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AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:53
An anonymous reader writes: AMD is moving forward with their plans to develop a new open-source Linux driver model for their Radeon and FirePro graphics processors. Their unified Linux driver model is moving forward, albeit slightly different compared to what was planned early this year. They're now developing a new "AMDGPU" kernel driver to power both the open and closed-source graphics components. This new driver model will also only apply to future generations of AMD GPUs. Catalyst is not being open-sourced, but will be a self-contained user-space blob, and the DRM/libdrm/DDX components will be open-source and shared. This new model is more open-source friendly, places greater emphasis on their mainline kernel driver, and should help Catalyst support Mir and Wayland.

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AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:53
An anonymous reader writes: AMD is moving forward with their plans to develop a new open-source Linux driver model for their Radeon and FirePro graphics processors. Their unified Linux driver model is moving forward, albeit slightly different compared to what was planned early this year. They're now developing a new "AMDGPU" kernel driver to power both the open and closed-source graphics components. This new driver model will also only apply to future generations of AMD GPUs. Catalyst is not being open-sourced, but will be a self-contained user-space blob, and the DRM/libdrm/DDX components will be open-source and shared. This new model is more open-source friendly, places greater emphasis on their mainline kernel driver, and should help Catalyst support Mir and Wayland.

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AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:53
An anonymous reader writes: AMD is moving forward with their plans to develop a new open-source Linux driver model for their Radeon and FirePro graphics processors. Their unified Linux driver model is moving forward, albeit slightly different compared to what was planned early this year. They're now developing a new "AMDGPU" kernel driver to power both the open and closed-source graphics components. This new driver model will also only apply to future generations of AMD GPUs. Catalyst is not being open-sourced, but will be a self-contained user-space blob, and the DRM/libdrm/DDX components will be open-source and shared. This new model is more open-source friendly, places greater emphasis on their mainline kernel driver, and should help Catalyst support Mir and Wayland.

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Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Practices is On the Rise

Linux.com - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:29

GitHub last month reported that the number of government employees using the code sharing platform had tripled in the past year, to reach more than 10,000 users from 500 organizations. That same steep curve could be used to describe what's happening now in the enterprise as well, says Brian Doll, vice president of strategy at GitHub.

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UPGRADE your CHILDREN with KANO: All you need in one box

The Register - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:23
Open up, write game, play game. Simples!

Make it as “simple and fun as Lego”; that was the request of the six-year-old who inspired the Kano project – a computer and coding kit for all ages which has now gone on sale for £99.99. It follows a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that began back in November 2013 and closed with over $1.5m in its coffers, including a handout from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:22
An anonymous reader writes: The next version of systemd is poised to introduce an experimental "systemd-consoled" that serves as a user-space console daemon. The consoled furthers the Linux developers' goal of eventually deprecating the VT subsystem found within the Linux kernel in favor of a user-space driven terminal that supports better localization, increased security, and greater robustness of the kernel's seldom touched and hairy CONFIG_VT'ed code.

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Vulture takes BlackBerry's Passport through customs

The Register - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:58
Review Anything to declare?

Absent for almost a year, BlackBerry has returned to the fray with the striking Passport, an updated OS and Blend – a secure desktop companion for the phone.

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GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 09:22
Mcusanelli writes: GNOME 3, the open source desktop environment for Linux systems that once earned a lot of ire, is receiving newfound praise for the maturity of GNOME Shell and other improvements. The recent release of version 3.14 capped off a series of updates that have gone a long way toward resolving users' problems and addressing complaints. One of the big pieces was the addition of "Classic mode" in 3.8, which got it into RHEL 7, and Debian is switching back as well.

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No tiles, no NAP – next Windows for data centre looks promising

The Register - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:08
Now, about that consumer AV 'protection'...

All eyes are on Windows 10, but Microsoft has also slipped out a technical preview for the parallel, but as yet unnamed, Windows Server.

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10/02 SmartOS 20141002

Distro watch - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 06:55
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Oracle to DBAs: your certification is about to become worthless paper

The Register - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 03:03
So hurry up and get a new one, will all of you who took exams for 10g and lower?

Oracle has decided that holders of its database certifications must re-certify.

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How to Build and Tune an Open Source 3D Printer on Linux

Linux.com - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 20:24

It is difficult to describe the joy of watching an object that you have designed being materialized in front of your eyes. Even more satisfying is watching it print on a machine you built yourself with open source hardware and control with open source software on Linux.

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Linux Foundation certifications are taking off

Zdnet news - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 20:23
The new Linux Foundation certification exams are proving to be very popular, but very tough.
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Linux Foundation certifications are taking off

Zdnet news - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 20:23
The new Linux Foundation certification exams are proving to be very popular, but very tough.
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5 Exciting New Features in Linux 3.17

Linux.com - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 17:19

Linus Torvalds unleashed version 3.17 of the Linux kernel on Sunday and it's packed with improvements. 

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10/01 KNOPPIX 7.4.2

Distro watch - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:55
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10/01 Arch 2014.10.01

Distro watch - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 08:55
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10/01 LXLE 14.04.1-rc3

Distro watch - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:55
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Bugzilla code critters blab your security sinners, warns Mozilla

The Register - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 00:08
Wouldn't it be a shame if your vulnerability database had a vu... patch now

The Mozilla Foundation has warned of a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities in its Bugzilla bug-tracking tool that could give attackers access to sensitive information about software projects.

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Spotify is Powered by Linux and Open Source

Linux.com - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 00:00

Spotify, aptly called the "Netflix for music," 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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