While Steam is currently probably the most downloaded application on Ubuntu, a relaxing puzzle game Splice is storming the Ubuntu App Charts. In April, this game was on the 4th place in the Top 10 of commercial applications in the Ubuntu Software Center.
Broadcom is sampling a system-on-chip (SOC) aimed at control-plane and edge-networking devices. The StrataGX BCM58525 is equipped with a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and features a packet-buffer subsystem, gigabit Ethernet PHY, cryptographic and programmable packet-handling accelerators, and a Linux development kit. Broadcom’s StrataGX BCM58525 is said to be 20 percent faster than previous StrataGX [...]
Rackspace (NYSE:RAX), the cloud services provider (CSP) and OpenStack proponent, delivered weaker than expected quarterly earnings results today. The big question: Is the growth of cloud computing slowing down -- or is Rackspace being squeezed by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure and other big-name public clouds?
On the same day as sharing their plans for Ubuntu's own package format and installer, Rick Spencer of Canonical has laid out plans for the Ubuntu Phone to be "usable as our daily phones" by month's end...
This is The Funding Crowd, a (hopefully) weekly column about the Linux games crowdfunding scene, with a particular focus on those small worthy projects that might have gone under the radar.
Surprisingly Ubuntu 13.04 still offers a complete lack of customization options for the Unity desktop, but there is a solution. Install the Unity Tweak Tool to access a variety of helpful settings that will remove all barriers. Now you can get the Unity desktop to look the way you want, and perform the way it should.
Australis is a desktop Linux distribution based on the latest Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) release and featuring the most recent version of the MATE desktop environment.
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next two day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the Linux kernel This class is scheduled for May 20th - 21st, 2013.
Agedu – A Unix utility for tracking down wasted disk space
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, I cannot help wondering what it is the role open source and open education have in global or national security measures.
Faster, less clunky than old-school Linux installers In a move that could see Ubuntu veer even further away from the Linux mainstream, Canonical has proposed a new software packaging format designed to make it easier for developers to publish apps for Ubuntu's tablet and phone–friendly future incarnations.…
Grid2Home has announced immediate availability of ZigBee-certified software for integrating mesh-based wireless networking into Smart Grid-aware devices. G2H-ZIP now supports all major CPU architectures and physical layers, including ZigBee, Wi-Fi, and Power Line Communications, and is usable in devices running Linux and various real-time operating systems, says the company. Grid2Home is a VC-funded developer of [...]
Check constantly your disk or its partitions is one of the essential things in a linux system. Today users usually checks this through graphical tools, but the real Linux old-timers use a terminal and the command “df“. Today I want to show you how to use “dfc“, similar to df but with the addition of colors and a percentage bar. You know, sometimes the eyes wants their part!
View real-time data and statistics from any logfile on any server with SSH, in an intuitive and entertaining way.
There is nothing new about this sort of action. In the days before the Internet, radio and TV stations, more often than not government owned, often went silent or dark during times of military insurrections. If not dark, they dropped regular programming to broadcast wall-to-wall marches, interspersed with announcements ordering all citizens to remain indoors while reassuring them that government forces had everything under control.
Like many folks, I received a shiny new Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas. This brought me great joy and excitement as I began to plot my future paperless life. For most of the evening and an hour or so the next day, I was sure the new Android tablet would change my life forever. Sadly, it wasn't that easy.
In this guest column, Linaro CEO George Grey examines the expanding ARM ecosystem, discusses emerging and “disruptive” market opportunities for ARM technology, and highlights Linaro’s recent ARM Linux software development progress, working group formation, and membership growth. ? Linaro Q1 2013 CEO Notes by George Grey, CEO, Linaro Enterprise Group ? The expanding ARM ecosystem [...]
Security researchers have uncovered an ongoing and widespread attack that causes sites running three of the Internet's most popular Web servers to push potent malware exploits on visitors.
A teardown analysis conducted by the market research firm IHS, due to be released tomorrow, has pegged Samsung’s cost of materials and manufacturing to produce the U.S. version of the 32 gigabyte model of the S4 at slightly above $237 per unit.
The software patentability row in New Zealand seems to have been settled with the release of new legislation by the government. In a move that's been welcomed locally by the IT industry, the government has clarified the original intention of the legislation, that software alone should not be patentable.