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December 21, 2013
In June this year, we launched a new weekly feature on Opensource.com highlighting some of the most interesting open source news from around the web. Each Friday, we share our take on recent open source news from around the globe, including some stories you may know well and some you may have missed.
Jolicloud 2 has not been released to the public yet. Existing users were given early access to the service. According to an official blog post, “Jolicloud 2 lives entirely in the browser. It’s been designed mainly for Chrome and Chromebook users, but it should also work with other modern browsers.”
December 20, 2013
Version 1.16 of the eBook reader and management software Calibre has been announced on December 20, bringing a lot of improvements for the book editor.
DRM (Digital Rights Management) is often thought of as, well, a naughty concept. Especially amongst GNU/Linux users, as many often think about their freedoms and openness.With this in mind, Valve's Steam has been around on Linux for a bit over a year now and I've often noticed, on various Linux-related sites (especially those to do with gaming), the different ways that Linux users react to Valve's digital distribution service.
KDE's Plasma Team presents a first glimpse at the evolution of the Plasma Workspaces. Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status. The Plasma 2 user interfaces are built using QML and run on top of a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack using Qt5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma 2 is a converged workspace shell that can run and switch between user interfaces for different formfactors, and makes the workspace adaptable to a given target device. The first formfactor workspace to be demonstrated in this tech preview is Plasma Desktop, showing an incremental evolution to known desktop and laptop paradigms. The user experience aims at keeping existing workflows intact, while providing incremental visual and interactive improvements. Some of those can be observed in this technology preview, many others are still being worked on.
Nuxeo is an open source content management system platform used by architects and developers to build, deploy, and run content-centric business applications. The Nuxeo Platform 5.9.1 doesn’t have a lot of visible features, but the team was focused on enhancing the platform and infrastructure making it more accessible for developers.
Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Trusty Tahr) has been released and is now available for download and testing. We prepared a screenshot tour to get a sneak peek at the new operating system.
In Ubuntu Linux we can create a bootable pen drive using 'USB Startup Disk creator tool'.
Welcome to PMC 1.2!The KDE community has a Christmas gift for you! We are happy to announce the release of KDE[he]#039[/he]s Plasma Media Center 1.2 - your first stop for media and entertainment created by the Elves at KDE. Plasma Media Center is designed to provide an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place.
Sights set on OpenStackEnterprise Linux vendor Red Hat posted strong financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2014 on Thursday, with earnings that beat both analysts' estimates and the company's own earlier guidance.…
Open hardware is gaining speed. The appetite for open source vehicles is growing. And while we may not have flying cars yet, we do have Tabby—an open source car design released by Open Source Vehicle this October.Want to swap out an internal combustible engine for an eco-friendly electric? Tabby can do that. And, this open source vehicle is not just for makers—it’s production ready. Tabby will be rolling off the assembly line in early 2014. Will you see Tabby cruising your streets?In this interview, we found out more about Tabby and got some insight into the open hardware movement from the team at Open Source Vehicle.
Published today are benchmarks from two Intel systems comparing the performance of Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" to Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" for various workloads. Especially for those using open-source graphics drivers, Fedora 20 can be worth the upgrade for performance reasons.
The prototype Steam Machines Valve recently sent out to 300 lucky beta testers are just prototypes that Valve says aren't indicative of the final form SteamOS-powered devices may take. They have even less in common with the third-party designs already leaking out or the roll-your-own SteamOS machines hobbyists are building.That doesn't mean there's nothing to be learned from seeing just how Valve builds its first piece of PC gaming hardware, though. iFixit has cracked open a prototype box sent to staffer Christopher Patton.
Add Indicator for Lock Keys to your Ubuntu 13.10 system.
Just because you're not on Linux doesn't mean you can't have awesome open-source tools. I was having a conversation with a friend and reader on Twitter the other day about music theory. Yes, I'm not just a computer nerd, but a music/math nerd too. Anyway after our conversation, I started looking for an open-source program for creating sheet music.
Today in Open Source: The LG Chromebase looks like an iMac. Plus: KDE 4.12 released, and a review of Linux Mint 16 Petra.