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1 hr ago | Ars Technica

It may be "barely an operating system," but DOS still matters

Earlier this month, I spent a day working in the throwback world of DOS. More specifically, it was FreeDOS version 1.1, the open source version of the long-defunct Microsoft MS-DOS operating system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, University of Minnesota Morris, Science, Computer Science

4 hrs ago | Nag.blog

AMD publishes HSA driver for Linux kernel

One of AMD's tenets to their evolution in the hardware is that adoption of HSA, or heterogeneous software acceleration needs to be pushed more into the public sphere.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, CPU

5 hrs ago | Network World

Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?

The recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS proves to us once again that it doesn't matter if you're Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, CPU

7 hrs ago | BetaNews

Raspberry Pi introduces a new variation -- the Model B+

We're big fans of the Raspberry Pi here at BetaNews. The popular credit card-sized ARM GNU/Linux computer was designed to bring programming back into schools but has quickly found an audience way beyond that.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

InformationWeek

Post Your Own Reply

Just look in linux forums and see the amount of members. Open source, anybody can make apps and put them on websites to be downloaded with out anybody's approval.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

ZDNet

Portable LibreSSL appears as project inches towards prime time

The release of LibreSSL's 2.0.x series is the first to officially support running on operating systems other than OpenBSD, with "various versions" of Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD now supported.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Linux

Linux Today

Linux Kernel 3.2.61 LTS Officially Released with Support for New Devices

According to the changelog, Linux kernel 3.2.61 is a quite big release that introduces better support for the x86, ARM, PowerPC, s390 and MIPS architectures, improves support for the EXT4, ReiserFS, Btrfs, NFS and UBIFS file systems, fixes random networking and sound issues, and includes a plethora of updated drivers .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

WinBeta

The joys of emulation -- running other operating systems in Windows

Windows is my operating system of choice, and it's the one I used every single day.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Ubuntu, Microsoft, Startups

Silicon Alley Insider

This Is What It's Like To Be A Woman CEO In The Male-Dominated Open-Source Software World

Jane Silber is the CEO of Canonical, a 650-employee software company best known for two things.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Ubuntu, Microsoft, Startups, Sentillion

Python

SoL 3.0b1

Scarry spoke only italian, because the i18n mechanism in Delphi sucks. Most of the code was written and commented in italian too, and that made it very difficult to get foreign contributions Scarry used Paradox tables, but we are in the third millenium, now: SoL uses a real, even if simple and light, SQL database under its skin this considers the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Ubuntu

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Python

Nuitka 0.5.3.3

Nuitka User Manual ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .. image:: images/Nuitka-Logo-Symbol.png ..

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Programming Languages, Open Source Software

LinuxTracker

[TORRENT] smartos-20140710T224431Z.iso

SmartOS is an open-source UNIX-like operating system based on illumos, a community fork of OpenSolaris.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Silicon Alley Insider

This Feisty Linux Company Has An Interesting Plan To Topple Android

Canonical is a 650-employee software company best known for its version of the Linux operating system.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing, Ubuntu

Fsf.org

Classic Theme Restorer

All buttons are fully optional. Some of them have to be moved to toolbars manually using browsers 'customize' area.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Fri Jul 11, 2014

OStatic

KDE 5 Preview, Linux Survey, and the PC Lives

In the thank-God-it's-Friday edition of our Linux news recap, Swapnil Bhartiya makes a video of KDE Plasma 5 in action.

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OSNews

Xplain: explaining X for the rest of us

However, I still field plenty of questions from lots of people about this, and a lot of the time, it's extremely simple stuff: "What is X?" "How does it interact with my graphics card and mouse/keyboard?" "What do apps use X for?" "What is Wayland, and how does it fit into the picture?" "What problems did X have that made us want to write new ... (more)

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OpenBSD Journal

First Release of LibreSSL Portable Available

Contributed by tbert on Fri Jul 11 20:18:36 2014 from the doesn't-run-on-windows-3.1 dept.

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Switched

Where's the Gold in Your Data? Turning $500,000 Into $3 Billion

In Abundance , I wrote about my friend Rob McEwen, chairman of Goldcorp, who literally mined his data for gold bullion.

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Related Topix: Mining, Goldcorp, Geology, Science, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Computers, Finland, World News, Usenet

ITworld

Is Microsoft finally ready to let go of Windows?

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft may be ready to move on from Windows. Plus: CentOS 7 released, and a review of Makulu Linux 6 with MATE 1.8 Windows has been synonymous with Microsoft for as long as I can remember.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Apple, Google, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Cards

OStatic

Chrome Remote Desktop Plug-in Now Supports Linux Users

Being able to access a computer remotely, or let someone else remotely access your computer, can be an enormous convenience.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

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