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|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:49pm|
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|Story||Evolve OS Is a Superb New OS Built from Scratch, First Beta Is Out – Gallery||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:33pm|
|Story||Nouveau In Linux 3.20 Will Have A Lot Of Code Cleaning||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:23pm|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:15pm|
|Story||Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Installer RC1 Released||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:08pm|
|Story||Firefox 35.0.1 Now Out – My God, It's Full of Fixes||Rianne Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:06pm|
|Story||Compiz Support Being Tested for Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10, Install Now||Rianne Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 9:02pm|
|Story||Why I prefer Samsung Gear’s Tizen to Android Wear||Rianne Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 8:58pm|
|Story||MatchStick Hands-On: A Cheap Open Source Chromecast? Yes Please.||Roy Schestowitz||26/01/2015 - 8:30pm|
While the Nouveau pull request has yet to be issued for the DRM-Next merge window that will ultimately target the Linux 3.20 kernel, a look at the changes so far appear to mostly indicate this open-source NVIDIA driver is just going through a period of code cleaning and reorganization.
The first release candidate for the Debian Jessie Installer in leading up to the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release.
While some Debian developers were hoping to release Debian 8.0 before February, it doesn't look like that will pan out given that the first release candidate of the installer surfaced today.
A few months ago our US Senior Editor Andrew Grush offered his praise of the Moto 360, having spent a month with it. Despite the quality of the writing itself, I took issue with the core of the content: that Android Wear is a suitable platform for wearables. I have to disagree, at least as things now stand. Android Wear seems fundamentally broken due to its being chained to Google Now and a smartphone, something not so true of Samsung’s Gear products, which run on Tizen.
After a discussion with Andrew however, a larger issue surfaced: the divergent opinion is largely based on the individual’s needs and expectations. To this end, I felt it an interesting experiment to delve into the functionality of both, and try and give readers a bit more insight into the very different paths that Google and Samsung are taking with their wearables.
Back in September AMD announced new FX CPUs that included the FX-8370, FX-8370E, and FX-8320E. Back then we reviewed the FX-8370/FX-8370E CPUs under Linux but at the time didn't have our hands on the more affordable FX-8320E processor. In December AMD sent over the FX-8320E and so for the past few weeks I've been happily using this new Vishera CPU.
NIST is a world leader in quantum information research, harnessing the strange properties of quantum mechanics (nature’s instruction book for atoms, photons, and other microscopic systems) to vastly improve computational power, make secure communications systems, and affect many other applications. Quantum information products are already coming to market, with much greater impacts expected in the future.
Open source should win. This type of software is more reliable, more stable and provides more flexibility than proprietary software, says João Marcelino, an engineer working for Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, LNEC), a state-owned research and development institution. On top of that, the software lets organisations inspect and audit the code without restriction.
Last week, I had to laugh aloud at Microsoft’s announcement that Windows 10 would be offered as a free upgrade for users of both Windows 7 and Windows 8. This was a strange synchronicity, as I’d wondered allowed in an article earlier in the week, “If Microsoft can’t give Windows away for free on the laptop, how long will it be able to continue selling it on the desktop?” It was a rhetorical question, with no answer expected, but I got one anyway: Not too long.
Open source has modernised the archive of the Catalan city of Hospitalet de Llobregat (Spain). The software helps manage the administrative records, but also allows easy access to historical records. This facilitates research and education, and enables public information dissemination. For its historical records, the Hospitalet city archive implements ICA-Atom, a web-based and open source archive solution.
ACER, for instance, is even diversifying ChromeBooks, cranking out small, medium and large sizes.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm is rumoured to be shipping a 14nm, 8-cored, LPDDR4 RAMed monster “for mobiles”, and other processors with clocks in the 2-2.5gHz range, in late 2015. If you don’t think desktops/notebooks/tablets/smartphones will all shine with such power, you are living in a deep hole. OEMs will find a way to integrate ARM into every aspect of IT. We are no longer living in a time when */Linux or ARM were just “barely good enough”. They are perfect for many purposes. Consumers want them. OEMs will supply them. Shipped by the millions, these new solutions will cost much less than Wintel’s monopolistic prices.