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October 24, 2013
It's been a while since last having major updates to share on Xiph.Org's Daala, the next-generation open-source video codec, but today there's a new technical overview update. The latest update on Daala covers prediction of chroma planes from luma.
Marco Fioretti explains the most common way to install from sources on Linux, using a compilation of AbiWord 3.0.0 as an example.
SUSE Linux is updating its flagship server offering with new features and capabilities that are optimized to enable SAP applications. The new SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP applications is based on the SLES 11 Service Pack 3 update, which was released in July.
Andy Schatz has broken into his own game. Not to steal something, though. While that would be true to theme of Monaco, it would also be somewhat self-defeating. Instead, he’s planted a new mini-campaign. It’s called Monaco Origins, because video games. In addition, you’ll also find Linux support, in preparation for SteamOS, and a zombie mode, possibly in preparation for Halloween. That or, again, because video games.
This is Vine Linux version 6 release. Since this is not a commercial version (Vine Linux CR), non-free applications and fonts are not included on the CD/DVD. Instead of proprietary ATOX X/Wnn7/Wnn8/VJE Japanese inputs and Ricoh/Dynacomware fonts, this FTP edition contains Anthy and free TrueType fonts. Vine Linux 6.2 has following features (highlights): update the software collection; update Linux kernel to 3.4.65 (latest LTS kernel); bundle newer software - Firefox 24, Thunderbird 24, LibreOffice 4.1; stability improvements; look and feel improvements; newer hardware support; new user-friendly tools.
The Fetch is a key fob-sized device, measuring approximately 2.9cm x 2.9cm and less than 1cm thick. It works only with the HTC One mini, Butterfly s, and One max smartphones, and has a working range of 15m (slightly more than 49 feet), with a battery that will last 6 month before needing to be recharged.
Before I get into this review, you should know that in addition to GNOME 3.8, you can also run GNOME Classic by switching the session at the login screen. As I started using GNOME 3.8, I remembered how much I loathe it. It is probably the single worst desktop environment available for Linux right now. It’s so bad that it makes me long for Unity.
Sure, the HP Chromebook 11 is attractive, especially for that $279 price tag. In many ways it resembles the old white MacBooks, but when you get beyond the good looks, this machine is slow and frustrating, and you're much better off with the dowdy $249 Samsung
SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) and Framework for creating and maintaining websites and web applications released under the terms of the BSD License.SilverStripe team announced the next major milestone for SilverStripe: 3.1.0 stable.
(Sacramento, CA, USA: October 23, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute(LPI: http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier Linux certificationorganization, will offer its popular LPIC-1 certification exams atSUSECon 2013, November 12-15, 2013, at the Coronado Springs Resort inLake Buena Vista, Florida (http://www.susecon.com/). Both LPIC-1 examswill be available free of charge to paid conference attendees throughthe SUSECon scholarship program.
Avnet released two Linux-based Software Defined Radio (SDR) development kits that combine Xilinx ARM/FPGA Zynq-7000 SoCs with Analog Devices RF transceiver modules. The SDR Evaluation Kit uses the community-backed Zedboard SBC and supports 2.4 to 2.5GHz operation, while the more advanced SDR Systems Development Kit is based on a Xilinx ZC706 baseboard and spans the spectrum from 70MHz to 6GHz.
At the beginning of 2010, Red Hat combined with its derivatives CentOS and Fedora had 53.2% of the web server Linux distributions, while Debian and Ubuntu combined only had 37.1%. Now that percentages have changed to 37.3% vs. 58.5% and Debian/Ubuntu have a double lead.
This week I featured the first Linux review of an AMD Radeon Rx 200 series graphics card in the form of an AMD Radeon R9 270X "Curacao XT" benchmarked on Ubuntu. If you're looking to buy a new graphics card for use on the Linux desktop but prefer NVIDIA hardware or buying a GPU isn't dependent upon the incomplete RadeonSI driver, being looked at today on Phoronix is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Kepler graphics card.
October 23, 2013
The Linux Foundation's SPDX Workgroup Releases New Version of Software Package Data Exchange Standard
The SPDX® workgroup, hosted by The Linux Foundation, today announced the release of version 1.2 of its Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX®) standard, which includes new features and is being adopted by U-Boot, a popular open source boot loader for embedded devices.
Ghost is a new, opensource blogging platform licensed under MIT license and actively developed by a small and talented team of designers and developers.In this blog post we will show you how to install Ghost on a Debian 7 (Wheezy) VPS with Nginx.
Most of you are probably familiar with the concept of rooting, the process of allowing Android smartphone and tablet owners to attain privileged control over the operating system. If not, you should definitely check out our beginners guide to rooting for some background information and tips of getting started with rooting. But even if you’re in the knowledge, the reasons to root may seem few and far between at first, and the tradeoff with voiding your warranty is a legitimate concern. Nevertheless, here are my top reasons to root your device, all of which can drastically improve your Android experience.
Google has pulled multiple Android apps that relied on a popular mobile app library that posed a severe security risk.