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Mesa 10 Will Likely End Up As A Fedora 20 Update

While it didn’t look like Fedora 20 would end up having Mesa 10.x as a stable release update but would be stuck to Mesa 9.2 for the duration of the F20 lifespan, it now looks like an update to Mesa 10.0 will end up happening for stable Mesa users…

Porteus 3.0 Linux Distribution Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.13.6

Porteus 3.0, a portable Linux operating system that can be installed on a USB device, CD ROM, SD card, or hard drive, and based on the Linux Live Scripts, has been released by the Porteus Community, with numerous features and a lot of changes and improvements. Porteus 3.0 has been named the Standard Desktop Edition and has been released for the 32- and 64-bit architectures, but the developers also prepared for download the Porteus Kiosk Edition 3.0. “We’ve put t…

Distro diaspora: Four flavours of Ubuntu unpacked

It’s nearly spring, which means it’s time for the first installment of Ubuntu for 2014. Read more ….

FlatWoken icon set derived from Awoken icons, Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install FlatWoken icons in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/ any Ubuntu derivativeFlatWoken icons are derived from famous Awoken icon theme and this project is developed by Alessandro Roncone. It basically has flat design with rounded corners and creator tried to use minimalist approach. FlatWoken icons are divided into two different icon […]

Practice Continuous Operational Improvement

Practice Continuous Operational Improvement By: Antonio Piraino, ScienceLogic CTO What really excites me about digital infrastructure is that it accelerates the learning curve in IT,” says Rachel Chalmers, Research Vice President of 451 Research . People incorporate the lessons learned into the next generation of building and deployment and that is an incredibly virtuous cycle. […]

Interview with LibreOffice localizers around the world: Helen & Sophie

Today we interview two great women, Helen Ushakova and Sophie Gautier, from the Russophone and Francophone communities. LibreOffice can only exist since people are working on it: so please, tell us a bit about yourself. Helen:  My name is Elena Ushakova, also known by nicknames as Helen Russian (helenrussian, helen_russian). I am 36 years old. [...]

Dota 2 Works Better with Wine 1.5.23, Download Now

On February 1, Alexandre Julliard announceda new development version of the Wine app, which brings assorted bug fixes and improvements.

As usual, the number of new features and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine is Not An Emulator) is quite large, even if we don’t take the important changes into account.

Power Management To See Changes In GNOME 3.8

The GNOME 3.8 release will make several user-facing changes concerning how power management is dealt with for the open-source desktop environment…

R600g Shader Disassembler Merged Into Mesa

The nicer Radeon Gallium3D (R600g) shader disassembler that was previously talked about on Phoronix has finally been merged into mainline Mesa…

MathGL 2.1.2 Comes with Numerous Fixes

MathGL, a library for making high-quality scientific graphics and which can be used for fast data plotting and data processing of large data arrays, is now at version 1.2.

Highlights of MathGL 2.1.2:

• “local” functions have been excluded from the resulting library;
• A string in MGL script now can be concatenated with another string or data/numbers (like ‘’max(u)=’,u.max,’ a.u.’’);
• A bugfix for colors in 3D PDF has been implem…

Ubuntu Smart Scopes

In short, Canonical will be running a server much like the existing products.ubuntu.com server which will accept queries and return a bunch of results as json. The current implementation searches Amazon and the Ubuntu One music store and a few other places. The new one will do the same, plus more server-side searches, plus a [...]

5 Ubuntu-based alternatives worth checking out

Ubuntu is an open source Linux distribution based on Debian Linux which has, in turn, been surpassed in popularity by its own fork: Linux MInt (according to DistroWatch). LInux Mint is just one of many Ubuntu-based alternative distributions that the diverse Linux community has put together to offer up new features, customized user interfaces, built-in [...]

Wine 1.5.23 Released With A Lot Of Work

Wine 1.5.23 was released this morning as the latest bi-weekly development release…

Linux Foundation Still Prepping Its Secure Boot Loader

As another UEFI SecureBoot related article this morning aside from the three hardware vendors causing a hardware mess on Linux, James Bottomley wrote an update about the work the Linux Foundation is doing on its SecureBoot loader…

Ubuntu 13.04 Online Search to Send the User's Geographical Location

Canonical will try to make Ubuntu 13.04 its best release so far and one of the ways to do that is by improving the Dash functionality and its online features. We all remember the storm that took Canonical by surprise when they first announced that Unity Dash searches will be done online, especially in the Home lens….

Three PC Brands Where SecureBoot On Linux Is Botched

Matthew Garrett has written a new article summarizing the state of UEFI/SecureBoot on Linux. Overall, the situation isn’t good if you’re using hardware from one of three major vendors…

Linux 3.8-rc6 Kernel Is Bigger Than Linus Would Like

While flying over to Brussels for FOSDEM, Linus Torvalds released the sixth Linux 3.8 kernel RC. Unfortunately this weekly development release is larger than Linus would like for this late in the development cycle…

Calibre 0.9.17 Features Metadata and PDF Output Improvements

Version 0.9.16 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on January 18, marking an important milestone for this amazing software.

If you have an e-book reader, the Calibre software is a must-have. It does so many things for the avid reader, that it would take a lot of time to just enumerate all the…

Download Linux Kernel 3.8 Release Candidate 6

Linus Torvalds announced on the last day of January 2013, that the sixth Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 3.8 kernel is available for download and testing.

Linux kernel 3.8 RC6 comprises various x86 changes, some EFI improvements, and various other small bug fixes and stability improvements.

“I have to say, -rc6 is bigger than I’d like it to be. I’d really like things to calm down by rc6, because usually I aim for rc7 to be roughly the last rc in the series, a…