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Supercomputers Still Rule… and Linux Still Rules Them

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linux.com: With the advent of cloud and virtual data center computing, are the days of supercomputers approaching an end, making them nothing more than trophies for universities and nations to show off when they have their top-ranked systems running?

some odds & ends:

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News
Hardware
OSS
  • Raspberry Pi Wireless Inventors Kit Review
  • Richard Stallman on the Painful Birth of GNU
  • Struggling With Some Linux Terminologies? Here's Help
  • Working BMO made out of Lego and Raspberry Pi
  • Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited
  • Utilite Linux Mini PC Launches With Prices Starting From Just $99
  • LibreOffice 4.1.2 Released
  • Q&A: To Use Or Not To Use Open Source Software?
  • Mastering rsync and Bash to Backup Your Linux Desktop or Server
  • PixelJunk Shooter is coming to PC, Mac and Linux next month

NVIDIA, Red Hat Partner Up For New Graphics Project

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phoronix.com: At Red Hat they have struck up a partnership with NVIDIA to work on a new device-agnostic API for the Linux kernel that can benefit the graphics drivers.

Powerful New Ubuntu PC Unveiled By System76

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The 4th generation of their Leopard Extreme series is a veritable beast of a machine, boasting the latest Intel Haswell processors, support for up to 64GB of high-speed RAM, and a choice of graphics cards that would struggle to so much as wheeze under Steam for Linux.

Will Intel's Quark Run Linux?

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Software
  • Will Intel's Quark Run Linux?
  • five new wallpapers for Lubuntu 13.10
  • Quick Guide to Get Ready for LTSI 3.10
  • Linux Format 176 On Sale Today - Build your own distro
  • Sneak Peek: Mandriva Pulse2 1.6
  • Canonical Has A Backup Plan For Intel’s Refusal To Support Mir
  • Fedora vote history
  • MintBox 2 ships with Core i5 and Linux Mint 15
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 5 Episode 16

Raspberry Pi: How I spent almost $150 on a $35 computer

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Hardware

zdnet.com: Billed as the $35 computer, the Raspberry Pi, has taken the DIY world by storm. It's a cool project system but it's no $35 computer.

@ phoronix today:

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Hardware
Software
  • System76 Gazelle Pro: A High Performance Linux Laptop
  • KVM Gets Two New Features In Linux 3.12
  • EXT4 Gains Aggressive Extent Caching, Improved Recovery
  • Sound Drivers Gets Better With Linux 3.12 Kernel
  • Nouveau Might Enable Fan Management Soon
  • GNOME On Wayland Is Good For GNOME 3.10

Fedora 21 Will Try To Abandon Non-KMS GPU Drivers

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phoronix.com: There's hope that Fedora 21 will do away with non-KMS graphics drivers by default. A whole set of conventional (UMS) X.Org drivers are set to be retired in this first Fedora Linux release of 2014.

Top 10 Open Source Linux Boards Under $200

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linux.com: Since Linux.com last surveyed the community-backed open source board scene in June 2012, some projects have faded, but a number of new boards have popped up to take their place. In fact, most of our top 10 Linux or Android-ready open source single board computers (SBCs) have shipped in the last few months.

Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop Lasts 10 Hours on a Charge

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Ubuntu

laptopmag.com: What if it only took two hours out in the sun supply your laptop with 10 hours of battery life? That’s what the Ubuntu-driven Sol laptop aims to do, according to the folks over at WeWi Telecommunications Inc.

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