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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 11:23am
Story Open source forms the backbone of the most significant projects Rianne Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 11:07am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 9:24am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 9:23am
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China Says Yes to Linux, No to Open-Source Middleware

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Although Linux is catching on rapidly in China, don't expect to see open-source application software taking off in the country any time soon, said an analyst familiar with the Chinese IT market.

Firefox at Critical Mass?

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"Firefox is very close to hitting a critical mass of 10 percent, which could mean a more rapid adoption rate," Vince Vizzaccaro, NetApplications executive vice president of marketing and strategic relationships, said in a statement.

What's all the FUSS?

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Free Upgrade Southtyrol's Schools (FUSS) is a project aimed at providing a system of only free software to it's teachers, students, and parents. It may emphasize educational programs, but it is also a full distro based on morphix and featuring the gnome desktop environment. Soledad-live-1.0, was released on Dec. 22, 2005 and is currently on Distrowatch's waiting list. Today Tuxmachines took Soledad 1.0 for a spin and here is a summary of what we found.

Why Some Vendors Refuse to Open Source Drivers

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Some vendors refuse to open source their drivers. Some refuse to even provide a driver. The most distinguished of these are NVIDIA, ATI and Broadcom. Wireless drivers are a big problem today and gave rise to NDIS support under Linux.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter

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Entering its fourth year of publication, this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter shows what's to be expected from next month's Gentoo presence at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels, and calls for Lithuanian translators to help with the Gentoo documentation. A portrait of Andrea Barisani in the dev-of-the-week column, international news and press clippings are included this week, with reports from the community that had time to mature over the GWN's extended hibernation period during the holidays and into the new year.


Linux News from sys-con

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From 'The Linux Standard Base Achieves ISO Approval as International Standard' to 'OSDL Targets Next-Generation Handsets with Mobile Linux Initiative,' here's several interesting tidbits from Sys-Con.

AMD's and Intel's CES booth tour

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It's Intel inside at the chipmaker's massive booth — even if the company has dropped that slogan for the new one and, of course, it's Intel inside tons of devices on display, from PCs connected to massive displays ... AMD may not have had a massive booth with giant gaming rigs and colored tentacles hanging from the ceiling like Intel, but the company did still manage to highlight some of its partners.

Switching to Windows: Not as easy as you think

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It was Red Hat Linux all the way, until Ubuntu walked itself onto my desktop nearly a year ago... and there things should have ended.

I noticed the Windows XP OEM license key stuck to the side of a nearly empty chassis, and had a better idea! "Oh ho!" I thought to myself, "Why not use this opportunity to try a fresh install of this 'Windows XP' I keep hearing so much about." I rooted through the trash pile until I found a Windows XP OEM CD, and we were all set for this grand electronic experiment!

Debate Looms for GPL 3 Draft

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The first draft of GNU General Public License Version 3 will be unveiled next week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., but that milestone is likely to be more of a beginning than an ending.

Google confronts Microsoft mastery

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GOOGLE has stepped up its challenge to Microsoft, announcing plans for a video and television internet service and a package of programs that could break Bill Gates's stranglehold on the world's personal computers.

Microsoft's censorship in China violates trust

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An Internet that has thrived in part because of minimal governmental supervision is at risk because Microsoft and other mega-corporations can't keep their hands off it.

Partition images with Partimage and Partimaged

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This is a guide to create or restore images of your partitions using the great open source tool Partimage. It provides information on how to do this locally or across the network, by setting up a Partimaged Server.

Installing 2.0 for Debian

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In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases.

Fud alert: Winning the Linux Wars

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It was the kind of scenario that used to strike fear into Microsoft partners' hearts, and Tim Marshall remembers it well. A midsize business was evaluating collaboration solutions, recalls Marshall, vice president of technology at Neudesic LLC, an Irvine, Calif.-based solution provider and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Homegrown and Open Source to Get Last Laugh

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As 2005 was drawing to a close, there was a lot of activity surrounding a new twist on a very old idea: the compute utility. Well, to be more precise, utilities are an old idea that were perfected during that industrial revolution for water distribution (and other related public water works such as sewage disposal), transportation, energy distribution, and communications.

Strong growth for Debian

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Debian is currently the fastest growing Linux distribution for web servers, with more than 1.2 million active sites in December. Debian 3.1 was declared stable in July and it appears that both the anticipation of this release becoming stable, and the release itself, have generated new interest in Debian.

