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|Story||Extra extra! How to use the press to promote open source||Roy Schestowitz||12/11/2014 - 5:26pm|
|Story||Firefox 3 security looks promising, testers say||srlinuxx||11/12/2007 - 7:47pm|
|Story||Firefox for mobile launched in Hindi thanks to open source community||Roy Schestowitz||06/11/2014 - 10:42am|
|Story||Five talented women in open source you should know||Roy Schestowitz||09/10/2014 - 8:33am|
|Story||Free software on Hacker Public Radio||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2014 - 9:36am|
|Story||Got an open source project? SimplyBuilt has a website for you||Roy Schestowitz||22/01/2015 - 10:36am|
|Story||Government Evangelist at GitHub on US open technologies||Roy Schestowitz||15/10/2014 - 11:42am|
|Story||GPL version 3 evaluation committees admit Stallman is ultimate 'decider'||srlinuxx||30/06/2006 - 9:24pm|
|Story||GPLv2 goes to court: More decisions from the Versata tarpit||Roy Schestowitz||15/12/2014 - 8:15pm|
|Story||Harmony horrors||srlinuxx||31/07/2011 - 10:18pm|
quick terminology dive: a spacial haptic device is a physical manipulator that enables exploration of a virtual space through force feedback. A user grips the “manipulandum” (the handle) and moves it within the work area defined by the physical design of the device. Spacial Haptic Devices have been around for years and serve as excellent tools for telling their users (surgeons) what something (tumor) “feels like.”
In our case, this haptic device is a two-link, two-joint system grounded on a base station and providing force feedback with servo motors and tensioned wire ropes. The manipulator itself supports 3-degree-of-freedom movement of the end-effector (translations, but no rotations) which is tracked with encoders placed on all joints. To enable feedback, joints are engaged with cable-drive transmissions.
Purism, the company behind the Librem 15, promises that it will ship an Intel CPU fused to run unsigned BIOS code. The hope is that this will allow a future where free software can replace the proprietary, digitally signed, BIOS binaries.
The company claims that Librem will be better than its competitors because the "the hardware used in the Librem 15 laptop was specifically selected so that no binary blobs are needed in the Linux kernel that ships with the laptop. All other Linux pre-installed devices include binary blobs in the Linux kernel."
- Microsoft is Dying Due to Free Software, Tries to Infect GNU/Linux With .NET and to Infect Moodle in Schools With Microsoft Office and OOXML Lock-in
- Microsoft, the Back Doors Company, is Gradually Dying and Trying to Embrace the Competition
- Microsoft Symptoms of a Dying Company: More Boosters Depart, Back Doors Revealed, Microsoft's Outlook Cracked
- New LCA Talk: Open Invention Network's Deb Nicholson on Software Patents and Patent Trolls
- The Collapse of European Patent Office Management Culminates With Resignations
- Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)
- Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls
- Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)
- Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist
Alex Deucher has sent in his DRM-Next changes for the open-source Radeon graphics driver updates that will target the Linux 3.20 kernel.
The new AMDGPU kernel driver for supporting the R9 285 / GCN 1.2 GPUs and newer has yet to publicly appear. However, for the Radeon DRM driver there's still an exciting number of improvements for this next kernel version. The Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.20 include.
KDE is one of the oldest open-source desktop projects which can be found today, and over the years it has established a rich history of highs and lows. During some points it has been the undisputed ruler of the desktop world, while other times it had fallen behind or faced hard trials.
A memory everything but forgotten, just over 6 years ago KDE tore itself apart in spectacular fashion to assemble itself anew. Brave users who wandered through the rubble and wreckage saw developers rebuild the KDE before their eyes, witnessing the birth of ‘Plasma Desktop’ and it’s sister project ‘KDE Development Platform’. It was universally understood that this twisted gnarled creature of a computing experience was both hideous yet full of potential, and over 5 years of refining Plasma it had struggled, crawled, hobbled, walked, run, and eventually mature into a fine desktop.
The second alpha of the Vivid Vervet (to become 15.04) has now been released!
Pre-releases of the Vivid Vervet are *not* encouraged for anyone
needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into
occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for
Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing,
reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release
Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect
Have you heard the one about the big media house whose new, proprietary content management system (CMS) handles its every need, worked straight out of the box and with which all the journalists are in love? No?
That's because few people ever string together fibs of that magnitude. Substitute the term “in-house developed” for proprietary and the effect is the same.
This morning NVIDIA is formally announcing the GeForce GTX 960 as the latest Maxwell GPU. The GeForce GTX 960 is a mid-range GPU priced starting out at $200 and comes with a compelling set of features. The past few days I've been testing out the eVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB graphics card and in this article are some initial performance figures under Linux.
The learning curve to becoming a Linux kernel developer is pretty steep and choosing the right direction might be somewhat difficult (but not as hard as you think - see my previous article.) However, I have some ideas on how to start this beautiful journey. I hope that these guidelines will be useful for someone.
Earlier this month it didn't look like GCC 5 would be added to Fedora 22 unless the release was delayed and at least week's FESCO meeting, the committee decided not to delay Fedora 22. After this week's FESCo meeting, GCC 5 will now be added as the Fedora 22 compiler while still aiming for a mid-May release.