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August 31, 2013
Electronics distributor Avnet has added Taiwan-based TechNexion’s computer-on-modules to its board-level embedded products portfolio. The deal raises the profile of TechNexion’s open EDM (Embedded Design Modules) standard that defines three COM sizes usable with both ARM and x86 CPUs, and which incidentally forms the computing core of the open hardware Wandboard SBC.
Forced is a one- to four-player co-op arcade adventure with puzzle and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight as a gladiator and eventually win your freedom. You will face deadly trials and huge creatures, but Balfus, your Spirit Mentor will guide you in your quest for recognition.
The GNOME developers released a new development version of the Folks (libfolks) package for the GNOME desktop environment, a library that aggregates people from multiple sources.
August 30, 2013
On behalf of the Manjaro development team I'm happy to announce our new stable release of Manjaro Linux 'Ascella'. A special 'thank you' goes to Arnt who joined our team. His work, Octopi 0.2.0, gets introduces with the Openbox edition. This new front-end for pamac makes it really simple to keep your boxes up-to-date. With the additional support for Yaourt the whole AUR repository extends the official Manjaro repositories. With a new welcome screen we ease up the introduction to Manjaro Linux. Important information and links to our forum, wiki and documentation plus buttons to start our graphical and text installers give you an amazing entry to this distro. Features: Linux kernel: 3.4.59 LTS, X.Org 1.14.2, Firefox 22.0.1, Thunderbird 17.0.8, VLC 2.0.8a, and more.
LinuxCertified Inc introduced the LC22UltraPlus 14.1" High Resolution, Full HD Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The LC22UltraPlus is world's first 14.1 inch display with Intel Iris Pro graphics. One of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return.
The Microsoft and VMware clouds support a range of Linux distributions -- but not Red Hat Enterprise Linux. That's a huge mistake and customers should demand corrective action, or head to alternative Red Hat-friendly clouds like Amazon Web Services.
I am a Copenhagen-based author, speaker, and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, innovation culture, and communication for innovators. I believe open innovation requires a global perspective and I have given talks and worked with companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.Here I share three free books I've written on open innovation.
While it is possible to use GnuPG to encrypt or decrypt files manually, you can use various GUI frontends for GnuPG. One such GUI frontend is GNOME Seahorse, which can manage various types of encryption keys including PGP keys, SSH keys, passphrases, etc. This tutorial describes how to PGP-encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign documents on Nautilus by using Seahorse plugin.
To those people, there’s nothing you can say to convince them that a violation of privacy is a violating of privacy, whether the victim(s) have something to hide or not. But worse than that, they fail to see that this matter has implications that go beyond personal privacy.
Symphytum is a personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces. In fact collecting data is part of our lives, however, organizing information is not always easy, especially without the right tools. While big companies use notable database management systems with advanced functionality and tailored procedures, many people are still using spreadsheets as a database replacement for personal use, because of its simplicity.
iWave Systems unveiled a tiny computer-on-module based on Freescale’s Vybrid VF6xx system-on-chip, which integrates an ARM Cortex-A5 processor along with a Cortex-M4 microcontroller. The RainboW-G16M-µMXM module provides up to 1GB RAM and 2GB flash, offers numerous interfaces including networking, video, audio, camera input, USB, CAN, GPIO, and analog I/O, and runs over an industrial temperature range.
The latter being the current active branch, with more features than the former. The 1.x branch does not get new features, only bugfixes. The other difference between the two branches is that the 1.x branch is compatible with Python 2.7, while the 2.x branch is compatible with Python 3.3.
Chances are you’ve already heard that New Zealand passed a new Patents Bill this week making software patents illegal. So rather than summarize this news story, let me just pass along some links to articles that take a look at various angles on this exciting news.
The top Linux developers are getting older and The Linux Foundation is addressing the issue. It's not that Linux's core developers are "old." After all, Linus Torvalds, Mr. Linux himself, is only 42. But for a few years now, the core Linux kernel developers have been aware that the top programmers have been getting older.