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September 3, 2013
New kernel, new backing for Kubuntu and OpenBEL
The open-source Python programming language has continued to steadily improve its code quality in recent years and now surpasses that of its open-source and proprietary peers, according to a study published by development testing vendor Coverity.
The main reason I don’t usually pay any attention to these discussions on choice, however, is that I’m already firmly rooted in the camp that supports choice. Of course there are a gazillian distros. That’s the Linux gene pool. It’s a strength that helps keep Linux healthy and what keeps the operating system from being a one-size-fits-all solution that actually fits no one (like, say, Windows).
Versions don't matter, because Google now controls the platform behind the platform. Android 4.3 was released to Nexus devices a little over a month ago, but, as is usual with Android updates, it's taking much longer to roll out the general public. Right now, a little over six percent of Android users have the latest version. And if you pay attention to the various Android forums out there, you may have noticed something: no one cares.
While Btrfs isn't always the fastest file-system, it makes up for in other areas not covered by benchmarks like transparent file-system compression, checksumming, online resizing, native RAID, online disk management, error recovering, and snapshot support. Since deploying Btrfs on a local storage server, the engineering manager of product strategy at Canonical proclaimed in today's blog post, "I love Btrfs."
Today in Open Source: GNOME dumps Google from web search. Plus: Hot Tin Roof game preview, and tons of new games headed for Linux!
September 2, 2013
It's been a while since last running any Ubuntu Linux disk encryption benchmarks either of the eCryptfs-based home directory encryption feature or the LUKS-based encrypted LVM, both of which are supported by Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer. With having around the System76 Gazelle Professional laptop and its nice Core i7 4900MQ "Haswell" CPU with Intel 520 SSD, and I'm always one to encourage encrypted disks especially for mobile systems, here are some new benchmarks of Ubuntu 13.10 with no disk encryption versus home directory encryption versus a fully encrypted LVM of the root EXT4 file-system.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have been caught snooping on messages sent across their networks, new research claims, prompting campaigners to express concerns over privacy.
Add Wine 1.7.1 to your Ubuntu 13.10 system
Dot Categories: KDE Official NewsBack in the last months of 2010, the ALERT Project began. Part-funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Programme, the project followed in the footsteps of research efforts such as NEPOMUK. Its objectives were to help open source developers to work more effectively and to produce better software by improving bug tracking, resolution and software quality tools.