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September 25, 2013
The following tutorial will teach all Linux users how to beautify their current desktop environment with the gorgeous, flat and modern Pacifica icon theme.
Today in Apple: Should Apple merge OS X and iOS or would it be a disaster like Windows 8?
Today in Open Source: Nvidia promises to help with open source Linux drivers. Plus: Top 5 video editors for Ubuntu, and how to support open source
Red Hat reported its second quarter fiscal 2014 earnings late Monday, once again showing continued demand for the company's Linux and open source technologies. Red Hat's CEO used the call as an opportunity to detail the competitive landscape as well as identifying where business is coming from.
At the Maker Faire in New York City, ValentFX showed off two open source FPGA boards that stack with BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi SBCs, and also unveiled BBot, a BeagleBone-based drink serving robot built with an earlier FPGA board version.
If you are looking for a cross-platform VNC client, you have two options: use either Java-based VNC viewers (e.g., RealVNC or TightVNC), or web-based VNC clients. Compared to Java-based VNC viewers, VNC web clients are typically faster than Java-based counterparts, and could easily be integrated into other third-party applications. This tutorial describes how to access VNC remote desktop in web browser by using VNC web client called noVNC.
SteamOS is the new free operating system designed for the TV and the living room which will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines. I think SteamOS will be the perfect choice for gamers because it combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen. SteamOS developers are working very hard to increase audio performance and now they are targeting reductions in input latency at the operating system level.
September 24, 2013
Axiomtek announced a 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form-factor motherboard based on Intel’s embedded-oriented Atom E6xx processors and EG20T chipset. The Linux-friendly PICO822 SBC provides LVDS display, HD audio, SATA-300, gigabit Ethernet, USB, and serial interfaces, comes with up to 32GB of onboard SSD, runs fanless, and supports -20 to +70? C operation. Axiomtek says the […]
The BackBox team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, version 3.09. This release includes features such as Linux kernel 3.8, EFI mode, anonymous mode and armhf Debian packages. What's new: pre-installed Linux kernel 3.8; system improvements; upstream components; bug corrections; performance boost; improved Update menu; improved Forensic menu; new Anonymous mode (Tor transparent proxy); removed pre-installed compat-wireless 3.8 with Aircrack-NG patch; predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages); new and updated hacking tools.
Right after I wrote up today's news regarding Valve's announcement of a Linux-based SteamOS as central to its living room PC gaming efforts, I tweeted the following instant analysis: "If anyone has the clout to drag the gaming industry towards Linux, it's Valve." After thinking about it for a bit, I think Valve has a better than decent shot of actually pulling the transition off, especially if it wisely utilizes its position as what amounts to the biggest first-party developer in PC gaming.
PyCon UK’s Raspberry Jam played host to 35 children from around the country. It was a first taste of coding for many of the kids and a valuable lesson for how we can revolutionise school education…
SchoolTool is licensed under GPL2 and written in Python using the Zope 3 framework. The main goals of this project are to create a simple turnkey student management and information system, including demographics, gradebook, attendance, calendaring and reporting for primary and secondary schools.
Techies and investors with bright ideas for commercial video, imaging and games businesses can apply for a slice of £15m this month – if they can wade past the quango-ese jargon of "catapults" and "launchpads". It's all intended to commercialise good ideas.