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January 9, 2014
So to keep the theme going of not directly new/up-coming gaming news after the Black Annex developer stated how easy it is to support Linux, the developer of Maia has openly stated that Linux has sold far more than Mac for him.
Today in Open Source: Are Chromebooks a threat to Apple as well as Microsoft? Plus: Does Blu-ray encryption cause piracy? And DistroWatch's rankings for 2012 and 2013.
GitHub has become the de facto repository for open source projects. So, we were excited for the opportunity to sit down with GitHub's co-founder and CIO Scott Chacon during the All Things Open Conference in Raleigh, NC.In this interview, Opensource.com Community Manager Jason Hibbets asks Scott about how he got started at GitHub and what's important about the culture there. Scott also talks about how the staff at GitHub finds out about cool projects on the site and where he sees GitHub going beyond code in the future.Here's the complete interview:
You may wonder why Google decided to give Android away when they could make so much money charging even a modest amount per phone. I think it's because they knew they were two years behind Apple when they launched Android. They knew they needed to grow quickly and free scales rapidly. And it worked, probably better than they ever imagined.
January 8, 2014
Even before it was announced, rumors of AT&T's plan led consumer advocates to say that it violates the principles of network neutrality. However, AT&T believes the plan does not violate the Open Internet Order, the Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality regulation.
Appnovation Technologies began as a Vancouver-based Drupal development shop and has since expanded to provide solutions for mobile, enterprise content management, middleware, and big data, using other open source technologies like: HTML5, Alfresco, MuleSoft, and Hadoop.
If you know what you are doing on Facebook, you can consider a much lightweight alternative Facebook client called fbcmd, a command-line client for Facebook, instead of heavy-weight Facebook web access. Using fbcmd's command line interface (CLI), you can do pretty much everything you would do on Facebook, but without having to download superfluous dynamic content. This tutorial covers how to access Facebook from the command line on Linux, by using fbcmd CLI.
I wanted to be able to tell you that despite rollApp being in beta it’s pretty much ready to go. Unfortunately, I can’t, because it isn’t. There are some limitations that make using the site a deal breaker for most users. When the developers get those worked out, however, rollApp will be ready to be a major player in the world of online apps.
Vizio’s new touchscreen Portable Smart Audio players stream audio and video directly from the Web, from USB drives, and from mobile devices via Bluetooth. The Portable Smart Audio players come in two models, equipped with either 4.7- or 7.0-inch touchscreen displays, and offer direct access to “millions of streaming songs, audio books, and videos” from the Internet, “without relying on other mobile devices,” says Vizio.
For almost a decade, expert Linux users who didn't need the Red Hat Enterprise Linux support used its clone CentOS instead. Now, Red Hat has adopted this community Linux. Don't panic! You still won't need to pay for it.
I have written recently about multiple keyboard layout settings in different Desktop Environments. The first article was about Unity, KDE and GNOME3. The second part of series was about Xfce, Cinnamon and MATE. I also created video how-tos for this.Today we will talk about less popular, still existing desktop environments: LXDE, Enlightenment and OpenBox.
AT&T is no stranger to making a mockery of net neutrality rules. It heavily influenced the rules themselves and has several times taken advantage of loopholes to push its favored apps and services. AT&T is now making another attempt to further subvert the concept of net neutrality with its "sponsored data" plan...... But it's what's tacitly admitted by this program -- something AT&T avoids addressing -- that's the most interesting. Giving providers and developers the option to pay freight on data exposes these data caps for what they are: an arbitrary limit that exists only as new source of revenue.
DROPOUTJEEP is a software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device. SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted.
Can SQL as a language be integrated and standardised into Java through a set of simple formal language transformation rules? Yes it can.Data Geekery saw the idea gain some traction when the Zurich, Switzerland-based open source company kicked off a new database abstraction software project called jOOQ. As founder and CEO, I in the beginning, I felt that jOOQ was meant to be a proof-of-concept for a greater vision. We licensed it under the terms of the Apache Software License 2.0, and thanks to this liberal license, the idea got some traction. jOOQ grew to be a niche product for hardcore Java/SQL users, with 25,000 yearly downloads by 2013.
With great excitement I'd like to announce that we are joining the Red Hat family. The CentOS Project is joining forces with Red Hat. Working as part of the Open Source and Standards team to foster rapid innovation beyond the platform into the next generation of emerging technologies. Working alongside the Fedora and RHEL ecosystems, we hope to further expand on the community offerings by providing a platform that is easily consumed, by other projects to promote their code while we maintain the established base.
The CentOS Project and Red Hat to accelerate community adoption and innovation for next-generation open source projects.
The Transformer Book Duet TD 300 is one of the major product announcements from ASUS at the ongoing International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.