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Magenta Pairs Linux With Darwin/BSD, Is Like iOS

Project Magenta has come about recently as a new operating system project that uses the Linux kernel with a Darwin/BSD user-space. Additionally, the project claims full binary compatibility with Apple's iOS 5.0 platform.

11 June 2012 - Magenta - 31 Comments
Opus Audio: Pairing Skype's SILC With CELT

For those that haven't heard, the IETF Codec Working Group has paired the technology from Skype's SILC codec with the CELT codec from Xiph.Org to form the Opus Interactive Audio Codec. This new codec can be used for VoIP, live music streaming, and more.

30 May 2012 - Audio Codec - 20 Comments
Microsoft: The Unlikely Sponsor Of Linux

Besides the Fedora hot dog marketing strategy going on at LinuxTag in Berlin, another interesting aspect of this leading German Linux conference is the sponsors for this year's event. Microsoft and Nokia are among the leading sponsors.

25 May 2012 - Sponsorship - 36 Comments
OpenMoko's New Endeavor: Giving Out IDs

With the OpenMoko project being largely irrelevant these days and not vigorously pushing new software or hardware, the OpenMoko company has resorted to giving out USB IDs and MAC addresses.

22 May 2012 - USB and MACs - 3 Comments
Ubuntu Developers Discuss Using Mono AOT

Ubuntu developers are currently exploring the possibility of using Mono AOT to reduce start-up time, allow for better memory sharing, and for greater performance optimizations.

12 May 2012 - Mono AOT - 49 Comments
PulseAudio 2.0 Runs On HURD, Has Jack Detection

Today's certainly an interesting day for some prominent and long-awaited Linux software events. Aside from PowerTOP 2.0, ConnMan 1.0, and the merging of Clover-G3D, PulseAudio 2.0 also made it out the door.

11 May 2012 - Finally - 86 Comments
Maximal: A New Open-Source License...

Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal.

2 May 2012 - Maximal Open-Source - 80 Comments
CodeWeavers Is Working On A New Web Browser

CodeWeavers, the company behind the popular Wine-based CrossOver software for running Windows-based games and office software on Linux and Mac OS X, is preparing to release some sort of new web browser.

30 April 2012 - CrossOver - 18 Comments

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