|Story||Review: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 2:48pm|
|Story||Why isn't all government software open source?||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 2:21pm|
|Story||Linux Kernel 3.16.1 Is Out and It's Now the Most Advanced Version Available||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 12:27pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 11:01am|
|Story||Ansible, an open source startup with Red Hat roots, doubles down on Durham||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 10:05am|
|Story||Open source in the NHS: With choice comes responsibility||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:58am|
|Story||Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ the rumored Nexus 6 surfaces||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:31am|
|Story||Small banks turn to open source solutions to cut costs||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:24am|
|Story||The Gentle Art of Muddying the Licensing Waters||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:23am|
|Story||Librarian Council, NITDA Train Professionals in Open Source Software Application||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:17am|
In continuing of yesterday's tests of comparing the OpenGL performance of the latest Radeon Gallium3D and Catalyst drivers with an array of AMD Radeon HD/Rx graphics cards, here's some complementary data including the performance-per-Watt and overall system power consumption for a few of the different AMD GPUs of recent generations.
With this being complementary data to yesterday's extensive raw OpenGL tests and this round only using a subset of the exposed graphics cards, it's just a one-page article today. For the Radeon HD 6770, HD 7950, and R9 270X I ran these additional tests from the Phoronix Test Suite while our open-source benchmarking software was monitoring the AC system power consumption using a WattsUp Pro power monitor, also PTS was calculating the performance-per-Watt, and the GPU temperatures were being monitored. However, on the Catalyst 14.6 Beta used for testing, the thermal monitoring seemed to be borked so the thermal results were limited to just the open-source driver.
Matthias goes on to point out that Wayland is actually not that hard to find in Fedora either — while it won’t be the default display server in Fedora 21, it is already including in the upcoming release for users to try out and test. To try out Wayland for yourself, just install the gnome-session-wayland-session package from the repositories, then select the GNOME on Wayland option from the session chooser when logging into your profile.
India is the fastest growing market for open source operating system Ubuntu, helped by tie-ups with top PC vendors and the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications in the country.
The Linux-based operating system grew 50% year-over-year in India. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has partnered with Dell and HP to bundle the OS with certain models of their laptops offered in India.
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Our brand new sister magazine RasPi is here! Issue #1 is out today, available to download through Apple’s App Store. It’s jam-packed full of amazing content and only costs 69p/99¢.
Each month we’ll be walking you through a big Pi project, showing off some of the best work in the community, sharing your tweets, letters and emails, and of course giving you a whole bunch of tutorials to teach you how to get the most from your Raspberry Pi and make amazing things with it.
After a rousing introduction by Fedora Project Leader (FPL) Matthew Miller, Flock kicked off with a keynote by journalist Gijs Hillenius. In the keynote, Hillenius discussed free and open source adoption in European public institutions.
The title of the keynote, “Free and Open Source Software in Europe: Policies & Implementations” was slightly misleading – Hillenius only discussed public/governmental adoption of FOSS, and didn’t really discuss corporate adoption or use by individuals. This is not surprising, Hillenius focuses on use of open source for public administrations for the Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR). Still, he provided an interesting picture of adoption by public European institutions.
Takashi Iwai of SUSE has sent in his set of sound/ALSA changes that are queued up for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
The sound subsystem updates for Linux 3.17 are mostly centered around a ton of ASoC updates, but there's also a few noteworthy changes to the commonly used HD Audio code. In particular, upcoming Intel Braswell hardware has its audio supported by the Linux 3.17 kernel. Going along with Braswell as HD Audio changes are fix-ups for several HD-Audio-using systems including the HP Envy TS, Dell XPS 15, and Gigabyte BXBT-2807, among other platforms.
The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
Jiri Kosina's HID pull request for Linux 3.17 features the following prominent work:
- The Sony HID driver features improved support for the SIXAXIS device support. The SIXAXIS gamepad line was part of the original Sony PlayStation 3.
The Linux Foundation has opened submissions for its 2014 Linux Training Scholarship Program to fund classes in topics including embedded Linux and Yocto.
The Linux Training Scholarship Program awards free tuition to Linux Foundation training courses for the most promising Linux developers, IT professionals, and students who lack the ability to attend. Last year, nearly 700 applications were received for the Linux Training Scholarship Program, says the not-for-profit Linux Foundation (LF). The average age of the submitter was said to be 25 years-old.
When Opensource.com said they wanted to do a series of articles on how having an open source job has changed us, this story came to mind. Can you think of any other industry that would do this kind of thing for a "competing" company? I can't! But then again BibLibre and ByWater aren't competitors, we see ourselves as partners. Everyone who works on or with Koha is a member of the worldwide community and as such works together toward a common goal: making Koha awesome.
The Age of the Connected Car is dawning. The Linux Foundation is positioning an open source Linux OS to take the front seat in steering carmakers to adopting Automotive Grade Linux, or AGL, as the engine driving all in-car electronics.
Today's automobile has from 60 to 100 sensors to control everything from climate to airbags and dozens of vehicle components. Carmakers expect that number to double as cars get smarter. The so-called "smartcar" will use these sensors to do much more than give the driver a hands-free option for changing lanes, breaking and parking.
Today's new cars have options for Internet connectivity and can connect to applications for entertainment, vehicle service and maintenance. These connected cars can use apps on smartphones and tablets to provide driving services such as directions, traffic reports, motel and restaurant locators, and much more. They can do it independently of any hard-wired navigational or entertainment system the carmaker provides.
Collaboration is a core component of modern business, and over the years, collaborative efforts have resulted in some of the world's most groundbreaking innovations, in the areas of technology, medicine and engineering. The opportunities are seemingly endless when people unite and work together, whether within a single organization or across many.
But what if this collaborative ethos is extended to include practically every human being on earth? Are there any limitations on what can be accomplished?
Today in Linux news, a Samba vulnerability was patched and LibreOffice 4.2.6 was released. Allan Day posted lots of GUADEC pictures and Opensource.com interviewed Michael Tiemann. Katherine Noyes searches the community for the best browsers and OMG!Ubuntu! has Five GOG.com Linux Games Everyone Should Play.
NI unveiled a rugged 4-slot “CompactDAQ” system for data acquisition and control (DAQ), with real-time Linux, an Atom E3825, and optional sensor modules.
Usually, when you have a choice of Windows or Linux, the Windows version costs more. In the case of the National Instruments (NI) CompactDAQ cDAQ-9134 Controller, however, it’s the Linux version that costs $500 more, at $4,999. That’s because it’s a special real-time Linux variant called NI Linux Real-Time, also available on NI’s CompactRIO cRIO-9068 controller and sbRIO-9651 computer-on-module, both of which are based on the Xilinx Zynq-7020 system-on-chip. The cDAQ-9134 instead runs on a dual-core, 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3825 SoC.