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|Story||ChromeOS 42.0.2311.87 (Official Build) (64-bit) – A brief look||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 10:07pm|
|Story||Debian 8.0 Installer RC3 "Jessie" Officially Released||Rianne Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 8:30pm|
|Story||LibreOffice 5.0 to Arrive in July, Bug Hunt Organized||Rianne Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 8:21pm|
|Story||KaOS 2015.04 is here -- Download the KDE-focused Linux distro now!||Rianne Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 8:16pm|
|Story||What Your CIO Needs to Know About Open Source||Rianne Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 7:46pm|
|Story||Elementary OS Freya 0.3 review||Rianne Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 7:36pm|
|Story||Evolving KDE: Lehman’s Laws of Software Evolution In The Community||Rianne Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 7:27pm|
|Story||How open source grew up||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 12:03pm|
|Story||F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 11:52am|
|Story||GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance||Roy Schestowitz||19/04/2015 - 9:32am|
DARPA is working hard on making it easier for Forward Air Controllers to order fast precision air strikes under chaotic and stressful conditions. Under a new initiative, a revolutionary new way of calling in crucial air support includes migrating away from clumsy radios and hardbook laptops to Android tablets and data links.
Earlier this year, news leaked that Google was working on an Android Wear app for the iOS App Store, and it appears that the company's progress on engineering Android Wear devices to work with iPhones is nearing completion.
Spring has been traditionally known as a time for rebirth. Snow melting, flowers blossoming and for Android manufacturers, a time to release their latest and greatest offerings.
Friday will see the release of HTC's newest One M9 and two new Samsung Galaxys, the S6 and S6 Edge.
Over the past two months LG and its partnering carriers have been busy pushing the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update out to owners. And while most of the feedback has been positive, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is also causing problems for many. The update initially started outside of the US, and then hit the AT&T LG G3 in February, and has continued to almost all US carriers.
Amazon's Prime service has proven to be quite popular with its customers. One of the biggest selling points is Prime Instant Video, which lets customers view movies and TV shows. Now Android users can get the Amazon Prime Instant video app on their tablets.
Google is continuing to get its Chrome OS platform to work well with its Android-powered mobile devices. Using the latest version Google's Developer channel Chrome OS, you can manipulate files on a USB-connected Android phone or tablet.
Wondering when you could get your hands on the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3? You know, the Android smartphone that can take calls upside down? Well, it shouldn't be too much longer.
Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact get new Android 5.0.2 official builds 23.1.A.0.726 and 23.2.A.0.278 [FTF links]
Sony is rolling out two new Android Lollipop builds for its Xperia Z3 series devices in select regions.
If you’re really honest, do you actually read the permissions that Android apps are asking for before you install them? If you do, then there’s little doubt that you’re in the minority. Most of us treat them like terms and conditions, blindly clicking, or tapping, our way through. Is this something we should be taking more seriously? What are we actually giving away here?
Ah, spring time. The evenings are staying lighter for longer, the flowers are coming out, and there's a fresh, grassy smell in the air.
Today, open source is pervasive in enterprise IT, forming the foundation of many cloud services and applications.
The open source community represents a vast pool of collaborative intellectual property, and it has become a fundamental part of businesses around the world and in Australia and New Zealand.
"Open source is a great fit for any organisation that is looking to innovate more rapidly and effectively, and to save costs and increase the bottom line," says Colin McCabe, senior manager, Services and Training, Red Hat.
The hardware is nearly identical to the Windows version that launched in January, including the edge-to-edge display that essentially fits a 13-inch laptop in an 11-inch body. But instead of Microsoft's operating system, the XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 14.04.
It's even $50 cheaper than the Windows version when you line up the tech specs, starting at $950 with Core i5-5200U processor, 1080p non-touch display, 8 GB of RAM of and 128 GB of solid state storage. The configuration options are a bit different, though, so let's walk through them:
Dell has come through again with its latest laptop that's just for Linux developers: The fourth generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. This model is the latest in Dell's high-end workstation laptops for programmers.
A new release of ZFS On Linux is available this week for providing the latest capabilities for this Oracle/Sun ZFS file-system implemented as an out-of-tree, native Linux kernel driver.
