AMD Chips, Strategies, and Roadmap
AMD introduces a new family of energy-efficient Opteron processors for scale-out server systems. The new Opteron processors X1150 and X2150 are designed to compete with Intel's Atom CPUs. According to AMD, the new chips offer twice as many cores and four times as much RAM as the Intel Atom support S1260. As this issue goes to press, the company has also announced a new server strategy and roadmap, including a new portfolio of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and CPUs. AMD is also looking for traction in the market for high-core-count ARM server systems, with a new 64-bit ARM chip code named "Seattle."
Java Enterprise Edition 7 Released
After a long wait, Oracle has finally released the latest version of the Java Enterprise Edition.
The latest version of the GlassFish Application Server 4.0 is compatible with the current Java Enterprise standard. The SDK is available for download on the Java EE 7 SDK downloads page.
Crafter Studio 2.2
Crafter Software announces the release of the Crafter Studio 2.2 web development application. According to the press release, "Unlike legacy systems that were built just for web content, Crafter Software solutions were designed from the ground up to easily tap into disparate data sources from social media, ERPs, CRMs, marketing campaign systems, and others to create a dynamic web experience that is specifically targeted to an individual user."
Crafter Software is a spinoff of River Logic Corp. The Crafter CMS comes in both a free community edition and an enterprise edition.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.