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April 2, 2013
When it comes to OpenStack vs VMware, a lot of misinformation is floating around the web. Read the headlines, and you might think OpenStack (the open source cloud platform) competes head-on against VMware's vSphere hypervisor. But that isn't exactly the case. Here's the reality check, including recent thoughts from VMware Executive VP Raghu Raghuram.
DVEO will debut a 40 channel real-time video transcoder, scaler, and streamer device for OTT and IPTV applications at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas next week. The Linux-powered “MPEG Magnus MF” is designed to deliver a broad range of multimedia formats to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IP-enabled TVs and set-top boxes.
Previously, only the model B of the famous mirco computer was available in the US for $35. But now, the model A , a cheaper version of the device is available to purchase in the US as well and is priced at $10 less than the older model.
April 1, 2013
[b]Some will blame[/b] the fragmentation of the Linuxsphere. Some will say that too many choices have diluted the product and confused the customer. I'm not going to disagree with that theory. Friend and colleague Dietrich Schmitz argues that point strongly. So if we are to embrace that particular theory, what is to be done? Let's fragment it some more.
The Xen project announces a revolutionary advance in Open Source as the Linux kernel source tree is merged into Xen.
KDE 4.10 delivers a long list of application upgrades for this release which cannot be overlooked. There are some new applications available and loads of fun features, meaning more fun for KDE lovers everywhere. Here is a closer look at all the latest excitement that you have all been waiting for.
"BLEAK is a Massive Fantasy Platformer that we've been developing for the past year. In it we have revived the lost art of storytelling to connect the gamer to a dangerous and vicious new world.
It's not exactly any secret that Microsoft has had its fair share of legal troubles over the years, many of them arising from its pesky little habit of finding ways to shut the door on competitors.So when Secure Boot came along in Windows 8, many considered it just a matter of time before a formal complaint was made.
The 2.0.0 release of Soul Capture, a free software utility developed by Piga Software which can be used to capture both the video and audio playback of OpenGL applications such as games, has now been released.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, a free "mini maker faire" event will be taking place at the Cleveland Public Library, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Modeled on the legendary Maker Faire of San Mateo, California, the mini maker faire will be a celebration of ingenuity and the do-it-yourself (DIY) spirit.
"Since the iPhone kickstarted a revolution in what users expect from a modern smartphone, and then a modern tablet, the number of operating systems for these types of devices has increased. This is an overview of all notable options, from incumbents like Android and iOS, to overhauls such as Blackberry OS 10, to newcomers like Ubuntu Phone and Sailfish OS."
I wonder why more open source users do not actively participate in the open source community and become committers or contributors.After understanding a project[he]#039[/he]s capabilities and roadmap, anyone is able to start directly hacking the source code and contributing useful extensions. Because open source is a distributed, participatory meritocracy, the upside benefit is high and the barrier to entry is low—you don[he]#039[/he]t have to move, be employed by a Valley startup, give up your day job, or wait to obtain a 4 year degree.
Before you judge me by the article title, please read carefully. I have a very important message, and it has everything to do with the commercial and public image success of Nokia, and Linux. We will begin with the former. To wit, here’s a brief introduction.
The Google Chromebook Pixel's most well-known fan is Linux's Linus Torvalds. In recent Google+ posts, Torvalds explains exactly what he loves the most about the Pixel: Its remarkable display.
This month on Phoronix at the time of publishing there were 242 original news articles and 11 multi-page featured articles. The number of news postings and articles is down from February when there was FOSDEM plus advertising campaigns on the site were more lucrative... Phoronix.com is almost entirely ad-driven so please view this site without AdBlock or other cruft. And/or please consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium for ad-free viewing as well as viewing multi-page articles on a single-page.
Pardus 2013 Corporate is released and available in four flavors. GNOME (x86, amd64) and KDE (x86, amd64). Currently the distribution is only available in Turkish, but this situation will change in the future. Pardus 2013 has many new features inside out. First and most important, Pardus is now based on Debian 'Wheezy' and built using tools provided by the debian-live project. Other features include but not limited to: installable live images for peaceful exploration; integrated and simplified installer for easy installation; Firefox 17esr and Thunderbird 17esr for stable internet experience; complete multimedia tools for hassle-free multimedia experience.
Despite the growth of Linux adoption in enterprise and business use, Red Hat, the large company that sells Linux operating-system software fell after reporting fiscal fourth-quarter sales that missed estimates as some customers stopped purchasing, due to the current global economic situation.