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|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||19/02/2015 - 1:40am|
|Story||Azure Gtk Is a New Linux Theme That Respects Google's Material Design||Roy Schestowitz||19/02/2015 - 1:32am|
|Story||Critical 0-days in open source? The problem isn't code, it's CASH||Roy Schestowitz||19/02/2015 - 1:27am|
|Story||Dronecode: Taking the Internet of Things to the Skies||Roy Schestowitz||19/02/2015 - 12:32am|
|Story||Systemd Gets An Fsck Daemon/Service||Roy Schestowitz||19/02/2015 - 12:11am|
|Story||Raspberry Pi Sells Over 5 Million Units to Date||Roy Schestowitz||18/02/2015 - 11:54pm|
|Story||Korora Comes Bursting With Extras||Rianne Schestowitz||18/02/2015 - 10:12pm|
|Story||Symple Introduces the $89 Planet Friendly Ubuntu Linux Web Workstation||symplepc||18/02/2015 - 10:08pm|
|Story||Sony taps Linux robot car tech for self-driving car project||Rianne Schestowitz||18/02/2015 - 10:07pm|
|Story||New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale on February 19, Starting 9 AM CET||Rianne Schestowitz||18/02/2015 - 9:56pm|
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the tech world is a loathsome hotbed of rapacious venture capitalists, airheaded trend-riders, and publicity hounds. That’s the image presented by much of the tech press, which prizes stories about the Montgomery Burnses of the tech world over ones about its more idealistic denizens.
The best software, whether it’s operating systems or anything else, is predictable. You read the documentation, or explore the interface, and you can make a logical prediction that “when I do action X, the result will be Y.” grep and cat are perfect examples of this.
Aaeon’s “EPIC-BDU7″ SBC uses Intel’s 5th Gen Core processors, and offers multiple graphics, GbE, USB, and SATA ports, plus mini-PCIe and PCI-104 expansion.
Aaeon’s EPIC-BDU7 single board computer uses the same old-school EPIC form factor adopted by its Atom-based EPC-CV1 board, but instead loads up with Intel’s brand new 5th Generation Core processors using the 14nm “Broadwell” architecture. Aaeon typically supports Linux on its SBCs, and although no OS support was listed, Linux should run on this board with no problem.
Despite criticisms such as it having a "cryptic syntax," the Perl language has remained prominent in language popularity assessments, even if popularity has declined and a planned upgrade has been slow to appear. Designed by Larry Wall, the scripting language is suited for tasks ranging from quick prototyping to Web programming and system management tasks, and it's part of the prominent LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL Perl/PHP/Python) open source stack. At the recent FOSDEM conference in Brussels, Wall revealed intentions to have the long-awaited Perl 6 release out in a beta version in September and generally available by December. Wall answered some questions from InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill via email about what's planned for the language and responded to criticisms.
X.Org members will soon be voting on whether the X.Org Foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 state and become a project of SPI.
Traditionally thought of as intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), or kinetic action platforms, unmanned systems are now filling roles such as command and control communications, meteorological survey, and resupply, and explosive ordnance disposal platforms. Historically, these platforms have been developed and fielded as standalone systems built by different vendors with unique and often proprietary payloads, control mechanisms and data formats. But this process has created limitations on interoperability and increased costs, leading the DoD to look at other, more viable options, including commercially supported open source middleware.
I've looked at specialty distributions that were created for engineers and biologists in previous articles, but these aren't the only scientific disciplines that have their own distributions. So in this article, I introduce a distribution created specifically for astronomers, called Distro Astro. This distribution bundles together astronomy software to help users with tasks like running observatories or planetariums, doing professional research or outreach.
From the very first moment of booting up Distro Astro, you will notice that this distribution is aimed at astronomers. The look and feel of items, from the boot splash screen to wallpapers and screensavers, have all been given an astronomical theme. Even the default wallpaper is a slideshow of Hubble images.
Jahia is getting a $22.5 million cash infusion from Invus, a New York City-based investment firm, the Geneva, Switzerland-based open source content management system (CMS) vendor announced today.
The privacy differential - why don't more non-US and open source firms use the NSA as marketing collateral?Submitted by Roy Schestowitz on Thursday 12th of February 2015 08:18:10 PM Filed under
The shockwaves generated by Edward Snowden's revelations of the close collaboration between US tech giants such as Microsoft and Apple and the NSA are still reverberating through the industry. Those disclosures, together with related ones such as the involvement of the NSA in industrial espionage, as well as the asymmetric nature of US law when it comes to gathering data from foreign individuals, present something of an open goal for non-US technology companies - or so one might have thought.
On the face of it, then, it is surprising that non-US technology firms and others that can distance themselves from the US law are not proclaiming this fact more loudly. After all, there must be a considerable number of organisations that would dearly love to locate their data as far away from the attentions of the NSA as possible.
Linux Kernel 3.18 is still used in numerous distributions of GNU/Linux, despite that fact that Linus Torvalds announced the final release of Linux 3.19 kernel on February 8, 2015, so it is time to update it to version 3.18.7, which was announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman a few hours ago, on February 11.
AOpen’s rugged “MEP320″ media player and signage device runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1GHz Freescale i.MX Quad, and offers a thin profile and dual HDMI ports.
Taiwanese OEM vendor AOpen has long been making Linux-ready mini-PCs such as its circa-2010 Intel Core-based MP57. Now, it’s introducing a rugged AOpen Media Engine MEP320 Android media player for digital signage based on an ARM platform. Its other current signage players run Windows on Intel processors.