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February 6, 2014
The GNOME Project has announced a couple of days ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the GNOME Software 3.11.5 application, which will be part of the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment.
After a few days ago showing LLVM Clang 3.4 running very well on AMD's Kaveri APU, here are some benchmarks of GCC 4.8.2, the latest GCC 4.9 development snapshot, and LLVM Clang 3.4 from an Intel Core i5 "Haswell" system running Ubuntu 14.04 with the Linux 3.13 kernel.
Bill Gates’ first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade. The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.
This week, women in OpenStack, ways OpenStack growth mirrors Linux and making OpenStack involvement mean more than coding.
The indie hit Space Pirates And Zombies that came to us in a Humble Bundle is to gain a sequel titled Space Pirates And Zombies 2.
If you have not yet found the perfect open-source desktop match for your needs, the desktop environment born out of DeforaOS is yet another option. This desktop environment is built using GTK2 and part of a larger effort to provide "ubiquitous, secure and transparent access to one's resources" and to work regardless of form factor.
The GNOME Project has announced today, February 5, that development version 3.11.5 of the Mutter-Wayland software is now available for download and testing, bringing various bugfixes and improvements.
Apple, Google and Microsoft have been having a struggle for dominance for years, but they have reached the point where everyone wants a piece of their action. While they aren't imminent danger of losing their position, they have a lot of upstarts nipping at their heels. As Cold Play once sang, "Revolutionaries wait for their heads on a silver plate."
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's technology programs generate valuable information, much of which hasn't been easily accessible until now. In response to requests from the research and development community, the agency has created the Open Catalog, a public website that lists DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications.
Starting this past December, the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW) welcomed a new crop of promising young female contributors to several open source projects. These women are currently halfway through their internships, working to improve open source projects across a number of disciplines including code development, visual and UX design, internationalization, documentation, and community-building.
It looks as if Red Hat has some work cut out for them if they care what impression folks in the FOSS community have about them. If the results of our Red Hat &the NSA poll are any indication, some people aren’t convinced that the most commercially successful Linux distro on the planet has clean hands when it comes to the whole NSA mess.
This article offers a step-by-step guide on how to create GPT partitions on Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with UEFI firmware.Because Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and use the same installer as its parent distribution, it can also be used to create GPT partitions on Linux Mint 16.
Although GNU/Linux® has the reputation of being a much more secure operating system than Windows,® you still need to secure the Linux desktop. This article steps you through installing antivirus software, creating a backup and restore plan, and using a firewall so you can harden your Linux desktop against most attacks and prevent unauthorized access to your computer.
February 5, 2014
It's not just a good idea anymore, the OpenDaylight Project has released its first open-source software-defined network release: Hydrogen.
The Zorin OS team has released Zorin OS 8 Educational, the education-oriented edition of our operating system designed for new Linux users. We have introduced a myriad of changes in Zorin OS including updated software, improvements to the user interface and entirely new software. As always, Zorin OS 8 uses the Zorin Desktop environment with Zorin Menu for unparalleled customization and the Zorin Look Changer for ultimate ease of use.