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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 19:50
Some people won't 'have the aptitude,' Linux creator claims

Outspoken Linux creator Linus Torvalds has taken issue with the oft-repeated assertion that in today's world everybody should learn computer programming, saying he just doesn't believe in it.

Categories: Linux News

Could you make a Google-grade data center OS? For $10.5m?

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:45
Apache Mesos startup rakes in cash to bring megacloud guts to private server barns

The starting gun has been fired on the race to build the fundamental software for modern cloud data centers, and Mesosphere is running ahead with an armful of dollar bills.

Categories: Linux News

Docker opens online port for packaging and shipping Linux containers

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:30
DockerCon No sight of swarthy, foul-mouthed, drink-happy dockers in SF HQ - yet

Linux container specialist Docker has launched two initiatives to provide services and quality assurance around its eponymous packaged software tech.

Categories: Linux News

Jellybean dominates Play, still seated atop rising KitKat

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:38
Sweet life threatened by Sammy?

The KitKat edition of Android now accounts for 13.6 per cent of all devices hitting Google’s Play store, the colossal advertising firm has disclosed.

Categories: Linux News

Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 17:23
On a scale of 1 to Heartbleed, this is a 7

The OpenSSL team has pushed out fixes for six security vulnerabilities in the widely used crypto library.

Categories: Linux News

Doubletalk: Geeksphone Revolution dual-OS smartphone

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 10:06
Review Android or Firefox OS? The choice is yours

Open-source enthusiasts have hailed Mozilla’s Firefox smartphone operating system as a liberation from the power and intrusiveness of Google, Apple and Microsoft, who each demand your soul in return for getting the most out of their mobile OSes.

Categories: Linux News

Samsung's 'OS of Everything' Tizen still has little to offer

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 08:32
Analysis Much talk yet few devices at this year's Tizen dev conference

The first smartphone running the Linux-based Tizen OS is here, even if it will likely be a long time before most of us can get our hands on it. But forget about phones – Tizen is also about cars, TVs, home automation, wearables, and more.

Categories: Linux News

German server lockbox scores MEELLION dollar seed-smashing record

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:28
Thwarting the NSA as a startup business model

Cheers and laughter could be heard late last night through the walls of a small Hamburg office as staff celebrated an unlikely win; their punt to build a NSA-subverting server that encrypts everything a small business might do in the office had made bank with a record-breaking $US1 million in crowdfunding sourced in 89 mins.

Categories: Linux News

China puts Windows 8 on TV, screams: 'SECURITY, GET IT OUT OF HERE!'

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 23:54
Redmond's latest OS is 'big challenge for cybersecurity', says state broadcast

China has stepped up its war on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system with a report in state-backed media that questions the security of the software.

Categories: Linux News

Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 15:29
Brisk business for Navio team down at Indiegogo

Anyone with an interest in Raspberry Pis and autopilots – in common with the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team – should nip down to Indiegogo to check out the Navio: an impressive-looking autopilot shield for the diminutive fruity computer.

Categories: Linux News

Calxeda co-founder unleashs 48-core ARM SoC

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 04:28
Computex We'll get you this time, Intel, says Cavium

ARM vendor Cavium has revealed 48-core silicon it reckons will pitch it into high-end data centre and server apps.

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Linux users at risk as ANOTHER critical GnuTLS bug found

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 03:03
Patch! Patch! Patch!

The GNUtls woes continue, with another critical flaw discovered and patched after researchers worked out malicious servers could hijack users of the cryptographic library.

Categories: Linux News

Plugging the gaps in today's Macs: Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 10:06
Review Port authority for the MacBook masses

I remember the days when Elgato was busy knocking out clever telly and video capture gadgets for Macs and PCs. It still does, and for fondleslabs, mobiles and game consoles too, but in the last couple of years the company has obviously caught some kind of Thunderbolt bug.

Categories: Linux News

Telefonica, Netronome jump into the NFV mosh-pit

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 05:01
More reference designs, hooray

Yet more ants are flocking to the Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) picnic, with announcements of tie-ups and reference designs from Telefonica and Netronome.

Categories: Linux News

Teeny GPU targets wearables, Things

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 04:33
One-third of a square mm

This GPU isn't going to get Bitcoin enthusiasts worked up, but from a “wow that's small” point of view it's interesting: Vivante is shipping a range of GPUs that ranges from 0.3 mm2 up to 1.6 mm2 in size for IoT and wearables applications.

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