|Story||Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 6:50pm|
|Story||Samsung and Intel Stay Committed to Chromebooks||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 6:49pm|
|Story||The Inherent Dishonesty Inside Open Source||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 6:44pm|
|Story||Xposed Framework won’t arrive on Android Lollipop for months, if at all||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 6:29pm|
|Story||The Companies That Support Linux: DataCentred||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 6:16pm|
|Story||Debian 7.7 Is Out with Security Fixes||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 6:09pm|
|Story||"Fork Debian" Project Aims to Put Pressure on Debian Community and Systemd Adoption||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 1:39pm|
|Story||UNITY PRIVACY INDICATOR 0.4 RELEASED WITH NEW PRIVACY SETTINGS||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 1:34pm|
|Story||Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 1:30pm|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2014 - 1:24pm|
The ability to bookmark drives or other locations in the file manager should be something standard. Surprisingly, it's not a feature that's present everywhere and it lacks flexibility. Let's take the example of Ubuntu, which is used as the base of Linux Mint. Users can make bookmarks, even if it's a Samba directory, but they can't move them. This can be annoying, if you really want the power to change everything you want.
Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but it doesn't use the same file manager. In Ubuntu it's Nautilus (Files) from the GNOME project, but on Linux Mint it's Nemo. The two are very different and they provide various options for their users.
At the time of writing each operating system in my trial has been up and running for a few days. About once a week I will update each system and take note of what does or does not work. At the moment I plan to focus on whether each system is still able to boot after an update, whether I will be able to login to a graphical desktop and browse the web using Firefox and edit documents using LibreOffice. I am open to suggestions as to other tests readers may want me to perform. During this trial I will be posting observations on events as they happen on my Twitter feed as regular updates seem appropriate for a trial involving rolling-release distributions. I will also post updates on the experience here on weeks when something of significance happens.
Using open source software allows Croatia to connect its e-government services, making disparate systems interoperable. Free software gives the country's Central Registry of Affiliates, which provides technical support for supplementary (second pillar) pensions, the means to tie its e-certificate system to the national ID service. "It shows that free and open source solutions can be combined with less open ICT systems", says Darko Topolko, director at Ultima, a Croatian ICT service provider.
Amrita University is conducting a two-day conference starting October 17 on open source computer operating system, Debian.
The conference to be held on Amritapuri campus is named ‘Debutsav’14.’ The event starts with a keynote address by Krishnakant Mane of IIT Bombay and the Director of Digital Freedom Foundation on the importance of open source software and how students can gain from it.
I own three Raspberry Pi's (two B's and one B+) and many people I know also own one or more Pis. All those Pi add up and now the Raspberry Pi Foundation says that it has sold 3.8 million units.
That's a whole lot of Pi.
The Raspberry Pi was never supposed to be a massive volume seller. It was supposed to be a teaching and educational tool to help get kids (and adults) interested in development and maker culture.
Today's tiptoe through the headlines revealed a rolling release round-up in this week's Distrowatch Weekly. Sean M. Kerner touches on the highlights of CAINE Linux and Bruce Byfield asks if GNOME can make a comeback. ChromeOS has been said to have dissed Linux users and several other Linux tidbits are featured in tonight's Linux news watch.
The Scientific Linux community is finally out with the official release of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 re-spin.
After months of development releases and trailing Oracle Linux, CentOS, and other RHEL derivatives, Scientific Linux 7.0 is officially out. Its kernel and other packages are built from the same sources as upstream RHEL 7.0.
More details on Scientific Linux 7.0 can be found via the release notes. Coming up soon on Phoronix will be a fresh EL 7.0 distribution comparison.
It’s been over 3 years since the last feature release is out on the
street. During that time, many new features were added and many bugs were fixed.
The team has decided it’s time to get on the
path to another stable release.
