Eric Anholt has published another major series of patches for GLAMOR…
The following is how you can add the latest Bodhi desktop to your existing Ubuntu 14.04 install.
SparkyLinux, a lightweight, fast, and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customized LXDE, e17 and Razor-Qt desktops, is now at version 3.3.
The SparkyLinux 3.3 “Annagerman” system is built on Debian GNU/Linux “Jessie,” just like the previous versions, and features the LXDE, e17, and Razor-Qt desktop environment.
The developers of SparkyLinux also provide a number of other flavors for this particular dist… (read more)
The feature of Ubuntu on phones that Mark Shuttleworth is talking up this weekend is… the bottom edge of the phone in Ubuntu…
Yesterday I wrote about installing Ubuntu Touch Emulator (ARM) in Ubuntu, but as you’ve probably noticed from the video or from your own experience if you’ve installed it, the ARM emulator is very slow.There’s a preview Ubuntu Touch Emulator x86 image that works a lot better than the ARM emulator and even though it’s available as a preview, it’s probably better to use that instead of the ARM emulator, so here’s how to install it.In my test, the x86 Ubuntu Touch Emulator did not only work very fast and fluid, but it also started very fast (in about 10-15 seconds) as opposed to the ARM emulator which takes minutes to start. Furthermore, in the ARM emulator article, I was telling you that setting the memory didn’t work in my test – well, this did work with the x86 emulator so I was able to set the emulator RAM to 1024mb. However, the x86 Ubuntu Touch Emulator test video below uses the defaults (so it has the memory set to 512mb).Known issues for Ubuntu Touch x86 Emulator:Nested mode is currently disabled (unity-system-compositor) as it crashes Unity8 (seems to be an issue with latest Mir from lp:mir/devel, as it also happens on
On March 7, Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of the Wine app, which features a number of smaller improvements, but important nonetheless.
The number of new additions and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is quite large, and the current build is no different. Even if there are no huge changes since the previous release, it’s still an important update.
Wine may have lost a little from its users in the past yea… (read more)
The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T is a Haswell-based Intel ultrabook that I have found to be quite interesting and will be carrying out a large number of Linux tests (and Windows 8.1 vs. Linux benchmarks) from this laptop that sports Intel Iris Graphics 5100, dual SSDs, and other impressive features…
IcedTea Web could be made to expose or alter sensitive information.
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0 “Openbox” edition, a lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware’s “Current” branch: “Slackel 6.0 Openbox has been released. It includes the Linux kernel 3.10.30 and the latest updates from Slackware’s ‘Current’ tree. Slackel 6.0 Openbox 32-bit image includes both PAE….
Fixes in Kernel 3.13.6:
drm/radeon: fix audio disable on dce6+
The Linux benchmark / performance data to share this Saturday morning on Phoronix is of Fedora 20 on the AMD E1-2100 “Kabini” APU on the ECS KBN-I, an AMD + motherboard combination that during sale periods can be found for a little over $30 USD. We already found Kabini’s Radeon HD 8210 graphics to perform well with the open-source driver and this article has more Linux OpenGL results along with stressing other subsystems. Tested was Fedora 20 with updates like the Linux 3.14 kernel and Mesa 10.
A semi-common request by Phoronix readers is that they would like to see more images and photographs in news stories and other articles… Well, with now having the new site layout and PHXCMS-9 content management system, more photos are next on the agenda…
The Linux Foundation has decided to offer their regularly priced $2,400 introductory course free of charge, but they’re not the only ones responding to recent Linux jobs reports. In other news, Jamie Watson today compared and contrasted Debian, Mint (LMDE), SolydX and Tanglu. And finally today, Andy Updegrove has shared the steps to making big money in the Open Source business. The Linux Foundation yesterday announced plans to offer their Introduction to Linux free "to anyone anywhere." This offering is an introduction to the new Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner Program that will provide online Linux training for those interested. While not all courses are free of cost, "the Linux Foundation will continue to offer free Linux training resources, scholarships and other resources to ensure it is a rich resource of free Linux technical training for everyone." In related news, FutureGov Magazine is reporting that the Rochester Institute of Technology is about to offer a minor in "free and open source software and free culture." The university is quoted as saying this is "for students who want to develop a deep understanding of the processes, practices, technologies, and financial, legal and societal impacts of the FOSS and free culture movements."
It’s been a while since last hearing anything on the matter of atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping, but the work is still being done for the Linux kernel by Intel engineers…
The next Ubuntu Long-Term Release, codenamed Trusty Tahr, will be released on April 17th, 2014 and will ship with several notable features, while mainly focusing on stable main components rather than bleeding-edge software, a very good decision which fits perfectly such a big release.
It appears that the police in Tallahassee, Florida have been busy tracking folks by their cell phones without bothering to show up before a judge and ask for a warrant. Why would they violate the constitutional rights of their citizens this way? Evidently because they were using technology on loan and had signed a non-disclosure agreement.
Our main LMDE repository, debian.linuxmint.com, showed inconsistencies and a bottleneck on network connections so we took it offline. We don’t know yet whether this is the result of an increase in traffic after the 201403 release, whether it’s an attack, or whether it’s related to a hardware issue.
Use the Software Sources tool to select a mirror
While we investigate, I would like to invite all LMDE users to switch to another mirror by following the actions below:
On behalf of the team I would like to apologize for the inconvenience. We’ll keep you updated on the issue while we resolve the situation.
GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 1 is now available as a user-friendly desktop BSD operating system that’s now based upon the FreeBSD 10.0 source tree while shipping the GNOME2-forked MATE desktop…