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Touted as being "the world's fastest desk-side deep learning machine", Nvidia Digits DevBox was unveiled by the firm's CEO and co-founder, Jen-Hsun Huang, who said the device is a powered by four Titan X GPUs, the firm's new graphics card which was also unveiled at the show today. DevBox comes with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed.
In true leftist style, Stallman called it the GNU Manifesto. It was published in March 1985 in Dr Dobb's Journal of Software Tools, a venerable technology publication that shut shop in December last year after 38 years of publishing. It encapsulated a desire to create a free operating system, for use by all, one that the users could control. This desire grew out of the fact that UNIX source code was not being released after A. T. & T. was broken up and the the anti-trust decree under which it was operating became void. Stallman was not inspired by the path proprietary software development was taking.
HSA Foundation rolls out 1.0 spec to grab devs' attentionAn effort to tightly knit together graphics chips, processors and other hardware to boost things like video search on your desktop has taken a step forward.… Rogers said Linux kernel patches to allow the operating system to support HSA 1.0 have already been submitted and are available from kernel.org.
OSU demonstrated its speedy, bipedal ATRIAS robot withstanding a barrage of kicks and dodgeballs. ATRIAS runs on ROS and a real-time Xenomai Linux kernel. Researchers at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory have demonstrated their Linux-driven ATRIAS robot withstanding a considerable beating while keeping its cool. OSU recently posted videos of its unusual torture testing […]
The Evolve OS development team, through Ikey Doherty, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta release for the upcoming Evolve OS Linux distributions. Evolve OS Beta 1.1 is now powered by Linux kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218. In addition, this new Beta release of Evolve OS includes the GCC 4.9.2 and Clang/LLVM 3.5.0 compilers.
Diversity of different types of Linux distributions continues to be a source of strength
The Timesys LinuxLink tool suite now supports Freescale’s i.MX6 SoloX SoC, including support for Freescale’s MQX RTOS that runs on the SoC’s Cortex-M4 MCU.
There's more bad news surrounding the HTTPS-crippling FREAK vulnerability that came to light two weeks ago. A recently completed scan of the Internet revealed 10 percent of servers that support the underlying transport layer security protocol remain susceptible.
Fedora 22 Alpha was officially unveiled on March 10 and until now we gave you detailed information about each of its Spins, including screenshot tours for the Workstation (GNOME), KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE/Compiz editions. It is now time to talk a little about the Cloud Edition of the upcoming Fedora 22 Alpha.
StarCrawlers is a role-playing game set in a futuristic space universe, in which you command a crew of renegades that work for various corporations, and can hunt bounties, sabotage rivals or conduct corporate espionage.
Fedora 22 Workstation will include the new GNOME 3.16 release. This release has a new notification design that’s less intrusive and easier to use.
Attention prospective Google Summer of Code students: the student applications window has begun.If you haven’t contacted the relevant KDE subproject yet (including umbrella projects Kubuntu and Calamares) to submit your proposal for review, it is high time to do so. Take a look at our Google Summer of Code project ideas page, pick one or more of our exciting project ideas, dazzle us with your proposal and hack your way to ultimate glory this summer! A nice paycheck is also part of the deal.
GTC 2015 Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed the arrival of the GeForce Titan X just a few minutes ago today, dubbing it Nvi's fastest single-chip GPU to date. He also showed off two development kits: a $15,000 deep-learning system, and a $10,000 DIY self-driving car brain.
In today's open source roundup: Ars reviews the Dell M3800 Developer Edition laptop. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu MATE 14.10, and Recombu reviews the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone.
Hillary Clinton used a spam filtering service MxLogic to filter her spam and viruses.
Papyrus is a free, GPL3-licensed new notes-taking application which tries to put emphasis on simplicity, with a clean, minimal interface, support for tabs, labels, and a few options to customize it. The first version, 1.0.0, is based on Qt 5 and was released earlier today.
The Republic of Ireland celebrates its national holiday St. Patrick's Day this week, when the rivers flow green and the Guinness flows too. This small country has produced some world-reknowned open source and free software developers, and we've rounded up a few in honor of St. Paddy's Day.read more
Jon Masters updates us as Linus contemplates Linux 4.0 and debate continues over how to handle the year 2038 ‘Y2K’ problem
Like most people, I find myself using the same VoIP options everyone else is using. Thankfully, these days there are far more options available than what we might think. Today, I'll look at these options and also explore up-and-coming alternatives as well.
he challenge in my view, is that that there is no code or real conduct in the patch. Rather the patch is a comment for process.