Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 09:25.
Google has reasserted its support of open source by pledging it won't sue users, distributors or developers of such software that uses the search engine giant's patents.
Called the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge, Google said the promise applies to anyone unless the company is first attacked. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 09:21.
The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks is known as eCommerce. This type of trading offers many advantages over 'traditional shopping' for both the buyer and the seller.
eCommerce enables businesses to trade 24 hours a day, sell products and services to a wider market, and to keep a check on operational costs. For example, retailers do not need to rent stores or offices, and have the potential to make significant wage savings. For consumers, eCommerce lets individuals and businesses shop or pay for goods and services at any time, avoid queuing, avoid unnecessary travel expenses, and make prices between different providers transparent. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2013-01-17 23:55.
LinuxCertified Inc introduced the LC530Sb 17.3" High Resolution, Full HD Display - Portable Workstation with pre-installed with Linux. The LC2530Sb is one of the fastest and powerful Linux laptop computer designed for high performance computing needs.
"We are pleased to add the LC2530Sb Linux laptop to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers world's fastest notebook GPUs - the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX or GTX 680M , to accelerate the performance for even the most demanding system tasks."
LC2530Sb is ready to provide accelerated system performance. With capability of support for the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor and up to 32GB dual-channel DDR3 memory, the LC2530Sb provides exceptional performance for advanced multi-threaded applications.
In addition to the superior graphics and processor technology, the LC2530Sb can support upto 3TB of storage space, supports hardware RAID functionality plus an mSATA SSD capable slot. The unit also features full color programmable backlit keyboard, an eSATA & USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI & DisplayPort video out, wireless N LAN & Bluetooth connectivity, high resolution video camera. With the combination of all of these powerful technologies, the LC2530Sb is the ultimate workstation for demanding environments.
The system is available for purchase at http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lc2530sb.html
To learn more contact
Rajesh Goyal @ info(at)linuxcertified.com or at 1-877-800-6873 Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Sat, 2012-12-08 00:11.
One of the major advantages of free software is that the community protects users from malicious software. Now Ubuntu GNU/Linux has become a counterexample. What should we do?
Proprietary software is associated with malicious treatment of the user: surveillance code, digital handcuffs (DRM or Digital Restrictions Management) to restrict users, and back doors that can do nasty things under remote control. Programs that do any of these things are malware and should be treated as such. Widely used examples include Windows, the iThings, and the Amazon "Kindle" product for virtual book burning, which do all three; Macintosh and the Playstation III which impose DRM; most portable phones, which do spying and have back doors; Adobe Flash Player, which does spying and enforces DRM; and plenty of apps for iThings and Android, which are guilty of one or more of these nasty practices. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Sat, 2012-12-08 00:09.
The advanced Butter/Better/B-tree Filesystem, Btrfs, is still labeled as experimental in the Btrfs Wiki and on Oracle's Btrfs page, though the Oracle page looks outdated. Btrfs is an advanced copy-on-write filesystem with a lot of great capabilities: snapshotting and rollbacks, checksumming of data and metadata, RAID, volumes and subvolumes, online defragmentation, compression, and online filesystem check and repair. Snapshots are always interesting to me; they're not backups, but a fast way to restore a system to a previous state. With Btrfs users can manage their own snapshots in their home directories. Btrfs supports filesystems up to 16 EiB in size, and files up to 16 EiB as well. (Which may be almost enough to store all the cute kitten photos on the Internet.) Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Sat, 2012-12-08 00:08.
Let's say you're a big company in a competitive industry. One who innovates and succeeds by creating software. Not extending COTS, not adapting existing code. Generating fresh, new code, at your full expense. The value the company receives by investing in the creation of that software is competitive advantage, sometimes known as the profit-motive. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2012-11-27 22:28.
NVIDIA has published initial patches for providing open-source 2D hardware acceleration support on their NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 SoCs. This work is based upon the experimental open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver to be merged into the Linux 3.8 kernel.
Times are great with NVIDIA dabbling with more open-source code and Imagination looking at some level of open-source PowerVR support. This weekend I wrote about NVIDIA working on open-source support for their Tegra graphics while this morning new open-source patches arrived from the NVIDIA Finland office. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2012-11-27 22:24.
After a number of delays, the beta of the Fedora 18 Linux-based distribution has been released.
The beta release date had been extended six times over the past two months, mostly due to an underestimation of the amount of work required to rewrite the Anaconda software, which is used to install or upgrade Fedora.
"It was a one-time aberration," said Robyn Bergeron, who leads the Fedora Project.
The final release of Fedora 18, which was named code-named "Spherical Cow," is now set for Jan. 8, 2013, almost two months after the original ship date, and about seven months after the release of Fedora 17. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2012-11-15 09:16.
Are you a business traveller? Do you need to spend at least some of your nights away from home, somewhere in a hotel? Do you have a company laptop?
If you answer is yes, then you're like me. I also have a company laptop with MS Windows already installed on it. To be honest, it is not a top-range laptop, although I cannot call it a low-range one either. Something average, or just below average. Read More at
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2012-11-15 09:14.
Along with the release of the new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet on Tuesday and the rollout of updates to Android 4.2 to several existing Nexus devices, Google has also pushed the source code for the new Jelly Bean flavour of its mobile operating system to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). In a post on the Android Developers Blog, the company detailed the features in the latest Android version, which also brings with it a new SDK revision (API level 17). Read More at