If you look behind the scenes of the many gadgets shown at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week you can spot Linux and open-source software almost everywhere. Here are Rudolf Streif’s top marvels from the show.
Brendan Eich, Mozilla’s often quoted CTO, is usually worth listening to on open source topics. The latest case in point is a new blog post titled “Trust but Verify,” in which Eich discusses how hard it has become to trust the privacy guarantees in our software applications and services because of NSA-style snooping from governments, corporations and others. Eich is also calling for people around the world to help keep the Firefox browser secure from snooping and free from backdoors.
Advanced Micro Devices is launching its code-named Kaveri processors today that represent one of the biggest technical advances that the company has made in some time for both games and other high-performance applications.
Steven Shiau has announced the availability of a new stable release of Clonezilla Live, a Debian-based live CD designed primarily for disk cloning and backup: “Stable Clonezilla Live 2.2.1-25 released. This release includes major enhancements and bug fixes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded, this release….