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Jono Bacon, the former Community Manager of Ubuntu, changed tracks last year when he quit Canonical and joined XPRIZE, a company not very well known within open source circles.
This post is a response to the overwhelming comments about Meld (and other tools) on my previous article on text files comparison and merging tools. While my intention wasn't to focus on code text only but to also present something useful to word editors and writers as well, but the coders community objected for the “shallowness” of the previous post so here we go with part 2.
The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition seems to be a success, and the white version of the phone is no longer available in the official Meizu store.
One of the common classes of equations that is encountered in several branches of science is partial differential equations. So in this article, I look at a software package called FreeFem++ that is designed to help youcalculate these partial differential equations.
Another major government office moves to open-source software.
Avnet released a 100 x 72mm “PicoZed SDR” COM and dev kit for fixed or mobile Software Defined Radio apps, that runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Zynq-7035 SoC.
Guild Software had the pleasure of announcing that their popular, cross-platform 3D space combat MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) game, Vendetta Online, has been updated to version 1.8.350.
Frank Karlitschek founded ownCloud, a personal cloud platform that also happens to be open source, in 2011. Why open source? Frank has some strong opinions about how we host and share our data, and with the recent scrutiny on security and privacy, his thoughts are even more relevant. In this interview, I ask Frank some questions I've been wondering about my own personal data as well as how ownCloud might play a role in a more open, yet secure, data future.A little history on Frank: He is a long time open source contributor and former board member of the KDE e.V. After 10 years of managing engineering teams, today he is the project leader and maintainer of ownCloud. Additionally he is the co-founder and CTO of ownCloud Inc. which offers ownCloud for enterprises.read more
Italo Vignoli reports that the Italian Ministry of Defense is about to migrate to the LibreOffice open-source software for productivity and adopt the Open Document Format (ODF).
When you run performance-critical HPC applications or network-heavy workload on multi-core NUMA processors, CPU/memory affinity is one important factor to consider to maximize their performance. Scheduling closely related processes on the same NUMA node can reduce slow remote memory access.
Ansible is a free & open source Configuration and automation tool for UNIX like operating system.
It's 2015, and there are no computers in my house that run anything but Linux. Yep, I'm one of those people.My name is Jim Salter, and I'm a professional Linux sysadmin and developer. I'm the chief technologist of Openoid, and the author and developer of its product, Sanoid, an open source project that aims to make your servers functionally immortal. But, somewhat unusually for people who have taken the full plunge, I didn't start out that way.read more
Atmel has begun sampling its most power efficient Cortex-A5 SoC yet: a Linux-ready, IoT oriented, 150mW SAMA5D2 with DDR3 and extended temperature support. We’re somewhat surprised more semiconductor vendors haven’t tapped the Cortex-A5 design for low-power Internet of Things applications. The major exception is Atmel, which was an early supporter of Cortex-A5 SoCs in 2013 […]
The Indian government is working on its operating system named BOSS, and it's planning on ditching any kind of Microsoft-related application.
Files of up to 6GB in size showing up in a hidden directory
Some potentially good news this morning -- which may be undermined by the fine print. After many years of back and forth, the 9th Circuit appeals court has ruled that Universal Music may have violated the DMCA in not taking fair use into account before issuing a DMCA takedown request on a now famous YouTube video of Stephanie Lenz's infant dancing to less than 30 seconds of a Prince song playing in the background. Because of this, there can now be a trial over whether or not Universal actually had a good faith belief that the video was not fair use.
The Red Hat President/CEO discusses his use of Fedora, his appreciation for GNOME, and how Linux helped him to move up through Delta Airlines. Plus, he takes us under the hood of his laptop at the driver level!
Versalogic’s “Fox” SBC features a DMP Vortex86DX2 SoC, dual display, USB, serial, and LAN ports, stackable ISA and PCI expansion, and -40 to 85°C operation. The Fox single-board computer is the newest member of Versalogic’s family of rugged, PC/104-style SBCs. It joins siblings named Cougar, Leapard, Minx, Tiger, Tomcat, Wildcat, and Ocelot, which are variously […]
The long-running copyright case began when Lenz uploaded a video of her son Holden dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." At that time, Universal had an employee scouring YouTube each day in order to issue takedowns on videos that used Prince music. EFF, looking for a test case over bad DMCA takedowns, found a sympathetic client in Lenz, a mom seeking to simply share a video of her son with his grandmother.
Now that the Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 operating system has been released with the mature version of the Moksha Desktop project, a fork of the Enlightenment E17 desktop environment, the time has come for Ubuntu users to give it a try.