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|Story||Fedora 21 Through Fedora 23 Performance On An Apple MacBook Air||Rianne Schestowitz||1||29/11/2015 - 11:10pm|
|Story||MakuluLinux Aero Edition Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS||Rianne Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 10:54pm|
|Story||An Everyday Linux User Review Of Chakra Linux 2015.11 "Fermi"||Rianne Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 10:45pm|
|Story||What is hacker culture?||Rianne Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 8:09pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 8:00pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 7:59pm|
|Story||Sabayon 15.12 Updates Plasma 5, GNOME 3.18 Goes Into Testing||Roy Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 7:52pm|
|Story||Solus Operating System Gets a Fix for Acer C720 Boot||Roy Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 7:50pm|
|Story||Watch: Unity 8 and Unity 7 Indicators Side-by-Side Comparison||Roy Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 7:49pm|
|Story||This $5 computer sold out in a day||Roy Schestowitz||29/11/2015 - 7:35pm|
Chakra probably also isn't for you if you are a casual computer user who has chosen Linux because you prefer it to Windows but you still like it to be straight forward with perhaps menus, point and click installers and straight forward connections to your hardware.
Chakra might be for you however if you have been using Linux for quite some time and you are looking to have more control, use the command line a little more and have a closer affinity with how things really work.
Eric Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar (an important work describing the effectiveness of open collaboration and development), recently wrote a piece calling for "Social Justice Warriors" to be ejected from the hacker community. The primary thrust of his argument is that by calling for a removal of the "cult of meritocracy", these SJWs are attacking the central aspect of hacker culture - that the quality of code is all that matters.
It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.
Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
The cloud eliminates maintenance and management issues, and eliminates the risk of running out of capacity. Cloud-based applications also have the virtue of being accessible from any location with an internet connection. And Linux continues to demonstrate that it is the go-to cloud platform.
Developers need a broad set of powerful tools to use the cloud. There are far too many excellent cloud development tools, and this is not an exhaustive survey. But here are four excellent tools that caught our eye. The first is Dirigible; don't be put off by its name.
podlators is the distribution that includes the Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules for Perl, plus the pod2man and pod2text driver scripts (among a few other, more minor things).
Sabayon Linux continues to be one of the easiest ways to setup a Gentoo-based environment. With Sabayon 15.12, GNOME 3.18 packages were added to their testing repositories, KDE Plasma 5 was updated against KDE Frameworks 5.16 and KDE Plasma 5.4.3, and there is support inbound for ARM. The Sabayon project intends to release Raspberry Pi 2 images in the near future.
Raspberry Pi has raised the bar on low-cost computing again.
The UK-based educational nonprofit released a new, tiny computer on Thursday for $5, the Raspberry Pi Zero, and sold out of it online within a day.
The MakuluLinux Aero Edition is now Live and available for download. It has been a long wait and an even longer journey to make the impossible, possible, I fought many battles, obtained many scars, suffered many injuries and doctored many wounds along the way. But Victory was always a MUST and not optional, the words “You only fail when you stop trying” kept me going. One Developer against all odds, many sleepless nights, many headaches, and many frustrated days, working on a masterpiece which I am proud to show off to the world today. I hope this lives up to all your expectations, I hope it brightens your day just a little more… It was a pleasure to make, and I hope you enjoy using it.
- Public Protests by European Patent Office (EPO) Staff Weaken the EPO's Attacks on the Media
- Why the European Patent Office Cannot Really Sue and Why It's All -- More Likely Than Not -- Just SLAPP
- How the EPO Twisted Defamation Law in a Failed Bid to Silence Techrights
- East Texas and Its Cautionary Tale: Software Patents Lead to Patent Trolls
- The Latest EPO Spin: Staff Protesters Compared to 'Anti-Patent Campaigners' or 'Against UPC'
- The Serious Implication of Controversial FTI Consulting Contract: Every Press Article About EPO Could Have Been Paid for by EPO
On Friday I posted benchmarks showing Nouveau's re-clocked performance relative to NVIDIA's proprietary driver for showing the performance potential of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 600/700 series with the performance state code there beginning to work. That article was followed by AMDGPU driver tests on Linux 4.4 against Catalyst for the newest AMD GPU tech that uses this newer Direct Rendering Manager driver. The third test now is comparing the Radeon DRM performance on Linux 4.4 against AMD's binary blob when using older AMD GCN GPUs as well as a Northern Islands GPU for reference.
