Claims to reduce file sizes by 10 per cent. Mozilla has announced a new open-source JPEG encoding library, which it says could significantly reduce the amount of network traffic used by the web.
In this article are Radeon HD 4870 benchmarks looking at the performance of the open-source AMD Linux driver over three years of Ubuntu Linux releases and compared to the legacy Catalyst driver from 2011.
Prominent features of this release are support (in the installer) for computers with UEFI firmware and for GPT partitions. But the installer, as you will read in the next section, is the weakest part of this distribution, a problem it shares with most distributions that are based on Debian.
Haoyu Electronics announced a sandwich-style $60 “MarsBoard RK3066? SBC equipped with Rockchip’s 1.6GHz dual-core RK3066 SoC, and running Linux and Android.
Valve's Gabe Newell did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" where several Linux questions were posed.
MATE 1.8 has been released, here's how you can install it in Ubuntu 13.10.
Nova-111 is a funny looking little indie game where you control a cute little science vessel looking for lost scientists.
NanoPC launched a $69 mini-PC and $67 SBC based on a quad-core Samsung Exynos4412 SoC, with SD, HDMI, USB, camera, and Ethernet, and running Linux and Android. In many cases, there's not much difference between a single board computer and a mini-PC based on the same SBC.
In a surprising move, Red Hat will enable users to run .NET applications and SQL Server on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.
In today's open source roundup: Is Ubuntu 14.04 the best Linux distro to replace Windows XP? Plus: Is XFCE better than GNOME or KDE? And a review of Mageia 4.
As we noted last year, Intellectual Ventures started out insisting that it was a licensing company, not a patent troll. But it soon spoiled that story by filing more and more lawsuits, probably because it was running out of cash. A couple of weeks ago it laid off workers, too. But however rough things have been for Intellectual Ventures recently, they are likely to get a lot worse. That's because Congress looks like it might finally try to reform the patent system in a meaningful way that makes life harder for patent trolls. That's doubtless why Intellectual Ventures opened up a Washington DC office last year; and it also probably explains the following move, as reported in The Hill:
Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 brings some changes to GNOME, but the big focus is on maintaining the status quo for this long-term support release.
We need to protect the freedoms in which Linux was born and grew up.
If you're a government worker and have been wanting to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux securely on your Amazon cloud, it's your lucky day. The popular open-source operating system is finally available on Amazon Web Services.
Graham Morrison, editor of Linux Voice, the new Linux magazine, discusses his love of Arch, KDE, and all things MIDI.
The life of Twitter clients can be rather brief. Unfortunately some of our favourite clients have bitten the dust. Tweetdeck was an excellent Linux desktop client. Support for Linux regrettably ceased, although it remains available on Chrome. Twhirl was another solid desktop Abode AIR powered client that is no more. We were also downhearted to learn that the developer of Hotot has ceased development of his cracking client last month.
The good news is that in lieu of POSSCON, IT-oLogy is throwing what promises to be a big shindig of an enterprise level open source conference in Atlanta. Called Great Wide Open, the conference is less than a month away, scheduled to get cranked-up on April 2nd and 3rd at the 200 Peachtree Special Events & Conference Center in downtown Atlanta.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) estimates the US market for pre-K to 12th grade educational software and digital content to be over $7.96 billion USD. Testing and assessment comprise the largest category and a 35% growth rate from last year.
Due to notorious Linux graphics drivers, Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium aren't looking to enable hardware video acceleration by default anytime soon. The problem ultimately comes down to poor Linux graphics drivers...
Keurig is setting itself up to attempt a type of coffee "DRM" on the pods used in its coffee-making machines, according to a report from Techdirt. Keurig's next-gen machines would be unable to interact with third-party coffee pods, thus locking customers into buying only the Keurig-branded K-cups or those of approved partners.