Linux and Open Source news headlines
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OpenBSD 5.2 was released today with an assortment of improvements...
Introduced by Softpedia at the beginning of October 2012, the first Release Candidate of the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 ARM operating system got a lot of attention from both ARM and openSUSE fans.
Due to a 'technical glitch', Microsoft's legally-mandated browser screen was not displayed to Windows users for nearly 15 months. According to data from Mozilla, this resulted in the loss of 6 to 9 million downloads of Firefox alone
At the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen today, developers discussed audio latency for gaming on the premise that "audio latency is relatively high on Linux and we need to be competitive with other platforms."..
It was only days ago that an EXT4 file-system corruption bug affected the stable Linux kernel, which was finally patched yesterday. Now though it looks like there may be another EXT4 corruption bug affecting the stable kernel...
The general X.Org discussion during the Ubuntu Developer Summit was held today to discuss X.Org/Wayland expectations for the Ubuntu 13.04 release...
For those pulling down the Git master of the xf86-video-ati X.Org graphics driver this week, 2D color tiling is finally enabled by default for Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000/5000/6000 series graphics cards, from R6xx through the "Cayman" GPUs...
This edition looks at Ubuntu on an ARM-based Chromebook, a new Linux Mint store, a request for a new Linux minion, a software upgrade for the OUYA games console, and the Tweetian Twitter app going open source
A few minutes ago, November 1st, the Fedora development team proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the first Alpha version of the upcoming Fedora 18 operating system for the ARM architecture.
Yesterday I wrote about how Fedora 18 wasn't looking too good in terms of being delayed five times already and is still facing some problems with incomplete features. Today the situation was worsened by yet another delay...
Royalty free open standards are finally established as a requirement of UK Government procurement; this helps level the playing field for open source and free software solutions
The newest operating system from Canonical, Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), is shipping with Linux kernel 3.6, but the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) could arrive with Linux kernel 3.8.
With time open source software have emerged as potential contenders to proprietary software. Unlike the traditional understanding, open source software have proven to be as capable (or even more capable) than counterpart proprietary software and have been successful in claiming substantial market share. While we occasionally analyze the browser market share, this time we decide to compare the open source and proprietary browser market share and investigate how trends are shaping up in browser market.
LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, today announced its next Linux Device Driver Development Course class to be held in South Bay, CA from [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/class_schedule.html]November 12th - November 14th, 2012. [/url]
Linux support for UEFI Secure Boot has been evolving and prime mover behind that support, Matthew Garrett, has now provided an overview of the current status of how Fedora, SUSE and Ubuntu are managing the challenge
Porn servers disclose their visitors' IP addresses, and payment processing services put their customers' active session tokens at risk. The cause, however, is no clever hack, but rather shoddy administration
What is Fuduntu? It's the Linux distribution with a "punny name" that has Fedora heritage but makes a hat tip to Ubuntu.
Phone maker VERY EXCITED about mega mobe probeRIM reckons more than 50 network operators are testing its BlackBerry 10 handsets, which sounds impressive until one remembers that testing is just a first step on the long journey to market.…
Each year automobile companies try to predict what new features consumers will want in their cars. If their predictions are right, they are richly rewarded with increased car sales. If they are wrong, they suffer the financial consequences.But wait, is that the best way to design cars? What if car companies invited consumers to the table as equal partners in the design process? The way I see it, consumers could be buying cars they co-designed—reducing the gigantic financial risk to car companies, not to mention the waste of never-purchased vehicles.