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|Story||Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued||Roy Schestowitz||20/04/2015 - 8:58am|
|Story||The future of Audacity, interview with the team||Roy Schestowitz||20/04/2015 - 8:52am|
|Story||Fedora Linux Developers Ask Users to Decide the Instant Messaging Integration into the Desktop||Rianne Schestowitz||20/04/2015 - 1:31am|
|Story||GNOME Builder 3.16's Second Point Release Brings More Improvements||Rianne Schestowitz||20/04/2015 - 1:25am|
|Story||Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015||Rianne Schestowitz||20/04/2015 - 1:09am|
|Story||OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch to Get MultiROM Manager Support||Rianne Schestowitz||20/04/2015 - 12:56am|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 10:34pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 10:33pm|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 10:26pm|
|Story||ChromeOS 42.0.2311.87 (Official Build) (64-bit) – A brief look||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 10:07pm|
Version 3.0 of SuperX can be downloaded as a 1.6GB ISO file. There are two builds available, one for 32-bit and another for 64-bit machines. Booting from the live media brings up the KDE desktop environment. The desktop's wallpaper is soft blue. On the desktop we find a single icon for launching the distribution's system installer. At the bottom of the screen we find the application menu, task switcher and system tray. Clicking the application menu button brings up a full screen application menu with large, colourful icons. I want to talk about the application menu more, but first let's briefly talk about SuperX's system installer.
Gnome 3.16 was released recently and I considered it to be one of the best Gnome releases ever. A few weeks ago we did an extremely popular story on some of the best distros which offer great Plasma experience. So I decided to check out which distros offer a similar kind of Gnome experience.
I have been using Gnome 3.16 on several machines and I am extremely impressed with the improvements, though I think there is still a lot to be improved. From among all the distros that I used, I picked those that offered the best Gnome experience out of the box.
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop.
The latest edition, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2), code-named Betsy, was released on April 10 (2015). Upgrading from LMDE 1 to 2 is not yet supported, but that should change soon. If you’re using Linux Mint 17, do not attempt to upgrade because the distributions are not compatible.
Installation images for the Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments were made available for download. This article offers a very cursory review of LMDE 2 Cinnamon.
"Open source was a key requirement of the PARCC non-summative assessment tools delivery system because it allows us to more easily integrate the platform with other partners and opportunities in the future, as well as leverage the collective open source community contributions to the platform development," said Jeff Cuff, director of technology at Parcc Inc., the nonprofit organization that manages the assessment system on behalf of the PARCC states, in a prepared statement. "Even more importantly, it is a highly economical approach for the states participating in the consortium, providing significant savings for maintenance compared to other options."
Ask any casual Linux enthusiast whether Linux is easy to use and they'll tell you once installed, it's very simple to navigate. The problem with the Linux desktop in 2015 isn't how easy the desktop environment(s) are to work with, but whether the applications provided are easy enough for the average user at a workstation.
After being in development for years, KDBUS has been called for integration into the Linux 4.1 kernel by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
KDBUS is effectively D-Bus in the Linux kernel for high-performance and secure IPC with the kernel. KDBUS has been especially sought after by systemd developers, is being used for new Linux sandboxing of apps, and PulseAudio will likely end up using it for data transmission, among many other potential use-cases.
3DRobotics today announced its first Linux-based drone, a Solo quadcopter touted as the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to support full control of GoPro cameras and deliver live-streaming HD video to mobile devices. The ground controller, as well as the drone's Pixhawk 2 autopilot, integrates a 1GHz Cortex-A9 computer running Linux. The Solo is available for pre-sale at $1,000, or $1,400 with a GoPro gimbal, with units shipping via 2,000 locations starting May 29.
GNU Linux-libre is a project to maintain and publish 100% Free distributions of Linux, suitable for use in Free System Distributions, removing software that is included without source code, with obfuscated or obscured source code, under non-Free Software licenses, that do not permit you to change the software so that it does what you wish, and that induces or requires you to install additional pieces of non-Free Software.
Our releases can be easily adopted by 100% Free GNU/Linux distros, as well as by their users, by distros that want to enable their users to choose freedom, and by users of those that don't.
RDO is a version of OpenStack designed for use on CentOS, a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Actually, "based on" is a bit of a stretch, because CentOS is basically the RHEL source code recompiled by third parties—which is totally legal and kosher with Red Hat, of course, since the source is open. The only difference between CentOS and RHEL is that the former comes with no enterprise-class support or ecosystem integration.
For the concluding part of may talk, I explored how this open source methodology manifested itself in the world of open publishing. The fact that it is net-based is hugely important, because it means that the barrier to publishing has been lowered almost to the point of disappearing. That matters, because as A. J. Liebling famously said: "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one". Today, thanks to the Internet, we have all the advantages of owning a press without any of the massive costs or organisational issues.