KMyMoney 4.7.0 is now available for download. It is KMyMoney 4.8 Beta
1, only suitable for advanced users willing to help us stabilize and
iron out the upcoming stable version.
I definitely think that open source technologies are what made my self-education of development possible. I think that being able to experiment with open source projects and libraries as a young student was crucial for me in becoming who I am today. Without that exposure, or that access to the development world, I probably would have given up out of frustration thinking the barrier-to-entry was too high or over my head! I'm grateful that I was able to discover the open source world.
There is no shortage of Linux distributions to serve specific markets and use cases. In the security market, a number of Linux distributions are widely used, including Kali Linux, which is popular with security penetration testers. There's also CAINE Linux, which is focused on another area of security. CAINE, an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, is a Linux distribution for forensic investigators. Instead of penetration testing tools, CAINE is loaded with applications and tools to help investigators find the clues and data points that are required for computer security forensics. Among the tools included in CAINE are memory, database and network analysis applications. CAINE is built on top of the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 distribution that was released in April. Rather than use the Ubuntu Unity desktop environment, CAINE uses the MATE desktop. The CAINE 6.0 "Dark Matter" operating system was first released on Oct. 7 and includes new and updated applications to help forensics investigators. CAINE can be run as a live image from a CD or USB memory stick and can also be installed onto a user's hard drive. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of CAINE 6.
Vision Components has launched two Linux-based, smart machine vision cameras and a COM built around a Xilinx Zynq SoC, each supporting up to 4.2MP video.
Over the last decade, smart cameras for machine vision have been transitioning from DSPs to systems that combine DSPs or FPGAs with ARM or x86 processors running Linux. The latest to join the Linux camp is Ettlingen, Germany based machine vision manufacturer Vision Components, which with its latest “VC Z” cameras has switched from a DSP-based system to a tuxified ARM/FPGA combo. Thanks to the Xilinx Zynq, the company was able to accomplish this with a single system-on-chip. The VC Z is available in a VCSBC nano Z computer-on-module, which also appears to act as the foundation for the new VC nano Z and VC pro Z cameras.
Similarly, "there is no answer better than, 'any distro that works for you, has more than two users and has good information and forums online,'" suggested Google+ blogger Gonzalo Velasco C.
For fans of free and open source software, "the present year has been one of philosophical questioning about the future of GNU/Linux, freedom of choice and 'market' share," he pointed out. "So, the answers will reflect this."
- Microsoft's Disdain for Women Steals the Show at a Women's Event
- SCOTUS May Soon Put an End to the 'Copyrights on APIs' Question While Proprietary Giants Continue to Harass Android/Linux in Every Way Conceivable
- Patent Lawsuits Almost Halved After SCOTUS Ruling on 'Abstract' Software Patents
- Links 13/10/2014: ChromeOS and EXT, Debian Resists Systemd Domination
- Links 12/10/2014: Blackphone Tablet, Sony's Firefox OS Port
- Links 9/10/2014: Free Software in Germany, Lenovo Tablets With Android
- Links 8/10/2014: A Lot of Linux+AMD News, New ROSA Desktop Is Out
The Radeon R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card is the first GCN 1.2 GPU and was launched last month. Right now I happen to be working on a Linux review of the R9 285 with Catalyst. It turns out though that there isn't open-source driver support for the R9 285 in the current open-source Radeon driver. Rather, AMD is using this GCN 1.2 GPU as the starting point for the new AMDGPU Linux driver stack.
In 2006, Amazon was an e-commerce site building out its own IT infrastructure in order to sell more books. Now, AWS and EC2 are well-known acronyms to system administrators and developers across the globe looking to the public cloud to build and deploy web-scale applications. But how exactly did a book seller become a large cloud vendor?
Amazon's web services business was devised in order to cut data center costs – a feat accomplished largely through the use of Linux and open source software, said Chris Schlaeger, director of kernel and operating systems at Amazon Web Services in his keynote talk at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe today in Dusseldorf.