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PKSM: A New Data De-Duplication Method For Linux

PKSM is a new system memory de-duplication method for the Linux kernel that was developed after seeing the current KSM and UKSM approaches as being ineffective...

Why the public domain matters

[The public domain] is the basis of our self-understanding as expressed by our shared knowledge and culture. It is the raw material from which new knowledge is derived and new cultural works are created. [..] Having a healthy and thriving Public Domain is essential to the social and economic well-being of our societies." —from The Public Domain Manifesto The Public Domain Review is a proponent of this message and actively supports other institutions in opening up their digital works to the public domain. Today, the public domain is in danger of being locked up by private companies and institutions who want to try to resell access and reproduction rights to the copies that they make.

NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers On Ubuntu 13.04

After showing off early Mesa 9.2 benchmarks with Nouveau and Nouveau improvements with the Linux 3.9 kernel, our latest NVIDIA Linux benchmarks from one of our Lenovo ThinkPad laptops is comparing the NVIDIA vs. Nouveau driver performance on Ubuntu 13.04...


Although it sometimes might seem as if relational databases have gone the way of the dinosaur, making way for non-relational (NoSQL) databases, such as MongoDB and Cassandra, a very large number of systems still depend on a relational database.

Mozilla Corporation CEO steps down

Management is moved around as the non-profit foundation and its corporation start a search for a new CEO to take it into the next phase, delivering a mobile Firefox experience on phones around the world    

Solutions for government agencies to empower citizens

  •; By Jason Hibbets (Posted by tracyanne on Apr 11, 2013 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meet Kris Trujillo, Senior Software Architect at Accela. I met Trujillo at last year's CityCamp Colorado and was curious about how Accela is advancing the open government movement with their software. I was impressed to learn about some of their solutions aimed at government agencies and how those solutions help to provide transparency into government processes and civic information.

Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's New Linux GPU Driver

For seeing whether NVIDIA's new 319.12 Beta Linux graphics driver that introduces many new features has any impact on the OpenGL performance for many common Linux games, here are some Phoronix test results when comparing the NVIDIA 304.xx, 310.xx, 313.xx, and 319.xx graphics driver series on GeForce GTX 550 Ti "Fermi" and GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" graphics cards...

5-millionth Linux-powered Roku player ships

In a post on the company’s blog today, Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood announced that more than 5 million of the company’s iconic Roku players have now shipped. Wood provides a brief history of the Roku player, from its modest 2008 launch as “the Netflix player,” to the point where it offers “about 750 [...]

Gearing up for the Next Chapter

Today we are announcing changes to our executive leadership team as we build up our pivot to mobile and build upon the foundation that’s now in place to accelerate into the opportunities in front of us.

Web app development lags device readiness, says analyst

ABI Research projects that by the end of 2013, about 1.4 billion devices in the wild will be equipped with HTML5-compatible browsers. Despite this tantalizing opportunity for new HTML-enabled web apps, however, the “vast majority” of developers continue to create “native model” apps rather than web apps, reports the analyst firm. “While some two years [...]

Linux Kernel Power Management Targeting Memory

One of the areas of hardware power management that can yield a surprising amount of power-savings but is often overlooked comes down to the system memory. Fortunately, new Linux kernel patches continue to be written for improving the Linux kernel RAM power management...

Building a scalable open source business model in the 90s

Brothers Aleksander and Bård Farsted founded eZ Systems with a strong belief in open source in 1999. At that time, there were no scalable open source business models, so they developed and pioneered their own while developing eZ Publish, an Enterprise Content Management System. Their vision was: an open code-base, high value on customers, and rapid open innovation. And, their core values were: openness, sharing, and innovation. As a member of the eZ community and the Community Project Board, I can provide insight into how they started and developed thier commercial, open source business model.

X.Org/Mesa Might Get Better GLAMOR, GLSL, Shatter

After a snafu yesterday with the Google Melange web-site not listing all participating organizations, it turns out that the X.Org Foundation is in for the 2013 Google Summer of Code. Here's some of the possible X.Org/Mesa projects that might see some attention this summer...

Mozilla devs plotting to put a stake in tag at last

Firefox last browser to support offending text style Mozilla developers are considering dropping support for the <blink> tag from future versions of the Firefox browser, in a move that would see the web rid of the scourge of blinking text once and for all.…

Local hackers share tips on protecting your information There is so much new technology when it comes to phones and computers, but do you ever wonder if having access to so many apps and features could possibly put your personal information in jeopardy?

GSoC names mentors, GNOME seeks internship applicants

Google has announced the 177 mentoring organisations for its Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013. Meanwhile, the GNOME Outreach Program for Women is looking for applicants for its sponsored internships    

Tiny Pico-ITX board packs dual-core Atom punch

Advantech has introduced a tiny, fanless embedded motherboard based on 1.6 or 1.86GHz dual-core N2000 Series “Cedarview” Atom processors. Constructed in Advantech’s unique “MI/O-Ultra” version of the Pico-ITX form-factor, the MIO-2262 simplifies system integration by providing three internal headers for all I/O, expansion, and power connections. Advantech’s MI/O-Ultra format lives in a netherworld between SBCs [...]

Local hackers share tips on protecting your information

There is so much new technology when it comes to phones and computers, but do you ever wonder if having access to so many apps and features could possibly put your personal information in jeopardy?

Spotlight on Linux-ready embedded ARM modules

In a post at, Eric Brown, former editor of, presents a slideshow of 10 new ARM-powered COMs. The current boom in ARM boards is, in part, fueled by the continuing growth of ARM-friendly Linux, and more recently Android, in the general embedded market, he suggests. “Like their larger single board computer (SBC) cousins, [...]

The worlds largest enterprises are increasing their investments in Linux

The Linux Foundation performed their annual global survey of members of their End User Council as well as other companies and organizations with sales of more than $500 million and/or 500+ employees. Their findings show the world's largest enterprises are "increasing their investments in Linux for the third consecutive year."

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