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February 23, 2013
Just a few days ago, LibreOffice 4 was released. As you know, this is an important milestone, both technically and historically. Since the split from OpenOffice, managed by Oracle, LibreOffice has quickly grown to become the dominant open-source office suite, and has completely pushed away OpenOffice from the spotlight. Moreover, this latest version brings a whole bunch of good things. In my last review, I did opine some skepticism about what LibreOffice is all about, although it did what was expected from it. Let us see how things have changed in the last two years. Finally, we will give some extra focus to the Microsoft Office compatibility, because it is one of the most cardinal issues around. Follow me.
Internet blogger Saurav Sengupta has recently published an article where he claims that hackers, specifically Eric S. Raymond, are living their lives with undiagnosed mental disorders that could lead to schizophrenia or criminal behavior.
There are a lot of discussions at the moment about a SSHD rootkit hitting mainly RPM based Linux distributions.Thanks to our reader unSpawn, we received a bunch of samples of the rootkit. The rootkit is actually a trojanized library that links with SSHD and does *a lot* of nasty things to the system.
Word of the "Chrome EC" embedded controller came via a Coreboot commit that came on Friday afternoon for supporting the new chip. Stefan Reinauer, one of the original Coreboot developers that is now employed by Google, wrote "Add support for Google ChromeEC - Google ChromeEC is an EC with completely open source firmware...This patch adds support for the ChromeEC on coreboot's side. Great thanks to the ChromeEC team for this amazing work. It's another important milestone towards a free and open firmware stack on modern hardware."
Canonical says that Ubuntu 13.10 will include "a complete entry-level smartphone experience" when it ships in October. Anyone brave enough to try out the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, however, will quickly discover that the current incarnation of Ubuntu for phones and tablets offers considerably less than that. When it shipped the source code and installation images for the Developer Preview on Thursday, Canonical made it quite clear that this first release isn't meant to replace production devices. That becomes even more plain once you install it, because in its present form it actually can't replace a production device – not for any purpose.
The Linux 3.9 kernel will likely be introducing support for the line of Synopsys ARC700 processors. More than one billion ARC-based chips are shipped annually by Synopsys licensees and now the mainline Linux kernel can finally begin tapping this hardware.
Elive 2.1.31 is available. Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. Besides being pre-configured and ready for daily desktop use, it also includes "Elpanel" - a control centre for easy system and desktop administration.
Hortonworks' Alan Gates has announced the Stinger Initiative, a four point plan for making Apache Hive 100 times faster. With other Hadoop distributors already having taken steps to speed up processing of large data volumes (e.g. MapR's Drill), Hortonworks prefers to rely on existing tools and input from Hadoop's large community.
I've taken to browsing the Web with a mobile device like a duck to water, despite the generally appalling user experience. I remember well the days of balancing hot and heavy Dell laptops on my middle, recumbent on a sofa -- peering awkwardly at an obscurely angled keyboard, lap getting hotter and hotter. Relief came when the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet debuted in the U.S. in November 2005.
With the same type of touch-screen available on most smartphones – Gorilla® Glass from Qualcomm, the Chromebook Pixel is a touch ahead other touch-capable computers available. But all that high-end features and higher-end price tag means this is not one Chromebook I’m going to buy just to see if I can install my favorite Linux distribution on it.
The touchable mobile version of Ubuntu is now available as a developer preview. The snapshot delivered is early in development and already reveals some design issues with Canonical's "swipey" vision which will need addressing over the rest of the year
Ubuntu is currently the most popular Linux distro and to many people, Ubuntu has even become the synonym of Linux. However, one interesting fact I just learned today is that, despite being around since 2004, Ubuntu hasnt brought any profit to Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical yet.
February 22, 2013
The Free Software Foundation's annual LibrePlanet conference is an event at the intersection of software, social justice, and media studies. This year's conference seems to be the most broad and diverse yet, with a lineup of speakers from various backgrounds between programming, activism, and academia.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced general availability of the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. It has been optimized for performance, stability and flexibility, and designed to help organizations manage their workloads across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux introduces several new components that help enterprises meet these core business objectives.