|Story||Is the Firefox-based Chromecast Competitor to Be Called Matchstick?||Rianne Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 4:36pm|
|Story||Why the operating system matters in a containerized world||Roy Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 4:30pm|
|Story||Ubuntu and Xubuntu Power First Mercedes-Benz S 500 Autonomous Car||Rianne Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 4:30pm|
|Story||Krita At Siggraph 2014||Roy Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 4:25pm|
|Story||Mesa Now Supports Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension||Rianne Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 2:27pm|
|Story||LibreOffice 4.3 (PC) review: A powerful but dated Office clone||Rianne Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 2:17pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 11:23am|
|Story||Open source forms the backbone of the most significant projects||Rianne Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 11:07am|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 9:24am|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||19/08/2014 - 9:23am|
IBM says the channel is in dire need of more professionals with mainframe server administration expertise, and just in time for the new school year, it is promoting a partnership with the Linux Foundation, Marist College and Syracuse University to deliver those skills through a new series of MOOCs on open source operating systems.
Canonical is pushing hard to expand Ubuntu into new consumer markets. In the past year, we’ve seen shiny prototypes of Ubuntu-based mobile phones and tablets, and the company hasn’t given up on its 2012 vision of getting Ubuntu onto TVs either. What’s more, serious work is underway on converging all of these roles into a single chameleonic OS, something even Microsoft hasn’t tried to tackle.
The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code—taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day working of our democracy—so often hidden from public view? There are two sides to answering that question: Why does the government so often build on closed platforms, and once built, why isn't the code released to the public?
- Shameless Microsoft Spin is Blaming China for Microsoft's Misconduct and Back Doors While Justifying Massive Losses in Hardware (Made in China)
- Microsoft Spin in the Media Evokes ‘New Microsoft’ and New Back Doors
- Reader's Article: Skype Spying Reaches New Levels of Blatant
- Links 13/8/2014: GNU/Linux as Winner, New Snowden Interview
Ansible, a Durham-based IT automation startup with Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) roots, is doubling down on Bull City.
That’s according to CEO Saïd Ziouani, who tells me the 30-employee shop will cross the 100 mark next year.
“Our goal is to continue to grow aggressively in the Durham area,” he says, adding that all facets of the business can happen from Durham.
Just because a trust has taken an open source approach, it does not mean you have to take all that work, control, ownership immediately – you can take as much as time as you want to develop those abilities. Also, with a community interest company in place to support the management of the code, there will be a structure in place for clinicians to really have some input into the way the system is developed, whilst maintaining the integrity of the code for better patient experience and outcomes.
A couple of weeks ago we reported rumors were circulating that Motorola was building the next Nexus (6). Now we can add a little more speculation to the Nexus rumor mill for your enjoyment.
There has been wide speculation that a device ‘Codename Shamu’ is the Nexus 6 although this has not been confirmed by either Google or Motorola. However Shamu suddenly appeared on the GFX Benchmark Database fuelling suggesting that the Nexus is getting nearer and nearer.
As of March, only a third of 1,589 urban co-operative banks that have been told by the central bank to migrate to a core banking system have done so. The rest of the market is up for grabs.
"Open source-based products, which could bring down the total cost of ownership, have become a credible alternative for decision makers," said Aniruddha Paul, CIO of ING Vysya.
The bank which has over 500 branches in the country started upgrading its core banking platform last year and completed the project in February.
I've been writing about free software for nearly 20 years, and about Microsoft for over 30 years. Observing the latter deal with the former has been fascinating. At first, the US software giant simply dismissed free software as unworthy even of its attention, but by the early years of this millennium, that was clearly no longer a viable position.
As I've charted elsewhere in my "Brief History of Microsoft FUD", it made various attempts to discredit open source, all of which were dismal failures. As it became clear that this strategy would not work, it adopted another, somewhat more sophisticated. This involved trying to match aspects of open source without actually embracing it. The first manifestation of this was "shared source":
Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has organized a skill gap workshop in information and communication technologies for librarians.
According to the organizers, the joint workshop with special focus on application of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in library operations was aimed at equipping librarians with skills to measure up new challenges in the ICT sector and be able to deploy and apply the knowledge to improve the lot of all information seekers.
I am constantly looking for ways to make my life easier whether it's keeping track of my kid's school activity schedule or not loosing my grocery list. For this, I often look for open source solutions. Why? Because most of the time the open source solution is simple and doesn't have unnecessary bells and whistles that I don't need, and even if I need those extra bells and whistles, I know that someone else out there also needs it and most likely has coded it already.
Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) runs the device, which comes with 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and a 1,860-mAh battery. It also has real-time high-dynamic-range imaging, as well as an ultra-power-saving mode, private mode, the S Health app, and connectivity with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.
The Galaxy Alpha will be available in early September; depending on the market, color choices will include charcoal black, dazzling white, frosted gold, sleek silver and scuba blue. Pricing has not yet been disclosed.
It's more than year of my encounter with source code of some real life application.(Thanks to KDE) I had never before seen such huge source code. The guidelines on techbase were so comprehensive that I didn't even realize that I had started fixing imperative bugs. The best part was that KDE had all types of applications, under various categories like multimedia, education, games etc. So I could try my hand on many different applications and recognize my interest. I enjoyed hacking source code of Kstars the most. And I compiled the code with the help of instruction on techbase and KDE's cool developers at IRC, who are always eager to help. I used to get fascinated on running those awesome application on my plasma desktop. I used to wonder how they work. The secret was revealed then. I sent mail in KDE developer's mailing list that I want to contribute and how do I start even though answer was there on techbase. And reply came that I can search though bugs related to application of my interest on bugzilla and try to fix it. I did it. It was really so easy.
So 2038 brings the end of time for 32bit architectures. It being some
twenty four years ahead, it may seem like there is plenty of time for folks
to migrate to 64bit architectures that are (mostly) unaffected by this
issue. However, 32bit processors are still being produced today in
extremely high volumes, and many of those systems are being used in
commercial, industrial and medical environments, where these systems may be
quite literally embedded into the walls and machinery and are expected to
run for 25 years or more. As these small systems become more and more
pervasive, the risks of major trouble in 2038 grow. And thatâs to say
nothing of the impact on future classic-car resale prices for fancy cars
like the Tesla when the high end in-dash display wonât work (gasp!).
Today in Linux news, Fedora 21 has been delayed by another week. Jos Poortvliet says users should be testing, not developers. OMG!Ubuntu! answers the four most often searched Ubuntu questions, Pisi Linux 1.0 is almost ready, and Nenad Latinović suggests a wallpaper changer. Finally today, more exciting gaming titles are coming to Linux.
MYIR announced a sandwich-style single board computer that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX28x SoC and features -40 to 85°C operation and a CAN bus interface.
MYIR specializes in low-power ARM single board computers (SBCs) and computer-on-modules (COMs), with the latter including the MYC-SAM9X5-V2 (using Atmel’s ARM9-based AT91SAM9X5) and MYC-AM335X (using TI’s Cortex-A8 based Sitara AM335x). With the new MYC-IMX28X COM and associated MYD-IMX28X development board, the company is mining the Freescale i.MX28x, a 454MHz, ARM9 system-on-chip that has been used in many embedded Linux boards, most recently including Technologic’s TS-7400-V2.