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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?

Okular Overview - The KDE Universal Document Viewer

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Nov 14, 2014 4:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE
Okular is the KDE document viewer with support for a wide range of formats, different view modes and various viewing and selection tools. Okular can be used to open basically any type of document, from PDFs to mobile formats, text or CHM files.

NVIDIA Launches Massive Linux Driver Update

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 14, 2014 3:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new NVIDIA Beta Linux driver has been released, and this is one of the biggest updates in a long time. It's considered unstable, but if you're having problems with the system or you want better performance, then you really need to try this one.

First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in the Philippines

Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web, is happy to announce that Cherry Mobile will launch the first Firefox OS smartphone in the Philippines in the coming days. Cherry Mobile will offer the … Continue reading

alphaOS 16.1-20141107 Screenshot Tour

alphaOS is a simple and minimalistic Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture, built using Linux Live Kit set of scripts developed by the developer of the popular Slax Linux distribution. Version 16.x Final has been released. Added missing ca-certificates packages. Taeni has support for opening new windows. Mpv downgraded to 0.5.4 (newer version had bug with positioning inside GtkDrawingArea). Wget upgrade to 1.16 (fixes security vulnerabilities). Version 16.0 is built using packages from Arch rollback machine on date 2014/10/25, and uses kernel 3.17.1.

How open source is changing our food

Open Food Week on Opensource.com Starting on November 17, we will run stories from the open food community about how people are using open source software and methods used to improve farming, food, and agriculture systems. read more

Microsoft shocks the world by open sourcing .NET

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft open sources .NET for Linux and Mac. Plus: A comparison of three security distributions, and Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS is available for download.

How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2014 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
One thing that we all may have had the chance to learn in either easy or hard ways is that the importance of backups can never be underestimated. Considering that there are as many backup methods as the number of fish in the sea, you may wonder how you can effectively choose the right tool […]Continue reading... The post How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

Microsoft: GPL or GTFO

One subtext here, of course, regarding the misplaced euphoria by some begs the question, “Is Microsoft trustworthy?” The answer is clearly, “No. Absolutely not.” Despite the fact that Redmond has been playing nice with FOSS lately, we should not trust Microsoft any farther than former CEO and Stasi agent look-alike Steve Ballmer can throw a chair.

Firefox turns 10, Microsoft goes a little more open source, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Firefox's 10 anniversary, Microsoft open sources more of .NET, copyleft.org announced, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. November 8 - 14, 2014 read more

Real Net Neutrality

The 'Net is made up of independent providers with private peering contracts between them. This is one of the details in the "debate" about "Net Neutrality" that tends to get lost.

The Adiwata Global Dark theme is enough to get me using GNOME 3

Through the GNOME Tweak Tool, I discovered the GNOME 3 Adiwata Global Dark Theme, which makes GNOME 3 looks so good, I find myself leaving Xfce aside for the time being.

Who wants to suck on Google's Lollipop? Oi, don't all rush at once

Google is gradually rolling out the fifth major iteration of its Android operating system, codenamed Lollipop, to some lucky devices – and has made the firmware available for the tech-savvy to download and install.

Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Zero Day?

Zero day actually refers to two things-a zero-day vulnerability or a zero-day exploit. Zero-day vulnerability refers to a security hole in software-such as browser software or operating system software-that is yet unknown to the software maker or to antivirus vendors.

Scientific Linux 6.6 Screenshot Tour

Scientific Linux 6.6 i386/x86_64. Major differences from SL6.5: OpenAFS has been updated to version 1.6.10 from openafs.org; X.Org Server features a new ABI. Users of proprietary drivers may experience issues with the X server loading due to changes between X.Org Server 1.13 and 1.15.

Space Hulk and MASSIVE CHALICE Now Available On Steam

Space Hulk Ascension Edition is a 3D turn-based strategy game for single-player based on the classic board game released in 1989. The game shipped on Steam yesterday, and provides great improvements over the classic version on which it is based.

Databricks Adds Certifications for Spark Big Data Integrators

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Nov 13, 2014 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Apache
Databricks has launched a partner certification program for systems integrators of Apache Spark, the open source big data processing platform.

Simpe Hard Drive Data Recovery with a twist

  • IODigitalSec; By Adam Palmer (Posted by npn on Nov 13, 2014 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
This article discusses hard disk data recovery on Linux with fdisk and dd.

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