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Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'Submitted by Roy Schestowitz on Saturday 16th of August 2014 12:13:50 PM Filed under
Dented Linux mobile OS Sailfish has taken a new route to market as Three in Hong Kong prepares to start selling the smartphone-that-could-have-been from Jolla.
The Linux-based OS has had a tortuous history. The open source OS, based on the MeeGo operating system, was first developed, and then dropped, by Nokia. Since then it has been picked up by a crew of ex-Nokians and seen limited distribution.
The team set out its preference for open source in a blog published on 29 July. When asked by FutureGov whether open source is harder to use than proprietary software, Eric Mill, Software Engineer at 18F responded: “Not at all. It’s typically just the opposite, especially with larger open source projects.”
This new version includes:
EFL (enlightenment libraries) are updated to the beta version 1.11
Darktable and librecad applications included by default
Nightingale is now available from the repositories
Right-clicking on a PDF in the File Manager will now give you the option to shrink it
Interactive git shortcuts for the Shell
"I often stand in front of audiences filled with people who use storage servers. I ask them if they still name their servers. Inevitably, two-thirds of the people raise their hands. Their servers have names. ... It is definitely a mindset. ... You are not yet building quality applications. All of the innovation in the world is not going to solve that from an infrastructure perspective."
The excitement after Android 4.4 KitKat's release barely died down when Google announced its most ambitious release ever: Android L. Packed with brand-new features and a massive UI overhaul, this is Android at its very best.
If you are dying to know what comes with this latest installment, read on as we discuss some of the best features in it.
Samsung is acquiring home automation firm SmartThings, setting up the potential integration with Tizen inside an upcoming Linux version of the SmartThings hub.
As TechCrunch predicted a month ago, Samsung announced an agreement to acquire SmartThings. In July, TechCrunch pegged the sale at $200 million, which if true would be a steal compared to the $3.2 billion Google paid for home automation vendor Nest Labs — and that was before Nest acquired Dropcam. In any case, Samsung is not revealing the cost.
According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year’s time.
In part, that’s because the worldwide smartphone market swelled to 301.3 million phones, moving past 300 million phones for the first time in its history, according to IDC. That represents 25.3 percent growth from a year ago.
Today Recently in Linux news, Jack Wallen asks, "Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?" Mark Gibbs relates his experience installing Ubuntu on an older netbook. Linux.com has a complete beginner's guide to Linux and Rob Zwetsloot looks at four popular download managers. And finally, Reiser4 has made a comeback and systemd is wreaking havoc again for some.
GCC 4.10 has been under development since the 4.9.0 release near the beginning of the year. However, at the GNU Tools Cauldron it was agreed upon that GCC 4.10 will most likely become GCC 5.0 upon its release in 2015. The GCC version scheme is also being shaken up for future releases. Years ago there was talk of GCC 5.0 being modular and more like LLVM but to date there's no "killer features" of GCC 5.0 at this point in its SVN code-base.
After a series of torture tests, I have decided the Brigadier is like the Terminator of smartphones. It looks durable and virtually indestructible. But what's a smartphone if you can't use it? I put it through one final test to see if it could still make calls.
The Brigadier is heavy -- weighing in at 6.6 ounces. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat -- however it remained unclear what the future holds for operating system updates.
German researchers develop defense software: Potential protection against the "Hacienda" intelligence programSubmitted by Roy Schestowitz on Friday 15th of August 2014 04:22:39 PM Filed under
Grothoff and his students at TUM have developed the "TCP Stealth" defense software, which can inhibit the identification of systems through both Hacienda and similar cyberattack software and, as a result, the undirected and massive takeover of computers worldwide, as Grothoff explains. "TCP Stealth" is free software that has as its prerequisites particular system requirements and computer expertise, for example, use of the GNU/Linux operating system. In order to make broader usage possible in the future, the software will need further development.