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BBQLinux 2014.10.11 Screenshot Tour

BBQLinux 2014.10.11 is available. BBQLinux has everything on board to build AOSP or AOSP-based Distributions like OmniROM or CyanogenMod. BBQLinux is based on Arch Linux and is using a Rolling Release Development Model which means it is getting continually updated and upgraded. It will never be necessary to re-install a later release of BBQLinux. It is fully compatible with Arch Linux and is using the same package repos.

This War of Mine Now on Steam

This War of Mine is a different kind of war game, where you take command of a group of civilians struggling to survive in a besieged city. The uniqueness of the game comes from the fact that rather controlling military soldiers, you will embark on protecting and keeping alive civilians in a time of war.

Adobe appoints former Reg man as open-source chief mobile lead

Adobe, maker of such renowned proprietary products as Flash Player and Creative Suite, has hired a career open-sourcer to lead mobile marketing.

Walmart's $99 Nextbook will make people hate Windows 8.1 even more

Walmart, that well-known purveyor of the finest America has to offer, will flog a $99 Windows 8 tablet for this year's Black Friday. As you'd expect at that price, the E Fun Nextbook is an utter dog: it has a 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with 1GB of RAM – the bare minimum for Windows 8.1 to function.

Google Glass: Even the people who stand to MAKE MONEY from it hate the techno-specs

Google Glass has lost more than a bit of its momentum since the project was unveiled in 2012 – and a new report on Friday is claiming that even developers building apps for the techno-goggles are giving up. Reuters said that it spoke with 16 developers and found that more than half had abandoned their plans to write software for the Chocolate Factory's headgear. The coders cited reasons such as a lack of customer interest, poor hardware specs and more money to be had in enterprise software.

Oculus VR's mobile SDK, women in gaming, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2014 6:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Open gaming roundup Week of November 8 - 14, 2014 Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Gamebuino's Arduino console, Oculus VR's SDK for mobile release, women in gaming, and more! read more

Qseven computer-on-module debuts 3W Atom

Congatec announced a “Qseven Headless” module based on a new 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3805 SoC that lacks graphics, but has a TDP of only 3 Watts. Congatec’s first-ever “headless” computer-on-module — designed for embedded applications that don’t require displays — debuts the most power efficient Intel Atom processor yet, with a Thermal Design Power rating of just three Watts. Intel quietly released the 1.33GHz Atom E3805 system-on-chip last month, according to Gadget-Help.

ArchBang 2014.11.03 RC Screenshot Tour

We are pleased to announce our new ArchBang-Rc release, some old favourites have returned. Now shipping with Spacefm, Leafpad, Deadbeef as well as obmenu-generator. ArchBang Linux is a lightweight distribution based on Arch Linux. Using the Openbox window manager, it is fast, up-to-date and suitable for both desktop and portable systems.

Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos review

Trisquel is one of the few distributions that really believes in providing users with free software. So if that matters to you then Trisquel should definitely be at the top of your list of desktop distributions.

Council Elections, Flock, Workstation Focus, Atomic, and Improving the Join Process

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for November 14th, 2014.

Android Candy: Party Like It's 1994!

I really stink at video games. I write about gaming occasionally, but the truth of the matter is, I'm just not very good. If we play Quake, you'll frag me just about as often as I respawn. I don't have great reflexes, and my coordination is horrible.

Popcorn Time torrent streaming app updated to Beta 0.3.5

In today's open source roundup: The Popcorn Time movie and TV show streaming app updated to Beta 0.3.5. Plus: Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition now available for Linux, and Canonical wants to phase out 32-bit ISOs.

Top 10 Linux desktops part 2

The final six desktops in our top 10 guide.

ArchAssault 2014.09.29 Openbox Screenshot Tour

ArchAssault 2014.09.29 Openbox is available. We have released a new iso, its updated with our latest tools. We have updated our custom kernel to 3.16.3, as well. We have corrected the size issue on the x86_64 ISO, allowing it to be burned to a single layer DVD. We will keep making improvements.

GlobalSight shines with open source in the translation community

Welocalize’s translation management system (TMS) GlobalSight has been around for more than 15 years. Prior to 2005, it was an off-the-shelf commercial offering. In 2008, Welocalize, a global language services provider, acquired Transware which owned GlobalSight software as an in-house tool. Making GlobalSight open source in 2009 was a business decision by Welocalize, as it allowed users and clients the most options to support and create solutions that work best for them. As it turned out, clients liked the decision and Welocalize embraced the open source model as a business strategy. The GlobalSight community has been active since then and is a vibrant, active group of users, developers, and translation professionals. Users like GlobalSight because it is a fully featured TMS system, which is core to supporting localization and translation programs in large enterprises.

Shrunken SODIMM-style Cortex-A9 COM delivers the goods

Variscite announced a reduced-sized, Linux friendly COM based on Freescale’s i.MX6, featuring extensive I/O including HDMI, GbE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and more. In September, Variscite refreshed its i.MX6 COM line with a VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 model that added built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and eMMC flash. Now, the company has introduced a “VAR-SOM-SOLO” that provides nearly all of the V2?s features on a significantly smaller board.

The private cloud has always been a contradictory notion

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Nov 14, 2014 8:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Private-cloud in private data center isn't really the cloud, but private clouds in a public cloud? That's another story. Cloud computing is evolving for actual business requirements instead of marketing terms to make it more palatable for IT.

Wine 1.7.31 Released with 51 Bug Fixes, New Gecko Version, DirectWrite and Direct2D Improvements

The latest Wine development release, 1.7.31, ships with numerous bug fixes, support for a new version of the Gecko web engine based on Firefox 34, support for the Visual Studio 2013 C/C++ runtimes, support for more font metrics in DirectWrite, Direct2D improvements. An impressive 51 bug fixes also found way into this release.

With a new platform-neutral Microsoft, why go Windows?

The days of counting on Microsoft to deliver first and best on Windows are gone. Will Windows 10 bring them back next year?

Cloud 5: CEOs pushing cloud now, AWS ain't afraid of no Google, and is the datacenter dead?

This week, we look at CEOs driving the charge to the cloud (not users as you might think), AWS head tells the WSJ he's not afraid of his cash-rich rivals and could 2014 be the year we say buh-bye to the private data center?

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