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Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 3 1.01

Wednesday 1st of April 2015 10:00:09 PM
The Emmabuntüs team has announced the availability of a new release of their lightweight distribution for recycled computers. The new release is based on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and features a range of useful desktop software. "This new release is designed to improve the efficiency of the refurbishing tasks....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4 Beta

Wednesday 1st of April 2015 02:18:41 PM
David Purse has announced the availability of the alpha release of Simplicity Linux 15.4, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution featuring the LXDE desktop: "We are pleased to announce that Simplicity Linux 15.4 beta is now available to download. We are releasing Netbook and Desktop betas, both available for the....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7.1-1503

Wednesday 1st of April 2015 12:12:56 AM
Karanbir Singh has announced the availability of the first point update to CentOS 7, a Linux distribution built by compiling the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: "We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1503) for 64-bit x86-compatible machines. This is....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4

Tuesday 31st of March 2015 08:11:27 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the launch of Linux Lite 2.4. The new version of Linux Lite features smooth upgrades between point releases. There have also been a number of improvements, including VPN support and the installer now supports disk encryption. "With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final,....

Development Release: OpenIndiana 2015.03

Tuesday 31st of March 2015 03:43:37 PM
Ken Mays has announced the availability of a new OpenIndiana release, "Hipster" 2015.03. The new version provides updates to the GNOME 2 desktop, Intel video drivers and system libraries. "First of all, most evident changes were made in desktop area. We've updated X.Org server and libraries, which allowed....

Development Release: SME Server 9.1 Beta 1

Monday 30th of March 2015 11:35:31 PM
Terry Fage has announced the availability of the first beta build of the upcoming SME Server 9.1, a CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: "The Koozali SME Server (SME Server) development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 9.1 beta 1 which is based on CentOS....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2015.03.29

Monday 30th of March 2015 12:43:16 PM
Gaurov Soni has announced the release of BlackArch Linux version 2015.03.29, an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers: "Today we have released new BlackArch Linux ISO images. The new ISO images include over 1,200 tools for i686 and x86_64 architectures and over 1,000 tools....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 603

Monday 30th of March 2015 12:09:33 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Privacy and Tails 1.3 News: Kubuntu prepares to roll out Plasma 5, Debian's Project Leader election update, web-based LibreOffice in the works Humour: The systemd project forks the Linux kernel Book review: Linux Firewalls by Steve Suehring Ask a leader: Introduction Torrent....

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  • Android Candy: Intercoms
    Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.
  • There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way
    Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.
  • There's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps
    Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.
  • An Android robot is peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps
  • An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)
    Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!
  • Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin
    Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.
  • Android Wear v1.1 APK has Apple references in it, but when is iOS support coming?
    That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.
  • 5 Things to Expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 Release
    A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.

The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure

The device also sports a 13MP/8MP camera combo, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Read more