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Red Hat Releases Fedora 18 Beta
The Fedora Project team is excited to announce the beta release of its free, fully functional Linux operating system, Fedora 18, code-named “Spherical Cow.” Fedora continues to enable users to experience the latest in free and open source technology, integrated into a Linux distribution and ready for free download, use, modification and redistribution.
Qt Developer Days 2012 Slides: KDE 5, Qt Quick, Ports
The Qt Developer Days conference took place earlier this month in Berlin, Germany. For those not in attendance at this open-source development conference, the slides for many of the Qt talks have been uploaded with coverage on Qt Quick, KDE Frameworks 5, and other interesting areas surrounding this tool-kit soon to finally reach its major 5.0 milestone...
Gentoo developers start udev fork
The developers of the eudev fork of udev plan to support the separate mounting of /usr/, which isn't possible with udev; udev inventor Greg Kroah-Hartman has criticised the approach
Clang Can Analyze Code Comments, Generate Docs
Aside from why LLVM/Clang was ported to one of the fastest super computer's in the world and using Clang to implement Microsoft's C++ AMP, another interesting session at this month's LLVM Developers' Conference in San Jose was about using Clang to analyze code comments...
The H Roundup - Linus interviewed, Linux Mint 14 and a Popcorn Maker
In the week ending 17 November - Google open sourced Android 4.2, an RC of Linux Mint 14 arrived and Popcorn Maker 1.0 was released. Also, an interview with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, and the Kernel Log looked at filesystems and storage for Linux 3.7
Netflix Comes To Linux Via Silverlight On Patched Wine
Netflix video streaming is now available on Linux through the use of Wine. When running a specially patched version of Wine in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows versions of Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight, Netflix can now do Internet video streaming to the Linux desktop...
Fedora 18 will be named "Schroedinger's Cat"
Project Leader Robyn Bergeron has announced the results of the naming of version 19 of the popular Linux distribution. The successor to Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" will be called "Schrödinger's Cat"
OASIS adopts AMQPv1: An open standard for smart grid and cloud
For governments looking for cutting edge, open source messaging solutions, the recent action by the OASIS standards consortium to approve the Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) Version 1.0 is a major development. The need for cutting edge, mission critical messaging options is arising in a variety of contexts: it is a key component to interoperable 'smart grid' frameworks, as well as 'cloud' solutions.
Android-loving suits boot BlackBerrys into 3rd place in the office
BYOD = Bill Your Own Director as comms costs soar RIM's share of the business market continues to slide: new figures put BlackBerrys into third place behind Android and iOS as staff are increasingly allowed to use their preferred handsets for work.…
Skype 4.1 For Linux Released
Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux...
Google open sources Android 4.2
Along with the release of the new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet on Tuesday and the rollout of updates to Android 4.2 to several existing Nexus devices, Google has also pushed the source code for the new Jelly Bean flavour of its mobile operating system to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). In a post on the Android Developers Blog, the company detailed the features in the latest Android version, which also brings with it a new SDK revision (API level 17).
Doing government websites right
Today, I have a piece over on Tech President about how the new UK government website—Gov.uk—does a lot of things right. I'd love to see more governments invest two of the key ingredients that made the website work—good design and better analytics.
News: Linux Top 3: Mint, Martian Blueberries Fedora and Supercomputer Domination
From small systems to the biggest on the planet
India gives Android-based educational tablet another go
India's president Shri Pranab Mukherjee has introduced Aakash 2.0, the more powerful successor to last year's tablet that failed to establish itself
Linux Mint 14 approaches with release canddiate
The Linux Mint project has published a release candidate for version 14 of its Linux distribution, code-named "Nadia". It includes updates to the Cinnamon and MATE desktops, as well as improvements to the MDM display manager
Mozilla launches Popcorn Maker 1.0
At its recent Mozilla Festival in London, Mozilla launched version 1.0 of Popcorn Maker, its free online application for creating interactive videos
Microsoft's Bizarro World LinuxCon Sponsorship
Here in the Linux blogosphere, there are several hypothetical scenarios that most agree would surely make the Earth stand still. Flying pigs, of course, is one of them; numerous others, however, involve Microsoft doing something that promotes Linux. It was perhaps no great surprise, then, to witness the stunned hush that fell over the blogosphere when a recent tidbit of news hit the airwaves.
Ruby update fixes hash flooding vulnerability
Ruby 1.9.3 patch level 327 has been released to correct a problem that could be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial-of-service. The recent 2.0.0 preview release is also vulnerable
Apple and HTC settle patent dispute over Android
Apple and HTC have settled all of their current patent disputes and have entered into a mutual licence agreement for their patents that covers the next ten years
Linux Consumers Should Still Avoid S3 Graphics
Whenever writing about VIA Technologies on Phoronix, S3 Graphics always comes to mind due to its relations with HTC and VIA. In fact, it's the only time that S3 Graphics usually ever comes to my mind aside from when talking about S3 Texture Compression. Anyhow, after writing this morning about the VIA KMS driver still not being mainline, it's worth reminding uninformed Linux users that S3 Graphics products remain poorly supported under Linux...
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