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Story City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 2:13pm
Story Collaborative robotics software development Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 9:49am
Story Confessions of a systems librarian Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:53pm
Story Could Oracle stifle the open-source movement? srlinuxx 18/02/2006 - 2:54am
Story DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 10:44am
Story DevOps principles resonate with student Linux program Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:22pm
Story Did You Know You Can Try BSD With VirtualBSD? srlinuxx 29/04/2011 - 1:47am
Story Do you need programming skills to learn Linux? Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 11:12am
Story Docker security in the future Rianne Schestowitz 20/03/2015 - 1:30am
Story Docker security with SELinux Roy Schestowitz 22/07/2014 - 4:27pm

Leftovers: Software

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Android Leftovers

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  • 5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

    It’s been a long time, Android fans, but one of your favorite series of recurring posts is finally back. Last year, we periodically put together lists packed with examples of great Android apps that feature functionality the iPhone simply can’t match. The iPhone is a terrific smartphone, but there are plenty of limitations in Apple’s iOS ecosystem that simply don’t exist for Android app developers, and here we can celebrate some of the apps that shine particularly bright.

  • Sony Rolls Out Android 5.0 Lollipop Update For Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, And Xperia Z3 Dual

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z3 Dual users will now get a taste of the much-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

  • Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 Update: What We Know So Far

    Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update isn’t limited to its Nexus smartphones and tablets and there’s a good chance that it will be making it to Samsung’s stable of Galaxy smartphones in the future. Today we take a look at what we know, so far, about the Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 Lollipop update and its rumored release.

  • Google Posts Android 5.1 Factory Images For The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, And Nexus 7 2013 LTE

    There's no more waiting for Android 5.1 if you've got a Nexus 4 or either version of the 2013 Nexus 7. Google has posted the full factory images on the dev site, meaning you can flash the new version to get up to date no matter what you've done to your device's software.

  • 500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

    Google’s mobile operating system Android is something of a phenomenon. The platform rocketed to the top of the mobile market thanks in large part to Google’s open source model. Any vendor can use Android to power its devices for free, and companies can make all sorts of customizations to suit their needs.

  • Dormi Turns Android Smartphones Or Tablets Into A Video Baby Monitor

    A number of companies today leverage the ubiquity of smartphones in order to offer parents “connected” baby monitoring systems that can be accessed from anywhere. Often, as with devices like NapTime or Evoz, these include a monitor and camera of some sort and an accompanying mobile app. But a startup called Dormi has historically offered a different take – instead of selling new hardware, the company allows you to re-use old Android smartphones or tablets in order to remotely monitor your baby’s room.

  • (Update: WiFi version too) Android 5.1 rolling out to Nexus 7 2013 LTE, OTA and factory image available

    The Android 5.1 rollout is probably the slowest in living memory, with some of Google’s Nexus devices still waiting for it more than a month after the official announcement of the new version.

  • Android 5.1 Problems: 7 Things Nexus Users Should Know Now

    Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update continues to roll out bringing a collection of feature tweaks and bug fixes to Nexus users. And as the roll out picks up speed, we continue to hear about Nexus Android 5.1 problems. With that in mind, we take an updated look at Android 5.1 Lollipop problems, fixes for those problems and more.

  • How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on the Nexus 4

    Back in March Google finally announced and released the highly anticipated Android 5.1 Lollipop update for most Nexus smartphones and tablets. However, the updates have been slow to arrive for most users, and hasn’t arrived at all for others. The Nexus 9 is still stuck on Android 5.0.1, and now this week the Nexus 4 is finally getting Android 5.1 Lollipop. This guide will show you how to install the brand new Android 5.1 Lollipop update so that you can try out Google’s latest version of Android right now on your Nexus 4.

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop arrives for Samsung Galaxy Alpha, S5 Active

    It seems not a day goes by without another smartphone picking up its Android 5.0 update. Today sees a pair of AT&T handsets from Samsung joining the Lollipop guild.

  • Lost your Android phone? Now you can just Google its location

    Google can help you find almost anything, but it’s no good if you’ve lost your smartphone – until today. The search engine now has the ability to look up your lost device directly from its homepage.

  • Google search 'Find My Phone' to locate your missing Android
  • It's official: Meerkat is finally coming to Android

    Meerkat is now allowing Android users to sign up to get access to the beta version of the Android app, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Android gets biometric voice unlocking

    Google is deploying what it calls Trusted Voice to allow Android users to unlock phones using their voice, according to reports.

    The feature is filed under the Choc Factory's Smart Unlock feature which sports easier unlock mechanisms like Trusted devices, places, and faces.

  • Battle of the Phablets: Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4

    When it comes to smartphones, the recent trends seem to veer towards the notion that “bigger is better.” It all started with Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. At that time, phones looked like boxes of tic-tacs compared to this giant beast they dubbed as phablet (phone/tablet).

  • There Are over 18,000 Android Phone Models in the Wild, Google Says

    We have recently told you that the European Commission has officially accused Google of abusing its dominant position while its search services are concerned and also issued an antitrust probe into the Android mobile operating system.

Android lands on Microsoft's money-machine island fortress

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Microsoft

NCR, the country’s largest supplier of cash machines, was today due to unveil a Linux-powered cash-machine running Google’s smartphone operating system. Called Kalpana*, NCR has developed a secure, customised version of Android KitKat 4.4.4 with chip giant Intel.

