Open-source vs. Proprietary – Keeping Ideology Out of the Equation
Open-source really means no more and no less than making the source code readily available to anyone. Thus, open-source makes no statement as to the licensing conditions for using the software, whether there are charges for using the software, whether the software is supported, or actively developed, or any good, and so on. Closed-source means that source code is not readily available, but makes no comment on issues like licensing, costs, support, and quality.
NetOS Enterprise Linux 8 Promises to Be a Worthy Alternative to Chrome OS
Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the general availability of the NetOS Enterprise Developer Preview 8 operating system.
Designed as a replacement for the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS or Chromium OS operating systems, Black Lab Software's upcoming NetOS distribution is using the same technologies that have been implemented in the Enterprise Edition of the Black Lab Linux OS.
Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD Released with Kernel 4.5, ZFS on Linux
The Gentoo Linux operating system has received an updated Live DVD ISO image today, dubbed "Choice Edition," which brings the latest GNU/Linux technologies.
According to the announcement, the Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD has been released in celebration of the continued collaboration between Gentoo developers and community. And it looks like it brings some of the latest software releases, such as the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment.
With smartphone manufacturers already working on the next generation of handsets that will be designed with Daydream VR in mind, the inevitable question is raised – which existing Android handsets will work with Daydream VR? Unfortunately, the answer seems to be not many, if any at all.