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November 1, 2013
It's hard to believe, looking at the modern computing world, but there is still more to life than Windows or Unix… and today, most of the alternatives run on vanilla x86 hardware and are free.
Rolf Sommerhalder has already written on my blog about his life in Linux and his favourite Desktop Environments. This time round, he decided to let us know about his own distribution he uses. This is guest post on Linux Notes from DarkDuck.
The latest version of Google's Android Linux-based operating system is out. Here's what you need to know about it today.
BirdFont is a free, Open Source font editor written by Johan Mattsson using Vala programming language. It lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT & SVG fonts. It is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and OpenBSD platforms.
SiT!, Support Incident Tracker, is a Free, Open Source web based ‘Help Desk’ or ‘Support Ticket System’ application which uses PHP and MySQL for tracking technical support calls/emails. SiT! can be used to manage contacts, sites, technical support contracts and support incidents in one place. Also we can send emails directly from SiT!, attach files and record every communication in the incident log.
This month on Phoronix there was a heck of a lot of Linux and open-source content: there were over 32 featured-length articles (more than one per day) and 262 news stories (more than eight stories per day) written by your's truly. The Linux 3.12 kernel and Ubuntu / Mir activity were the most popular happenings of October.
Configure your Ubuntu 13.10 to work behind a proxy
The following tutorial will teach all Linux users how to install SSH on their systems, in order to access their computers remotely from an Android tablet of smartphone.
I'll describe my recent success with adding watermarks to a document. As often happens when I want to do a quick document or need to work on a .doc file, I turned to LibreOffice for this task. The major part of this post, then, will be occupied with how to add watermarks to documents created in or edited with LibreOffice/OpenOffice.
A simple device powered by an Arduino Leonardo microcontroller board, it can be used to add interactivity to any interface. It’s the type of device that a DIYer will love.
Valve's Steam service for PC distribution and sales has over 65 million users playing its over 3,000 games, the company announced this afternoon. That's a 30 percent increase (15 million accounts) over the last 12 months -- not too shabby! -- putting the service's userbase well above that of Microsoft's Xbox Live (which has 48 million, according to MS). Not quite the 110 million that belong to Sony's PlayStation Network, but not too shabby.
It might seem strange coming from the founder of OpenLogic, a company focused on helping others succeed with open source, but the fact is that closed source is better than open source in certain situations.
A few days back I delivered benchmark results of a 13-way graphics card comparison comparing the OpenGL gaming performance between Ubuntu Linux and Microsoft Windows 8.1. In that article there were multiple AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards tested using the binary drivers for each operating system. On Wednesday I then shared results with the Radeon Gallium3D driver compared to Catalyst on Linux and Windows while today are some of the early Nouveau results compared to the proprietary NVIDIA GPU drivers on Windows and Linux.
Dark Mail Alliance, co-founded by Lavabit and Silent Circle, aims to create an open source email protocol and architecture that has end-to-end encryption built-in.
New Version Includes Full Integration of OpenZFS. Zetavault supports both your current and future network fabric without having to change your storage hardware. The software is designed to dramatically simplify the creation and ongoing management of storage servers.
Kwheezy version 1.3 is now available from the download page. This release focuses on improving the installation and post-install process. Also there is quite a bit of tidying up and polishing. Changes in version 1.3: Updated to Debian 7.2; added GPT partitioning support to the installer (requires BIOS/Legacy boot); a new post-installation wizard adds polish, hopefully the need to add a regular user account will be clearer; a few redundant (duplicate functionality) applications have been removed; the administrator account has UID/GID changed to 999, so the first real user will be 1000; the menu has been tidied up, so it should be easier to browse; Kwheezy Keyboard Selector now has a text box for testing the new configuration.
Big Data has always made sense in the cloud. After all, if you need more resources, they'll give you as much as you need, but up until fairly recently, if you wanted to crunch big data using Hadoop, you were limited to your datacenter. But that's changing as cloud vendors from HP to Rackspace, to Amazon to Microsoft Azure are swarming to move your Hadoop business to the cloud.
October 31, 2013
ITTIA today announced new features with which value-added application developers and original equipment manufacturers, using Android, can bring their own business data onto Android devices.
The latest company now offering low-cost ARM development boards for pushing their platform to ARM Linux and Android developers is VIA Technologies. VIA claims their new Springboard platform is "the fast path from prototype to production" and only costs $100 USD, but the specifications aren't all that impressive.