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Review: Stella 6.3

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: A couple weeks ago on an unrelated review, I remember a commenter asking if I could review a Linux distribution called Stella. It seemed interesting, but I didn't think much of it until the last few days when its release of version 6.3 made news on several major Linux news sites.

Mars Curiosity. Where is Linux?

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internetnews.com: With all the excitement about the Sunday AM (ET) landing of the NASA Curiosity rover on Mars, I've felt that something has been missing.

Microsoft is pushing users and vendors to Macs and Linux

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Microsoft

zdnet.com: What is Microsoft thinking? First, the company decided that it was going to compete with its own partners of decades in the growing tablet market with its Surface tablet. Then, it decided that it's going to force feed Windows 8 users its “Metro” interface. Can they really be surprised when their partners and customers start to turn their back on them?

A look at some useful Linux commands

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HowTos

scottnesbitt.net: As useful as I find the Linux command line, there are more than a couple of commands that I use rarely. But when I do use them they definitely come in handy.

I want a little penguin powered friend.

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Hardware
  • I want a little penguin powered friend.
  • A new, more powerful challenger to the raspberry pi!
  • LF Announces Keynote Speakers for 2012 Automotive Linux Summit

Review of Calculate Linux 12: KDE with a twist!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I wanted to try out some Linux distros which are not Fedora or Ubuntu based. So, in came Calculate Linux 12 Desktop version and I liked what they have done with KDE here.

Fedora 18 Picks Up Last Features - There's No Btrfs

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phoronix.com: The feature freeze and branching of Fedora 18 is scheduled to occur tomorrow. The FESCo meeting happened today where a few of the last features were approved for the Spherical Cow release.

That Good Old Linux FUD

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: The too long/didn't read version of this guy's article is that Android is "usable" for most users, while he finds desktop Linux lacking in the usability department. He cites a number of reasons why the distribution he selected (Fedora) isn't "usable" compared to Android.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 468

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at CentOS 6.3
  • News: Debian releases beta installer for "Wheezy", Fedora adds MATE desktop to its repository
  • Tips and tricks: Libtrash - data disaster prevention
  • Released last week: Arch Linux 2012.08.04, ClearOS 6.3.0 "Community"

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

IPFire drops Reiser4 filesystem support

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h-online.com: IPFire, the hardened Linux distribution for firewall appliances, was recently updated to IPFire 2.11 Core update 61 and along with the enhancements, the developers announced that they are ending support for the Reiser4 filesystem

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'Open' Processor

  • 25-core open source chip could pave way for monster 200,000-core PC
    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOFFINS have developed a 25-core open source processor that can be scaled to create a monster 200,000-core PC stuffed with 8,000 64-bit chips. The chip is called Piton after the metal spikes driven by rock climbers into mountain sides, and was presented at the Hot Chips symposium on high-performance computing in Cupertino this week.
  • New microchip demonstrates efficiency and scalable design
    Researchers at Princeton University have built a new computer chip that promises to boost performance of data centers that lie at the core of online services from email to social media. [...] Other Princeton researchers involved in the project since its 2013 inception are Yaosheng Fu, Tri Nguyen, Yanqi Zhou, Jonathan Balkind, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Matl, Xiaohua Liang, and Samuel Payne, who is now at NVIDIA. The Princeton team designed the Piton chip, which was manufactured for the research team by IBM. Primary funding for the project has come from the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
  • Manycore ‘Piton’ Climbs Toward 200,000-Core Peak

Android Leftovers

Lubuntu 16.10 Beta Out Now with Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS and the Latest LXDE Desktop

As part of today's Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta launch, Simon Quigley from the Lubuntu Linux team released the first Beta build of the upcoming Lubuntu 16.10 operating system. Read more Also: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta Removes the Heads-Up Display (HUD) Feature Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 Released with GNOME 3.20 and GNOME 3.22 Beta Apps Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Beta Released, Ubuntu GNOME Has Experimental Wayland

Facebook open sources its computer vision tools