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The New Technologies Canonical Created for Ubuntu Phone

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Ubuntu

In addition to Web Apps, Canonical created another workaround to fill the gigantic ‘app-gap’. Instead of creating grids of apps to access different services or content, they created Scopes. Traditionally you open an app such as YouTube or Pandora then search for the desired track. In the Ubuntu Phone you start off with the content and then choose the right app for that media type.

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Samsung Z2 with Tizen OS and Quad-Core CPU Coming Soon

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Linux

Back in February, we told you that following the moderate success of the Samsung Z1, the first smartphone ever to arrive with Tizen OS on board, the Korean tech giant was rumored to be already working on a successor for the device.

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The CuBox: Linux on ARM in Around 2 Inches Cubed

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Linux
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The CuBox is a 2-inch cubed ARM machine that can be used as a set-top box, a small NAS or database server, or in many other interesting applications. In my ongoing comparison of ARM machines, including the BeagleBone Black, Cubieboard, and others, the CuBox has the fastest IO performance for SSD that I've tested so far.

There are a few models and some ways to customize each model giving you the choice between double or quad cores, if you need 1 or 2 gigabytes of RAM, if 100 megabit ethernet is fine or you'd rather have gigabit ethernet, and if wifi and bluetooth are needed. This gives you a price range from $90 to $140 depending on which features you're after. We'll take a look at the CuBox i4Pro, which is the top-of-the-line model with all the bells and whistles.

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Manjaro 0.9.0 Dev Is Among the First Distros to Implement Linux Kernel 4.0

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The Manjaro Linux distribution is among the first operating systems to integrate Linux kernel 4.0 officially into a shippable ISO, which is now available for download and testing.

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Collaborative robotics software development

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Interviews
Ubuntu

I was searching the web for open source projects that featured robotics when I came across the Robot Operating System. I read their website with interest because it was the first time I had seen an open source project that was writing code specifically for robots. Better yet, they were developing this code for Ubuntu. As a long time Ubuntu user, I saw the possibilities of installing it on my own system and tinkering away.

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: Open Source Market Is 'Mind-Bending'

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Jim Whitehurst took the reigns at Red Hat in 2007. Since then, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company has become the first billion-dollar open-source software vendor. Under Whitehurst's management, Red Hat greatly diversified the open-source products it offers business customers beyond its well-known Linux distribution and built a vibrant channel.

After delivering a keynote at the 2015 Red Hat Partner Conference in Orlando, Fla., last week, Red Hat's CEO took some time to talk to CRN about the future of the open-source market, emerging technologies like OpenStack, OpenShift and Docker, and how partners can sell those technologies as enterprise-grade products.

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Halogenics bets on Javascript, open source

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OSS

Melbourne-based software developer Halogenics is hoping within the next few months to have prototype versions of the next-generation of its Genotrack application.

Genotrack, which helps biomedical research institutions manage animal tracking, breeding and reporting, is currently based on a classic client-server architecture.

Genotrack 2 will be a Web application built with open source components including MongoDB for the database component and a Node.js-based application server with a Sencha Ext JS interface.

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Looking back at the Debian Long Term Support project

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The number of the uploads per “affiliation” (known affiliations are recorded in the LTS/Team wiki page) is displayed on the graph below. “None” corresponds to packages maintainers taking care of their own packages, “Debian Security” corresponds to members of the security team who also contributed to LTS, “Debian LTS” corresponds to individual members of the LTS team without any explicit affiliation. “Freexian” represents in fact 29 financial sponsors (see detail here).

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Cirrus7 nimbini Is a Goergeous Mini-PC Built from Layers of Aluminium, Ships with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

As it stands right now, it will also feature Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 15.04, but a Windows options is also provided.

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Nvidia's GTX 900 cards lock out open-source Linux devs yet again

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Linux

The Linux community's on-again, off-again relationship with Nvidia appears to have soured once more, amid reports that the GPU maker is back to its old tricks – and worse – when it comes to open source hardware drivers.

Nvidia does release Linux drivers for its graphics cards, but they are proprietary and ship in binary-only format, which is unacceptable for many Linux enthusiasts.

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Also: Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"

How to embrace the open source workforce

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Enterprises learned an important lesson on their way to embracing open source software: they could benefit from work that came from outside of their own rosters of employees. Now businesses are beginning to recognize that open source lessons apply beyond software development, and they are finding new ways to seek out talent beyond their walls.

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MakuluLinux LxFce 8.0 Combines LXDE, Xfce, and Compiz on Top of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

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Jacque Montague Raymer, the founder and lead developer of the MakuluLinux project had the pleasure of announcing the availability of a new edition of his Ubuntu-based distribution, MakuluLinux LxFce, which combines the LXDE and Xfce desktop environments with Compiz.

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Fedora 22 Alpha Switches to Linux Kernel 4.0, Offers Live Patching

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Red Hat

The Fedora Project has announced today, April 16, that the recently released Linux kernel 4.0 has been included in the default software repositories of the Fedora 22 Alpha computer operating systems.

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GNU Hurd 0.6 released

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To compile the Hurd, you need a toolchain configured to target i?86-gnu;
you cannot use a toolchain targeting GNU/Linux. Also note that you
cannot run the Hurd "in isolation": you'll need to add further components
such as the GNU Mach microkernel and the GNU C Library (glibc), to turn
it into a runnable system.

This new release bundles bug fixes and enhancements done since the last
release.

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