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|Story||Leftovers: OSS||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 3:55pm|
|Story||Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 1:58pm|
|Story||Plasma Mobile, a Free Mobile Platform||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 11:54am|
|Story||The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 9:16am|
|Story||Ubuntu Phone is shipping, but it appears the software isn’t ready||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 9:07am|
|Story||Leftovers: Ubuntu||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 9:05am|
|Story||GNOME News Promises to Be an Unbelievable Feed Reader for GNOME 3.18 - Video||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 9:05am|
|Story||Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Bring Telephony Improvements, Wi-Fi Hotspot, APN Editor||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 9:01am|
|Story||Leftovers: OSS||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 8:59am|
|Story||FreeBSD 10.2 Gets Ready for Production Use, Release Candidate 1 Out for Testing||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2015 - 8:59am|
Chinese technology giant Huawei has frequently been the subject of suspicion and sanction, particularly in the United States. But it’s also a company that produces key pieces of technology infrastructure, and an active contributor to various international open source initiatives. This week, at OSCON in Portland, Huawei announced the release of a new open source project, Astro. Astro tightly integrates the database capabilities of Apache HBase with the online query and analytics power of Apache Spark, potentially bringing Spark-powered data science a step closer to the huge structured data stores locked up inside many global enterprises.
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Peter Semmelhack for designing open source tools that empower the next generation of innovators.
Growing a project means eventually having to change a culture, and making a culture where people are already happy change is a challenge. Harvard Business School professor John P. Kotter has developed a set of eight steps for change and transforming an organization with it. Peters recommended a subset of these for growth of open source projects.
Open source culture—in theory and largely in practice—is about as meritocratic as can be. Yet it's also nearly as dominated by white males as can be. Why is that? It's a question worth asking, especially in the wake of the Washington Post's observations a few days ago regarding Silicon Valley's "diversity problem."
Adobe Flash has been both a gift and a curse wrapped up in the same package. It's a sluggish, often insecure and horribly bloated way to watch a video and play games on your computer. For years, Flash for Linux users was even worse: audio was out of sync with the video and you needed a special wrapper to play Flash videos on 64-bit Linux distributions. Even though things have gotten better in terms of compatibility, security still remains poor.
The Remix Mini, which is expected to ship in October, is Jide Tech’s second Android device launched on Kickstarter, following an 11.6-inch Remix Ultratablet running its Remix OS version of Android on an Nvidia Tegra 4. The China-based Jide Tech, which was started by three ex Google staffers, had some trouble with distribution, but it appears that the funders have finally received their tablets, according to Android Police. The story suggests that the higher new worldwide shipping fees, which now range from a $15 to $30, are designed to ensure that users can get their Minis in a more timely fashion.
I never thought I needed an iPhone, until I did — until all my friends had them and I listened to music all day, every day, everywhere. But that was three years ago, and now I'm thoroughly bored and almost stifled by Apple smartphones. After about a month of owning my iPhone 6, I found myself loathing iOS's lack of freedom, limiting hardware and software, and boring ecosystem. Here's why my next smartphone will run Android.
Some very keen eyes from the Linux community noticed that the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition was no longer available for purchase. Being just a community with no available information, the rumors quickly got out of hand, but it turns out that Dell is just making some changes. Sure, they could have handled this situation a lot better and informed the users about their plans before implementing them, but that didn't happen.
All the way back to Fedora 13 has been work on supporting Btrfs system snapshots / rollbacks using this Linux next-generation file-system's CoW snapshot abilities. Those abilities were tied into a Yum plug-in for making a Btrfs snapshot whenever a Yum transaction would take place. Another alternative for Btrfs system snapshots on Fedora is by using Snapper.
This version features a new LTS Kernel 3.18.16 which delivers better and more modern hardware support. We also did the biggest update in the graphicsstack since Neptune 4.0 by upgrading to XServer 1.17 and Mesa 10.5.8. This brings in support for modern graphiccards and better 3D performance. Old chips like voodoo or sis however aren't supported anymore. We updated the Hplip driver to support newer hp printers.
Which route you take to Chrome OS depends on your needs. If you’re looking for Pure Chrome OS, you’ll want to go with Chromium OS. If you’re looking for a nearly-identical Chrome OS experience, with an additional boost from the Linux desktop, go with Solus. If you want the best of both worlds, give Chromixium a try.
Meizu and Canonical chose to bring the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe in a different way.
