Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

An anonymous reader writes The Linux 3.17 kernel was officially released today. Linux 3.17 presents a number of new features that include working open-source AMD Hawaii GPU support, an Xbox One controller driver, free-fall support for Toshiba laptops, numerous ARM updates, and other changes.

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We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
An anonymous reader writes: An effort underway called BOSS-MOOL, the Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux, is designing the Linux kernel with OOP and C++ driver support. Linus Torvalds' opinions on C++ have long been known while developers at the DOS Lab IIT Madras and CDAC Chennai feel redesigning the kernel with object oriented abstractions and C++ driver support will increase maintainability while reducing complexity of the kernel. It doesn't appear though the group will try to mainline these changes.

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Linux pusher intros Storage Server 3

Open sorcery evangelist Red Hat has updated its Gluster clustering Red Hat Storage Server to v3, adding capacity and cluster nodes.

XP still clinging on tight, may even be growing a bit

Just when you thought it couldn't get much worse for Microsoft, analysis by Netmarketshare and StatCounter has found Windows 8's market share fell during September 2014.

Learn how to create shell rainbows, ask Is the Internet on Fire?, run the Star Wars Traceroute, and create annoying sounds from the console.

'Music makes the people come together' Madonna once sang. But can Steam's new music player feature mix the bourgeoisie and the rebel as well?

The post How To Use Steam Music Player on Ubuntu Desktop first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

With CloudOpen Europe now less than two weeks away, we took another look at the data from the recent open cloud survey, conducted by Linux.com and The New Stack. Three surprising facts emerged that aren't necessarily obvious on a quick read through the survey results.

Red Hat's new storage server does more than just help you get a handle on your enterprise storage. It also gives you what you need to manage big data and ready-to-run partner storage solutions.