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December 27, 2013

07:39
The third and final FreeBSD 10.0 release candidate is out ahead of the hopeful general availability in early January.
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06:42
While in some of the past years we have seen new Sauerbraten / Cube 2 game releases around Christmas and the end of the year, there's no indications of any imminent releases this year, but the Tesseract fork is continuing to show signs of hope for another non-ioquake3-based game engine with improved visuals. Tesseract is derived from Cube 2: Sauerbraten but with much better visuals.
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05:45
While ardent Linux gamers have likely already heard and own a copy, for those that didn't hear yet Valve's latest kindness, the Linux-friendly entertainment company is giving away their very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game today and tomorrow as a Christmas present to gamers.
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04:48
With the year quickly coming to an end, here's some statistics about the development of the open-source Mesa graphics driver stack.
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03:51
While an X.Org Server is still used by default on Fedora 20 "Heisenbug", Wayland has become a viable option for early adopters and developers wishing to work on Wayland software compatibility and/or testing. All the packages are needed on a Fedora 20 installation to launch a GNOME Wayland session and begin working, including support for XWayland in order to run X11-dependent games and applications.
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02:54
This year saw the completion of the city of Munich’s switch to Linux, a move that began about ten years ago. “One of the biggest lessons learned was that you can’t do such a project without continued political backing,” said Peter Hofmann, the leader of the LiMux project, summing up the experience.
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01:56
Today in Open Source: Is Linux Mint the most popular Linux distribution? Plus: Running iTunes in Ubuntu, and the PlayStation 4 uses FreeBSD.
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00:59
The mainframe is far from dead, declares Michael Madden, a general manager at CA Technologies. CA provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services, and Madden is the GM of the company's mainframe business unit.
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00:02
The LLVM compiler infrastructure made immense progress in 2013 and saw lots of adoption in new areas, improvements to many of the back-ends, and various other new features. Here's a look at LLVM's accomplishments in 2013.
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December 26, 2013

23:05
We have policies. Now what?In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies dominated our news feeds. Each new policy was hailed as a victory by advocates of open source. While there has been no shortage of successful news stories around open source implementations this year, we’ve marked a growing, uncomfortable trend. Governments, even those who’ve established excellent open technology policies, are still struggling to put those policies into practice.The current government policy landscape, for me, is best summed up in this article by Paul Brownell:
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22:08
If 2013 was the year of OpenStack adoption, 2014 will be all about "spitting and polishing" the open source framework for building public and private clouds to make it easier to deploy and use than ever. That's the message from two veterans of the cloud hosting industry, who shared their insights recently on where OpenStack cloud computing is headed in the coming year.
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21:10
What were the ten best stories we published on FOSS Force this year? Well, that would depend on a lot of things, wouldn't it, such as who's asking? We could tell you what we think our ten best stories were this year, but we'll hold that until next week. Today we're going to look at the ten stories that got the most reads on our site this year.
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20:13
At the beginning of 2013 I wrote about an ambitious Linux distribution that set out to create what its lead developer called would be the most robust, beautiful, and performant Linux operating system out there and ultimately aspired to take on Ubuntu. Well, that distribution is now a matter of the past...
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19:16
[b]ML:[/b] Where did the name Korora come from? Is it Kororaa or Korora?[b]CS:[/b] Koror? is the M?ori word for the Little Blue Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin) which is native to Australia and New Zealand, so it seemed like the perfect name for an Australian based distro when we started back in 2005. I guess I could have also called it Fairy Linux but that didn't seem to have the ring to it. Originally we spelled this with two a's on the end due to the accent on the letter however some years later it seemed unbalanced and so I changed it from “Kororaa Linux” to “Korora Project” when we wanted to better reflect the Fedora Project.
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18:19
” Linux is Everywhere. From Space Stations to Microwave Ovens, Linux powers everything.” You might have heard that a lot and have always wondered ” Is that just a phrase or is it actually true ? “ Be assured, it is true. World’s biggest companies use Linux in one way or another but you are not going to believe unless I take names. Well, get ready for a roller coaster ride across the globe where I show you where and how Linux is used
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16:45
Zeal is an offline API documentation browser. The idea of Zeal comes from Dash, MacOS X documentation browser, which comes with 130+ curated document sets (docsets) of popular programming languages, scripts, and frameworks. Zeal can access the same docsets contributed by Dash. Each docset contains detailed API definition, code snippets, and user-contributed notes. This tutorial describes how set up Zeal to browse and search API documentation offline on Linux platforms.
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13:22
The most-read posts this year on the Opensource.com Law channel showed a strong interest in diverse legal issues in the open source world. Many readers were reaching out for a better understanding open source licensing and related questions, such as:
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05:45
Is that a Grub in your pocket or are you booting up?Canonical has just given curious Reg readers something interesting to to do in the dead days between Christmas and whenever you go back to work: figuring out how to dual boot an Android phone.…
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04:48
Hadoop is a technology which enables distributed processing of large set of data sets across clusters ranging from 1 server to thousands of server ensuring a high degree of Fault Tolerance.
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03:51
Going on for a while now has been the "etnaviv" driver project to create an open-source user-space graphics driver for the Vivante GC embedded GPUs. Work has slowed up to the Git repository as of late, but there still is the yet-to-be-mainlined Mesa classic driver.
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