Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS

Why I am still supporting Free Software?

Filed under
OSS

handypenguin.blogspot: Today I was debating with a friend the relevance of Free Software, he pointed that at the current development rate is very unlikely that Linux (most common Free Software subject) will have a significant end users market share in 50 years.

Free Software: the road to a Universal bundle, a powerful app store, and world domination

Filed under
OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Apple is doing it again: they are releasing an app store for OS X on the 6th of January. Just like the iPhone app store, and the Android app store, this is going to be a hit: the OS X ecosystem will get a giant boost from it, and we are left — once again — with a lot to learn.

Linux and open source prognostications for 2011

Filed under
Linux
OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Happy new year to everyone! It’s that time again, when every media-type with a keyboard and a sense they “know” what’s coming ’round the bend starts making their predictions for the upcoming year.

Is Netflix a Friend or Foe to FOSS?

Filed under
OSS

linuxinsider.com: Well it's 2011 at last, and those of us here in the FOSS community have a great deal to look forward to this year. But what about Netflix?

Open Source Contribution Etiquette

Filed under
OSS

tirania.org/blog: Some developers, when faced with fixing, or adding a feature to an open source project are under the mistaken impression that the first step before any fixing takes place, or before adding a new feature takes place is to make the code "easier for them" to work on.

Open Source Milestones in 2010

Filed under
OSS

thevarguy.com: It may be a cliché, but 2010 wouldn’t feel complete without compiling a list of the most memorable happenings in the open-source channel over the last 12 months.

Oracle wins the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize

Filed under
OSS

techrepublic.com: The year 2010 has seen a number of enemies of open source software making waves. I have determined the proper winner of the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize - and other Dishonorable Mentions.

Mostly obvious predictions for open source in 2011, or are they?

Filed under
OSS

sutor.com: I’ve been reading many of the lists of predictions for free and open source software in 2011. Most of them are pretty obvious: many of the things that were significant in 2010 will continue to be so in 2011. The obvious tweak to this is to ask whether such-and-such will make it big or fade way.

The Real Future of Linux and FOSS (Is Not Shiny Toys)

Filed under
Linux
OSS

linuxplanet.com: There is a word that is to me as a pebble in a shoe, as fingernails on a blackboard, and that is the word consumer. Consumer is a perfectly good word that has become incurably tainted. What does this have to do with Linux and FOSS? Everything.

Cuba sets to migrate to free, open-source software

Filed under
Linux
OSS

xinhuanet.com: Cuba has set a strategic goal in 2011 to migrate most of its computers to open-source software, a move designed to strengthen the country's technological security and sovereignty.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.0-rc2

So rc2 missed the usual Sunday afternoon timing, because I spent most of the weekend debugging an issue that happened on an old Mac Mini I have around, and I hate making even early -rc releases with problems on machines that I have direct access to. Even if it only affected old machines that actual developers are unlikely to have or at least use. Today I got the patch from Daniel Vetter to fix it, so instead of doing a Sunday evening rc2, it's a Tuesday morning one. Go get it. It works better for the delay. Other than that little one-liner i915 fix? Not much, actually. It's been a very quiet week, for being this early in the release process. Sure, 3.19-rc2 was even smaller, so it continues a trend, but that was the xmas week. I hope this low volume is just because the 4.0 merge window itself was somewhat calmer than most recent releases. But I suspect the real reason is that the driver and networking trees from GregKH and davem are pending, and didn't make rc2. We'll see. Anyway, the shortlog is appended, and testing is appreciated, Linus Read more

6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

I earlier wrote about how Linux invaded CES 2015. The domination continues at Mobile World Congress, which kicked off this week in Barcelona. Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force. Read more

Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Read more

New Ubuntu Phone Separates the App from the Data

As CIO Journal has noted, Mr. Shuttleworth envisions the rise of an Ubuntu-powered phone that runs desktop grade applications and plugs into peripherals such as large displays and keyboards. In other words, he is working to achieve true mobile-desktop-laptop convergence — the only computer you need, in your pocket, all the time. He tried to raise $32 million to fund development of such a phone, known as the Edge, in a widely publicized crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The campaign ended in 2013, short of its goal. Read more