Linux and Open Source news headlines
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It seems The Witness may one day see a Linux release, although the developer expects to make a loss on it, it may come to Linux "for fun or for ideological purposes".
NoScript, Firebug, and other popular Firefox add-on extensions are opening millions of end users to a new type of attack that can surreptitiously execute malicious code and steal sensitive data, a team of researchers reported.
Good news everyone, it looks like the SteamDB info from before might actually be true about Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II coming to Linux. The latest information points to it being from Feral Interactive.
VW will use Mirantis OpenStack cloud technology across its brands to enable a more agile DevOps model for building apps that support customers and partners.
Canonical has announced the availability of new kernel versions for its Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems.
If you pick up a Samsung Smart TV this year, you'll be certain to find"Linux Inside" in many ways. Samsung continues to build on itsTizen-powered Smart TV UI, which this year it will enhance with integratedSmartThings IoT hub technology, enabling the TV as the control center for asmart home.
Microsoft deciding to support Linux software on Windows is a surprising move, and the obvious question is, why? Superficially, the answer is easy—developers like these tools, so supporting them makes developers happy—but the story runs a little deeper than that. Supporting Linux apps in Windows is a significant move for a company that has spent decades promoting its own APIs and application platform, and it's unlikely that the company would make such a move just to provide a few creature comforts to developers. The need goes deeper than that.
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Also in today's open source roundup: Is it time to trust Microsoft? And 14 ways to secure your Android phone or tablet.
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of a MariaDB Galera cluster on CentOS 7 which has an HAProxy load balancer in front. The total setup consists of 4 servers. I will use 3 CentOS 7 servers for the database nodes, 2 nodes will be active and 1 acts as the backup node. The fourth server will be used for the HAProxy load balancer. For the balance algorithm, we use leastconn (but you can use other algorithms).
What does open source software mean? When you are explaining it to someone else, how do you convey the value and essense of open source without reinventing it? There have been many hard won lessons in open source since the phrase was first coined in 1997, and we should not forget those lessons.To help with that, I've collected 12 memes that are meaningful to me to help share the history, set the stage, and provide context for what open source software is and what it means to the software industry at large.read more
The OTA-10 update for the Ubuntu mobile OS has finally arrived today for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the first ever Ubuntu Tablet.
I often see people complain about the lack of MMO games on Linux, so maybe RuneScape will be a bit more appetising when they release "NXT" their new OpenGL powered game engine on April 18th.
There have been updates to the nss, nss-util and nspr packages to address moderate security flaws (CVE-2016-1978, CVE-2016-1979). The new packages are syncing through the various mirrors currently.
Welcome back to our mini-series of articles on the Files app, also known as Nautilus. Files is part of the GNOME desktop, which ships in the Fedora Workstation edition. Previously we covered sorting to show your recent work at the top... Continue Reading →
A few months ago Google announced a new open source project called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) that promised to "dramatically improve the performance of the mobile Web," and now Google features AMP content at the top of mobile search results.read more
Under the hood of the HPC, AI workhorse ... which'll be coming to a desk near youGTC16 So there it is: the long-awaited Nvidia Pascal architecture GPU. It's the GP100, and it will debut in the Tesla P100, which is aimed at high-performance computing (think supercomputers simulating the weather and nuke fuel) and deep-learning artificial intelligence systems.…
Adlink announced the “AmITX-BW-I” SBC, featuring Intel’s Braswell SoCs, a slim, embeddable “thin Mini-ITX” profile, dual GbE, and 4K triple-display video. Adlink’s “Thin Mini-ITX” form-factor AmITX-BW-1 SBC features a low profile design, consumption in the range of 4 to 6 Watts, and is offered with a range of dual- and quad-core, 14nm Intel Pentium, Atom, […]
An important but often underestimated part of software development is testing. Testing is, by definition, challenging. If bugs were easy to find, they wouldn't be there in the first place. A tester has to think outside the box to find the bugs that others have missed. In many cases, understanding the business domain of an application is more crucial for effective testing, as is detailed knowledge of the application itself.read more
Ubuntu MATE project leader Martin Wimpress has announced today the release of the second Beta build of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 port to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 single-board computers.