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The open GSM future arrives
Andrew Back takes a look at the sysmoBTS, a open source software based small form factor GSM Base Transceiver Station (BTS), that can provide a standalone mobile telephone network that is useful for research, development and testing purposes
California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation
It’s official. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and passed by the California Senate and Assembly in late August.
Linux 3.6 Kernel Released
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.6 kernel on Sunday afternoon...
GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous claims responsibility
GoDaddy, the domain registrar and Web hosting company, is down, perhaps taking millions of websites down as a result.
Intel Updates Its Kernel Driver Code For Testing
Aside from a new Intel PRIME'd driver this weekend, there's also new Intel DRM driver code available for testing...
Following in the success of the Fit-PC2 NetTop and Tegra 2 Trim-Slice, the latest computer out of CompuLab is the Intense-PC. The CompuLab Intense-PC is a very small form factor (19 x 16 x 4 cm), low-power, fan-less computer that features up to an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 16GB of DDR3 system memory, and a solid-state drive for storage. The Intense-PC is also available with Linux Mint pre-loaded as the operating system.
SolusOS Has Something Cool for Veterans, Novices Alike
SolusOS is a relatively new Linux distribution that is attracting considerable interest as an alternative to unpopular desktop replacements for traditional Linux user interfaces. It has much to offer Linux users who reject the Gnome 3 desktop and find little appeal from the KDE and Unity desktop environments. It also provides Linux newcomers from the Microsoft platform a comfortable and familiar desktop experience.
A Brief Tour of the Go Standard Library
In this final installment of our five-week tutorial series on Go, we examine the language's extensive standard library.
Another ARM Video Decoder Being Reverse-Engineered
While the binary wall has yet to fall with ARM SoC vendors in terms of providing open-source drivers -- namely when it comes to the graphics / multimedia blocks -- there's many active community projects for reverse-engineering these ARM blocks to provide open-source support. Here's another project that's being done for cracking the video decoder on a popular Chinese ARM SoC...
Hardware Hacks: Learning the Pi, DSLR hacking and the Cubieboard
This week Hardware Hacks looks at a new online course on building an OS for the Raspberry Pi, hacking a battery grip to add new functionality to a DSLR camera, a FreeBSD port for the Raspberry Pi, and another new ARM development board
Understand Representational State Transfer (REST) in Ruby
REST, or Representational State Transfer, is a distributed communication architecture that is quickly becoming the lingua franca for clouds. It's simple, yet expressive enough to represent the plethora of cloud resources and overall configuration and management. Learn how to develop a simple REST agent from the ground up in Ruby to learn its implementation and use.
Plex Media Server + Roku = Awesome
Plex always has been the Mac-friendly offshoot of XBMC. I've never considered using an Apple product for my home media center, so I've never really put much thought into it. Things have changed recently, however, and now the folks behind Plex have given the Linux community an awesome media server.
Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters
There's been much ado about Linux desktops in recent months, but few would dispute KDE's prominence among them. That, indeed, is one of the many reasons there's been so much concern over Nokia's impending sale of the Qt toolkit, upon which KDE is based.
NVIDIA Fixes Linux GPU Driver Security Hole
Days after it was publicly revealed that a security vulnerability in the NVIDIA Linux driver easily yields root system access, NVIDIA has updated their proprietary graphics driver to address this problem...
Mozilla expands in Berlin and US
Mozilla has announced that it plans to open an office at the new Factory tech campus in Berlin. It also plans to expand the number of employees at its San Francisco office
Intel Mesa Driver Ups Counter-Strike Performance
A patch to mainline Mesa yesterday from Intel has resulted in a ~7% performance boost for Sandy Bridge "GT2" graphics when running the video stress test for Valve's Counter-Strike: Source...
Tiny quad-core ARM Linux/Android computer delivers serious power for $129
The tiny $35 Raspberry Pi set off a surge of demand for tiny Linux computers earlier this year. But a Korean hardware manufacturer called Hardkernel is launching a high-end computer board that measures just 3.5 inches by 3.7 inches.
jQuery 2.0 to drop support for older IE versions
With the upcoming releases, jQuery is planning to drop support for Internet Explorer 6,7 and 8. The developers are saying supporting these browsers is putting an unacceptable maintenance burden on the project
Kernel Log: Coming in Linux 3.5 (Part 1) - Networking
A new packet scheduler is designed to help avoid buffer bloat and "Early Retransmit" offers faster connection recovery after TCP packet loss. The E1000e driver already supports the network chip for Intel's next-generation desktop and notebook platform
GNU C Library 2.16 Brings Many Features (GLIBC)
Version 2.16 of glibc, the GNU C Library, was released on Saturday afternoon. This update to the de facto C library for GNU/Linux systems brings many new features. There's x32 and ISO C11 support along with performance optimizations...
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