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April 8, 2014
Qualcomm revealed 20nm, 64-bit Snapdragon SoCs featuring Cortex-A57 and –A53 CPU cores, 4K video encoding, LTE Advanced, DDR4 RAM, and more.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Google Compute Engine teamed up this week to provide a way for customers to move an instance of RHEL to the cloud with a single vendor to help ease the move and smooth over any issues that might develop.
Nobody loves downtime or reboots -- especially not Suse. But the Linux engineers at Suse didn't just sit there and grind their teeth over forced reboots after a kernel patch; they went out and did something about it.
Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.
University researchers claim to have designed a 'nearly unbreakable' cryptography model based on the human respiratory system, which they say could make life tough for criminals and spying governments.
Folk Tale has been a sore spot for Linux gamers for quite some time now, after initial excuses about graphics drivers the developers are finally closer to a Linux release.
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
Canonical is discontinuing the Ubuntu One cloud-based file syncing and storage service for Ubuntu Linux five years after its introduction, but will open source the platform's code.
In today's open source roundup: Google will launch Android TV. Plus: Linus smacks down another developer, and a London Council dumps Windows for Chromebooks to save lots of cash.
We’re going to show you how to set up a mass document scanning system. To accomplish this, we’ll make use of a variety of Linux tools. The advantage of this approach is that you can tailor the process to match your specific requirements. This gives you a system that can handle big jobs and that is open to a lot of customisation.
AMD and Mentor Graphics have announced a partnership to encourage open source development of Linux for embedded devices, including AMD's latest x86 chips.
April 7, 2014
Sadly this one seems to have been missed, it was released last month for Linux, but as it's not a brand new game (only new to Linux) it didn't pop up as new to Linux on Steam. This is after at the start of last month they pushed out an "unofficial" Linux version for tester.
Eben Upton is best known as the man behind the Raspberry Pi, a tiny, $25 computer designed to help turn kids into programmers. Upton priced it at $25 because he thought that's around what an average textbook cost: "I now understand that's an incorrect estimate. If we had a better idea of what school textbooks cost we would have had an easier job with the engineering over the years," he joked to Wired years later.It's a funny story but also a sad story. Textbooks are expensive. More expensive than most non-students even realize.
As I listened to former Apple evangelist and author Guy Kawasaki speak last week at the AIIM14 Conference about enchanting your customers it occurred to me that what he was saying applied to many areas including IT. As Kawasaki said, try defaulting to "yes" and watch what happens.
As you may have already read here, LaTeX is an extremely useful document markup language. Whether it is for a research paper, a math homework, a presentation, or a fancy resume, LaTeX is pretty much the go to language. However, its syntax can be a bit confusing at first, and it is recommended, at least in the beginning, to use a LaTeX editor software.
YAD (Yet Another Dialog) creates GUI dialogs for data entry, user notification, etc. It was written by Victor Ananjevsky and is described as a fork of Zenity. In fact, it greatly extends Zenity and has a very large number of handy options. Here I explain how to build a multiple-item data entry form with YAD.
Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects. Just scroll through their GitHub pages to browse the projects they're actively contributing to. Yes, they have six pages of projects on GitHub.