|Story||Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ the rumored Nexus 6 surfaces||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:31am|
|Story||Small banks turn to open source solutions to cut costs||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:24am|
|Story||The Gentle Art of Muddying the Licensing Waters||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:23am|
|Story||Librarian Council, NITDA Train Professionals in Open Source Software Application||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 9:17am|
|Story||CoreOS Acquires Quay.io for Private Docker Repositories||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 8:39am|
|Story||Upgrading libraries to open source Koha system||Roy Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 8:31am|
|Story||Galaxy Alpha: Samsung Puts Pedal to Metal||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 7:57am|
|Story||Debian Installer Images Now In Beta For 8.0 Jessie||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 7:51am|
|Story||Thanks KDE||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 7:43am|
|Story||2038 Kernel Summit Discussion Fodder||Rianne Schestowitz||14/08/2014 - 7:32am|
Before he lost his arm serving as a Marine in Iraq in 2005, Jonathan Kuniholm was pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering. Now as a founder and president of the Open Prosthetics Project Kuniholm is working to make advanced, inexpensive prosthetics available to amputees around the globe through the creation and sharing of open source hardware designs.
When most people think “open source” they think of software Github projects and hackers determined to code for the Greater Good. But it’s also a wholesale philosophy that can be applied to many aspects of society—like running a city.
The basic principle behind open source code—that it’s available to anyone to use, modify, and build off of—translates to politics in the form of transparent governments, open, readily available data, and encouraging citizens to engage in the political process. Think of a city like a Wikipedia page, where residents are free to suggest edits and changes.
The Intel DRM graphics driver will feature its usual large amount of changes with the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel.
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has done his usual per-kernel-cycle blog post about the changes collected for the i915 driver that are being pulled for Linux 3.17. Among the new additions to the open-source Intel kernel graphics driver include.
Tesora organizing first conference of the Trove community to expand knowledge and promote usage of open source database as a service platform.
It's been quite a long time since the announcement of the Barbershop Load
Distribution (BLD) Algorithm. Quite a few changes have been made, since then.
Now it more reflects what it really should be . It's a simplistic approach
towards load balancing, typical x86 SMP boxes should run okay (tested personally)
, but, yes it can break your boxes too. I'm looking forward to get some feedback,
to keep further development up and going.
In the 2013 edition, he looked forward to 2014 as "a defining year for the technology industry. In Whitehurst's eyes, cloud computing was ripe for production-scale deployment, and Big Data analysis would start to yield real-world results. Web-based businesses took this step a couple of years ago, but this is where more traditional industries join the cloud-based revolution.
The PowerPC pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window reveals that support for pre-POWER4 hardware is being eliminated. Among the affected hardware is POWER3 and IBM RS64 processors, which are from the late 90's. POWER3 was used in IBM RS/6000 servers at the time and clocked at only a few hundred megahertz. Support for the old POWER hardware is being dropped since its Linux usage is minimal these days and the support was already regressed for some kernel releases.
PCLinuxOS comes with many flavors, but the default is actually KDE. The developers also make a few other versions, like KDE MiniMe, LXDE, or FullMonty, but this is the main one downloaded by most users.
The distribution actually follows a rolling release model, which means that new major features and other changes are introduced regularly through the update channel. Every month, the download ISOs are regenerated with the new update, but if you already have the operating system installed you only have to update it regularly.
KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numberous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different frameworks adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews, for a full list see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version and support has been added for AppStream files.
When we were building towards 5.0, we made the choice to focus all the effort on the core, and not release plasma-addons. It would have been simply too much work and quality of the core would have suffered.
The intention was to start bringing them back from 5.1, which will be in approximately 2 months from now.
The amount of stuff in plasma addons is huge.
Oracle Solaris, one of the most widely deployed UNIX operating systems, which delivers critical cloud infrastructure with built-in virtualization, simplified software lifecycle management, cloud scale data management, and advanced protection for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, has finally reached version 11.2.
China seems to be on a mission to isolate itself from the world, at least in terms of technology. After banning Windows 8 on government PCs and raiding several of Microsoft's offices in China as part of an anti-trust investigation, Chinese officials have now prohibited to purchase of several Apple products for government use.
Reportedly, the list of banned Apple products include the iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and half a dozen other items, all of which were left off of a final government procurement list distributed in July. Interestingly, they appeared on the same list in draft form just a month ago. It's no surprise really, when you consider the Chinese state media already declared the iPhone a "threat to national security."
Look…let’s face this together. Dating can suck.
When you’re young, it’s an adventure. One has relatively little baggage, the emotional scars are few and you haven’t even begun to think about dating’s therapeutic value yet. In other words, the dating world is your oyster.
Then you find yourself at midlife, when you’ve accumulated a large pool of of crises. You know, stuff like that divorce or two under your belt, some strong political or religious beliefs that are deeply ingrained and…oh yeah…that messy conviction for hacking that’s still on your record. These are things that tend to narrow down the potential list of candidates for life-long bliss.
Today in Linux news, Softpedia is reporting that Ubuntu is the fasting growing operating system in India. Tarus Balog says it seems like "the ideal of open source software" is dead. Linux.com has the top 10 Open Source software titles that rock the Web and Dmitry Kaglik says Zorin OS has stopped him from "distro hopping."