This year's Blender Conference was filled with all kinds of interesting talks about interesting uses of Blender and open source technology. A particularly novel one that caught my eye was nestled neatly within the art and pipeline presentation for the Blender Institute's open movie, Cosmos Laundromat. In that talk, Paul Benoît of Qarnot Computing spoke about his company's very unique render farm. read more
In today's open source roundup: Google debuts a new version of Google+. Plus: DistroWatch reviews openSUSE 42.1. And the future of the Chromebook.
Last week has seen an explosion of e-commerce sites infected with the Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware. For those not familiar with the term, ransomware is a particularly vicious type of malware that aims to extort money from the owners of compromised systems.
Carnegie Mellon University this week denied reports it was paid by the FBI to help identify criminal suspects on the Dark Web.
Silicon Labs unveiled reference designs for home automation and lighting networks, based on its ZigBee SoC and middleware plus a Raspberry Pi-based gateway. Silicon Labs, which bills itself as the ZigBee market share leader, has integrated its ZigBee “Golden Unit” Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack, “EM358x” ZigBee mesh networking SoC, and various ZigBee sensor […]
This is not the time for innovation in desktop environments. The memory of the user revolts against KDE, GNOME, and Unity are still too fresh for developers to attempt major changes. Instead, the preference is for tweaks and minor improvements in functionality that nobody is apt to get too upset about. All the same, I think the desktop is long overdue to switch to task-based design.
It’s no surprise that Friday’s Paris attacks are already being used to push for both more and continued surveillance here in the U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was on Capital Hill on Tuesday speaking before a House subcommittee, making the case for expanding the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) which compelled telecom companies, Internet providers and some VoIP services to make their networks easier for law enforcement to access. Wheeler would like Congress to consider expanding the scope of the law to include devices such as gaming platforms, which now have capabilities that go beyond mere gaming.
The Opera web browser continues to move forward at an unrelenting pace, and its developers have just announced a number of features that will arrive with the 35.x branch. It's going to be a great release and users can already download and test it.
When it comes to recipes, it pays to be organized. Years of clipped recipes and notes written on napkins stuffed between the pages of countless dirtied cookbooks aren't necessarily the best way to organize a recipe collection. And let's be honest, you were probably never going to cook 95% of the recipes in those books anyway, so why not shed them for a more modern solution. read more
In the early 2000s I dabbled in making websites. It was a time in my life when I wasn't doing as much after recovering from a surgery. I became engrossed with the fact that I could do something behind the scenes and see it come to life in a web browser. read more
The Linux Mint 17.3 Beta "Rosa" MATE Edition has been released and is now available for download. This is one of the last steps in the development cycle before the launch of the stable version.
CZ.NIC has found Indiegogo success with an open source, OpenWRT “Turris Omnia” router with crypto security, automatic updates, and NAS and server functions.
Intel's Galileo scratched off Windows 10 'thing' list. A little over a year after Intel's Galileo development board got its first taste of Microsoft Windows, Redmond has decided to pull the project.
Red Hat has published a new security advisory for its long-term supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x series of operating systems, informing users about an important update to the Xen packages.
As I read Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization, as well as articles about initiatives involving educators and students in open source projects and communities, I imagined what the future might look like in primary, secondary, and higher education around the world.
Ubuntu will soon work on phones and desktops, so people are asking whether the desktop will have the same restrictions. The answer is not as straightforward as you might think, and the Ubuntu developers are still analyzing how much access will be granted to users.
As far as to my knowledge Cisco's schema has been implemented :- Keepalived, HAProxy,Galera for MySQL Manual install, at least 3 controller nodes. I just highlighted several steps which as I believe allowed me to bring this work to success.
Git for Teams by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is a good technology book, but it's the non-technical parts that make it excellent.
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft's effort to bring Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile might have failed. Plus: Top challenges for desktop Linux. And a review of the HP Chromebook 11.
Numecent promises cloudpaging for Android and Linux open source platforms following a new $15.5M funding round.