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Mir Now Has Improved Multi-Monitor Synchronization

One day after Canonical developers landed Mir composite bypass support to dramatically improve the performance of full-screen games on Mir/XMir, Mir has picked up another important feature...

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Experimental Render Nodes Will Be In Linux 3.12

The experimental DRM render nodes support will be merged into the Linux 3.12 kernel. This work is a GSoC success story and makes it possible for Linux GPGPU compute support without needing an active display/compositor and ultimately for having multi-seat computing off a single display controller and another benefit is...

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phpMyBackupPro – A Web Based MySQL Backup Tool for Linux

phpMyBackupPro is an open source very easy to use web based MySQL backup application, written in PHP language released under the GNU GPL. It allows you to create schedule backups, restore and manage them, download, email, or upload backups to any FTP server and lot more. It also takes File...

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Wayland's Weston 1.2.2 Incorporates Some Bug Fixes

Kristian Høgsberg released version 1.2.2 of the Weston reference compositor today for Wayland. The new releases are mainly to iron out some unexpected bugs that landed in the recent Weston 1.2.1 release from last week. Wayland meanwhile is still at version 1.2.1...

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LibreOffice 4.1.1 Released Fixing 101 Bugs

Here we go again with another LibreOffice update, this time to the 4.1 branch released last month. LibreOffice 4.1.1 was announced today in Berlin with "a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats." This branch is developed for those wishing the latest in features, "for enterprise adoptions, though, The Document Foundation suggests LibreOffice 4.0.5, backed by certified professionals." Many of the updates this cycle were for importing and exporting bugs. One interesting bug fixed was fdo#67388, in which files in .deb packages weren't owned by root:root. Another...

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Ubuntu Is Going After A New Linux Kernel API

In large part because of Canonical's new focus around Ubuntu Touch on phone/tablet devices, the Ubuntu developers are wanting a new revocable memory API for the Linux kernel to help in low-memory scenarios...

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