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HOWTO: Switch to HDMI audio out automatically on Linux

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
How this works is a combination of PulseAudio, Bash, and a little bit of udev.
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9-Way AMD Radeon Comparison On Ubuntu With Catalyst 14.1 Beta

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
For those curious how AMD's Catalyst Linux performance is doing as we get 2014 underway with the first Catalyst 14.1 beta, here are benchmarks from nine different AMD Radeon graphics cards under Ubuntu Linux and running this latest publicly available driver when looking at both the OpenGL graphics and OpenCL compute performance.
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Kdbus Will Likely Be Merged Into The Kernel This Year

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Lennart Poettering has offered an in-depth look at the kdbus IPC system that's an implementation of D-Bus logic into the Linux kernel. Kdbus has been a work-in-progress for a while and is now finally becoming a reality.
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Ghost Control Inc Strategy Game Major Update

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
In GhostControl Inc you manage a team of ghost hunters and free London from paranormal terror in turn-based battles. Develop your own strategy and build your business well.
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Ubuntu Planning For HTML5, SDK Improvements

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Ubuntu developers can soon look forward to many improvements in the Ubuntu App development platform via its SDK.
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This Is the Default Wallpaper of the GNOME 3.12 Linux Desktop

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
The GNOME Project has released a new milestone version of the package that contains the default icon theme and wallpapers for the upcoming and highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment. As you can see from the image above, the wallpaper follows the same design that was used in previous releases of the GNOME desktop environment, and it features (as expected) three versions, which rotate themselves depending on the time of the day (morning, afternoon, and night).
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What It Takes To Port An X11 Application To Wayland

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
For those wondering what it entails in porting a program that previously depended upon X11 and its APIs to now working natively on Wayland without XWayland, here are some FOSDEM slides to check out.
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Beginners in Open Source Week

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Opensource.com will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips for how you can get your newbie friends into open source.
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Mozilla's Use Of GPUs For 2D Acceleration

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
While many are upset right now over Mozilla's new advertising agenda, they are still investing on technical improvements to Firefox, including when it comes to 2D acceleration.
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Mozilla to sell ads in Firefox browser via the Directory Tiles program

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Directory Tiles are those nine rectangular boxes you see the first time you open a Firefox window or tab. For new users, the tiles are empty, but Mozilla says those empty tiles are not delivering any value to them. Hence the Directory Tiles program.
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Google, VMware Partner on Chromebooks

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
VMware has extended its partnership with Google by connecting Google Chromebooks with VMware's DaaS offering
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Tizen teasing continues as new members join but none pledge devices

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
What if the Linux Foundation made an operating system and nobody ran it?Tizen, the mobile operating system driven by the Linux Foundation, has added 15 new members including Chinese smartphone maker ZTE and Japanese operator Softbank Mobile.…
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MakuluLinux 5.0 Xfce Screenshot Tour

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
MakuluLinux 5.0 Xfce, built on a strong Debian base, offers users not only stability and speed, but now also provides a much more effective modern animated desktop environment. Pre-compiled with hundreds of themes and wallpapers, users can really take full advantage of configuring their desktop to their liking. Dual menus now allow users to either click bottom left of the desktop to make use of the familiar whisker menu or click bottom right and make use of the fancy mouse-driven slingshot launcher. MakuluLinux Xfce 5.0 is also the first release to show off the newly revamped Makulu Installer. Based on Debian 'Testing' and PAE-enabled Linux kernel 3.12.
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Nadella’s mobile nightmare: iOS and Android accounted for 93.8 percent of smartphone shipments in 2013

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Microsoft's new CEO has to know that to succeed, he has to find a way to expand his company's mobile marketshare, but the latest numbers from IDC show an entrenched market with very little room for anyone beyond Android and iOS.
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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason.
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Linux Foundation Promotes KVM Open Source Cloud Virtualization

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Seven new organizations have joined the Linux Foundation to help support the Open Virtualization Alliance, which promotes cloud virtualization based on the open source KVM hypervisor.
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Zenwalk 7.4 Screenshot Tour

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
This is the project's first stable release since October 2012 and an important update of the Slackware-based desktop Linux distribution with the latest development build of the Xfce desktop. The Xfce desktop environment has been updated version 4.12 git, providing a good overview of the upcoming 4.12 final. This intermediate version has been fully tested during four months and the result can already be considered very stable (a few components of the Xfce 4.10 have been kept for stability). Several applications of previous Zenwalk releases have been replaced.
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A Year Ago Today Valve Released Steam For Linux

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Wow has it been a year already? A year ago today Valve released the Linux version of Steam to everyone. Removing the beta tag on the client and having the first big Linux sale.
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BlackBerry Sweetens BBM for Android and iOS

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
After releasing its BlackBerry Messenger chat app for Android and iOS devices to considerable fanfare last fall, BlackBerry on Thursday announced that it had expanded the app's functionality on those platforms with two key features. Previously available only to users of BlackBerry's own mobile platform, BBM Voice and BBM Channels are now part of the company's offerings for Android and iPhone.
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The Soul-Destroying Pestilence of Social Media Buttons

lxer.com - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:29
Why social media buttons suck and why you should remove them from your site.
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