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  • My Linux!

    I know of no other OS that is, as modular, or allows you this much control, over the ability...

  • Why I gave up on the Linux Desktop repeatedly, and why I migrated back to it

    I wasn't initially accepted as an intern via the application process. But the 2 IT staff saw me helping a teacher with his laptop, and reconsidered my application on the spot.

    My high school was, and still is, a strong partner with Microsoft.

  • Mesa's Loop Analysis & Range Propagation Passes
  • Intel Continues To Divest In Wayland

    In the earlier days of Wayland, Intel was known for contributing a lot of resources toward this next-generation display technology to unseat the X.Org Server, but these days their contributions have been minimal.

    While Wayland 1.9 is coming next month, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center hasn't had much of a hand in the development of this new version along with the Weston 1.9 compositor. Wayland's releases continue to be managed by Bryce Harrington over at Samsung's open-source group.

  • Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 4

    Kdenlive, one of the rare free-as-in-speech video editors, started its life more than 12 years ago using KDE3 libraries. At that time, it was mostly the effort of a single person—coding, fixing bugs, publishing releases, managing the website. There was no real connection with the KDE Community. Good contributions came in from other people, but no team was built, a risky situation. In 2013, the main developer, Jean-Baptiste Mardelle, was not able to work on the project, so it was on hold for several months and had some technical problems. We tracked him down like a "Giant Spy" to get the project running until his return! That taught us a lesson. When Mario Fux presented the KDE Manifesto, it was the exact answer to our problem.

  • Linux Top 3: Sabayon Linux Embraces Docker, Q4OS Updates and PC-BSD 10.2

    The Docker container format makes it easier than ever to run application images on a Linux host, but what if you the application you want to run is an operating system? That's what Sabayon Linux is now enabling with Docker based images for its upcoming releases. Sabayon is a desktop-friendly version of Gentoo Linux.

  • SteamOS Brewmaster 2.30 Brings a New Linux Kernel and Autorepair Service

    Valve is working on SteamOS version based on Debian 8, and it's making good progress with it. The operating system is still considered a Beta, and it's not ready for prime time, especially since developers are still making important upgrades.

  • BQ announces Ubuntu running Aquaris smartphones in India via Snapdeal

    After being introduced earlier this year in European countries, the first Ubuntu phones are now been announced in India. A Spanish manufacturer, BQ has unveiled its Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 HD smartphones in India with the price tag of Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 13,499, respectively. The firm has reported that these handsets will be available in Black and White color variants, exclusively at e-commerce retailer, Snapdeal by the end of the month.

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  • IBM partners with Linux in new mainframe push

    Earlier this year, IBM launched the new z13 mainframe, its first in nearly three years. Bolstered by strong sales, the company is putting more of a focus on mainframes, partnering with Linux in a new strategy.

  • Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

    Google's OnHub is a WiFi router that also has home automation support for their Nest products as well as support for devices using the Zigbee, ZWave, and Thread protocols. OnHub is designed to be easy to setup via a mobile app, its firmware is self-updating, and is optimized for today's (largely streaming) web needs.

  • Arch-based Antergos Refreshed, Installer Overhaul
  • Another big update in slackware-current

    But the real interesting stuff is not just those sheer number of updated packages – it’s the new 4.1.6 Linux kernel, the gcc 4.9.3 compiler suite, glibc 2.22 C libraries, mesa 10.6.4, a new libepoxy package which was required to get glamor 1.0.0 into the xorg-server… exciting times for the adventurous who are running slackware-current!

  • Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation

    “We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Falls 3.54% for August 21

    One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Friday August 21 was Red Hat Inc. (RHT). The company’s stock fell 3.54% to $72.47 on volume of 1.27 million shares.

  • Fedora's Rawhide Might See Some Changes

    Rawhide, the name of Fedora's development version and repository, may be restructured and improved as part of an initiative following discussions last week at the distribution's Flock conference.

  • GSoC 2015: Wrap up report
  • Quickest path to a local apt repository

    As I’m writing this, DebConf 15 is coming to an end. I spend most of my time improving the situation of the Haskell Packages in Debian, by improving the tooling and upgrading our packages to match Stackage 3.0 and build against GHC 7.10. But that is mostly of special interest (see this mail for a partial summary), so I’d like to use this post to advertise a very small and simple package I just uploaded to Debian:

  • Canonical Updated Firefox On All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

    Most likely, Canonical has forgot to replace Yahoo with Google as the default search engine, the Firefox browser for other platforms using Yahoo.

  • The Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update May Be Delayed
  • GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git
  • The GCC Developers May Move The Development From SVN To Git

    At the GNU Tools Cauldron 2015 in Prague, the developers have announced that they are thinking of switching to Git as the default version control system. A mailing list has been created and the developers have started asking questions.

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  • On August and Broken Electronics

    He fixed the Strata fast and, as I tested the KDE effects on PCLinuxOS, he was impressed by the beauty of Linux. He also praised the solid construction of the Strata. He said that other clients have cracked the screen of their laptops with less than what I did to mine.

  • Best Linux Browsers

    Choosing the best Linux browser for your needs requires just a bit of homework: Web browsers for the Linux desktop have evolved over the years, just as they have for other popular desktop platforms. With this evolution, both good and bad revelations have been discovered. Revelations from new functionality, to broken extensions, and so forth. In this article, I'll serve as your guide through these murky waters to help you discover the best in Linux browsers.

