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February 20, 2014
There is a two-pronged battle raging for the soul of the cloud. The first involves the cloud infrastructure players and the second, the controllers of the pipes, and how this battle resolves itself could have a profound impact on your business as you move more of your infrastructure to the cloud.
RiskIQ, an Internet security company, claims that malicious apps have grown by almost 400 percent on Google's Android Play store.
The developers of Zorin specialise in making a Linux distribution that is easy to use and complete. The desktop unashamedly mimics the Windows 7 environment. With whizzy screen effects and a decent software selection, Zorin OS 8 is a great choice for newcomers to Linux
The next version of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will run the Linux-based Tizen operating system instead of Android, suggests a USA Today report. According to the USA Today story, the next generation of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will depend on Tizen’s HTML5 stack for its application development.
Robolinux now supports the newest version of VirtualBox, 4.3.6, which has webcam sharing and many new improvements; the Windows virtual machine installers have been completely re-written to support VirtualBox 4.3.6; all Robolinux versions prior to 7.4.1 do not work with the newest Robolinux virtual machine installers and Stealth VM software tools; completely new Stealth VM software tools have been released and may be downloaded after making a very small donation.
This tutorial shows how to use the nginx upload progress module to upload one or multiple files and display an upload progress bar for the user. This is useful, for example, if users upload large files, so that they know that something is going on in the background.
Starbound my favourite indie game of the moment has released a new major patch titled 'Enraged Koala'. Sadly it came with a few game-breaking issues.
Denx is formally launching the 74 x 42mm “MCV” computer-on-module at Embedded World 2014, Feb. 25-27 in Nuremberg, Germany, along with version 5.5 of its Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) platform and distribution (see farther below). The pioneering Gröebenzell, Germany based embedded Linux house, which created U-Boot, among other contributions, continues to develop a variety of Linux-ready embedded embedded systems and COMs, such as its Freescale i.MX53x based M53 module.
Cobalt from Oxeye Game Studio is due to go into beta soon, this is four years after being in alpha. The Linux version was due at beta, but they have decided to do it now and delay the Linux release.
The first smartphones running Ubuntu will ship this year, Canonical now says – although the Linux vendor's hardware partners are hardly the first companies you might guess. In January, Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon said that getting major carriers on board with the upstart mobile OS was "longer-term," and that the first Ubuntu smartphones would be built by small manufacturers who serve small regions. Apparently he wasn't kidding.
Slackel 6.0 Beta 1 is available. Slackel is a Linux distribution and live CD based on Slackware Linux and Salix OS. It is fully compatible with both. It uses the current version of Slackware and the latest version of the KDE desktop. The Slackel disc images are offered in two different forms - installation and live.
Big Blue has just announced the IBM Power Development Platform (PDP) which will allow no-charge access, via cloud, to Power Systems servers for building, porting and testing applications.
The first native Ubuntu smartphones are expected to be in customers' hands in 2014.
This week, we look at Data as a Service taking off, universal OpenStack certification and top OpenStack vendors jockeying for position.
Canonical announced its initial Ubuntu Phone manufacturers — Meizu and BQ — and said the first mid- to high-end phones would ship by the end of this year. Some images of the Ubuntu Touch UI running on a Meizu MX3 smartphone were leaked on Weibo in early January (see image below). Now, the connection has been confirmed, as Canonical announced that both China’s Meizu and Spain’s BQ would ship phones running Ubuntu.