|Story||Android L update for Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 to release in late October||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 7:10am|
|Story||KDE Releases in the Future||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 7:05am|
|Story||Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 6:58am|
|Story||Why I don't distro-hop: Because work. And pain.||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 6:49am|
|Story||Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 6:41am|
|Story||Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard in the Data Center?||Rianne Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 6:30am|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 12:23am|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 12:22am|
|Story||Video: Which Super Hero Would the Linux Community Be?||Roy Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 12:09am|
|Story||Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users||Roy Schestowitz||24/08/2014 - 12:03am|
German researchers develop defense software: Potential protection against the "Hacienda" intelligence programSubmitted by Roy Schestowitz on Friday 15th of August 2014 04:22:39 PM Filed under
Grothoff and his students at TUM have developed the "TCP Stealth" defense software, which can inhibit the identification of systems through both Hacienda and similar cyberattack software and, as a result, the undirected and massive takeover of computers worldwide, as Grothoff explains. "TCP Stealth" is free software that has as its prerequisites particular system requirements and computer expertise, for example, use of the GNU/Linux operating system. In order to make broader usage possible in the future, the software will need further development.
When a WhoaVerse user deletes their account, all voting history is deleted from the database. Any comments that the user has made and their author tag get overwritten with the keyword "deleted," as well as all of their text and link submissions.
WhoaVerse has built-in mechanisms for vote manipulation prevention. New user accounts are unable to downvote submissions unless they have at least 20 Comment Contribution Points (CCP) and they are limited to 10 upvotes per day. Another feature which sets WhoaVerse apart from similar platforms is its redesigned user profiles area, which displays the comment and submission history for a user. WhoaVerse user profiles do not have voting buttons which helps reduce "downvote attacks".
Besides looking at how the raw performance was impacted by using the different scaling governors, the AC system power consumption was monitored and the performance-per-Watt also measured using the Phoronix Test Suite as was the CPU frequency states. This testing is very straight forward so let's get right to the results.
Fragmentation has been a big problem for Android for a long time, and it's caused quite a bit of frustration among users who have been unable to update their devices to the latest version of Android. Google is aware of this, and back in July Dazeinfo looked at how Android L might affect problems with fragmentation (including wearables).
I am familiar with the KDE desktop. Before I gravitated to the Cinnamon desktop, I was an avid KDE fan. To my surprise, OpenMandriva's implementation of KDE was much different than I had expected. KDE can be all over the place -- or utterly stark. Setting up desktop animation options can be frustrating and time consuming. The KDE desktop default settings are balanced and sensible.
There used to be a time when GNU/Linux was kept under mysterious 1% market share. Today mobile Linux Android owns over 85% of the market share leaving the once market leading iOS behind. But its not a tragedy for iOS that it’s market share has shrunk, the real tragedy is for Microsoft whose Windows Phone market share has gone down to mere 2.5%; just 1.5% ahead of what Linux used to have on desktops.
Ashwin Chaugule of Linaro has announced his experimental kernel implementation of Collaborative Processor Performance Controls (CPPC) that is part of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
An increasing amount of x86 and ARM64 hardware is expected in the marketplace soon that supports CPPC, which is a new interface for CPU performance control between the OS and platform, while right now it's just exposed by a limited number of systems. Here's more from Ashwin's description:
CPPC is the new interface for CPU performance control between the OS and the platform defined in ACPI 5.0+. The interface is built on an abstract representation of CPU performance rather than raw frequency.
This is part 3 in a series aimed at making it easier for people to choose the right Linux distribution for them.
In the first part of the series I listed a number of the best desktop environments and the Linux distributions that use them.
In the second part I listed the 5 Linux distributions I would recommend for modern hardware based on their ease of use.
This article lists the 5 Linux distributions I would recommend for older computers based on their ease of use. Note that there will be a further article for the best distributions to run on ancient hardware.
A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.”
University of Cambridge spinoff “lowRISC” is a not-for-profit company with a goal of making a completely open computing eco-system, including the instruction set architecture (ISA), processor silicon, and development boards. The first step is to develop a new system-on-chip design based on the new, 64-bit RISC-V ISA developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
We are moving our production GNOME desktop to new physical hardware. After some discussions and reviewing work loads, we decided for now to stay with GNOME 2. The older server was cloned and was finally moved to the new hardware. The server is 100% solid state drives with 80 hyperthreaded cores. This increased capacity was needed for the next project:
The world's largest PC maker, Lenovo, now sells more smartphones than PCs. In an earnings report issued today, Lenovo revealed the swing to smartphones thanks to sales more than doubling between April and June. Lenovo sold 15.8 million smartphones in the recent quarter, compared to 14.5 million PC sales. Lenovo says its rise in smartphone sales can be attributed to the market shifting from premium handsets to the mainstream, and increasing demand from emerging markets.
A recent announcement was made stating that the Reiser4 file system, successor to the ReiserFS, was ported to the 3.15 Linux kernel. Following the 2006 conviction and incarceration of the mastermind that original conceived this project (Hans Reiser), a few dedicated developers continued supporting this file system despite the odds stacked against them. In the last decade, the Linux kernel has seen newer file systems, most of which are integrated into the mainline kernel tree (i.e. btrfs, ext4, etc.). Reiser4 was rejected for inclusion some time back, and most of its developers moved on (one or more of which are currently working on btrfs).