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谢谢,Mr Torvalds。现在的世界是我们的!

China is backing a mobile operating system designed to offer a state-approved alternative to foreign platforms.

jones_supa writes "OpenGL debugging has always lagged behind DirectX, mainly because of the excellent DX graphics debugging tools shipping with Visual Studio and GL being left with APITrace. Valve's Linux initiatives are making game companies to think about OpenGL, and the video game company wants to create a good open source OpenGL debugger to improve the ecosystem. AMD and Nvidia have already expressed interest in helping them out. Valve has been developing VOGL mostly on Ubuntu-based distributions under Qt Creator. The software currently supports tracing OpenGL 1.0 through 3.3 (core and compatibility), and is expected to eventually support OpenGL 4.x. Many more details on VOGL can be found at Valve's Rich Geldreich's blog." This looks much nicer than BuGLe. Valve is using Mercurial for version control and they plan to throw it up on bitbucket under an unspecified open source license soon. It works with clang and gcc, but debugging with gcc is currently very slow (hopefully something that can be fixed once the source is available and the gcc hackers can see what's going on). The tracer's internal binary log format can be converted into JSON for use with other tools as well.

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March launch for Linux-powered phone OS put on indefinite hold

The open-source Tizen mobile OS has suffered another setback, with Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo announcing that it has put off plans to launch a smartphone powered by the system this year.

GNOME 3.10 will be available to install from the Ubuntu Software Centre in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, a recent package update confirms.

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 Like many of the smart home automation platforms shown at last week's CES show, Nest Lab's hot-selling Nest Learning Thermostat runs on embedded Linux. With Google's pending $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, the four-year old Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm should enjoy wider distribution and faster product development, while Google gains a foothold in home automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). Yet Google and Nest will be competing with a proliferating array of new products and cross-platform IoT and automation networks, all of which aim to expand by creating ecosystems of compatible wireless-enabled devices.

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Ubuntu 14.04 may ship with a beta version of GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader used virtually all Linux distributions.

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Whether you find Unity's shopping suggestions to be a subtle invasion of privacy, or a solution in need of a problem, Ubuntu make it easy to disable results you don't want to see.

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An Ubuntu Touch developer has demoed a new multi-tasking effect aimed at making app switching on the mobile OS faster and more precise.

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Review A 14-incher that's more for spills than thrills

At a recent event when HP was handing out Elitebooks and other gadgetry to the great and the good of the UK’s tech press, a thought crossed my mind as the options presented themselves. Shall I go for the eminently portable Elitebook 820 G1 12.5in model or the somewhat chunkier 14in 840 G1? With you, dear reader, in mind, I had a good long ponder on this.