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June 3, 2014
The open-source SPARK 2014 language can prove that code correctly matches specs. This capability closes off vulnerabilities and illuminates logic errors in code. It seems like every week or so, we are reading about some new software disaster (often described as a "glitch" in the press) caused by a bug in a program. Recently publicized incidents include recalls of cars due to a significant error in the control software, and shortly before that, the security hole in many Apple operating systems. The "glitch du jour" is a little more spectacular: the Heartbleed bug has caused a security hole in literally tens of millions of devices from dozens of manufacturers. This is a particularly disturbing defect because there is no way to tell if some malevolent intruder has taken advantage of it.
A candidate vying to become one of the directors of the GNOME Foundation has raised the issue of Red Hat's domination of development of the GNOME Desktop Project, claiming that "for the last several years, Red Hat's wants/needs have trumped what anyone else wants/needs, including the larger user base of GNOME."
Google has quietly begun rolling out a new version of Android to its flagship Nexus devices, but so far it has remained shtum on just what has changed. Support pages from US wireless player T-Mobile reveal that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets and the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 tablet all began receiving over-the-air updates to Android 4.4.3 on Monday.
The Aaeon “AIOT-X1000? IoT gateway supports the Gateway Solutions for IoT architecture (aka “Moon Island”) unveiled by Intel in April. Aaeon’s product joins other “Moon Island capable” gateway systems previously announced by ADI, Adlink, Advantech, Eurotech, and Portwell, not to mention Intel’s own Gateway Solutions for IoT reference design. Although Intel’s reference design supports a choice of either Atom or Quark processors, Aaeon’s device, introduced this week at Computex in Taipei, casts its lot squarely with Quark.
Unvanquished sure is one of the prettiest open source games around isn't it? Like clockwork they have released a new alpha with a bucket-load of changes.
Salix MATE is officially back. Our previous MATE release (back in 13.37) came with high praise from a lot of our users, with many considering it as our best release ever. Salix MATE 14.1, built around the latest MATE 1.8 desktop environment comes to follow up with that. The MATE desktop environment brings a familiar and user-friendly approach to the desktop, with sane defaults and a great selection of application bundled with it. Included in this release, alongside the MATE desktop applications like the Caja file manager, the MATE Control Center and all the MATE panel applets and utilities, is the latest Firefox ESR browser, the LibreOffice suite, GIMP, the ClawsMail e-mail client, and more.
Do not adjust your screen that is a real headline. Crytek's CRYENGINE Powered Homefront The Revolution has been announced with full Linux support.
iOS rival 'dominates the mobile malware market,' says totally unbiased observer. Apple CEO Tim Cook took a few minutes of his two-hour keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday morning in San Francisco to stick his thumb in Android's eye.
Transmageddon is a simple, graphical user interface for quickly transcoding videos with Fedora. It is as simple as choosing the file you want to transcode, then choosing the output format, then pressing transcode. Transmageddon is also built on the gstreamer framework, so the input and output formats supported depend on which gstreamer plugins you have installed.
For example, take the entries in this screenshot, which was taken from the boot menu of a test PC, a custom-built box with an ASRock motherboard. Each OS entry represents a different installation of the OS, and not necessarily on the same hard drive. You can tell that I’ve installed Fedora a lot more times on the PC than other OSs.
This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. I was going to cover all of the reports from each of the Working Group liaisons in one post, but that turned out to be quite a wall of text, so I’m going to do them one by one, with Josh Boyer from the Fedora Workstation Working Group this week.
It’s very rare when repetitive tasks are a welcome addition to any part of our life, personal or professional. More often than not, during our development cycles and processes we encounter more than one task that is performed with glaring regularity. With so much to develop, control and manage, it can be a little daunting if you add up the time spent on such tasks – time that could arguably be better spent elsewhere.
Another Big Data analytics company has entered the open source realm. Guavus has become an official sponsor of the AMPLab, a research initiative hosted at the University of California at Berkeley to drive open source Big Data innovation.
Linux Lite 2.0, code name 'Beryl', is now available for download. This build is the work of four months of constant development and the implementation of the best ideas from the team and the wider community. This also marks the beginning of our own repositories for our custom software so that changes and improvements to the operating system can be offered regularly. Now Lite User Manager, Lite Manual, Lite Software (install and remove additional software) and Lite Fix can evolve more easily to meet the needs of the user. In this release we wanted to combine the newest versions of well-established and supported software like LibreOffice, VLC, WINE and GIMP so that people have access to the latest features in those programs.
June 2, 2014
We find ourselves in interesting times. We[he]#039[/he]re facing huge socio-economic challenges while at the same time we need to look ahead and design a society that meets our future needs. For this, we need a renewed understanding of craftsmanship in relation to the design and production principles of the 21st century. In the province of Fryslân, the northern part of the Netherlands, we[he]#039[/he]re using a mobile lab facility called FryskLab (a former library bus) to bring making and 21st century skills to primary and secondary education. We[he]#039[/he]re also hoping to find solutions for local socio-economic challenges.
This guide explains how to configure samba server in Opensuse 13.1 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
Every team -- including open source projects -- has someone who at the bottom of its bell curve: an individual who has a hard time keeping up with other team members. By my observation, how your team members treat that person is a significant indicator of your organization’s health.
The OSS Watch blog has been on our radar for a while now as a great resource for open source commentary. We've looked to their team, including development manager Mark Johnson, for thought leadership on how open source software is being used and to gauge the pulse of the open source movement. I wanted to find out more about what Mark does day-to-day to promote better understanding of open source. He's got a knack for communication: concise with impact.
Trifacta, which specializes in data transformation to help companies prepare data for analysis and interpretation, has secured $25 million in series C funding.