Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Sure, it's most often considered one of the more rudimentary actions to be done on a computer. When you move to the Linux platform, however, you may find yourself asking “Now, how do I move files?”

A new visual approach when calling the 'content picker' in Ubuntu Touch been previewed by the Canonical design team.

The post Video Demo of New Ubuntu Touch Content Picker Transitions first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An updated version of the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux has been released by the Intel Open Source Technology Centre.

The post Intel Update Automated Linux Driver Installer for Ubuntu 13.10 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

diegocg writes "Linux kernel 3.13 has been released. This release includes nftables (the successor of iptables); a revamp of the block layer designed for high-performance SSDs; a framework to cap power consumption in Intel RAPL devices; improved squashfs performance; AMD Radeon power management enabled by default and automatic AMD Radeon GPU switching; improved NUMA and hugepage performance; TCP Fast Open enabled by default; support for NFC payments; support for the High-Availability Seamless Redundancy protocol; new drivers; and many other small improvements. Here's the full list of changes."

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Stob Shifting software paradigms and so forth

What are you up, Verity? Ensconced in one of your comfortable, miles-from-any-critical-path projects?

Reorg shows it's not just a Linux company. Again

10 years after Red Hat got serious on enterprise Linux, the company is re-organised for enterprise cloud.

Internet of Things security scares already need to take a chill pill

It's still silly season, it seems. Tell the world that a bunch of small business broadband routers have been compromised and recruited into botnets, and the world yawns.

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.