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Android vs. iOS: Key Features Android Lacks

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 01:23:54 AM
I enjoy my Android phone. It's fast, has a ton of options and I wouldn't trade it in for anything. That said, I've also become frustrated by features iOS offers that Android lacks. In past articles, I've discussed the areas where Android outshines iOS. Today's article is going to look specifically at features iOS offers that I think Android is lacking.

Baidu tech chief: AI smart enough to take our jobs, not our lives. Yet

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 12:26:43 AM
Humanity about to swap tedium of work, for tedium of idlenessISC (RotM) Artificial intelligence is about to transform society in the same way electricity did 100 years ago, but researchers are nowhere near producing the sort of self-aware sociopathic systems beloved of sci-fi writers.…

Can SourceForge regain credibility with Linux users and developers?

Monday 20th of June 2016 11:29:32 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: 5 reasons to install Linux on a laptop, and AnandTech reviews the OnePlus 3 Android phone

Microservices: What They Mean and How They Impact the Channel

Monday 20th of June 2016 10:32:21 PM
Microservices software architectures increase channel partner opportunities and make product integration simpler.

Linux and China rule supercomputings TOP500 in 2016

Monday 20th of June 2016 09:35:10 PM
At the International Supercomputer Conference, the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers was announced. To no one[he]#039[/he]s surprise, Linux, is the top operating system for the world[he]#039[/he]s fastest computers, but many may be shocked to find China now has the most and fastest supercomputers.

Wiznote An Evernote Alternative & Linux Note Taking App

Monday 20th of June 2016 08:37:59 PM
Since Evernote client is not available for Linux, Linux users always search for an Evernote alternative. Today we have come up with Wiznote, a note taking app that is available for all major platforms including Linux. Wiznote is developed by Wozhi Tech Beijing Co. Ltd. a team of 20 developers. It allows to take, edit and view notes and collaborate with your team members. Let's see more about Wiznote and how to install it in Linux.

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation [Video]

Monday 20th of June 2016 07:40:48 PM
Several home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center.

Handy 2.5 Screenshot Tour

Monday 20th of June 2016 06:43:37 PM
Update the base to Debian 8.5. Update Firefox to version 47. Setting up a service hosting images. Everything is hosted on servers controlled by HandyLinux to avoid some risky images on other services. Update Thunar custom actions. Update Handysoft by Thuban (mainly bug fixes and better management of search). Added translations for Handysoft by the distribution Emmabunt's. Added Xfwm4 theme (window borders). Bug fix of DNS unbound priority.

Open source cross-platform development methods and tools

Monday 20th of June 2016 05:46:26 PM
This is an article I've been wanting to sit down and write for a few years now. I first started developing software in the late '90s and got myself a Borland C++ compiler, which I quickly realized was only really going to work on Windows. I made a few small command-line applications at first and then started experimenting with graphical applications. I loved the creative process, but was disappointed by many of the tools. At the time, I didn't really move beyond adapting simple examples.read more

Scientific Audio Processing, Part II - How to make basic Mathematical Signal Processing in Audio files using Ubuntu with Octave 4.0

Monday 20th of June 2016 04:49:15 PM
In this tutorial, we will see how we can do additions to signals, multiplying signals (modulation), and applying some basic mathematical functions to see their effect on the original signal.

SourceForge Seeks a Return to Relevancy

Monday 20th of June 2016 03:52:04 PM
The new owners of SourceForge, once the primary code repository for open source projects, work to make good on a promise to restore a reputation that was tarnished by its former owners.

Zenwalk 8.0 Is Just Around the Corner, Final Release Candidate Out for Testing

Monday 20th of June 2016 02:49:10 PM
Zenwalk developer Jean-Philippe Guillemin has informed users of the Slackware-based operating system that the final Release Candidate (RC) milestone of the upcoming Zenwalk 8.0 release is now available for public testing.

Snap become Universal packages for Linux Distributions

Monday 20th of June 2016 01:46:16 PM
Snap become Universal packages for Linux Distributions

How PHPeople stay connected and have fun

Monday 20th of June 2016 12:43:22 PM
Why would you spend your free time contributing to open source, especially in the PHP community? Doesn't it seem boring to spend hours every week, or sometimes hours every day putting your time into a project, or into community work? Well, my answer is no! There are endless reasons why it is so much fun to be part of a community, and how we keep each other entertained to keep the sparks lit up in an open source community.read more

Oracle Releases Third Beta of VirtualBox 5.1 with 64-bit Solaris and Qt5 Fixes

Monday 20th of June 2016 11:40:28 AM
Simon Coter, Principal Product Manager Oracle VM and VirtualBox, has announced the release of the third Beta build of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software.

Monitor Linux With Netdata

Monday 20th of June 2016 10:37:34 AM
Netdata is a real-time resource monitoring tool with a friendly web front-end developed and maintained by FireHOL. With this tool, you can read charts representing resource utilization of things like CPUs, RAM, disks, network, Apache, Postfix and more. It is... Continue Reading →

'Hidden' data found in 92% of interactions with UK companies

Monday 20th of June 2016 09:28:02 AM
With the EU's GDPR coming into effect in under two years, ignorance of ‘hidden' data could result in monstrous fines for UK companies, according to new research from Ground Labs. That research adds that such ignorance could increase risks of identity fraud with the billions of personal information residing on PCs, servers and mobile devices.

Free culture in an expensive world

Monday 20th of June 2016 07:33:40 AM
In this interview I talk with Shauna Gordon-McKeon about her involvement in the free software and free culture communities, her day job, and her upcoming talk Free culture in an expensive world.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 1

Monday 20th of June 2016 05:39:18 AM
A fundamental design feature of Unix-like operating systems is that many of a system’s resources are accessible via the filesystem, as a file. For example the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem offers us access to all kinds of valuable treasures. In this series of articles, I’ll provide an overview of your system processes, explain how to use the “ps” command, and much more.

Making a Case for Security Analytics

Monday 20th of June 2016 03:44:56 AM
The impact of a data breach has more significant consequences than ever before, costing organizations between $400 to $500 billion a year, partly due to the expansion of the Internet of Things and the evolving creativity of cyber criminals in today's complex threat landscape.

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