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|Story||elementary OS Freya Available For Download, See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]||Roy Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:03pm|
|Story||5 Things To Know About The Rise Of Open Source||Roy Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 12:49pm|
|Story||Late Week in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 7:39am|
|Story||Magiea 5 Coming Along and Document Freedom||Rianne Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:51am|
|Story||Linux Kernel (OMAP4) Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS||Rianne Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:45am|
|Story||Manjaro Devs Fix Embarrassing Expired SSL Certificate Problem||Rianne Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:37am|
|Story||Top 5 Android smartphones — April 2015||Rianne Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:29am|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:07am|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:06am|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||11/04/2015 - 5:06am|
Denx announced an “MA5D4″ COM that runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D4 SoC, plus a baseboard kit that adds a touchscreen and CAN, serial, HDMI, USB, and camera ports.
Like Denx Computer Systems’s recent, Freescale i.MX6-based Denx M6R computer-on-module, the MA5D4 is supplied with the Yocto Linux based Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) distribution from sister company Denx Software Engineering. Applications are said to include mobile input and output terminals, measuring instruments, or scanners with simple UIs. Many other types of IoT gizmos could make use of this module, especially those that require low power consumption, which is claimed to be ~500mW on the MA5D4.
Chinese device maker Cube offers a range of tablets with Android, Windows, or both. Now the company’s launching its first tablet running Ubuntu Linux.
The Cube i7-CM is a tablet with an Intel Core M processor Canonical’s Linux-based operating system. It launches in China this week, but you should be able to have one shipped internationally if you find a seller at AliExpress or a store that exports Chinese tablets.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 was released in March and since then all of the RHEL derivatives have been busy testing and pushing out their updates. The Scientific Linux development community is close to getting out their SL7.1 release but they're hoping for some last-minute testing.
Scientific Linux 7.1 RC1 was released last night with all of the RHEL 7.1 changes incorporated. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 brought Kpatch support, SSSD for CISF, USB 3.0 support for KVM as a tech preview feature, vCPU support in KVM up to 240 vCPUs, Btrfs improvements, and many package updates throughout. Those wanting to find out about the upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 improvements can find the release notes at RedHat.com.
The Wine development release 1.7.40 is now available.
What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Support for kernel job objects.
- Various fixes to the ListView control.
- Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets.
- Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache.
- Improved support for MSI patches.
- Some fixes for ACL file permissions.
- Various bug fixes.
Technology only exists thanks to innovation. If nobody was pushing the boundaries with fresh ideas, then technology, and the people who depend on it, would have died out with the neanderthals. But while many people might believe the big tech vendors are the ones responsible for driving most of the innovation in computing today, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth.
There is no shortage of Linux-based operating systems focused on security research in the market today, including BackBox, Pentoo, CAINE and Kali Linux. While all of those Linux operating systems include a healthy volume of tools, BlackArch is in a category of its own in terms of the sheer number of included applications. BlackArch Linux version 2015.03.29, released March 29, provides users with more than 1,200 security tools. BlackArch is an Arch Linux-based security research operating system. Arch Linux is what is known as a rolling release Linux distribution that is constantly being updated. BlackArch includes anti-forensic, automation, backdoor, crypto, honeypot, networking, scanners, spoofers and wireless security tools. Among the interesting tools that BlackArch includes is Easy Creds, which aims to make it easier for security researchers to obtain user credentials during a penetration test. Within BlackArch's backdoor tools category is OpenStego, a steganography application, which can be used to hide data inside an image. eWEEK takes a look at some of the features in the BlackArch 2015.03.29 release.
- Governments Adopt Free Software and Standards, So Microsoft Distorts the Press for Propaganda and Lies About Microsoft's Proprietary 'Products'
- FUD Alliance: VeraCode Co-founder Joins Black Duck
- When Battistelli's Defender Ivo Opstelten Turned Out to be Also Defending (Paying) Narcotics Traffickers
- English, French and German Translations of De Telegraaf Article About Ivo Opstelten's Defence of Benoît Battistelli
- The EPO's Dutch Appeal Court Judgment Controversy: List of Political Interventions
- English, French and German Translations of Dutch Article About EPO Abuses
- Željko Topić: “SUEPO [Staff Union] Has No Standing in This Office. SUEPO Has No Role to Play in This Office.”
- Links 3/4/2015: 'Atomic' Distribution, System76's Broadwell-Powered Lemur
- Links 2/4/2015: Linux Lite 2.4, Ubuntu Phone Jailbreak
- Links 1/4/2015: Firefox 37, VirtualBox 5.0 Beta
The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management application has been updated to version 2.23. The developer has made some minor improvements and Calibre now comes bundled with Qt 5.4.1.
Krita is an open-source digital painting software that proved to be a very powerful and useful solution. The developers have just issued a new update for the 2.9 branch of the application, and they have implemented a large number of improvements.
