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|Story||Atomic Mode-Setting/Display Support Progresses In Linux 3.20||Rianne Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 7:53pm|
|Story||Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes||Rianne Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 7:49pm|
|Story||Deploying tor relays||Roy Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 7:47pm|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 6:31pm|
|Story||This Huge Coffee Table Can Switch Between Android and Windows, No Joke||Rianne Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 6:28pm|
|Story||KDE 5 (Plasma 5.2.0) available for Slackware -current||Roy Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 6:06pm|
|Story||Embedded Development with ARM mbed on Linux||Roy Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 6:02pm|
|Story||Confessions of a systems librarian||Roy Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 5:53pm|
|Story||IoT, Revolution In Personal Computing, or FLOSS Taking Over the World of IT||Roy Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 5:44pm|
|Story||Political parties favour openness to reconstruct Greek productivity||Rianne Schestowitz||28/01/2015 - 5:38pm|
A bundled microSD card arrives preinserted into the rear of the CuBox-i, and it’s loaded with a version of Google’s Android operating system. Interestingly, SolidRun has gone to the effort of seeking the certifications required to load the Google Apps suite onto the card, meaning users receive Google Mail, YouTube, Google Maps and full access to Google Play straight out of the box. An even newer build, based on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat branch, can be downloaded from SolidRun’s website and provides an entirely useable desktop Android experience.
Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel version 3.18 in time for the holidays. In his mail, Linus noted that the previous RC, release candidate 7, had been “tiny” (in terms of changes and bugfixes), so it was time to get the final release out. The latest kernel includes support for storing AMD Radeon GPU buffers in regular application memory (building upon similar work done by Intel for kernel 3.16), and overlayfs (which we have covered previously), amongst a number of other less interesting new features. A full summary is provided at Kernel Newbies.
Open source has become the industry's engine of innovation. This year, for example, growth in projects related to Docker containerization trumped every other rookie area -- and not coincidentally reflected the most exciting area of enterprise technology overall. At the very least, the projects described here provide a window on what the global open source developer community is thinking, which is fast becoming a good indicator of where we're headed.
The latest snapshot of this rolling release distribution includes initial support for UEFI, the KDE 4.14 desktop, systemd version 218 and the Qupzilla web browser. I mention Qupzilla because I feel it is a rare gem in the open source world, a quick capable browser that perhaps does not get the attention it deserves. KaOS is available in just one edition, a 64-bit x86 build. The ISO we download for KaOS is 1.6GB in size.
Hold on to your (red) hats. Fedora 22, the next iteration of the "move fast and break things" version of Linux sponsored by Red Hat, is set to arrive on May 19. After the multiple editions introduced in the previous Fedora, what's in store this time?
The answer lies with the proposals received by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo), whose deadline for proposed changes passed last week. Here are some of the more notable and head-turning proposals for Fedora 22 that seem most likely to make it to the final product.
In the meantime, even if Meizu was the first company to confirm the release of an Ubuntu phone, it looks like Bq beat them to the punch, although they are aiming at different users. The specs detailed by Canonical show that Aquarius E4.5 is an affordable device with medium hardware specs. It doesn't seem like much, but it's addressed at people who don't want to spend too much on a high-end phone, but still want to own a smartphone.
Networking is an important part of any modern datacenter. As open source continues to grow in virtualization solutions, virtualized networking is an important part of the picture. MidoNet, an open source network virtualization platform for Infrastructure-as-a-serivice (IaaS) clouds like OpenStack cloud software, is gaining traction as a way to implement networking solutions.
Long story short, Windows 10 feels like a beta for an early version of Android, a consumer operating system that is designed to be on-line all the time. It does not feel like an operating system I would use to get work done. In fact, other than watching movies, browsing the web or listening to music, I don’t think I would find Windows 10 particularly useful. At least not without the on-line account stuff being removed and the package manager(s) fixed. Forcing users to sign up for an on-line account is a sure way to tell us privacy is not a concern and the alternative, downloading applications from the web, is a sure way to introduce malware.
With these concerns in mind, users looking outside of the traditional channels for cloud storage services have an easily available option: the ownCloud open-source software package. Being open source, ownCloud is free to run on your server, though the commercial arm of the organization does provide cloud storage as a service. Naturally, installing ownCloud does require a server -- either on premises or leased from a data center -- in order to operate.
Android and iOS will forever be a battle in the mobile industry. As long as Apple keeps making devices and Google maintains Android, there will be battle to have. But there are some key features that Android 5.0 Lollipop has that iOS wishes it had. Welcome to our 7 Reasons why Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than iOS 8!
The ongoing battle between Android and iOS continues to be argued. It is likely never going to end unless one company dies and never makes a phone again. The fight between the two will just keep going forever.
With this, here are 7 reasons why Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than iOS 8. A word of caution, this video is made in favor of Android 5.0 Lollipop. We have simply picked out the best parts of Android 5.0 Lollipop that iOS 8 does not have.
A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.
The Linux-based Puzzlephone project wants to extend the life of smartphones by making more of the phone replaceable, on the premise that most of the hardware can last a decade, but consumers are locked into a much shorter upgrade cycle.
Version 0.21 of the widely-used, GUI-based GNOME Partition Editor is now available.
GParted 0.21 key changes according to its developers include a fix for a off by one sector error with GParted's internal block copy, support for EXT4 file-systems on RHEL/CentOS 5.x, and removing unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition.
It is hard to see the direction Devuan will take, given that the project is still in its early days. The new community could create a shallow derivative, or it could fork the entire Debian archive. Another option is to try replacing Debian entirely and become a new gateway between upstream projects and users of all packages, which would require a lot more manpower and infrastructure.
Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee, GPS, extended temperature operation, remote IoT management, and more.
Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards that can be remote controlled using its Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Everyware Cloud Client. Other Everyware-enabled products from Eurotech include last year’s Intel Atom E3800 based Catalyst BT module.