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Oct
2nd

The October 2014 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Author: Meemaw | Files under syndicated

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the October 2014 issue.


Oct
2nd

Time to Test Plasma 5's Second Release

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Put your testing hats on, Plasma 5 has a beta release. The second version of Plasma 5 is due out in under two weeks and now is your chance to test it for bugs which have crept in. It features a bunch of missing features which have been added back suc…


Oct
2nd

SODIMM-style i.MX6 module offers WiFi, Bluetooth, eMMC

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Variscite has refreshed its Linux- and Android-ready, Freescale i.MX6 based VAR-SOM-MX6 module, adding WiFi, Bluetooth, and up to 64GB of eMMC. The original VAR-SOM-MX6 computer-on-module arrived before LinuxGizmos launched in early 2013. Now Variscite has delivered an update that adds a WiFi and Bluetooth module, and adds up to 64GB of eMMC flash. Otherwise, the module appears to be the same, but since it’s new to us, we’ll give it the full treatment here.


Oct
2nd

How to get Firefox looking right on a high DPI display and Fedora

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

I recently got a new laptop, and one of the key features (for me) on this new laptop was that it had a high DPI screen, and for the most part, Fedora 21 Alpha looks amazing with so many extra pixels. However, when I launched Firefox, I was greeted with…


Oct
2nd

Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent Of The Month For September

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The basic idea behind Blue Spike’s patents is creating a digital fingerprint (which the patents refer to as an “abstract”) of a file that allows it to be compared to other files (e.g. comparing audio files to see if they are the same song). In very ge…


Oct
2nd

Radeon 7.5 X.Org Driver Enables Hawaii, Adds New PCI IDs

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

AMD’s Alex Deucher released a new version of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver for X.Org Servers on Wednesday night…


Oct
2nd

PHP As A Next-Generation Programming Language?

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Frank Karlitschek, the founder of the ownCloud project, is making the case that PHP isn’t that bad of a scripting language and should be taken to the next level with its shortcomings addressed so it can regain some of its popularity…


Oct
2nd

Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent Of The Month For September

Author: Daniel Nazer, EFF | Files under syndicated

The basic idea behind Blue Spike’s patents is creating a digital fingerprint (which the patents refer to as an "abstract") of a file that allows it to be compared to other files (e.g. comparing audio files to see if they are the same song). In very general terms, the patents describe creating a "reference generator," an "object locator," a "feature selector," a "comparing device," and a "recorder." You will be amazed to learn that these five elements "may be implemented with software." That task, however, is left for the reader.Even worse, Blue Spike has refused to define the key term in its patents…https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140930/15464228683/serial-litigant-blue-spike-wins-effs-stupid-patent-month-september.shtml


Oct
2nd

Steam Linux Usage Rose 0.1% During September

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The Steam hardware/software survey results are out for the trailing month… Linux usage saw a 0.1% rise…


Oct
2nd

Understanding The Xen XSA-108 Security Issue

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Many Phoronix readers likely heard of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and other hosting providers rebooting their clouds in recent days as a result of a Xen security issue. If you’re not yet familiar with this XSA-108 security issue, our friends at Xen…