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September 14, 2014
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.Top 5 articles of the week#5. Three Drupal education distros reviewedread more
SK Telecom will develop in-house the open-source and x86 server-based network switch. Once the network switch is developed by early next year and in place in the company’s data centers, it is expected to open a new “do-it-yourself” era for network equipment.
Developers today more often then not require multiple tools to build for desktop and mobile web applications. It's a challenge that Mozilla is aiming to solve with a new cross-platform web development add-on. The new Firefox Tools Adaptor will now enable a developer to leverage the developer tools in Firefox for applications that will run on multiple platforms. The new plugin extends the reach of Firefox's developers tools beyond the Firefox browser for the desktop and Android, to apps that will run on Chrome as well as Safari in IOS.
Smartwatches have been the next big thing since 1982. But 2015 is going to be different: when the Apple Watch drops early next year it's going to start a whole new wave of wearable tech. And if that doesn't? Well, we've got smartwatches to look forward to from pretty much everyone else.
CLion provides intelligent support for the C/C++ programming languages and is "seamlessly integrated" with the well-known CMake build system. As readers will know, CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test, and package as it controls the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files.
September 13, 2014
Just about any Linux makes an excellent media server because it's lightweight and stable, so you can use whatever flavor you're most comfortable with. Any Ubuntu variant (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and so on) is exceptionally nice to set up as a media server because they make it easy to get restricted codecs. I have Xubuntu running on a ZaReason MediaBox. This is a simple system for playing movies and music. It is not a DVR (digital video recorder), and it doesn't need a TV tuner because I don't have any broadcast TV. No cable, satellite, nor over-the-air even. Don't want it and don't miss it. But if that's something you want you may have it, because Linux wants us to be happy.
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack provider, today announced the launch of Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0. The on-demand offering now enables enterprises to deploy the most current OpenStack edition, OpenStack Icehouse, in a robust, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade cloud service.
Open source games roundupWeek of August 7 - September 13, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at the big Minecraft news, download some GOG games from the command line, and Hack 'n' Slash.read more
Jeff Hoogland, the lead developer of Bodhi Linux, said in a blog post on Friday that “for a variety of reasons,” he is stepping down from the leadership of his “labor of love.”Bodhi Linux, based on Ubuntu, is a lightweight distro leveraging the Enlightenment Desktop. A note on the Bodhi Linux web page says, “We regret to inform you Bodhi Linux is no longer being maintained,” and has a link to Hoogland’s blog page.
We've mentioned in the past how Comcast has been pretending to support net neutrality, with ad campaigns stating that it does -- clearly in an attempt to confuse the public. Yesterday, Comcast even put a thing on its own front page claiming that the company is "committed to an open Internet and Net Neutrality."
I am sure anyone who has been following the Bodhi project has taken note that the 3.0.0 release timeline has not happened as expected. Due to a variety of reasons I would like to announce today that I will no longer be actively developing Bodhi Linux.
The OSRF plans to add ARM support to the Robot Operating System (ROS), starting with the Snapdragon 600 running Linux in Q4, followed by Android in 2015.
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each.
Rising Angels: Reborn is now available for free on Linux and promises to be an interesting sci-fi adventure.
This article describes a working all-in-one standalone mobile wireless attack station that can perform Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) type attacks on clients automatically and without any internet access or other external connectivity or influence. Once running, the device will attempt to solicit connections from nearby wireless devices using airbase-ng. The software runs on a Raspberry Pi (or any sane Linux distribution) and is described for testing and research purposes.
Big Data users who swear by Cassandra should seriously consider upgrading to the new version.
OpenStack cloud computing vendor Mirantis has released OpenStack Express 2.0, which features enterprise support for Icehouse and an application catalog, alongside other new functionality.