Archiwum z Wrzesień 2013

French National Police Switch 37,000 Desktop PCs to Linux

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

France’s National Gendarmerie — a national law enforcement agency — is now running 37,000 desktop PCs with a custom version of the Linux operating system, and by summer of next year, the agency plans to move all 72,000 of its desktop machines to the open source OS.

France’s National Gendarmerie — a national law enforcement agency — is now running 37,000 desktop PCs with a custom version of the Linux operating system, and by summer of next year, the agency plans to move all 72,000 of its desktop machines to the open source OS.

Linux is now the primary means of running computer servers inside the data centers that drive the web’s biggest services, from Google to Amazon to Facebook, but it has struggled to replace Microsoft Windows on the desktop. The news from the Gendarmerie could be a sign that this is changing.

Read more at Wired.

30 Years of GNU

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

Richard Stallman launched the GNU project on September 27, 1983 — thirty years ago. “GNU will be able to run Unix programs, but will not be identical to Unix. We will make all improvements that are convenient, based on our experience with other operating systems. In particular, we plan to have…

Richard Stallman launched the GNU project on September 27, 1983 — thirty years ago. “GNU will be able to run Unix programs, but will not be identical to Unix. We will make all improvements that are convenient, based on our experience with other operating systems. In particular, we plan to have longer filenames, file version numbers, a crashproof file system, filename completion perhaps, terminal-independent display support, and eventually a Lisp-based window system through which several Lisp programs and ordinary Unix programs can share a screen. Both C and Lisp will be available as system programming languages. We will have network software based on MIT’s chaosnet protocol, far superior to UUCP. We may also have something compatible with UUCP.” Some of the details may not have come out as envisioned, but the big idea has held up well.

Read more at LWN

IBM Releases FusedOS Operating System

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

Just days after a brand new cloud operating system was released, IBM is out with a new operating system of its own. FusedOS is IBM’s new research project that’s now an open-source general purpose OS…

Just days after a brand new cloud operating system was released, IBM is out with a new operating system of its own. FusedOS is IBM’s new research project that’s now an open-source general purpose OS…

Read more at Phoronix

Stable Kernel Updates

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

The 3.11.2, 3.10.13, 3.4.63, and 3.0.97 stable kernel updates are all available; each contains the usual set of important fixes.

The 3.11.2, 3.10.13, 3.4.63, and 3.0.97stable kernel updates are all available; each contains the usual set of important fixes.

Read more at LWN

Maxthon Web Browser Being Ported To Linux

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

The Maxthon freeware web-browser that up to now has been available for Windows and OS X on the desktop is in the process of being ported to the Linux desktop. Maxthon has received high rankings in the past on Windows, but how well will this Trident/WebKit-based browser fair on Linux?..

The Maxthon freeware web-browser that up to now has been available for Windows and OS X on the desktop is in the process of being ported to the Linux desktop. Maxthon has received high rankings in the past on Windows, but how well will this Trident/WebKit-based browser fair on Linux?..

Read more at Phoronix

Qt 5.2 Alpha Gets Love From Bluetooth, NFC, QML

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

As was expected to happen, Qt 5.2 Alpha 1 is now available for downloading. Qt 5.2 is set to introduce several new default modules, tidies up the Android and iOS support, has a new JavaScript engine for Qt QML, and there’s a whole host of other changes for this leading…

As was expected to happen, Qt 5.2 Alpha 1 is now available for downloading. Qt 5.2 is set to introduce several new default modules, tidies up the Android and iOS support, has a new JavaScript engine for Qt QML, and there’s a whole host of other changes for this leading open-source tool-kit…

Read more at Phoronix

GNOME Gets A Log Viewer For Systemd’s Journal

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

There’s a new GNOME application that experienced its first release this morning: GNOME Logs. While there’s a lot of work left on the project, GNOME Logs is to serve as a centralized log viewer for the systemd journal on the GNOME desktop…

There’s a new GNOME application that experienced its first release this morning: GNOME Logs. While there’s a lot of work left on the project, GNOME Logs is to serve as a centralized log viewer for the systemd journal on the GNOME desktop…

Read more at Phoronix

Open source programs to get more kids to code

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

OpenSource.com: At OSCON this year, Regina ten Bruggencate and Kim Spiritus gave a talk called How To Get More Kids To Code.

What 30 Years of GNU Means to You

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

Linux.com: Thirty years ago Richard Stallman announced his plans to build GNU in a post to the net.unix-wizards mailing list.

Say What? Top 5 IT Quotes of the Week

poniedziałek, 30 Wrzesień 2013

InternetNews.com: As enterprises are looking to deploy new workloads, obviously, the choice is Windows or Linux now