|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 11:01pm|
|Story||SK Telecom to Open a New “Do-it-yourself” Era in Network Equipment||Roy Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 10:33pm|
|Story||After the Fork: Financing Open Source Software||Roy Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 10:13pm|
|Story||Android Wear 'to dominate Apple Watch'||Roy Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 10:04pm|
|Story||Release of KDE Frameworks 5.2.0||Rianne Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 8:35pm|
|Story||Intel Core i7 5960X CPU Core Scaling Under Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 8:30pm|
|Story||SystemRescueCd 4.3.1 Is a Powerful and Easy to Use Recovery OS||Roy Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 8:29pm|
|Story||Meizu Confirms MX4 Ubuntu Touch Release for December 2014||Rianne Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 8:20pm|
|Story||NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Support On Nouveau Still Requires More Work||Rianne Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 7:57pm|
|Story||RadeonSI Gallium3D-Nine Can Beat AMD Catalyst With Some Wine Tests||Rianne Schestowitz||14/09/2014 - 7:23pm|
There is, apparently, a big demand for commercially available encrypted smartphones perhaps impervious to the data demands of spy agencies and cyber criminals worldwide.
Indeed, Toby Weir-Jones says sales of his new ultra-encrypted smartphone, called the Blackphone, are flying off the shelves since it began officially shipping in June.
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Some sources rate us as the largest FOSS community. This can be seen as success. This achievement can have hidden dangers, however. When Catmull ran into trouble, in spite of his 'open door' management style, he found that the good stuff was hiding the bad stuff.... When downsides coexist with upsides, as they often do, people are reluctant to explore what's bugging them for fear of being labeled complainers.[p. 63] This is really dangerous. Those downsides are poison, and they must be exposed to the light, dealt with, fixed, or they will destroy a community or a part of a community. On the upside, the KDE community created the Community Working Group (CWG), and empowered us to do our job properly. On the downside, often people hide their misgivings, their irritations, their fears, until they explode. Not only does such an explosion shock the people surrounding the damage, but it shocks the person exploding as well. And afterwards, the most we can do is often damage control, rather than helping the team grow healthier, and find more creative ways to deal with those downsides.
A init process starts serially i.e., one task starts only after the last task startup was successful and it was loaded in the memory. This often resulted into delayed and long booting time. However, systemd was not designed for speed but for getting the things done neatly which in turns avoid all the UN-necessary delay.
Cumulus Networks, which develops Cumulus Linux, describes its product as "the industry's first, full-featured Linux operating system for networking hardware." That's a debatable claim, mostly because "full-featured" is a term that may be interpreted in myriad ways, and because Linux-based operating systems tailored for networking hardware have been around in various forms for decades. But with a focus on hardware-agnosticism and a commitment to supporting a broad range of applications, all while maintaining a Debian Linux-based platform that is not watered-down to the bare essentials, Cumulus is doing some new things in an old niche.
There's a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet.
Believe it or not, my dear Linux friends, a lot of IT pros still believe they need Windows servers. They have this goofy idea that Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, Windows Server, SQL Server, and all the other members of the lardy malware vector family are the only proper business backends. They have this funny notion that Microsoft servers are easier to run. I must refute this odd notion with reality: they are not. They are expensive, troublesome, less-capable, and pointy-clicky does not equal easier to use, nor does it negate having to possess actual skills and knowledge.
The most popular questions posed to Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett during his Reddit AMA this week related to kernel hacking and hardware issues. But Garrett, a senior security engineer at Nebula, answered frankly on a variety of subjects that ranged from technical issues in the kernel, to his workstation setup, to how to kill fruit flies and why he likes the movie Hackers. Here is a digest of some of the more kernel-related questions and answers (plus a fruit fly question, for more flavor.)
Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering.
Imagination unveiled its I-Class Warrior processor featuring a new family of 64-bit MIPS I6400 cores, thereby filling in the high end of its Warrior family. The new I6400 cores are primarily designed for SoCs used in servers and networking gear, and much like earlier MIPS64 cores have been used in Linux-oriented system-on-chips like Cavium’s carrier-grade Octeon III or Broadcom’s XLR. However, for the first time, 64-bit MIPS cores are also being promoted as a mobile solution.
The lid has been lifted on blivet-gui, a new open-source storage tool designed by Red Hat for configuring disks and file-systems.
Red Hat decided to develop a new GUI-driven utility for storage management on Fedora/RHEL as GParted, one of the popular programs for disk management on Linux, doesn't support all of the technologies found in modern Linux distributions. The utility is named blivet-gui as it uses the Blivet Python library used for storage configuration. Red Hat's Anaconda installer is already using Blivet for its storage configuration during installation so this new tool should integrate well with their stack.
The Android Wear that's shipping on the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch, and Samsung Gear Live is a far cry from where Google started when designers sat down to start sketching it out. "It was a long process of really trying to understand what people wanted from these kinds of devices," says Dave Singleton, Wear's director of engineering.
On the heels of the 360's launch — the first round Android Wear device — Google gave us an exclusive peek at the concepts, mockups, and use cases that went into the development of the platform's user interface. Needless to say, it could've turned out very differently.
The “PIEP” Kickstarter project offers a snap-together, modular, DIY control system with a wide range of processor and I/O boards, and a future Linux option.
E3 Embedded Systems built its “Processor Independent Embedded Platform” (aka PIEP) kit to showcase its various microcontroller unit (MCU) and peripheral boards. The modular development kit not only offers a choice of MCU boards, but let’s you choose among 21 peripheral boards, with more on the way. The stackable design enables up to 36 peripherals modules to fit on one motherboard.
The CTO of the United States of America is a woman, CEO of HP, Yahoo! and many tech giants are women – leading these companies towards future.
However when it comes to core technologies the number of women participants is quite low and disturbing. I am not aware of any leading open source project which was founded by a woman. So Gnome Foundation started a project called Outreach Program for Women (OPW) to increase the participation of women in free software.
Motorola’s hotly anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch has finally gone on sale. Taking on a circular approach to Android Wear, the watch comes with either a black or limited edition gray leather strap, or two metal straps. The metal editions do not go on sale until later in the year and will be priced at $299.99 where as the leather strap editions which are now selling, sell for $249.99 and customers have the option of buying the metal band seperately for $79.99 or buying the leather band seperately for $29.99. The Moto X and Moto G have also been announced, one for the high end and another for the low end. Both devices will please many Android users (but mainly TouchWiz users) as they come with a pure Android UI.