Linux Video Driver now features OpenGL 4.4 support

August 11th, 2016
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In a recent blog post, Timothy Arceri reports for Collabora that it’s a known fact that the open source Intel OpenGL video driver has always been behind times, always trying to catch up to the proprietary video drivers that are available for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

That ends now, as the Collabora team, who has always had lots of contributions to the Linux kernel, has managed to reach a major milestone by implementing OpenGL 4.4 support to the open source Intel video driver supporting recent Intel Broadwell and Intel Skylake platforms.

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KDE Announces UI Framework for Mobile

August 11th, 2016
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August 10, 2016, KDE’s Thomas Pfeiffer has had the great honor of announcing the availability of the first public release of the Kirigami UI (User Interface) framework for building mobile and convergent applications.

Work on the Kirigami user interface framework started back in March 2016, when the KDE development team announced their plans for creating one of the most powerful and sophisticated tools that would allow application developers to build cross-platform Qt-based apps for mobile platforms.

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Desktop, Distro - Other, Mobile

4 alternatives for disk cloning

August 11th, 2016
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System administration professionals and home users alike share a need for the ability to be able to quickly and reliably make one-to-one copies of entire disks, both for the purposes of backup and recovery, as well as the process of easing deployments and complete refresh repairs and upgrades of existing systems.

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Education, How To, Open Souce Applications

Linux & IBM Shake Up the World

June 7th, 2016
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Using the Raspberry Pi camera

June 7th, 2016
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The Raspberry Pi camera module is a great accessory for the Pi—it’s great quality, and can capture still photos and record video in full HD (1080p). The original 5-megapixel camera module was released in 2013, and a new 8-megapixel version was released in April this year. Both versions are compatible with all Raspberry Pi models. There are also two variations—a regular visible light camera, and an infra-red camera—both available for US$ 25.
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Red Hat solutions on Azure

May 6th, 2016
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Get the best of both worlds. Add the power and scale of Azure to your Red Hat applications, and rely on Azure—the flexible, reliable, and open cloud platform—to quickly deploy them. Make the most of your Red Hat investments with a hybrid deployment model that lets you choose where to run your applications: on premises or in the cloud.

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Unity Tweak Tool

May 5th, 2016
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Unity Tweak Tool is a popular, easy-to-use settings manager for the Unity desktop (Ubuntu Default Desktop). It provides users with a simple and fast user interface which will help users to access/customize many useful features such as Launcher, Search, workspace switcher, window shaping, Themes, Icons & fonts on unity desktop environment to make nice & better user experience on system.

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Cloud Commander

May 5th, 2016
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Cloud commander is a web-based file manager application that allows you to view, access, and manage the files and folders of your system from any computer, mobile, and tablet via a web browser. It has a built-in console and editor, so that you can edit your files on the go.

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Performance monitoring with Monitorix

May 5th, 2016
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This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren’t forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

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Chalet OS – Modern Distro

May 4th, 2016
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ChaletOS, which “came from the style of the mountain houses in Switzerland” is a beautifully-crafted Linux distro that aims to ease the transition of users from other operating systems (specifically Windows) to Linux.

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