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March 15, 2014
Zorin OS 8.0, released last month, is available in the free core and free education versions, as well as in a paid or ultimate version that provides support and a few other features. Though it is an interim upgrade, Zorin OS 8.0 has several very noteworthy changes and software improvements that make it worth using despite the shorter support period.
In a move that surprises no one at this point, OpenBSD is in the process of pulling the Apache 1.3.x web server it has been maintaining on its own for what seems like forever and replacing it with the hot web server of the 2010s — nginx.
Terminal emulators, also called console or terminal applications, are programs which facilitate access to the shell, and usually offer user-friendly features like profiles, scrollback history, backgrounds and transparency effects, font configuration, tabs, mouse support and so on.
Newark Element14 and Wolfson have launched an HD-ready Wolfson Audio Card for the Raspberry Pi with 192kHz sampling, MEMS mics, and I/O including S/PDIF. The Wolfson Audio Card extends and enhances the Linux-ready Raspberry Pi’s audio features beyond its native HDMI output with onboard HD audio and a variety of interfaces. Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier […]
Kontron announced tiny Pico-ITX and compact Mini-ITX SBCs based on Intel’s Atom E3800 SoC, with the Pico-ITX model offering extended temperature operation. Kontron’s new Linux-friendly “pITX-E38″ Pico-ITX and “mITX-E38″ Mini-ITX single-board computers take advantage of the 22nm Atom E3800′s power efficiency, improved graphics, and hardware-integrated security features for IoT applications, says the company. Both boards […]
Even though the request page for a Unity Editor on Linux has reached nearly 10,000 votes, Unity themselves have confirmed they have no plans for it.
Rumbling around the Internet the past few days is talk about actor/geek icon Wil Wheaton‘s Google+ post about not being terribly in love with Ubuntu. At least he’s running it with Xfce. The post made its way to OMG Ubuntu! where it provoked much discussion. Much of it was of the “How dare he!” variety, though there were plenty of people who pointed out that the opinions of non-Linux users sampling today’s distros are extremely important.
Mystery Microsoft e-reader program to take their place?Barnes & Noble's struggling Nook e-book division can breathe a little easier, now that Microsoft has let the bookseller off the hook on its promise to offer e-reader apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.…
IT has had to struggle with an ever-shifting variety of devices over the last few years. In part, the Bring Your Own Device notion rose because IT simply couldn't keep up with it all. Now, there is a new category about to enter business: wearables --and while you might think this is far fetched, chances are it's going to happen sooner or later.
The Debian developers are considering the release of an LTS (long-term support version) for their Wheezy branch, but nothing has been settled so far and they are looking for people with the available time and energy for such a project.
Looks like Nvidia are stepping their game up, they announced Nvidia GameWorks recently and one their videos specifically mentions Linux support.
As a software developer myself, I have seen developers rushing to finish thefeature they are assigned to, with little or no consideration for securityin the code—no security guidelines, no coding standards, just a maddashto finish the feature. Next comes the security review, in which thesoftware obviously fails, and then comes the security-hardening phase.
March 14, 2014
In today's open source roundup: Huawei plans to release a phone that dual-boots Android and Windows. Plus: A user dumps OS X for Linux, and Apple tries to gouge Samsung for $40 per device.
NASA’s Ubuntu Linux- and ROS-based “Robonaut 2″ humanoid robot will receive a set of robotic legs in a SpaceX resupply launch this weekend, enabling the robot for full operation. NASA’s second-generation Robonaut 2 (R2) was shipped to the International Space Station (ISS) in Feb. 2011, and began to see limited duty there about a year […]
My friend Mary, a folk singer, stopped by to visit spontaneously this evening. "What are you up to?" she inquired."I'm recording a music video for a new folk song," I explained. "The Firefox Phone was announced last week, so I need to compose a song about it."
Webmail interface is one of must-have services for any mail server. Most of us are used to native email client software, but what if your favorite client software is not available for any reason? For example, you have left your laptop at home, or your phone's data plan just went dry, or maybe you are just travelling. An alternative way to access a mail service in such cases would be to use the webmail interface of your mail server. As long as there is web browser with Internet connectivity, you should be able to use the webmail interface.
In this hands-on mini review, we take a quick look at the Ugoos UT2, a TV-centric mini-PC based on a 1.6GHz quad-core RK3188 SoC, and running Android 4.2.2. Like the earlier Ugoos “UM2″ HDMI-stick style device, the “UT2″ runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.6GHz quad-core Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 SoC, and offers HDMI, […]
Ugoos is shipping an updated version of its UT2 TV-centric Android mini-PC, based on a 1.6GHz quad-core RK3188 SoC, and backed by 2GB RAM and 32GB flash. Like the earlier Ugoos “UM2″ HDMI-stick style device, the “UT2″ runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.6GHz quad-core Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 SoC, and offers HDMI, dual-band […]