Linux and Open Source news headlines
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Canonical and BQ have released the first tablet running Ubuntu, the Linux-based open source OS. It's called the Aquaris M10 Edition tablet and goes on sale in March.
I've been pursuing a research project for the last year or so and have been locating and saving material related to it, as well as doing some of my own writing in the area. I keep that material in a particular folder. That's all fine and good. The problem is that I want the ability to work on the project while I'm at any of 3 different computers--computers that are often located in 3 different locales, some of which are even remote from my LAN. So, how to host the same folder on all three machines, and keep it current with the most recent changes made on any of the 3 computers?
Continuing to focus on convergence, Canonical unveiled the BQ Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition, the first tablet hardware for Ubuntu Linux.
FFmpeg is a complete suite of tools used to record, convert and stream audio and video. A new update has been released for the main branch and developers have also made an interesting announcement regarding the removal of support for two external AAC encoders.
"Open source code is problematic because anonymous people on the Internet design it, and 'holes' are not fixed by vendor updates." Is this FUD from some proprietary software behemoth? No, it's a quote from a recent decision made by a California Court of Appeal.read more
Hardkernel unveiled its first 64-bit hacker SBC. The Odroid-C2 matches the layout of the C1+, but has a quad-core, 2GHz Cortex-A53 SoC and a $40 price.
All good things must come to an end, and so SUSE and the openSUSE Linux community today, February 3, 2016, announced that they will no longer support the openSUSE 13.1 operating system.
An East Texas jury has ruled that Apple must pay patent-holding company VirnetX $625.6 million for infringing four patents. It's a massive verdict for VirnetX, a company that has no products and makes its money solely through patent litigation.The verdict shows the jury found Apple infringed on every patent claim that was at issue.
We reported last week the fact that the Linux Mint developers bragged with a new project called X-Apps for the upcoming Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" computer operating system.
Also in today's open source roundup: The Turing phone will run Sailfish OS instead of Android. And Google Chrome will finally get smooth scrolling in Linux.
My friend and fellow Linux Journalian Kris Occhipinti recently posted a reminder on Facebook for everyone to back up regularly in 2016. Although it's something we already should be doing, if you're not a regular backer-upper, you should start today!
The Open Compute Project (OCP), the Facebook-born initiative to make datacenter computing more scalable, efficient and affordable through open software and hardware, has taken another step forward by securing the support of several telecommunications companies as it launches a new telco project.
An Android tablet can serve as a touchscreen in a kiosk or embedded system, but communicating with it can be a problem when power must be supplied over USB.
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The Linux Foundation has released the first set of speakers and sessions for the Open Networking Summit, which focuses on open source SDN.
I just turned 13 years old, and I am in 7th grade at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. I heard about the Kramden Institute from my dad, who is an avid volunteer there. Kramden is a non-profit organization that refurbishes computers to be awarded to underprivileged children who have been nominated by their teachers. Kramden also offers classes where people can learn computer skills.read more
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2016 issue.
Web performance is important for sustainability. The less we have to transfer, the better. We can also do a lot to optimize how the content works with the browser so that the end user gets information as quickly as possible. read more
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