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The Arma developers have confirmed that an external team is working on the Linux version, and that it won’t be native.
Simplicity Linux 15.4 is now available for download in Netbook and Desktop editions, both available in 32 and 64 bit versions. It is based on the excellent LXPup and uses their implementation of LXDE as the desktop environment. The 32 bit kernel is the 3.14.20 kernel and the 64 bit kernel is the 3.17.20 kernel.
Microsoft has released a preview build of Windows 10 Internet of Things Core for the tiny ARM-Cortex-powered Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard Max, a computer driven by an Intel Bay Trail Atom.
Remember a couple years back when Canonical was showing us how you could transform your phone into a full-fledged Ubuntu PC? That was a more of a concept, but it's 2015 and that hasn't been made possible yet, at least not by Canonical. Microsoft just demoed the same thing with its Windows phone.
Razer is taking pre-orders for its $100 “Forge TV” Android TV gaming player, with options including a gaming controller, keyboard, and PC streaming service.
This year, I attended my first PyCon, which was held in Montréal from April 8-16. PyCon changes location every two years and this year was the second one held at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada. The location was great, organization flawless, and the organizers and volunteers provided a great experience for attendees.
A roundup of some news from Fedora.
How can there be a future for Windows on smartphones and tablets when Microsoft is encouraging developers to bring its apps from Apple and Google's ecosystem?
One of the ways I pay my bills is through content production for a trading card game called Magic: the Gathering. In addition to creating written content, I also produce video content in a series called “Crash Test”. Today I am going to talk about the hardware and open source software I use to produce these videos.
Forlinx launched an SBC that runs Linux or Android on a quad-core i.MX6, and offers extras like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and an image sensor interface.
The basics are absolutely being forgotten and there is a mentality to focus on new things. The biggest threat to security is and has always been the human ability to make mistakes and not know about them due to the lack of questioning decisions made.
When you’re publishing anything online, the way you lay out your content can be as important as the content itself. A good layout can help readers better interact and consume that content.read more
In today's open source roundup: Will SteamOS use Debian 8 Jesse? Plus: Microsoft wants Android apps to run on Windows Phone. And Google's Project Fi app available in Play Store.
The new open-source cloud computing platform adds bare-metal server deployment capabilities.
On April 23, 2015, Ubuntuversion 15.04 (code-named Vivid Vervet) was released. This isan important release, although superficially it looks much the same as theprevious version. The real difference is "under the skin", as Ubuntu switches from theUpstart init system to systemd.
Getting a Debian Linux release out the door is never easy, but the latest and greatest, Debian 8, "Jesse" is out now.
In February 2015, Xfce 4.12 was released. The first Xfce release in nearly three years, it was greeted with enthusiasm. Yet at the same time, a few users questioned whether the new version was as light on memory as earlier releases.
RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.
In everyday life, I'm a web developer. Or, to be precise, I run a business that develops websites for a wide range of clients, from small businesses to large organizations. Every one of these sites comes with a CMS of some sort. Which CMS we use to develop the sites depends on a lot of factors, including what the client wants, the size of the website, and the required functionality. In this article, I'll cover the lessons learned when we developed our open source Bolt content management system.read more
What this means, of course, is absolutely nothing. The folks at Ubuntu have made it clear that this is mostly a server/cloud release, so it’s not surprising that it offers desktop users little reason to upgrade. Besides, except for those few users who insist on living on the bleeding edge, most desktop users should be using 14.04, Trusty Tahr, anyway, because it’ll be supported until 2019, and our vervet friend will only see support through January.