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|Story||Project FrankenMac – help me turn my old Mac Pro into an open-source multimedia monster!||acurrie||24/06/2009 - 12:24am|
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|Story||Digg-ing Deeper for Linux News and Links||acurrie||01/07/2009 - 2:44pm|
|Story||CrunchEee — the netbook Linux for snobs||acurrie||16/09/2009 - 2:30pm|
|Story||This kind of Sugar is actually *good* for kids… Put an OLPC in your pocket with Sugar on a Stick.||acurrie||20/09/2009 - 7:25pm|
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|Story||Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks.||acurrie||1||27/09/2009 - 11:08am|
|Story||Linux Mint, the perfect starter OS for Mac and Windows refugees.||acurrie||06/10/2009 - 3:19pm|
|Story||The Linux Outlaws - My favourite Linux podcast.||acurrie||12/01/2010 - 7:38pm|
|Story||Why aren’t Linux phones using SyncML?||acurrie||16/01/2010 - 1:45pm|
It seems an Arch update today has broken a few games, several Feral Interactive titles as well as Civilization VI from Aspyr Media no longer run.
It's apparently an issue with the Arch update of openssl. I sadly updated without knowing it was an issue, so certain games are now broken for me. I've had this confirmed by multiple other reports, so it's certainly not me.
More than a decade ago, software engineer Ryan Melton spent his evenings, after workdays at Ball Aerospace, trying to learn to use a 3-D modeling program. After a few weeks, for all his effort, he could make … rectangles that moved. Still, it was a good start. Melton showed his spinning digital shapes to Ball, a company that makes spacecraft and spacecraft parts, and got the go-ahead he’d been looking for: He could try to use the software to model a gimbal—the piece on a satellite that lets the satellite point.
Melton wanted to build the program to save himself time, learn something new. “It was something I needed for me,” he says. But his work morphed into a software project called Cosmos—a “command and control” system that sends instructions to satellites and displays data from their parts and pieces. Ball used it for some 50 flight projects and on-the-ground test systems. And in 2014, Melton decided Cosmos should share its light with the world. Today, it’s been used with everything from college projects to the planet-seeking Kepler telescope.
I haven't posted any mobile/laptop Linux benchmarks recently since my newest laptop at the moment is still based on Broadwell with having no Kabylake laptop at the moment. But for those curious about any power/boot changes for mature Intel Broadwell hardware on Linux, hopefully you find these numbers today interesting.
Security is the Internet of Things' (IoT) Achilles heel. One reason that's so is there is a lack of common IoT development standards. The Linux Foundation, along with 50 companies, is addressing this by building a common open-framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components under a new open-source consortium: The EdgeX Foundry.
Samsung has got many products that are powered by the Linux based Tizen Operating System, with a particularly strong focus on the Smart Home and wearable tech. Their breeze-free air conditioners are popular, especially with summer fast approaching, and consists of the wall-hanging breeze-free air conditioners and also the stand-type breeze conditioners that joined the range last year.
Red Hat has just launched Red Hat Virtualization 4.1. The company says that this product is "the latest release of the company's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered enterprise virtualization platform." The goal, the company says is to provide "an open source infrastructure and centralized management solution for virtualized servers and workstations." Red Hat describes some of the platform's upgrades:
After testing the UNSTABLE push over the weekend, the devs are happy to release a new STABLE update and installation files today! This update consists of two parts: installer changes for those who install TrueOS fresh, and general updates for systems with TrueOS already installed.
Recently, SAS issued a rather plaintive call for enterprises to limit the number of open source projects they use to a somewhat arbitrary percentage. That seems a rather obvious attempt to protest the rise of the open source R programming language for data science and analysis in a market where SAS has been dominant. But there is a good point hidden in the bluster: Using open source responsibly means knowing what you’re using so you can track and maintain it.
I'm announcing the release of the 3.18.50 kernel.
All users of the 3.18 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 3.18.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
On behalf of the openSUSE Board and Leap Release Management I am
pleased to announce the next version of openSUSE Leap after 42.3 will
openSUSE Leap 15
As with Leap 42.x, minor releases are expected annually for at least 3
years, so you can expect a Leap 15.1 to follow, then 15.2 and onwards.
Obviously this is quite a dramatic change from the current version
number of 42.x, so I will explain what justifies this change in some
The German federal state of Thuringia will join North RhineWestphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg and Hesse and start using OSiP, a system for performing security checks for staff access to sensitive areas. The system, built on open source components, is set to become the default security system for all 16 federal states.
The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways.
The new EdgeX Foundry organization will develop modular, cross-platform middleware for industrial IoT edge gateways. Based on a Dell FUSE project, the open source group aims to simplify and standardize industrial IoT edge computing “while still allowing the ecosystem to add significant value,” says the Linux Foundation.
While GCC 7 is being released in the days ahead, the OpenIndiana crew continuing to advance the open-source Solaris stack has begun offering GCC 6 as an auxiliary/supplementary compiler.
LLVM developers have been wanting to move from their 3-clause BSD-like "LLVM license" to the Apache 2.0 license with exceptions. It's been a while since last hearing about the effort while now a third round of request for comments was issued.
After leaving the military, Army Captain David Molina knew he wanted to go into software development. As Molina did research on the field, he found himself overwhelmed by the vast amount of information and choices. For example: What coding language is the right one to learn? What language is the most valuable for being competitive in the job market? To add to the confusion, there are a myriad of for-profit code schools that are proliferating at an exponential rate, and each one advertises career outcomes for a fraction of the cost of a four-year computer science degree. Where could he turn for guidance on how to enter the tech industry?
Support for some optical media functionality (DVD/CD) is now disabled by default.
For fans of MPV as the media player forked from MPlayer/MPlayer2, a new release was tagged this weekend.
MPV 0.25.0 is the new release and it has a couple features to point out. Some of the prominent work for MPV 0.25 includes disabling by default some DVD/CD playback features and also relicenses a number of components under the LGPL.
mpv [GitHub, Official Site], a slick open source media player has seen a new release, it has re-licensed a number of components under the LGPL.
About the re-licensing, more info can be found here. Essentially, they have turned the player into a library that other applications can use, so using the LGPL allows a bit more freedom with other licenses too that aren't directly compatible with the GPL itself.
OpenLara is an open-source effort to have a engine re-implementation of the classic Tomb Raider game.
Similar to OpenMW, Xoreos, and many other open-source projects seeking to re-implement proprietary classic game engines in modern, clean, open-source code, OpenLara is aiming for similar treatment to the classic Tomb Raider title.
Don’t Touch The Zombies [Steam, Official Site], a game from Tlakali Game Studio is releasing soon with Linux support and it looks like an amusing mash-up of PAC-MAN with Zombies.