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Apple announces new iPhones

Apple’s event is going on right now – and most of the new stuff already leaked weeks and months ahead of time. So, we’re getting an iPhone 5S, an iPhone 5C, and iOS7 will be available later this month. I like the design of the 5C more than of the 5S; it’s more playful, colourful – harking back to the ... Read More »

Brandon Philips: How the CoreOS Linux Distro Uses Cgroups

CoreOS is a new Linux distribution for servers aimed at giving all data centers the same automation capabilities and efficiencies as those seen in the massive server farms run by Google or Facebook. Here CTO Brandon Philips previews his talk on cgroups at LinuxCon and Cloud Open next week and discusses the benefits of CoreOS for sysadmins and developers. Read More »

2D Performance Is Improving For Ubuntu 13.10 XMir

While the OpenGL gaming performance on XMir/Mir was recently made faster thanks to composite bypass support being committed, the feature doesn’t help out non-full-screen applications for rendering faster. To see where the current 2D Linux desktop performance is on Ubuntu 13.10 when using Intel graphics and enabling XMir and the Unity System Compositor, here are some new benchmarks… Read More »