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TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 18:14

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TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 18:13

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TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 18:04

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AMDGPU-PRO vs. Open-Source Gallium3D OpenGL Performance On Polaris Is A Very Tight Race

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-20 18:00
For those wondering how AMD's hybrid "AMDGPU-PRO" Linux driver stack compares to the latest pure open-source driver stack of the AMDGPU kernel driver and RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, here are side-by-side results for the Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480 Polaris hardware as well as the R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics card.

Install Paperwork on Ubuntu

LXer - Sat, 2016-08-20 17:16
In this article, we will explain how to install Paperwork on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Paperwork is an open-source, self-hosted alternative to services like Evernote,

Tips on adding Linux to Your Developer Skill Set

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:53

The time when developers and administrators can get by with only Microsoft in their bag of tricks is over. With Linux's continuing dominance and growth in server space and with Redmond now embracing open source with actions as well as words, even those who develop exclusively for the Windows platform are almost certain to find times when they need to wrap their heads around an aspect of the Linux kernel or some open source application.

If you've been following tech news, you know that across the board there is an increasing need for people with Linux skills, which has pushed the salaries available for those with certifiable Linux talents to record highs. This opens an opportunity in traditional Windows shops where fully certified Linux people might not be necessary, but where certified Windows people with good Linux skills have extra value.

In other words, you can increase your value as an employee simply by honing your Linux and open source skills, without the need to necessarily shell out big bucks to Red Hat or the Linux Foundation for certification. There are plenty of educational opportunities available online, some free and others offered with a very low price tag.

Also: Talent remains the biggest issue for deploying open source in the enterprise

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:48
  • Sony announces $500 Android Auto head unit, its first, says it's "Android Auto 2" compatible

    Sony has a new Android Auto head unit - its first, actually - the catchily-named XAV-AX100. The main draw of the device seems to be the sound quality, with four "55-watt Dynamic Reality Amp 2" amplifiers and Sony's EXTRA BASS low-boost circuitry supposedly overcoming engine noise to deliver crystal clear sound.

  • $349 ConsoleTab Tablet to Include Windows 10 and Android

    Users will be able to switch between Windows and Android when using the tablet, which has a 10.1-inch display, according to the company.

    Preorders open on Aug. 22 for the upcoming ConsoleTab tablet computer, a $349 device with a 10.1-inch touch-screen HD display, an Intel Atom processor, and the inclusion of both Windows 10 and Android operating systems.

    The new machine, which was announced at the Intel Developer Forum event in San Francisco this week, will allow users to choose between the two operating systems each time they use the machine, according to its maker, Console.

  • White House Official Cozied Up to Google Before Antitrust Lawsuit Was Shelved
  • Polish developer hacks Android rewards app for free beer

    A cunning Polish developer has hacked an Android food and drink rewards app to grant himself unlimited free beer.

    Kuba Gretzky detailed his excellent exploits in a blog post on Breakdev – though, to deter copycats, he didn't name the rewards app or the precise location within Poland where it was operating.

    He did, however, name the makers of the tech used by the unnamed rewards app: beacon supplier Estimote.

  • 7 things Android owners can do that Apple iPhone users only dream of

    ANDROID users rejoice – your phones come with a range of unique features and functions that your fruit-flavoured rivals can only dream of. Here are Express.co.uk's selection of the top unique Android options.

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Towards an Efficient Linux Photographic Workflow

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:44

digiKam is the cornerstone of my photographic workflow. This powerful and versatile photo management application has all tools and features necessary for transferring, organizing, processing, and managing photos, RAW files, and videos. But even though digiKam can handle practically any photographic task you throw at it, there is still room for optimizing and improving parts of the Linux-based photographic workflow.

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Wayland Default Fedora 25, LibreOffice Emoji, Best Servers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:29

Red Hat's cutting-edge test bed is moving from Xorg/X11 to Wayland its next release. This is a big step even for a distribution known for adopting early technology. In other news, Akshay Deep has announced Emoji support for LibreOffice and Robin Muilwijk discusses the various Web server choices for Linux deployments.

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Anti-Google research group in Washington is funded by Oracle

LXer - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:22
The Google Transparency Project is a Washington, DC group that's laser-focused on letting Americans know about Google's lobbying efforts. To get its message out, GTP has worked with journalists at Re/Code and The Intercept, which have run stories about Google's many visits to the White House, the prevalence of ex-Googlers in the US Digital Service, and other links.What wasn't known, until today, is who was paying the bills for research by the "nonprofit watchdog" group. "The folks running the Google Transparency Project won’t say who is paying for it, which is odd for a group devoted to transparency," noted Fortune's Jeff John Roberts, one of many journalists who the group reached out to in April.

Beyond Linux: 7 Open-Source Projects the Linux Foundation Is Leading

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:00

eWEEK: In the last decade, the mission of the foundation has expanded beyond the confines of the Linux kernel.

Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-20 15:00
Systemd-mount is the newest tool added to systemd by Lennart Poettering...

DragonFlyBSD Decides To Drop PulseAudio

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-20 14:39
DragonFlyBSD developers have decided to remove PulseAudio from their dports packaging system and patch their desktop software to not depend upon this open-source sound server...

LLVM Clang 3.9 Still On Track For Release Next Week

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-20 14:06
LLVM release manager Hans Wennborg tagged LLVM 3.9.0-rc2 on Thursday and it's still looking like LLVM/Clang 3.9 could ship on schedule next week...

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