  • Manjaro 0.8.13.1 LXDE Screenshot Tour
  • Robolinux 8.1 MATE Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo Package Repository now using Git

    Good things come to those who wait: The main Gentoo package repository (also known as the Portage tree or by its historic name gentoo-x86) is now based on Git.

  • The problem of SD mux

    I keep being asked about automated bootloader testing and the phrase which crops up is “SD mux” – hardware to multiplex SD card access (typically microSD). Each time, the questioner comes up with a simple solution which can be built over a weekend, so I’ve decided to write out the actual objective, requirements and constraints to hopefully illustrate that this is not a simple problem and the solution needs to be designed to a fully scalable, reliable and maintainable standard.

  • Mycroft Is an AI for Your Home Powered by Raspberry Pi 2 and Ubuntu Snappy

    Mycroft is what you would describe as a house computer, a device connected to your house, which acts like a virtual artificial intelligence. In this case, it's a clever mini PC named Mycroft, which is based on Raspberry Pi 2 and runs Ubuntu Snappy Core.

  • VIA Rolls Out Fanless, Ruggedized PC Powered By Quad-Core x86 Eden CPU
  • Rugged box-PC runs Linux on new quad-core Via Eden CPU
  • My ZTE Open Phone Finally Came Back!

    Sometime ago, I managed to upgrade my Firefox OS on the ZTE Open to version 1.2. However, this upgrade broke many things, like the GPS and other features.

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    The Linux Kernel has a bug that causes containers that use veth devices for network routing (such as Docker on IPv6, Kubernetes, Google Container Engine, and Mesos) to not check TCP checksums. This results in applications incorrectly receiving corrupt data in a number of situations, such as with bad networking hardware. The bug dates back at least three years and is present in kernels as far back as we’ve tested. Our patch has been reviewed and accepted into the kernel, and is currently being backported to -stable releases back to 3.14 in different distributions (such as Suse, and Canonical). If you use containers in your setup, I recommend you apply this patch or deploy a kernel with this patch when it becomes available. Note: Docker’s default NAT networking is not affected and, in practice, Google Container Engine is likely protected from hardware errors by its virtualized network.
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    Just over a year ago I implemented an optimization to the SPI core code in Linux that avoids some needless context switches to a worker thread in the main data path that most clients use. This was really nice, it was simple to do but saved a bunch of work for most drivers using SPI and made things noticeably faster. The code got merged in v4.0 and that was that, I kept on kicking a few more ideas for optimizations in this area around but that was that until the past month.
  • Compute Shader Code Begins Landing For Gallium3D
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    While FFmpeg has offered hardware-accelerated HEVC decoding using NVIDIA's VDPAU API since last summer, this support for the FFmpeg-forked libav landed just today. In June was when FFmpeg added support to its libavcodec for handling HEVC/H.265 video decoding via NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix interface. Around that same time, developer Philip Langdale who had done the FFmpeg patch, also submitted the patch for Libav for decoding HEVC content through VDPAU where supported.

Unixstickers, Linux goes to Washington, Why Linux?

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    There's an old, popular saying, beware geeks bearing gifts. But in this case, I was pleased to see an email in my inbox, from unixstickers.com, asking me if I was interested in reviewing their products. I said ye, and a quick few days later, there was a surprise courier-delivered envelope waiting for me in the post. Coincidentally - or not - the whole thing happened close enough to the 2015 end-of-the-year holidays to classify as poetic justice. On a slightly more serious note, Unixstickers is a company shipping T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, posters, pins, and stickers to UNIX and Linux aficionados worldwide. Having been identified one and acquired on the company's PR radar, I am now doing a first-of-a-kind Dedoimedo non-technical technical review of merchandise related to our favorite software. So not sure how it's gonna work out, but let's see.
  • Linux goes to Washington: How the White House/Linux Foundation collaboration will work
    No doubt by now you've heard about the Obama Administration's newly announced Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). You can read more about it on CIO.com here and here. But what you may not know is that the White House is actively working with the Linux and open source community for CNAP. In a blog post Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation said, “In the proposal, the White House announced collaboration with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to better secure Internet 'utilities' such as open-source software, protocols and standards.”
  • Why Linux?
    Linux may inspire you to think of coders hunched over their desks (that are littered with Mountain Dew cans) while looking at lines of codes, faintly lit by the yellow glow of old CRT monitors. Maybe Linux sounds like some kind of a wild cat and you have never heard the term before. Maybe you have use it every day. It is an operating system loved by a few and misrepresented to many.

RebeccaBlackOS 2016-02-08 Review. Why? Because it’s Friday.

These are the types of problems found in an independent distro build from scratch. I cannot understand how a system built on Debian could be this buggy and apparently have zero VM support which Debian comes with by default. I can take some solace in the fact that it was built by one person and that one person is a Rebecca Black fan but as far as a Linux Distribution is concerned there is not much here. Some could say “Well its not supposed to be taken as a serious Distribution.” True except it is listed and kept up with on DistroWatch therefor it should be held as a system ready distribution especially when it was not released as a beta or an RC. If this distribution is ever going to be considered a real platform it has a long way to go. I give it about as many thumbs down as the Rebecca Black Friday video. Read more

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