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November 16, 2014
Walmart, that well-known purveyor of the finest America has to offer, will flog a $99 Windows 8 tablet for this year's Black Friday. As you'd expect at that price, the E Fun Nextbook is an utter dog: it has a 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with 1GB of RAM – the bare minimum for Windows 8.1 to function.
Google Glass has lost more than a bit of its momentum since the project was unveiled in 2012 – and a new report on Friday is claiming that even developers building apps for the techno-goggles are giving up. Reuters said that it spoke with 16 developers and found that more than half had abandoned their plans to write software for the Chocolate Factory's headgear. The coders cited reasons such as a lack of customer interest, poor hardware specs and more money to be had in enterprise software.
November 15, 2014
Open gaming roundupWeek of November 8 - 14, 2014Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Gamebuino's Arduino console, Oculus VR's SDK for mobile release, women in gaming, and more!read more
Congatec announced a “Qseven Headless” module based on a new 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3805 SoC that lacks graphics, but has a TDP of only 3 Watts. Congatec’s first-ever “headless” computer-on-module — designed for embedded applications that don’t require displays — debuts the most power efficient Intel Atom processor yet, with a Thermal Design Power rating of just three Watts. Intel quietly released the 1.33GHz Atom E3805 system-on-chip last month, according to Gadget-Help.
We are pleased to announce our new ArchBang-Rc release, some old favourites have returned. Now shipping with Spacefm, Leafpad, Deadbeef as well as obmenu-generator. ArchBang Linux is a lightweight distribution based on Arch Linux. Using the Openbox window manager, it is fast, up-to-date and suitable for both desktop and portable systems.
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for November 14th, 2014.
I really stink at video games. I write about gaming occasionally, but the truth of the matter is, I'm just not very good. If we play Quake, you'll frag me just about as often as I respawn. I don't have great reflexes, and my coordination is horrible.
In today's open source roundup: The Popcorn Time movie and TV show streaming app updated to Beta 0.3.5. Plus: Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition now available for Linux, and Canonical wants to phase out 32-bit ISOs.
ArchAssault 2014.09.29 Openbox is available. We have released a new iso, its updated with our latest tools. We have updated our custom kernel to 3.16.3, as well. We have corrected the size issue on the x86_64 ISO, allowing it to be burned to a single layer DVD. We will keep making improvements.
Mount & Blade is a 3D role-playing game taking place in medieval times, in which you will carry battles, lead armies, expand and conquer, and eventually claim the throne of Calradia. The game is available on Steam with a 75% discount throughout this weekend.
Welocalize’s translation management system (TMS) GlobalSight has been around for more than 15 years. Prior to 2005, it was an off-the-shelf commercial offering. In 2008, Welocalize, a global language services provider, acquired Transware which owned GlobalSight software as an in-house tool. Making GlobalSight open source in 2009 was a business decision by Welocalize, as it allowed users and clients the most options to support and create solutions that work best for them. As it turned out, clients liked the decision and Welocalize embraced the open source model as a business strategy. The GlobalSight community has been active since then and is a vibrant, active group of users, developers, and translation professionals. Users like GlobalSight because it is a fully featured TMS system, which is core to supporting localization and translation programs in large enterprises.
Variscite announced a reduced-sized, Linux friendly COM based on Freescale’s i.MX6, featuring extensive I/O including HDMI, GbE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and more. In September, Variscite refreshed its i.MX6 COM line with a VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 model that added built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and eMMC flash. Now, the company has introduced a “VAR-SOM-SOLO” that provides nearly all of the V2?s features on a significantly smaller board.
Private-cloud in private data center isn't really the cloud, but private clouds in a public cloud? That's another story. Cloud computing is evolving for actual business requirements instead of marketing terms to make it more palatable for IT.
The latest Wine development release, 1.7.31, ships with numerous bug fixes, support for a new version of the Gecko web engine based on Firefox 34, support for the Visual Studio 2013 C/C++ runtimes, support for more font metrics in DirectWrite, Direct2D improvements. An impressive 51 bug fixes also found way into this release.
November 14, 2014
The days of counting on Microsoft to deliver first and best on Windows are gone. Will Windows 10 bring them back next year?
This week, we look at CEOs driving the charge to the cloud (not users as you might think), AWS head tells the WSJ he's not afraid of his cash-rich rivals and could 2014 be the year we say buh-bye to the private data center?
Okular is the KDE document viewer with support for a wide range of formats, different view modes and various viewing and selection tools. Okular can be used to open basically any type of document, from PDFs to mobile formats, text or CHM files.
A new NVIDIA Beta Linux driver has been released, and this is one of the biggest updates in a long time. It's considered unstable, but if you're having problems with the system or you want better performance, then you really need to try this one.