LinuxGizmos: Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK thats designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3.
Canonical's Snappy team, through Michael Vogt, announced today, April 28, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the Snapd 2.25 Snappy daemon for all supported Ubuntu Linux OSes, as well as other GNU/Linux distributions.
It looks like the Ubuntu Kernel team is back at work after taking a short break, and they recently published another installation of their bi-weekly newsletter to inform the Ubuntu Linux community about what to expect in the coming weeks.
A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.”
Samata Ullah, 34, who also used voice modulation software to disguise his thick Welsh accent while making instructional videos about encryption, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges at Cardiff Crown Court. He was due to be sentenced Friday afternoon.
- Kather Augenstein and Bristows Shift Attention to Germany in an Effort to Ram the Dying UPC Down Everyone’s Throats
- United for Patent Reform Defends USPTO Director Michelle Lee From Attacks by the Patent Microcosm
- Team UPC and CIPA Are Lobbying, Publishing Puff Pieces, and Rewriting the Law for Unitary Patent (UPC) Behind Closed Doors
- China’s Suffering From Patent Maximalism Has Europe Forewarned
- Links 27/4/2017: Mesa 17.0.5 RC1, Git 2.13.0 RC1, and Linkerd 1.0
- Links 28/4/2017: Subsurface 4.6.4, GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.25.1
Open Source MANO Supports Public and Hybrid Cloud Deployments
The ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM) group today launched the second version of its open source code that includes new software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) plugin to support public and hybrid cloud deployments.
OSM, which aims to deliver an open network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) stack that can be implemented across different technologies, announced Release One in October 2016.
- Mesa 17.1 will use a set 1GB size for the shader cache
- Linux Foundation launches EdgeX project, steps on OpenFog’s toes?
CD/DVD Image Changes For The Upcoming Debian 9.0 Release
With Debian 9.0 not being far away from releasing, the Debian CD Images Team has issued an update over their fundamental changes happening for this "Stretch" cycle.
The System76 'Galago Pro' laptop looks fantastic, $50 off for a few more days
The Galago Pro looks like an incredibly stylish device ready for the masses with a slick aluminium casing, instead of the always cheap feeling plastic cases most tend to come with. It's slim, but best of all incredibly light for such a device at 1.3kg (2.87 lbs).
It comes with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS or Ubuntu 17.04, a speedy 7th Gen Intel in either an i5 7200U or i7 7500U and Intel® HD Graphics 620.
Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds
The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now download the daily build ISO images as well. Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for normal usage due to possible bugs and changes.
GJS: What’s next?
In my last post, I went into detail about all the new stuff that GJS brought to GNOME 3.24. Now, it’s time to talk about the near future: what GJS will bring to GNOME 3.26.
Sending SMS from Linux Just Got Easier with Latest Indicator KDE Connect Update
Indicator KDE Connect now has Google Contacts integration, making it even easier to send text messages from the Linux desktop.
Cumulus Qt is a Lightweight Weather App for Linux
Cumulus Qt is a Qt weather app for the Linux desktop. It's lightweight, has a bold, striking design inspired by Stormcloud, and is very customisable.
Vivaldi 1.10 Browser Now in Development, Will Introduce Docked Developer Tools
Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard just informed us a few moments ago that Vivaldi 1.10 will be the next major version of the free and cross-platform web browser based on the latest Chromium technologies, not Vivaldi 2.0 as many of you have hoped.
Vivaldi 1.9 just hit the streets the other day as world's first web browser to ship with the Ecosia search engine enabled by default to help reforest the plane, and it now looks like Vivaldi's devs never sleep, and development of Vivaldi 1.10 starts today with the first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.10.829.3, which introduces a long-anticipated feature: Docked Developer Tools!
Flatpak and Snaps aren't destined for graveyard of failed Linux tech yet
The world of Linux has long been divided into tribes, or distros as we called them. But what actually makes a distro? The packages it uses? The people who put those packages together? The philosophy behind the choices the people who put the packages together make? The question of what makes a distro is actually very difficult on to answer and it's about to get even more difficult.
There's a change coming to the world of Linux that's potentially big enough to make us rethink what a distro is and how it works. That change is Ubuntu's Snap packages and the parallel effort dubbed Flatpaks.
While these two projects differ in the details, for the purposes of this article I'll consider them the same thing and use the terms interchangeably.
Need a New Wallpaper? Fedora 26 Has You Covered!
Fedora 26 will ship with a stunning set of community-contributed wallpapers, and as ever, the standard of entries in the contest is incredibly high.
- Fedora 26 will look awesome with supplemental wallpapers
- PHP version 7.0.19RC1 and 7.1.5RC1
- When Android had stiffer competition
- Android P will probably be the last major software update your Pixel receives
- What to expect from Google I/O 2017: Android O, stand-alone VR headset, Google Assistant everywhere
- Tizen Store expands paid services to South America – Peru and Bolivia
Google and Huawei announce new Raspberry Pi-like Android dev board
Huawei just announced a new Raspberry Pi-like mini computer that will let developers create software for Android on an ARM-based development board for the first time.
- Google now has a Raspberry Pi-like computer for Android