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Mir Gets Fixed From Serious Performance Issues

While Mir is big onto integrated testing and was designed from the ground-up this way, performance regressions slipping into the code-base doesn't appear to be incredibly uncommon. Just days after Mir receiving an important performance rendering fix, another commit to Canonical's display server sets out to "fix significant performance issues"...

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[$] A Look at the 3.12 Development Cycle

As of this writing, the 3.12-rc6 prepatch has been released, Linus seems happy with the state of the kernel, and, in general, there are few reports of problems on the mailing lists. If things continue to stabilize, the 3.12 cycle might be a short one, even by recent standards. So,...

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Mark Shuttleworth Labels Mir Opponents 'the Open Source Tea Party'

 Ubuntu Daddy Mark Shuttleworth has labelled folks who oppose Mir, the replacement for X Windows dropped from the recently-released Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, “the Open Source Tea Party”.…...

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Armada DRM Driver Called In For Linux 3.13 Kernel

The Armada DRM display driver for Marvell "Dove" devices is being queued up for hopeful inclusion into the Linux 3.13 kernel...

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Stallman: How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

The current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. To recover our freedom and restore democracy, we must reduce surveillance to the point where it is possible for whistleblowers of all kinds to talk with journalists without being spotted. To do this reliably, we must reduce the surveillance capacity of the systems we use.

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Microsoft Holds Nose, Drops Windows Into Android, iOS Boxes

Microsoft may not yet be keen for its Office suite to run on rivals' mobile devices, but it has made good on its promise to make Windows accessible on Android and iOS devices.…...

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