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|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 6:30pm|
|Story||Week in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 6:03pm|
|Story||Radeon DRM Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 5:42pm|
|Story||Tizen OS 2.3 Samsung Z1 Review||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 5:33pm|
|Story||Plasma 5.2 – The Quintissential Breakdown||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 5:29pm|
|Story||Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Released||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 5:22pm|
|Story||Newsrooms see the light of open source||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 3:30pm|
|Story||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU For Linux Gamers||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 3:18pm|
|Story||Black Lab Linux Xfce 6.0 SR 1.1 Features a Heavily Modified Desktop||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 3:10pm|
|Story||Three Ways for Beginners to Contribute to the Linux Kernel||Rianne Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 2:54pm|
Storage industry technologies are undergoing a major shift and operating systems must evolve to keep pace with the change. That's one reason why Micron Technology, a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash, recently joined the Linux Foundation as a corporate member.
Google has shed fresh light on Project Ara, its modular Android smartphone initiative, including plans to pilot the project in Puerto Rico through food truck-style stores.
Project Ara will offer a smartphone endoskeleton; users will be able to add the functionality they want piece by piece, rather than being confined by the hardware configurations determined by operators and providers.
Google debuted the project's first functional prototype, known as Spiral 1, in 2013.
Today's tiptoe through the newsfeeds found a list of distributions we'll never see. Elsewhere, Phoronix.com said Fedora leadership is still planning releasing version 22 on time. Bruce Byfield has the advantages and disadvantages of popular Linux desktops and Jon maddog Hall shares his road to Open Source success. Over in Gentooland developer Donnie Berkholz says Gentoo needs focus to stay relevant and Andreas Hüttel has started a new blog series highlighting Gentoo derivatives.
"The Indian market has shown incredible smartphone growth, and we believe migration from feature phones to smartphones will increase," a Samsung spokesperson said in a statement provided to LinuxInsider by Ashley Wimberley.
"India's mobile market is ... open to new smartphone platforms that are open source, can provide unique local solutions, and are adaptable across multiple brands," the spokesperson noted.
Fabless processor company Allwinner Technology Co. Ltd. (Zhuhai, China) has been accused of violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) under which Linux is distributed.
The alleged violations are within the software development kits that support the writing of software for some of Allwinner's 32-bit system-chips, according to Linux-Sunxi, a community of open-source developers that has formed around the Allwinner SoCs. The Linux kernel is at the heart of the Android operating system, and therefore a significant factor in the tablet computer market which has been a key part of Allwinner's business to date.
The perfect desktop is undoubtedly the one you would design yourself. However, lacking the necessary time and expertise, many users hop instead from desktop to desktop desktop with the same enthusiasm as others hop between distros, hoping to find the ideal distribution.
In many cases, they never find their ideal, and for good reason -- even the simplest Linux desktop is a mixture of advantages and disadvantages.
- Google Has Eliminated Microsoft's Dominance in Operating Systems, Microsoft Resorts to Propaganda, Child Exploitation, and EEE
- Microsoft -- Like David Cameron -- Attacking the Computer Security Industry
- Working to End Oracle's and CAFC's Inane War on Interface Reuse
- Links 13/1/2015: Galaxy A7, Linux Mint 17.1 Reviews
For your viewing pleasure today are some benchmarks of PC-BSD 10.1 compared to Ubuntu 14.10 and Fedora 21 when testing with both the GCC and LLVM/Clang compilers.
FreeBSD 10.1 was released back in November along with PC-BSD 10.1 and its new TrueOS. It took a bit of time though to get some benchmarks completed of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.1 due to running into issues loading the updated OS on a few test systems I frequently use for Linux testing. In particular, disk/SATA issues on multiple systems when booting the PC-BSD 10.1 installer. Fortunately, I came across one of the powerful workhorse systems that played nicely with PC-BSD 10.1
Every streaming device, from your aging Blu-ray player to your Roku, has limitations. At some point, you’re going to want to stream a service that your device doesn’t support. When that happens, your only big-screen option is to plug a laptop, tablet, or smartphone into your HDTV. That way, you get a real operating system with complete flexibility.
But that’s a hassle. These devices aren’t designed to be controlled from across a room. And even when they have remote controls, they’re usually not that good.
The Satechi Smart TV Box offers a way around this. It’s a streaming device, designed specifically for plugging into your TV and controlling from across the room. But it runs Android. If your Android phone or tablet can do it, the Smart TV Box can probably do it, too.
For those doing Windows gaming with Wine on Fedora Linux installations, the experience will potentially be better for Fedora 22 if using the open-source Gallium3D Radeon or Nouveau drivers.
One of the Fedora 22 changes being mentioned today is the Direct3D 9 state tracker "Gallium Nine" that landed in Mesa 10.4 that can interface with a patched version of Wine to offer better D3D9 performance on the open-source drivers. This state tracker is an alternative to using Wine's Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer. Users relying upon this state tracker have generally reported very positive results.
The Steam Linux game benchmarking advancement that was talked about in the earlier article is help from Valve in being able to gain rights from game publishers to redistribute OpenGL game traces to use as benchmarks for newer AAA Linux games that otherwise don't support automated benchmarking. That article though went over some of the downsides in benchmarking Linux games with OpenGL traces. The Metro Redux testing advancement though was something that coincidentally also got finished up this past week.