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|Story||New Linux user asks: "Where's the anti-virus?"||acurrie||1||26/01/2010 - 6:41pm|
|Story||Breaking the Nokia Booklet, Part 2: A win for Wubi.||acurrie||27/01/2010 - 3:45pm|
|Story||Breaking the Nokia Booklet, Part 3: No joy with Jolicloud.||acurrie||28/01/2010 - 3:51pm|
|Story||It's official: Nokia’s Booklet 3G hates Linux.||acurrie||29/01/2010 - 7:00pm|
|Story||Is Android really open? Really?||acurrie||01/02/2010 - 4:57pm|
|Story||Proselytizing - one month later, clearly I’m going to have to do better…||acurrie||02/02/2010 - 7:11pm|
|Story||What’s up with the Symbian Foundation?||acurrie||1||04/02/2010 - 12:56am|
|Story||Symbian’s EPL versus The Linux GPL.||acurrie||04/02/2010 - 5:36pm|
|Story||A profile of champion copyfighter Cory Doctorow.||acurrie||08/02/2010 - 4:39pm|
|Story||MeeGo: Paradise lost for N900 hackers?||acurrie||15/02/2010 - 4:27pm|
Matt Asay today said that there is no money in Open Source software because the "open source companies" that get rich don't do it with Open Source software. The big story today must be the Russian government's plan to dump Windows for Linux. Debian 6.0 will reach its end-of-life at the end of the month and Tecmint.com recently looked at the influence Debian has had on the Linux community. A new website helps you decide what you can do for Fedora and I Love Free Software day approacheth. New openSUSE Board member Bryan Lunduke sees some problems in KDE Neonland and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his picks for best distros of 2016.
- Apple and Microsoft Cannot Keep Up With Android (Linux), More Layoffs Reported
- The European Patent Office, Aloof/Apathetic to Inventors and Human Rights, Simply Cannot be Trusted With the Unitary Patent (UPC)
- In Lawyerland, Simulated UPC ‘Trials’ and More Extraordinary EPO Propaganda for Change That Would Harm Europe to Help Patent Lawyers and Their Big Clients
- Feedback About Battistelli’s ‘Meet the President’ Event in Rijswijk (4th of February, 2016)
- Microsoft Continua Usando Patentes de Software para Extorsionar/Chantajear Incluso Más Compañías que Usan Linux, Forzandolas/Coerciendoles a PreInstallar Basura de Microsoft
- Nuevas Protestas Contra La Vil OEP en Medio de Crisis Nerviosa de su Empleado Español (Después del Matoneo Institucional de Los Chacales de Battistelli), España Rechaza la Patente Unitaria UPC
- Sólo Media Docena de Patentes Cubana Registradas en la OEP, Pero el Trístemente Célebre Battistelli Va a Cuba a Acumular Apoyo Baráto
- Links 12/2/2016: Russian’s Government With GNU/Linux, India’s Wants FOSS
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team hereby announces that Debian 6.0 ("squeeze") support will reach its end-of-life on February 29, 2016, five years after its initial release on February 6, 2011.
There will be no further security support for Debian 6.0.
The LTS Team will prepare the transition to Debian 7 ("wheezy"), which is the current oldstable release. The LTS team will take over support from the Security Team on April 26, 2016.
At the time of writing, over five million Raspberry Pis have been sold. That’s the same as the number of ZX Spectrums sold in the 80s. And like the Spectrum, the Pi is likely to have a far-reaching legacy, helping the next generation of games designers and computer scientists find their feet.
Countless numbers of people have helped make this happen, but Eben Upton has been there from the beginning. He’s the founder and the CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and he’s still shaping every aspect of the Raspberry Pi, from its hardware to the software. We met Eben shortly before the launch of the model 2. He told us about the effort they’ve put into making the Pi better and how a chance conversation with the boss of Google shaped the Pi’s future.
