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September 1, 2013
Twenty-two years ago Linux was born as a "(free) operating system" that founder Linus Torvalds was quick to downplay as "just a hobby" that wouldn't "be big and professional." My, but how times have changed. So much so that Linux now dominates mobile (Android), servers and cloud. No wonder that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer derided Linux in 2001 as a "cancer" that "attaches itself... to everything it touches." He was right. At least, as it relates to Linux's effect on Microsoft.
Linux, the free operating system that Linus Torvalds created as a "hobby," turned 22 this week. From its humble beginnings, Linux now dominates on servers and supercomputers, and it's the basis for the Android OS proliferating on smartphones and tablets.
We've had the Gazelle Pro at Phoronix the past few days and have been running a plethora of Linux benchmarks on the high-end Haswell system with Core i7 4900MQ CPU, Intel SSD, and beautiful 1920 x 1080 display. As one of the final tests before having to return the review sample, I was curious how the Gazelle Pro compared to the Serval Pro -- the Ubuntu-friendly hardware vendor's laptop from two years ago when Intel "Sandy Bridge" CPUs were the latest and greatest.
Regular readers of tech news sites are used to hearing about patent trolls. Soon, though, you might start hearing about them in surprising places: like on the drive home from work. The Internet Association has teamed up with the biggest trade groups representing restaurants, supermarkets, and retailers to launch a new ad campaign in print and radio outlets. The new campaign isn't tech-centric at all, and it emphasizes how trolls hurt "Main Street"-type businesses.
One of the unique benefits of the Coreboot open-source BIOS/firmware project is that it can support loading the Linux kernel directly after initializing the motherboard -- instead of using GRUB2/SeaBIOS, the Linux kernel can be included on the ROM chip. This isn't a new feature to Coreboot, but with a Git commit made today it's now easier to configure.
Let face it, the Secure Shell (SSH) daemon running on your VPS is the most sensitive service open to attack on your system. Any hacker worth their salt will first try to gain access to your VPS via SSH and 99.9% of all VPS connected to the internet run this service by default and on their public IP.
Tower of Tiestru is a unique 3D tower defense and strategy game. The world is dominated by the darkness. As a sorcerer you must save the world by bringing the Crystal of Light to the tower of Tiestru. When the crystal of light is brought to the top level of the tower the world will see the daylight anew.
August 31, 2013
The Linux 3.11 kernel will hopefully be released this weekend so if you've fallen behind on your Phoronix reading or have got lost in the dozens of different 3.11/3.12/not-merged articles about new Linux kernel features, here's a recap of some of the most prominent features that are introduced in the Linux 3.11 kernel...
The new release of development version of Wine was made public today.
Dot Categories: Community and EventsThe KDE Community is looking for a host for Akademy 2014.Akademy is the annual gathering of the KDE Community, one of the largest in the world of Free and Open Source Software. At Akademy, KDE people gather to exchange development ideas, plan for the future, and discuss other important issues. It is an extraordinary occasion for creativity, enthusiasm, commitment, close working relationships, innovation and just plain hard work.
InHand Electronics announced a 2.5 x 2.5-inch embedded computer board that runs Android 4.2 on Freescale quad- or dual-core i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-chips. The tiny Fury-F6 module integrates controllers for HDMI and LVDS video, gigabit Ethernet, serial, USB, CAN, MIPI-CSI, and much more, but omits on-board I/O connectors to save space and is supported with […]
Up for some quick Linux benchmarking this Friday afternoon are tests of the Toshiba Q Series HDTS212XZSTA 128GB SATA III Solid State Drive. This SSD drive has been pitted against five other HDD/SSD disk drives on Ubuntu Linux for some interesting performance tests...
With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, data centers may take advantage of updated hardware without the expense of porting older applications to a new OS. See more in the following video from Red Hat, and then read the free white paper to go in-depth.
This is the big one folks, 100 titles got greenlit on Steam as a stress test of their system, great for the indie's and great for us too!
Adlink announced a Linux-ready computer-on-module based on Intel’s quad- and dual-core 4th Generation “Haswell” processors clocked as high as 2.7GHz and equipped with high-end graphics and networking ports. The Express-HL meets COM Express Type 6 basic specs, can be equipped with up to 16GB RAM, and offers ruggedization features such as extra-wide operating temperature.