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October 4, 2014
GamingOnLinux recently did a live-stream of Borderlands 2 to celebrate the Linux release. We streamed for 3 hours and this post now has the youtube videos up for Linux gaming viewing!
Of all the technology companies in the world, Apple is easily the biggest in terms of its cash pile. Yet when it comes to security issues, the company appears to be unwilling to invest enough resources to keep its users safe in a timely fashion.
October 3, 2014
GNOME Boxes is a native GNOME 3 application for accessing remote machines and local virtual systems, primarily using the libvirt technology. Consider it an alternative to VirtualBox and VMPlayer.
Calibre, the document viewer and organizer (also called an e-library), has received another major update today, just one week away after the 2.4 version was published on September 25. This version brings three new features and includes many bug fixes for the popular document viewer.
This week, we look at the impact of cloud (and its mate mobile) on sports, how one organization survived the great AWS reboot of 2014 and yet another cloud infrastructure price cut (how low can they go).
Red Hat has released Storage Server 3, which has 200 percent more storage capacity and better Hadoop integration, among other features. The company also plans to keep Inktank Ceph around for now.
Interested in building an open source cloud using the latest and greatest that OpenStack has to offer? You're not alone. We've collected some of the best howtos, guides, tutorials, and tips published over the past month into this handy collection. Take a look, get ready to learn, and when you get stuck, remember that he official documentation for OpenStack is your friend, too.
This is an overview of document viewers and e-book readers for Linux, but also several CHM viewers. Currently there are 8 applications reviewed here. Notice that I didn't include ChmSee in this review, since it was announced that it is no longer maintained, and as such it doesn't come included in the latest Ubuntu repositories (14.04).
This issue we have a troubleshooting feature that will help you fix your Pi, showing you how to solve the most common hardware and software problems you might face. We also continue our amazing robot project, this time adding a swathe of sensors that will give it the powers of sight, sound and touch so it can navigate on its own intelligence. Plus we look at tweeting motion sensors, another fantastic project from the Pi community and more.
Other than the continuous scrambling to fix Shellshocked — if nothing else we in the FOSS world are both quick to respond to fixes and quick to come up with great names for epic bugs — this has been a relatively quiet week on our side of the digital street. Yeah, we can laugh at Apple for releasing an update that wasn’t really an update and at Microsoft for losing the ability to count, jumping from Window 8 to Windows 10, now with the improvement of having — wait for it — a command line.
You've probably noticed that we're featuring interviews with speakers of the upcoming All Things Open conference happening later this month in Raleigh, NC. It's an awesome event that we're very excited about celebrating the best people and ideas in open source. We have two more weeks of interviews left to help get you amped for the conference!To make sure that our readers have a chance to join us at All Things Open, we're running a Twitter drawing to give away eight two-day passes to the conference. If you win, you'll get to hang out with the Opensource.com team and join in some amazing open source discussions during the weekend of October 22-23.Here's how to enter:read more
It is a testament to the success of the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) branding campaign for open source software that "open source" and "licensing" are functionally synonymous. To the extent that people are familiar with open source software, it is the source code released under a license that lets anyone see the "crown jewels" of a software program as opposed to an opaque binary, or black box that hides its underpinnings.read more
Nvidia announced that its Tegra SoC will run Android on a newly tipped Honda Connect IVI system in 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V cars in Europe. When the Honda Connect in-vehicle infotainment system was unveiled this week at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile (Paris Auto Show), Nvidia quickly chimed in with a design […]
Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a 2D RPG originally made for the Sega Megadrive that went to Kickstarter to fund a HD version. The game is now available on Linux thanks to those who helped fund it.
Called the ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform, it includes the mbed OS, a free operating system for ARM Cortex®-M processor-based devices, and mbed Device Server, designed to “provides the required server-side technologies to connect and manage devices in a secure way.”
Stronghold is a single-player and multi-player real-time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios, and set in historical times. Stronghold was first published on Steam in 2012, and after two years it makes its way on the Linux platform.
A report from The Information (subscription required) claims that Google tried to buy Cyanogen, Inc, the maker of the custom Android ROM CyanogenMod. According to the report, Cyanogen's chief executive told shareholders that Sundar Pichai, the head of Chrome and Android at Google, met with the company and "expressed interest in acquiring the firm." The report says Cyanogen Inc. declined the offer, saying that it was still growing.
In today's Android roundup: Android One is poised to give control back to Google. Plus: Google Play Newsstand updated, and a preview of Android L on the Samsung Galaxy S5.