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September 10, 2013
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCI first heard of Carlos "Caike" Souza about a year ago while interviewing another developer for my bi-weekly podcast. My guest and I were discussing the things and people who inspired him and helped pave the way for his career. Carlos came up several times during that conversation.Carlos Souza is a developer for Envy Labs, the company behind Rails for Zombies, Code School, and TryRuby.org.I recently got an opportunity to speak with him,
Linux continues to make inroads into the enterprise sphere beyond the web hosting industry, according to a recent survey by SUSE.
Chinese tech firm Xiaomi announced a 47-inch, Wistron-built smart HDTV based on a Snapdragon 600 SoC less than $500. The Xiaomi TV was announced along with a 5-inch Mi3 phone, which similarly runs a homegrown MIUI Android build on a Snapdragon 800 or Tegra 4 SoC, and offers a 13-megapixel camera. On Sept. 5, Xiaomi […]
Interestingly, AMD chose to launch its new embedded strategy and 2014 roadmap on the first day of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Both companies have been scrambling to adapt to the shifting winds of the “post-PC” era, with PC sales lagging and tablet and smartphone sales skyrocketing. Each has come out with x86-based system-on-chips, and Intel recently was able to claim several successes in new smartphone and tablet device releases. But whereas Intel divested itself of its ARM-based XScale chip business several years back, AMD let it be known earlier this year that it planned to expand into ARM territory.
Offensive Security, the developer behind the Backtrack and Kali Linux operating systems, has announced a few days ago that a new maintenance release of the Kali Linux distribution for forensic and penetration testing tasks is available for download.
Valve sent a message to the Nuclear Dawn team to let them know they will work with them to enable them to support Linux, good guy Valve.
Gigabyte announced a Linux-friendly mini-PC that supports Intel’s 4th Generation (Haswell) Core processors clocked at up to 1.8GHz. The Brix comes in four different models, depending on the dual-core Core variant, supports dual HDMI/DisplayPort displays at up to 4K resolution, and offers and SPDIF, mSATA, four USB 3.0 ports, WiFi, Bluetooth, and gigabit Ethernet connections.
The choice to not support XMir patches upstream is not what had me scratching my temple. After all, much of Con Klivas's work was rejected by the core developers of the Linux kernel. I take issue with how the overall message and choice of wording regarding the attempt to send said patch upstream.
Intel (INTC) has decided not to support the Mir display server built into Canonical's forthcoming Ubuntu 13.10 release, which is set to arrive in late October 2013. Most observers think Intel backed away from Mir because the chip giant is embracing Wayland, another display server. Here's the background, and potential implications for Ubuntu and Intel partners.
For some reason, Google seems to dislike Google Drive users who prefer Linux. I find this particularly strange, since Google's Chrome OS is based on Linux. Thankfully, the folks over at Insync not only provide Linux support for Google Drive syncing, they do it with style.
After facing a backlash from developers concerned that they wouldn't get early access to the latest versions of Windows, Microsoft has released builds of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 to its MSDN and TechNet subscription programs, more than a month ahead of the updates' official launch date.
Following the new EXT4 features and F2FS changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel, the XFS file-system update has now occurred.
Kate gets initial Vim macro support. Digikam sees more work on improved multicore support. KDE-PIM gains a new command line tool: kdepim/console/calendarjanitor that can scan all the calendar data for buggy incidences; adds a debug dialog for search. In KDE Frameworks, hotplug dataengine is ported to Plasma 2, and more. KWallet sees work on GPG backend, ready for real-life testing.
UbuntuKylin 13.10 Beta 1 is available. UbuntuKylin is an official Ubuntu subproject whose goal is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users using the Simplified Chinese writing system. The project provides a delicate, thoughtful and fully customised Chinese user experience out-of-the-box by providing a desktop user interface localised into Simplified Chinese and with software generally preferred by many Chinese users.
September 9, 2013
Experts on privacy and Internet security have blasted the National Security Agency over reports it has secretly been working with the British government to crack encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data secure.
The XBMC development team, through Nathan Betzen, announced a few days ago that the seventh Alpha release of the upcoming XBMC 13 media center application was made available for download and testing.