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June 15, 2014
For today we have a special one for you! I had the chance to speak to Paul Allen of Zero Point Software about their Interstellar Marines now that it has gained a Linux launch!
Open source games roundupWeek of June 6 - 12, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we look at Alienware's Steam Machine sans SteamOS, DARPA's gamification of open source bugfixing, and more.read more
LXLE acronym change, originally 'Lubuntu eXtra Life Extension' which made sense before Lubuntu had an official LTS release, since 14.04 however, LXLE will now adopt the nomenclature 'LXDE eXtra Luxury Edition' and we think this release doubles down on that; to better support 32-bit hardware we updated 12.04.4 to be virtually identical to LXLE 14.04 64-bit release including features, updated software and system components; PCManFM additions such as open directories and text as root, create shortcuts, rename base icon names, copy to folder, right click desktop trash to empty; Launch (Fehlstart), Run (Gexec), and Terminal (RoxTerm) all have hotkeys enabled to open them using the keyboard for faster access, and more.
Tesora has open sourced its database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform, the Tesora Database Virtualization Engine, for OpenStack cloud storage.
Marvell has posted detailed datasheets on its previously opaque Armada 370 SoC, used in Linux-based NAS systems from Buffalo, Netgear, and Synology. Until now, datasheets and other details about the ARM-based Armada 370 system-on-chips have been available only under NDA to Marvell customers and partners. Last week, however, the chipmaker released two detailed datasheets on […]
June 14, 2014
Patent reform advocates have long argued that "patent trolls"—companies that do nothing but sue over patents—are harmful to innovation, not just a plague on big companies. A new study attempted to find out if there's any real data behind that accusation or if it's just a few sad anecdotes.
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE RC. Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. New features at a glance:Update Manager, Driver Manager, Login Screen, Software Sources, Welcome Screen, KDE 4.13, System Improvements, Artwork Improvements, Main Components, LTS Strategy.
First I would like to say that this release would not have been possible without the excellent user community effort that arrived to help by lending their time and knowledge, after the very bumpy beta debut. Thanks to all of you. Team members also deserve recognition for tolerating difficulties with the beta and internal frustrations that needed to be addressed. Kudos. Now on with the release notes.
In my last few articles, I looked at several different Python modulesthat are useful for doing computations. But, what tools are available tohelp you analyze the results from those computations? Although you coulddo some statistical analysis, sometimes the best tool is a graphicalrepresentation of the results.
You already know how this story ends: Amazon gets U.S. Patent No. 8,676,045 on taking a photograph of an object in front of a white background. The headline “Amazon Patents White-Background Photography” is all over the Internet, with people exasperated that a decades-old technique could become the subject matter of a patent in 2014.
My how the times have changed. At one point, HP and Microsoft were sharing friendship bracelets and having slumber parties. In fact, over the last decade, HP was a major player with Microsoft. Those days are gone. The juggernaut that was once Microsoft is slowly toppling and companies like HP are seeing the writing on the wall. That writing includes the likes of Android, Linux, iOS -- platforms perfect for mobile and embedded systems.
Feeling dangerous? On Tuesday 17 June, gaming dev David Braben will be answering your questions on Elite, Raspberry Pi and how software development has changed over the last 30 years.
Aspyr Media have quite clearly proven themselves at porting to Linux with a port that works this well, but the bigger news is that they may have more to come.
In today's open source roundup: Alienware's Alpha Steam Machine will launch with Windows 8.1, not SteamOS. Plus: HP moves away from Windows and Microsoft, and a review of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.
The OnePlus One Smartphone may just be the phone that gets Apple holdouts to switch.
Mount & Blade: Warband is a medieval strategy & action game from TaleWorlds Entertainment and it looks like they may bring it to Linux.