|Story||Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 8:19pm|
|Story||Flowhub Kickstarter delivery||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 8:14pm|
|Story||Windows vs Linux: Which OS is best for your business?||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 8:11pm|
|Story||Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:57pm|
|Story||Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:52pm|
|Story||KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:44pm|
|Story||RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:35pm|
|Story||MINIX 3.3.0 is Available Now||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:30pm|
|Story||Red Hat steps up its entrepreneurship support with Silicon Valley 'foxhole'||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:23pm|
|Story||A WAYLAND STATUS UPDATE||Rianne Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 4:18pm|
The Android L is an upcoming release of the mobile operating system created by Google. The name "Android L" is still a working title but it is also known as Android 5.0. The OS was first shown June 25 earlier this year, with the beta released the day after for select Nexus devices.
As for a release date, the operating system is already out for developers since June 25 but for the everyday user, the consumer release is expected this Fall along with details about a potential Android 4.5 release and in what desert the Android L will be named after.
The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that's pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem?
Red Hat Satellite 6, released Wednesday, also comes with an entirely new interface for writing server configurations. The company replaced its own software with the popular open source configuration management software Puppet.
Comprising a number of open source IT configuration and management tools, Red Hat Satellite was designed to help administrators maintain large numbers of servers running RHEL, which is Red Hat’s flagship enterprise Linux distribution.
Think of the phone as the Fair Trade Coffee of Android, for instance their website says “We believe in conflict-free, fair resources that put people first. We’re starting with conflict-free mineral from the DRC that support families, not armed militias.” In addition to putting social values first when it comes to mining the resources, they do so too at the manufacturing stage saying “Factory workers deserve safe conditions, fair wages and worker representation. We work closely with manufacturers that want to invest in employee wellbeing.”
Fortunately, many of technologies critical to these areas are open source, making it easy for beginners to get started. But it never hurts to have some guidance to help you on the path to aquiring new skills. So without further ado, here are 10 courses touching on various aspects of the open source cloud, all freely available.
Android is already a far better choice than iOS, given the fact that you can install any app even if it is not in the ‘App Store’, by simply selecting the ‘unknown source’ option. There is another area where Google beats Apple and that’s app return and refund. While you can’t really return and get refunded for an iOS app without contacting Apple, Google gives a window of a few minutes to try and return paid apps.
TiVo announced a Linux-based “TiVo Mega” DVR with 24TB of storage — enough for 4,000 hours of HD video — plus six tuners and streaming to mobile devices.
Over the years, TiVo boxes have grown smaller, with relatively large digital video recorders such as the circa 2011 Premiere Q slimming down to more recent product such as the Roamio OTA. Now TiVo is bulking up again with what TiVo calls its “monster” — the TiVo Mega. The rack-mounted Mega is not only physically larger than recent models, but it has 12 times more storage than the most capacious DVRs on the market, according to TiVo.
Akademy 2014 is still in full swing in Brno in the Czech Republic with the traditional hack week that started on Monday. At about 200 participants it was well attended and organized. This years conference will very likely mark a milestone of change for KDE – a new board was elected, and a strategy discussion was started that will affect the direction and development of the KDE community for a decent amount of time. When I traveled home from Akademy 2014 on the train from Brno to Berlin, I personally felt a sense of satisfaction, because the community has managed to steer clear of the dangers of bike shedding about the board succession, and is accepting the change imposed by a shifting environment as a positive force.
Intel launched its Edison COM for IoT apps, with a “Tangier” SoC that mixes a dual-core Atom running Linux with a Quark chip, plus optional breakout boards.
Intel’s tiny Edison computer-on-module for wearables and other Internet of Things applications is finally available for $50, along with two Intel development boards plus an array of third-party expansion boards from SparkFun. According to Jim Chase, product manager for the Intel Edison and Galileo platform hardware and ecosystems, the 35.5 x 25 x 3.9mm Edison module integrates a new system-on-chip codenamed “Tangier,” a stripped down version of Intel’s Atom Z34xx (“Merrifield”), a 22nm “Silvermont” processor, typically aimed at smartphones.
Mumbai based startup Flockport today announced the launch of Flockport.com, the first Linux container (LXC) sharing website that will offer users popular web applications in portable containers that can be deployed in seconds.
Flockport containers give users cloud like flexibility of application instances that can be deployed on demand. Flockport.com will let users and developers download and share LXC containers.
Drupal is a powerful and flexible open source content management system that powers a large number of sites on the Internet. Drupal's flexibility means that sites built with Drupal can vary widely in form and function. In most cases, this flexibility is a benefit, but it can sometimes also be overwhelming. Growing a Drupal powered website from Drupal Core to a finished, customized site, by selecting from a wide variety of modules and themes, can be a complicated and time consuming process.
New versions of Ubuntu family come out every six months, April and October each year. Every forth of them, released in April on even year, is a "long-term support" version. It means users get updates for their LTS systems longer than for non-LTS. The current version of Ubuntu 14.04 is LTS. It is so stable that many Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint and Zorin decided to remain on 14.04 base and not upgrade it until the next LTS version.