This weekend has been a little slower than usual for work, so I have a little more time to do a review. Several weeks ago, I downloaded the latest version of Sabayon and kept it for a time (as now) when I'd be free to do a review. Moreover, looking through the archives of this blog, I realized that it's been almost 3 years since I've looked at Sabayon, so a fresh review is long overdue.
There has been something very surprising about the levels of interest I’ve seen with the S6 and S6 Edge, namely that the interest seems to be focused now, as the phone goes on sale, on the S6 instead of the Edge.
This is the reverse of what I noticed when I published my initial hands-on reviews of the device from a pre-brief held in London ahead of their launch at Mobile World Congress. And indeed, I was at MWC – I was a guest of Samsung, covering the show for one of my British publishers – and the buzz there was all about the Edge.
This model of federation is criticized by many new users who land on GNU social having had the experience of socialization of Twitter and Facebook. They label this difference “federation issues” and complain that conversations they participate in only show messages from the person that they themselves follow or other people in their node. The solution is as technically simple to implement as it is dangerous.
What such a request would do, in reality, is break the federation of content based on implicit contracts and open the doors to the aggregation of everything, everywhere, breaking any chain of trust. That is, it would remove the basis for allowing the nodes to create spaces for real conversation. By breaking this model of federating content, we would be importing the social model of the great centralizers, the Facebook-Twitter model, into the spaces and networks that we built on the basis of tools like GNU social, Diaspora, Friendica, etc.
A short time after branching GCC 5 and initiating GCC 6.0 development, the first GCC 5.1 Release Candidate has surfaced in marking the big GCC 5.
GCC 5 is to be the first release under the GNU Compiler Collect's new versioning scheme. The new versioning scheme is outlined on the GCC develop page. Right now the code is at GCC 5.0.0 for the GCC 5 branch but it will become GCC 5.0.1 when in the pre-release state and GCC 5.1.0 will be the first release from the GCC 5 branch, GCC 5.2.0 will be the second release from the GCC 5 branch, etc.
Soon after my daughter was born, I became increasingly concerned about sharing her pictures in Facebook. I’d usually post one picture of her, and see it quickly reshared by family and friend. Yes, it was flattering, but with privacy concerns growing daily, it left an uneasy feeling.
Valve is now offering its entire catalogue of games to the Mesa developers in order to reward them for the work they've put into this open source project.
Valve are giving away their games for free again, and this time it has been extended to include developers of the Mesa project.
Google’s Nexus 6 Android 5.1 Lollipop update has been rolling out slowly for several weeks and we’re finally starting to see Google make a big push with the roll out. We’ve shared how to install the latest software, gave it an initial look and tested performance, and now we’re sharing additional details in our Nexus 6 Android 5.1 Lollipop update review.
The days when iOS had all the fun are over - these Android games are as good as any you'll find round Apple's way
Google has been experimenting with Android Wear so that Android smartwatch owners could use them with their iPhones. Apple, of course, would have to allow it in the Apple Store.
We're not exactly sure where the little green robot that's become the staple of Android's branding originated. But apparently it just started to "show up" all over Android's apps.
"So the robot [is] starting to show up," one person who worked on the Android team in its early days told Business Insider. "Some engineer, somebody created it. I don’t even know who. And then they probably showed it to Andy [Rubin], and he said 'that’s cool,' and he took that robot and he open sourced it."
Samsung’s latest Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4 — Android 5.0.1 — doesn’t just bring some crucial bug fixes, but also a proper mute mode that’s been missing from Android since Lollipop made its public debut last fall.
Sony Xperia Z Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: How to Install CyanogenMod [Unofficial] CM12.1 Custom ROM [Guide]
Prolific software programmers of XDA Developers Forum have released the latest CyanogenMod CM12.1 series custom ROM to the Sony's 2013 flagship smartphone Xperia Z1 (aka Yuga) model.
I must confess that, at first, I did not like the idea of taking a phone out when I am jogging. However, I like to listen to music while on the street. Moreover, there are apps that can actually motivate you to keep going. For Android, my favorite is RunKeeper. For Firefox OS, Run-Bike-Hike is my app of choice.
OnePlus One Android 5.0 Lollipop update: roll-out soon after CyanogenMod 12S finally gets certification
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has now confirmed that the eagerly anticipated CyanogenMod 12S update for the OnePlus One smartphone has received certification and will be rolled out within a few days.
While last month HTC reportedly started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop OS to HTC One handsets in India, the Taiwanese tech firm is now reportedly rolling out the update to the HTC One (E8), Desire Eye, and Butterfly S.
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced the arrest of a 25-year-old, believed to be the creator of a particularly harmful strain of Android money-stealing malware, known as Svpeng, that had infected as many as 350,000 Google devices last year. Four other suspects thought to be members of the cybercriminal gang, who were said to have a penchant for Nazi iconography, were also detained.