Announcing dex, an Open Source OpenID Connect Identity Provider from CoreOS
Today we are pleased to announce a new CoreOS open source project called dex: a standards-based identity provider and authentication solution.
Just about every project requires some sort of authentication and user-management. Applications need a way for users to log-in securely from a variety of platforms such as web, mobile, CLI tools and automated systems. Developers typically use a platform-dependent solution or, just as often, find existing solutions don't quite address their needs and so they resort to writing their own solution from scratch.
Samsung rolls out a round, Tizen-based Gear S2 watch
Samsung debuted its gen 2 smartwatch: a round, 11.5mm thick “Gear S2″ device with a 1.2-inch 360×360 pixel AMOLED display. As expected, it runs Tizen.
Samsung’s Tizen Linux-based Gear S2 smartwatch, which was recently teased at the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge S6+ launch, features a round watch-faced, up to three days battery life, and a rotating bezel to augment the touchscreen UI. A slightly thicker 3G model with up to two hours of life supports voice calls, according to a report from The Verge.
GNOME 3.17.91 released!
the second beta release of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle is finally here!
With this release we are officially now in "The String Freeze"  (that
stacks with all the current freezes):
- String Freeze: no string changes may be made without confirmation
from the l10n team (gnome-i18n ) and notification to both the release
team and the GDP (gnome-doc-list ).
The No. 1 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which is the fourth biggest smartphone seller globally, is reportedly looking to foray into a new sphere-laptops.
According to DigiTimes' supply chain sources, Xiaomi is working on a lineup of laptops that are poised for an early 2016 release. The company is allegedly partnering with Foxconn and Inventec for that purpose. The production schedule for the laptops is not known at this juncture as it is yet to be confirmed.
The report also divulges that Xiaomi will initially launch a 15-inch laptop model which will be Linux-based. This size has been chosen as it is the most popular screen size in China. The Xiaomi laptop is estimated to be priced at around $470, per the supply chain sources.
Windows 10 has a privacy issue, no matter if Microsoft agrees with this or not, but it’s pretty clear that the existing configuration of the operating system isn’t quite what users have been expecting when they decided to upgrade.
CodeWeavers, the company behind the commercial CrossOver application for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating system, which aims to be a user-friendly graphical interface for Wine, announced the availability of CrossOver 14.1.6.
Cristian Parrino, leader of the team behind the Ubuntu Phone project as well as of the development team that creates the Ubuntu Touch operating system, has announced his resignation.
We're sorry to give you, guys, such bad news, but Cristian Parrino decided that it was time to step down from leader position and leave Canonical. The announcement was made public a few hours ago.
We’ve looked at robots a few times here at Linux User & Developer, from our very first from-scratch build with a Dawn Robotics kit in issue 132 through to robotics kit reviews, tutorials on the 3D-printed Rapiro and programming guides for last year’s Pi Wars challenges. It’s an incredibly exciting field that’s expanding all the time, especially with the rise of drones more recently that’s driving interest in the field, but if you’re coming to it all for the first time then it can be tough to know exactly where to start.