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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

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2012 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2012 1:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

  • Heise (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2012 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2012 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, I have a piece over on Tech President about how the new UK government website——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

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2012 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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 H Open (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2012 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
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

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2012 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ruby
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

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2012 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

  • Phoronix (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2012 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
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...

Firefox to make life harder for HTTPS snoopers

  • The H Open (Posted by bob on Nov 8, 2012 12:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest beta uses a built-in list of domains, such as, where it will force the browser to only use encrypted connections. This is designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks overriding HSTS headers

The case for digital literacy and open source in classrooms

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 8, 2012 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Municipalities across America should be working to bring open source educational tools to schoolchildren so they will have the necessary digital literacy skills to tap into their creativity and imagination, or even to provide them with valuable future life and workforce skills. And the case of the Feoffees of the Grammar School in Ipswich, Massachusetts—the oldest charitable trust in America—illustrates this point well. 

Microsoft: TypeScript isn't a JavaScript killer

It's not about the language, it's about the tools Build 2012 Microsoft may have a poor track record for web standards compliance, but if the capacity crowd at Microsoft Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg's Build conference session on TypeScript was any indication, Redmond's JavaScript alternative has struck a nerve with coders who have grown frustrated with the web's de facto applications language.…

Microsoft takes on GitHub with cloudy Team Foundation Service

Not just for Windows developers, either Build 2012 Microsoft has announced general availability of Team Foundation Service (TFS), its new, cloud-based portal for code hosting and software development project management, along with a free subscription plan for small teams.…

Talk Of Fedora As A Rolling-Release Distribution

Following word that the state of the Fedora 18 release is looking poor and the F18 Beta saw its sixth delay, there's now talk of turning Fedora into a rolling-release Linux distribution...

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