Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland.
The first alpha release for openSUSE 42.2 Leap is now available.
OpenSUSE 42.2 is currently made up to be last year's 42.1 Leap release plus various package updates. However, there is also Qt 5.6, Linux 4.4, and other select updates.
Samsung has been getting pretty serious about its Smartwatches and has certainly excelled with its latest creation, the Tizen based Gear S2. The company has had a little dabble with Android wear in the past, with the Galaxy Gear Live, and since has been focusing on Tizen. According to a report from Fast Company stating that “no more Samsung Android Wear devices are in development or being planned.” This is according to a Samsung executive. The report goes further to say that Samsung executives are going with Tizen because it’s “far more battery-efficient than Android Wear” and “the standard OS on other Samsung products from TVs to refrigerators.”
It's long been known that game developers make much more money on iOS than they do on Google's Android platform. The most recent example of this is Monument Valley. The developers of the game posted an article on Medium with infographics that show that 73% of their revenue comes from iOS, while only 17% comes from Android.
In the wake of increasing security threats and password leaks, Google is working on Project Abacus that will introduce Trust API in Android devices. This API will calculate your Trust Score and use them to give you access to various services. This score will be calculated by using a variety of user patterns.
If you are looking for a mini PC that is capable of running ChromiumOS, Ubuntu LTS, and Android TV operating systems, you may be interested in a new mini desktop computer system that has been created by Dylan Callahan.
The Fancy mini PC is a “handcrafted personal computer” that is now available to purchase price to $225 plus shipping and is powered by a Quad Core x86 2.0 Ghz processor supported by 4K AMD Radeon graphics that is supported by 4GB of DDR3 RAM.
The wireless router world remains safe for open source -- at least for users of certain Linksys Wi-Fi devices, which will still allow the installation of open source firmware like DD-WRT after new FCC rules take effect next week.
Here's the back story: Last fall, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) introduced new regulations that required device manufacturers to ensure "that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified." Those rules go into effect June 2.
In this Keynote, Luciano Resende, Architect, Spark Technology Center at IBM, will showcase Open source Analytic platforms. Luciano will also discuss how they are being leveraged by different organizations to upend their competition, as well as enable new use cases.
The field of pure mathematics has always depended on computers to make tables, prove theorems and explore new theories. Today, computer aided experiments and the use of databases relying on computer calculations are part of the pure mathematician's standard toolbox. In fact, these tools have become so important that some areas of mathematics are now completely dependent on them.
After a couple of years working on Mozilla’s mobile operating system project, I’m coming back to Firefox!
I’ll be doing some familiar things and some new things. My official title is Product Manager, Firefox Roadmap and Community. What that means, first and foremost, is that I’ll be returning as our storyteller, making sure that we’re communicating regularly about where Firefox is heading, and that we’re fully engaged with Firefox users, fans, and contributors.
Hadoop has been hamstrung by complexity, skills shortages and a lack of standardization, but new approaches to using Hadoop are emerging.
It's been a decade since Hadoop became an Apache software project and released version 0.1.0. The open source project helped launch the Big Data era, created a foundation for most of the big cloud platform providers and changed how enterprises think about data.
Supercomputer shop Cray is branching into analytics with tailored high-end systems packing open-source number-crunching software.
Cray Tuesday unveiled the Urika-GX ticking some of the best-known technology boxes and due in the second-half of 2016.
The Urika-GX is preinstalled with OpenStack and Apache Mesos for cloud and data-center abstraction, Spark and Hadoop for big analytics.
Postgres database company EnterpriseDB has released the EDB Postgresâ„¢ platform, an enterprise class, integrated open source-based database management platform, the company said.
The platform enables a wide range of deployment topologies; integrates EDB´s mature, enterprise-ready Postgres database with other leading data management solutions; and offers a specialized partner ecosystem for new, more agile deployment models.
EnterpriseDB has announced its latest move in the battle for dominance of the open source database market, the EDB Postgres platform. It is claiming to be the first integrated open source-based operational database management platform. This is a big claim and one that will make many sit up and take a second look at Postgres.
Canonical's Meizu line of smartphones may not mean a lot to UK readers, but the Pro 5 should help to raise its profile.
Unlike its competitors the Meizu Pro 5 runs the Ubuntu operating system. This approach means it relies less on apps and more on an integrated experience.
It's just as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S6, but does that mean it's worth your cash?
Currently, unikernels seem quite similar to building printed circuits. They require a lot of upfront investment to utilize and are very specialized, providing benefits for certain workloads. In the meantime containers are quite interesting even for conventional workloads and don't require as much investment. Typically an operations team should be able to port an application to containers, whereas it takes real re-engineering to port an application to unikernels and the industry is still not quite sure what workloads can be ported to unikernels.
At the Summit, OSHWA will launch the first ever (version 1) of the open source hardware certification, administered by OSHWA. This certification is designed to benefit at least two parts of the open source hardware community.
First, it benefits purchasers of open source hardware by making it easy to identify truly open source hardware in the marketplace. Projects and products obtaining certification and displaying the certification logo clearly communicate a commonly agreed upon definition of openness with customers and users. While certification is not a condition for openness, obtaining certification is a way to make it clear to others that a given project is open source hardware.
By 2020, there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs but only 400,000 computer science students. The number of computer science jobs is growing twice as fast as the national average for job growth. Hiring is not a filtering problem anymore, it's a sourcing problem. We need to "sell" our companies and hire the most qualified people before our competitors do.
Named Pepperoni, the development team behind this open-source project has been working for more than 10 months trying to build apps and learning the best ways to do it using React Native. The company powering Pepperoni is Futurice, a software consulting company that creates digital services for its customers. Futurice is also behind the open-source social impact Spice Program, where it serves as advocate of open-source projects.
Version 1.11 of the open-source, high-performance Nginx web-server is now available.
Nginx 1.11 presents a new transparent parameter for several options, support for loading multiple certificates of different types, various other security-related changes, a $proxy_protocol_port variable, some HTTP/2 changes, and more.
Fresh off our third GitLab Summit, this time in Austin, Texas, we are releasing our 54th consecutive release on the 22nd of the month. Sunday or not, we are not slowing our release schedule and are excited to show you what we're launching today. GitLab 8.8 is ready to go with GitLab CI improvements, performance enhancements, convenient templates, and more!