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Story DESKTOP CONTAINERS – THE WAY FORWARD Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:53am
Story Linux Kernel 3.10.48 LTS Improves Support for Radeon GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:45am
Story Tech-Friendly: Bring new life to an old PC with Linux Mint Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:39am
Story No, Linux is not dead on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:24am
Story Chrome Remote Desktop adds Linux to supported OS list Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:20am
Story The open source movement at IIT Bombay Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:13am
Story Volvo Cars add Android Auto to its next generation cars Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 11:00am
Story Android mirroring is now available on Chromecast Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 10:53am
Story RHEL 5.11 Beta, Gaming News, and Fedora Playground Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 8:39am
Story It's better to share with functional programming Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 8:35am

Tips for finding the perfect PC

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Hardware

Computer buyers shopping for themselves or their graduates this year have plenty to be happy about: Prices are still shrinking, and performance is still increasing. Here's a rundown of options to consider when looking at a computer.

Video games attaining a greater literary bent

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Gaming

There is an unequal alliance between movies, books and video games. Best-selling books frequently have been made into movies, and popular video games increasingly are turning into Hollywood fare. But finding a connection between books and video games is far less common, although not unprecedented.

IBM lays off 100 workers

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Hardware

IBM announced Friday that it had laid off 100 employees at its Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, part of the company's efforts to shed 10,000 to 13,000 jobs worldwide.

IBM Left in the Dark

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Mac

Apple purportedly pulled a bit of a fast one on IBM, with Jobs only informing IBM of the decision late in the day Friday, right before Monday's big announcement. IBM apparently learned of the possibility of the deal the way most of us did, through news reports.

Planet Mandriva

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MDV

Providing a unique source for updates about the work and lives of Mandriva Linux contributors, around the world and around the clock.

Ati: Xbox 360 will outperform PS3

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Gaming

"I think PS3 will almost certainly be slower and less powerful," says graphics guru Richard Huddy in an interview. Of course he'd say that, he's ATI's Developer Relations Manager.

NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GFX

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Hardware

430MHz core, 1400MHz memory, 24 pipes

As for the specs, the Geforce 7800 GFX will be clocked at 430MHz core with 1400MHz memory. It will be equipped with 256MB of 256 bit memory, at least the version we are telling you about will be. It will also feature two DVI's, VIVO and HDTV support.

Windows Mobile 5.0 is vulnerable

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Microsoft

Windows Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) don't succeed to meet the security requirements of an enterprise environment.

Plasma in reactors echoes distribution of galaxies

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Sci/Tech

Nuclear fusion reactors could be used to study what the universe was like just after the big bang. So claims a physicist who noticed that the plasma created inside these reactors is distributed in a strikingly similar way to galaxies in today's universe.

AMD Details Early Quad-Core Plans

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Hardware

In a detailed briefing for analysts in New York on Friday, executives at Advanced Micro Devices painted the company as making "irreversible progress" into new architectures, specifically multicore microprocessors and 64-bit processing.

Burden is on us to protect our data

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Security

If you had to guess, how many companies would you say have enough of your personal data stored in various databases to make even a rookie crook ready for prime-time conning? Ten, perhaps? What about 50, 100 or 1,000? You probably don't know the answer, and that is exactly the problem.

Hard drives for 'terabyte lives'

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Hardware

As hunger for storage grows unabated, hard drive makers are continuing to push storage capacity up, while keeping physical size down.

PHP celebrates 10th birthday

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Software

It has been 10 years since Rasmus released the first version of PHP. PHP is an open-source programming language used by many dynamic websites.

Opera, Firefox squabble over best-browser claim

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Software

A Mozilla Foundation employee has lashed out at Opera Software for claiming it won a best-browser award, saying the award was actually won by open-source browser Firefox.

Two computers stolen with Motorola staff data

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Security

Two computers containing personal information on Motorola Inc. employees were stolen from the mobile phone maker's human resources services provider.

VeriSign Dot Net Contract Begins July 1

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Web

Owners of ".net" domain names could see lower prices when they renew, since VeriSign pledged fee reductions. VeriSign currently gets $6 annually for each ".com" and ".net" name, though it promised to settle for $4.25 in the new contract, 75 cents of which would go to ICANN.

The Power Of Us

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Sci/Tech

How can a tiny European upstart like Skype Technologies S.A. do a number on a trillion-dollar industry? By dialing up a vast, hidden resource: its own users. Behold the power of us. It's the force behind the collective clamor of Weblogs that felled CBS anchorman Dan Rather and rocked the media establishment. Global crowds of open-source Linux programmers are giving even mighty Microsoft Corp. fits. Mass collaboration on the Internet is shaking up business.

ATI Linux Display Driver v8.14.13

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Hardware
Reviews

Earlier in the day ATI released their new Catalyst 5.6 drivers. These new Windows drivers offer such new features as mobile support, an improved Catalyst Control Center (CCC), re-vamped Catalyst AI for gamers, and several other intuitive features. However, we wouldn't be bringing you this article if there wasn't anything to share about the Linux side of things. Today we have a look at the entirely new ATI Linux driver installer and ATI Control Panel.

