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Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it and make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.
The GNOME Project has announced recently that the first development version towards GNOME Terminal 3.12 is available for download and testing. The final release will be part of the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment.
A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company. Rosol, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer, was sentenced to two years of federal probation and ordered to pay US$183,000 in restitution, the Department of Justice said in a statement.
Among the words that the movie studios cannot use in describing Hotfile's activity: "piracy," "theft" and "stealing." We've been pointing out for many years how the industry has been using these kinds of misleading terms to influence pretty much everyone to their side, even though the terms are not even remotely accurate. Hotfile had reasonably argued that such terms could negatively influence the jury:
One night, after reading the Who’s Hiring Freelance thread on HackerNews, I decided there had to be a more efficient way to match programmers with freelance jobs. While sites like oDesk and eLance are general-purpose marketplaces for freelance workers, they seem to have more of an emphasis on price than quality. On the other hand, sites like TopTal and ooomf vet freelance programmers that apply to join the site by screening the candidates. So, while I’m sure they have a pool of excellent programmers for hire, they require applicants to spend time on a process that may or may not yield work opportunities, even if they get accepted.So, I started CodeDoor, a platform
Amazon.com is not the only online retailer in the country. There’s Walmart, Target. Hey, KMart is still in business. And that’s just the major competitors in the business. Now, how many of these drones do you think Amazon will need to have in operation? At least several hundred.
This is a condensed version of the blog post: A tale of two expanding clouds: Amazon and OpenStack. ere about the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. Comments welcome.
Pi Engine is a free role oriented application development engine for web and mobile based on Zend Framework 2.The Pi Team is pleased to present Pi Engine 2.3.0 as a major release since its public release, focused on user oriented architecture, feature and API building.
But the one thing that worries me quite a bit about the German internet scene is its very dangerous view of secondary liability -- in that German law and courts tend to lean towards blaming the intermediary for the actions of their users. I learned this the frightening way on stage at conference in Germany, under some very hot lights (in a decommissioned airport) where a somewhat angry questioner in the audience insisted that some comments written on Techdirt by some of our users were "illegal in Germany" and that, under German law, I was liable for them.
Fox News, the unmitigated authority in open source technology, gave its viewers the gift of knowledge yesterday with its explanation of GitHub. Thanks Fox News!
Might SteamOS be a way forward for mainstream Linux?
The second beta release of LXLE concentrated on squashing the bugs of the initial beta while smoothing some edges that came to light thanks to early testers feedback.
Conky is a light-weight system monitoring tool combined with a fully-customized desktop theme, which can completely change your Linux desktop experience. Using Conky, you will get a fully personalized desktop theme, populated with an eye-catching smart clock, current date and time, as well as the current status of your Linux system such as used/free HDD space, RAM and CPU utilization.
With the start of a new month comes some new numbers out of Valve as part of their Steam hardware/software survey.
A company that last year put on sale an Android tablet that turned out to be a dud is marketing a new model this year - and using most of the same marketing spiel from 2012 to try and sell it.
GNU Binutils was updated this morning and some of the major changes for these binary tools updates include supporting several new processors.
Simple Network Management Protocol is an Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. net-snmp is the main SNMP implementation for Linux and BSD platforms. For licensing reasons, net-snmp package installs only a small number of MIBs in /usr/share/mibs directory. This article describes the steps to add additional MIBs to the standard installation.
After last week delivering a 21-way graphics card comparison on Linux using the open-source Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA (Nouveau) graphics drivers, this week at Phoronix we have a 27-way graphics card. This time around all of the graphics cards were tested using the closed-source/proprietary AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA graphics drivers.
Recently, I needed to count open-close machine cycles for a customer. We couldn’t trust the machine readouts, so we needed an external device to count the cycles accurately. This device also needed to be built quickly and easily moved from machine to machine.
Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu Desktop. But it has localization problems, so the developers have launched a project to get more hands on deck. The goal is to help make one of the finest desktop distributions available in your local language.