|Story||Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released – Screenshot Tour||Rianne Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 8:09am|
|Story||A Linux love story with real love and romance||Roy Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 8:07am|
|Story||What’s in a job title?||Rianne Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 8:04am|
|Story||Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE||Roy Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:59am|
|Story||Samsung to accelerate the pace of Tizen based Business from Next Year||Roy Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:57am|
|Story||12 open education videos for China||Roy Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:54am|
|Story||Mathematics that you can touch||Rianne Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:52am|
|Story||I will never again talk about the benefits of Free Software||Roy Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:47am|
|Story||Redefining the Public Library Using Open Source Ideas||Rianne Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:34am|
|Story||Launching the project 'i18nWidgets for Android'||Rianne Schestowitz||18/09/2014 - 7:28am|
Rust, the general purpose, safe, and concurrent programming language developed by Mozilla Research, is starting to assemble their vision of Rust 1.0.
A new post on the Rust Programming Language Blog is laying out the path to Rust 1.0. The developers hope to move to Rust 1.0 soon with a beta coming out hopefully by the end of the year and the official release to follow. This Rust 1.0 milestone is to signify the Rust design "feeling right" and a promise to maintain backwards compatibility for future 1.x releases.
Red Hat, Inc. RHT, +0.07% the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11, the final minor release of the mature Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 reiterates Red Hat’s commitment to a 10-year product lifecycle for all major Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases and offers a a secure, stable, and reliable platform for critical enterprise applications.
X.Org Server 1.17 is planned for release at the start of 2015 and thus puts the closing of the merge window in the middle of October. While some xorg-server 1.17 code has already landed, more is on the way.
X.Org Server 1.17 will continue with refining the in-server GLAMOR code that was merged with 1.16 for 2D acceleration in a generic manner over OpenGL. X.Org Server 1.17 is also looking to integrate the universal KMS mode-setting DDX driver. Keith Packard on Monday also shared several other code branches he's looking at as material for the 1.17 release.
With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
Intel has already sent in multiple pull requests of new DRM graphics driver code to push into drm-next for the Linux 3.18 merge window. Among the changes include various Cherryview improvements for the forthcoming low-power Atom SoC, and code clean-ups and continued Broadwell tweaks. Another Git pull request landed in drm-next over the night.
The Debian installer could be a lot quicker. When we install more than 2000 packages in Skolelinux / Debian Edu using tasksel in the installer, unpacking the binary packages take forever. A part of the slow I/O issue was discussed in bug #613428 about too much file system sync-ing done by dpkg, which is the package responsible for unpacking the binary packages. Other parts (like code executed by postinst scripts) might also sync to disk during installation. All this sync-ing to disk do not really make sense to me. If the machine crash half-way through, I start over, I do not try to salvage the half installed system. So the failure sync-ing is supposed to protect against, hardware or system crash, is not really relevant while the installer is running.
The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company’s in-house mobile operating system.
The event kicks off with a speech from Jono Bacon, the former community manager for Ubuntu, who recently moved to the XPrize Foundation, and also includes talks from Linux kernel developer Tejun Heo and Carsten Heitzler, the principal creator of the Enlightenment desktop environment for Linux.
So if I compare it to Linux. Linux is in my computer, in my car, it’s in a million things outside of the server room. In the same way I think a large percentage of OpenDaylight will be used and leveraged that way. You will have a few people who grab the code, compile it themselves and deploy it in their environment, but mostly for a proof of concept (POC). If an end user hears about SDN and thinks it’s great, they might find themselves needing to POC 15 different solutions. Do I need an overlay? Well, you’ve got to look at three or four overlays out there because they all do things differently. And if you want to figure out how to use OpenFlow, well there are different flavors of OpenFlow, so you’re going to pull a couple of different ones.
New videos of a "Windows 9" variant have emerged, and to this hack's eyes they look to have brought Windows up to speed with tricks that desktop Linux has been turning for at least half a decade.
Ed: Microsoft uses fake 'leaks' and vapourware again.
"In the face of strong competition, Evangelism's focus may shift immediately to the next version of the same technology, however. Indeed, Phase 1 (Evangelism Starts) for version x+1 may start as soon as this Final Release of version X."
