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Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Steps Up Its Game & Runs Much Faster

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 21/06/2014 - 13:27
An anonymous reader writes "With the Linux 3.16 kernel the Nouveau driver now supports re-clocking for letting the NVIDIA GPU cores and video memory on this reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver run at their designed frequencies. Up to now the Nouveau driver has been handicapped to running at whatever (generally low) clock frequencies the video BIOS programmed the hardware to at boot time, but with Linux 3.16 is experimental support for up-clocking to the hardware-rated speeds. The results show the open-source NVIDIA driver running multiple times faster, but it doesn't work for all NVIDIA hardware, causes lock-ups for some GPUs at some frequencies, and isn't yet dynamically controlled. However, it appears to be the biggest break-through in years for this open-source NVIDIA driver that up to now has been too slow for most Linux games."

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Whatever Happened to These Red-Hot Linux Distros?

Linux.com - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 23:42

Once upon a time SimplyMEPIS, Mandrake Linux, and Lindows were popular and generated a lot of attention. Where are they now?

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Linux Deepin Brings Mac-Like Sensibility to the Linux Desktop

Linux.com - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 22:25

Linux Deepin is a distribution from China that looks to upturn the Linux desktop with an almost Apple-like sensibility. Linux Deepin offers a keen UI design that outshines most every desktop you’ve experienced. Along with that total redesign of the UI, comes a few bonus apps that might easily steal the show from most default apps.

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06/13 LliureX 14.06-beta

Distro watch - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 21:55
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First impressions: Canonical Orange Box and Juju (Gallery)

Zdnet news - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 21:39
The Orange Box really is a cloud-in-a-box. But while the hardware is neat, it's the Juju DevOps software inside that makes it special.
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Canonical's cloud-in-a-box: Under the hood

Zdnet news - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 21:34
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux-powered Orange Box, with its 10 servers in a single container, is the perfect cloud sampler.
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Canonical Release New ‘Ubuntu One Downloader’ App

Omgubuntu - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 16:09

A new app has released by Canonical to help Ubuntu One users export their files to their desktop ahead of the service shutdown in July.

The post Canonical Release New ‘Ubuntu One Downloader’ App first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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32,000 motherboards spit passwords in CLEARTEXT!

The Register - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 07:29
Supermicro's cure wasn't much better than the disease

Thousands of Supermicro baseboard management controllers (BMCs) continue to spit administrator passwords in cleartext after a patch described as unsuitable was not applied by admins.

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Why I Built OwnCloud and Made It Open Source

Linux.com - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 00:37

There I was, 4 years ago (this past January) at CampKDE in San Diego, giving a talk on data privacy, warning the audience about the risks to their privacy from cloud vendors – in particular, Dropbox. So, build it yourself they said. 

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Rackspace gives world the servers Google and Amazon keep secret

The Register - Fri, 20/06/2014 - 00:02
New OnMetal service pairs Open Compute Project hardware with CoreOS software for OPEN CLOUD NIRVANA

Troubled hosting company Rackspace has brewed up a life-saving potion based around the secret technologies developed by some of the web's giants.

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Rising Red Hat reaps rewards of cloud growth

The Register - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 20:58
Q1 results buoyed by customer adoption of emerging tech

Open source software vendor Red Hat once again showed strong growth in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, with rising revenues driven by strong sales to enterprise customers.

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Linux Poetry Explains the Kernel, Line By Line

Linux.com - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 17:59

Over the past few months software developer Morgan Phillips has begun to teach herself how the Linux kernel works by studying text books. But instead of taking notes, she weaves the new terminology and ideas she learns into poetry about system architecture and programming concepts.

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Best Technology MOOCs for Summer and Fall

Linux.com - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 17:52

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are increasing in their popularity. We've seen first hand how much people want to be able to access and learn new information on their own schedule. For example, our Introduction to Linux MOOC, hosted by edX, has received more than 150,000 registrations, and it doesn't even start until August 1.

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AllSeen Community Blog Series: Sam Lanning

Linux.com - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 17:02

Sam Lanning is a computer science student at Oxford University and a sponsored member of the AllSeen Alliance. Sponsored members are reserved for organizations such as non-profits, associations or academic institutions and can be admitted by a majority AllSeen board vote.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Linux Port Arrives on Steam

Omgubuntu - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 15:04

A native Linux release of tactical turn-based game 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown', first released in 2012, has been made available to buy on Steam.

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Crooks use Synology NAS boxen to mine Dogecoin, yells Dell

The Register - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 08:07
US$620,000 snatched by German hacker 'Folio', we're told

Dell says skilled attackers have made a staggering $620,000 in the Dogecoin crypto-currency by exploiting vulnerable Synology network attached storage (NAS) boxes.

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ABANDON CLOUD! Docker Linux containers spring a security leak

The Register - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 01:16
Root exploit appears, but 1.0 release is safe

A security exploit has surfaced that can allow rogue programs to break out of Docker containers and access files on their host OS, but the flaw has been sealed in the latest version of the tech.

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Ubuntu Devs Demo GTK+ App Support for Mir

Omgubuntu - Wed, 18/06/2014 - 23:50

Canonical software engineers have shared word on work they've been doing to get GTK+ applications running on Mir in Unity 8 on Ubuntu 14.10.

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Microsoft's Android patents will face challenges

Zdnet news - Wed, 18/06/2014 - 23:12
Now that the Chinese government has revealed the patents within Microsoft's Android patent portfolio, Microsoft may soon be facing challenges from vendors over its Android patent licensing agreements.
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Skype for Linux 4.3 Arrives with Desktop Call Monitor Widget, UI Changes

Omgubuntu - Wed, 18/06/2014 - 21:50

Skype for Linux has been bumped to version 4.3, and features a refreshed user interface and improved desktop features.

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