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Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-14 OS Can Be Used for Backup and Recovery

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GNU
Linux

The Clonezilla team released a new development version for their Linux distro, but this is not a very large update and it only integrates a small number updates and changes.

“The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository, as of May 27, 2014,” reads the official announcement.

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Tiniest Linux COM yet?

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Linux

An open-spec COM that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Ralink RT5350 SoC has won its Indiegogo funding. The $20, IoT-focused “VoCore” measures 25 x 25mm.

How low can you go? Tiny computer-on-modules (COMs) for Internet of Things (IoT) applications are popping up everywhere, with recent, Linux-ready entries including Intel’s Atom or Quark-based Edison, Ingenic’s MIPS/Xburst-based Newton, Acme Systems’s ARM9/SAM9G25 based Arrietta G25, and SolidRun’s quad-core i.MX6-based MicroSOM. Now, an unnamed Chinese startup has raised over six times its $6,000 Indiegogo funding goal for what could be the smallest, cheapest Linux COM yet.

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GOG.com Linux Games to Use Wine, but That's a Good Thing

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

GOG.com is a digital distribution platform that is specialized mostly in old games, but the company that owns it, CD Projekt Red, wants to also extend the support to include Linux. They are now looking for people to help them with Linux ports, although it seems that some of them will be distributed in Wine wrappers.

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Elementary OS "Isis" Dev Is Now Available for Download and Looks Amazing

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

Elementary OS "Isis," the next iteration of the famous operating system that managed to capture everyone's attention in just a couple of years, now has a development version available for download.

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The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Announces New Backers, First Projects to Receive Support and Advisory Board Members

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Linux
Security

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and esteemed developers to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, today announced five new backers, the first projects to receive funding from the Initiative and the Advisory Board members who will help identify critical infrastructure projects most in need of support.

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System76 Galago UltraPro: Powerful Linux laptop but not quite an ultrabook

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GNU
Linux
Hardware
Reviews

When I set out to find a new laptop, I was looking for an ultrabook --a 13-inch powerhouse with plenty of battery life and a gorgeous screen. On top of everything, it had to run Linux.

That search led me to the System76 Galago UltraPro. Although not technically an ultrabook (it's too big, doesn't have ultrabook-level battery life, and doesn't contain a solid state drive). What it does have is elegance and power to spare...to the tune of besting most currently available ultrabooks. And, like all System76 devices, it runs Ubuntu Linux.

Let's take a look at what's good and bad with the Galago UltraPro.

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Why No Flash Support for Linux Is Good for Open Source

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GNU
Linux
OSS

Flash, the ubiquitous media framework for the Web, soon will no longer work for Linux users of the Chromium browser, the open source version of Google Chrome. Is it time for the Linux world to panic? Not at all.

Here's what's happening: Soon, the means by which Flash support was traditionally implemented in Chromium, via a plugin originally designed for Netscape, will no longer work. Instead, Flash support will come in the form of a new API called Pepper, which Google has created for Chrome.

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Jaguar Land Rover are recruiting Tizen Developer Jobs, in Portland, Oregon

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Linux

Jaguar Land Rover R&D are to opening a state of the art new ‘Open Software Technology Centre’ in Portland Oregon, with an expected 2014 launch date. They are now looking for experienced software engineers to help in its research and product development efforts, on future vehicle infotainment technologies.

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systemd 213 Arrives with Daemon to Sync System Clock Across Network

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Development
Linux
Red Hat

systemd, a service manager for Linux compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts, which provides aggressive parallelization capabilities and uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, has just reached version 213 and comes with a lot of changes and improvements.

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Linux 3.15 Kernel I/O Scheduler Benchmarks

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

After writing yesterday about the BFQ I/O scheduler update with its hopeful intentions of landing within the mainline Linux kernel, some readers wrote in about updated I/O scheduler results... Here they are.

I had some time yesterday on an idle Intel ultrabook system to run some Linux I/O scheduler benchmarks using the latest daily version of the Linux 3.15 kernel in its latest development stage that will be finalized in the weeks ahead. The I/O scheduler tests with a variety of open-source disk benchmarks were done using the default I/O scheduler options of Noop, Deadline, and CFQ.

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