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Skype stops working on older Android phones leaving Linux users in the dark

Monday 18th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

inquirer: LINUX USERS will be left out in the cold following Microsoft's announcement that it will retire older versions of Skype for Android.

KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future

Monday 18th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

Ars: Review—new release straddles traditional desktop needs, long term multi-device plans.

Great Apps to Take Notes

Monday 18th of August 2014 05:00:00 AM

 LinuxLinks: Keeping track of my bits and pieces of information has unfortunately been an issue for some years.

When the Police Can Brick Your Phone

Monday 18th of August 2014 01:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: If the owner can disable a phone with nothing but access to a computer or another mobile device, so can Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia or Apple.

Samsung SmartThings pickup could mean new role for Tizen

Sunday 17th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Samsung is acquiring home automation firm SmartThings, setting up the potential integration with Tizen inside an upcoming Linux version of the SmartThings hub.

Android and iOS are destroying Microsoft's Windows Phone

Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: How times have changed from the days when Microsoft was feared by all within the technology industry.

Cities Skylines, A City Builder Announced From Paradox & It's Coming To Linux

Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:00:00 AM

 GamingOnLinux: Linux is about to get a pretty deep and serious city builder courtesy of Paradox and Colossal Order named Cities Skylines.

Ignition is an awesome Kickstarter project to make a Social Retro Gaming OS distribution for the Raspberry Pi

Saturday 16th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

Ignition is a Kickstarter project to make a Social Retro Gaming OS distribution for the Raspberry Pi

Top 4 Linux download managers

Saturday 16th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

Linux User: Improve and better manage your web downloads for mirroring, mass grabs or just better control over your files

Monitoring Android Traffic with Wireshark

Saturday 16th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go.

Deciding on the Right Cloud for Your Organization

Saturday 16th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

OSstatic: The OpenStack cloud computing platform will usher in a lot of enterprise spending over the next few years, according to 451 Research's recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report.

How to Encrypt Email in Linux

Saturday 16th of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

Linux.com: If you've been thinking of encrypting your email, it is a rather bewildering maze to sort through thanks to the multitude of email services and mail clients.

Installing Ubuntu on an old netbook with hair tearing and profanity

Friday 15th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Installing Ubuntu from a USB drive on an older machine is easy if you have one key bit of information ...

Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?

Friday 15th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: Jack Wallen offers up the novel idea that giving the consumers what they want might well be the key to boundless success.

What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

Friday 15th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: System administrators (sysadmins) are responsible for day-to-day operations of production systems and services.

Project aims to build fully open SoC and dev board

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit "lowRISC" SoC that will enable fully open hardware, "from the CPU core to the development board

umask - find default permissions in linux

Friday 15th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

 nextstep4IT: You may be wondering about where these file permissions come from.

elementary OS Freya Beta Is Out, Still the Most Beautiful OS in the World

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

 softpedia: elementary OS Freya Beta has been announced by its developers and it comes with an Ubuntu 14.04 base and lots of new features.

Will Android L help prevent fragmentation in wearables?

Friday 15th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Fragmentation has been a big problem for Android for a long time

An Educational Crap Shoot With Linux As A Player

Friday 15th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: You can shuffle, bend, shape and manipulate the statistics all you want.

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What the Linux Foundation Does for Linux

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