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The taxpayers have spoken: the Hillsboro School District might need faster computers, but it’s not going to buy them by increasing residents’ property tax bills with yet another bond measure.
The district’s five-year, $25 million bond failed during the Nov. 5 election, with 54 percent of voters rejecting the measure.
So the district is going to have to find another way to provide students with technological opportunities without spending nearly as much. There may be a solution that could speed up the computers, and the best part is that it is free: Ubuntu, an open-source Linux operating system.
There was Tizen news aplenty at the Tizen Developer Summit including a Tizen 2.2.1 release, new details on Tizen 3.0, a Tizen-based Samsung NX300M camera, and an upcoming Tizen Mobile Lite version for low-end phones. Yet, there was no sign of the Tizen phone, and a Samsung executive was quoted as saying that the first Tizen phone would be delayed until 2014.
When the Tizen phone failed to make an appearance at Samsung’s Developer Conference in late October, there was still hope that Samsung would unveil a phone at the Tizen Developer Summit held Nov. 11-12 in Seoul, Korea. Day one, however, came and went with plenty of Tizen goodies, including a Samsung camera running Tizen, but no Tizen phone. Meanwhile, The Korea Herald quoted a Samsung executive as saying the first phone would be delayed until 2014.
What are examples of such rarely used but neat features of the kernel and where can I find documentation on them so I can (potentially) make use of them if I write programs for which 'cross platform' is not a concern? Is there some kind of up-to-date list of interfaces the kernel provides? Are there articles specifically targeted at promoting underused kernel features?
I guess I'm looking for short cuts to reading years of backlog on release notes and looking up manpages on every new addition. Finding documentation is probably not as big a problem as finding out what features I want to read up on; any hints would be welcome.submitted by highspeedstrawberry
FOSSforce: The lawsuit filed by patent troll Rockstar Consortium Inc. on Halloween against Google and at least five makers of Android handsets is about much more than merely the tons of money that would be reaped if the Rockstar cartel prevails.
Hi I do like the ubuntu unity desktop. Since the new opensuse release is coming out soon. I'm wondering what docks look and work similar to unity and are available on other distributions. I have used KDE before and I did not like it.
gnome3 seems to be an unstable extension mess. i don't like kde4
maybe xfce4 or lxde + docky What do you suggest?submitted by elmargol