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AMD, Canonical Deliver Ubuntu-based OpenStack Server Solution

OStatic | Wednesday September 17, 2014 02:47:21 PM | Hardware
AMD, Canonical Deliver Ubuntu-based OpenStack Server Solution Canonical just keeps deepening its commitment to the OpenStack cloud computing platform, to the point where a lot of people who are loyal to the company for its Linux roots may not recognize its business model in a few years.  Read more...

Soon You Will Be Able to Access OwnCloud from Chrome OS

Muktware | Wednesday September 17, 2014 02:38:31 PM | Enterprise Computing
The fact is you can already access ownCloud on your Chromebook via the web interface, but it’s not very useful because you can’t really take full advantage of Chrome app to work on your files.  Read more...

Tropico 5 Being Released For Linux Gamers This Week

Phoronix | Wednesday September 17, 2014 01:24:44 PM | Software
There's just two days to go until a new, high quality, non-FPS game is being released for Linux... Read more...

Intel Userptr Support Added To Mesa's DRM Library

Phoronix | Wednesday September 17, 2014 01:11:38 PM | Hardware
With the Linux 3.16 kernel is Intel graphics driver support for Userptr, allows user-space to wrap up malloc'ed memory and turn them into GEM buffer objects. Besides the Intel DDX support, there's now userptr support within Mesa's DRM library... Read more...

Cisco Acquires Metacloud, Boosting Intercloud, OpenStack Efforts

ZDNet | Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:57:05 PM | Enterprise Computing
The privately-held cloud player will be snapped up for an undisclosed sum as the networking giant aims to bolster its inter-connected cloud effort, run on open-source OpenStack. Read more...

Garrett: ACPI, Kernels and Contracts with Firmware

LWN | Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:18:15 PM | Software
Matthew Garrett writes about the challenges faced by the developers working on ACPI-based ARM systems. "Somebody is going to need to take responsibility for tracking ACPI behaviour and incrementing the exported interface whenever it changes, and we need to know who that's going to be before any of these systems... Read more...

Business as Usual for openSUSE

LWN | Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:59:30 AM | Software
The openSUSE project has posted a statement on how things will change after Attachmate's merger with Micro Focus. In short, they don't think anything will change. "Business as Usual: There are no changes planned for the SUSE business structure and leadership. There is no need for any action by the... Read more...

Statement on SUSE's Recent Merger Announcement

openSUSE | Wednesday September 17, 2014 08:37:17 AM | Software
There are no changes planned for the SUSE business structure and leadership. There is no need for any action by the openSUSE Project as a result of this announcement.  Read more...

Why the Convergent Desktop is So Important to Linux

Jack Wallen | Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:00:00 PM | Embedded / Mobile | Exclusive
Why the Convergent Desktop is So Important to Linux Convergence is Linux’s baby to birth and Canonical already stands above the competition in development. But should either Apple or Microsoft succeed in bringing to market a convergent desktop before Linux, we’ll be faced with another failure...another year in the 1 percent market share range... and this time, it could stick.  Read more...

23 Years of Terrible Linux Predictions

Bryan Lunduke | Tuesday September 16, 2014 08:57:11 PM | Software | Exclusive
23 Years of Terrible Linux Predictions We recently celebrated the 23rd birthday of Linux. That got me thinking, “That means Linux will be 25 years old in just two years. A quarter of a century. What will happen to Linux between now and then? I should write down my predictions in an article and send it over to those swell chaps at Linux.com.” Read more...

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