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April 1, 2014
Cumulus Networks has announced that IXLeeds has chosen the Cumulus Linux operating system for the company’s upgraded Internet Exchange Point. IXLeeds is a not-for-profit Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Leeds, UK.
What kinds of software—if any—deserve a patent?It's a basic question, and one that many thought would be resolved by now, especially since the issue came up in the US Supreme Court's 2010 Bilski decision. But Bilski left the legal landscape more confusing and fractured. This was illustrated in dramatic fashion last year, when the nation's top patent court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, practically split apart at the seams trying to decide if four patents on financial software held up. The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case resulted in ten judges writing seven different opinions and resolving nothing.
That was followed by Justice Stephen Breyer's question, which suggested the Alice patent is describing a method of settling accounts that is in fact ancient."I mean, imagine King Tut sitting in front of the pyramid where all his gold is stored, and he has the habit of giving chits away," said Breyer. "He hires a man with an abacus, and when the abacus keeping track sees that he's given away more gold than he has in storage, he says, stop.... How is that [the Alice patent] less abstract than King Tut, if we had the same thing with a grain elevator, if we had the same thing with a reservoir of water, if we had the same thing with my checkbook?"
If you need remote access to a machine, you'll probably use SSH, andfor a good reason. The secure shell protocol uses modern cryptographymethods to provide privacy and confidentiality, even over an unsecured,unsafe network, such as the Internet.
When I installed openSUSE it came with a number of games pre-installed including Reversi, Patience, Sudoku, Mahjongg and Mines. This article takes a look at the games and asks the question "Who is playing them?" Do you play them? If nobody plays them why are they there?
While Torvalds did not name the Linux kernel Pi, nor did he release the 3.14 kernel on Pi Day, there is in fact still PIE, or proportional integral controller enhanced, code within Linux 3.14.
One of the new changes in the latest release of SMPlayer is the version system, which changed and now follows a two-digit year and month number, in a similar way to Ubuntu for example. So, the latest released is 14.3, after the previous was 0.8.6.
Microsoft (MSFT) Windows XP's end is nigh, and you might think a longtime Linux user such as myself would have little reason to care. But I do, because XP's impending end of life means virtualizing Windows apps on open source platforms is about to become much more difficult. Here's why.
This tutorial is Part 3 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. In this tutorial, you will learn about using HTTP authentication, streaming files, and how to create objects and exceptions.
A new Linux Foundation report says collaborative software development, along the model pioneered by open source Linux kernel developers, is increasingly popular among enterprises, too.
Airships v2 is out, bringing better multiplayer and more ship design options. At its core, the game is about designing airships and fighting with them. Ships are put together out of modules, and the layout of modules matters a great deal.
TI released Sitara Linux SDK 7.0, now based on the mainline Linux kernel. The SDK supports the Sitara AM355x, and coming soon, the new Sitara AM4x and AM5x. The Sitara Linux Software Development Kit 7.0 incorporates the Texas Instruments Arago Linux distribution and a stable mainline Linux kernel. The SDK also includes the U-Boot bootloader, a Yocto Project OpenEmbedded Core file system, and Linaro toolchain.
When it comes to file managers, there’s such a rich range to choose from on Linux, one could get confused and just go with the default one provided by their distribution or desktop environment (like most do, actually). However, Dolphin or Nautilus are not the only kids on the block here.
March 31, 2014
Some good news for you all, Escape Goat 2 easily one of my favourite puzzle-platformers around has seen decent sales on Linux since release!
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint might work well as a replacement for Windows XP. Plus: What is open source? And the Budgie desktop resembles Chrome OS.