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Ford to roll out Blackberry OS-based entertainment systems this summer

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 08:39:55 PM
After announcing in December that it was dropping Microsoft's platform for Blackberry's QNX OS on its infotainment systems, Ford today said the first of the new systems will launch in 2016 models.

Measuring the performance of a community manager

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 08:37:48 PM
In an open organization, measuring performance for particular roles like community managers may not be straightforward, especially when comparing those roles to others with more defined success metrics, goals, and outcomes. In my experience over the past six years, I've worked closely with my manager to make sure that we are in sync with my objectives and what I need to do in order to maximize my impact in my role as a community more

NVIDIA/Nouveau PerfKit Implemented Over Gallium3D State Tracker

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 08:32:57 PM
Samuel Pitoiset today unveiled his long sought after patches for implementing NVIDIA's PerfKit performance utility as a Gallium3D state tracker for use by the open-source Linux graphics drivers...

Virtuozzo source code available

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 08:23:21 PM
The OpenVZ team has announced the open source code release of several Virtuozzo userspace utilities. The utilities include prlctl, a unified command line tool to manage virtual machines and containers; libprlsdk, Virtuozzo API C++ and python libraries, used for local and remote communications with a dispatcher management service; prl-disp-service, a primary Containers and Virtual machines management service; libvzctl, a low-level library for Containers management; libvzevent, a low-level library for Containers life-cycle notifications from the kernel; vzctl, a utility to control a Containers; and vztt, a utility for Containers templates management.

Really smart phones: Now they can predict your GPA

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 08:05:29 PM
Researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an Android app that they say can predict students' grade point averages without prior knowledge of data such as SAT scores, IQ or school track records. What's more, the technology could have future applications for predicting employee performance.

How do You Disable the ‘Get Windows 10′ Icon Shown in the Notification Tray?

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 08:00:17 PM
Chances are you have been recently ‘blessed’ with the ‘Get Windows 10′ icon in your taskbar notification tray, but how do you disable or remove it so that it is not a constant source of irritation? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful answers for a frustrated reader.Click Here to Continue Reading

Non-Linux FOSS: Vienna, Not Just for Sausages

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 07:51:59 PM
Although the technology itself has been around for a while, RSS is still the way most people consume Web content. When Google Reader was ended a few years back, there was a scramble to find the perfect alternative. You may remember my series of articles on Tiny Tiny RSS, Comma Feed and a handful of other Google Reader wannabes. more>>

AMD Catalyst 15.5 Beta Linux Driver Surfaces

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 07:50:58 PM
AMD is finally out with a big Catalyst Linux driver update!..

BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Phone

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 07:40:37 PM
Spanish phone maker BQ launches its 2nd Ubuntu Phone this month; the Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition.

Microsoft grabs another mobile app shop, confirms Wunderlist purchase

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 06:56:52 PM
Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Wunderlist's German developer, notching another small shop with a stable of mobile productivity apps.

Microsoft opens the gates on Dynamics GP 2015 R2

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 06:55:50 PM
ERP systems, most commonly associated with very large organizations, are also used by many small to mid-size companies, a niche targeted by Microsoft's Dynamics GP, which was updated this week.

Which browser do you use?

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 06:43:26 PM
FireFox and Chromium are the two most popular open source browsers, though there are actually thousands out there.And what about the non-open browsers?Let's hash it out. What is it about browsers that make them so useful? What features do you like best?read more

Pinterest turns its feed into a store with 'buyable pins'

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 06:37:08 PM
Pinterest, whose site is used by many to bookmark desired retail items, will now let its users buy those items directly from its site.

GCC's JIT Library Could Soon Be Around 5x Faster

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 06:02:40 PM
David Malcom, the developer at Red Hat who has been spearheading the work on libgccjit, is making some progress on speeding up this embeddedable JIT compiler for the GNU Compiler Collection...

Chromium 44 Beta Brings Improved Notifications, ES6 Additions

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 05:54:51 PM
The latest version of Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser is now in beta for its upcoming v44 release...

New open digital humanities projects

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 05:46:15 PM
Open source software is changing academic research, enabling new discoveries and innovation in ways that were previously impossible. Every month I take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools more

First Open Automotive Grade Linux Spec Released (

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 05:46:05 PM talks with Dan Cauchy, general manager of automotive at the Linux Foundation, about the release of the AGL Requirements Specification. "In July 2014, AGL released its first AGL reference platform built on the Tizen IVI platform running HTML5 apps. The new release instead details precise specifications and requirements for any AGL-compliant IVI stack. For the first time, automakers, automotive suppliers, and open source developers can collaborate on refining the spec -- the first draft of a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car."

