How does Google benefit by embracing a mission that goes beyond wielding industry influence? The benefits are not easy to calculate, but there are metrics that are objective, such as perceived influence compared to actual engineering contributions. Google may not contribute the most code and, before Kubernetes, its open source projects were either small efforts or tightly constrained and not very open (e.g., Chrome, Android), but it carries great (one might say outsized) influence in open source developer circles, which gave it a great platform to launch Kubernetes and increase its chances of success. But Google did things like create Google Code, which at one time was a massive repository of the world's open source code, and it created the Summer of Code. Although neither of these initiatives involved massive code contributions by Google, they enabled developers around the world to collaborate and write more code. To date, no other company—vendor, user, or otherwise—has embraced this mission to the same degree as Google. Although this is great for Google, one wonders when some other enterprising company will invest in a similar vision.
The Michael Kors Access line is available September 6 starting at $350 for the model above (metal/silicone), going up to $395 for the more exclusive gold-tone Bradshaw varieties. Bands begin at $40, rising to $50 for the embossed versions). (In Canada, watch prices begin at $420, rising to $475, with bands running $50 to $60.)
Despite the issues with the charger, and the imperfect display characteristics, I grew to enjoy the Access, and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking to engage with the more fashion-forward varieties of Android Wear. Like the Fossil Q Founder, this smartwatch is more about the brand than the product, and it's clear that certain decisions were made to reinforce its place alongside similarly-designed analog watches in endless glass displays.
But somehow it works: it is both fashionable and functional, the comfortable enough (with a sizeable battery) to wear all day.
Reddit: After a lifetime of only using Intel and Nvidia, I maybe switching to AMD, but I'm curious...
How well does AMD contribute to the Open Source community? I know Nvidia does some stuff, don't know anything about Intel contributing, but what about AMD?
I've been avoiding AMD because of heat issues, driver issues, and Intel and Nvidia having the best product in the market. However, the RX 480 has been getting a lot of good reviews, and the new ZEN CPU seems like it could be promising, so I may switch.submitted by /u/TinyStego
I installed dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint, installation went alright but booting from Linux always gets me to BIOS if I don't put Windows 10 on the first in BIOS settings. My BIOS is set on UEFI, I see there's an option for Legacy , Secure boot is set on off. So when I want to use Linux, I always must open BIOS first from Windows settings and then set Linux as the first one to boot from. I thought I'd have a normal boot loader, so whenever I boot I simply choose W10 or Linux but this is annoying to do like this everytime I want to switch to Linux. Also, I 've noticed I have two Ubuntu(s) on that list . One is " ubuntu", the other one is " Ubuntu",that's the only difference. I tried putting each of them on the first place but the problem remained and I don't know what else to try. Besides, I don't want to mess up something in BIOS so I'll appreciate some assistance.submitted by /u/gappse
A new major release of the popular Git open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system has been announced, version 2.10, bringing hundreds of changes to make your development process easier and more productive.
Today, September 5, 2016, Tomasz Jokiel of the Porteus GNU/Linux operating system was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of Porteus Kiosk 4.1.0.
Debian's maintainers have moved to plug the TCP snooping flaw that emerged in August 2016.
The bug, CVE-2016-5696, was spotted by University of California Riverside's Zhiyun Qian and his collaborators and published in August.
It enabled an attack against Linux (and Android) implementations of RFC 5961, which used challenge ACK packets to try and harden Linux. The implementation bug, present in the kernel since 2012, meant targets could be fooled into rate-limiting their challenge ACKs, letting an attacker work out sequence numbering when it resumed.
Hi Linux people, I am excited about the new AMDGPU support and wonder if anyone knows what its video playback/decode capabilities are. I'm looking to upgrade my HTPC which is currently using intel integrated video. I want the card to be silent, and second to that is low power usage. Anyone have any experience with AMDGPU and RX 4xx cards?submitted by /u/hellslinger
So you want a new phone, but you’re considering jumping ship from Android or iOS. But is the grass really greener on the other side, or should you stick with what you know? Here we outline the pros and cons of Android phones and iPhones. It’s Android vs iPhone: iOS vs Android. See also: Best new phones
Before we get started, we must point out that this guide is intended as a brief overview to help you decide whether to choose an Android phone or an iPhone. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive comparison of every last feature, both in hardware and software, of each type of phone. And we also know that die-hard fans won’t be persuaded to switch – that’s not the aim of this article at all.
A new stable version of the popular QEMU open-source hosted hypervisor has been released recently, version 2.7.0, which contains over 2200 commits from 189 authors.