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The CES 2015 conference is in full swing and most of the bigger companies have already made their announcements, including NVIDIA. Some of their presentations have been done using an Ubuntu system, as you can see in the video below.
A computer programmer in Greece has made available a stable version of a new tool that uses semi-automated social engineering to attempt to steal passwords on WPA networks. Wifiphisher, available on GitHub, seeks to elicit the password to the target router by disconnecting them and then presenting them with a faked router login page which claims that a router firmware upgrade necessitates the entry of the password.
All those new Smart and 4K TVs you're seeing at CES? Almost all of them have Linux in one form or the other powering them up.
Cloud computing is still considered a disruptive technology, but it is more than that. It is a business model. Many companies that have sold software in a traditional way are now attending to this revolution and wondering if that new technological and business shift is right for them? And how they are to move their application towards the cloud?read more
Want 802.11ac Wi-FI speeds at an affordable price and with open-source software under the hood? If that's you, then you're going to want to check out Belkin's Linksys 1200AC.
ExTiX GNOME is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn'. GNOME has been upgraded to version 3.14. (not in Ubuntu's repositories). All packages have been updated to the latest versions by 2015-01-04. Linux kernel 3.16.0-21-exton is used (kernel.org's Linux kernel 3.16.4). Google Chrome is included; this makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux). I have also installed BlueGriffon web editor. 'BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the world wide web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit web pages in conformance to the latest web standards.' Comparable only to Dreamweaver (in my opinion).
Intel revealed its 14nm 5th Generation Core (“Broadwell”) processors, as well as its first 14nm, 64-bit Atom (“Cherry Trail”) SoCs, which target tablets. Intel unveiled its first 14nm “Broadwell” chip architecture in September with a Core M trio of dual-core CPUs aimed at 2-in-1 laptops and high-end tablets. Now, the chipmaker has unveiled the dual-core […]
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.
Panasonic Introduces 4K Ultra HD Life+Screen TVs Powered by Firefox OS Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web, today announced new developments that show the power and flexibility of Firefox OS and the Web platform across device categories and user experiences.
CES 2015 Panasonic today tore the wraps off Firefox OS-powered 4K TVs, high-def 4K camcorders, and home surveillance cameras, at CES in Las Vegas.
Recently, however, Disney did a really cool thing and released an Android app that allows you to stream any movie you have purchased from the Google Play store, iTunes store or from a department store (assuming the store copy came with that seemingly gimmicky digital version).
As the world becomes increasingly connected, open source can -- and must -- become a force for positive change in the world, not just software.
This howto shows the steps to install ASSP on a minimal CentOS 7 installation. It does not cover the installation of CentOS nor the setup of the mail server. The CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Minimal.iso image is suitable for this setup. If you have the DVD image, choose Minimal Install and proceed with the installation.
Parrot tipped two Android IVI boxes: an aftermarket “RNB6? with Android Auto support, and a “SOCA Simple Box” that uses your own Android tablet for display. Parrot, the French company known for its AR.Drone and BeBop drones, was one of the first companies to deliver an Android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system with its aftermarket Asteroid, two years ago. A more recent Asteroid design was used in the McClaren IRIS IVI system for its MP4-12C sports car.
Storage vendor FoundationDB is working on a new document database to enhance adoption of its ACID-compliant NoSQL database technology.
PCLinuxOS 2014.12 has been released, so it’s time for another screenshot tour. I toyed with the idea of doing a full review on Desktop Linux Reviews, but the next release of PCLinuxOS should have some major changes so I’m holding off until that is available to review. In the meantime, you can get a good look at PCLinuxOS 2014.12 MATE in the screenshots below.
SparkyLinux 3.6 'GameOver' is out. GameOver is a special edition of SparkyLinux targeted at game players. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.6 'Annagerman' and it's fully compatible with Debian's 'testing' branch. What is under the hood of GameOver 3.6? Linux kernel 3.16.7; all packages upgraded from Debian's testing repositories as of 2014-12-31; lxde-common 0.99.0, Openbox 3.5.2, PCManFM 1.2 3, Iceweasel 34.0, VLC 2.2.0-rc2; Steam and Steam Launcher 22.214.171.124; Desura for Linux; WINE and PlayOnLinux. The Liquorix repository is enabled as default, it lets you upgrade the Linux kernel up to version 3.18 and WINE up to version 1.7 after installing SparkyLinux on a hard drive.
Barcodes provide a simple, reliable, machine-readable way to read numbers or addresses into your computer (or smartphone or tablet) so that information can be looked up online or in a database. There are a number of different standards for barcodes, and the most-commonly used ones are quite easy to use and create with simple free software applications,
2014 offered a rare confluence of release timing calendars. The three major enterprise Linux vendors delivered milestone updates in 2014.