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|Story||8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code||Roy Schestowitz||01/12/2014 - 10:16pm|
|Story||A real-time editing tool for Wikipedia||Roy Schestowitz||25/12/2014 - 9:14pm|
|Story||Acer models its latest $199.99 Chromebook after the impressive C720||Rianne Schestowitz||16/11/2013 - 9:37pm|
|Story||Advice for front-end developers from Adrian Pomilio of Teradata||Roy Schestowitz||09/10/2014 - 12:03pm|
|Story||An open source mantra: Avoid "no derivatives"||Roy Schestowitz||06/01/2015 - 9:52pm|
|Story||Awesome Lucid Mockup||srlinuxx||12/02/2010 - 4:24pm|
|Story||BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install||Mohd Sohail||31/01/2015 - 8:37am|
|Story||Best of open hardware in 2014||Roy Schestowitz||22/12/2014 - 8:43pm|
|Story||Best open education tools and tales in 2014||Roy Schestowitz||30/12/2014 - 12:42pm|
|Story||Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies||Roy Schestowitz||29/12/2014 - 5:18pm|
The pNFS block server support for the NFSD kernel code allow for an NFS client connected to a shared disk to do block I/O to that disk in place of NFS reads and writes. pNFS is short for Parallel NFS. By being able to do I/O directly to the shared disk, performance and its parallel abilities can be boosted.
Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (code name Rinaldo) brings the latest stable GNOME desktop environment, a new kernel built using our modernized kernel build system, updated installer, a new version of systemd and an upgraded X.Org Server. This version has been synchronized with Debian Wheezy repositories as of February 20, 2015. Thanks to the upgraded X.Org server, there is a noticable desktop performance improvement. Parsix Rinaldo ships with GNOME 3.14 and LibreOffice productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME Shell 3.14.3, X.Org 1.16.4, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 35.0.1, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.12.7, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.18 and a kernel based on Linux 3.14.32 with TuxOnIce 3.3, BFS and other extra patches. Live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and XZ.
Certain factors like systemd are polarizing the Linux community. It seems that either you like it or you hate it. Some of the Debian developers are getting nervous and so a fork of Debian called Devuan has been announced.
I'm always looking at other distros that emphasize compactness and the ability to run on old hardware. I was also intrigued by the Debian controversy with systemd so when I saw AntiX 13.2 was based on Debian Wheezy I had to give it a try. AntiX comes on a single CD so installing it was easy enough.
Matthias Clasen has announced the release of GNOME 3.15.90, the GNOME 3.16 Beta, that's coming out slightly delayed but still in time for some weekend testing.
The saturday afternoon release of this first beta in the GNOME 3.15 series brings several more "big features" that have been a priority for the GNOME 3.16 development cycle.
Eimi, my four year old daughter, has interacted with Linux-powered computers since she was born. I still remember those nights in which I would pace up and down in my office, holding her and rocking her on my arms while the Linux desktop played music.
Then, Eimi grew and started enjoying her own room and, rather precociously, discovered how to use desktops and laptops. I will never forget her first encounter with PicarOS, the Linux distro for children!
For almost a year, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module has served the needs of professional embedded vendors looking to ship commercial devices based on the Raspberry Pi SBC. However, this computer-on-module (COM) version of the RPi Model B can be tricky for less experienced hardware developers. On Kickstarter, U.K.-based Wireless Things has successfully funded an “OpenPi” mini-PC based on the module designed primarily for software developers.
THIS COMING WEEK, starting Tuesday in particular, will be a lot less busy than usual because Rianne and I are flying away and will be absent for a couple of weeks. Depending on availability of Wi-Fi, we ought to be able to still post some links, just not the usual volume of links.
We kindly ask anyone who is interested and willing to submit links highlighting relevant news, as every registered user can do that. It will greatly help us run the site while we are very far away in east Asia. █
Samsung Electronics has introduced several of its products to the African market at the sixth annual Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey which is a three-day forum. The main Interest for us here at Tizen Experts is the Samsung SUHD TVs that is being showcased there, as from 2015 onwards all Samsung TVs will run Tizen which is a HTML5 web standards open source platform.
For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I've run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3.
In trying to decide what new Broadwell Linux tests to run, I decided on a large Linux distribution comparison using the Intel BOXNUC5I3RYH with Core i3 5010U processor and HD Graphics 5500. When booting up Mageia 5 Beta 3 x86_64 this morning was the first time I experienced show-stopping failure of Linux on this NUC, where as Ubuntu and Fedora were running fine.
Ben Hutchings, the maintainer of the Linux 3.2 kernel branch, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and upgrade of a new maintenance release for Linux kernel 3.2, version 3.2.67, urging users to update to it as soon as possible. Linux 3.2.67 kernel is a long-term supported version mostly used on very stable environments or embedded systems.
While many open-source projects are still transitioning over to a C++11 code-base, Ubuntu's Mir display server is already moving onto C++14.
C++14 was officially released last December as a small update over C++11. While it's officially just a few months old, GCC and LLVM/Clang have been working on supporting the C++14 changes for some time.
After two alphas, one beta, and three RC (Release Candidate) versions, the final release of the anticipated Kadu 2.0 IM client is now available for download. Kadu is an open-source, user-friendly, flexible, and stable Instant Messenger client that supports the Jabber, XMPP, and Gadu-Gadu protocols. Kadu 2.0 is a major release that brings a number of new features and improvements over previous versions.
Red Hat, on Thursday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6, featuring updates designed to serve as the foundation for building OpenStack-powered clouds for enterprise businesses with advanced cloud users, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers.
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 delivers enterprise-grade and telco-ready features, fueled by deep engagements with hundreds of customers and partners across the globe, to enable an open cloud infrastructure. Backed by our robust partner ecosystem, this release can enable a wider variety of enterprises and cloud service providers to quickly transition to an OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure,” said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat.
Matthias Clasen at Red Hat has landed some of the exciting Fedora 22 Workstation improvements this week that relate to the GNOME Shell environment.
The features landing ahead of next week's Fedora 22 feature freeze include:
- Removing the GNOME message tray from the bottom of the screen to now instead show it at the top.
- Revised GNOME Shell theme.
The first beta of the upcoming GNOME Maps 3.16 app of the GNOME desktop environment has been announced as part of the GNOME 3.16 Beta 1 release of the controversial desktop environment. In this beta, GNOME Maps received several improvements and bug fixes that we’ve detailed below for your general information.