Whoever wins the hearts and minds of today's younger computer users will have a substantial advantage over the competition for years to come. In years past, I've seen both Apple and, later, Microsoft try this approach. Both failed, as kids back in the early days of computing used their PCs for school and limited PC gaming. Today things are different. Kids are glued to their smartphones and many of those smart phones are Android-based.
This means kids are fairly comfortable using Android applications. Now imagine putting Android applications on Chromebooks for schools. Yes, this is in fact happening right now. I for one, think this is going to prove to be one of the smartest moves Google has made in many years.
Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one "very simple rule," the company's attorney told a jury today.
"You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit," said Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks. "Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense."
A COMPUTER EXPLORER has managed to take a PS4 and turn it into a Linux box that can be used to play Steam games. Why? Progress, people, and porting. If you can think it, you might as well give it a go.
Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on the desktop OS. Blasphemy!
Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System
We reported earlier today, May 24, 2016, that Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, and now another developer released new maintenance builds of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 and 3.18 kernel branches.