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November 13, 2014
Using Docker containers to deploy virtual applications might be a good idea, but how can an enterprise actually monitor what's going on? GroundWork believes its BoxSpy project is up to the task.
Grab your swords, as Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is looking like it's getting close to a Linux release at last.
OpenGL is a well-known standard for generating 3-D as well as 2-D graphics that is extremely powerful and has many capabilities. OpenGL is defined and released by the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB). This article is an introduction to OpenGL that will help you understand drawing using OpenGL.
Automating and aligning workflows makes new tasks simpler and enables team members to switch between different components easily.
November 12, 2014
Talend 5.6, the latest version of the open source big data platform, introduces new support for Apache Spark and Storm, as well as better Internet of Things integration.
The rise of malware designed to infect Linux servers' distributed denial-of-service attacks has earned greater attention from VirusTotal, the Google-owned go-to tool for malware hunters. For security researchers that need to stay on top of emerging malware threats, the VirusTotal malware database has become an integral tool.
The version of ownCloud in Ubuntu's Universe repositories is old and full of "multiple critical security vulnerabilities." It's no secret. The ownCloud project itself asked Ubuntu to remove it so users wouldn't have vulnerable server software.
This is the simplest hacking guide that works on any HTTP enabled authentication website. It even worked on Facebook (when HTTP was the authentication method). Who can do it? Anyone from any operating system, be that a Linux, Windows or Mac with Wireshark. The implications are massive, but do we even realize it in our everyday usage?
Darksiders is being worked on for Linux, but sadly as we reported before there is still a bug holding it up.
Route planning is an essential part of the connected and mobile world. Many people use commercial solutions on a daily basis to avoid traffic jams when heading home or when they plan their next business or outdoor trip. It is also a crucial part in many business areas like for garbage collection, pizza delivery, or ride sharing where speed is important to calculate thousands or even millions of high quality routes within a short time.read more
This is a report from the All Things Open conference, held this year at the Raleigh Convention Center. I attended Steven Vaughan-Nichols session on marketing and using the press in open source—this is a recap.read more
So Tuesday morning, the Internet was abuzz. Groupon has a tablet based point of sale “operating system for merchants to run their entire operation” called Gnome, which is accompanied by 28 — count ‘em 28 — trademark applications. With trademark not being the same as copyright, trademarks are constantly defended by owners because, well, that’s they way the system works (or doesn’t, depending on your perspective), and GNOME was in a position of having to spend a significant amount in defending its trademark, used for the last 17 years and officially trademarked in 2006.
A longer term release version has been made available for Ubuntu MATE, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that's using the MATE desktop environment.
Significant update 0.5.20 of Q4OS is out. The essential new feature is the KDE 4 desktop integration into Q4OS system. It is comprised of two Plasma themes, converted crystalsvg icons, splash theme and original Q4OS desktop look and feel configuration. A single-command script (kde4-install) for easy automatic installation is included. If users want to set up a complete KDE 4 desktop alongside the standard Q4OS desktop, they will need to run the 'kde4-install' script from the terminal. They will be able to choose the 'KDE Plasma Workspace' session type option from the KDM login screen and experience the brand-new environment. They will be able to select the classical Q4OS desktop too, of course. This Q4OS release brings many more improvements, notably new desktop cursor theme.
Run away, run away!Groupon has given up its pursuit of the trademark "Gnome", intended for its sales register tablet, after being chased off by the open-source GNOME project.…
This month the Plasma 5 team brings you 5.1.1, a bugfix release to polish up the offering. It includes all the latest translations and a bunch of bugfixes. The bugfixes include syncing settings better with kdelibs4 applications so if you select which web browser you prefer to use that will affect all KDE applications. The VDG team have also continued their impressive work with numberous tweaks to the Breeze and Oxygen styles to get those margins just right as well as improve support for right-to-left languages.