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Meizu is now showing the MX4 Ubuntu Edition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it looks like Samsung employees are also looking at what Ubuntu has to offer, not just regular fans.
Big data for the non-Java generationLike Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…
MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173? SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC.
Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. We already covered the "panel selection" that allows users to change the look and feel of the system with just a single click. It might not seem like much, but not too many Linux devs have this kind of features.
Mozilla’s goal of high quality plugin-free gaming on the Web is taking a giant leap forward today with the release of Unity 5. This new version of the world’s most popular game development tool includes a preview of their amazing WebGL exporter.
The article will guide you through the installation process of the latest versions of Mozila Firefox, Chromium and Opera. Throughout the article you will see the download links and the commands needed to perform the installation of the the browser.
You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.
Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Finland-based Jolla had a huge success on Indiegogo last November with it Jolla tablet, the first tablet to run its Android-compatible, Meego Linux based Sailfish OS.
As Congress gears up again to seriously consider patent litigation abuse—starting with the introduction of H.R. 9 (the "Innovation Act") last month—opponents of reform are arguing that recent Supreme Court cases have addressed concerns. Give the decisions time to work their way through the system, they assert.read more
GDC 2015 is a major milestone in a long term collaboration between Mozilla and the world’s biggest game engine makers. We set out to bring high performance games to the Web without plugins, and that goal is now being realized. … Continue reading
In today's open source roundup: Vulkan is the next generation successor to openGL. Plus: Korora 21 reviews, and Worms Clan Wars available on Linux.
Last week, Mozilla released version 36 of the Firefox web browser, and the updated packages are now also available from the Fedora repositories. This new update provides a handful of […]
Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force.
NXP Semiconductor has merged with Freescale Semiconductor, in a $11.8 billion deal that creates a $40 billion firm focused on ADAS automotive and IoT apps. Freescale, which is one of the largest semiconductor firms serving the embedded Linux market along with Texas Instruments, is being acquired by Dutch chipmaker NXP in a $40 billion merger […]
Too many of us who work with open source software in our daily lives think of ourselves as users, people who merely take advantage of open source tools without considering ourselves as an integral part of the development process. That's right. By working with an open source tool, you're automatically part of that tool's development process. You are not a user. You are a contributor. Whether you're a good contributor or a bad contributor is up to you—you still have a responsibility.read more
To learn the basics of the Python Bottle framework, I cobbled together a simple web app for tracking items in a bag.
When I first decided that I wanted to use text to speech on a daily basis, I began researching and testing the available applications. The Mint/Ubuntu repositories showed much promise. The first thing I did was become acquainted with the KDE app Jovie. It’s appeal was that it’s built to work right in KDE, but right out of the gate I ran into a such a high level of complexity and gaping holes in usability that I just shut it down and began searching for other solutions. Apparently, Jovie depends on other voice “synthesisers” to get working.
It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.read more
Intel announced new “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 SoCs, mainly targeting Android and Windows 10 tablets, plus a low-cost LTE-enabled “Sofia” Atom x3 SoC. Over the last year, as Intel suffered from slow sales of mobile Atom system-on-chips aimed at smartphones and tablets, the company has downplayed its mobile marketing while instead banging the […]