Open Source Insider:

May, 2013

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May 31, 2013  5:53 PM

Beware: WordPress alert

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Dennis Dwyer, Dell SecureWorks counter threat unit security analyst. dennis...</p>
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May 29, 2013  9:33 AM

Fedora 19 Schrödinger’s Cat hits beta release

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

ferdora.jpgThe Fedora Project team has reached the beta release of the free Fedora 19 operating system, code-named...


May 26, 2013  1:23 PM

Free World of Tanks game blasts XBox One away

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games, Open source, XBOX, Xbox One

Given all the brouhaha surrounding Microsoft's new Xbox One his week, it is comforting to see that free and open source online computer game development (and publishing) is alive and well. NOTE: Xbox One second hand games have been rumoured to be subject to price hikes/fixes --...


May 23, 2013  7:17 PM

Fedora ‘Pidora’ now optimised for Raspberry Pi mini-computer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fedora, Pidora, Red Hat

The Raspberry Pi mini-computer is to be served with new "Pidora" build of Fedora packaged for ARMv6 architecture. NOTE: Fedora is a free and open source Linux-based operating system sponsored by Red Hat -- it is typically classed as the second-most...


May 20, 2013  7:48 PM

Intel’s Android mobile chipset play embraces ARM

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ARM, chipset, Intel

Intel has released a new set of development tools for the Android Jelly Bean mobile device operating system called Beacon Mountain. Beacon Mountain version 0.5 is only compatible with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean NOTE: The Jelly Bean flavour of Android comes in line after Cupcake,...


May 20, 2013  9:35 AM

How to keep sexism out of open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Programmers, Python

Any number of surveys will give you broad brush summary stats detailing the dearth of women in professional IT roles. Computer Weekly has long sought to champion the wider redress of this imbalance and has regularly


May 15, 2013  9:25 AM

Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to run on Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry

Reports emanating from BlackBerry's annual developer conference confirm that the firm is planning to offer the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) service on other...


May 14, 2013  8:53 AM

A shot in the arm for enterprise Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fusion-io, Linux, Security, Storage

syringe.jpgAfter this week's news of the


May 13, 2013  9:05 AM

International Space Station adopts Debian Linux, drops Windows & Red Hat into airlock

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Open source

It's nothing to do with Windows 8 and the lack of a 'Start' button (or orb) at all. But reports from the Linux Foundation...


May 10, 2013  10:18 AM

Amazon launches Android app store in China

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google

Reuters reports news this week of Amazon.com launching an Android application store in China offering "paid" and free applications. With this move Amazon effectively beats Google (whose store only offers free open source apps) in terms of the amount of digital content it offers to what is...


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