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October 11, 2013
In case you haven't heard, Valve Corporation has released nearly everything about the Steam Box but the box itself. We now know that the Steam Box is a Linux-powered gaming console to run Steam games, and it even has its own Steam Controller. Furthermore, the Steam OS will be available to use on a desktop PC to turn your living room into a Linux-based nirvana.
Mozilla released version 1.1 of its Linux-based Firefox OS operating system, adding MMS support, push notifications, and performance improvements. Meanwhile, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, and Telenor announced plans for launching Firefox OS phones in South America and Europe, following “very successful” early sales. Mozilla has released the first major update to its Linux-fueled, HTML5-focused Firefox OS […]
Data security is something that most people don’t want to think about. In our age of persistent connectivity, most data users, whether they are on a desktop, laptop or cell phone, connect to their data without thinking of the security risks of transmitting their data by connecting to a public network or an unsecured network of any kind. And most users think of data security in terms of malicious hacks on Windows and maybe a Mac once in a while. No one would ever think of screwing with Tux, he’s so cute and all, and everyone loves good old open-sourced Linux, right? Well, no, yes and yes, but . . .
International Day of the Girl is today and a reminder how an open education is critical to the empowerment of women worldwide. In the western world, we often take universal public education for granted. In many parts of the world, however, millions of girls do not attend school and are denied an education.
If you own an HTC One or another Android model that lacks a microSD slot, you can still add extra storage. Here's how.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold 1.75 million of its Linux-ready, open platform Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBCs) to date, with one million of them manufactured in the U.K. In other Pi news, the foundation announced a deal in which the $25 Pi Model A and the $30 Pi Camera Board are […]
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCSteven Grandchamp has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry, serving in executive roles at four successful start ups and at Microsoft. These days he’s the president and CEO of OpenLogic, where he's focused on the company’s mission of helping enterprises successfully and safely build and deploy applications built using open source software.
The Open Device Lab Bournemouth will be opening its doors to freelancers, students and more to a collection of 255 devices for app and website development
The mobile productivity fallacy says you can't do real work without a keyboard and mouse, but it's not true.
There is a prevailing notion that you can't do real work on mobile devices because "real" work requires Office, a keyboard and mouse, but I suggest that with just a little creativity we can develop apps that make us highly productive on mobile devices. We just have to rethink how we approach work in a mobile context.
Ubuntu 13.10 may not be the most exciting desktop Linux, but it is very solid and contains many useful new features.
This week Phoronix published its 10,000th article in covering Linux and open-source news, which is on top of having around 2,500 original full-length articles covering Linux hardware reviews, GPU driver analysis, and other benchmarking results.
At the beginning of September Intel launched the Intel Core i7 4960X processor as the long-awaited upgrade for their LGA-2011 platform. The Core i7 4960X is not Haswell-based but an Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processor for maintaining socket compatibility and being derived from the Ivy Bridge Xeon.
JuJu in Ubuntu 13.10, due for release next week, features tools to create and run Um Bongo Linux instances in Microsoft's Azure cloud.