Huawei, like any manufacturer that puts time and effort into a software layer of unique features and enhancements, believes wholeheartedly in the value its interface adds to the core Android experience. As Android nerds, we naturally tend to gravitate toward a stock experience that we can customize ourselves, but we are also aware that we are hardly representative of 'average' smartphone consumers.
All examinations of the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) — which run on an online platform — would switch to open source software from the second semester onwards. For the first semester examinations, the KTU would use a proprietary, Microsoft, software.
In response to demands from student organisations, the KTU has pushed back its first semester examinations by two days. The first of the examinations would now begin on December 4 instead of December 2. The first of the results would be published on December 19.
People often misinterpret WordPress.com as the self-installed version that isn’t fully hosted but a mere subsidiary. For starters, we are talking about the fully dedicated version that engulfs the myriad aspects of the ‘Content Management System’.
After years of development and competition, open source content management systems (CMS) have become very powerful tools for building, deploying and managing web sites, blogs and more. You're probably familiar with some of the big names in this arena, including Drupal (which Ostatic is based on) and Joomla. As we noted in this post, selecting a CMS to build around can be a complicated process, since the publishing tools provided are hardly the only issue.
I just have pushed a new version of the Slick Google Map plugin for WordPress to the servers. There are not many changes, but a crucial fix for parsing coordinates in DMS (degree-minute-second) format.
Underscoring just how hard it is to design secure cryptographic software, academic researchers recently uncovered a potentially serious weakness in an early version of the code library protecting Amazon Web Services.
Ironically, s2n, as Amazon's transport layer security implementation is called, was intended to be a simpler, more secure way to encrypt and authenticate Web sessions. Where the OpenSSL library requires more than 70,000 lines of code to execute the highly complex TLS standard, s2n—short for signal to noise—has just 6,000 lines. Amazon hailed the brevity as a key security feature when unveiling s2n in June. What's more, Amazon said the new code had already passed three external security evaluations and penetration tests.
Social engineering is one of the most powerful tools in the hacker's arsenal and it generally plays a part in most of the major security breaches we hear about today. However, there is a common misconception around the role social engineering plays in attacks.
Sony agreed to reimburse employees up to $10,000 apiece for identity-theft losses
Malicious attacks on shoppers increased 40% on Cyber Monday in 2013 and 2014, according to EnigmaSoftware.com, an anti-malware and spyware company, compared to the average number of attacks on days during the month prior. Other cybersecurity software providers have identified the December holiday shopping season as the most dangerous time of year to make online purchases.
“The attackers know that there are more people online, so there will be more attacks,” said Christopher Budd, Trend Micro’s global threat communications manager. “Cyber Monday is not a one-day thing, it’s the beginning of a sustained focus on attacks that go after people in the holiday shopping season.”
Open Source projects best practices [Ed: Microsoft openwashing itself]
At DockerCon EU 2015, VMware made available their Photon Controller as an open source product via the organisation’s GitHub account. Photon Controller is a component within VMware’s Photon platform, which is designed as an infrastructure stack optimised for ‘container and cloud’ workloads. The virtualisation platform offers an 'API-first' user experience, a scalable control plane, and native container support via frameworks such as Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Mesos.
Releasing internal products to the open-source community is the hip new thing for technology giants to do
Android 4.1+: Doze is one of the best new features in Android Marshmallow, which stops apps from using the network when your phone is idle. But if your phone still doesn’t have Marhsmallow, this app will bring the feature to older phones.
Tracking and managing stock is one of the most important tasks of any business dealing with physical goods. Thankfully, today’s apps and mobile technology are making it much easier for small businesses to take control of their inventory. Plenty of inventory management software for Android is now available on the Google Play store, and the power of these apps is improving all the time.
It's Black Friday, the time of the year for the biggest deals in the US. We've found great deals for electronics you can get shipped, and some Indian e-commerce sites are also offering Thanksgiving deals, but you can get great deals on digital goods as well. If you're an Android user, then check out Google's Cyber Weekend deals, and you'll find great discounts on both apps and games.