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NXP gobbles up Freescale in smart car and IoT silicon push

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 06:26:50 PM
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 […]

Be a responsible open source user

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 04:18:14 PM
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

Keep Tabs on Your Stuff with the What’s in My Bag Web App

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 03:21:03 PM
To learn the basics of the Python Bottle framework, I cobbled together a simple web app for tracking items in a bag.

The Cat That Has Linux’s Tongue

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 02:23:52 PM
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.

Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 01:26:41 PM
It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.

Exploring the world of OpenStack, ensuring successful deployment, and more

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 12:29:30 PM
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 unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 mobile SoCs

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 11:32:19 AM
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 […]

Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 10:35:08 AM
It's sad that this isn't really a surpriseLast year, Google said Android 5, codenamed Lollipop, will encrypt the contents of smartphones and tablets by default. Now it's broken that promise.…

Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 09:37:57 AM
Orange announced a $40 “Klif” Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it’s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones. There’s still no evidence that Mozilla’s HTML-focused Firefox OS has made much of a dent in the world smartphone market, where it has been focused on low-end devices sold primarily […]

Groovy Java guy off for Restlet

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 08:40:46 AM
Guillaume Laforge, leader of the Groovy project, is joining Restlet, a small company which supports the open source Restlet framework.

Is cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on Amazon

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 07:43:35 AM
Intelligence agencies do more than just spy on you in the cloud. Some, like the CIA, use the cloud for their own purposes.

How Could VARs Use the $89 Ubuntu Linux Symple PC?

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 06:46:24 AM
The founder of the Symple PC, an $89 computer that runs Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 and is built from recycled hardware, envisions the device as a key part of VAR services.

How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 05:49:13 AM
Love your Chromebook, but want to run Linux programs simultaneously too? Now you can.

Worms Clan Wars Now Available On Linux

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 04:52:02 AM
Need your fix of Worms? Worms Clan Wars is now available natively on Linux, and a massive sale too! Time to send in the exploding sheep!

Korora 21 Review

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 03:54:51 AM
Fedora has always been a popular desktop Linux distribution, but it has not always had the reputation of being welcoming to new Linux users or to those who just want it to work right “out of the box” with multimedia codecs or proprietary software. Korora is a Fedora spin that tries to provide a user-friendly desktop experience with little or no additional work needed by the user. Korora 21 is the latest release and it offers a number of improvements for users.

Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStack

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 02:57:40 AM
Progress Software's Rollbase platform for cloud-based app development has been certified for Helion, HP's OpenStack distribution.

ezgo 12 RC Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 02:00:29 AM
ezgo 12 RC is available. ezgo is a Linux distribution containing a wealth of interactive educational software and teaching materials.

Best Linux distro for the Macbook Pro?

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 01:03:18 AM
In today's open source roundup: Which distro is best to run on a Macbook Pro? Plus: Open source and the user experience, and five grep tools for Linux.

Installation and Usage Guide for CSF firewall

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 12:06:07 AM
CSF stands for Configserver security and firewall. CSF is a configuration script built to provide better security to servers , at the same time providing a large number of configuration options and features to configure and secure with extra checks to ensure smooth operation. It helps in locking down public access and to restrict what can be accessed like only e-mails or only websites, etc. To add more power to this, it comes with a Login Failure Daemon (LFD) script that runs all the time to scan for failed attempts to login to the server to detect bruteforce-attacks.

Webmaker App Takes Fresh Approach to Digital Literacy

Monday 2nd of March 2015 11:08:56 PM
Tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will release an open beta of the Webmaker app: a free, independent web publishing tool. This is an important next step in Mozilla’s effort to dramatically increase digital literacy around the world. … Continue reading

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