The new ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 release is now compatible with kernels up through Linux 4.0. ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 also adds new feature flags of spacemap_histogram, extensible_dataset, bookmarks, enabled_txg, hole)birth, and embedded_data.
In March of 2014 I found myself on the Turkish-Syrian border, doing research among Syrian refugees. The stories I heard were horrific. Mass sieges were in effect; the Syrian government and brutal militias were starving out entire neighborhoods, and the government appeared to be deliberately targeting hospitals and doctors. Smuggling medical supplies into opposition-held areas was punishable by torture and death. Syrians were besides themselves, trying to find some way to get food and medicine into these besieged areas. They asked me why the US did nothing.
Conventional wisdom says small, powerful embedded Linux like the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, or the Intel Edison are inherently manufactured devices, and certainly not something the homebrew tinkerer can produce at home. [hak8or] is doing just that, producing not one, but two completely different tiny Linux computers at home.
The first is based on Atmel’s AT91SAM9N12 ARM processor, but the entire board is just about two inches square. On board is 64 MB of DDR2 DRAM, a USB host and OTG port, and not much else. Still, this chip runs a stripped down Linux off of a USB drive.
Setting aside the head-scratching title, Linux 4.0 isn’t a massive change from Linux 3.19. It would have been named Linux 3.20, but lots of people wanted to see Linux 4.0. As Linus Torvalds himself said, “the strongest argument for some people advocating 4.0 seems to have been a wish to see 4.1.15 - because ‘that was the version of Linux Skynet used for the T-800 Terminator.’”
LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.
LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.
Simply put, there is no actual official NVIDIA support for Optimus technology for Linux. Or at least, not completely. Until recently, there was none at all. As of 2013, NVIDIA did start to provide initial support for Optimus, but it is extremely barebones and arguably doesn't actually properly implement the Optimus features as it's meant to be.
But let's look at the current options for running an NVIDIA Optimus-enabled computer with Linux...
One may notice that the points listed above loosely match the main points usually mentioned when discussing the benefits of ODF in the more standard settings of the desktop. This is not surprising, but it was not necessarily intended; if anything this is a testimony to the value of a standard like ODF and its importance. The key point here is that when it comes to the cloud and big data, ODF is both a factor of transparency and innovation. This is something worth promoting and is a potential path to renewed success of ODF in the future.
Good news, everyone. New version of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE was built for F22 and F23. The documentation of yum and DNF differences was extended by yum plugin alternatives part and erase command was deprecated in favor of remove command name. DNF is getting more and more stable with 20 bug fixes while DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 newly adds Config manager.
With regard to packaging changes, DNF is running on Python 3 from F23 and dnf-yum compatible subpackage does not conflict with yum anymore. Read more on release notes of DNF and plugins.
Puppet's dozens of Git repositories see new code commits every day from more than 200 people, says Michael Stahnke, director of engineering services at Puppet Labs. And he personally uses the open source revision control system several times a day.
“I can’t think of another tool that changed the way I work, in a positive way, more than git,” Stahnke said.
In this Q&A celebrating Git's 10-year anniversary this week, Stahnke shared why Puppet Labs uses Git, their Git success stories, and his top pro tip for using the tool. For more in our “Git Week” series, see our interviews, below, with Git creator Linus Torvalds, and project maintainers from KVM, Qt, Drupal, and Tor.
In this interview with Red Hat's Alvaro Lopez Ortega, we learn a little bit about RDO, a community distribution of OpenStack which is designed to make it easy to install on operating systems like Fedora and CentOS. Alvaro is presenting at OpenStack Live next week, where he'll share both some technical details on RDO as well as a little bit about the community that makes it happen.
If we ignore the touchpad fiasco, Linux Mint 17.1 KDE is a very robust, very elegant release. It comes with all the necessities for a happy, carefree desktop usage. Everything works out of the box, the system is fast and stable, and apart from some small niggles, hardware detection and compatibility is quite good.
Perhaps this isn't the most exciting KDE around, but most of them come with a fairly reserved and somewhat bland default presentation, and it takes time digging under the hood to bring all the excitement to the surface. Overall, if you like the Mint family, then this is a very decent offering, and it also works well on modern laptops plagued with evil concepts. So that's an added bonus, for sure. All in all, 8.81/10. Definitely worth a try.