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December 12, 2013
After a protracted legal battle, the Horowhenua Library Trust, the birthplace of the open source Koha integrated library system, has succeeded in preventing an American defence contractor from poaching its trademark.
It was announced today by Robert Ancell at Canonical that right now they're running on a heavily-patched version of GNOME 3.6 and that they're not looking forward to upgrading the gnome-control-center version since it would involve a lot of work. Right now Canonical carries 61 patches atop the gnome-control-center and they are uninterested in upgrading the patches against the latest GNOME software code.
On Thursday, a Korean court ruled that Apple did not violate three Samsung patents related to messaging services. The Seoul Central District Court rejected Samsung’s request that Apple should pay 100 million won ($95,000) in damages, as well as a ban on sales of older iPhones and iPads.According to the AFP, the court noted that two of three patents in dispute are invalid because they can be easily developed using technologies that already exist.
I've mentioned geocaching before, but if you've never taken the time to go out and do it, you're really missing out. Whether you're dragging your family through two feet of snow in the middle of the woods (yeah, I did that last year, I'm still not sure they've forgiven me) or following your GPS around a parking lot looking for a tiny micro-cache, geocaching is fun. You need only a few things to go geocaching:
To date, there has been no way to run apps on Android with real and reliable privacy controls. Android version 4.3 and higher take a huge step in the right direction, letting users install apps while denying some of the apps' attempts to collect the user's data.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers was a 1993 adventure game out of Sierra On-Line that was popular back in the day and is now being remade as "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition." The title was announced back in October with plans to release the game for Windows, Apple OS X, iPad, Android, and Linux. The game re-make is being developed by Pinkerton Road and Phoenix Online Studios.
Cogent announced the CSB1890T10-Q15, a tiny (84 x 55mm) COM Express Type 10 Mini module with a 1.5GHz, quad-core AMD GX-415GA SoC, featuring PCI Express, SATA, and USB 3.0. Cogent Computer Systems offers a number of Atmel- and Marvell-based ARM computer-on-modules, and has now introduced a x86-based COM Express Type 10 module built around the AMD GX-415GA. This is the slower of AMD’s two quad-core, 64-bit G-Series SoCs at 1.5GHz, but offers the advantage of a much lower 15 Watt TDP. Other recent COMs built around the SoC include MSC Embedded’s C6C-GX COM Express Type 6 module.
We’re proud to announce that Qt 5.2 is now available. With the release of Qt 5.1 in July, we showcased the Qt for Android and iOS ports and laid down the beginning of some heavy improvements we have now done on Qt’s graphics capabilities. In the last 6 months, we’ve worked very hard to finalize this release and especially these ports.
Free PBX is an open source, web-based PBX solution, FreePBX is easy to customize and adapt to your changing needs. FreePBX can run in the cloud or on-site, and is currently being used to manage the business communications of all sizes and types of businesses from small one person SOHO businesses, to multi-location corporations and call centers. The FreePBX Ecosystem provides you with the Freedom and Flexibility to custom design business communications around your needs.
Port knocking is a security implementation that’s designed to reduce the visibility of TCP servers on the network. A good port knock tool renders TCP servers stealthy, making them invisible to port scanners.
Today in Open Source: Linux Mint may have to license Ubuntu binary packages. Plus: Firefox 26 available for download, and a Linux Mint 16 Xfce RC screenshot tour.
This guide explains how to install and configure postgreSQL database server and PhpPgAdmin in ubuntu server 13.10. PostgreSQL is a powerful and reliable object-relational database system. It’s a great alternative for MySQL databse server. It is as easy to set up, performs better and offers far more features.
RHEL 7 is based on the Fedora 19 community Linux release and the Linux 3.10 kernel, both of which first debuted in July. Red Hat has been hardening the Fedora 19 base over the last several months to ensure enterprise-grade stability, Ron Pacheco, senior manager of Platform Product Management at Red Hat, told eWEEK.
PC gamers who are champing at the bit to build their very own "Steam Machines" won't have to wait long to start tinkering, as Valve has revealed that its recently announced SteamOS will be available this Friday.The announcement comes alongside word from Valve that its prototype Steam Machines, along with the companion Steam Controller, will be shipped out to 300 randomly selected US beta testers on Friday.
New dev language for polishing backends, plus HTML5 tools open-sourced SAP is embracing open-source developers to promote its flagship HANA in-memory data and application architecture
The recently released Mint 16, nicknamed Petra, might be the perfect Linux desktop for newcomers. At its core is Ubuntu 13.10, but on top of this are desktops Mate and Cinnamon, the latter being the Mint project's homegrown user interface. Ubuntu gives a stable foundations on which to build, allowing the project to focus more on its desktops and less on the underpinnings. The result is a pair of desktops both worthy of consideration but with Cinnamon far more interesting as its hits version 2.0