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Why your company should contribute to open source

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2013 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After almost three decades of development, open source software has firmly crossed over into mainstream use. Companies understand the unique value derived from software developed through open communities and are welcoming its use in mission critical settings throughout the enterprise.

The H Roundup - ClockworkMod Superuser, Torvalds angry and MWC

In the week ending 2 March ? Koushik Dutta releases a new Android super user tool, Firefox OS, Ubuntu and Sailfish OS make a splash at MWC, Linus Torvalds gets angry, a look at Ruby 2.0, and web-based open science

Linux EFI Tools Supports Manipulating UEFI Signatures

  • Phoronix (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2013 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Version 1.4 of the Linux efitools package is now available and it supports reading and manipulating the UEFI signatures database...

CyanogenMod to include new open source super user tool

ClockworkMod Recovery and ROM Manager developer Koushik Dutta has released a beta version of a new super user application for Android that is open source, can be built using the NDK and is ready to be included in AOSP-based ROMs

LG Electronics Acquires webOS from HP to Enhance Smart TV

LG Electronics Inc. has acquired the webOS operating system technology from HP, the companies announced today. To support its next-generation Smart TV technology, LG has entered into a definitive agreement with HP to acquire the source code, associated documentation, engineering talent and related websites associated with webOS. As part of the transaction, LG also will receive licenses under HP’s intellectual property (IP) for use with its webOS products, including patents acquired from Palm covering fundamental operating system and user interface technologies now in broad use across the industry.

Mozilla: 18 Carriers Join Firefox OS Bandwagon

Ahead of Mobile World Congress getting underway tomorrow in Barcelona, Mozilla has announced that they've got 18 mobile carriers so far backing their Firefox OS project...

Linus Torvalds in NSFW Red Hat rant

Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has again vented his spleen online, taking on Red Hat employee David Howells with a series of expletive-laden posts on the topic of X.509 public key management standard. The action takes place on the Linux Kernel Mailing List, with Howell posting a request that Torvalds “pull this patchset please”.

Ubuntu for tablets and smartphones previewed

The touchable mobile version of Ubuntu is now available as a developer preview. The snapshot delivered is early in development and already reveals some design issues with Canonical's "swipey" vision which will need addressing over the rest of the year

My Favorite Command For Ubuntu Touch/Tablet

Here's some more details on my adventures with the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview after experimenting with it for a little more than 24 hours on the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices...

Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview released

The Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview was released today along with loadable images for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Linux Professionals Receive Higher Salaries: Dice

  • eWeek; By Nathan Eddy (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2013 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
While the U.S. jobs recovery steadily inches forward, the market for Linux professionals continues to leap ahead, with nine in ten (93 percent) of hiring managers are planning to hire a Linux pro in the next six months, according to a Dice survey of more than 850 hiring managers from corporations, small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), government organizations, and stafing agencies.

Ubuntu on Tablets

The Ubuntu mobile OS promises to bring multitasking and multiuser in a fully encrypted secure environment to tablets. A developer preview is to be available this week.

Linux Foundation Welcomes Members From Android Community

There are more than 1.3 million Linux-based Android devices activated every day, and a global ecosystem of companies is investing more than ever in Linux and embedded Linux to support the growth of Android.

Sabayon 11 with UEFI SecureBoot support

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2013 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
With SecureBoot on UEFI support, BumbleBee to handle NVIDIA laptop graphics, bundled MariaDB and Steam for Linux in the repositories, Sabayon 11 has something new for everyone

Using open data for regional collaboration

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2013 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have a regional, collaborative philosophy of open data initiatives and municipalities. In North Carolina, the cities of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill all share the economic engine that is the Research Triangle Park. They also share the innovation engine of five, top universities. The Triangle just got its next open data participant: the Town of Cary.

Developer preview for Ubuntu Mobile due this week

The Ubuntu Mobile Version is to be made available to developers this week, and will support the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 smartphones in the first release.

Secure Boot restrictions can be disabled in Fedora

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2013 11:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Disabling verification in the Shim bootloader allows Fedora 18 users to avoid all the operational restrictions that Secure Boot would otherwise entail

Five Best System Rescue Discs

  • Lifehacker; By Alan Henry (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2013 2:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
When your computer starts behaving strangely, won't boot, or you start getting strange errors that you can't pin down, a great way to troubleshoot the problem is to boot to a rescue disc and see if you can isolate the problem.

Secure Boot comes to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2013 3:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
The second support release for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" can now be booted on systems that use UEFI firmware and have Secure Boot enabled. A second alpha for Kubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu Cloud 13.04 has also been released

Obama says patent reform needs to go farther

President Barack Obama, in an unusual foray into patent law, on Thursday said U.S. patent reform needs to go farther to address the trend of companies that do not manufacture any products aggressively suing other companies for patent infringement.

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