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October 17, 2013
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCAngie Byron is an advocate for Drupal. Commonly known online as webchick, she is a Drupal core co-maintainer. She has her finger on the pulse of the community, helping to manage over 1,600 contributors from all over the world.In this interview, Angie shares the top five things she loves about the Drupal community, how she got started in open source, her passion for getting more newbies and women involved in open source, as well as her best tips for community management.Plus, she's speaking at the upcoming All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC and gives us a sneak preview to her keynote and session talk.
Oracle announced the release of VirtualBox 4.3, this is a major release that comes with important new features, devices support and improvements. According to the announcement, “Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 adds a unique virtual multi-touch interface to support touch-based operating systems, and other new virtual devices and utilities, including webcam devices and a session recording facility. This release also builds on previous releases with support for the latest Microsoft, Apple, Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems, new virtual devices, and improved networking functionality. “
Chainsaw Warrior is a classic 1987 Games Workshop solo board game being brought to mobile and desktop by Auroch Digital.
The impeding patch 1.1 for Shadowrun Returns, Harebrained Schemes' Kickstarted tactical role-playing game, will introduce Linux support and a slew of new features and code updates, according to a post on the developer's website.
A single messaging app for Android might be closer than you think, as Google unveils new settings in KitKat to officially set a default text-messaging app.
Nginx, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Nginx Web server, aims to grow its business, with a boost from a fresh capital injection of $10 million. The new funding is a Series B round led by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and brings the total funding to date for Nginx to $13 million.
Netflix for Android is getting a much-needed tune-up. In an update that's beginning to roll out, Netflix is removing the lag and stutter that's long plagued its Android app, and turning into an appropriately snappy experience that performs as well as you'd expect. The design is also seeing a small refresh to better match Android's design guidelines, with the app's navigation bar now including a more traditional button layout. According to Android Police, which first spotted the update, the new Netflix app also works better with Chromecast, thanks to improved in-app controls and a less obtrusive interface when accessing it on the lock screen.
Tuesday was [Ada Lovelace] day and to recognize it SparkFun posted an article about women in their workforce and the STEM initiative. [Ada Lovelace] is credited with forging a path for women in mathematics and computing. The STEM acronym represents a movement to get more of America’s students into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields in order to keep up with the rest of the developed world.
Summary: Samba, which has been bringing Windows-compatible file sharing to Linux servers, Mac servers, and desktops for years, takes another step forward.
Wind River announced Wind River Linux support for Cavium’s newly shipping Octeon III system-on-chips. Aimed at high-end networking applications, the 28nm-fabricated Octeon III SoCs offer as many as 48 MIPS64 cores clocked up to 2.5GHz, support MIPSr5 architecture features like hardware virtualization, and integrate accelerators for deep packet inspection (DPI), packet processing, security, search, and QoS.
A full review of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.
SUMMARY: The creators of the $25 credit-card-sized microcomputer Raspberry Pi didn’t intend to start a hacking revolution — they just wanted to encourage a new generation of young computer users to learn how to program.
The BeagleBoard.org Foundation is a US-based 501(c) non-profit corporation existing to provide education in and promotion of the design and use of open-source software and hardware in embedded computing. BeagleBoard.org provides a forum for the owners and developers of open-source software and hardware to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. On occasion, BeagleBoard.org provides for the promotion of communication with other individuals interested in open-source software and hardware.
The Ubuntu Manual team is once again proud to announce that their very popular Ubuntu Getting Started guide has been updated, this time for the Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Linux operating system.
Nike is only shooting itself in the foot with its stubborn reluctance to work with Android.
There comes a time in every smart phone owner’s life when the number of installed apps outweighs the brainpower available to the owner to keep them all managed. Enter Aviate, a new home screen management system for Android that aims to keep everything under control, intelligently.
Today in Open Source: The chaotic situation of Android. Plus: Why you should switch to Linux, and download Ubuntu 13.10
Dear Lifehacker, I keep hearing conflicting arguments on the state of Android security. Eric Schmidt says it's more secure than the iPhone, but people laughed at him. Plus, I keep hearing about the threat of Android malware. Who's right? Is Android safe? Should I install security software like I do on Windows?
A Google-backed file sharing service has been discovered spreading malware to thousands of Windows and Android users.