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|Story||A love for technology leads to Linux and open source||Rianne Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 10:18am|
|Story||LuninuX OS 15.10 Launches as the Walking Walrus, Based on Ubuntu 15.10||Rianne Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 10:11am|
|Story||SlackEX Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.1 and KDE 4.14.3, Based on Slackware 14.2||Rianne Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 10:09am|
|Story||IceCat 38.6.0 release||Rianne Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 10:05am|
|Story||iPhone vs Android: Almost Half Of iPhone Users Think Android Phones Are More Advanced||Rianne Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 9:59am|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 1:20am|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 1:19am|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 1:18am|
|Story||Red Hat Financial News||Roy Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 1:16am|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||05/02/2016 - 1:15am|
- The Most Detailed Explanation (Yet) of What’s Wrong With the EPO
- Angry Trolls: Rovi (of Angry Birds Fame) Helps Microsoft’s Largest Anti-Linux Patent Troll, Intellectual Ventures
- Patent Invalidation Statistics and Cost of Patent Litigation (Even If Bogus) Show That Patent Scope and Examination Standards a Problem in Europe, Not Just the US
- SUEPO (EPO Staff Union) Appears to Have Launched a New and Improved Web Site After Attempts to Crush (‘Decapitate’) SUEPO
- Münchner Merkur Explains That EPO Staff is Defecting to SUEPO, Even The Council Distrusts Battistelli Now
- Microsoft’s Policies Alienate Even Microsoft’s Biggest Fans, Including Pro-Microsoft Web Sites
- Slides of New Talk Which Explains the Connection Between the Unitary Patent (UPC) and Software Patents
- UEFI is Bricking PCs, Yet Again
- Es Oficial: Por Medio de Entrismo, Microsoft Ha Convertido a la Pro-Linux Nokia en un Parásito de Patentes Anti-Linux
- Richard Stallman: Patentes Europeas de Software Regresan con la Corte Unitaria de Patentes (UPC)
- Links 2/2/2016: Chimpbox Quad Core, UNICEF Supports FOSS
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia already had an understanding of its frontline health workers capacity and ability thanks to the implementation of IntraHealth's iHRIS, a simple, easy-to-use, open source software system that supplies health-sector leaders with information to track, manage, and plan with the health workforce. And thanks to UNICEF's RapidPro, an open source SMS platform that allows anyone to build interactive messaging systems using an easy visual interface, Liberia has been able to reach health workers using basic talk and text mobile phones. The Liberian MOHSW was now able to use a new product, mHero, created during an interoperability hackathon sponsored by Intrahealth and UNICEF. Other participants in mHero development include USAID, K4Health, ThoughtWorks, and Jembi Health Systems.
I’m happy to announce our sixth update of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella)!
Firefox 44.0 is out now. Also Pale-Moon 26.0 Plasma 5.5.4 and VirtualBox 5.0.14 hit our repositories. Additionally we updated python, haskell, spl/zfs, lightdm, deepin and fixed an issue with our new notification improvement for pamac.
If you're an Android user seeking the absolute best experience for your device, you might be inclined to toy around with your home screen. Why? Because there could be aspects of the default you find inefficient or that don't offer you enough power and control. If you want more from your Android device, you're in luck... even on the home screen front. The Google Play Store offers a number of solid home screen replacements, each offering a different approach and in some cases, a wildly different feature set.
‘Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund’ (German Federal Pension Insurance) the largest of the country’s 16 pension insurers, is increasing its use of open source solutions. The fund uses Linux servers and Apache solutions on its x86 and mainframe computers. The pension insurer last week published a call for tender, seeking assistance for its Linux and Apache-based services and for other open source solutions it has in use.
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) makes massive strides in polishing the dull sheen left behind by Android 5.0 (Lollipop). In fact, Marshmallow is the best incarnation of Android yet.
Here's a look at what Marshmallow has to offer. We'll update this guide as new information about Marshmallow becomes available.
Avalue unveiled 5.25- and 3.5-inch SBCs, plus a COM Express Type 6 Basic module, based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors.
Avalue’s 5.25-inch EBM-SKLU SBC, 3.5-inch ECM-SKLH SBC, and ESM-SKLH COM Express Type 6 Basic module continue the gradual shift among embedded vendors to Intel’s latest 14nm Skylake platform. So far we’ve mostly seen COM Express modules, which is typical for new Intel chip releases, but there have also been a smattering of Mini-ITX SBCs, and even an Advantech 3.5-inch SBC called the MIO-5272. The EBM-SKLU, however, is the first 6th Generation Core SBC we’ve seen with the legacy 5.25-inch format.
The Windows vs Linux fight has been going on ever since Linus Torvalds build the first version in collaboration with the University of Helsinki in October 1991. And every time, Microsoft launches a Windows version this question gets shriller. The same has happened now when Microsoft released the latest Windows 10 operating system.
One of Google’s latest slogans created to showcase the essence of Android in a nutshell spells: “Be together, not the same.” It is both a testament to the company’s general embracement of diversity and arguably one of the most precise ways to describe the OS as a whole. Fans, however, have long had trouble trying to identify the ‘ultimate’ Android device, despite the sea of devices whose supposed heterogeneity should guarantee a perfect match for everyone.
In an endless fight among the various OEMs to come out at the top of the critics’ — as well as the fans’ — rankings, one trend has notoriously stood out. People love Android devices because of the software (specifically its flexibility), and in spite of the countless efforts made by manufacturers to tweak and enhance the OS in order to make it better, the pure, unadulterated experience offered by Google has long been preferred by virtually every enthusiast.
This year at CES we got to see wacky ideas about the Internet of Things, like Samsung's new refrigerator with a gigantic touchscreen, so there's a lot to be desired in the wild new era of smart-objects. That's why this elegant mirror from Google software engineer Max Braun is so exciting — it looks like something you'd actually want in your home right now.
Braun posted the results of his project on Medium, and the photos look almost unreal. It shares the same information you can glance at on an Android phone — the weather, the time, and a glance at the top headlines — but somehow it makes even more sense on a bathroom mirror. It's the kind of sleek near-future sci-fi of Ex Machina and Gorilla Glass concept videos, where every translucent surface in your world seamlessly springs to life with information from the cloud.
We don’t yet know much about Android N (after all, we’re still a few months away from the next I/O) but we do know that Google works quite closely with several major OEMs to ensure that the OEMs can get the update incorporated into their own devices as fast as they possibly can.