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6 Invaluable Assembly Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 18 2015 @ 11:14 AM EST
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Assembly language is infrequently used by programmers nowadays, but there are still good reasons to learn the language. It is the most powerful computer programming language available. Whilst assembly language shares very little with high level languages (such as Java, C#, Python etc), and assembly languages for different CPU architectures often have little in common, it gives programmers the insight required to write effective code in high-level languages. Assembly language is also used primarily for direct hardware manipulation, access to specialized processor instructions, or to address critical performance issues. Assembly is excellent for speed optimization.

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Why Mac users don’t switch to Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 14 2015 @ 04:39 AM EST
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Linux and Mac users share at least one common thing: they prefer not to use Windows. But after that the two groups part company and tend to go their separate ways. But why don’t more Mac users switch to Linux? Is there something that prevents Mac users from making the jump?

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MIPS Creator CI20 review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 14 2015 @ 02:54 AM EST
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A Pi competitor using a MIPS chip with potentially a lot more power and much more uses for makers and hackers.

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Getting a Time Without NTP Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 13 2015 @ 03:57 PM EST
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One of the drawbacks of a Raspberry Pi is its lack of an on-board clock. After a reboot, its clock is set to midnight, New Year’s Day, 1970 UTC, the beginning of the Unix epoch, and then the kernel boots. However, it is possible to get the current time early in the boot process, with one condition: an NFS root filesystem.

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CES 2015: Intel announces $149 Compute Stick which runs Windows and Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2015 @ 04:08 PM EST
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Chipmaker Intel announced Compute Stick, a USB dongle which is capable of running both Windows and Linux. Highlights of the device include its reasonably impressive processing power, tiny form factor, and price tag of $149.

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Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs Coming Soon, Says Panasonic Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2015 @ 08:58 AM EST
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Firefox's jump from Web browser to smartphone platform in the form of Firefox OS was surprising enough. But soon, Mozilla's open source, Linux-based operating system will be powering TVs as well, Panasonic announced at CES 2015.

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‘Linux Advocates’ Throws in the Towel Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2015 @ 07:20 AM EST
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The website Linux Advocates is no more. The site, which focused on a variety of Linux issues, went offline on January 7th with little fanfare and no advance notice. The site had been being published for two years, having gone live in early 2013.

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14 Excellent Free LaTeX Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 11 2015 @ 07:37 AM EST
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LaTeX is a high-quality document preparation system and document markup language which was written by Leslie Lamport. It is a very mature system and has been in development for more than 20 years. It includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

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2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 05 2015 @ 04:02 PM EST
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At the beginning of a new year, it's traditional to look back over the last 12 months. But as far as this column is concerned, it's easy to summarise what happened then: open source has won. Let's take it from the top:

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5 Top Free TeX Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 04 2015 @ 08:04 AM EST
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TeX is a system for computer typesetting. It is a powerful low-level markup and programming language that creates professional quality typeset text. The system was developed by Donald Knuth at Stanford University with the purpose of enabling anyone to generate high-quality books, and to develop a system that yields the same results whatever computer is used.

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