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The November 2013 edition of the Green500 List has be released, just two days after the TOP500 List.
Unlike the TOP500 List, which lists 500 of the worlds fastest supercomputers, the Green500 List lists the most energy-efficient supercomputers that made the TOP500 List. So for the Green500, it’s not about how fast, but how energy-efficient. That’s why China’s Tianhe-2, which topped the November 2013 TOP500 List, did not even make the top 10 of the Green500 List for the same month. Rather, it ranked number 41.
OpenMandriva has put out their Lx 2013.0 release for those still hoping to relive the glorious Mandrake and Mandriva days.
The second development version towards the GVFS 1.20 application for the upcoming and highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment, has been released for testing a few days ago, introducing several important features, improvements, cleanups, translations, and bugfixes.
Various areas have been covered in this new development release of GVFS, the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop environment, designed to allow users to easily access remote data via FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV, as well as local data via MTP, OBEX, or Udev integration, including SFTP, SMB, AFP, archive, trash, recent, and daemon.
The Android market is awash with tablets. Whether it's higher end devices like Samsung's Note line, cheap and cheerful offerings based on Nvidia's Tegra, or kid-friendly slates like Polaroid's 'Kids Tablet,' there is literally something for everyone, and it seems that Nintendo is keen to throw its hat in the ring.
Intermec unveiled a rugged, Android-ready handheld computer designed for field service applications. The CN51 is equipped with a 1.5GHz, dual-core TI OMAP4 SoC, a 4-inch, 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, IP64-rated sealing, 12-hour plus battery, and options including 1D and 2D barcode scanners, keypads, GLONASS-ready GPS, cellular, and a 5-megapixel camera.
These days, digital music and videos are more popular than ever. According to a Pew Report released just last month, "54 percent of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites." Another study found that 78 percent of adult Internet users download or watch videos. Music industry group IFPI has reported that 62 percent of Internet users legally listen to or download digital music, and the industry made $5.6 billion off digital music in 2012. That's a 9 percent increase from the year before, and it accounts for 34 percent of all record industry revenues.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few hours ago, November 20, that the first maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The maker of the freely available open-source Firefox browser continues to benefit from its Google partnership.
Linus Torvalds has closed Linux 3.13 merge window two days early by releasing the Linux 3.13-rc1 on Friday instead of the usual Sunday release cycle.
The Stir Kinetic Desk promises to be a piece of office equipment for the modern age of sensors, the quantified self, and lots of trans fat. On the other hand, its sticker price may shock you into rigor mortis before obesity will. Check out our hands-on.
While it's generally better not to judge too quickly, I think it's reasonable that people are holding SourceForge to account for some of their decisions. People who download open source software do not expect to get other applications bundled with them.
Really Simple Software has begun accepting pre-orders for the second generation of its Linux-powered networked DVR. The new model, known as “Simple.TV by SiliconDust” and priced at $250, adds a second TV tuner and is expected to ship by the end of the year, by which time Android and iOS apps for both generations of the product will be available for free download.
Marco Fioretti answers a TechRepublic member's questions about charging fees for software that's made available under the GNU GPL License version 2 or 3.
GNU daddy Richard Stallman seems to have found an old To-Do list behind the sofa, because he's posted a message on the GNU forums reviving an old ambition for the venerable EMacs text editor.