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Linux Brought to Canon DSLRs by Magic Lantern

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Members of the Magic Lantern community are saying that this development will open the door to a universe of possibilities. While Magic Lantern was previously a set of hacks running on top of Canon code, being able to run Linux on a Canon DSLR means the developers will be able to implement new features cleanly and access the camera’s hardware directly.

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Black Lab Linux Desktop 6.5 RC1 Switches to MATE - Screenshot Tour

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Black Lab Linux Desktop, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that is now using the MATE desktop environment, has been upgraded to version 6.5 RC1 and is now available for download and testing.

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Linux Lite 2.4

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Virtual GEM Is Coming For Linux 4.1

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There's already been a fair amount of code building up for the DRM graphics subsystem for the Linux 4.1 kernel and a new feature was just committed to Git last night.

Virtual GEM (vGEM) is coming! VGEM can increase Mesa's software rasterizer performance and this fake GEM memory management support was devised by a Google engineer, Zach Reizner.

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Also: Lumenera Announces the Release of Their ‘Lumenera Linux SDK 2.0’

Emmabuntus 3 Linux Distribution Is Now Based on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

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Ubuntu

Patrick Emmabuntus had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about a new maintenance release of his Emmabuntüs 3 Linux distribution, which is now based on the upstream Xubuntu LTS operating system.

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Simplicity Linux 15.4 Beta Is Now Based on LXPup, Includes the Latest Tor Browser

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The Simplicity Linux development team, through David Purse, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta version of the upcoming Simplicity Linux 15.4 computer operating system. Simplicity Linux aims to be a small, fast, and versatile Linux distro based on Puppy Linux.

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Surviving systemd: Lucas Nussbaum satisfied with init system outcome

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Debian

It would not be an exaggeration to say that no leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project has had to cope with more troubling times than Lucas Nussbaum.

The extent of debate and acrimony that broke out within the project last year over the decision to adopt systemd as the default init system for the next release, Jessie, would have taxed the patience of even the most suave diplomat.

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A Linux user tries out Windows 10

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Microsoft

Long answer: Are you kidding me? I couldn't repartition that drive fast enough and re-install Linux.

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Choosing Software to Work Remotely from Your Linux Dev Station

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HowTos

In the previous article, I gave an overview of how I've managed to go mobile. In this installment, I'm going to talk about the software I'm using on my different devices. Then in the third and final installment, I'll explain how I set up my Linux servers, what software I'm using, and how I set up the security. Before getting started, however, I want to address one important point: While downtime and family time are necessary (as some of you wisely pointed out in the comments!) one great use for this is if you have to do a lot of business traveling, and if you're on call. So continuing our story...

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Google Goes Crazy for Chromebooks

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Google

Google on Tuesday announced two new budget-busting Chromebook computers, a tablet/notebook convertible with a full swivel screen, and a Chrome computer-on-a-stick.

The Haier Chromebook 11 (pictured above) and the Hisense Chromebook both are available for preorder for US$149.

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