Blivet-gui, a graphical tool for storage management, reached an important milestone -- version 1.0 (blivet-gui 1.0 was actually already released in September and it took me more than two months to write this blog post, the latest version available in rawhide is 1.2).
For the past many years the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA has generally been a reliable, quick, and easy manner of getting new mainline Linux kernel builds and to have the latest Git kernel fresh every morning. However, as of late, the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA has been letting me down and I'm looking at setting up my own kernel build system for the community and also extend that to include some extra graphics patches, etc.
The following is a short summary of my open source work in November. My hope is that keeping better track of what I’m doing will help me reflect on how I spend my time, and help me to focus my efforts better.
Competition is really hotting up in the cheap single-board computer market. CHIP, “the world’s first nine dollar computer” was successfully crowdfunded earlier this year, and now we have a $5 competitor in the form of the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Oh, yes, of the “1.52 billion visits over the past 90 days”, 33.5% were not from the desktop… Android/Linux had 15% share. Oh yes, this is a victory for all things open and Free. Monopoly desktop OSs are like the zombies on “The Walking Dead” TV-series. They try to keep going missing lots of important parts but they don’t do very well despite the numbers… GNU/Linux seems to do best on weekends when folks are home during office hours.
Last week I presented a keynote in Skopje Macedonia where I did an update to my projections related to ‘Grand Convergence’. Some of our readers will probably want to see what the latest numbers look like. So this is an update to the ‘biggest race in human history’ or the 7 Trillion dollar collision of 17 separate giant global industries.
When news of a Pepsi smartphone launching leaked, it seemed a bit of a left-field move that made little sense.
Once announced, however, it made more sense. It’s aimed at the Chinese market, which is far more welcoming of branded limited edition devices. I said it made more sense, not a lot of sense.
A BlackBerry running on Android was an eventuality. BlackBerry 10, the company’s home baked operating system, is comprehensive, but a lack of application support meant BlackBerry’s smartphones could be used for a lot less. When BlackBerry announced Android applications would run on its phones, it was akin to raising a white flag.
LG G4 users in Europe can check for Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS as some users in Germany and other parts of EU have claimed to have received the update. The OS is seemingly seeding as a 1.5GB file.
Recently we heard the story of a programmer who wrote scripts to secretly automate almost everything he did at work. Most of us may not have the coding skills to pull this off but there are tools you can use on your smartphone to automate various tasks in your life. Here’s how to take advantage of those tools.