Linux and Open Source news headlines
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The first Ubuntu phones are now being displayed at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014 event, which takes place this week in Barcelona, Spain, between February 24-27. The names of the two Ubuntu phones have been revealed today at MWC 2014, the BQ Aquaris and the Meizu MX3. Unfortunately, the prototype phones showcased at the Ubuntu booth in Barcelona have no operating system.
Nokia may be making the Android X, X+ and XL handsets, but at the end of the day it was Microsoft's call to produce Android phones. This is bad news for Windows Phone.
LXC 1.0 was announced a few days back as the latest work on Linux containers support.
[Updated 12:45 PM] — Mozilla unveiled three Firefox OS reference platforms: a 4.5-inch Flame phone and 7- and 10-inch tablets, and showed a prototype of a $25 Firefox OS phone. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced the first formal reference smartphone for its Linux-based Firefox OS — the self-branded Firefox OS Flame phone […]
The author tells the story of how he discovered a fix for an issue with many Samsung laptops with Linux. He shows how a program can solve the problems and e.g. enable lid detection, correctly react to an (un)plugged AC cable, and possibly improve performance.
The comments on the UK Cabinet Office Standards policy are coming in thick, fast, and overwhelmingly in support of ODF over OOXML.
In part 1, How to Operate Your Spycams with ZoneMinder on Linux, we learned how to connect and operate a single wireless IP camera in ZoneMinder. In part 2 we'll add a Webcam, create zones to zero in on just what we want to monitor, and watch multiple cameras at the same time.
David King has announced that version 2.1.10 of everyone’s favorite open source tag editor for MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files, EasyTAG, is now available for download.
The OpenStack Foundation recently launched their voting tool for rating presentation proposals for the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, May 12-16. While the chairs for each track make the final decisions about which presentation topics make the cut, voting is a great way for the community to get involved and participate in the agenda-setting process.Conference talks are proposed from a variety of different individuals with different corporate affiliations and different relationships to the OpenStack project. Listing all of them here would be difficult, but in keeping with the theme of our Beginners in Open Source Week, here are a few that might appeal to beginners:
At an Intel news conference held during Mobile World Congress, Intel President Renee James launched the 64-bit Intel Atom Z34xx processor series (formerly “Merrifield”) for smartphones and tablets, announced a next-generation, quad-core Z35xx processor series codenamed “Moorefield,” and detailed a multi-mode 2G/3G/4G/LTE communications chipset dubbed the “XMM 7160.”
The first Ubuntu phones are the Meizu MX3 and BQ Aquaris. Check out our photos of Ubuntu software in action, as well as prototypes of the forthcoming phones.
The new Debian-based distribution known as Tanglu has just recently been released as 1.0, 'Aequorea Victoria'. I took a look at the live GNOME edition.Tanglu is a fairly young project and perhaps has flown under the radar somewhat. The 1.0 release is a major milestone for the distribution, which is based on a mixture of Debian Testing, Debian Unstable and in some cases even Debian Experimental.
Whatever you may have heard about hackers, the truth is they do something really, really well: discover. Hackers are motivated, resourceful, and creative. They get deeply into how things work, to the point that they know how to take control of them and change them into something else. This lets them re-think even big ideas because they can really dig to the bottom of how things function.Furthermore, they aren't afraid to make the same mistake twice just out of a kind of scientific curiosity, to see if that mistake always has the same results. That's why hackers don't see failure as a mistake or a waste of time because every failure means something and something new to be learned. And these are all traits any society needs in order to make progress. Which is why we need to get it into schools. attachments: How to get started with Hacker Highschool
SystemRescueCd 4.0.1 is now available. SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.
We use nothing but Google's lightweight OS for a week.
The American judicial system has long held to a general principle that each party in a dispute should pay for its own legal fees, win or lose.But when is a lawsuit—in particular, a patent lawsuit—so egregious that an exception should be made? And which judges are best suited to make that decision? That's the question that the US Supreme Court will grapple with on Wednesday as it hears two related cases: Octane Fitness v. Icon Health and Fitness and Highmark v. Allcare Management Systems.
Unless you've been granted magical powers, odds are you've broken your operating system installation at one point in your life. And despite Ubuntu's stability, it's entirely possible to break a fresh installation.
A great deal of excitement has been generated by UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude's forceful announcement in late January that the UK government intends to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations.In the on-going struggle of policy makers seeking to break away from procurement practices that have led to proprietary lock-in, limited interoperability, and excessive costs, the UK government has signaled that they fully intend to level the playing field not by mandating a preference for free or re-used software as in Italy and France, but by mandating choice through the requirement of open standard document formats (not just .odf, but other open document standards too) in procurement.
Nokia on Monday confirmed months of speculation with the unveiling of its X family of smartphones running Android. The X, X+ and XL are priced at $123, $136 and $150, respectively. Like Nokia's low-end Asha line, the X devices come in bright colors.
IBM thinks that opening its middleware stack to the cloud in BlueMix will prove to be winning bet.