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October 3, 2014
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 Notice that I didn't include ChmSee in this review, since it was announced that it is no longer maintained, and as such it doesn't come included in the latest Ubuntu repositories (14.04).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.
Sometimes a gift just falls in your lap. This month, it came in the form of an e-mail out of the blue from Jared Nielsen, one of two brothers (the other is J.R. Nielsen) who created The Hello World Program, "an educational web series making computer science fun and accessible to all".
Atmel is sampling a Linux supported, Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D4 SoC that bests the earlier SAMA5D3 with new NEON, L2 cache, 720p decode, and security features. Atmel announced the SAMA5D4 system-on-chip at ARM TechCon 2014, which is underway this week in Santa Clara, Calif. The SAMA5D4, builds upon the foundation of the earlier SAMA5D3 SoC, and similarly uses ARM’s Cortex-A5 processor.
Red Hat's new storage server does more than just help you get a handle on your enterprise storage. It also gives you what you need to manage big data and ready-to-run partner storage solutions.
Ubuntu MATE is a new flavor based on Ubuntu that will see an official launch alongside all the other regular ones on October 23, and it's very likely that it will steal the show.
This summer, the Supreme Court made it easier for defendants to collect fees when they win patent cases. The decision is starting to have an effect—the nation's largest patent troll just got slapped with an order to pay $1.4 million in attorneys' fees to NetApp, which it sued in 2010.
What if you treated all of the configuration files and scripts which set up and control your infrastructure like an open source project in their own right? What if you put the code out there for review and allowed developers and operators to work in tandem to ensure a smooth roll out of code to production? That[he]#039[/he]s how the OpenStack Infrastructure team at HP work.