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|Story||EC to create level playing field for open source||Rianne Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 9:30pm|
|Story||Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9: Which Android flagship did you pre-order today?||Rianne Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 9:25pm|
|Story||THE RISE OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing platform||Rianne Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 9:22pm|
|Story||Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.1||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 8:35pm|
|Story||OpenStack Kilo Now at Feature Freeze||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 8:31pm|
|Story||New Kernel Releases||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 8:27pm|
|Story||Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 8:25pm|
|Story||GNOME Builder Makes It Easier for Developers to Create Apps for GNOME 3.16||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 8:25pm|
|Story||User-friendly virtual hosting with TurnKey Linux||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 7:53pm|
|Story||Late Week in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 2:00pm|
There are similarities between Docker and recent open source communities. Not only in the surge of supporting developers, IT operations pros, vendors, investors and end users, but also in the way the technology is making its way to the market through developers and lines of business before central IT departments. Expect to see a support-and-services-driven market for Docker and containers.
The GNOME development team, through Florian Müllner, had the pleasure of announcing the other day that new maintenance releases are available for the GNOME Shell and Mutter components of the GNOME 3.14 desktop environment, despite the fact that GNOME 3.16 will be officially announced tomorrow, March 25, 2015.
A recent report from the Linux Foundation and Dice revealed that there is a high demand for Linux professionals, but organizations are finding it difficult to find qualified candidates. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report discovered that 92% of IT managers are planning to hire Linux professionals in the next six months, but 88% stated it is difficult to find the right candidates.
When Hewlett-Packard rolled out its Helion cloud infrastructure last May, it pledged to invest $1 billion over two years to deliver converged infrastructure geared toward hybrid IT platforms. Making good on that pledge, the company announced Helion Rack on Tuesday (March 24), a preconfigured private cloud based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies.
Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.
Earlier this month, VDC Research released a report on the embedded OS market that says embedded Linux is growing in adoption in a market increasingly obsessed with the Internet of Things. The popularity of open source as well as the need for more advanced wireless and security stacks have helped Linux gain share from Microsoft’s Windows Embedded and from real-time operating systems (RTOSes), according to VDC’s “The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems.”
Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.
Last November, Variscite announced a smaller version of its VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 computer-on-module called the VAR-SOM-SOLO. Whereas the VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 supports the full range of Freescale’s Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 system-on-chips, including the quad-core version, the similarly SODIMM-interfaced VAR-SOM-SOLO is limited to the single-core, i.MX6 Solo. Now Variscite has released a version that supports the 1GHz, dual-core i.MX6 Dual SoC.
After a long period of silence I’m coming with a news: Telepathy-Morse project is “still alive” and the first release is going on.
Now I'm back to Linux on the Desktop for my dayjob, I was slightly nervous about checking out the state of the art for Linux music players; an area I've never felt the Linux desktop was very strong on.
Following the overview of KDE IRC clients, here is a brief overview of several counterparts for GNOME, which will blend well in Xfce or Unity as well.
The popular GParted application, an open-source disk utility used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems for partitioning disk drives, as well as to resize and merge partitions on any disk drive, has reached today, March 23, version 0.22.0.
NitroShare is a tool that can be used to easily transfer files between computers on your local network, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
Red Eclipse is a free, open-source first-person shooter based upon the Cube 2 engine, with both single-player and multi-player support. It’s a fantasy shooter that bundles a very large number of maps and comes with modes such as DM, CTF or Defend and Control. For some reason, the game always gives me a feeling of calm, and the music theme is really great. So let’s take a brief look at this new version.
Radium was released for Windows on Desura last year. After getting greenlit for Steam earlier this month with a promise of a Linux version, it made its Linux début on Steam shortly after.
Warlocks vs Shadows is an action RPG/brawler game set in a fantasy world invaded by shadow monsters. I've followed it since Kickstarter, and it looks great!
Linux is more capable than ever. With over 1000 Linux games available on Steam and a general shift towards more web-based desktop software, there’s less need for Windows than ever. After all, you can now watch Netflix on Linux without any hacks, and you can even use Microsoft Office on Linux—a web-based version of it, at least.
But, as most dedicated Linux desktop users will eventually discover, there comes a time when you just need to run a particular piece of Windows software on your Linux PC. There are quite a few ways to do so. Here’s what you need to know.
I promised I wouldn’t hold out too many roguelike games unless they could show off something unusual, either thematic or mechanic. The *angbands from a week ago were all viable games, but either didn’t bring anything new to the table, or just didn’t quite satisfy.
