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|Story||5 open source tools for taming text||Roy Schestowitz||09/07/2015 - 12:04pm|
|Story||5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair||Rianne Schestowitz||26/02/2015 - 1:05am|
|Story||6 new things Fedora 21 brings to the open source cloud||Roy Schestowitz||10/01/2015 - 10:02am|
|Story||6 tips for adopting open source||Roy Schestowitz||24/11/2014 - 10:02pm|
|Story||7 local governments announced to build with Code for America||Roy Schestowitz||25/09/2014 - 4:11pm|
|Story||8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code||Roy Schestowitz||01/12/2014 - 10:16pm|
|Story||9 reasons to use KDE||Roy Schestowitz||14/04/2015 - 2:31pm|
|Story||A community distribution of OpenStack||Roy Schestowitz||10/04/2015 - 5:11pm|
|Story||A Linux distro for education: UberStudent||Roy Schestowitz||18/03/2015 - 12:41pm|
|Story||A real-time editing tool for Wikipedia||Roy Schestowitz||25/12/2014 - 9:14pm|
There are no guaranteed solutions, of course, but there are smart things we can do. One of the biggest is "eating our own dog food." If you're putting on an open source conference, there's no reason you can't use open source software to create the flyers, video promos, banners, T-shirt graphics, and the myriad of other pieces of content to run and promote the show. If you're working for a company that ostensibly has a commitment to open source, ask if your marketing material is being produced with open source software. If it isn't, then ask why not. And if you happen to be a creative at one of these companies, why aren't you?
If you've invested in one of a few "NVIDIA Tegra Note 7" tablets, sold by other companies of course, and have been green with envy over all the attention showered on NVIDIA's SHIELD devices, then maybe its time for a change of color. Somewhat out of the blue, NVIDIA rather quietly started to roll out a massive OTA update to the stylus-enabled tablet, pulling the Tegra Note 7 from Android Jelly Bean and right into Android 5.1 Lollipop territory, extending the device's lifetime by just a bit.
Apple will always be limited in some way by its walled-garden. Even with its hugely impressive sales figures, in terms of overall market share, Apple made up just 18.3 percent of smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2015, while Android dominated with 78 percent. Growing iPhone sales in China will help bridge the gap somewhat, but even then they face fierce competition from budget Android handsets.
Ubuntu has changed its mind on an end-of-life announcement, giving Version 14.10 one last kernel patch to cover off some big vulns.
Usually, end-of-life means what it says: a version isn't going to get any more updates, and that was the status of Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” (guys, it's time to rethink your naming conventions) after July 23.
Craig Muzilla, Red Hat’s Application Platform Business’ Senior Vice President, says that 80% of businesses want their closed-circuit enterprise apps developed and deployed for the mobile, first. Samsung, on the other hand, has been preaching about the need for secure enterprise applications for several years now. Robin Bienfait, Samsung Electronics America’ Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President, envisions enterprise apps that will be deployed internally, but also double in functionality and let the business reach their customers and partners. These are the goals that the Samsung and Red Hat “strategic alliance” aims to reach.
The rate of development for the Linux kernel is unprecedented, with a new major release approximately every two to three months. Each release offers several new features and improvements that a lot of people could take advantage of to make their computing experience faster, more efficient, or better in other ways.
I really wish that things were calming down, but it hasn't happened
quite yet. It's not like this is particularly big or scary, but it's
also not at the stage where it's really starting to get quiet and the
bugs are really small and esoteric.
So we still had some bugs due to the low-level x86 asm cleanup work,
and the 32-bit compat 'syscall' instruction (only used on AMD) was
subtly broken. That should be all fixed now, so if you run a 64-bit
kernel and have 32-bit user space (including things like wine etc) and
saw problems earlier, go ahead and update.