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|Story||Has the time come to rebrand open source?||Roy Schestowitz||30/10/2014 - 1:25pm|
|Story||Healthcare one of the most impacted industries by open source||Roy Schestowitz||26/12/2014 - 9:56pm|
|Story||How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization||Roy Schestowitz||18/12/2014 - 4:13pm|
|Story||How open source can be a gateway to your next job||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 5:26pm|
|Story||How open source is changing our food||Roy Schestowitz||14/11/2014 - 10:58am|
|Story||How open sourcing Android made it a mobile market leader||Roy Schestowitz||25/07/2014 - 8:14am|
|Story||How OpenStack powers the research at CERN||Roy Schestowitz||21/10/2014 - 12:05pm|
|Story||How strong is peer review in open source?||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 10:53pm|
If you're frustrated that your smartphone locks while it's still in your hands, Google may soon come to your rescue. A handful of Android Police readers report that their Lollipop-equipped phones' Smart Lock security now includes "on-body detection," a motion-sensitive feature that keeps your Android device unlocked so long as it's either in-hand or in your pocket. This isn't completely secure (a pickpocket could have a field day), but you don't have to worry about someone snooping on your personal info just because you left your handset on the table for a hot minute. Just when you'll get this option isn't certain, though. Google is slowly rolling out body detection to users through Google Play Services, not software updates, so you might not know it's available until you dig through the settings at the right time.
Android users are beginning to see an option for on-body detection in version 5.0 and up, which lets you unlock your device once, and then have that unlock grant you continued access without having to re-enter your pin, so long as the smartphone or tablet never leaves your person.
Google recently pushed the factory images of the Android 5.1 Lollipop and even released it to numerous devices including the Nexus 5. Now the tablets are going to get the Android 5.1 update starting off with the Nexus 10 tablet.
The Google Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update that promises fixes to bugs present in the older Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has now expanded its roll-out and is now available for Micromax Canvas A1 users in India.
Google has really ramped up its Android Wear marketing since Apple announced its launch dates for the Apple Watch, and diversity is the focus of its latest one-minute ad entitled “Wear what you want.”
Motorola fans will soon be able to get a taste of Android 5.1 Lollipop as the Moto X (2nd gen) is poised to get the software update.
So far, we’ve only seen select Nexus devices get updated to Android 5.1. That could change soon, though, because Motorola appears to be getting the update ready for the Moto X (2nd Gen.).
Android 5.1 Lollipop Update for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 Devices; But Users Experience New OS Problems
Following the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google announced that it has now rolled out the newest Android 5.1 Lollipop for a slew of its Nexus devices like the Nexus 6, 5, 7, and 10.
If you have a Windows tablet and you want to run Android apps on it, or you want to play Clash of Clans on your desktop, AMI DuOS could be for you. It runs Android on top of Windows as though it was just another application. The promise of silky smooth performance and a low price tag of $10 reeled me in.
Regardless of the type of update that Android releases, it always has an impact on devices - much more on Nexus units. As with the recent Android 5.1, Nexus are also in line for the enhancements and other features that come along with it. The release may depend on the location and type of device of the user but the rollout should happen.
Google may have shut its explorer program, but the company is far from finished with Google Glass, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and perspective about real-world software development, and—most importantly—students can get extra mentorship while gaining hands-on experience in their chosen fields.
Kubuntu will turn ten years old this April. Kubuntu is a Linux distribution that has tried to remain true to the community that makes and uses it while working with the commercial sponsors and users who give it direction and help it succeed. Over the years, its technical, social, and commercial successes have been as fun as the challenges.
Fresh out of university in Scotland a decade ago, I'd learned about software development from leading a KDE project: the Umbrello UML Modeller. Now I've had the pleasure of being involved in the Kubuntu community for the lifespan of the project. Ubuntu celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. The Kubuntu story, creating a flavor of Ubuntu with KDE software, began six months later.
To be honest, I was not aware of the fact that the Ubuntu Linux computer operating system does not have built-in support for burning/recording Blu-ray discs until user Federico reported the issue on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list a couple of weeks ago, simply because I have never owned this technology.
Today, March 23, Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing the fifth Release Candidate (RC) version of Linux kernel 4.0, one of the most highly anticipated Linux technologies of 2015. Therefore, we’re announcing that Linux kernel 4.0 RC5 is now available for download and testing (see download link at the end of the article).
He contacted a colleague Ivan Gayton who also works for MSF, to see what could be done. Ivan Gayton decided to contact Google, who had assisted him before during a cholera epidemic, to see if they could help. Google.org, which is Google’s charitable organization, sprung into action by tapping its Crisis response team. This response team gathered resources and personnel together from around the world and brought them to London to work on the project. The result was an Android tablet that ran on top of open-source software and constructed out of a polycarbonate material. The polycarbonate material allows the tablet to be dipped in chlorine and sanitized so that it can leave the facility. This table is used to take information and send it wirelessly to servers located at the scene. These servers are run by a generator for power, as some of the places that MSF responds to do not have electrical power.
With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and its ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, users are offered a number of ways of running Ubuntu. I took a look at an Ubuntu 14.10 / Linaro 15.01 developer image and was impressed. The boot up time to a desktop of 11 seconds is spectacular in itself. If you like being at the cutting edge, you may be interested in trying an image of Vivid Vervet, the code name for Ubuntu 15.04. This is a development release, as Ubuntu 15.04 is not scheduled for release until next month. It offers a number of interesting features and improvements. For example, it uses systemd, a suite of system management daemons, libraries, and utilities designed as a central management and configuration platform.
At the turn of the millenium, a new breed of open-source hosting platforms was created to provide free hosting for open-source projects. The inaugral hosting service was SourceForge, created by VA Linux as a means to host open-source projects in 1999, to support their VA Linux product created in 1993. The repository provided a location for developers to host code (with CVS), have an issue tracking system, mailing lists and hosting for download purposes. By the end of 2001, over 30,000 projects were hosted on SourceForge. By 2006 the number of projects had grown to 100k, and adding Google Ads provided a means of income to support the hosting site. 2006 also saw Subversion being added to the platform.
This group is a community-led industry-supported open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).
TechTarget defines NFV as an initiative to virtualise the network services that are (or were previously) being carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware -- NFV is part of the wider industry shift towards network and application virtualisation.
For those thinking about potentially running a Linux system with a combination of SSD and HDD so that the solid-state drive would be able to act as a performance cache for commonly used data, BCache and LVM-cache/dmcache are two of the commonly used solutions.
For those interested in LVM Cache or BCache, Fedora developer Vratislav Podzimek has written a lengthy blog post comparing these two hybrid caching solutions for Linux -- including setup procedures and steps for Fedora users.
These days, nearly every developer is familiar with the benefits of open source code and coding tools. Open source repositories like GitHub and SourceForge provide invaluable resources for those searching for assistance in creating their own applications.
The status of the 4MLinux 11.1 series has been changed to STABLE. The FLTK toolkit has been added to run TigerVNC and other software. Wine and FileZilla are now available as downloadable extensions (even in the basic version of 4MLinux). The MakeMKV package has been included in the drivers section of the 4MLinux LiveCD. After installing this package, it is possible to play (and rip) all kinds of DVD and Blu-ray discs.
After one week of development we are proud to present to you another preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This time we ship Plasma 5.2.1, KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 (which fixes issues we had in VirtualBox and VMware) and latest KDE Apps 14.12.3!
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- Despite Media Propaganda About Security, Microsoft Windows Remains the Least Secure Operating System, by Design
- Links 22/3/2015: GNOME 3.16 Shaping Up, LibrePlanet 2015