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June 6, 2014
This week, we look at how Apple's idea of the cloud might not be the same as everyone else's, the increasingly cloud-first world we live in, and 10 "powerful" IaaS vendors, some of which might surprise you (especially who gets left out).
LIMBO caused quite a stir when it was released for Linux being wrapped in a custom wine wrapper by Codeweavers, but that saga looks like it's coming to and end.
During the course of the last twelve months, the OpenStack community has advanced as more users of the leading open source cloud technology have been reporting their progress—with the help of their partners—towards making a meaningful impact on their business goals and objectives.
The Ubuntu distribution features numerous flavors, like KDE, Xfce, and LXDE, but not all the major desktop environments are used. It looks like a new one is brewing, based on MATE.
In another example of Microsoft's mobile-first strategy, the company is expected to make the Android tablet version of its core touch-first Office apps available months ahead of the Windows 8 variant.
While the newest OpenSSL security problems are troubling, and you should address it, it's nothing as bad as Heartbleed.
Qnap unveiled a Linux-based, SOHO-focused “TS-X51 Turbo NAS” device with 2-8 HDD bays, plus private cloud sharing, video transcoding, and virtualization. Before the current era of open source SBCs, embedded hackers often sought out Linux-based network attached storage (NAS) devices to build customized server devices. Despite the fact that the vast majority of NAS devices […]
Many individuals may want to contribute to Linux or some open-source software project. However, many people may not be sure where to start or how to help. Others may not know computer programming and feel that there is no way they can contribute. Well, guess what? There are many ways anyone can contribute to Linux directly or some open-source software (OSS).
The Free Software Foundation has released a guide to encrypting email to mark one year since the disclosures of NSA blanket surveillance by analyst Edward Snowden.
Six months after the release of the first version, we are pleased to announce the release of Tango Studio version 2.2. This new version has been updated to Wheezy 7.5 and it contains some new features and bug fixes, as well as an update of the best open-source applications available for sound creation. Users of 2.1-rc1 do not need to re-install, the distribution can be updated via Synaptic or apt-get.
A newly discovered vulnerability that allows spying on encrypted SSL/TLS communications has been identified and fixed in the widely used OpenSSL library.
AMD announced six new Embedded G-Series SoCs, featuring improved performance-per-Watt, on-chip security processors, and Mentor Embedded Linux support. Following up on last month’s announcement of a new “Bald Eagle” generation of R-Series processors for high-end, multimedia-focused embedded processors, AMD unveiled new Embedded G-Series SoCs and APUs called “Steppe Eagle” and “Crowned Eagle,” respectively. These new, more power-efficient embedded processors are pin compatible with earlier models, which are still available.
That made me realize that just by installing three extensions, I can get the GNOME 3 desktop with a default GNOME Shell to look just like GNOME Classic. Just three extensions.
Mark Shuttleworth said on a number of occasions that the first Ubuntu-powered smartphones should arrive this autumn, but the developers are not yet ready to provide a stable version that can ship so soon. They are now considering building a separate branch of Ubuntu Touch that will get RTM status and that will be focused on stability and bug fixes.
It's been six years since I first heard the term "cloud computing" and some of the base concerns I heard in that first session still remain. You would think we would have changed the conversation after all this time, but I'm still hearing the same old arguments, and it's time to change the focus.
Oculus Rift users—and those still holding out for a Valve VR rig—are in luck. The VR mode for the Linux version of the game is out of beta, so an even better Half-Life 2 virtual experience is waiting. For a full list of changes, check out GamingOnLinux.
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft may or may not have a new attitude toward open source. Plus: Android versus Windows, and Cinnamon versus Unity in Ubuntu 14.04.
Users of MapR's Hadoop distribution have a new officially supported extract/transform/load (ETL) solution. Through a partnership with Syncsort, enterprises can use the latter's ETL software to offload data into MapR's Hadoop Big Data platform.