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Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 12:38am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 12:38am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 12:37am
Story The 11th Release of OpenStack, Kilo, Debuts Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 10:01pm
Story Plasma 5.4 Plans and Plasma 5.3 for Fedora Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 9:36pm
Story µQseven COM aims Allwinner A31 SoC at industrial apps Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 8:44pm
Story What's what in Debian Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Taking Ubuntu’s Monkey for a Ride Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:56pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Ubuntu Ditches Upstart Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 7:47pm

Tiny Core 6.2 RC2 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

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GNU
Linux

Robert Shingledecker has announced the immediate availability of Tiny Core 6.2 RC2 Linux operating system, one of the smallest full operating systems available right now.

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Annoying Ubuntu Boot Logo Resolution Bug Survives for at Least Five Years

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Ubuntu

Many of the Ubuntu long-standing bugs have been fixed, even if some took years, but there is at least one that seems to survive from one iteration to another. We're talking of course about the Ubuntu boot logo.

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Will There Ever Be Another Red Hat?

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Red Hat

Will there ever be another Red Hat? It depends on what you are asking. If the question is will there be other companies that go public based on a model of using open source to power an enterprise software offering, the answer is clearly yes. Hortonworks just did so and the IPO pipeline is likely to include companies like Cloudera, MapR, Talend, and a few others in the near future.

But that’s not the most interesting way to understand this question. The better angle is this: Will there be another company that becomes a successful business based on the same or similar model as Red Hat? For the fiscal year ending in February 2015, Red Hat has annual revenues of $1.79 billion and is a profitable company. Will any company ever get to $1 billion or even $500 million in revenue from open source subscriptions and have a chance of being profitable?

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Open source threat model aims to make enterprise safer with less work

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OSS

An open source threat model is aiming to be a repository for risk assessment with the aim of allowing enterprise to focus on creating the right security controls for each business.

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Deepin 2014.3 Is a Top Contender for the Most Beautiful OS in the World

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Linux

deepin, a Linux distribution the offers users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has been upgraded to version 2014.3 and numerous improvements have been made.

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CUDA in Fedora

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Red Hat
  • CUDA enabled programs

    There is a new repository available with CUDA enabled programs in package format. This contains programs that have been linked to CUDA libraries or have CUDA support enabled. At the moment this is available only on Fedora 21, if there is sufficient feedback I will enable it also for other distributions.

  • Making It Easier To Deploy CUDA On Fedora

    While Fedora 21 ships with decent OpenCL support, if you're running the binary NVIDIA graphics driver on Fedora Linux and wishing to use CUDA-accelerated programs, it's a little bit easier today thanks to a new third-party package repository.

Kong goes open source: Mashape dubs it the first microservices management layer

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OSS

Kong, which is available in distributions for CentOS, Debian, Docker and Ubuntu among others, is designed to work with a wide range of microservices and APIs in public and private clouds and on premise.

Based on the open-source nginx HTTP server and reverse proxy, Kong can manage and orchestrate multiple microservices and APIs, offering features such as authorisation, encryption, logging and rate-limiting, Mashape said.

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Canonical Is Focusing on Ubuntu Desktop Once More

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Ubuntu

A new Ubuntu Online Summit is now in the planning stages, and it will start in less than week, giving users and developers an insight regarding the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 version.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week

A Brief Update On Fwupd For Linux Firmware Updating Of Devices

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Linux
GNOME

One of the latest focuses of prolific free software developer Richard Hughes has been on fwupd, an open-source and easy way to update device firmware.

Fwupd is part of the initiative to make updating of UEFI/BIOS easily from the Linux desktop and fwupd can be used for updating the firmware of peripheral devices like Richard Hughes' ColorHug device.

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VMware Draws on Open Source to Manage Cloud Micro Services

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OSS

VMware last week released details about two new open source projects that aim to bridge the divide between the company's virtualization software and other vendors' containers. Both projects integrate into VMware's unified platform for the hybrid cloud, allowing the company to create a consistent environment for cloud-native and traditional applications.

Project Lightwave and Project Photon could tip sides in the ongoing debate within cloud computing and virtualization markets over running containers on standalone hardware or in virtual machines with virtualization software.

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Plasma 5.3

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KDE

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell

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Development
GNU
Graphics/Benchmarks

For those craving some more GCC 5 compiler benchmark numbers following last week's release of GCC 5.1, here's some new comparison numbers between GCC 4.9.2 stable and the near-final release candidate of GCC 5.1.

Pardon for this light article due to still finishing up work on migrating to the new Phoronix web server while separately working to take care of thermal issues coming about in the new Linux benchmarking server room.

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First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Canonical's Ubuntu operating system is probably the most widely used Linux distribution in the world. Ubuntu is made available in several editions, including desktop builds, server builds and there is a branch of Ubuntu for mobile phones. Ubuntu provides installation images for the x86, ARM and Power PC architectures, allowing the distribution to run on a wide variety of hardware. The most recent release of Ubuntu, version 15.04, includes a fairly short list of changes compared to last year's Ubuntu 14.10, however some of the changes are significant. Some small changes include an upgrade of the kernel to Linux 3.19 and placing application menus inside the application window by default. A potentially larger change is the switch from Canonical's Upstart init software to systemd.

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My Ubuntu Phone is here!

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Ubuntu

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition comes in a nice, fancy package, with the right dose of orange color. Inside the box, you will find a phone that's neither too big nor too slim. It's more like what the mainstream market used to offer a couple of years ago, which makes far more sense than the ultra-slippery models today. Aquaris reminds me of iPhone 4, not that I'm a great connoisseur of phones and what they should be like, but that's how it is.

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Is Ubuntu moving away from .deb packages? Here is the complete story

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Ubuntu

Canonical loves to shake things up. After introducing Unity, HUD, Mir, Click and Snappy the sponsor of Ubuntu is now contemplating moving away from just .deb based desktop and adopting its own Snappy.

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