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September 5, 2013
So, Google's (GOOG) Sundar Pichai sort of says Android 4.4 will be called KitKat. Some chocolate lovers wonder if Nestle (owner of KitKat chocolate treats) will object. But take a closer look, folks: Nestle is actually partnering with Google on the Android 4.4 KitKat name. Now, let's shift our attention to the actual launch date....
Now that Google Reader is officially gone, most folks have settled on a replacement of some sort. In fact, a few months ago I even went through the process of installing Tiny Tiny RSS as a viable and powerful replacement. At the time, there was only one feature I sorely missed, the "next unread blog" link.
Recently filed FCC test documents offer a sneak peek at a new device in Sony’s NSZ-series Google TV media player lineup. Although the NSZ-GU1 plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI connector, it’s considerably larger than HDMI stick-style adapters like Google’s Chromecast or Plair’s device, which eschew Google TV in favor of remote management by a […]
It’s a relatively quiet time for most governments around the world right now. Typically, during this time there are few new initiatives, policies, or announcements related to open source. So, it’s a good time to consider the trends of the first half of the year and ponder what the remainder of this calendar year holds. Here are a few that come to mind.
September 4, 2013
The GNOME development team announced a couple of days ago, September 2, that the first Beta release of the upcoming Epiphany (GNOME Web) 3.10 web browser is available for download and testing.
(Sacramento, CA, USA: September 4, 2013) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced the launch of LPI Academy, a Linux education program for accredited degree / diploma-granting academic institutions, high schools, middle schools, and government training programs. The LPI Academy will assist educators to prepare students and employees for careers in Linux and Open Source technology (http://www.lpi.org/partnerships/academy).
Tor is a very popular piece of software used to encrypt communications. While it does have its weak points it also has its strong points as well. I’ll be walking through in a series of guides showing how to set it up, configure it and even make your own exit node (explanation to come soon).
Have you ever wanted to live stream a video feed from your webcam for someone else? You could use any existing video chat software such as Skype, Google+ Hangouts. However, if you do not want to rely on any third-party streaming infrastructure, you can set up your own webcam streaming server in house. This tutorial describes how to live stream video from webcam by using VLC.
Many, if not all Linux users, have at least one web browser installed on their system. Linux users have a variety of browsers to choose from. Most users use a stable, mainstream version while some developers use developmental versions to help test the software for the web browser's programmers. This tutorial will explain how to install some of the web browsers, both the stable and unstable versions.
Microsoft can keep buying companies to try and gain some kind of a foothold in the mobile space but unless it buys Apple or Google, it will not succeed.
The second beta build of the 3.5 development release is now available on SourceForge with LXDE and Xfce on amd64 and i386 architectures. Please be aware this release provides users, beta testers and developers with a system to test out new features in the upcoming release. It may contain buggy code and features, so we encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems. Changes between -BETA1 and -BETA2 include: FreeBSD BETA2 to RC2; fix amd64 divers packages; fix amd64 and i386 packages. Known issues: Caja is in both Xfce and LXDE editions; Openbox and MATE editions are not yet ready, chances are that they will be released before beta 3. We look forward to receiving your feedback.
We're aiming for steady, organic growth both of ourselves and the wider LibreOffice ecosystem," Meeks said. "Collabora Productivity is here for the long term, and we have plenty of runway to build a sustainable business that delights customers."
Among the big new items included in the Linux 3.11 kernel is the initial support for the Lustre filesystem. Lustre is a widely deployed high-performance computing (HPC) filesystem used by many of the world's top supercomputers. It got its start with Cluster File Systems, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2007. Sun became part of Oracle in 2010, and Lustre languished somewhat. In February of 2013, Xyratex acquired the name "Lustre" and its associated intellectual property assets from Oracle.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is not exempt from the "sequestration" budget cuts being imposed on government agencies. For now, one casualty of the cuts will be that agency's plan to open an office in Silicon Valley in the near future, according to a Sunday report by The Associated Press. The Silicon Valley office was an idea that has been suggested for years, and it looked like it was finally coming to fruition.
Today I want to present you Emmabuntüs a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu and designed to facilitate the repacking of computers donated to Emmaüs Communities. The name itself is a combination of two words: Ubuntu and Emmaüs. Emmabuntüs 2 has been released on July 21 2013 and it’s based on Xubuntu 12.04 LTS, this is because the team want a Long Term support base distribution, and with this version you can be sure to have support for 5 years.