Social media isn't my cup of tea, but many Linux users like it and use it. And there are certainly Linux geeks worth following on various social media networks. A writer at Network World has a list of Linux notables that are worth following, and his article includes links to their social media pages.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the lineup of early keynote speakers for LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America, which take place August 22-24 in Toronto, Canada. This year's event will mark the 25th anniversary of Linux and will host a celebration of the open source community. The story of Linux is important to informing how we manage and support professional open source projects into the future.
The wait is over, the report of the latest Scrum sprint of the YaST Team is here! In the previous post we promised that after this sprint we would have much more to show… and now we do. This sprint was quite productive, so let’s go straight to the most interesting bits.
While the creation of Debian packages is abundantly documented, most tutorials are targeted to packages implementing the Debian policy. Moreover, Debian packaging has a reputation of being unnecessarily difficult and many people prefer to use less constrained tools like fpm or CheckInstall.
We’ve talked about the Fairphone 2 before. It’s probably the most ethical smartphone you can buy off the market – built from “conflict-free” minerals and raw materials, and designed with ecological balance in mind. Now the developers are looking into making even the software monopoly-free and open source, of course. They have just released their own version of Android, one that is free from Google services.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. The format includes a subset of the PostScript page description programming language, a font-embedding system, and a structural storage system.
Eve is short for the Efficient Video Encoder and reportedly offers much better results than existing video encoders for Google's VP9 format.
GNOME developer Ronald Bultje has written about their work on developing Eve at Two Orioles, a video technology consulting business around VP9/WebM and other technologies.
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is the industry standard for Forex trading platforms and for good reason. It is the most advanced, user-friendly, highly-functional trading platform out there. However, there has always been one lacking. MT4 is a Windows application only, and users of Linux have had to struggle to access it. But MetaTrader 4 for Linux is finally available through Admiral Markets.
While Linux users have been able to work around this problem using Wine and other such interfaces, these are unstable and unreliable, and not recommended by the MT4 website. Which is why MetaTrader 4 for Linux is such an important addition.
Gamers and Linux users that have been patiently waiting for the availability of the open source DragonBox Pyra handheld games console and pocket PC, will be pleased to know that it is now available to preorder priced from €330 upwards. After pre-orders you will receive a voucher for that amount off the full retail price.
Once the DragonBox Pyra officially launches it will be prices will start at around €500 exc VAT and the system will be powered by a TI OMAP 5 dual-core ARM COrtex-A15 processor supported by 2GB or 4GB of RAM.