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Video: Linux Kernel Developers Respond to Concerns About Community Culture

Linux.com - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 15:34

LWN Editor Jon Corbet asked the panelists to first respond to systemd developer Lennart Poettering’s controversial post in which he called the open source community “a sick place." 

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This is the name of Ubuntu 15.04 — And It’s Not Versatile Velociraptor

Omgubuntu - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:21

Ubuntu 14.10 may not be out of the door yet, but attention is already turning to Ubuntu 15.04. Today it got its name: 'Vivid Vervet'.

The post This is the name of Ubuntu 15.04 — And It’s Not Versatile Velociraptor first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ubuntu Turns 10

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:10
Scott James Remnant, now Technical Lead on ChromeOS, was a Debian developer before that. That's how he became involved from the beginning (becoming Developer Manager, and then serving on the Technical Board) on the little derivative distribution that Mark Shuttleworth decided to make of Debian Unstable, and for which the name Ubuntu was eventually chosen. On this date in 2004, Ubuntu 4.10 -- aka Warty Warthog, or just Warty -- was released, and Remnant has shared a detailed, nostalgic look back at the early days of the project that has (whatever else you think of it ) become one of the most influential in the world of open source and Free software. I was excited that Canonical sent out disks that I could pass around to friends and family that looked acceptably polished to them in a way that Sharpie-marked Knoppix CD-ROMs didn't, and that the polish extended to the installer, the desktop, and the included constellation of software, too.

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Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

Omgubuntu - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:51

Test how hardy your Ubuntu know-how is by taking our trusty Ubuntu tenth birthday quiz. Will you be the Quantal Quetzal of quizzes?

The post Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

The Register - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:35
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom

She’s a huge advocate of drones — quite a surprising position to take for a first class fighter pilot.

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V is for Vivid

Mark Shuttleworth - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:22

Release week! Already! I wouldn’t call Trusty ‘vintage’ just yet, but Utopic is poised to leap into the torrent stream. We’ve all managed to land our final touches to *buntu and are excited to bring the next wave of newness to users around the world. Glad to see the unicorn theme went down well, judging from the various desktops I see on G+.

And so it’s time to open the vatic floodgates and invite your thoughts and contributions to our soon-to-be-opened iteration next. Our ventrous quest to put GNU as you love it on phones is bearing fruit, with final touches to the first image in a new era of convergence in computing. From tiny devices to personal computers of all shapes and sizes to the ventose vistas of cloud computing, our goal is to make a platform that is useful, versal and widely used.

Who would have thought – a phone! Each year in Ubuntu brings something new. It is a privilege to celebrate our tenth anniversary milestone with such vernal efforts. New ecosystems are born all the time, and it’s vital that we refresh and renew our thinking and our product in vibrant ways. That we have the chance to do so is testament to the role Linux at large is playing in modern computing, and the breadth of vision in our virtual team.

To our fledgling phone developer community, for all your votive contributions and vocal participation, thank you! Let’s not be vaunty: we have a lot to do yet, but my oh my what we’ve made together feels fantastic. You are the vigorous vanguard, the verecund visionaries and our venerable mates in this adventure. Thank you again.

This verbose tract is a venial vanity, a chance to vector verbal vibes, a map of verdant hills to be climbed in months ahead. Amongst those peaks I expect we’ll find new ways to bring secure, free and fabulous opportunities for both developers and users. This is a time when every electronic thing can be an Internet thing, and that’s a chance for us to bring our platform, with its security and its long term support, to a vast and important field. In a world where almost any device can be smart, and also subverted, our shared efforts to make trusted and trustworthy systems might find fertile ground. So our goal this next cycle is to show the way past a simple Internet of things, to a world of Internet things-you-can-trust.

In my favourite places, the smartest thing around is a particular kind of monkey. Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs alike. As the upstart monkey in this business I can think of no better mascot. And so let’s launch our vicenary cycle, our verist varlet, the Vivid Vervet!

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Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade

The Register - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:04
Because enterprise cloud doesn't just happen

“We want to be the undisputed leader in enterprise cloud,” Red Hat’s chief executive Jim Whitehurst said recently.

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Six licks of Google's Android Lollipop

Zdnet news - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 11:09
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 16:30
New submitter cgdae writes Does anyone know how to stop PulseAudio/Pavucontrol from changing sound settings whenever there is a hardware change such as headphones being plugged in/out or docking/undocking my laptop ? I recently had to install PulseAudio on my Debian system because the Linux version of Skype started to require it. Ever since, whenever i dock/undock or use/stop using headphones, all sound disappears, and i have to go to Pavucontrol and make random changes to its 'Output Devices' or 'Speakers' or 'Headphones' tab, or mute/unmute things, or drag a volume slider which has inexplicably moved to nearly zero, until sound magically comes back again. I've tried creating empty PulseAudio config files in my home directory, and/or disabling the loading of various PulseAudio modules in /etc/pulse/*.conf, but i cannot stop PulseAudio from messing things up whenever there's a hardware change. It's really frustrating that something like PulseAudio doesn't have an easy-to-find way of preventing it from trying (and failing) to be clever. [In case it's relevant, my system is a Lenovo X220 laptop, with Debian jessie, kernel 3.14-2-amd64. I run fvwm with an ancient config.]

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Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 14:34
An anonymous reader writes Twelve years after Microsoft debuted DirectX 9.0, open-source developers are getting ready to possibly land Direct3D 9.0 support within the open-source Linux Mesa/Gallium3D code-base. The "Gallium3D Nine" state tracker allows accelerating D3D9 natively by Gallium3D drivers and there's patches for Wine so that Windows games can utilize this state tracker without having to go through Wine's costly D3D-to-OGL translator. The Gallium3D D3D9 code has been in development since last year and is now reaching a point where it's under review for mainline Mesa. The uses for this Direct3D 9 state tracker will likely be very limited outside of using it for Wine gaming.

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Dronecode Likely to Include Larger Role for Linux in UAVs

Linux.com - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 23:55

 The Linux Foundation's announcement last week of a new Dronecode Collaborative Project for open source Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) was notable for its lack of any mention of Linux. That doesn't mean, however, that Linux is out of the aerial picture.

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Will Android and Chrome marry?

Zdnet news - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:42
Perhaps, the better question is: "When will they set the date?" Sooner or later, Google's operating systems will come together.
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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:25
M-Saunders writes Canonical courted plenty of controversy with it announced Mir, its home-grown display server. But why did the company choose to go it alone, and not collaborate with the Wayland project? Linux Voice has an interview with Thomas Voss, Mir's lead developer. Voss explains how Mir came into being, what it offers, and why he believes it will outlast Wayland.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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