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October 12, 2013
Alexandre Julliard has just announced a few hours ago, October 11, that another development release of the powerful Wine software is now available for download and testing.
[Updated Oct 10] — Intel unveiled a family of embedded-specific Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) system-on-chips based on its 22nm Silvermont architecture, featuring TDPs ranging from 5 to 10 Watts, and offering interoperability with its Quark SoCs. The Intel Atom E3800 SoCs have already been tapped by a handful of companies for new computer-on-modules (COMs) and single-board computers (SBCs) of various shapes and sizes.
Today in Open Source: The death of Medibuntu. Plus: A slideshow of Ubuntu 13.10, and Cinnamon 2.0 released
Back before the iPhone came along, when netbooks running GNU/Linux were threatening Redmond’s monopoly, it was said the company was allowing OEMs to install XP on the economy devices for as little as seven dollars, which was practically giving the OS away in those days. That may soon seem like a king’s ransom. If the likes of Bloomberg are to be believed, now Microsoft might be offering Windows Phone to HTC for gratis.
With Microsoft and Intel becoming "outright competitors," Hewlett-Packard sees most of the PC growth happening outside the Windows market. That means Android, Chrome, and Ubuntu.
Unlike commercial operating systems such as Windows or Mac OS X, Linux stands alone because of its unique nature. One of the major benefits of using this OS is that it is open source, meaning that the underlying source code may be used, modified, and distributed as its users see fit.
Every six months, my world gets thrown into a state of pure, blissful chaos.
Alex Preston’s Kickstarter for Hyper Light Drifter has been a runaway success. Having asked for only $27,000, he has –at the time of this writing– matriculated past the $500k mark. He is now working towards closing $600k to secure a well-earned masters degree in Kickstarter. Having backed 7 other Kickstarters himself, he is no stranger to the indie scene.
In what is a poignant statement about the state of Android tablet apps, Twitter has announced the first tablet-optimized version for the platform. It’s been 3 years since the iPad hit and Android tablets have blown up in the meantime, but this is the first time they’re being served with a real app.
The Neptune team is proud to announce the release of Neptune 3.3. This release features Linux kernel 3.10.12 and is exclusively meant to run on 64-bit CPUs. The KDE Plasma Desktop ships with version 4.11.2. Chromium was updated to version 29, VLC to 2.1 and LibreOffice to version 4.1.2. We ship with the latest and greatest multimedia codecs pre-installed, as well as the Flash player. For wireless diagnosis we ship Wireshark, Aircrack-ng and kismon. We made a lot effort in cleaning up the system and removed Eclipse as well as the Muon software center and qapt-deb-installer. We removed pavucontrol which is no longer used as we don't ship PulseAudio. Linux kernel 3.10.12 comes with patched zram to prevent freezes. We also added a renewed quick installation manual.
There are several web-based database management tools available on Linux. Among them is Adminer which is a PHP application. Adminer can fully support the administration of various databases including MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Oracle. This tutorial describes how to set up a web-based management system with Adminer, and how to manage databases in web interface.
You've probably heard of OpenStack. It's that cloud software that's getting a lot of attention from big names in the IT industry and major users like CERN, Comcast and PayPal. However, did you know that it's more than that? It's also the fastest growing open source community in the world, and a very interesting collaboration among technology vendors and users.
Awk is a very nice language with a very strange name. In this first article of a three-part series, Daniel Robbins will quickly get your awk programming skills up to speed. As the series progresses, more advanced topics will be covered, culminating with an advanced real-world awk application demo.
BossConstructor is a game about building, tweaking and flying your own spaceship! The game will include about 25 missions which will test both your design and piloting skills.
BRITISH COMPUTER DESIGNER the Raspberry Pi Foundation has shared with us its image of the gold Raspberry Pi case that Japanese firm Sony promised it when it reached one million units built in the UK.
Have you been in the situation where you needed to move everyone’s mail from one provider to another? It’s a pain to do using the mail client one at a time, but with this guide, you’ll be able to create a csv with everyone’s info and run one command to fire it all off.
Backyard haunted houses, carving pumpkins, elaborate decorations, jumping out to scare trick-or-treaters; Halloween is packed with the DIY spirit. People’s desire to be scared or scare others is primal. It’s the “fight or flight” response, the deep psychological need to survive. Halloween give many the chance to feel the fear, since back in our minds we know there is no real danger. Perhaps it is just the excitement that drives us to walk through that haunted house. Either way, it’s fun for both the builder and the viewer.
October 11, 2013
First there was the bug bounty, and now there's the patch bounty: Google has launched a new program that pays researchers for security fixes to open-source software.
Ahhh… Nothing gives me more pleasure than the opportunity to mention my two favorite things together in one article; Sega & Linux.