Linux and Open Source news headlines
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Open source news for your reading pleasure.November 17 - 22, 2013We scoured the web for some of this week's most interesting open source-related news stories so you don't have to. Here's what we found:
I wrote a guide a while ago showing how to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. This is a follow up guide showing how to upgrade the Ubuntu part to the latest version 13.10.
The GNOME developers are hard at work, releasing packages for the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment. The release of Nautilus 3.11.2 is now here and it brings several fixes and improvements.
If you are hoping to snag some deals on computer hardware this holiday shopping season, for helping guide you in any graphics card purchases are a fresh round of benchmarks of 21 different graphics processors from the Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon, and NVIDIA GeForce families tested on their respective open-source Linux graphics drivers.
Almost overnight in the early 1980s, hordes of British kids embraced programming, as did many adults, delivering the most IT-literate workforce in the world. It was a big reason why the nosediving economy of the '70s and '80s didn’t crash and burn.
The Genode OS Framework 13.11 release happened this Thanksgiving Day and with it comes a whole lot of exciting -- some experimental -- features.
The GNOME Logs software saw its second development release a few days ago. The 3.11.2 version brings assorted bugfixes, improvements and updated/new translations.
A Phoronix reader pointed out this morning that a new VPX library release went under our radar earlier this month. What's special about the libvpx 1.3.0 release is that it supports Google's VP9 codec in a backwards compatible way.
Humble Bundle presents the Humble Mobile Bundle 3 with nine games for Android devices.
Intel released a big Windows graphics driver update that for Haswell hardware now provides OpenGL 4.2 support -- while the Intel Linux driver just hit the milestone of OpenGL 3.3 support.
Enterprise Linux vendors SUSE, Red Hat and Canonical are pursuing ever-longer support cycles for their flagship open source products.
The reasoning given by Google is that the CyanogenMod Installer violates the Google Play Store's developer terms by actively encouraging Android users to "void [the] warranty" on their devices. As our Android expert Ron Amadeo noted, the CyanogenMod Installer is mostly a "one-way street," without a quick way to return the device to its stock state—it's certainly possible, but not with the same level of ease.
Linux Deepin (formerly Hiweed GNU/Linux) is a Chinese distribution, based on Ubuntu. Its features include preconfigured Chinese applications, such as Chinese (simplified) input method, Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese (simplified) true-type fonts. The new 2013 release has retained the highlights of its predecessors. It has also made many improvements based on our users' feedback and suggestions.
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has voted in favor of making a change to its packaging system that affects the compiler flags for how the RPM packages are built and will further improve the security of Fedora packages...
If yu waa good, yu nose affi run. "Success requires hard work" is the meaning of this Jamaican proverb.With a bright Caribbean sun and an even brighter welcoming crew, GNU Health unshipped in a new bay recently. In cooperation with the Jamaican Ministry of Health, a group from GNU Solidario visited the country and officially inaugurated the project of deploying GNU Health, a free health and hospital information system, within their public health care system.This step is a tipping point in health history worldwide; Jamacia is the first country to embrace GNU Health nationwide.
Now, when SilverStripe v3.1 Stable is released we can go through the installation steps for this free CMS published under MIT licence, which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. The installation tutorial is based on SilverStripe v3.1.2 but the steps are general and valid for the entire SilverStripe 3 series.
Raspberry Pi’s will have the Wolfram Language and Mathematica in future versions of Raspbian, but issues about it being non-free software have arisen
Manjaro Linux 0.8.8 is ready. We worked hard and managed to get Pamac 0.9.3 done. Here are some features of our redesigned package manager: stable backend for updates or transactions with a custom pyalpm; the transaction progress window was redesigned, it includes a details expander; post-install script output is visible in the expander; you can install local packages from pamac-manager. Manjaro Linux is a lightweight distribution a choice of Xfce or Openbox desktop user interfaces, based on Arch Linux.
Turn your Slackware box into a full-blown production desktop with MLED.
The world of advertising is a cut throat world, the strong survive and the weak are left behind. Microsoft has reached out to the popular History Channel show, Pawn Stars for their “Scroogled” campaign.