LG teased an image of a round-faced, WebOS-based smartwatch before. The Verge found an LG page promoting a WebOS SmartWatch SDK, but then it disappeared. We had a feeling the successful launch of the Linux-based WebOS distribution on LG’s Smart TV and signage computers would start LG thinking about applying the former mobile OS to […]
ARM announced a free Mbed OS for use in IoT devices based on its Cortex-M microcontrollers, plus an Mbed Device Server stack for cloud-based IoT management. At ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, Calif., ARM announced an Mbed IoT Device Platform based around a new “Mbed OS” operating system for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs). Mbed OS […]
You've probably noticed that we're featuring interviews with speakers of the upcoming All Things Open conference happening later this month in Raleigh, NC. It's an awesome event that we're very excited about celebrating the best people and ideas in open source. We have two more weeks of interviews left to help get you amped for the conference! To make sure that our readers have a chance to join us at All Things Open, we're running a Twitter drawing to give away eight two-day passes to the conference. If you win, you'll get to hang out with the Opensource.com team and join in some amazing open source discussions during the weekend of October 22-23. Here's how to enter: read more
This is the third part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on bare metal. In part two, I covered workload deployment tools. Today, we'll look at tools for day two operations. read more
Builder is an in-development IDE that we reported on a few months ago as part of our GUADEC coverage. Builder aims to be an IDE that will focus purely on […]
We used to take these freedoms for granted with all of our personal property. We can mod our homes, we can buy random items, glue glitter and googly eyes on them and resell them as holiday crafts, we can do anything we want with our own stuff. Except for our digital property. There we run into vast mazy minefields of laws and Digital Rights Management and prohibitions and the idea that we don't own it, but merely license it, so it's not really ours and the vendor has the right to control it, and to control what we do with it.
Intel is investing $1.5 billion in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, whose fabless mobile chip design centers will co-develop IA-based SoCs for mobile phones in 2015. Intel Corp. will invest RMB $9 million, or about $1.5 billion, in Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd., a group associated with the Tsinghua University in Beijing. […]
Plasma 5 gets into our desktop guide as we also tell you how to put Linux on Android.
It turns out that the fix for the previously reported Bash flaw CVE-2014-6271 (sometimes referred to as “shellshock”) was incomplete, and a new CVE (CVE-2014-7169) has been issued to track […]
The XPrize Foundation, best known for its spaceflight challenges, has announced an earthly focus: Creating an open-source application that can teach teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic without a teacher.
Mentor Graphics has begun shipping Mentor Embedded Linux for AMD’s new Steppe Eagle, Crowned Eagle, and Bald Eagle G-Series and R-Series SoCs. Back in April, Mentor Graphics announced that it would support AMD’s new generation of Embedded G-Series SoCs called “Steppe Eagle” and “Crowned Eagle,” as well as the new R-Series “Bald Eagle” SoCs. The […]
The new open source project tomviz is helping the 3D visualization of nanotechnology. Modern computers are built with nanotechnology. A processor contains billions of transistors, each around 14 nanometers. A single bit of information on a hard disc drive is confined to a 10 nanometer domain spinning on a disc 75 miles per hour. The accelerometers in our smartphones contain nano-springs that measure gravitational forces to determine orientation. read more
Consider this traditional scenario: in today's competitive world, dynamic business requirements need flexible and rapid provisioning of IT resources. Along with flexibility, traditional IT environments need new resources to support the dynamic workloads of applications.
Look out, Windows! With Google starting to bring over a million Android apps to Chromebooks, the Windows PC is going to face a real challenge.
uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design.
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So the moral is things change, computers are inevitably getting more complex, and it all works out in the end. Or not, but absent the ability to shape events to our own liking we have to deal with it.
Want to use OpenStack for your private cloud, but don't want the headaches of setting it up? AMD and Canonical have a deal for you.
Just weeks after launching the first Firefox OS devices in India, we are pleased to announce Firefox OS is available to more consumers across Asia with today’s launch in Bangladesh. At a press conference in Dhaka, Grameenphone, the local operator … Continue reading
There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."