews

The other side of community involvement in an open source project is the end users. It's hard to be a successful open source project if no one is using it! But aside from providing documentation and forums, how else can projects and users connect?

Kara Sowles, community manager for Puppet LabsOne way is a users group, a type of club where the members all share an interest in a particular arena. SHARE is one of the oldest computer users group around. The basic idea behind a users group is to provide more resources and share information among a local cell, provide support, encouragement, new ideas, mailing lists, and more. There are some challenges with belonging to a users group, managing a users group, and representing your open source project in a users group.

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Is GNU/Linux becoming too complex for its own good?

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GNU
Linux

A Debian developer, who faced issues with some minor tasks on his own machines, has now raised the question whether the distribution being built is too complex to understand and debug.

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Getting Started with Linux: Another Look at UberStudent

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Linux

Time flies. It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been four years since I first took a look at a Linux distribution called UberStudent. Back then it was in its 1.0 release, called “Cicero.” The latest release, “Epicurus,” came out in mid-January, with a version number of 4.1.

There are a lot of Linux distributions out there. What makes this one worth checking out?

As with previous releases, what makes UberStudent unique is its target audience, and the software and little added touches it has as a result.

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GThumb 3.3.3 Released With Improved Support For GTK 3.14 And More, Install In Linux

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Linux
News
Reviews


gthumb 3.3.3 released with improved gtk 3.14 support

gThumb is an image viewer with basic image editing tools, like cropping, image resizing, image enhancement and more. The latest versiongThumb 3.3.3 recently released with new features and improvements. It can also import photos from digital cameras and supportexporting photos to online services such as Facebook, PicasaWeb and more.
 

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Elementary OS – Feeling like paying them?

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GNU
Linux

Now the first point is there is nothing wrong with charging money for work and time invested in a project. Nothing at all. Elementary OS is fully within its right to want to pay people for the time and work they have put in. That’s fine. Where I see the problem is when requests or payment start becoming more of a play on guilt, rather than a request for support.

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