Few things in this life are more frustrating than trying to provide tech support to loved ones. If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve run into this experience yourself at some point in your life. Now, I should point out that no operating system is completely free from bugs. Even the most locked down devices, such as tablets or Chromebooks can still experience challenges due to connectivity.
FPGA vendors and users will meet next month in an effort to define a standard software interface for accelerators. The meeting is being convened by Red Hat’s chief ARM architect, who gave an update (Wednesday) on efforts to establish ARM servers.
“There’s a trend towards high-level synthesis so an FPGA programmer can write in OpenCL up front but the little piece that’s been ignored is how OpenCL talks to Linux,” said Jon Masters, speaking at the Linley Data Center event here.
Everence Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 105.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,307 shares of the open-source software company’s stock after buying an additional 3,232 shares during the period. Everence Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Red Hat were worth $522,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
I and Justin Flory have created a Fedora News channel on Telegram. It’s a new way to follow news about the Fedora Project and it’s supplementary to the news channels we’re already using (Planet Fedora/RSS, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, mailing lists). The Telegram channel is a one-way communication, there is no way to reply or comment on news messages. For discussion, we already have a Fedora group chat.
Smarthphone technology is shaking up earthquake research with a new app that may soon connect millions of users around the world to create an early-warning network.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have released a crowdsourcing Android application called MyShake that uses data from a smartphone’s built-in vibration sensor to detect the presence of a quak
Most articles about Android security tools focus on malware-scanning suites like Lookout, Norton and AVG. But with the layers of protection already built into the platform, those sorts of apps are arguably unnecessary and often counterproductive -- or even needlessly expensive.
Years ago, Andy Rubin gave us Android. Today, he wants to give people free dashcams to stick in their vehicles. That’s right. Free dashcams.
You may not have heard much about Rubin since he left Google in 2014. He’s been busy with Playground Global, which he co-founded shortly after his exit. Playground’s mission is “to make it even easier to bring innovative hardware to market.” They raised more than $350 million in funding to do that, and this free dashcam (that’s not it pictured above, it’s a Gadstone GS3000) could be the first product they turn out.
Microsoft is talking this up as a good thing for you and I, saying the pre-installation of these apps “increase the value of those devices by delivering the rich productivity experiences customers want.” However, we suspect most people will disagree with that assessment, and would prefer instead to choose which apps they install by themselves.
In my previous post I celebrated the announcement of Manjaro-ARM Linux for the Raspberry Pi 2. I installed it on my Pi 2 with no problems, and I was ready to continue experimenting and investigating with two major objectives - how complete/stable is it, and what are the chances of getting the i3 window manager working on it?
MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is almost upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features, which the company behind the world's most popular free operating system will showcase on the new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet device.
As promised last year when the company introduced it, Pinterest today announced that it has released its Teletraan tool for deploying source code on GitHub under an open source Apache license.
“Teletraan is designed to do one thing, deploy code,” Pinterest software engineer Baogang Song wrote in a blog post. “Not only does it support critical features such as zero downtime deploy, rollback, staging and continuous deploy, but it also has convenient features, such as displaying commit details, comparing different deploys, notifying deploy state changes through either email or chat room, displaying OpenTSDB metrics and more.”
At this point, you should now have a solid understand of the basic Linux file permissions. There are more advanced issues that you can now easily study, such as setuid and setgid and ACLs. Without a good foundation of the basics, however, you’d quickly get lost with those next-level topics.
Linux file permissions haven’t changed much, since the early days. And, they most likely won’t change much going into the future.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, Thomas Wood. Commonly known as ‘thos’ on irc, Thomas was a long time contributor to the GNOME Art project, where he curated GTK+ Themes, backgrounds, login screens, and icons. In later years, he also worked on the control center and maintained the GNOME Backgrounds module. Outside of GNOME, he worked on the Moblin platform, which enabled various technologies key to GNOME 3, like GNOME Shell and Clutter.