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Not by much and we know mass enterprise adoption is still to comeMicrosoft may have used its Ignite conference to trumpet Windows 10 now running on 400 million devices, but the operating system's market share went backwards in September according to two of three traffic-watchers we track each month.…
When I was 17 years old, I started using Linux because I wanted a desktop that resembled my brother-in-law's Gentoo laptop, which used the KDE environment. Instead, I got the now-nostalgic brown and orange GNOME 2 environment because I'd installed Ubuntu. (Ubuntu has since changed its color palette.)read more
After nearly exactly two months, Linus Torvalds released kernel 4.8 into the wild on Sunday, October 2nd. Torvalds dubbed 4.8 Psychotic Stoned Sheep, probably inspired by the news that a flock of woolly ruminants ate some abandoned cannabis and, high as kites, run amok in rural Wales, striking terror into the hearts of the locals.
For many of us, our calendar is our lifeblood. Without it, we would be lost, perhaps both literally and figuratively.While some people can get away with a wall calendar or a paper day planner to organize their schedule, a whole lot of us have turned over the process of managing time allotments to a digital calendar. In truth, most of us are juggling quite a few calendars from both our work and personal lives, and often a few other organizations that we're involved with, including anything from non-profits to tech meetups to social clubs.read more
The forced upgrade mentality now prevalent at Microsoft could be the company's undoing.
Unknown players – probably a nation state – are probing the defenses of the core infrastructure of the internet. How worried should we be?
The scanning program used a reconfigured spam filter, not a whole new system, the New York Times says.
Resinger figures that by using free and open source platforms such as Moodle and WordPress instead of proprietary options, his school district is saving something like $40,000 a year. As the clickbait headline might read, what he said next will amaze you.
GenyMotion is a Android emulator which comes with per-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, suitable for application testing.
KDE Student Programs announces the 2016-2017 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects which enhance KDE in some way. Projects from past Seasons of KDE include new application features, the KDE Continuous Integration system, new reporting for developers, as well as a web framework, porting and a plethora of other work.
The Armadeus “Opos6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and has eMMC, optional wireless, extended temp support, and a carrier board with RPi-style I/O. French embedded manufacturer Armadeus Systems, which last year shipped an APF6_SP computer-on-module with an i.MX6 and a Cyclone V GX FPGA, has now unveiled a more modest, but similarly […]
Two days after announcing the release of the Linux 4.8 kernel as the latest stable and most advanced kernel branch for GNU/Linux operating systems, Linus Torvalds apologizes on the kernel mailing list for the inclusion of bug.
An East Texas jury concluded late Friday that Apple must pay a patent troll $302.4 million in damages for infringing two patents connected to Apple's FaceTime communication application.The verdict is the third in the long-running case in which two earlier verdicts were overturned—one on appeal and the other by the Tyler, Texas federal judge presiding over the 6-year-long litigation.
Open source careers may be even more in demand and rewarding in Europe than the rest of the world, according to new data from the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice.
The openSUSE Leap development team announced the availability of the third and last Beta snapshot for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating systems, due for release in mid-November.
Yahoo has called a Reuters article about a secret email scanning program "misleading," and said no such system exists.
Sure, managing users and groups on a Linux system is Linux 101. Not even that, it's Linux pre-school. But maybe this roundup of tips and tricks will show you something useful you didn't already know.
The day of October 5, 2016, also brought us a new Beta of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center software, the third and most probably the last for this development cycle.
It appears as if Yahoo has become the pet rodent of the U.S. spooks. To paraphrase: A rat by any other name…