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Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 1)

Friday 12th of September 2014 07:02:36 PM
Two German technology blogs have leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 Technical Preview, which is billed as build 9834. The shots depict the new Start menu, floating Modern app windows, a notification center, multiple desktop workspaces, a flat new design for the desktop, and many other changes that we've long expected.

Internet Slowdown Shifts Into High Gear

Friday 12th of September 2014 06:05:25 PM
Wednesday’s Internet Slowdown action generated just over 300,000 calls and nearly 2.2 million emails to Congress by Thursday afternoon. Facebook shares of the spinning “loading” icon topped 1.1 million. In addition, 722,364 filed comments Wednesday at the Federal Communications Commission, bringing the total number of comments since March 1 to 7.7 million.

OpenStack automation with cloud deployment tools

Friday 12th of September 2014 05:08:14 PM
In the cloud world, the mantra is "automate everything." It[he]#039[/he]s no surprise that as OpenStack expands its scope, automation projects are emerging within it. But, the variety and the sheer number of these projects is still surprising: there are over twenty!

Play Linux Is a Gaming OS That Wants to Stop People from Dual-Booting with Windows

Friday 12th of September 2014 04:11:03 PM
Play Linux, an operating system based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) that focuses on gaming, has been released.

Replication and Clustering on OpenStack Trove - Implementation Details

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:13:52 PM
A deep dive into replication and clustering on OpenStack Trove, including all the implementation Detail. Post written by Amrith Kumar, a member of the Trove core team and CTO and Founder of Tesora.

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

Friday 12th of September 2014 02:16:41 PM
The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from nonprofit foundations affect the ethics and work ethic of today's open source community?

Cloud 5: First Android apps on Chromebook, creating a coherent cloud strategy

Friday 12th of September 2014 01:19:30 PM
This week, the first Android apps for the Chromebook (the implications are huge), creating a coherent cloud strategy and HP scoops up Eucalyptus.

Are You Going Conferencing?

Friday 12th of September 2014 05:52:48 AM
This year, we at “FOSS Force” are expanding our coverage of Linux, FOSS and OSS conferences. This got us wondering, in a self serving sort of way, how many of you regularly attend conferences?

Debian: 3021-2: file: Summary

Friday 12th of September 2014 04:55:37 AM
This update corrects DSA 3021-1, which introduced a regression in the detection of a some "Composite Document Files" (CDF), marking them look as corrupted, with the error: "Can't expand summary_info".

How Google's tiff with certificate authorities can impact you

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:58:26 AM
Miffed certificate authorities are calling on Google to give websites more time to upgrade the security used in browser-to-server communications before displaying warnings in Chrome.

How to install osCommerce on CentOS 7

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:01:15 AM
This tutorial describes how to install osCommerce in CentOS 7. Open Source Commerce (osCommerce) is a popular e-Commerce and online store-management software program that may be easily used on any web server with PHP and MySQL installed. osCommerce is available to users as a free software under the General Public License (GNU).

Analysts predict that Android Wear will beat the Apple Watch

Friday 12th of September 2014 02:04:04 AM
In today's Android roundup: Some analysts think that Android Wear will beat the Apple Watch. Plus: Samsung mocks Apple's iPhone 6 and streaming problems, and iPhone 6 users finally make it to 2012. While I certainly hope that Android Wear devices do well in the marketplace, I have learned over the years to put little faith in the predictions of analysts. Never have so few gotten so much so wrong so many times over the years.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers

Friday 12th of September 2014 01:06:53 AM
Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.

Akademy Wednesday and Thursday Wrapup

Friday 12th of September 2014 12:27:01 AM
Akademy continues with hacking and BoF meetings. This wrapup meeting video covers sessions from Wednesday and Thursday including accessibility, release team, user information reporting, KDE applications websites, KDevelop and share-like-connect.

Non-Linux FOSS: AutoHotkey

Thursday 11th of September 2014 11:29:50 PM
Text expansion and hotkey automation are the sort of things you don't realize you need until you try them. Those of you who ever have played with system settings in order to change the function of a keystroke on your system understand the value of custom hotkeys.

Not appy with your Chromebook? Now it can run Android apps

Thursday 11th of September 2014 10:32:39 PM
In an effort to bridge the gap between its two mobile platforms, Google has released a beta version of a technology that allows Chrome OS users to run Android apps on their desktops.…

Stephen Hawking Talks About the Linux-Based Intel Connected Wheelchair Project

Thursday 11th of September 2014 09:35:28 PM
Intel has revealed a new, interesting concept called the Connected Wheelchair, which takes data from users and allows people to share that info with the community and is powered by Linux.

Macworld Folds, Most Staffers Laid Off

Thursday 11th of September 2014 08:38:17 PM
Well this is some unfortunate timing. One day after Apple announced two new iPhones and an incredibly ugly watch that no one needs, 9to5 Mac reports that Macworld magazine — which has covered Apple since 1984 — is folding.

Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security

Thursday 11th of September 2014 07:41:06 PM
A key feature Piston is pushing forward in version 3.5 of its OpenStack cloud distribution is support for Intel's Trusted Execution Technology.

Linux toilet sends tweets each time you flush

Thursday 11th of September 2014 06:43:55 PM
In today's open source roundup: A Linux toilet tweets when you flush. Plus: Thirty things to do after you install Ubuntu, and the Microsoft blue screen of death smartwatch.

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Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features. Uselessd in its early stages of development is systemd reduced to being a basic init daemon process with "the superfluous stuff cut out". Among the items removed are removing of journald, libudev, udevd, and superfluous unit types. Read more

Android One: Let us fill you in on Google’s big game

India is now the world’s third largest Internet market and “on a bullet train to become the second”. But even when we become the second with around 300 million Internet users, India would still have over 75 per cent of the population that has no access to this so-called information superhighway. It is this chunk of population that will form the “next billion” which companies like Nokia, and now Google, has been talking about. And it is this next billion that Google thinks will line up to buy and good smartphone that is also affordable. Read more

Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support

A significant patch-set was published on Saturday night that implements the driver-independent bits of OpenGL 4's ARB_tessellation_shader extension inside Mesa. The tessellation support has been one of the big pieces missing from Mesa's OpenGL 4 implementation and fortunately it's getting close to mainline. Chris Forbes of Intel published fifty-six patches this weekend that implement the driver-independent portions of the extension inside Mesa. Of course, the driver portions still need to follow for it to be useful. Read more

Small Console Menu Utilities

One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a "software tools" movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well on their own. This article looks at four tiny utilities that offer menu facilities. They get virtually zero coverage in the Linux press, so you may not have heard of them before, but they are well crafted and might just fit the bill. Read more