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Ask Slashdot: Easiest To Use Multi-User Map Editing?

Slashdot - Sat, 15/03/2014 - 2:00am
Lordfly writes "I'm part of an online group of local hobbyist, semi-pro, and professional photographers. I want to start an editable map that showcases interesting places to shoot photos — parks, old buildings, interesting infrastructure, etc. Ideally I'd like to be able to tag/organize the markers (public/private property), as well as add example photos for each location to give people an idea of what the place looks like. I've used the Google Maps 'Create a Map' feature, but have found that sharing for other users to see/edit is a bit ... off. Also, given Google's propensity for dropping features without much pretext, it makes me wary to sink time and effort into a possibly ephemeral map. It does most of what I'm looking for it to do, but are there more robust alternatives out there I'm not finding?"

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):

Windows Genuine Disadvantage [XP] - Sat, 15/03/2014 - 1:20am
I have been trying to load the SP1 for a while now and keep getting errors then give up. Can you please help?

US govt: You, ICANN. YOU can run the internet. We quit

El Reg - Sat, 15/03/2014 - 1:16am
The DNS root zone file won't be Uncle Sam's problem for much longer

The US Department of Commerce is ready to leave the keys to the internet's worldwide DNS system in the hands of non-profit net overseer ICANN.…

Mozilla takes Windows 8-friendly Firefox out back ... two shots heard

El Reg - Sat, 15/03/2014 - 12:50am
Alas and alack, all 1,000 users abandoned, just like that

Mozilla has bad news for Firefox users who are fans of Windows 8 and its new, touch-centric UI – all 1,000 of you, worldwide.…

Valve's Direct3D-OpenGL Layer Will Likely Not Benefit Wine

Phoronix - Sat, 15/03/2014 - 12:48am
A few days ago Valve open-sourced their Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer. While there was some hope that it would benefit Wine, that doesn't appear to be the case...

Samsung puts ultrasonic echolocation cover on a smartphone for the blind

El Reg - Sat, 15/03/2014 - 12:11am
Gadget detects stuff within 2m, uses NFC to identify things, reads scanned text

The visually impaired will be able to use their smartphones to see for them, using an ultrasonic case Samsung has made for its low-end Galaxy Core Advance handset.…

U.S. Aims To Give Up Control Over Internet Administration

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:49pm
schwit1 writes with this excerpt from the Washington Post: "U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year." Reader Midnight_Falcon points out this press release on the move from Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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Intel's Mesa Driver Now Support ARB Buffer Storage

Phoronix - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:38pm
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver now supports the OpenGL 4.4 ARB_buffer_storage extension...

Blender Is Now Working On A Feature-Length Film

Phoronix - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:30pm
Gooseberry is the latest project by the Blender Foundation, the entity behind the popular open-source 3D animation software...

Valve Is Showing Off A New Steam Controller

Phoronix - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:20pm
One week ahead of the Game Developers Conference, Valve has a new Steam Controller...

Microsoft, Oracle FINALLY get a room: Now they're ready to take on Amazon cloud

El Reg - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:15pm
Database, WebLogic, Java slide into Azure

The rise of Amazon Web Services's hulking infrastructure cloud has turned former rivals Microsoft and Oracle into chums.…

Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

Slashdot - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today announced it is abandoning the Metro version of its Firefox browser, before the first release for Windows 8 even sees the light of day. Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale ordered the company's engineering leads and release managers to halt development earlier this week, saying that shipping a 1.0 version "would be a mistake." Mozilla says it simply does not have the resources nor the scale of its competitors, and it has to pick its battles. The Metro platform (which has since been renamed to Modern UI, but many prefer the older name) simply doesn't help the organization achieve its mission as well as other platforms Firefox is available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android."

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