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August 13, 2014
In today's open source roundup: The Linux versus Windows wars may be coming to an end. Plus: Linux Mint Debian Edition will switch to Debian Stable, and the virtues of open source textbooks.
Time to get excited again Linux gamers! Dead Island has some little hints that it will be coming to Linux! Yes it's another Zombie game, but it's a bit different. Fantastic to see more AAA games for Linux.
While it's clear that Docker and container-based architecture is rapidly becoming a popular development and deployment paradigm, there are still a number of areas where containers still struggle compared to traditional bare-metal or virtualized solutions.read more
CenturyLink announced that it is releasing Docker management tool Panamax to the open-source world.
Short Stack: Eucalyptus shocks world by joining OpenStack, state of the OpenStack union and 4 ways OpenStack is good for IT
This week we look at a long-time OpenStack critic deciding to switch and stop fighting, the state of the OpenStack union (with a bent toward service providers) and four ways OpenStack is good for IT (in case you need some fodder to bolster your OpenStack argument).
Konqui finds the Spectacular Montjuic next door to the KDE office.KDE Frameworks 5 is the result of two years of hard of of porting, tidying, modularising and refactoring KDELibs4 into a new addition to the Qt 5 platform. In January Alex Fiestas announced The KDE Barcelona Hub an office where anyone is welcome to come and work on KDE projects. It was just what the Frameworks team needed to finish off the code to make it releaseable to the world. Read on for some of what happened.
The Khronos Group who oversee OpenGL development have announced not only OpenGL 4.5, but they are also encouraging others to come forward to join them in building the next generation of OpenGL.
I’ve been lucky. My career has always involved open source software.read more
I have tried dozens of Linux distributions over the years and these are the 5 that I have found easiest to use based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, intuitiveness of the desktop environment and support.
The sun could not have been shining any brighter in Philadelphia on May 28, 2014. But in the basement of Drexel University's Rush Building, home to the school's College of Computing and Informatics, matters were a bit more hazy.read more
One way or another you're actually using Linux every day. Linux is the dominant platform on web servers, including the one you're on right now, and it is also the core of the Android operating system that you're tapping away at all the time if you own an Android smartphone or tablet. Besides that it's also running everything from top supercomputers to small specialized devices, like that ADSL router you're probably connected through to the internet.The truth is that while Linux isn't for everyone there are most certainly a lot of people out there who would be a perfect fit for it if they only knew. Here are the 10 signs Linux may be a perfect fit for you. If you recognize yourself maybe it's worth giving it a go.
Toshiba announced wireless-enabled development kits based on its dual-core Cortex-A9 “TZ5000 ApP Lite” SoC, supporting Ubuntu and Android 4.4, respectively. The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 (Linux) and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 (Android) kits are anchored with two vastly different development boards. The Ubuntu-based “2MA” version is a full-featured, 90 x 55mm board while the “6MA” (Android) module is a mere 57 x 24mm and integrates HDMI and USB connectors at each end, making it more suitable for developing stick/dongle style media players and other Internet of Things devices. Both designs target IoT, streaming media, “and other content-rich consumer devices,” says Toshiba.
FiveNinjas has launched a “Slice” media player on Kickstarter based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, with a 1TB HDD and a customized version of XBMC. UK-based startup FiveNinjas developed the Slice because the developers found it annoying when their media players became useless when carried beyond an Internet connection. Unlike most media players, the Slice ships with a 1TB hard disk drive for storing plenty of video for offine playback.
Revealing web server signature with server/PHP version info can be a security risk as you are essentially telling attackers known vulnerabilities of your system. Thus it is recommended you disable all web server signatures as part of server hardening process.
We've pointed out before how Chromebooks are some of the best selling laptops on Amazon, and though these cloud-based systems aren't as capable as their Windows-based counterparts, they've having no trouble finding an audience, particularly in education circles. In fact, market research firm Gartner forecasts 5.2 million Chromebook sales by the end of the year, which would translate into a 79 percent jump compared to 2013.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 hit general availability in July, but that doesn't mean Shadowman has stopped polishing the version 6 branch of its flagship Linux distribution, despite it being nearly four years old.…
Want a more up-to-date Red Hat Enterprise Linux but not ready to jump all the way the RHEL 7? Then this beta is for you.
Skully has achieved Indiegogo funding for an Android 4.4 based motorcycle helmet with a head-up display, GPS navigation, and a 180-degree rearview camera. Last October, Skully Systems (then called Skully Helmets) unveiled its high-tech Skully P1 motorcycle helmet and launched a beta testing program. The P1 never reached market, but has been refined into an AR-1 model that was launched on Indiegogo on Aug. 10. The Skully AR-1 quickly blasted past its $250,000 Indiegogo flexible funding goals, and had surpassed $900,000 at publication time. Helmets are available starting at $1,399, with shipments due in May 2015.