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Verizon, yes, Verizon, is moving beyond being an open-source software user and becoming a much more active member in two vital open-source organizations.
The GNOME Project has released GNOME 3.12 today. The next milestone release in the GNOME 3 series includes many new features, enhancements and updates, as well as new capabilities and APIs for application developers. The new version continues to improve the GNOME 3 user experience and includes many small bug fixes and enhancements.
KKEdit is a text editor based on GTK3 for GNOME, currently under development, with several useful features for the average programmer.
A form of poetry in India called Vachana sahitya is part of the popular Indian language, Kannada. It evolved in the 11th century and flourished in the 12th as part of the religious Lingayatha movement. Since that time, more than 259 Vachana writers, called Vachanakaru, have compiled over 11,000 Vachanas (verses).21,000 of these verses were digitally published into 15 volumes, called Samagra Vachana Samputa, by the government of Karnataka. These volumes were then turned into a standalone project called Vachana Sanchaya; this project was taken on by two Kannada Wikimedians, a Kannada linguist, and the author O. L. Nagabhushana Swamy—to enrich the Kannada WikiSource. This team used Unicode, a standard of consistency for converting text (and code) into a new format.
You'll NEVER guess who it isMicrosoft and Dell have inked a licensing deal for each other's patents that cover the technology found in Android, Chrome OS, and the Xbox.…
Earlier this month, the U.S. government surprised the Internet community by announcing that it plans to back away from its longstanding oversight of the Internet domain name system. The move comes more than 15 years after it first announced plans to transfer management of the so-called IANA function, which includes the power to add new domain name extensions (such as dot-xxx) and to alter administrative control over an existing domain name extension (for example, approving the transfer of the dot-ca domain in 2000 from the University of British Columbia to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority).
Earlier today GNOME 3.12 has been released, bringing major new features, several redesigned programs and three new applications: Logs, Sound Recorder and Polari.
In evaluating the Chromebox, we wanted to answer three different questions: where does a cheap Chromebox make sense? What kind of performance and power consumption do you get for $179? And can you get around Chrome OS to install and run other software on the Chromebox, circumventing Google's limitations?
Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact.
I got in touch with 11bit Studios about how the Linux version of their new game This War Of Mine will happen and luckily for us the answer is a good one. This is the same developer that created the Anomaly series of games.
3M has released Android 4.x and Linux 3.x kernel patches for its multitouch displays, supporting screens up to 46 inches. With Android increasingly appearing in all-in-one (AiO) PCs, and moving into kiosks and interactive digital signage, Android developers need help in optimizing their applications for the big screen.
The open-source Linux ecosystem is one of the most successful examples of collaborative software development. In a new report released today at the Linux Collaboration Summit, the Linux Foundation has attempted to quantify how organizations today are embracing the collaborative development model.
Matthias Clasen has a special gift for you. He’s made a special live CD containing a complete Gnome 3.12 atop Fedora 20.
It's been a while, but the Humble Weekly Sale is here again! This time, it's called The Humble Weekly Sale: Rhythm Games, which features 3 games plus other 3 games if you pay more than $6!
Updated samba3x and samba packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact.
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.
Linux and RTOS vendor Enea has announced that it has signed a license agreement with a global telecommunications equipment manufacturer to deliver the operating systems Enea Linux and Enea OSE together with an OSE Compatibility Platform for running OSE applications on Linux.
There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended as a way to keep intruders away from private networks.
In today's open source roundup: Will Android users pay $699 for an HTC One (M8) phone? Plus: An interview with the Peppermint Linux developers, and 20 Linux movie players.
Echelon announced an IoT development kit based on its “IzoT” platform, including a new Linux-based IzoT Router and dev boards incorporating its RT 6000 SoC. Echelon announced its IzoT Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) framework for peer-to-peer networking of embedded controllers last October. At that time, the building automation and smart grid networking vendor released […]