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|Story||FreeBSD 11.0 Final Release ISO Images Available For Download||Roy Schestowitz||25/09/2016 - 9:33am|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||25/09/2016 - 9:21am|
|Story||A short critique of Stallmanism||Roy Schestowitz||25/09/2016 - 8:39am|
|Story||Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event||Rianne Schestowitz||25/09/2016 - 12:07am|
|Story||KDE Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||24/09/2016 - 9:58pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||24/09/2016 - 9:57pm|
|Story||Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 MATE - Fairly solid||Roy Schestowitz||24/09/2016 - 9:37pm|
|Story||digiKam 5.2.0 is published...||Roy Schestowitz||24/09/2016 - 9:25pm|
|Story||Games for GNU/Linux||Roy Schestowitz||24/09/2016 - 9:03pm|
|Story||Linux Graphics||Roy Schestowitz||24/09/2016 - 8:50pm|
We are not sure if this was a mistake or a very discrete release, but it seems a few Xiaomi Mi Box devices have managed to make it to an unknown Walmart location’s shelves. But that is only part of the exciting news. What is really getting us going is that we are finally seeing a solid price tag attached to the product.
This photo displays a $69 price point, which happens to be quiet the deal. Keep in mind the Mi Box is no slouch; it can play 4K video at 60 fps and comes with all the goods any worthy Android TV can sport.
I like Stallman and tend to agree with him often: regarding software, or other politics. This article tries to constructively criticize some parts of the free software movement's ideology, which I collectively refer to as "Stallmanism" (only as pun). It is not an attempt at a personal attack on Stallman, and by reading further you will probably see my politics are very far from that: I coined the term Stallmanism simply because he is at the center of the movement and himself a primary source of the ideas I am critiquing.
If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS.
Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google.
Is there a perfect track record for any which distro? No. Do any two desktop environments ever behave the same? No. Is there anything really good and cool about the MATE offering? Yes, definitely. It's not the finest, but it's definitely quite all right.
You do get very decent hardware support, adequate battery life and good performance, smartphone and media support is top notch, and your applications will all run happily. On the other hand, you will struggle with Samba and Bluetooth, and there are some odd issues here and there. I think the Gnome and Xfce offerings are better, but MATE is not to be dissed as a useless relic. Far from it, this is definitely an option you ought to consider if you're into less-than-mainstream desktops, and you happen to like CentOS. To sum it all up, another goodie in the growing arsenal of CentOS fun facts. Enjoy.
After a second release 5.1.0 published one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.2.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces a new bugs triage and some fixes following new feedback from end-users.
This release introduce also a new red eyes tool which automatize the red-eyes effect reduction process. Faces detection is processed on whole image and a new algorithm written by a Google Summer of Code 2016 student named Omar Amin is dedicated to recognize shapes and try to found eyes with direct flash reflection on retina.
Following this week's Wayland/Weston 1.12 release, Wayland 1.13 and the reference Weston 1.13 compositor are now open for development.
Release manager Bryce Harrington has bumped the versions on Git master for marking the Wayland and Weston Git trees being open for v1.13 development work.
In the Weston space, Weston 1.13 is anticipated to have more improvements to the libweston and libweston-desktop components that have been about making it easier for other Wayland compositors to re-use parts of Weston's basic functionality. There is also the idle inhibition protocol in the works and other changes expected in the next few months for Wayland/Weston.
It's been one week since the Libreboot downstream of Coreboot announced it would leave the GNU and denounced the FSF over supposedly a transgendered individual having been fired by the this free software group. Both Richard Stallman and the FSF denounced these claims made by Libreboot maintainer Leah Rowe. Since then, no actual proof has been presented to back up these claims by the Libreboot maintainer but the drama around it has seemingly continued.
Waking up this morning, I received an email as part of a long email chain from Leah Rowe about how the "GNU project refuses to let go of libreboot" and she wrote, "GNU project has told me that they will not allow libreboot to leave GNU. This is quite possibly the biggest insult imaginable, considering what has happened."
- Patent Quality and Patent Scope the Unspeakable Taboo at the EPO, as Both Are Guillotined by Benoît Battistelli for the Sake of Money
- Bristows LLP’s Hatred/Disdain of UK/EU Democracy Demonstrated; Says “Not Only Will the Pressure for UK Ratification of the UPC Agreement Continue, But a Decision is Wanted Within Weeks.”
- Released Late on a Friday, EPO Social ‘Study’ (Battistelli-Commissioned Propaganda) Attempts to Blame Staff for Everything
- Links 23/9/2016: Latest Microsoft and Lenovo Spin (Now in ‘Damage Control’ Mode)
I'm announcing the release of the 4.7.5 kernel.
All users of the 4.7 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.7.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.4.22
Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the older-but-more-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.
"Bottom line, everyone is holding their breath, hoping for the best, expecting the worst," said Susan Bradley in an email. Bradley is well known in Windows circles for her expertise on Microsoft's patching processes: She writes on the topic for the Windows Secrets newsletter and moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, where business IT administrators discuss update tradecraft.
Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) was sued on Friday by a user who accused it of gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts.
The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, one day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking, unprecedented in size, by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor."
Ronald Schwartz, a New York resident, sued on behalf of all Yahoo users in the United States whose personal information was compromised. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and unspecified damages.
A Yahoo spokeswoman said the Sunnyvale, California-based company does not discuss pending litigation.
Yahoo’s admission that the personal data of half a billion users has been stolen by “state-sponsored” hackers leaves pressing questions unanswered, according to security researchers.
Details, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken from the company’s network in late 2014. Passwords were also taken, but in a “hashed” form, which prevents them from being immediately re-used, and the company believes that financial information held with it remains safe.
Red Hat’s on-premises application serving software has been given a rename from OpenShift Enterprise to OpenShift Container Platform, at the same time adding a slew of enhancements to improve scalability and security.
OpenShift started out as Red Hat’s platform as a service (PaaS) offering for application development centred on its JBoss enterprise Java platform, but was refocused around Docker and Kubernetes with the rise in popularity of containers for deploying applications.
Now, OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 offers improved developer features and support for greater scalability, with the ability to handle both cloud-native and traditional applications, according to the big rouge one.
“The latest updates to the platform enable customers to more fully make use of their container technology investments and better embrace a DevOps methodology. This gives developers their needed automation tools and helps operations teams to better scale to meet customer demand, both with the aim of bringing better applications to market more quickly,” Red Hat’s OpenShift chief Ashesh Badani said in a statement.
Many of our readers from Indonesia have been eagerly waiting for a Tizen based Smartphone to be released there, and today the Samsung Z2, model number SM-Z200F, has been officially launched there. You can purchase one for Rp. 899,000 and this is seen as a very competitive price compared to other similar powered smartphones.
We're very excited to announce the very first release of Apricity OS that includes a (development) 32-bit version, labeled i686 in the downloads section of this site. We're also trying out in the 32-bit versions a switch to Firefox as the default browser, a very frequently requested change. This month the Calamares installer has been updated to version 2.4.1 (from 2.3), bringing many bugfixes, improved timezone and partition interfaces, and a couple EFI fixes. In other news, Apricity is just a few days away from crossing the 200,000 downloads threshold! Thanks to everyone for all the support.
It has been nearly one year since the LXQt 0.10 release while today it was succeeded by LXQt v0.11, the newest version of this lightweight, Qt-powered desktop environment.
Today we’ve released version 0.11.0 of LXQt as well as new releases of all other components maintained by the LXQt project except those covered by last week’s pre-release.