--Microsoft, internal document
- Microsoft Has Just Killed Minecraft for GNU/Linux and the Possibility of Free/Open Source Releases
- The United Kingdom Should Dump Microsoft For the Sake of National Security
- CBS Hires Even More Microsoft Staff to Cover Microsoft Matters
- Another Reason to Boycott Intel UEFI
- Quick Mention: Novell and SUSE Passed to Microsoft’s ‘Partner of the Year’, Microsoft Focus
- Suspicion of High-Level Corruption at the European Patent Office (EPO): Part I
- Željko Topić, Benoît Battistelli, and the European Patent Office (EPO): Part II
- Links 6/9/2014: Core OS at DigitalOcean, Women in Xorg
- Links 8/9/2014: Linux 3.17 RC 4, Switzerland Welcoming Snowden
- Links 9/9/2014: Hating/Loving Linux, Android Aplenty
- Links 10/9/2014: Brian Stevens in Google, Ubuntu 14.10 Expectations
- Links 11/9/2014: Linux Toilet Project, Linux-Based Wheelchair Project
- Links 14/9/2014: Eucalyptus Devoured
- Links 14/9/2014: Android-based Watches Earn Optimism
- Links 16/9/2014: Linux 3.17 RC5, KDE Frameworks 5.2.0
As you can expect, there are a ton of free NAS (network attached storage) projects and solutions on Linux (and beyond), but there is always room for one more. OpenMediaVault packs quite a few features and users will most likely find all the options that they will ever need.
The OpenMediaVault might have a round and neat version number, but the project has been around for a few years now and it's made by Volker Theile, a former member of FreeNAS, which is another very famous NAS solution.
Called "Pretty Easy Privacy" (PEP), the project's goal is to integrate the technology with existing communication tools on different desktop and mobile platforms. The development team launched a preview PEP implementation Monday for the Microsoft Outlook email client, but plans to build similar products to encrypt communications in Android, iOS, Firefox OS, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Jabber, IRC (Internet Relay Chat), WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Twitter.
This year's LinuxCon & Kernel Summit North America were notable for several reasons, not the least of which included being able to see the scenic views of downtown Chicago through the hotel lobby windows!
Below, the Samsung Open Source Group will share our top highlights of the conferences, as well as look forward to what we can expect from LinuxCon Europe next month in Germany.
During the rise of Windows, I was using a desktop composed of a Conectiva Linux (now Mandriva), a window manager called Window Maker, and a Netscape browser. I connected to the Internet using my modem and PPP. Not bad for those who like alternatives. It so happens that at that time the maturity of the software we were using freely and openly was questionable. Furthermore, we didn't have a lot of options when it came to the tools we used to perform our daily tasks.
Recently, I was invited to talk at the Firebird Developers Day about Firebird. Firebird is a completely mature open source database management system and is used by companies worldwide. My presentation was about the launch of the FireServer Project, previously covered on Opensource.com: Migration to open source tool inspires new Linux distributiont. It's a Linux distribution based on CentOS and dedicated exclusively to providing a high performance environment to a Firebird database server. It also boasts an ecosystem of value-added services.
Linux-based platforms for wearables include Android Wear, Samsung's Tizen SDK for Wearables, and now Intel's Yocto Linux and Intel Atom-based Edison computing module. The Edison was released last week in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum. Prior to the formal launch, some 70 Intel Edison beta units have been seeded, forming the basis for about 40 Edison-based projects, says Intel.
I’ve spent my time in the tech support trenches…and someone else’s time as well. Please mark my dues paid in full. I’ve worked from the script-reader doing basic trouble-shooting, up to floor supervisor and level three support. My point? Not everybody who works support at a call center is an idiot, but some certainly are…
Since 2005, I have helped financially-disadvantaged kids get computers in their homes. While it’s become a cliché in the past few years, the “digital divide” most certainly exists. Since our early days of Komputers4Kids, The HeliOS Project and now Reglue, the gap between the tech haves and have-nots remains a problem.
Today in Linux news Linus Torvalds tells Sam Varghese that he's Switzerland in the Systemd war as Paul Venezia is back to clarify his "split Linux in two" post and Linuxgrrl takes the community pulse. Jesse Smith reviews PCLinuxOS 2014.08. Clem has announced a change in naming protocol at the Mint project for upcoming 17.1. And finally today, Jim Zemlin talks about what it takes to be a successful Open Source project.