The three compatible systems have MSRP prices ranging from high to somewhat reasonable—but all still cost far less than a new car! The top-of-the-line AVIC-8100NEX, with a capacitive touchscreen, costs $1,400. You can save a couple of C-notes by opting for the $1,200 AVIC-7100NEX (with its inferior resistive touchscreen). The most affordable model is the AVIC-4100NEX, for $700.
Looking for a job? LinkedIn is a great place to start making new connections and finding new opportunities, and its new job search app can help. The company launched the LinkedIn Job Search app for Android, giving job seekers an easier way to find their next gig using the professional social network.
Motorola is known for being pretty quick with its Android OS updates lately, and it looks like that’s going to continue with Android 5.1.
Even though some Android device makers have already rolled out devices with embedded fingerprint sensors that offer users added security features, Google has yet to make it a core security feature for Android. But Google is still working on its own interesting solutions for temporarily killing the need for a PIN on smartphones, as the company has just added new functionality to Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s not only cool, but also very useful.
Two weeks ago, Google announced the start of its Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus devices. In that two weeks, we’ve seen a number of new details emerge for owners of the Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and others and today we want to take a look at the important things to know now about the Android 5.1 Lollipop update and its release for Nexus users.
When Google unveiled Android back in 2007, it was an OEM’s dream come true — Google wouldn’t charge any licensing fees to use the bare-bones version of it and OEMs could customize it to their hearts’ desires. Android Wear, on the other hand, is another beast entirely and OEMs are showing significantly less enthusiasm for it than they did with the original Android.
It was 2010 when the first 600 Linux laptops began rolling out to classrooms in our seven elementary school buildings. We knew we had to think differently about device and patch management. There would be some commonality between elements of our elementary classroom systems, the default XFCE desktop environment, for example. But my team and I also wrestled with techniques to better support instructional technology requirements that varied widely by grade level.
Patricia M. Loui-Smicker of Hawaii was confirmed by the Senate, just the other day, as a director of the Export-Import bank. Not the kind of routine confirmation that makes the news. Gilberto de Jesus of Maryland withdrew his nomination to be chief counsel for advocacy at the Small Business Administration. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported favorably on a bill "to reduce the operation and maintenance costs associated with the Federal fleet by encouraging use of remanufactured parts."
The world of free software seems constantly fresh and exciting, so it always comes as a shock - to me, at least - to remember that it has been around for more than 30 years now. Richard Stallman announced the GNU project back in 1983, but this month, there's another important anniversary: the publication of the GNU Manifesto.
New version of SecureDrop, open-source whistleblower submission system originally created by Aaron SwartzSubmitted by Roy Schestowitz on Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:38:36 PM Filed under
At Freedom of the Press Foundation, we’re excited to announce the release of a brand new version of SecureDrop, our open source whistleblower system which media organizations can use to communicate and receive documents from sources.
Version 0.3 has been over a year in the making, and is the result of extensive feedback from both news organizations who already have SecureDrop—like the New Yorker and The Intercept—and from a security audit done by iSec Partners. In addition, we have a new website for SecureDrop, SecureDrop.org, which will serve as a hub for all the news organizations that have installed their own instances, and where you can find all the information you need to use it yourself.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Cirrus Logic, Treasure Data, and Xilinx are joining the organization.
As consumers and mobile workers have begun to favor seamlessly integrated devices in their day-to-day lives, the use of embedded Linux in a wide variety of technologies has grown immensely. From big data platforms to integrated circuits and wearable technology, today's new members represent a range of possibilities for embedded Linux. By investing in Linux, these companies are able to maintain technical superiority, adhere to their own vision, and tap into an expansive community.
- Bribes and Extortion Help Turn Android (Linux-powered) Into ‘Microsoft Android’
- Microsoft Admits Lying (or Deceiving) About the Cost of Vista 10
- Microsoft-connected Black Duck Software Created by Microsoft Marketing Man as an Anti-GPL Operation, Admits the Management
- Politics of Blackmail at the EPO
- The Royal Norwegian Department of Labour on the Right of European Patent Office (EPO) Workers to Strike
- Concerns Over Željko Topić’s Alleged Powerful Links in Croatian Diplomacy
- Benoît Battistelli’s EPO Comes Under Attack From the British
- Benoît Battistelli’s EPO Comes Under Fire From Prominent Figures Who Are Key EPO Stakeholders, Expect Battistelli to Resign ‘in the Longer Term’
- Benoît Battistelli’s EPO is Under Attack From French Politicians Yet Again
- Links 23/3/2015: Linux 4.0 RC5, Kubuntu Celebrates Ten Years