Apple + Intel = M$ Conspiracy Theory

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Humor

Shouting "I told you so!" and "The end is near!", staff members of the Humorix Vast Conspiracy Theory Research Division were shocked and appalled by the news that Apple is going to start shacking up with Intel.

M$, Universal and Fox see light in Halo

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Movies
Gaming

Microsoft and the Creative Artists Agency have reached a tentative agreement with Universal and Fox for the film rights to the Xbox video game "Halo."

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Graphics and Standards

  • SHADERed 1.2.3 Released With Support For 3D Textures & Audio Shaders

    SHADERed is the open-source, cross-platform project for creating and testing HLSL/GLSL shaders. While a version number of 1.2.3 may not seem like a big update, some notable additions can be found within this new SHADERed release.

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    Succeeding Vulkan 1.1.124 one week later is now Vulkan 1.1.125 with a lone new extension. Vulkan 1.1.125 has its usual clarifications and corrections to this graphics API specification. Meanwhile the new extension introduced in the overnight v1.1.125 release is VK_KHR_spirv_1_4.

  • Making Movies Accessible for Everyone

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Debian and Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Ritesh Raj Sarraf: Bpfcc New Release

    bpfcc version 0.11.0 has been uploaded to Debian Unstable and should be accessible in the repositories by now. After the 0.8.0 release, this has been the next one uploaded to Debian.

  • Utkarsh Gupta: Joining Debian LTS!

    Back during the good days of DebConf19, I finally got a chance to meet Holger! As amazing and inspiring a person he is, it was an absolute pleasure meeting him and also, I got a chance to talk about Debian LTS in more detail. [...] I had almost no idea what to do next, so the next month I stayed silent, observing the workflow as people kept committing and announcing updates. And finally in September, I started triaging and fixing the CVEs for Jessie and Stretch (mostly the former). Thanks to Abhijith who explained the basics of what DLA is and how do we go about fixing bugs and then announcing them. With that, I could fix a couple of CVEs and thanks to Holger (again) for reviewing and sponsoring the uploads! :D

  • Ubucon Europe 2019 in local media

    News from the new Ubuntu distribution, the exploration of the several platforms and many “how to”, rule the 4-days agenda where the open source and open technologies are in the air. The Olga Cadaval Cultural centre in Sintra, is the main stage of a busy agenda filled with several talks and more technical sessions, but at Ubucon Europe there’s also room for networking and cultural visits, a curious fusion between spaces full of history, like the Pena Palace or the Quinta da Regaleira, and one of the youngest “players” in the world of software. For 4 days, the international Ubuntu Community gathers in Sintra for an event open to everyone, where the open source principles and open technology are dominating. The Ubucon Europe Conference begun Thursday, October 10th, and extends until Sunday, October 13th, keeping an open doors policy to everyone who wants to Afterall, what is the importance of Ubucon? The number of participants, which should be around 150, doesn’t tell the whole story of what you can learn during these days, as the SAPO TEK had the opportunity to check this morning. Organised by the Ubuntu Portugal Community, with the National Association for Open Software, the Ubuntu Europe Federation and the Sintra Municipality, the conference brings to Portugal some of the biggest open source specialists and shows that Ubuntu is indeed alive, even if not yet known by most people, and still far from the “world domain” aspired by some.

Devices/Embedded: Win Enterprises and Raspberry Pi 4

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    Win Enterprises unveiled a fanless “PL-82000” networking gateway with 6x GbE and 2x SFP ports based on an Atom C3000. It also launched a Raspberry Pi sized “MB-5000” SBC that runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Intel Apollo Lake. We tend to forget Win Enterprises because as its name suggests, the company typically sticks to Windows-supported products. Yet, they have increasingly produced barebones products without listed OS support, such as the new PL-82000 networking appliance, as well as Linux supported systems such as the MB-5000 SBC announced back in June. (In 2017, we covered an Intel Bay Trail based MB-80580 SBC and Win IoT-380 Gateway with Linux support.)

  • Raspberry Pi 4 PCI Express: It actually works! USB3, SATA… GPUs?

    Recently, Tomasz Mloduchowski posted a popular article on his blog detailing the steps he undertook to get access to the hidden PCIe interface of Raspberry Pi 4: the first Raspberry Pi to include PCIe in its design. After seeing his post, and realizing I was meaning to go buy a Raspberry Pi 4, it just seemed natural to try and replicate his results in the hope of taking it a bit further. I am known for Raspberry Pi Butchery, after all.

  • Raspberry Pi 4 B+ - PCI Express

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    I'm sharing it to allow people to learn from this - and to dispel the myth that PCIe is somehow out of reach of hobbyists due to some concerns over signal integrity or complexities. Stay tuned for more Pi4/PCIe experimentation!