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Jul
30th

Dev board targets Atom Z3000 tablet designers

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

Intel and Microsoft launched a community-backed, quad-core Atom Z3735G-based “Sharks Cove” SBC aimed at designers of Windows or Android tablets. As you might expect from the fact that the $299 Sharks Cove development board ships with a Windows Embe…


Jul
30th

An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting.


Jul
30th

Talks Announced for Xen Project User Summit in New York City September 15, 2014

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Announcing the sessions to be given at Xen Project User Summit. Security, clouds, unikernels, high availability, the next release, deployment stories, and new UIs are all on the schedule, plus much more, all for about the price of dinner in New York.


Jul
30th

When Metrics Go Wrong – how to avoid bad metrics in open source projects

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Metrics are great. They can give you situational awareness about what’s going on in your community, help you identify issues that you need to fix, and prove the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of community initiatives. But sometimes things go wrong.


Jul
30th

Getting Back to Coding

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI to your toolchain. Resist the siren songs of new, popular memes and the blandishments of vendors, and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.


Jul
30th

Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

When the US Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case last month, it was a signal that courts should be throwing out a lot more patents for being too abstract to be legally valid. Groups seeking patent reform and tech companies rejoiced, hoping …


Jul
30th

Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung

Author: Joe Mullin | Files under syndicated

When the US Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case last month, it was a signal that courts should be throwing out a lot more patents for being too abstract to be legally valid. Groups seeking patent reform and tech companies rejoiced, hoping the decision would knock out more of the patents wielded by so-called "patent trolls," whose only business is litigation.


Jul
30th

Getting Back to Coding

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI to your toolchain. Resist the siren songs of new, popular memes and the blandishments of vendors, and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.


Jul
30th

When Metrics Go Wrong – how to avoid bad metrics in open source projects

Author: Dave Neary | Files under syndicated

Metrics are great. They can give you situational awareness about what’s going on in your community, help you identify issues that you need to fix, and prove the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of community initiatives. But sometimes things go wrong.


Jul
30th

Talks Announced for Xen Project User Summit in New York City September 15, 2014

Author: Russell Pavlicek | Files under syndicated

Announcing the sessions to be given at Xen Project User Summit. Security, clouds, unikernels, high availability, the next release, deployment stories, and new UIs are all on the schedule, plus much more, all for about the price of dinner in New York.