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February 27, 2014
Many Phoronix readers may recall the Improv ARM development board announced back in November that would be comprised of "open hardware" and be running Mer OS and compatible with Wayland. The Improv board was worked on by Aaron Siego and other KDE developers with a focus on running either the Plasma desktop or Plasma Active, among other possibilities.
Canonical has released an important kernel update for its still supported Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Server operating system, fixing five vulnerabilities discovered in the upstream Linux kernel 2.6.32 packages by various developers and kernel hackers.
It's been months, and I'm still dealing with a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack on my server—an attack that I can see is coming from China, but there's not really much I can do about it other than try to tweak firewall settings and so on.
Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux. Key features include intuitive installation process, automatic hardware detection, stable rolling-release model, ability to install multiple kernels, special Bash scripts for managing graphics drivers and extensive desktop configurability.
For a while now there's been work happening to come up with a fullscreen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston to address some interesting use-cases. With this protocol, clients run entirely full-screen as the only client exposed to the user.
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions" that are especially relevant for newcomers to open source projects.
On February 25, Oracle announced the immediate availability for download of the powerful VirtualBox 4.3.8 virtualization application for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.
Version 2.0 of the widely-used QEMU emulator that's commonly used with open-source Linux virtualization setups will soon be released. In just over one month is the planned release of the very exciting QEMU 2.0.
A key feature that Manjaro and the other desktop distributions that are based on Arch Linux bring to the table is a point-and-click, user-friendly installation program. Another are user-friendly graphical package managers. Those are the type of programs I’m always looking for on any desktop distribution.
In January 2013, I started exploring open source solutions to help implement my business idea. I used Wordpress, Joomla, and OpenShift to create FilmBoxFestival, a platform for streaming documentary films. Note: It is still in the testing phase. I encourage you to explore open source possibilities. Here are some of the things I learned.
February 26, 2014
Zigfrak is a single player space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. It is also now DRM free on FireFlower Games.
eWEEK 30: The Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) combination provided a reliable set of servers, operating systems, languages and tools that helped the Web rapidly grow into what it is today. -
USA Today got it right last week when it claimed that Samsung was prepping a Tizen-based smartwatch successor to the Android-based Galaxy Gear. Well, they got it almost right — Samsung unveiled three Tizen smartwatches. Samsung did not, however, unveil a Tizen smartphone, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung execs could not even definitively promise a Tizen phone in 2014.
AV Linux 6.0.3, a custom shop modded Linux-based Operating System, built from a handpicked selection of available tools and based on Debian/GNU Linux and the Xfce Desktop Environment, has been released and it’s now available for download.
The survival game Rust from the dudes at Facepunch has been updated today, featuring a whole bunch of new kit.