Chris Wilson is now in effective control of the xf86-video-intel open-source graphics driver with being responsible for nearly all of its development activity. Plus there's some other interesting statistics to share...
When you look online for reviews of social media applications, Windows and Apple platform applications always dominate the list. Linux geeks, however, have a long history of using social media tools to discuss geeky and techie topics online. Until fairly recently, however, most large scale development around social media tools on Linux was virtually non-existent. Linux users were expected to follow their usual fare of bare bones interfaces and text based controls. With the growing interest of Linux on the desktop for the more general audience, however, many developers have started putting effort toward creating more user friendly applications for social media. While this of course is beneficial for newer users of Linux who came from the Microsoft and Apple platforms, using and contributing to these social media apps is also in the best interest of anyone who wants to further the Linux cause and gain more market acceptance for our favorite open source operating system.
The latest edition, Pear Linux 5, was released just a few days ago. While a detailed review is still in the works, this article presents a step-by-step on how to dual-boot it with Windows 7 on a computer with two hard drives.
We are glad to let you know that Zentyal has already entered the feature freeze period for 3.0, meaning that from now on we will be focused on polishing and bugfixing until September. To celebrate this, we bring you a new installer including new versions of most of the packages. This means that in this release you can find almost all the functionality that will be present in the final Zentyal 3.0, but it's still a beta with lots of rough edges.
Google is one of the few companies (or may be the only company) which fights for their users. Attacking them is not going to do any good. It will only weaken the only friend we have in the industry dominated by abusive monopolies like Microsoft or draconian forces like Apple.
AMD isn’t expected to bring its new low power processors aimed at tablets to market until 2013. But according to Hexus, AMD will show off the first chips with its new low power “Jaguar” cores at the Hot Chips Symposium on August 28th.
Judge Leonard Davis, who oversaw the case, issued an order (PDF) today that puts a final stop on attempts by Eolas and its owner, Michael Doyle, to claim it owns technology that's critical to running any "interactive" site on the web. That means Eolas can't use its 5,838,906 patent, or a successor patent, No. 7,599,985, to sue anyone, unless it manages to overturn this verdict on appeal.
The Raspberry Pi is often described as an inexpensive, low-power computer. But really, at this point it’s pretty much a low power motherboard, memory, and processor.For $35 you can pick up a Raspberry Pi with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM, but it doesn’t include any storage space… or a protective case.
We recently wrote about some concerns by Vint Cerf and others that the FCC was considering a proposal to move some of their network diagnostics efforts -- which are a really good thing -- from the open M-Labs solution to proprietary servers run by the telcos. As we noted, the telcos denied that this was happening -- and Henning Schulzrinne, the CTO of the FCC, showed up in our comments to strongly deny that such a proposal existed.
Mozilla has plugged a privacy-related security hole in Firefox 13 and released a fixed version of its web browser. The flaw allowed the software's speed-dial-alike "new tab" feature to take snapshots of supposedly secure HTTPS sessions. Punters sounded the alarm over the feature that, for example, revealed online bank account details or private messages in webmail sessions to the next user of a shared PC.
Thus far, I've had quite a bit of trouble finding a suitable modern replacement for my current desktop setup. No longer: I believe Linux Mint with Xfce may be it.
Now open sourced, ADO.NET Entity Framework will continue to be an official Microsoft product, but the company wants to allow external developers to contribute new features to the object-relational mapper
As the latest Valve Linux news for today, Valve Software actually cares about open-source Linux graphics drivers. Last week they had the Intel OTC Linux graphics team out to Bellevue to jointly work on the OpenGL renderer for the Source Engine and the Intel Mesa driver...
OpenVZ: Mounting Host Devices/Partitions/Directories In A Container With Bind Mounts (Debian/Ubuntu)
Sometimes you are in a situation where you need to mount a hard drive, partiiton or directory from the OpenVZ host inside an OpenVZ container - for example, you add a fast SSD to the host and want to put your container's MySQL databases on it to make MySQL faster. This tutorial explains how you can mount host devices/partitions/directories in an OpenVZ container with bind mounts.
Gnome Live is the absolute place if you want to learn what’s happening behind the scenes, what’s coming next and why we are getting all these controversial new features. And there is more! Highly anticipated Apps and amazing new tools ..all in one place!
LibreOffice has an excellent extension which allows a user do exactly the same. You can access the files on Google Docs from within LibreOffice, download a local version, work on it, and keep it synced with Google Docs. At the same time you can create new files and 'upload' them to Google Docs from within LibreOffice.
Croteam, the Croatian-based game development studio behind the Serious Sam series, proudly posted a couple of days ago, July 18th, on their Facebook page, a screenshot of Serious Sam 3 running on Ubuntu Linux distribution.
Pretty much any Linux distribution makes a satisfactory multimedia production PC. But some are better than others, and my favorite is Arch Linux. Audio, video, and graphics are all CPU-intensive, so I want my processor cycles doing actual work rather than shoving a lardy operating system around. With Arch we get a stable, lean, clean operating system, an active developer and user community and good, up-to-date packages.
The developers at HP's Enyo project have announced that version 2.0 of their open source application framework is now available. The new release introduces new Onyx widgets such as Menu, Picker, Tooltip, Tree and Drawer, while also adding an Enyo 2 Sampler app that provides examples of the functionality available for those new to the framework. The team says that the major milestone means that Enyo 2 is now considered to be "production-ready, from both a functionality and quality point of view".
I was prepared to embrace SpiderOak as a more secure, better-suited-to-me backup/syncing service than Dropbox. I thought I'd like the ability to sync any directory/folder, and not just items under /dropbox.