In my last blog posts, I explained the KDE Free Qt Foundation, which guarantees the free availability of the Qt Toolkit. Today, The Qt Company introduced a new Qt online installer that requires users to accept additional license terms. Many people have contacted me with concerns about this change. I share this concern. Even before this, I have already been concerned about the structure of the qt.io download page, since it blurs the lines between the Qt Toolkit itself and additional, proprietary products.
Valve's Mods Blunder Prompts Reddit Community to Create Open Source Steam Replacement
Valve has recently gone through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it's implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new game launcher that will make Steam obsolete.
Biicode goes open source early after outpouring of community support
After the announcement, our community growth skyrocketed. Our investors were so impressed by the welcoming of our open source announcement that they let us go ahead with open sourcing biicode early. We worked hard to release most of it in biicode 3.0.
Meet BOXER-6403, a Tiny Embedded PC That Runs Fedora Linux on Bay Trail
AAEON Technology Inc., a Taiwanese computer manufacturer, has recently introduces a new ultra-slim compact embedded computer that runs the Fedora Linux operating system on Bay Trail Intel Atom or Celeron processors.
Elasticsearch has offered Hadoop InputFormat and OutputFormat implementations for quite some time. These made it possible to process Elasticsearch indices with Spark just as you would any other Hadoop data source. Here’s an example of this in action, taken from Elastic’s documentation:
Tony Northrup is an Award-winning author and photographer who has published more than 30 how-to books and sold more than a million copies around the world. He has created a video tutorial, that is over an hour long, for beginners and more advanced users that aims at getting you familiar with your Samsung NX1 Compact Systems Camera (CSC).
Firejail is a generic Linux namespaces security sandbox, capable of running graphic interface programs as well as server programs. The sandbox is lightweight, the overhead is low. There are no socket connections open, no daemons running in the background. All security features are implemented directly in Linux kernel and available on any Linux computer.
When Valve first announced that the Steam gaming platform was going to be made available on Linux computers back in 2012, few expected the OS to become the first choice for gamers. However, even despite the many hundreds of titles that have been made available via the service since then, the share of Linux users on Steam struggles to remain relevent.
Samsung started pushing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone late last year.
Soon after the update rolled out, users began reporting various bugs in the final Android 5.0 Lollipop build for the Samsung Galaxy S5. This even led the company to pause the Android Lollipop update in European regions for a major period. Samsung Norway back in March while replying a user on Facebook had confirmed that the update caused various bugs.
Android has had an unfortunate reputation over the years. There have been numerous criticisms that the open source mobile operating system is unsafe; that it’s riddled by constant security threats and malware.
Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop. No, these aren't just the names of various delicious treats – they're also the names of each consecutive, major Android release after Alpha and Beta.
Last week, Google’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update finally started to pick up steam. With Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates finally on the move, we want to take a look at five things Nexus users need to know now about Google’s Android 5.1.1 update and its release.
Security researchers have developed an Android application that's capable of alerting when other apps on a phone or tablet are covertly tracking users and connecting to ad networks.
The team at France's Eurecom and Technicolor Research – explained in a paper published in the Cornell University Library archive that their prototype NoSuchApp application* functions as an on-board proxy: it monitors traffic and compares URLs silently requested by apps to a list of known ad-serving and user-tracking domains.
It took a while for Android Lollipop to even get its own slice on the OS pie chart Google releases regularly, but it now seems to be steadily gaining popularity. According to the latest Android stats collected from April 28th to May 4th, nine percent of devices are now running Lollipop. While that's still quite small, it's almost double last month's percentage (five percent). KitKat's stat slid down to 39.8 percent from last month's 41.4 percent, so a number of stragglers might have finally upgraded. However, we're sure the new flagships that recently started shipping with Lollipop out of the box (such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge) helped boost the version's usage. All the older versions' percentage are slightly down from last month's, as well, but Froyo's impressively still hanging on at 0.3 percent.
Last week Google finally released the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update aimed at fixing a few last outstanding bugs and issues since the initial Lollipop release back in November. This is the fourth update, however, the Nexus 9 hasn’t received anything past Android 5.0.1 back in November, but we’re hearing the Nexus 9 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update could be here any day now.
Users of the LG G2 and G3 smartphones are experiencing widespread performance issues after receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. LG G2 and G3 owners report various problems involving battery drain, slow charging and Wi-Fi connectivity, among others.
Back in January, the news came out that after just three months, the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop was installed on roughly 1.6% of active Android devices. Since then, it has been slowly but surely climbed upward. In the latest distribution numbers, Google’s tasty sweet treat has reached 9.7 percent market share.