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TCPDF 6.0.080

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:01
TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions. TCPDF supports all ISO page formats and custom page formats, custom margins and units of measure, UTF-8 Unicode, RTL languages, HTML, barcodes, TrueTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1, and CID-0 fonts, images, graphic functions, clipping, bookmarks, JavaScript, forms, page compression, digital signatures, and encryption.

Release Notes: This version contains several bugfixes.

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, php classes, Text Processing

Licenses: LGPL

Categories: open source

Fresh Player Plugin: Pepper Flash Wrapper For Firefox And Other NPAPI-Compatible Browsers

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:00

 WebUpd8: As you probably know, the latest Adobe Flash Player versions are available on Linux only through Google Chrome, while other browsers are stuck with version 11.2.

Categories: linux, news, open source

OpenStack: the Open Source Cloud That Vendors Love and Users Are Ignoring

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:52
Brandon Butler writes: "OpenStack has no shortage of corporate backers. Rackspace, Red Hat, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and many others have hopped on board. But many wonder, after four years, shouldn't there be more end users by this point? 'OpenStack backers say this progression is completely normal. Repeating an analogy many have made, Paul Cormier, president of products and technology for Red Hat, says OpenStack’s development is just like the process of building up Linux. This time the transition to a cloud-based architecture is an even bigger technological transformation than replacing proprietary operating systems with Linux. "It’s where Linux was in the beginning," he says about OpenStack's current status. "Linux was around for a while before it really got adopted in the enterprise. OpenStack is going through the same process right now."'"

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OpenStack: the Open Source Cloud That Vendors Love and Users Are Ignoring

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:52
Brandon Butler writes: "OpenStack has no shortage of corporate backers. Rackspace, Red Hat, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and many others have hopped on board. But many wonder, after four years, shouldn't there be more end users by this point? 'OpenStack backers say this progression is completely normal. Repeating an analogy many have made, Paul Cormier, president of products and technology for Red Hat, says OpenStack’s development is just like the process of building up Linux. This time the transition to a cloud-based architecture is an even bigger technological transformation than replacing proprietary operating systems with Linux. "It’s where Linux was in the beginning," he says about OpenStack's current status. "Linux was around for a while before it really got adopted in the enterprise. OpenStack is going through the same process right now."'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

OpenStack: the Open Source Cloud That Vendors Love and Users Are Ignoring

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:52
Brandon Butler writes: "OpenStack has no shortage of corporate backers. Rackspace, Red Hat, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and many others have hopped on board. But many wonder, after four years, shouldn't there be more end users by this point? 'OpenStack backers say this progression is completely normal. Repeating an analogy many have made, Paul Cormier, president of products and technology for Red Hat, says OpenStack’s development is just like the process of building up Linux. This time the transition to a cloud-based architecture is an even bigger technological transformation than replacing proprietary operating systems with Linux. "It’s where Linux was in the beginning," he says about OpenStack's current status. "Linux was around for a while before it really got adopted in the enterprise. OpenStack is going through the same process right now."'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

OpenStack: the Open Source Cloud That Vendors Love and Users Are Ignoring

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:52
Brandon Butler writes: "OpenStack has no shortage of corporate backers. Rackspace, Red Hat, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and many others have hopped on board. But many wonder, after four years, shouldn't there be more end users by this point? 'OpenStack backers say this progression is completely normal. Repeating an analogy many have made, Paul Cormier, president of products and technology for Red Hat, says OpenStack’s development is just like the process of building up Linux. This time the transition to a cloud-based architecture is an even bigger technological transformation than replacing proprietary operating systems with Linux. "It’s where Linux was in the beginning," he says about OpenStack's current status. "Linux was around for a while before it really got adopted in the enterprise. OpenStack is going through the same process right now."'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

OpenStack: the Open Source Cloud That Vendors Love and Users Are Ignoring

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:52
Brandon Butler writes: "OpenStack has no shortage of corporate backers. Rackspace, Red Hat, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and many others have hopped on board. But many wonder, after four years, shouldn't there be more end users by this point? 'OpenStack backers say this progression is completely normal. Repeating an analogy many have made, Paul Cormier, president of products and technology for Red Hat, says OpenStack’s development is just like the process of building up Linux. This time the transition to a cloud-based architecture is an even bigger technological transformation than replacing proprietary operating systems with Linux. "It’s where Linux was in the beginning," he says about OpenStack's current status. "Linux was around for a while before it really got adopted in the enterprise. OpenStack is going through the same process right now."'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Russia says Ukraine election may aggravate crisis

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine will deepen political divisions in the country if there is no end to hostilities and a "road map" to end the crisis is not implemented, a senior Russian official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.






Categories: news

TemplateFx 2.36

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:19
TemplateFx is a dynamic templating tool which allows you to generate output based on a template and some source data. It was designed to be used to generate configurations for CLI based devices like Cisco routers and switches.