Last month, Canonical and Meizu announced the most advanced Ubuntu smartphone yet with the Meizu MX4 "Ubuntu Edition." The device was only available through invitations, but now everyone within the EU borders can purchase it for only 299 euro. The Meizu MX4 is the third commercially available Ubuntu phone, and although it's not as powerful as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6, it comes with relatively good specs for less than half the price of other flagships.
While Android and iOS users have long taken device/shell rotation support for granted, with Ubuntu Phone OTA-5 there will finally be complete shell rotation support. The Ubuntu Phone side-bar buttons will finally be usable in landscape mode, gestures under rotation will now be routed correctly, and there's support for limiting apps to certain orientations.
Many FTBFS have been fixed in the PPA, and other bugs have been filed upstream and in Debian. There's still about 219 packages that FTBFS and haven't been fixed yet, so we're in the long tail. All help is of course appreciated!
Some tablet deals can't wait for Tuesday, so I hereby give you Tablet Monday...
Ending Friday, and while supplies last, Staples has the refurbished NuVision TM1318 13.3-inch Android tablet for $109.99 shipped (plus tax). It's available in your choice of black, blue or pink, and it comes with a matching carrying case/stand and a Bluetooth keyboard.
We reported a few days ago on a very interesting and awesome fact about the creator of the Linux kernel, Mr. Linus Torvalds, who apparently loves to go Zero-G in a T-33 fighter jet aircraft to relax in between kernel pulls, besides scuba diving.
Another Sunday, another Linux kernel release is available for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds a few minutes ago. The third Release Candidate version of the forthcoming Linux 4.2 kernel series is now ready for download.
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has launched The Census Project.
Linux is an attractive platform for professional audio production. It is an extremely stable operating system that has good support for audio hardware. Using a Linux machine as the focus of your recording setup opens a world of possibilities for an affordable price.
Software that creates music can often be expensive. The heavyweight Cubase, Apple LogicPro, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, and Sony ACID Pro are all impressive software music production environments. Unfortunately, they cost hundreds of dollars and are released under a proprietary software license. Fortunately, there is a good range of open source software that lets you produce professional quality recordings.
Ken was even experimenting with ways for Fiber to potentially remove the address bar from his browser, but those experiments haven't panned out and instead will be complemented by many browser extensions. The design of Fiber are many extensions: everything down to basic navigational elements and bookmark handling will be through extensions.
This confirms Megatotoro's finding: Pisi Linux is alive!
Packages for Fedora 21 are available in updates-testing, RPMs and .debs can be found on the main Gluster download site.
This is a bugfix release. The Release Notes for 3.5.0, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.5.3 and 3.5.4 contain a listing of all the new features that were added and bugs fixed in the GlusterFS 3.5 stable release.
Mostly Fedora has a plenty amazing services, but right now we suffering from a lack of integration to the desktop back and forth (between users – devs, and our infra and services between them) , and this doesn’t serving us well as I see. But Fedora .Next doesn’t stopped, it’s rolling like a thunder, and Mizmo Hub design can be our critical piece of the puzzle…
Canonical Ltd., the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first UbuContest today! We are excited to bring you an engaging, enlightening, community-organised competition, where the Ubuntu community brings forward innovative, creative and incredible apps, scopes and ideas for the converging Ubuntu world of the future. Contestants from all over the world will have until September 18, 2015 to build and publish their apps and scopes using the Ubuntu SDK and Ubuntu platform, starting today.
Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, the UbuContest 2015 team, as well as the Ubucon Germany 2015 team are proud to announce the first UbuContest event.
Reach Technology, Inc. a leader in Linux Touchscreen Display Modules, today launched a new 7″ Standard Resistive Display Module (Model: G2H2-7R) to help engineers add user interfaces that look like an iPad® or iPhone® (scrolling, sliding, transparencies, 3D graphics, and animations) to their medical or industrial products
Talking with deraadt and millert, however, I wasn’t quite alone. There were some concerns that sudo was too big, running too much code in a privileged process. And there was also pressure to enable even more options, because the feature set shipped in base wasn’t big enough. Hurray, tension. It wasn’t the problem I was trying to solve, but it was an opening from which to launch my diabolical plan.
Celestian Tales: Old North was sent in by the publisher Digital Tribe Games, and I'm pretty impressed by what I'm seeing from this JRPG game.
Should you be using a Radeon graphics card with the AMD Catalyst Linux driver and are disappointed by the poor performance, there is a very easy workaround for gaining much better performance under Linux... In some cases a simple tweak will yield around 40% better performance!