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August 29, 2013
The upcoming sixth game in the Tex Murphy series, "Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure", developed by Big Finish Games, will be released for Linux.
He makes a somewhat valid point, but he’s attempting to draw a hard boundary between usability and user-friendliness, forgetting that one derives from the other. If you build a “usable” system, people will tend to say that it is “user-friendly,” regardless of the technical capabilities of the users.
To process and analyze all the data generated on a multi-core embedded device, a safe and efficient database management system is necessary. ITTIA DB SQL addresses the challenge of increasing data volume on multi-core systems.
The world's largest patent-holding company, Intellectual Ventures (IV), has opened up a Washington DC office, according to The Washington Post's Capital Business blog. The move appears to be a ramping up of the company's lobbying efforts in a year in which "patent trolls" have come under unprecedented criticism in Congress.
EMAC announced a fanless, Linux-ready PC/104 format single-board computer built around Intel’s 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, available in a wide temperature (-40 to 80°C) model. The PCM-1812 SBC ships with 1GB of DDR2 RAM and a CompactFlash socket, supports dual VGA and LVDS displays, and offers a variety of interfaces including IDE, dual SATA, dual gigabit […]
Both OSes fail to ensure that browser cookies, document files, and other sensitive content from one Internet domain are off-limits to scripts controlled by a second address without explicit permission, according to a just-published academic paper from scientists at Microsoft Research and Indiana University. The so-called same-origin policy is a fundamental security mechanism enforced by desktop browsers, but the protection is woefully missing from many iOS and Android apps. To demonstrate the threat, the researchers devised several hacks that carry out so-called cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks to surreptitiously download user data from handsets.
A major new patent bill, passed in a 117-4 vote by New Zealand's Parliament after five years of debate, has banned software patents.The relevant clause of the patent bill actually states that a computer program is "not an invention." Some have suggested that was a way to get around the wording of the TRIPS intellectual property treaty, which requires patents to be "available for any inventions, whether products or processes, in all fields of technology."
Red Hat has released a new professional certificate for OpenStack cloud professionals.
A new Linux Foundation Collaborative Project has the potential to advance science through the use of open source software. The Linux Foundation announced this week that it is joining forces with the life sciences information framework OpenBEL, an open source software project that captures, integrates, stores, and shares biological knowledge through organizations.
August 28, 2013
Accounting software is an application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and trial balance.All accounting software listed in the article are free and open-source and many of them can be used in all popular operating systems.
With the imminent release of Mesa 9.2, out this morning are Radeon "R600" Gallium3D driver benchmarks comparing Mesa Git master (9.3-devel) to Mesa 9.2 Git, Mesa 9.1.6, Mesa 9.0.3, Mesa 8.0.5, and Mesa 7.11.2. These are the past two years worth of Mesa releases and testing occurred on an ATI Radeon HD 4890 (RV790XT) graphics card.
VMware Player and VirtualBox are the two most popular virtualization software packages for x86 processor architecture. This post highlights advantages and disadvantages of VMware Player and VirtualBox in terms of their features.
The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can now be run on VMware instances on-premises or in the cloud. VMware and Linux vendor SUSE Linux have extended their partnership to the hybrid cloud. SUSE Linux announced Aug. 27 that its Linux distribution is available on the newly launched VMware vCloud Hybrid Service that just became generally available Aug. 26.
The GNOME developers announced a few days ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release of the upcoming GNOME System Monitor 3.10 application.