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October 5, 2014

Via Sarah Burstein and the Design Law Blog, we discovered that just this week the US Patent Office granted a design patent... on a toothpick:
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Eric is a Python integrated development environment with rich features, coming in two variants: Eric4, which will use Python 2, and Eric5, using Python 3. Eric is written in Qt and thus fits well in a KDE environment.
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Banished is a city-builder from Shining Rock Software LLC that was praised rather a lot when it came out, and the developer noted they planned a Linux version. We caught up with the developer to see when.
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For those that have read us for some time you will probably know I am a big space sci-fi fan, so J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars ticks literally every single box for me. Here's my thoughts on the soon to be released Linux version.
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It's the inconvenience, stupidAnalysis Over the last few weeks law enforcement officials on both sides of the Atlantic have been kicking up a fuss over Apple and Google deciding to include effective encryption on their smartphones.…
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LG teased an image of a round-faced, WebOS-based smartwatch before. The Verge found an LG page promoting a WebOS SmartWatch SDK, but then it disappeared. We had a feeling the successful launch of the Linux-based WebOS distribution on LG’s Smart TV and signage computers would start LG thinking about applying the former mobile OS to […]
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Thoughts on 14.10, Unity, Gnome, Mate, and the meaning of life, which as we all know, is installing an OS on your hardware again and again because it is so much fun!
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There are many different open-source software projects with a variety of goals. Some projects focus on speed and security, while others focus on stability and portability. This month I aim to celebrate the diversity of the open-source ecosystem by looking at Clang Static Analyzer, a little known project in software development category. I begin with a short introduction of this project and continue with the list of the projects released during the month of September 2014.
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Open source games roundupWeek of September 28 - October 4, 2014Howdy, open source game fans! In this week's edition of our open source games news, we take a look at the storied history of Lord of the Rings games, Borderlands 2 on Linux, and more!read more
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The DDOS attack that has rendered the popular Linux site Tux Machines virtually unreachable for nearly two weeks, now seems to be affecting sister site TechRights. Roy Schestowitz, publisher of both sites, told FOSS Force that the attack on TechRights began at about one o’clock Friday afternoon GMT.
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Microsoft sued Samsung in August, alleging that the Korean firm had failed to make payments that were contractually owed. At the time, the documents were sealed, obscuring the value of the payments. Today, those documents were unsealed, revealing the full scale of the suit.
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A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
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October 4, 2014

ARM announced a free Mbed OS for use in IoT devices based on its Cortex-M microcontrollers, plus an Mbed Device Server stack for cloud-based IoT management. At ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, Calif., ARM announced an Mbed IoT Device Platform based around a new “Mbed OS” operating system for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs). Mbed OS […]
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Apple will soon have to face a trial over accusations it used digital rights management, or DRM, to unlawfully maintain a lead in the iPod market, a federal judge has ruled. The plaintiffs' lawyers, representing a class of consumers who bought iPods between 2006 and 2009, are asking for $350 million.
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Controlling a remote computer is something you're all familiar with. Whether that means RDP to your corporate Windows Server (we don't judge), Apple Remote Desktop (which is really VNC) to your OS X machine orVNC/X11/etc. into your GUI Linux machine, it's always a pain in the rear.
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Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage […]
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When you're dealing with audio files, you'll run into a few problems every so soften. This is especially true with voice recordings and audio that was converted to a digital format from a cassette tape or a vinyl record. One of the biggest problems is noise. This could be hissing or background noise like the sound of the wind or a loud air conditioning unit, or even someone inadvertently breathing into a microphone. No matter what the source is, that noise is distracting. And while it's difficult to eliminate all of the noise from a digital audio recording, it is possible to clean the file up so that the noise tolerable.
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I remember the days of old when "Linux has no games!" was a common argument against using it. Now with developers flocking to put Linux versions of games up on Steam we are seeing over 700!
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LinkSprite unveiled a “pcDuino Acadia 1? SBC that runs Linux or Android on a 1.2GHz Freescale i.MX6 Quad SoC and features eMMC flash and dual microSD slots. LinkSprite Technologies, which hosts the open source project for pcDuino single board computers, last month announced a pcDuino3Nano SBC, featuring a dual-core, 1GHz Cortex-A7 Allwinner A20 system-on-chip for only $39. At last weekend’s Maker Faire New York, the company unveiled a quad-core based SBC called the pcDuino Acadia 1. No pricing or availability information was released.
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In today's open source roundup: GNOME 3.14 might be bringing users back from other desktops. Plus: Why are command line interfaces still popular? And a preview of the gaming distro Play Linux.
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