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Well this was a surprising move, Valve creators of Steam ave posted their Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer onto github.
bittixlinux9 20140210 is available. bittixlinux9 is a 64-bit only Linux distribution which ships with the Xfce desktop by default.
Regrets? None at all, says whistleblower
Video NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, addressing the SXSW conference via video link today, urged programmers to help save the world from government spies who are "setting fire to the future of the internet." developers to help save America.…
When I started teaching PostgreSQL education courses in 2001, PostgreSQL was the ugly one in the data center. Many of the people who were learning how to work with it were doing so grudgingly because of some specific requirement. They had inherited a PostgreSQL database, for example. As a result, many of them tried to learn just enough to do what they needed to do. The other population of students were serious technologists, die-hard open source devotees who wanted to use only open source solutions and were learning PostgreSQL because they needed a relational database for their operations.
Experts team up with space miners to sponsor asteroid finding algorithm contest
NASA is teaming up with the asteroid-mining wannabes at Planetary Resources to offer $35,000 in prizes in a contest to develop algorithms to detect Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) – asteroids – with the goal of spotting those that might threaten the Earth.…
Advanced Format disks use 4,096-byte sectors rather than the more common 512-byte sectors. This change is masked by firmware that breaks the 4,096-byte physical sectors into 512-byte logical sectors for the benefit of the operating system, but the use of larger physical sectors has implications for disk layout and system performance. This article examines these implications, including benchmark tests illustrating the likely real-world effects on some common Linux file systems. As Advanced Format disks have become the norm, understanding how to cope with these disks is a vital skill for anyone who wants to avoid serious performance penalties associated with suboptimal configuration.
It’s been a while since I started to talk to people in the financial services ecosystem about our approach towards open source. At first, most of them thinking we were either bold, ahead of our time, or mad would listen to our story but would not really comment: "Let’s see where it goes" or "good luck with your brave intentions." Only after we started to show progress with the delivery of the FinTP Project, did people start to look seriously at what we were doing. That's when FinTP started to stir up interest and we got many inquiries about the project.
I’ve already shared the most common questions, like: Why do we do it? Why should we join?
Google is beefing up its Compute Engine offering to go head-to-head against Amazon Web Services. The company is adding autoscaling and reserved instances to its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering.
It's nearly spring, which means it's time for the first installment of Ubuntu for 2014.
I think Microsoft has a real shot of being a top-tier Android hardware company. Yes, I'm quite serious.
Eurotech announced a rugged, Linux-ready COM based on the Intel Atom E3800, offering dual video, SATA, GbE, and USB ports, PCIe expansion, and IoT support.
At South by South West this morning, Box CEO Aaron Levie predicted a future in which the generic Box app, which is the most popular use of the service now, would take a back seat to custom apps built on top of the Box platform to meet the needs of specific verticals and individual services.
AntiSquad is a fun looking turn based strategy game with character development included at no extra cost, bargain! The developer has confirmed it will come to Linux.
A survey conducted by PerspecSys at RSA Conference shows that the security of cloud is still a top priority and a top concern among IT security professionals.
If you're curious how Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is running against upstream Debian, given that SteamOS is Debian-based and Gabe Newell runs Debian, here's some fresh benchmarks comparing several flavors of Debian against Ubuntu 14.04 in its current development state.
Seco has spun a pair of nearly identical Qseven COMs, based on Intel Atom E3800 and AMD G-Series SoCs, and featuring extended temperature and optional SSDs.
The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T is a Haswell-based Intel ultrabook that I have found to be quite interesting and will be carrying out a large number of Linux tests (and Windows 8.1 vs. Linux benchmarks) from this laptop that sports Intel Iris Graphics 5100, dual SSDs, and other impressive features.
TinyKeep is an upcoming action RPG with a heavy focus on smart monster AI. We all hate dumb AI in games right? I hope their AI is as smart as they make it out to be!
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled against a U.S. government request that it be allowed to hold telephone metadata beyond the current five-year limit as it may be required as evidence in civil lawsuits that question the data collection.
“Why we don’t all switch to Diaspora I will never understand.”
My friend Ross made this remark on Facebook Thursday as introduction to a link to a petition by Demand Progress, a progressive political action site. The petition addresses Facebook and privacy issues, making some rather disturbing accusations. Although the text is short on siting sources, the accusations still ring true. The claim is that every time something is typed into a comment box but then not posted, Facebook keeps a record.
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