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Parallella: Low-Cost Linux Multi-Core Computing
Parallella is an attempt to make Linux parallel computing easier and is advertised as a "supercomputer for everyone", but will it come to fruition?..
Getting Started with 3-D Printing: the Hardware
I've been interested in 3-D printers ever since I saw one at a Maker Faire a few years ago, but it was only a year ago when I started seriously thinking about having one of my own. At that point, I started to realize just how many different options existed and ultimately started researching the RepRap family of 3-D printers (more on the different printer families below).
CoffeeScript 1.4.0 released
Windows 8: Jack of All Trades, Master of None?
There just doesn't seem to be any rest for the weary here in the Linux blogosphere lately, what with the release of Ubuntu Linux 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" last week and the "Rectangle with Rounded Corners" 5 not long before that. Next up? Well, it's Windows 8, which officially launches on Friday.
FOSS' Fight Against China's Free-as-in-Pirated Syndrome
The tide of software piracy in China may be ebbing. With the clear support of the Chinese government, several software organizations and computer firms based in Europe and the U.S. are conducting events focusing on growing open source in China. The push toward China's active participation in the open source community signals a maturing of the country's computing infrastructure.
Google becomes strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation
As a strategic member, Google will provide the organisation with eight full-time developers to work on Eclipse technology and donate $250,000 per year
When I realized why open source rocks
West Virginia: a state made up entirely of the Appalachian Mountain range. Whether you're there to experience the beautiful New River Gorge, or to watch the Mountaineers play at home, the mountainous theme never subsides. The Appalachian region has the Most Beautiful award locked down, however its height and elevation face a slightly different opponent. Towering over the city of Morgantown, WV, home to West Virginia University and the Mountaineers, stands a fierce competitor. An engineering marvel, over ten stories tall. The Engineering Science Building!
Ubuntu less Unity: A first look at Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10
With the release of Ubuntu 12.10, a first remix that includes GNOME 3 as its standard desktop is now available. The new remix even uses a GNOME package management tool
Gentoo Developers, Users Look At Gaming Future
One of the events being co-hosted alongside LinuxDays is a Gentoo mini-conference. A session held this morning concerned the state of Linux 3D graphics drivers and gaming for Gentoo Linux...
Reading The Linux Graphics Driver How-To Book
For those wondering about the outcome of the Linux graphics driver development book that was worked on back in September prior to XDC2012, the book continues to be worked on a bit for those interested in reading it...
GCC 4.8 To Handle More C++11, Initial C++1y Support
GCC 4.8 is set to support more of the C++11 ISO standard and it also starts working on very early support for "C++1y", the next C++ standard that is still years away...
Fedora 18 delayed by another week
The beta release and the subsequent final version of Fedora 18 have been delayed by yet another week. The upgrade tool and priorities at Red Hat are among the reasons for the latest slip
FSF opens nominations for 15th Free Software Awards
The FSF is asking for nominations for its two Free Software awards, which will be handed out by FSF president Richard Stallman at the LibrePlanet conference next year
Can we upgrade democracy with open source version control?
As Luis Ibanez pointed out on Friday, Clay Shirky's latest TED Talk—exploring what open source version control systems may mean for democracy—is great food for thought. Shirky says tools like Git will one day transform democracy, because they will make it easier than ever for citizens to participate in lawmaking and other formerly hierarchical civic processes. Imagine, for example, if anyone could propose a "patch" to the legal code, as easily as they can for computer code. It might be feasible for many more people to be directly involved, and the code might get much better.
KDE celebrates Ada Lovelace Day with tutorials
Dot Categories: Community and EventsToday, KDE celebrated its 16th birthday. On October 14, 1996, Matthias Ettrich started KDE. Since then, amazing women have helped make KDE what it is today. Women like Anne-Marie Mahfouf, Eva Brucherseifer, Alexandra Leisse, Celeste Lyn Paul, Anne Wilson, Claire Lotion, Lydia Pintscher, Myriam Schweingruber, Claudia Rauch and many many more. Women have shaped both KDE code and KDE community.
How Nokia managed to drive its in-house Linux train off the rails
Nokia's strategy to revive its fortunes with its home-grown Linux was derailed by academic theory, bureaucratic in-fighting and a misguided partnership with Intel, a new report reveals. Finnish publication Taskmuro has published an extensive history of the Meego project which contains a mixture of old and new: some information that's familiar - and some intriguing new details. The report confirms what we know: that Nokia had developed a competitive successor to its ageing Symbian platform years before Apple's iPhone appeared - but fluffed the execution so badly, it would eventually junk almost all of its internal platform software development.
Fedora is retiring Smolt hardware census
The Fedora Infrastructure team has announced that it will retire its hardware profiling application Smolt at the beginning of November. At that point, the smolts.org web site will be shut down as well
Server-side enhancements for OpenGeo Suite 3.0
Server side scripting, web processing services, improved authentication and PostGIS 2.0 are among the improvements in the spatial data processing package
W3C documents the web with Web Platform Docs
The W3C has called on Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera to help create a new site which will document open web technologies for the benefit of all
Mesa 9.0 develops OpenGL 3.1 support
OpenGL 3.1 support on selected hardware is the promise of the new development release of the Mesa 3D graphics library, though there are also new drivers for older hardware too
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