With GLAMOR generating a lot of interest lately due to AMD’s RadeonSI Gallium3D driver depending upon it and Intel driving lots of improvements into it now that it’s been merged into the X.Org Server, here’s some new benchmarks of Intel Haswell HD Graphics 2D performance of the latest Intel xf86-video-intel 3.0 pre-release on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS comparing the GLAMOR, UXA, and SNA acceleration architectures.
Other than Amazon and Microsoft, it’s difficult to point to major players on the technology scene who don’t have at least some involvement with the OpenStack cloud computing platform. Just last week, GoDaddy announced its participation in the project, and nearly every week brings new participants. But no player on the OpenStack scene is gathering as much buzz as Red Hat, and that is causing some to wonder whether Red Hat is emerging as the de facto boss of the project. In 2014, Red Hat’s focus is going to shift much more in the direction of cloud computing, as it pursues numerous OpenStack-focused initiatives. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is positioned to serve as the foundation for OpenStack-powered cloud deployments. And, Red Hat announced its Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanded training in support of its OpenStack technology. Noted open source writer and leader Matt Asay notes that OpenStack needs Red Hat, because while the open cloud platform has much going for it, it doesn’t have the leadership it needs. GigaOM, too, is wondering how firmly Red Hat may be in the driver’s seat of the OpenStack project: "There is uneasiness among the
Today’s perusal of the headlines revealed a review of MakuluLinux 5, a Debian derivative with unusual default software. In addition, Matt Hartley asks if animosity towards Ubuntu is misplaced and recounts recent controversies. Finally today, another interview with Red Hat CEO and a review of Red Hat clone ClearOS are covered. Jack M. Germain at LinuxInsider.com put MakuluLinux through its paces recently and published a review today saying, "MakuluLinux was already a solidly performing distro, but the latest version, released last month, takes Makulu to the next level of usability and maturity." MakuluLinux is based on Debian ships with several desktop choices, lots of themes and wallpapers, and an interesting software selection. Germain says the default desktop design is "both appealing and functional." He concludes, "If you are looking for a modernized Xfce desktop and a wealth of software and different features, MakuluLinux 5 could be the distro that revitalizes your Linux experience." See that full review for all the details. Today Matt Hartley wondered if Ubuntu animosity is misplaced. He says he examined the "most common issues Ubuntu detractors have with the popular Linux distribution" and discusses in today’s post if these issues "should be of concern." After running
In today’s open source roundup: Lubuntu could be the best replacement for Windows XP. Plus: A review of Portal 2 for Linux, and an interview with the creator of educational distro Ubermix.
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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Server showdown – part 3 (ClearOS and Univention Corporate Server) News: Interview with Gentoo developer, Ubuntu announces app creation contest, Fedora discusses export restrictions, Ubuntu GNOME seeks LTS status,openSUSE approved for SoC Book Review: Into the Core Released last week: Calculate Linux….
Install Gold-and-Grey conky in Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Any other Linux distributionConky is known to make Linux desktop outlook better, at the same time it can conky can display information as user like. You can check previous conky versions I shared in past for Linux desktop. As this conky name shows that Gold-And-Grey conky has these colors, which can be rendered to view it better on various wallpapers like dark or white. I made installation easy as much as I could for everybody, installation script will setup everything but you just need to choose some options from setup, I hope no one get any problem with it. It can work for all Linux desktops environments like (Gnome Shell, Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Classic, XFCE, Mate, and others). This conky shows Date/Time, System uptime, CPU/Memory, HDD info (Root, Home, Swap) and Realtime HDD usage graphs, Internet upload/download speed with numbers and graphs, and top five real
For any Linux laptop users or those concerned about their data’s safety on production systems, I highly recommend utilizing disk encryption for safeguarding the data. However, what’s the performance impact like these days? In this article with the current development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a modern Intel ultrabook we’re looking at the impact (including CPU utilization) of using an eCryptfs-based home directory encryption and LUKS-based full-disk encryption on Ubuntu Linux.
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.