Black Duck Software has made data from Ohloh, its directory of nearly 500,000 open source projects, available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. The company also made a RESTful API available that allows information about the projects to be queried. Ohloh analyses projects from around 5,000 repositories, including GitHub, SourceForge, Google Code, kernel.org, Eclipse, Mozilla and Apache.
This is the short linux and open-source news overview for week 29 of 2012. It features small articles bundeling (important) open source related news in one page. This week includes Raspbian, PyCon UK, Contiki, Android x86, Android MIPS, Firefox, GNOME3, Bodhi Linux, Vector Linux, Ubuntu, Steam, FreeBSD, security and more...
Having tried, and failed, to kill Red Hat Linux with Unbreakable Linux, Oracle is now sneaking up on CentOS. Larry Ellison's database giant is now touting a piece of code it claims will let you convert your CentOS machine into Oracle Linux systems with no strings attached.
Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal will get web apps integration and websites such as Gmail, Grooveshark, Last.fm, Facebook, Google Docs and many others will be tightly integrated with the desktop: they will support HUD, you'll receive desktop notifications, quicklists, ALT-TAB support and they will integrate with the messaging menu:
Ubuntu 12.10 will add the ability to use web-based features as desktop applications, and link it all into the HUD
You know, I normally don't take pleasure in other's discomfort or misfortune, but I make an exception for Apple. Hopefully, this order may reign in the flood of litigation Apple initiates in the ongoing patent war. One can hope but hubris has carried them this far. It will probably carry them further.[i][b]Apple must run a national ad campaign saying that Samsung did not copy them, a High Court judge ruled yesterday - according to this Bloomberg report and a draft court order seen by The Reg.Judge Birss of the Patents Court instructed Apple to run ads displaying the notice in newspapers and magazines including the Daily Mail, Financial Times, Guardian Mobile magazine and T3 magazine.[/i][/b]
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That is because with Anaconda’s LVM-based disk partitioning scheme, all available disk space are allocated to the LVM Physical Volume, which makes it impossible to recover space from the system for installing another distribution. That is why it is very important to plan for the future, when installing Fedora. In this article, a step-by-step guide on how to create an LVM-based disk partitioning scheme for Fedora 17.
MSH Autoresponder is a Sendmail and Postfix milter plugin that allows you to create auto responses on the basis of configurable criteria.
There should be no expectation that a 'yum' upgrade to SL 6.3 will work. A new install is the recommended method to move from 'sl6rolling'(this alpha release) and the released 'SL 6.3'.
Sputnik started, Barton George, Dell's project Sputnik lead and director of web vertical marketing, told me at OSCon as a six-month exploratory pilot to create an Ubuntu Linux-based developer laptop, It's not just an idea now. Dell is taking Project Sputnik from pilot to product this fall. This official developer laptop is based on the Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support (LTS) This PC will offer developers a complete client-to-cloud solution. The Sputnik will allow developers to create “microclouds” on their laptops, simulating a proper, at-scale environment, and then deploy that environment seamlessly to the cloud.
Developer Liam McLoughlin is still working on porting the Chromium OS operating system to run on the Raspberry Pi $35 mini-computer. But today he’s released the next best thing – a beta version of the Chromium web browser designed to run on the Raspbian Linux operating system. Raspbian is a version of Debian Linux optimized to run up to 40 percent faster on the Raspberry Pi’s hardware, and Chromium is the open source version of Google’s Chrome web browser.
Developer Phil Fish knows there's a problem preventing some people from enjoying his Xbox 360 puzzle platformer Fez as intended. But he's not going to fix it, thanks to what he says is an exorbitant fee of "tens of thousands of dollars" that Microsoft would charge to recertify the game after a needed patch.
After 7 days of using Kubuntu, I quite like what I see. It's pretty fast, very stable, and works well for me.
The latest release of SelekTOR is now available for download, apart from the usual bug fixes its also had a license change. SelekTOR is now open source under the GPL 2 license, and as a result all the source code has been made available for download as well.
The latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system, Jelly Bean, is much harder to hack than its predecessors, according to research from Duo Security. Google beefed up security for Jelly Bean significantly, said Jon Oberheide, security researcher at Duo. The OS will come with an updated address space layout randomization, which randomizes memory on a device.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, today announced a new feature for the next version of Ubuntu which offer a better desktop integration with the web.
Back in 2008, I was at OSCON when Mark Shuttleworth set out the audacious goal to make the Linux desktop more beautiful than Apple. Today, four years later, Shuttleworth returned to the OSCON stage to claim victory.
Valve Software has launched a Linux blog where the Linux community should be informed about the development efforts and progress of Steam on Linux. In the first blog post, named Steam'd Penguins, the plans for the upcoming version of Steam for Linux have been presented.