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There are a lot of tools and applications connected to 3D printing available to Fedora users. In this article, I’ll guide you through one possible scenario of creating a 3D physical object: from an idea to a real thing. My... Continue Reading →
Three wireless advances will soon find their way into Linux and Android devices: Wi-Fi Aware, Eddystone, and an update to the 6LoWPAN-based Thread protocol. One reason Linux — and by extension Android — have grown so quickly in embedded is that from very early on Linux was imbued with strong wireless support. Although ARM and […]
The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software has reached version 3.17.4 as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment.
The Linux Foundation's Open Container Project is getting a new name and is moving forward on developing the runc baseline component for containers.
“Big Blue” unveiled a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. IBM plans to release 50 projects to the open source community to speed adoption in the enterprise sector and spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile and analytics, among other areas.
Are you serious, SatNad? In Depth After five years, the radical design experiment of Windows Phone is being killed off; Windows on phones is being subsumed into Windows 10, and alas, this means Windows phones will not only be less distinctive and inherit many of the flaws, but they’ll acquires some flaws no mobile platform today suffers.…
Customers who hired the infamous ID theft-protection firm Lifelock to monitor their identities after their data was stolen in a breach were in for a surprise. It turns out Lifelock failed to properly secure their data.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords has been released by Aspyr Media for the Linux platform, and the game also received a huge and important patch that applies to all the OSes.
Robolinux is pleased and excited to announce its brand new Robolinux "Cinnamon Raptor" V8.1 LTS 2020 OS which is based on the rock solid Debian 8 stable source code sporting the 3.16 Linux kernel. It has far better graphics and audio quality, boots up and runs much faster than Debian 7 and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset.
Microsoft dangled a big juicy orange carrot in front of the noses of Windows XP users. That carrot was the "Insider Program" for Windows 10. Help test our software and you get a free upgrade. Except that you don't. Feel scammed? Try Linux.
Google and friends have announced the release of Kubernetes 1.0, which is great... if you know Kubernetes. If, like most folks, you don't, then CoreOS's new Tectonic program is here for you.
Open vSwitch (OVS) is the most popular open-source implementation of virtual switch on the Linux platform. As the today's data centers increasingly rely on the software-defined network (SDN) architecture, OVS is fastly adopted as the de-facto standard network element in data center's SDN deployments.
If asked, what would you think is the biggest challenge facing Linux mass adoption? My response to the backlash is to wonder if those crying out against Linux have even bothered to attempt an install of a recent release? Sure, I'll give them this... back in the day, Linux was not easy to install. In fact, there are still a select few distributions that seem to not quite understand the need for an easy-to-use GUI installer. But those tend to fall into the fringes. The mainstream Linux distributions offer an installation process that is as simple as it gets.
Today, we announce that the Linux 4.0 kernel series reached end of life, as Greg Kroah-Hartman has published details earlier about the release of the ninth maintenance version. At the moment of writing this article, numerous GNU/Linux distributions, including Fedora, are still using a kernel from the Linux 4.0 series, so they should upgrade their kernel packages to the Linux 4.1 LTS branch as soon as possible.
For years, meteorology students learned their craft at the tip of a colored pencil, laboriously contouring observed data by hand. While many forecasters still practice this art, computers have changed operations, research, and education. Open source software and open data are poised to bring more changes to the field.read more
Now he wishes there was an anti-snoop clause in the GPLA respected security researcher has denied any involvement with Hacking Team after open-source code he wrote was found in smartphone spyware sold by the surveillance-ware maker.…
Kodi 15.0 codenamed Isengard has been released, a week after the last release candidate. Many new features are implemented, like adaptive seeking and a new chapter selector window.
I recently launched the Open Source Protocol (OS Protocol), a standard that can be used to link to where the code for a website is hosted. The protocol is fairly simple—all it involves is metatags, and most websites will only need two or three lines of code to be compliant.read more
Congatec has refreshed its Conga-IGX line of Mini-ITX boards with dual- and quad-core G-Series “Steppe Eagle” SoCs, featuring configurable TDPs from 5-15W. Congatec announced its Linux-friendly Conga-IGX Mini-ITX boards in 2013, providing a choice of two dual-core and one quad-core models from the original AMD G-Series SoC family. Now, the company has expanded the product […]
Dr. David A Bray, Eisenhower Fellow, discusses the role of the consumer in the Internet of Everything era.