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Allwinner unveiled octa-core, Cortex-A7 based “A83T” and “H8? SoCs for tablets and media-streaming boxes, respectively, plus a quad-core, 64-bit “H64? SoC.
The Linux Foundation and industry partners have launched Dronecode, a project to create embedded open source software for drones and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Today, we’re announcing a promotion with Humble Bundle, one of the real innovators in game distribution, that brings eight hugely popular Indie games including the award-winning FTL directly to Firefox users.
FUSE lets you develop a fully functional filesystem that has a simple API library, can be accessed by non-privileged users, and provides a secure implementation. And, to top it all off, FUSE has a proven track record of stability.
Whether you are deploying applications in containers, VMs, or on bare metal, being able to group related services together into private networks and control the traffic flowing into and out of your infrastructure is important. The SDN controller fulfills that role by allowing you to define network policy centrally and have that policy applied at the edges of your network, in the physical and virtual network switches.
In this weeks news roundup, I look at the results from a poll to see whether people are looking forward to Ubuntu 14.10. In addition which is the best Linux distro and 5 shell commands you should never run.
Mozilla has just released Firefox 33, the next iteration of the famous Internet browser. As it was to be expected, users will find an assortment of features and various changes that really make the update worthwhile.
Not ready for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? Well, you're in luck, RHEL 6.6 is here.
At this writing, the European Parliament is wrapping up committee hearings and votes to approve or reject the proposed slate of new European Commissioners and Vice Presidents put forward in September by European Commission (EC) President-elect Jean Claude Juncker. These men and women (one from each of the 28 countries in the European Union), if approved by the Parliament, will lead and manage the activities of the Directorates General (DGs), which function as the EC[he]#039[/he]s departments or ministries.
We make Firefox for Android to give you greater flexibility and control of your online life. We want you to be able to view your favorite Web content quickly and easily, no matter where you are. That’s why we’re giving you the option to send supported videos straight from the Web pages you visit in Firefox for Android to streaming-enabled TVs via connected devices like Roku and Chromecast.
Red Hat is out today with the latest version of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL) platform, as well as now providing support for users of the newer Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to run RHEL 6 apps in a container.
The latest entry in the Borderlands series has been released in the Americas today. Unfortunately the rest of the world will have to wait a few days before getting their hands on the game.
Lulu.com helped define modern publish-on-demand services. In my mind, they did define them; I remember printing my first photobook and sending it to Lulu to be sent back, spiral-bound. I was amazed. I had essentially put together a small markup language (DSL, or Domain Specific Language, even), processed it through a Scheme script, and spit out LaTeX that produced reasonably pretty pages that could be converted to PDF and submitted for publication. I think I bought two copies.read more
For new users, it is one of the better designed KDE desktop distributions, with a few features you won’t find on mainstream KDE desktops. However, my experience with this latest release has put a damper on that “better designed” label.
A virtual private network, or VPN, encrypts your information while you're online and can prevent other people from knowing your actual geographic location. Find out the best VPN service with the easiest installation for Chromebooks.
GNOME has dwindled far from its former glory. Regaining dominance depends overcoming its image problem.
I am what you could call a practical free software advocate. This means that while I love open source software and everything it stands for, at the end of the day I really just need a computer that works for the tasks I need accomplish. Most people in the world are exactly like me, except they don't care in the slightest about free software. They just want a computer that works.
Time Warner is already beginning to hemorrhage customers due to Google Fiber rolling-out in two large areas of Austin. Not to be outdone, AT&T also polluted the airwaves in an attempt to make us believe they have already stepped into the age of gigabyte, with an advertising campaign that was misleading at best. Their gigabyte service only covers a few square blocks.
CAINE which is an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment is not out with its 6.0 release. CAINE is built on top of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and used the MATE desktop envionment. CAINE is focussed on providing forensic investigation tools. Among the tools that CAINE provides is the Volatility Memory Forensics platform to examine system memory. The open-source Inception tool for memory manipulation.