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Systemd 217 Will Introduce Its New "Consoled" User Console Daemon

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Back in August I wrote about systemd working to create a new user-space VT solution that could eventually succeed the Linux kernel's VT support. With the upcoming systemd 217 release, the terminal is present.

David Herrmann has been landing a lot of changes into systemd over the past few weeks working on the project's terminal. As of a few weeks ago, there's now a consoled. The systemd-consoled is a user console daemon that's currently rather basic and does rather primitive rendering. Herrmann explained a bit:

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5 Exciting New Features in Linux 3.17

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Though he had at one point been hoping for an early release, Linus Torvalds unleashed version 3.17 of the Linux kernel on Sunday, thereby sticking to the "normal" schedule after all.

"The past week was fairly calm, and so I have no qualms about releasing 3.17 on the normal schedule (as opposed to the optimistic 'maybe I can release it one week early' schedule that was not to be)," Torvalds wrote in the official announcement.

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AllSeen Lights Up IoT Networking World

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  • AllSeen Lights Up IoT Networking World

    The Internet of Thing (IoT) isn't just about connected refrigerators and toasters sending you email. It's about lighting, too. Today the AllSeen Alliance announced the formation of a new Connected Lighting Working Group that is tasked with building out a framework for network-enabled lighting.

  • Open IoT alliance to tackle smart, connected LEDs

    The open source AllSeen Alliance, which is standardizing IoT built around Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform, has launched a Connected Lighting Working Group.

    The Linux Foundation announced the AllSeen Alliance last December to promote Qualcomm’s cross-platform AllJoyn open source project for Internet of Things interoperability. Since then, the Allseen Alliance has launched a number of working groups, the latest of which is a Connected Lighting Working Group.

64-bit ARM Kernel Gets Closer To Building Under LLVM With Linux 3.18

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The ARM64 changes for the Linux 3.18 merge window were sent in and include an eBPF JIT compiler for ARM64, a CPU suspend back-end for the PSCI firmware interface, EFI stub improvements, and a code clean-up to allow partially building the kernel with LLVM.

Via the LLVMLinux initiative has been work to build the Linux kernel with Clang for its faster build times, lower memory usage, static analysis capabilities, and for making the kernel's code more portable across compilers. The Clang compiler for x86 and ARM is generally in good shape for being able to build the Linux kernel but there's still patches that haven't yet been mainlined for the kernel side. For more information you can read Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM's Clang Yields Comparable Performance. The good news is that for Linux 3.18 the 64-bit ARM code is closer to being Clang-compatible from mainline.

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COM runs Linux on quad-core Marvell Armada XP SoC

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Pactron announced a Linux-based “Sherwood” COM Express Module and hardware development kit built around Marvell’s Armada XP SoC featuring four ARMv7 cores.

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The future of Linux looks very, very thin

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A host of technologies -- most prominently CoreOS -- are challenging the foundation of what Linux means and how it's sold.

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Linux Foundation certifications are taking off

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According to a study conducted earlier this year by Dice, the tech career site, 93 percent of hiring managers are looking to employ Linux professionals. If you want one of those jobs, a great way to increase your chances is to go to human resources with one of the Linux Foundation's new certifications as a Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) or Certified Engineer (LFCE).

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Gaming On Linux Loses Editor, Plagiarist to Blame.

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Gaming On Linux, a popular online portal for Linux gamers, shut down today. And it’s a shame. For all intents and purposes, The Powerbase is shut down as well — but not for today. Gaming on Linux has shut down because of the incessant troll behavior of the Gaming on Linux Podcast. It upsets me that the Editor of Gaming on Linux can’t just ignore it — but that’s beyond the scope of this rant. I am not so much reporting the news today as I am speaking out against the rampant, virus-like stupidity that is the Linux Game Cast. The crew at Linux Game Cast are some of the most unhappy, loneliest, skill-less vagina repellants I’ve ever encountered on the Internet. And I’m mostly just talking about Pedro…

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Many ACPI & Power Management Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

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Rafael Wysocki sent out his first aligned set of changes of ACPI core and power management changes he's planning on volleying over to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.

There's many ACPI/PM changes as usual per kernel cycle and they affect a few thousand lines of code (anticipated 3.18 merge window ACPI/PM pull: 130 files changed, 3968 insertions, 1528 deletions). Those curious about all of the ACPI/PM changes or if they have one of their issues fixed, you can see Rafael's mailing list post that is basically a pre-pull message to ensure all patches have been queued up.

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Spotify is Powered by Linux and Open Source

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Spotify can aptly be called the "Netflix for music." The company started off in 2008 and by 2014 it boasts more than 40 million users with 10 million paid subscribers. The Swedish company is yet another example of how Linux and open source enable businesses to serve millions of customers using state-of-the-art, shared technologies.

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  • Unreal Engine 4.16 Enters Public Preview State
    Epic Games on Friday released the first public preview of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.16. There are many changes to find with Unreal Engine 4.16 while some of the highlights include volumetric fog support, a new clothing solver, optimized distance field lighting, garbage collection improvements, and more.
  • Unreal Engine 4.16 Preview
    A Preview of the upcoming 4.16 release is available now on the Launcher and Github. We have made this Preview available so that our developer-community can help us catch issues before the final release. As fixes are implemented, we will release updated previews throughout the development cycle. Please be aware that the preview releases are not fully quality tested, that they are still under heavy active development, and that they should be considered as unstable until the final release. Developers should not convert their projects for active development on preview releases. Please test on copies of your project instead.
  • Watch this highlight reel of iAlwaysSin's Alien Isolation livestreams!
    Last Thursday the newest member of the GOL Livestream Team, iAlwaysSin, completed her live playthrough of the extremely scary Alien Isolation. And, to commemorate this achievement (and all the deaths that occurred in the process) I decided to download and edit all the VODs together into a nice highlight reel. With my sarcastic remarks, of course.

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Manjaro Linux: Reliable and Up to Date, Geekdom Optional

Regular readers can pretty much ignore this one. We’ll be back to cartoons, O’s baseball and the usual inanity soon, tomorrow in fact. I just wanted to revisit my dedication to Linux, prompted by a recent mixed bag of experiences that left me feeling even more positive about a relative newcomer to the distro scene: Manjaro. It all started a few days ago, when I decided to finally try to update the eight remaining Linux installs on my main desktop PC. I’ve been using Linux Mint (18.1 Cinnamon) as my daily driver for several months, originally in an attempt to keep my bandwidth usage to a reasonable level, and then due to inertia/lack of issues. I could have gone with my trusty Debian stable install, my go-to for years up till then, but I guess I was just getting bored. Read more