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March 16, 2013
Unsurprisingly, major copyright holders hate the exemption, and they've waged a decade-long fight to weaken it. In 2007, UMG Recordings sued the video site Veoh, making arguments that, if accepted, would effectively neuter the safe harbor's protection for user-generated content sites. The courts have been weighing UMG and Veoh's arguments for the last six years.
Since the release of Steam for Linux, new Linux games are being continuously announced for this gaming platform.
A kickstarter project aimed at creating a “truly open source” Linux-based video game handheld recently achieved nearly double its funding goal. Game Console Worldwide (GCW), the enterprise formed to build and market the GCW Zero game console, says its preparing to mass-produce the device.
In what appears to be a growing penchant among open source developers for naming things after Soviet spacecraft, Canonical recently announced a new project called Mir. And while it doesn’t actually have much (or anything) to do with outer space, it could have major implications for open source user interfaces throughout the channel–not to mention for Canonical itself as it strives to “converge” its Ubuntu offerings across a range of hardware devices.
It looks like there will be open-source Linux driver support from launch-day for AMD's forthcoming "Richland" Fusion APUs. AMD's Richland APU is expected to be released in the next month or two and is a revised/updated version of last year's Trinity APUs. Richland is to be manufactured on a 32nm process with dual or quad Piledriver CPU cores with AMD Radeon HD 8000 series graphics. Richland is basically an improved version of Trinity.
Many of the cool things in Linux Journal require the use of the command line. For us Linux users, that's generally not a big deal, because we have a terminal window readily available. Some of the time, however, it's helpful to have a shell account on an Internet host somewhere.
Videos from keynotes and presentation sessions at the Android Builders Summit 2013 held last month in San Francisco are now available for free viewing, courtesy of the Linux Foundation, which held the event. The videos cover a wide range of embedded Linux development, deployment, and marketing topics.
LXLE, the Lubuntu Extra Life Extension, is a respin of LXDE-based Lubuntu, aimed at ageing computers. Based on the last LTS release (12.04) of the official Ubuntu derivative Lubuntu, it retains drivers and utilities for older graphics and audio hardware that have been dropped from newer releases. The developers say that with the normal Lubuntu releases, "support is sometimes lost too quickly with a 6 month core release cycle" and that LXLE is designed to bridge the gap between LTS releases.
We all know passwords suck – they’re hard to remember, a pain in the arse to manage, and even the good ones are only as secure as the database in which they reside. We’ve seen enough password-hacking exploits over the last year (Dropbox, Evernote, LinkedIn, eHarmony to name just a few) to realize that much is true. For many, the solution to our authentication woes lies in biometrics. What easier way to log in to your personal accounts than by using part of your person? Nothing to remember, nothing to bring, hard for someone else to duplicate or steal. No muss, no fuss. Well, not so fast, kemosabe. Todays’ news brings an example of how biometrics can be easily fooled.
The Embedded Vision Alliance is holding a one-day technical forum for hardware and software developers interested in integrating visual intelligence into electronic systems. The Embedded Vision Summit will be held April 25 in San Jose, Calif., in conjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference. The event will include how-to presentations, seminars, demonstrations, and opportunities to interact [...]
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Scientific Linux 6.3 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.
Raspberry Pi isnt just a toy for geeks to play around, it's also a cool tool to serve the convivial folks. Recently, a project called "Bartendro" has met its fund-raising goal - $135000- on Kickstarter.According to the author of the project, Bartendro is a “precision cocktail dispensing robot,” the project founders say, that “makes tasty drinks quickly and repeatably without the mess.” Plus, it’s portable and can be taken to events and parties.
In a shocking move, Google has recently deleted AdBlock Plus from the Android Play Store.
If you're interested in getting started with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), an open source alternative to Photoshop, then check out the latest issue of GIMP Magazine. The visuals are stunning. You can take a deep dive into motion photography and learn about filter options.