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martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The dream of every emulator enthusiast is to be able to connect all the game consoles classic controllers into the USB port of the PC (and other platforms) to play games. Bliss-box had been discussing some prototypes on how to do that since 2007 on emulation forums. Now Bliss-box launched a kick starter campaign to raise money to turn the Bliss-box 4-play product into a reality, this is an "almost circular" 4 USB ports adapter that with a set of cables with allow you to connect almost any kind of gamepad/joystick to your PC." Link to Original Source top
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The Warpstock annual conference was held on Oct 24 to 26 on St. Louis, Missouri. These conferences are related to the OS/2 and eComStation platform. Currently there are two reviews of the event online at OS2World and at WarpCity2 blog. The videos are available at YouTube. Between the relevant news there is a new company called "Arca Noae" that will focus on software development for the platform. They are working on ACPI, USB, Network and other drivers for the platform. Additionally Mensys also gave some light why there haven't been activity on the last year. Arca Noae announced driver releases and software subscription products for the users of this platform. OS2World is collecting all OS/2 software source code available and uploading it at Github and for the moment they have 1340 repositories." Link to Original Source top
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "There was some complains about the legally of the source code used by the Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console (NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA console in one). The open source project called "RetroArch" complained "SNES9x" core and "Genesis Plus GX" core source code are available under a non commercial use license. Plus they complained they used the source code of Libretro (GPL V3 ) doing a "TIVO-ization". Now Hyperkin has replied and released some of the source code to the public. But about RetroArch they said "While it is true that a few ASM functions from RetroArch were previously found in our frontend library, these were merely remnants of old test code which we unfortunately forgot to remove." RetroArch (libreto) replied again saying that the copyright violation exists because Genesis Plus GX and SNES9x-Next are non-commercial software and forbides it to be included in comercial bundles. Aditionally they claim that when RetroN 5 included the RetroArch code on their firmware (by mistake or not) they linked GPL V3 code so the previously distributed firmware should be open sourced under that license." Link to Original Source top
RetroN 5 copyright violations on OSS and non-commercial software
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "A good example on how bad can the DRM software be is the Lenovo's 2011 Thinkpad Tablet 1 (Android) example. This Thinkpad Tablet came with a locked bootloader to protect the DRM license agreements with the OEM software included on it. It ended up turning that a software problem can brick the tablet, since you can not access the lower level firmware to fix the tablet software corruption because of the locked bootloader, Lenovo will have to change the perfectly working mainboard if it was under warranty. I tried to escalate this issue for Lenovo to unlock this bootloader, but I my only little victory was for Lenovo to recognize the problem and provide a "Free Mainboard Replacement" warranty until August 31 of 2014. Lenovo did not comply to unlock the bootloader and does not want to provide a full stock ROM because it will need to unlock the bootloader for the user to install it. This was my real case scenario of why you need to stay away of DRM software on a tablet." Link to Original Source top
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "Reuters is reporting that "The U.S. and UK governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks." and states that "The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an advisory released on Monday that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer could lead to "the complete compromise" of an affected system."
martiniturbide writes "Today Mensys released the eComStation 2.2 Beta for subscribers. (eComStation is an OEM version of IBM's OS/2 Warp operating system). This marks with optimism the continuity of this platform and at the OS2world community we keep supporting the OS/2 users with updated news and user forum. It had been key for us to support open source software. Qt4, OpenJDK, OpenOffice, Firefox, CUPS had been ported but as a community we still need more interested developers on this platform. I hope that someday, as a community, we can create an full OS/2 open source clone." Link to Original Source top
Preview: eComStation 2.2 Beta, the legacy of OS/2 lives on
martiniturbide writes "As posted on OSNews a new version (release 12.08) of Genode OS Framework had been released. It comes with the ability to run Genode-based systems on ARM hardware without an underlying kernel, vastly improves the support for the NOVA hypervisor, and adds device drivers for the OMAP4 SoC.
"Genode is a novel OS architecture that is able to master complexity by applying a strict organizational structure to all software components including device drivers, system services, and applications. The Genode OS framework is the effort to advance the Genode OS architecture as a community-driven Open-Source project. "" Link to Original Source top
martiniturbide writes "Author Holly Lisle tried to publish her guide "How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or Create) Your Story’s Market" at Apple's iBooks store. It was reject first by Apple because it had "live links" to Amazon in her books. After complied to that it was also rejected saying "“No, no. The problem is the CONTENT. You can’t mention Amazon in your lesson."" Link to Original Source top
martiniturbide writes "Nvidia has suspended the operations of his forum due some suspicious activities. It says that third parties had gain access to usernames, emails, hashed passwords (with random salt value) and profile information" Link to Original Source top
Star Trek Phase 2: "The Child" – Episode 4×07 TEASER is Online!
martiniturbide writes | more than 5 years ago
Even that the idea seems not to be original, I can not found any software that can use the After Dark screensaver modules to run it on modern OSes.
Anybody has seen one ?