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LXer: Building a connected car with Restlet Framework

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:57:28 PM
Will your car be controlled by open source software one day? Ericsson Research is taking this question seriously, with the help of the open source Restlet Framework project, where a simple text message can turn on the air conditioning before you walk back to your more

Reddit: A question for /r/linux.

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:54:24 PM

So I have a question for the community here.

I'm starting to have concerns for the future of the Linux desktop. To elaborate, with Google's announcement of merging ChromeOS into Android, I couldn't help but wonder if Google is attempting to phase out a desktop system in favor of a mobile one. Later on, Google clarified that it had no intention of doing away with ChromeOS, but I couldn't help but feel like that they were just doing damage control.

This is a industry wide precedent. There is a convergence mindset happening not only at Google, but also Microsoft and Apple. Not only do I not want a mobile OS on my desktop, but I also fear that we will loose the openness and power that desktop systems have over their mobile counterparts, most notably Linux.

Does anyone else share this concern? I sometimes feel like I'm worrying about nothing, which is likely the case here.

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[link] [comment] Despite Google Denials, Chrome OS and Android Seem Destined for Merger

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:51:24 PM

Apparently conflicting visions of the future of Google’s two Linux-based operating systems, Android and ChromeOS, do not directly contradict each other. 

TuxMachines: In Memory of Telsa Gwynne

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:16:07 PM

I can’t say that she was a close friend, but we knew each other since way back in time. She was a constant companion in search of good food and during several free software conferences, she and I took the lead of a group of hackers, finding them nourishment for the night and day ahead. So I was saddened today to learn that Telsa Gwynne has passed away.

My first exchange with Telsa was around Christmas of 1998. We were talking about Christmas gifts, and whether Alan Cox, her husband, wouldn’t like to get a nice printout of RFC-1149, the “Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers”. Little did we know at the time that Alan would later support a group of Norwegian hackers in actually implementing that very specification!

Telsa never had an easy time in the free software community. From the very early days when we started talking, she was frequently and repeatedly abused by people trying to use her to get to her husband. Over the years, she withstood harassment and abuse of almost any sort from people in the free software community. She got to witness first hand the darkest corners of our community and the worst kind of people anyone can ever imagine.

Some of Telsa’s contribution to the free software community before that included a lot of work on explaining GNOME to people. She served on the GNOME Foundation’s Board of Directors, contributed translations and wrote comprehensive FAQs about both GNOME and the GNOME Foundation.

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LXer: Linus goes on epic rant about Linux kernel code

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:00:17 PM
In today's open source roundup: Linus loses it in an epic rant about kernel code. Plus: Lenovo 100S Chromebook review. And Google says Chrome OS is here to stay.

Slashdot: KDE Turns 19

Monday 2nd of November 2015 03:00:06 AM

Slashdot: Fedora 23 Final May Release As Planned On October 27

Monday 2nd of November 2015 01:00:06 AM

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