Release Notes: This release adds a few minor bugfixes and cosmetic enhancements and a new feature to bookmark frequently-used DataTemplates.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: configuration, Template engine, Deployment, automation, scripting

Licenses: Public Domain

Categories: open source

The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:10
malachiorion writes: "When it comes to robots, most of us are a bunch of Jon Snow know-nothings. With the exception of roboticists, everything we assume we know is based on science fiction, which has no reason to be accurate about its iconic heroes and villains, or journalists, who are addicted to SF references, jokes and tropes. That's my conclusion, at least, after a story I wrote Popular Science got some attention—it asked whether a robotic car should kill its owner, if it means saving two strangers. The most common dismissals of the piece claimed that robo-cars should simply follow Asimov's First Law, or that robo-cars would never crash into each other. These perspectives are more than wrong-headed—they ignore the inherent complexity and fallibility of real robots, for whom failure is inevitable. Here's my follow-up story, about why most of our discussion of robots is based on make-believe, starting with the myth of robotic hyper-competence."

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Categories: news

inadyn 1.99.8

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:06
Inadyn is a small and simple DDNS client with HTTPS support. It is used in many open source routers and gateways to automate the task of keeping a DNS record up to date with a user’s dynamic IP address. It is the continuation of the original INADYN by Narcis Ilisei. The goal of this project is to entirely focus on *BSD, UN*X, and various embedded Linux platforms.

Release Notes: Support for HTTPS to secure login credentials at DNS update (issue #36). Support for persistent cache files to prevent excessive updates. Support for twoDNS.de in the generic DDNS provider plugin.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Internet, ddns, Dynamic DNS

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

Categories: open source

Apple haggles with ISPs for fast lanes to its own websites – industry guru

The Register - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:04
Land of the free, home of the brave, cradle of two-tier internet

Apple is the latest firm said to be in talks with US ISPs on a deal to provide direct interconnects for improved streaming media performance.…

Categories: news

Preplay Attack on Chip and PIN

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:01
Interesting research paper on a bank card chip-and-PIN vulnerability. From the blog post: Our new paper shows that it is possible to create clone chip cards which normal bank procedures will not be able to distinguish from the real card. When a Chip and PIN transaction is performed, the terminal requests that the card produces an authentication code for the...
Categories: security

Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr : Video Review and Screenshot Tour

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:00

 UbuntuPortal:  Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is dedicated for users with a modern and complex computing environment suitable for classroom/educational use.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over and fondle me up

The Register - Tue, 2014-05-20 13:54
Flexible, likes touching, wants to be in your lap ... we're talking about a new computer

The touchscreen Surface Pro 3, unveiled on Tuesday, is Microsoft's latest attempt to bridge the gap between laptops and tablets.…

Categories: news

Inside the Microsoft Surface Pro 3: If at first you don't succeed...

The Register - Tue, 2014-05-20 13:54
The slabtop you can bend over, take in any position

Microsoft reckons its touchscreen Surface Pro 3, unveiled on Tuesday, bridges the gap between a laptop and a tablet.…

Categories: news

GM recalls another 2.6 million vehicles, doubles second-quarter charge

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-05-20 13:31
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million.
Categories: news

Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-05-20 13:27
colinneagle writes "Google's driverless cars have now combined to drive more than 700,000 miles on public roads without receiving one citation, The Atlantic reported this week. While this raises a lot of questions about who is responsible to pay for a ticket issued to a speeding autonomous car – current California law would have the person in the driver's seat responsible, while Google has said the company that designed the car should pay the fine – it also hints at a future where local and state governments will have to operate without a substantial source of revenue. Approximately 41 million people receive speeding tickets in the U.S. every year, paying out more than $6.2 billion per year, according to statistics from the U.S. Highway Patrol published at StatisticBrain.com. That translates to an estimated $300,000 in speeding ticket revenue per U.S. police officer every year. State and local governments often lean on this source of income when they hit financial trouble. A study released in 2009 examined data over a 13-year period in North Carolina, finding a 'statistically significant correlation between a drop in local government revenue one year, and more traffic tickets the next year,' Popular Science reported. So, just as drug cops in Colorado and Washington are cutting budgets after losing revenue from asset and property seizures from marijuana arrests, state and local governments will need to account for a drastic reduction in fines from traffic violations as autonomous cars stick to the speed limit."

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Categories: news

taccGL 0.55

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-05-20 13:15
taccGL is a JavaScript canvas library for animating HTML elements and 3D objects as integrated scenes with depth buffering and shadows. It uses the GPU-accelerated HTML5 canvas (WebGL). Features include accelerated motion in 2D and 3D space, rotating, mapping of HTML elements on 3D objects, custom shaders, etc. The library loads 3D models from OBJ files. In WebGL mode, animations mostly run inside the GPU. Otherwise, there is a restricted fallback to the 2D canvas.

Release Notes: Several parts of the interface were cleaned up, for example, to simplify running multiple animations in parallel. Detection of slow clients/devices was improved. Various bugs were resolved.

Tags: 3D Rendering, Internet, HTML, JavaScript library, Web, OS Independent, Canvas, HTML 5, WebGL, obj

Licenses: BSD-like

Categories: open source

China bans Windows 8 from all govt computers. Any other OS will do

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-05-20 13:00

 LinuxBSDos: In a move that it said is designed to 'ensure computer security' the Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from being installed on all government desktop, notebook and tablet computers.

Categories: linux, news, open source