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August 29, 2013
A new Linux Foundation Collaborative Project has the potential to advance science through the use of open source software. The Linux Foundation announced this week that it is joining forces with the life sciences information framework OpenBEL, an open source software project that captures, integrates, stores, and shares biological knowledge through organizations.
August 28, 2013
Accounting software is an application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and trial balance.All accounting software listed in the article are free and open-source and many of them can be used in all popular operating systems.
With the imminent release of Mesa 9.2, out this morning are Radeon "R600" Gallium3D driver benchmarks comparing Mesa Git master (9.3-devel) to Mesa 9.2 Git, Mesa 9.1.6, Mesa 9.0.3, Mesa 8.0.5, and Mesa 7.11.2. These are the past two years worth of Mesa releases and testing occurred on an ATI Radeon HD 4890 (RV790XT) graphics card.
VMware Player and VirtualBox are the two most popular virtualization software packages for x86 processor architecture. This post highlights advantages and disadvantages of VMware Player and VirtualBox in terms of their features.
The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can now be run on VMware instances on-premises or in the cloud. VMware and Linux vendor SUSE Linux have extended their partnership to the hybrid cloud. SUSE Linux announced Aug. 27 that its Linux distribution is available on the newly launched VMware vCloud Hybrid Service that just became generally available Aug. 26.
The GNOME developers announced a few days ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release of the upcoming GNOME System Monitor 3.10 application.
Parsix is one of those desktop distributions that I had a lot of hope for back when I started reviewing distributions for this site. But since, Parsix 3.7 (see Parsix 3.7 review), which was released back in mid-August of 2011, I lost any interest in it.
A lot of people use TrueCrypt to create virtual drives/containers to encrypt files, and it works wonders when you’re using Windows, because Windows has no built-in support for such technology. However, in the world of Linux, we’ve been fortunate to have this for a vast amount of time!
I’m a words guy. This summer, I was an intern for the content team—part of the marketing services group at Red Hat. They kept me busy writing copy for ads, editing Red Hat content, brainstorming on different projects, and even scripting videos. They don’t have me writing like a businessman, but like the Shadowman.
Linux containers (LXC) is a lightweight virtualization technology built into Linux kernel. In my previous article, I have detailed the steps to configure and run a simple application container using LXC. LXC application containers are very lean and consume strictly the resources the application requires. This is in sharp contrast with other virtualization technologies which are running a full Linux distribution in VM.
Drop-in replacement for GCC promises better performanceIntel has released the Intel C++ Compiler v13.0 for Android OS, its first attempt at delivering an optimizing C/C++ compiler designed specifically for Google's mobile platform.…
The Flash Friendly File System (F2FS) is a file system created by Samsung. It was released with Linux kernel 3.8 in February 2013.The free space is stored in a bitmap file. The bitmap file is a set of bits, each representing a block of the storage unit. If the block is unused, the bit is set to show it is unused. When a block is used, the bit is set to show its status as used. The files and directories are tracked in a table.
Aaeon announced the availability of a Linux-friendly PC/104-Plus single board computer based on the AMD 615MHz G-Series T16R processor. The PFM-HDS supports up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, offers dual-display support at up to HD resolutions, provides interfaces including gigabit Ethernet, USB, serial, SATA, and CFast, and runs on 10 Watts, says the company. The […]
Slackel 4.0 Openbox has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware Linux and Salix OS. Includes the Linux kernel 3.10.9 and lots of updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree. Slackel 4.0 Openbox includes the Midori 0.5.0 web browser, Claws-Mail 3.9.2, Transmission, SpaceFM, OpenJRE 7u40, Rhino, IcedTea-Web, Pidgin 2.10.7, gFTP 2.0.19, wicd. AbiWord 2.8.6, Gnumeric 1.12.2 and ePDFViewer office applications are included. Whaaw! Media Player is the default movie player, Exaile 3.3.0 is the application to use for managing your music collection, Asunder CD ripper, Bracero for writing CD/DVDs and more. In the graphics section Viewnior 1.3, GIMP 2.8.6 and Scrot the snapshot utility.
Access to the service is available after a free registration at cloud.sagemath.com. William Stein, a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, is the principal author of Sage and is also responsible for the hosted service.