The Google developers have announced that the Google Chrome browser has been updated and that a few important security fixes have been implemented.
In September, Google launched ARC—the "App Runtime for Chrome,"—a project that allowed Android apps to run on Chrome OS. A few days later, a hack revealed the project's full potential: it enabled ARC on every "desktop" version of Chrome, meaning you could unofficially run Android apps on Chrome OS, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. ARC made Android apps run on nearly every computing platform (save iOS).
Your $200 Chrome OS device is about to become more exciting. Google has opened the floodgates for developers to ‘port’ their Android apps to Chrome OS device. It actually goes beyond Chrome OS powered devices. Any device running Chrome, the browser, is now capable of running Android apps.
StarNet's FastX Takes Remote Linux Desktop Access into the Cloud with New Browser Access to Linux Servers
StarNet Communications Corp, (http://www.starnet.com/) a leading publisher of remote Linux desktop solutions today announced the release of the industry’s first X Windows terminal emulator capable of displaying a full remote Linux desktop over the Internet using only a standard browser.
Datacenter automation is one of the strongest features offered by the Mesosphere technology. This post is a follow on from our recent presentation at the Bay Area Infracoders meetup where we demonstrated how an organization can use Mesosphere to easily construct a simple continuous deployment pipeline from source code repository to your datacenter.
Valve has published the results of the Steam Hardware Survey for March, and it looks like Steam for Linux is again rising, although it is difficult to say if it's something permanent or just a simple spike up the graph.
Out There: Ω Edition is a really nice space exploration game with zero combat. It impressed me during the beta, and the final release is now available.
Thanks to Night Dive Studios we now have a few more real classic games on Steam for Linux. A chance for some younger gamers to relive the experience.
The Banner Saga developers tweeted out recently that the game is nearing the final stages for Linux! I know quite a few are waiting on it, so I'm happy to relay the news.
I've spent more hours than I care to admit in search of the perfect portable game controller to use with my laptop. I wanted something compact and Bluetooth enabled, so the Nyko Playpad seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. Unfortunately this little device is intended for the Android and iOS platforms. PC gaming was clearly an after thought for this thing, as is evidenced by the Android firmware updater that will prompt you to flash a PC-friendly version of the firmware, only to deny the request with promises that said feature is in the works. Highly doubtful. The Android software hasn't been updated in years, and is absolute rubbish. I finally had to use their Windows updater to flash the latest firmware.
Here, we’ve got the best new and updated apps from last month in one place for your easy perusal. We’ve split this story over two pages to make it easier for you, but if you’d rather read it all as one, just click here.
We’ve been contacted by a couple of our readers to inform us that the official Android 5.0.1 update for the T-Mobile LG G3 is finally available. As of right now, it’s not an OTA update, but it is – according to our readers – available through the LG mobile support tool. Checking the T-Mobile software updates page reveals that T-Mobile still has it in “testing” mode.
As we push deeper into Samsung’s Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out, we’re starting to see new details emerge. Among those details are rumors regarding a Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 update. With reports and rumors swirling, we want to help set your expectations appropriately as we take a look at what we expect from a Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 update.
Even though the Moto 360 was late out the gate compared to Android Wear devices like the Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch, it’s still considered a first gen Android Wear device. While there’s a lot that we loved about the Moto 360 — as mentioned in our review — it did come with its fair share of shortcomings and thus, there was still plenty of room for improvement in a followup.
Database startup FoundationDB mysteriously vanished at the end of last month, along with both the downloads of its proprietary database and its open source projects.
As it turned out, Apple bought the company for internal use. I was interested in how this was perceived. When Ben Kepes of Forbes initially wrote about the purchase, for example, he erred in characterizing FoundationDB as all open source. It was an easy mistake; the company used the language of developer communities. Many of us assume "open" when we hear "community" because open source is so much the default these days.
First, what is the Internet of Things? I will try to answer this question based on my personal research and experiments as a Tizen and IoTivity community contributor.
Many analysts or programmers may feel the “IoT hype” is overrated, since it became one of top buzz word of this year 2015, (it replaced big data which took the place of cloud the year before).
Believe it or not but I also think something big is happening now in the embedded world, pretty much similar to what happened when local networks were connected together into the Internet.
This can be a hasty analogy, but I see the very same pattern: while we’re used to connect embedded devices or computers, let’s transpose this one level down, then it’s easy to imagine the connections between each components of the system and the ability to deal with them as network nodes.
Back in July last year, I wrote about an incredible opportunity for the open source world. After years of disappointments, and despite the usual lobbying/threats by a certain large US software company against the move, the Cabinet Office announced that it was officially adopting the Open Document Format (ODF) for sharing or collaborating on government documents. At the time I exhorted everyone involved to do their utmost to make this work, since it was the biggest chance to show that open standards and open source were not just viable as a government solution, but actually better than the alternatives.