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The Reglue $32,000 Campaign Challenge

 I hereby throw down the gauntlet to each and every Ubuntu Edge contributor. Here’s the challenge: You bought an Ubuntu Edge phone for $600 or $800 already? Great. If you can afford to spend that much on a phone, you can kick in 10 percent of that to the Reglue Indiegogo campaign to help underprivileged kids around Austin, Texas, get Linux boxes, as well as providing the upkeep and day-to-day operations of nine computer learning labs in and around Austin. 

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IBM Unveils New “Mainframe for the Rest of Us”

Ready to run your Linux cloud, the zBC12 can run virtual Linux servers for about a dollar a day. Today, IBM unveiled the latest edition to its family of enterprise “big iron” aimed at broadening the appeal of mainframes. And while IBM’s existing mainframe customers may have reason to be interested in the zEnterprise BC12 as an upgrade, IBM is offering a version aimed squarely at new customers: one that runs Linux only. IBM claims the zBC12 is capable of running 520 virtual Linux servers simultaneously at a cost as low as a dollar a day per Linux server instance. A peek inside the zB12's...

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Windows 8 vs. Linux Graphics, Source Benchmarks Coming

Before the end of the month will be many new and exciting Linux benchmarks on Phoronix, including the Radeon Dynamic Power Management results in full, many updated Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu Linux tests, and Valve Source Engine Linux GPU benchmarks, among others...

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KDE Should Be Fully Running On Wayland Next Summer

While KDE's KWin has experimental Wayland support in KDE 4.11, it won't be until about one year from now where the Wayland support for the KDE desktop is fully baked and offered in a release form. The wait should be worth it though with the exciting KDE Plasma Workspaces 2...

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Intel Haswell On Linux: Updated SNA vs. UXA 2D Tests

Due to the incredible rate at which Chris Wilson has been pushing out new xf86-video-intel X.Org driver releases to optimize his "SNA" acceleration architecture, here are updated Intel Core i7 "Haswell" SNA vs. UXA 2D performance benchmarks...

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