Driver education for Linux novices

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Last week's column on DSL Linux generated so many letters and loose ends that we're going to have to play catch-up this week. I left out the first rule of DSL Linux as it pertains to inexperienced computer users: It may not work with your hardware.

Fearless predictions from Propeller Heads

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Dear Propeller Heads: So, what will I have to buy, subscribe to, or learn about in 2006 to keep up with my Propeller Head friends?

Open Source for the Enterprise

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For managers faced with the task of coming up with a corporate policy on open source – and then being faced with a welter of different licenses, competing products and different business models – this book might just be the guidebook to help. It aims to make sense of the different types of products, levels of maturity, support options and licenses that are essential factors in any kind of software policy.

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  • Poloniex continues to support open-source development; donates to Grin General Fund

    Released in January 2019, privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin was previously in the news for its hard fork in July 2019. The hard fork in question, focused on maximizing miner decentralization and usability. The cryptocurrency has been solely reliant on crowdfunding and previously in March 2019, the coin received an anonymous donation of 50 BTC. But, the aspect that makes this privacy-focused cryptocurrency stand out is its involvement with Mimblewimble. Grin is the first application on the Mimblewimble protocol, which was created to bolster the scalability and privacy of digital assets. Litecoin’s Charlie Lee has been steering the silver coin towards Mimblewimble, going on to hire a developer from Grin to explore Litecoin’s capabilities with the protocol.

  • Square Crypto Hires Lightning, Libra Developers for ‘Bitcoin Dream Team’

    Square Crypto, the division of the publicly traded payments company that focuses exclusively on bitcoin, just announced three new hires to work on open source projects.

  • Open Source Bitcoin Payment Processor Receives a Grant From Square Crypto

    Bringing cryptocurrency payments to a larger audience is no easy feat. Many companies are trying to do so, albeit to little or no avail. Square Crypto, the branch of Square, which focuses on the cryptocurrency industry, is trying to change that aspect. Their recent investment in BTCPay Server shows there may be a bright future ahead for crypto payments on a global scale.

  • MyHbarWallet launches the first browser-based, open source wallet for hbars

    Today, launched, and is excited to support the Hedera™ Hashgraph community. Out of the box, users can initiate the account creation process, load existing accounts, and create accounts on behalf of requestors. MyHbarWallet was influenced by MyEtherWallet (MEW), the top wallet for the Ethereum blockchain. We wanted to make the experience of using Hedera familiar for those who are already active in the cryptocurrency space. The team behind MyHbarWallet is the same core team actively contributing to the open source Hedera software development kits (SDK). MyHbarWallet was built using Vue.js.

  • Tidelift and the Python Software Foundation partner to support widely used Python web development libraries

    The Python Software Foundation and Tidelift today announced a partnership to support the community-driven Pallets Projects, a collection of Python web development libraries downloaded millions of times each month. Tidelift now provides recurring income to the team of developers behind these vitally important open source libraries to help ensure they are maintained to commercial standards. The collaboration also enables Pallets maintainers to deliver maintenance, security, and license assurances to Tidelift's managed open source subscription customers, ensuring the libraries work well with their applications.

  • Investors’ Interest in AI, Open Source Software Remains High

    DataRobot, which automates the process of creating machine learning models, announced a $206 million Series E round led by Sapphire Ventures that values the company at more than $1 billion. GitLab, which lets software developers collaborate on projects, announced a $268 million Series E round led by Goldman Sachs and Iconiq, at a $2.75 billion valuation. 

  • Lira, eToro’s New Open-source Programming Language

    eToro, the global multi-asset investment company, has today released the details of Lira, a new open-source programming language for financial contracts. Lira is the first step in bringing the $500 trillion OTC derivatives market onto the Blockchain by introducing a new formal contract language.(i) Lira is a domain-specific language that can be used to write OTC financial contracts for assets currently on the Ethereum blockchain. It is both secure and easy to programme whilst guaranteeing self-executing global settlement and automated trade reporting and monitoring. It’s easy tracking and compression will enable better collateral requirement efficiencies.

  • Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures

    Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation. The Series D round has a single investor, Salesforce Ventures. Funding rounds are something special for Automattic . While the company has been around for nearly 15 years, it hasn’t raised a ton of money. It closed a $160 million Series C round back in 2014 and raised little money before that.