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Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it and make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.
The 10.0 release was expected a few days back, but now it's finally happened via Intel's Ian Romanick with this brief announcement.
Yes! We are proud to announce that we have just crossed the mark of 2,000 Linux distributions, right here on our Softpedia Linux section, as you can see from the counter situated on the top right of the page.
Linux kernel 3.13 RC2 is a normal release that includes mostly updated drivers, architecture updates, documentation updates, as well as improvements to filesystems, crypto, etc.
A few hours ago, Oracle announced that the fourth maintenance release of its stable VirtualBox 4.3 software was available for download, and users are urged to update their installations as soon as possible.
I highly recommend Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon if you’re looking for a new desktop distribution. It’s particularly good for folks who are totally new to Linux and who want to get some experience with it. It will work very well as a replacement desktop operating system for Windows or OS X users.
Linux Mint 16 "Petra", based on Ubuntu 13.10, was released recently and is available as usual in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let's take a look at what's new.
For Ubuntu 14.04 – a Long Term Support (LTS) release – the onus is on stability, dependability and performance. All are key. To this end Unity 7 is to remain the default desktop, and will gain few (if any) substantial new features.
But it will continue to benefit from subtle refinements under the hood.
Not surprisingly, Ubuntu is used in a lot of domains, robotics and science being some of them. This time, Canonical's system has been seen in video made by Lockheed Martin for their Atlas humanoid robot, built for the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Samsung's Android 4.3 rollout appears to be have been fixed with a new version going out to Galaxy S4 and S3 devices once again.
In the meantime, Canonical has put a lot more effort into building an Ubuntu-powered smartphone. Its attempt last summer to crowd-fund an innovative device called the Edge failed, but Ubuntu developers have continued their slow but steady march of integrating phone- and tablet-friendly features into the core Ubuntu operating system. Most of that work is coming in the form of updates to Unity, Canonical's homegrown interface for Ubuntu that aims to provide a seamless user experience on traditional PCs as well as mobile devices—and, maybe someday, TVs.
For years, open source software has been a bit of a redheaded stepchild in the button-down IBM midrange community. IBM i shops were hesitant to use it, and vendors were afraid to adopt it. But with so much of the computing world now running on open source, the aversion to open source has gradually melted away, and it has steadily crept into use among large corporations, and the IBM i world too.
“Linux adoption is exploding. It's a great operating system, not just in the server world, but also on the desktop,” he said. “I really love using it, and after I graduate I would like to get a Linux-based job.”
How do you do that? Simple. Linux. On a one-to-one scale a code developer is a code developer, so you can hardly claim that your Linux programmer is any better than whatever the big names out there can offer. But when you scale up, no one has the numbers, the ability and the diversity that the world of Linux can muster. This is where you can play the game on your terms.
"Its availability is especially timely for the burgeoning Internet of Things market, opening the door to a whole host of new open-source design opportunities and applications that were previously out of reach using existing Arduino boards."