- Web Server
- Control Panels
- Site Map/RSS Feeds
Linux and Open Source news headlines
"Facebook" is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. All rights reserved.http://lxer.com/
Last update13 min 40 sec ago
September 17, 2013
Talked about last year prior to the introduction of Fedora 18 was DNF, a new experimental RPM package manager to replace Yum. DNF has been bundled as an experimental option that can live in parallel to Yum, but there hasn't been too much to report on the project as of late, except today they're out with a new release.
Gabe Newell owner of Valve the company behind Steam did a keynote at LinuxCon 2013 inside is a video and the info.
Let's give credit where credit's due: Unicode is a brilliant invention that makes life easier for millions—even billions—of people on our planet. At the same time, dealing with Unicode, as well as the various encoding systems that preceded it, can be an incredibly painful and frustrating experience.
Last week I ran a System76 Galago UltraPro Preview with some benchmark results and a special article looking at the Intel Iris Pro 5200, the Haswell graphics cores with 128MB of dedicated video memory stacked onto the die itself. Those tests were done remotely but now with having a System76 Galago UltraPro ultrabook review sample in the labs, here are some fresh tests looking at the very latest state of Haswell Iris Pro graphics under Linux.
For those that didn't yet watch Gabe Newell's talk about Linux gaming, at the end of the presentation he notes next week will be more information from Valve about their plans to bring Linux into the living room.
Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, said today that Linux is the future of gaming despite the minuscule share of the market it has today....Linux gaming generally accounts for less than one percent of the market by any measure...but Valve is going to do its best to make sure Linux becomes the future of gaming by extending its Steam distribution platform to hardware designed for living rooms.
Gabe Newell was one of the prominent speakers today during the first day of LinuxCon in New Orleans. Here's an upload of his presentation where he's trumpeting the benefits of Linux for servers and gaming. Gabe believes, "Linux is the future of gaming."
A Linux Foundation report found that among the growing list of companies participating in Linux kernel development, embedded-oriented firms like Linaro, Samsung, and Texas Instruments, have increased their contributions at the fastest rate.
The Linux kernel is at the heart of the open-source Linux operating systems, and it is developed by an ever-growing number of contributors, coming from a diverse group of companies. The Linux Foundation today released its annual "Who Writes Linux" report revealing trends in the state of Linux kernel development as well as who those contributors are and precisely how fast Linux is actually growing. -
MongoDB is an open source document- oriented database system written in C++ by Dwight Merriman and Eliot Horowitz. It runs on UNIX machines as well as Windows and supports replication and sharding (aka horizontal partitioning) – the process of separating a single database across a cluster of machines.
September 16, 2013
The increasing popularity of Linux and Linux-native gaming platforms such as Steam is bringing mainstream gaming to Linux. If you are a hardcore gamer, you will probably pay great attention to the performance of the graphics card on your system. This tutorial describes how to find information about a video card and video driver used in Linux system.
As always, the event will kickoff with the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin giving his State of Linux keynote. In his 2012 keynote, Zemlin highlighted the continued shift towards mobility and the cloud. For 2013, expect to hear more on that as well as discussion about Linux's movement into the collaborative development space. Over the course of the last year, the Linux Foundation has brought in a number of groups under the banner of its collaborative project banner. Among those projects are the Xen virtualization hypervisor and the OpenDaylight Software Defined Networking (SDN) project.
Canonical also unveiled the first Beta release of the upcoming Edubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) operating system, which is also the first development version of Edubuntu 13.10. Except from the fact that Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 1 includes the 188.8.131.52 Ubuntu Linux kernel, which is based on the upstream Linux 3.11 RC7 kernel, there are no other visible changes in this release.