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I wanted an open source solution and faced a fair amount of resistance from our lawyers, management, users, and proprietary vendors. It was a difficult struggle at times, and it wasn't until the DoD published their first official guidance on the use of open source software that we started to gain traction. Finally, in the middle of all of the drama, the DoD leadership issued a policy update explicitly stating that open source software was acceptable as long as there was support for it, and that the support could come in the form of government programmers, if necessary.
This memo was a game changer, but it took more than just a policy update to get momentum to shift toward open source.
It's Sunday afternoon, and everything is normal. And that means that
there's a new rc release right on time.
It's slightly bigger than I'd like, but not excessively so (and not
unusually so). Most of the patches are pretty small, although the diff
is utterly dominated by the (big) removal a couple of staging rdma
drivers that just weren't going anywhere. Those removal patches are
90% of the bulk of the diff.
Softpedia has been informed earlier today, February 7, by the developers of the Q4OS Linux distribution about the immediate availability for download of the seventh point release in the Q4OS 1.4 "Orion" series.
Q4OS 1.4.7 "Orion" is, in fact, a small, yet important maintenance release, which gives users full access to all the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) packages by default, thanks to the implementation of a system-wide Trinity software repository.
This way, Q4OS users won't have to add manually any third-party Trinity Desktop Environment software repositories anymore. Besides this important change, Q4OS 1.4.7 delivers the usual security patches and software updates.
I’ve been looking for an ARMed replacement for Beast’s power-sucking/fanfull/large corpse. This isn’t it. It is a very well documented controller that ships with a minimal installation of Debian GNU/Linux complete with GUI. I could, for instance, use this thing to make a pulsewidth modulator for a power supply. It’s obviously overkill for such a task but at the advertised price, $9, it’s OK.
If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.
The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.
In other words, this latest tablet computer, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu edition, is somewhat a “convertible” PC.
In the midst of Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc via Google dominance in the PC, tablet computers and smartphones categories, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has introduced a tablet computer which, it claims, can be used as a personal computer, or like a laptop.
It’s the first device of Canonical’s Ubuntu “converged” lineup alongside its European partner, BQ (no word yet from Canonical about United States release, or partners).
As you may know, Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).
A major update is rolling out to hackable open source e-mail client N1.
So important are the changes that the developers say it is the biggest update made to the extensible email app since its launch last October.
Nylas N1 v0.4.4 brings a bevy of new features with it, including long-awaited support for a unified inbox and a quicker way to edit labels.
As you may know, Rhythmbox is a music management application, created by the GNOME developers. Among others, it has support for creating playlists, features for CD playback and CD burning, iPod integration, and support for podcasts, internet radio and music sharing.
I'm very happy to announce that Birdie 2.0 is now in public beta!
As you may know, LiVES is an open source video editor and VJ tool, enabling the users to easily add effects to more than 50 audio and video formats.
Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.
Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards?
The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.
“From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly knowing smile. In the vast world of technology, a “white hat” is an internet slang, which refers to an ethical computer hacker or a computer security expert who hacks with the intention of improving security systems.
Perilli is currently the general manager for Cloud Management Strategy for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The technology company recently hosted a full-house Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific in Manila, where key senior executives were in attendance.
Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.
The Air Force plans to revolutionize how it handles computer warfare by beefing up its force of cyberspace experts while contracting out easier jobs, like running the service's network.
Google has released a small update to the Android version of it Hangouts messaging app this week. In an effort to improve the quality of audio and video during calls, Hangouts may now use a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection when possible. This means that users on both ends of the call will be directly connected with each other, and Google's servers will be bypassed.
The company hasn't made it clear exactly what the requirements are for a P2P connection to be utilized, but it's obvious it won't be every time a call is made between users. While the feature is debuting on Android first, Google says it is bringing the option to iOS and the web as well.
Android is a unique mobile OS, as it can be installed on various devices including phones, tablets, watches or even cars. It’s one of the most flexible operating systems and due to its open-source nature, it’s ported to even more devices.
Most of OEMs decided to use it on the phones, but s particular Samsung created an own system called Bada, which was later replaced by Tizen. Neither of them became successful.
I'm slowly planning the redesign of the cluster which powers the Debian Administration website.
This should turn the middle layer, running on Apache, into simpler things, and increase throughput. I suspect, but haven't confirmed, that making a single HTTP-request to fetch a (formatted) article body will be cheaper than making N-database queries.
Anyway that's what I'm slowly pondering and working on at the moment. I wrote a proof of concept API-server based CMS two years ago, and my recollection of that time is that it was fast to develop, and easy to scale.
LAVA is a continuous integration system for deploying operating systems onto physical and virtual hardware for running tests. Tests can be simple boot testing, bootloader testing and system level testing. Extra hardware may be required for some system tests. Results are tracked over time and data can be exported for further analysis.
- SIPO (China’s Patent Office) Taken Over by Patent Maximalists
- The Alice Case Continues to Smash Software Patents (This Time OpenTV’s); Will the EPO Ever Pay Attention?
- EPO Staff Responds to Team Battistelli’s Expansion to Include French Economic Propagandist on the Payroll
- UPC: To Understand Who Would Benefit From It Just Look at Who’s Promoting It (Like TPP)
- The ‘Offenses’ of EPO Staff Representatives Boil Down to Truth-Telling
- Rumours About Dismissal of Benoît Battistelli and New Letter From Union Syndicale Federale Blasting Battistelli’s Behaviour
- VirnetX Case Against Apple Shows Not the Problem With Patent Trolls But With Software Patents
- Maybe It’s Time for Class Action Lawsuits Against Microsoft for Forced Vista 10 ‘Upgrades’, Which Were Definitely No Accident
- Readers’ Article: A Strange Conspiracy of Silence in the German Media (Part II)
- Trolls Molestos: Rovi (del famoso Angry Birds) Ayuda al Más Largo Troll de Patentes de Microsoft Intellectual Ventures (Corregido)
- Estadísticas de Invalidación de Patentes y Costos de Litigación de Patentes (incluso si son falsas) Muestran que la Esfera de Patentes y los Estándares de Examinación son un Probleman, No Sólo en Los Estados Unidos
- Diápositivas de Nueva Charla Explican la Connección Entre la Corte De Patentes Unitarias (UPC) y Patentes de Software
- Las Políticas de Microsoft Alienan Incluso a los Hinchas Más Acérrimos de Microsoft, Incluyendo Pro-Microsoft Web Sites
Installing Arch Linux is a bit like building your own house. You have to dig the foundation, erect the walls, build the roofs, run the plumbing and electrical wiring around it … and all the rest of it. In other words, installing Arch Linux is not at all like renting an apartment, just moving in, and letting the landlord take care of everything else.
Arch is the primary distro that runs on my main system. I do use openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu on it and switch between them from time to time. But I spend the majority of my PC time on the Arch system because I find it to be an excellent distribution for advanced, and new, Linux users. In a nutshell, I am hooked on it. And there are reasons for it.