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The second point release of the XBMC Media Center 12 software has been announced last evening, May 3, 2013, for the Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android and Raspberry Pi platforms.
phpMyAdmin, the popular browser-based software for MySQL database administration, has hit a significant milestone with the release of phpMyAdmin 4.0.0...
Tablet shipments continued to “surge” in the first quarter of 2013, growing 142 percent year-over-year, according to market analyst IDC’s latest “Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker” report. Additionally, Android vendors had an extremely strong first quarter, shipping 27.8 million tablets versus Apple’s 10.5 million iPad and iPad mini devices. More tablets shipped during the first quarter [...]The post Android trounces Apple in Q1 2013 tablet shipments appeared first on LinuxGizmos.com.
The Turbulenz game engine has been open-sourced under the MIT license...
Barnes & Noble seeks to revitalize its Android-powered Nook tablet line over arch-rival Amazon's Kindle tablets by adding Google Play and full Android app support.
Canonical published a few minutes ago, May 3, the regular top 10 app downloads chart, this time for April 2013, extracted from Ubuntu Software Center.
Linux faithful, assemble! Bow before vi, the Great and Powerful editor of FOSS! Well, okay, you don't have to bow, but please read and enjoy!
The Ubuntu 13.10 release, a.k.a. the Saucy Salamander, now has an official release date...
The new Linux 3.9 kernel adds driver support for tiny MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) devices made by ST, including accelerometers and motion sensors. Other Linux 3.9 features that affect the embedded world include SSD caching support, a lightweight suspend power mode, and support for Android’s “Goldfish” virtualization system. When Linux 3.9 arrived on April 28, its [...]The post Linux 3.9′s embedded gifts include MEMS and more appeared first on LinuxGizmos.com.
We already knew, of course, that Fuduntu was history, that the beloved distro was to be no more, evidently due to the fact that it was becoming nearly impossible to support GNOME 2 in any sort of meaningful way. We also knew there’d been talk among the developers at Fuduntu of continuing with a new distro. Well, now it’s a done deal and most of the developers of Fuduntu will be working on a new distro based on openSUSE.
...we learned on Monday that everybody’s favorite open encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has dropped the Facebook fork of MySQL they had been using to deploy MariaDB.
If you’re squinting as you read this on a smartphone, here’s some good news: mobile fonts may soon be clearing up. In collaboration with Google and the FreeType project, Adobe has contributed its CFF (Compact Font Format) rasterizer to the open source FreeType font engine. The open version of CFF is designed to improve legibility [...]The post Android and Linux device FreeType fonts get a facelift appeared first on LinuxGizmos.com.
KDE’s Plasma is the most popular desktop environment in the GNU/Linux world. The community was also working on a Windows port of KDE Plasma so that these users can also take advantage of KDE’s technologies. The Windows project was in the state of limbo for quite some time and now KDE SC 4.10.2 is available for Windows.
Codeweavers, the company behind CrossOver and Wine, has released CrossOver 12.2 for Linux and Mac. CrossOver is an emulation software which easily allows to install and run a countless number of Windows applications on Linux.
Today is the seventh annual International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management). We've talked a lot here about DRM particularly in movies and books (read my two-part timeline, The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music and part 2 about video and TV). But what's most important for this year's Day Against DRM isn't any of that. Rather, it's the very future of the way we use the web, due to efforts to get DRM into HTML5. Read this post from the Free Culture Foundation to better understand why that's a problem.
Valve’s portal-hopping puzzler comes to Linux gamers
Moderating a website is necessary in today's world. One Linux Advocate, MontanaLinux.org's Scott Dowdle, took issue with my doing so. I set him straight. Read how.
We're so busy seeking release from Windows that we overlooked all the ways Linux had already freed us
At Open Source Junction 4 we invited attendees to present their hardware projects. Some were open source hardware, while some used consumer hardware components in conjunction with open source software to provide an innovative solution to a problem.
We pit six Raspberry Pi operating systems against one another to find out which one is the king of the tiny computer distros
openSUSE is one of the few very few 'original' GNU/Linux distributions which are driving some of the core developments in the free software world, whether it be the kernel or office suite like LibreOffice. openSUSE also offers one of the most polished GNU/Linux experience. So when a team of developers decided to create an openSUSE derivative, tentatively called FuSE Linux, curiosity rose what value will they add to the already awesome distribution? I reached out to the team with a set of questions. Here is the interview with Mark “Kigurame Gallifrey” van Tinteren and the FuSE team.
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