In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new web-based office suite, UNICEF’s drive for open source for kids, Europe’s continued support of open source, and more.Open source news roundup for January 30 – February 5, 2016Let’s get going!read more
Pat Riehecky of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the final Scientific Linux 7.2 installation images.
Long before the end of the twentieth century, the antivirus guys were fighting whack-a-mole battle — and that was in the days before the bad guys had the sophistication to write malware that could hide, constantly rewrite itself to avoid matching a definition, or to return seemingly by magic after being deleted. There is just too much malware being created for even a hard drive loaded with definitions to handle. For a while it seemed as if heuristics were the answer, until it became obvious that much of what we do on our computers looks like bad behavior to a halfway effective heuristics program.
I’ve loved computing since my school days. I started learning on BBC Micro computers in the mid-’90s, but I didn’t have the luxury of owning a computer until I was 22. Today, Linux and open source software are my primary passions.read more
Learn how to use four packages developed in the Julia programming language to generate plots
Canonical announced yesterday the first tablet that runs Ubuntu, which also happens to be a convergence device. The company is now starting to blur the lines between PCs and mobile devices, and Ubuntu is a key part of this process.
The OOM killer is a tough nut to crack. How can a system recover when it’s violentlythrashing and out of RAM? Once upon a time, you’d just have to reboot. And today, thatstill might be necessary, but less so, because the OOM killer attempts to identify…
With the new Ubuntu tablet out the door, Canonical also had to upgrade the website to reflect the changes accordingly, so now ubuntu.com has a really nice section dedicated to the BQ Aquaris M10.
Monitoring a directory for changes with Linux is possible through the well-known mechanism inotify. With inotify it’s possible to set a watch on a directory, configure it to watch events on the contents, and you’ll receive messages on a file descriptor…
Ubuntu, the Linux-based open source OS from Canonical, is being used in a library in France with the Unity interface.