Geek Trivia: People In The Medieval Era Believed The Fossils Of What To Be Petrified Dragon Tongues?

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 05:37:40 PM
People In The Medieval Era Believed The Fossils Of What To Be Petrified Dragon Tongues? Stegosaurus Plates Ankylosaur Tails Shark Teeth Horseshoe CrabsThink you know the answer?

Problem reporting for IBM PowerKVM host

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 04:49:04 PM
This article explains the use of IBM Electronic Service Agent (ESA) and the configuration that administrators must perform for reporting hardware problems for IBM PowerKVM hosts automatically.

How the Smart Home of the Future Can Save on Your Monthly Bills

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 04:34:30 PM
Sure, the smart home of the future might make you toast before you wake up, order your groceries automatically, and walk the dog without you having to put on your shoes… but did you know it might even be able to save you money too?Click Here to Continue Reading

Firefox 38.0.5

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 04:32:07 PM
Firefox 38.0.5 has been released. This version introduces Pocket, which helps you keep track of articles and videos. Clean formatting for articles and blog posts with Reader View is also a new feature. See the release notes for more information.

Fitbit looks to raise at least $358 million in IPO

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 04:15:58 PM
Fitbit, whose wearable devices collect data on users' fitness activities and sleeping patterns, plans on pricing its initial public offering at US$14 to $16 a share, raising up to $358 million if its stock sells on the high end of the range.

Benchmarking The Latest AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Cards On Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 04:09:51 PM
Last year for the 10th Phoronix birthday I did a 60+ GPU comparison with the open-source drivers and a 30-way graphics card comparison with the binary AMD/NVIDIA Linux drivers. With Phoronix turning eleven this week, I did another large graphics card comparison under Linux... The results today aren't as large as last year, but represent most of the latest-generation AMD and NVIDIA hardware while running Ubuntu 15.04. With more games coming to Linux, there's new titles covered in this year's massive comparison including Civilization: Beyond Earth, Metro 2033 Redux, and many others.

Gartner: Cloud management tools are lagging

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 04:02:24 PM
The tools available for businesses to manage their use of Infrastructure as a Service  cloud computing services are not as mature as the public cloud services themselves, Gartner research director Mindy Cancila says.

Intel and Canonical collaborate around IoT gateways

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 03:54:48 PM
Intel and Canonical are collaborating around Intel® IOT Gateways and Snappy Ubuntu Core. The Intel® IOT Gateway will come with support for Snap Stores. The Snap Store supports a model where a range of applications will be deployed to a gateway.  In this model, the gateway becomes a platform for multi applications (home, health, media, […]

Tuesday's security updates

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 03:52:30 PM
Fedora has updated kernel (F22; F21: denial of service), libinfinity (F22; F21; F20: incorrect validation of certificates), nss (F21: cipher-downgrade attacks), nss-softokn (F21: cipher-downgrade attacks), nss-util (F21: cipher-downgrade attacks), ntfs-3g (F22: privilege escalation), and php-ZendFramework (F21; F20: CRLF injection). openSUSE has updated xen (13.1: two vulnerabilities). Ubuntu has updated apache2 (12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), ipsec-tools (12.04: denial of service), and openssl (15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 12.04: cipher-downgrade attacks).

Arch Linux's AUR Will Be Migrated to a Git-Based Platform Starting June 8

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 03:51:53 PM
All AUR (Arch User Repository) package maintainers received an email on June 1, 2015, that notifies them about the fact that the entire software repository will be migrated to a Git-based platform starting June 8, 2015.

Steam Linux Usage Drops Lower... Below 0.9%

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 03:37:16 PM
Last month Steam Linux usage dropped below 1.0% during April, which was the lowest point we've seen it in some time with the monthly OS average attributing Linux to a 1.0~1.6% average. However, the May numbers are out and the Steam Linux usage has declined even further...

Raspberry Pi As Your Next Linux PC

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 02:54:42 PM
Not that many years ago, buying a new PC meant spending hundreds of dollars just for an entry level machine. Fortunately these days the barrier to entry has been greatly reduced.

WikiLeaks raising $100k bounty for a copy of the Trans-Pacific trade pact

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 02:30:51 PM
WikiLeaks wants to raise US$100,000 to offer as a reward for whoever leaks the full text of the controversial free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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