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2014 was a great year for Tux Machines. The site moved to a new server with much higher capacity and better caching, Rianne and I moved to a better house, and we finally set up a tree the way we wanted to. Financial contributions from readers were enough to subsidise a laptop for Rianne and she now happily submits a lot of links from there.
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Currently Ubuntu touch sparked my interest; however many people claim that Ubuntu touch isn't ready for everyday use? I am not too sure how truthful that statement is, so I am wondering if there is any FOSS and DRM free alternatives to Android?
Is it possible I could run a GNU Linux distribution such as Fedora on my Nexus 10 as a mobile operating system, or would that require a keyboard and mouse; which ultimately kills the mobile aspect?submitted by MontyCatron
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Hey, I am looking for a distro for notebooks. In the past i used to dual boot Win7 and ubuntu but on ubuntu the battery life on my laptop would go down drastically compared to Win7. I assume this is because win7 change the cpu voltage so that the power consumption goes down and ubuntu couldn't i assume. Now is there a distro specifically for notebooks that deals with this problem?
Thx in advacesubmitted by Miyakuzi
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In all respects this is the Samsung quality as the original Gear S strap you are currently using, so you know this product well, but it is currently selling for £40 in the UK, which is about $62USD. This is a good product, but it’s at a premium price and you have to ask yourself, Do I really need it?
Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is now at version 2.3.2-2. Users should be able to download it and test it.
Fact is, we don’t yet know enough details about all possible attack surfaces against SSH available to the agencies and we badly need more information to know what infrastructure components remain save and reliable for our day to day work. However we do have an idea about the weak spots that should be avoided.
Xiaomi is quickly becoming a major player in the tech gadget space. It’s already a huge smartphone maker in China, though has started to spread its wings into other arenas as well. Next up may be a new laptop, at least according to some specs that were recently provided by GizmoChina. As you’ll note from the image above, this looks like a MacBook Air – but don’t let that fool you just yet.
GizmoChina says that the Xiaomi notebook, powered by Linux, may cost under $500, though the specs suggest it may cost a bit more than that. The site says Xiaomi’s notebook will pack an Intel Core i7 Haswell processor, a 15-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display and a solid 16GB of RAM. There’s no news on what sort of storage this will pack, though if it’s as thin as the picture suggests, it may have a solid state hard drive as well.
The Bq Aquaris e4.5 with Ubuntu Touch preinstalled will be sold during the 2nd week of February. I am planning to buy it, even though I already to have a hell of a phone(LG G3) because it's better than any other phone OS on the planet. But not because of it's interface, it's because of its openness and expandibility. Something neither Android nor Jolla can say about themselves. I will support Ubuntu Touch, will you?submitted by owemeacent
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One of many reasons to love Performance Co-Pilot, is the fact that it is a fully fledged framework to do performance analysis. It makes it extremely simple to extend and to build anything on top of it. In this post we shall explore how simple it is to analyze your performance data using iPython and pandas.
Rising above all of the systemd controversies and in-fighting this year, systemd developers remained committed and did a heck of a job at adding code to the project.
As some complementary development statistics for systemd focused on 2014 to yesterday's lead developers of systemd article, I ran GitStats this morning on the latest end-of-year systemd mainline Git repository. The numbers speak for themselves and systemd grew significantly this year.
2014 brought us plenty of new open-spec, community-backed SBCs — from $35 bargains, to octa-core powerhouses — and all with Linux or Android support.