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|Story||Leftovers: FSF/GNU||Roy Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 11:14am|
|Story||Finding the right tool for the job||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 11:09am|
|Story||Ubuntu Touch Developers' Main Focus Is Unity 8 Convergence for Ubuntu Phones||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 10:56am|
|Story||Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 has been released!||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 10:54am|
|Story||Linux-ready Qseven COM taps new Cortex-A15 Renesas SoC||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 10:50am|
|Story||Gen 5 Briq mini-PC runs Black Lab Linux on Core i3 or i5||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 10:42am|
|Story||Google killing Chrome for 32-bit Linux||Roy Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 3:44am|
|Story||Does the Open Document Format still matter?||Roy Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 3:20am|
|Story||Manjaro Update 2015-11-30 (stable)||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 1:16am|
|Story||Default Local DNS Resolver Integration Proposed for Fedora 24 Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||01/12/2015 - 12:55am|
Government IT departments in Europe, over the past several years, have been eager to trumpet their interest in open-source software – and have been backing their interest up with action. Open-source has become a matter of national policy in the U.K., a critical part of the infrastructure at the European Commission, and the standard for the city of Munich.
The Spanish city of Zaragoza continues to expand its use of free and open source software. The city administration now has 1200 of its 3000 PCs running the AZLinux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu Linux. On all workstations, LibreOffice is the default office suite, and the city by default uses the Open Document Format ODF.
I was out most of today, so this is a few hours later than usual, but
there it is, the normal weekly rc. "Steady progress towards 4.4".
The changes look fairly normal: just under 60% driver updates (of
which almost half is GPU updates, this time mainly skewed due to some
nouveau firmware update patches), about 25% arch updates (mostly
arm, but some changes in x86, s390, powerpc, nios, mips, m68k,
arc..), and about 10% filesystem updates (mostly btrfs and nfs). With
the rest being "misc" (mainly header files).
Every day, people are making all kinds of incredible software powered by Fedora. The Fedora user community is broad and diverse, and sometimes, we hear about things that we never imagined possible. Rochester Institute of Technology student and Fedora user Brendan Whitfield developed an open-source library for interfacing with laser projectors to create all kinds of awesome images and animations using lasers (including the Fedora logo)! We wanted to know more about the work Brendan was doing and interviewed him about his project, LZR.
Phoenix based Symple PC, which offered refurbished “web workstations” running Ubuntu for $89, has evidently ridden off into the night of no return. Since at least August 24, the company’s website has said the product is “No Longer Availabe,” although the website remains operational. Numerous attempts to contact the company for clarification have gone unanswered.
Thanks to Huawei and Google, I have become a true fan of stock Android and simply do not desire to change to another smartphone which is a first for me. The Nexus 6P truly is premium and is a product that both should be tremendously proud of. Both companies should take a bow and we all should stand and applaud this device. With superior software, gorgeous and durable build, a super high resolution display, fantastic camera, a new fingerprint reader, dual-front facing speakers and incredible battery life, the Nexus 6P leaves no detail behind.
Chakra probably also isn't for you if you are a casual computer user who has chosen Linux because you prefer it to Windows but you still like it to be straight forward with perhaps menus, point and click installers and straight forward connections to your hardware.
Chakra might be for you however if you have been using Linux for quite some time and you are looking to have more control, use the command line a little more and have a closer affinity with how things really work.
Eric Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar (an important work describing the effectiveness of open collaboration and development), recently wrote a piece calling for "Social Justice Warriors" to be ejected from the hacker community. The primary thrust of his argument is that by calling for a removal of the "cult of meritocracy", these SJWs are attacking the central aspect of hacker culture - that the quality of code is all that matters.
It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.
Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
The cloud eliminates maintenance and management issues, and eliminates the risk of running out of capacity. Cloud-based applications also have the virtue of being accessible from any location with an internet connection. And Linux continues to demonstrate that it is the go-to cloud platform.
Developers need a broad set of powerful tools to use the cloud. There are far too many excellent cloud development tools, and this is not an exhaustive survey. But here are four excellent tools that caught our eye. The first is Dirigible; don't be put off by its name.
podlators is the distribution that includes the Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules for Perl, plus the pod2man and pod2text driver scripts (among a few other, more minor things).