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12 Months, 12 Highlights: This was Ubuntu in 2014

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:00:00 AM

OMG Ubuntu: In just 12 months there has been a world of change in both Ubuntu and the wider Linux community it sits in, the projects around it, and the people — the you and I’s — who use it.

The Best Linux Software

Friday 2nd of January 2015 10:00:00 PM

MakeUseOf: Linux is full of awesome apps, both open source and proprietary.

HowTo: Use ps, kill, nice, and killall To Manage processes in FreeBSD and OS X Unix Operating System

Friday 2nd of January 2015 06:00:00 PM

nixcraft: The ps or process status command is a command that lists process activities

Distribution Release: Deepin 2014.2

Friday 2nd of January 2015 02:00:00 PM

Distrowatch: The "live mode" functionality has been removed in this version, so it is no longer possible to test the distribution before committing to a hard disk installation.

Happy New Year 2015!

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:01:00 AM

From the Editor: Best wishes to all for happy, healthy year ahead #longlivelinux

Shuttleworth Explains Why Open Source is More Secure than Closed Source [VIDEO]

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:00:00 AM

Datamation: Mark Shuttleworth reflects on security issues of 2014 and the 10 years that Ubuntu Linux has existed.

Who wrote systemd?

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 11:00:00 PM

pipebreaker: Lennart leads, but with less than 40% of all changesets. It seems he has written less than half of systemd. Sorry, Lennart :)

Top 10 Security Incidents and Vulnerabilities of 2014 -

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK: This past year has been one of the busiest ones on record for IT security professionals, with a seemingly endless stream of high-profile exploits and software vulnerabilities.

Interactive Git Tutorials

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:00:00 PM

six revisions: What made learning Git easier for me were web-based interactive tutorials and online courses.

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

  • 15 reasons Android can be better than the iPhone
    Smartphone preference is always a hot topic among enthusiasts, with the iPhone vs. Android rivalry being the most obvious one since the smartphone revolution started by the original iPhone eight years ago. While Google’s Android is the most popular smartphone OS by market share, Apple is still a significant adversary, one that has never been beaten when it comes to smartphone profits. In fact, Apple on Tuesday announced record and estimates-smashing revenue, and most importantly, iPhone sales.
  • Top 5 Best Android Games of January 2015
    A nice array of great mobile games hit the Android Google Play store at the start of the new year. Along with these new games to pass the time with, several other released games have maintained their stronghold over the top games chart. We’re here to make sure you download some of the finer outings available to mobile games who game primarily on Android devices. These are simply the top five best Android games of January 2015. There’s action, puzzle, strategy and racing games that you’ll need to play. Here’s just a few of the best,
  • android-galaxyzoo: Superficial porting to Android 5.0 (Material design)
    Here are some notes about my experience adapting android-galaxyzoo to Material design for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) though I only used the most superficial parts of Material design.
  • This Super Cheap Android Phone Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6
    Dozens of Chinese technology companies have created iPhone 6 look-alikes that run Android and cost a lot less than Apple's smartphone. Most of these knockoffs, however, look and feel a bit cheaper and come with low-end hardware compared to the iPhone.

This Huge Coffee Table Can Switch Between Android and Windows, No Joke

The table is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and the table top is only 2.4-inches / 60mm in thickness. On the Windows side, the panel can detect up to 60 distinct touch points, while on the Android one there are only 12. As we told you above, the table can essentially offer the perks of both Android and Windows in the same machine. The Android system is supported by a quad-core Rockchip RK3288 clocked at 2.0GHz fitted with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internals storage. The type of Android you’ll see here is version 4.4 KitKat. Read more

KDE 5 (Plasma 5.2.0) available for Slackware -current

And yes – let me get this clear right from the start: this Plasma 5.2.0 desktop environment will replace the KDE 4 packages you have installed. Read more Older: Waiting for KDE 5 (Plasma 5)?

Embedded Development with ARM mbed on Linux

The ARM CPU used in the BeagleBone Black and other single board computers is designed to interface with half to a few gigabytes of RAM and allow a full operating system such as Linux to be run on the computer. (See my long series of reviews on of ARM-based computers that run Linux). By contrast the ARM Cortex-M is a microcontroller level chip which might run at 16-100Mhz, contain 2-100kb of RAM, and some flash memory to contain only the program that you want to execute. Read more