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Is Ubuntu moving away from .deb packages? Here is the complete story

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 05:00:00 PM

 ITworld: After introducing Unity, HUD, Mir, Click and Snappy the sponsor of Ubuntu is now contemplating moving away from just .deb based desktop and adopting its own Snappy.

Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called "MIPSfpga," which will offer fully transparent RTL.

A Fedora 22 beta walk-through (Slideshow)

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: The new Fedora, with its GNOME 3.16 interface, is an interesting, powerful Linux desktop.

LinuxFest Northwest in the Books for 2015

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 02:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: The only attendee/presenter in a suit at LinuxFest Northwest - and catching some good-natured hell for it - was consultant/SaltStack developer/all-around-good-guy Corey Quinn

BackBox Linux 4.2 Is a Complete Penetration Testing Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: BackBox Linux, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, developed perform penetration tests and security assessments has just received a new update and is now ready for download.

Unix and Personal Computers: Reinterpreting the Origins of Linux

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 12:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: Early Linux hackers were motivated by a desire to build a Unix-like operating system

Debian 8.0 Jessie Debuts After Two Years of Effort

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: New Debian releases don't occur every day, or even every year.

1 in 5 Steam Games Have Linux Support

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 06:00:00 AM

 softpedia: The Steam for Linux platform is growing at a fantastic rate, and there are now more than 1100 titles on this platform that have support for open source operating system.

Indicator SysMonitor Now Available for Ubuntu 15.04

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 02:00:00 AM

omgubuntu: A new version of the handy system resource monitor ‘Indicator SysMonitor‘ has been released.

DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg talks privacy and open source

Monday 27th of April 2015 10:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: The man behind the privacy-focused search engine talks about the benefits of privacy in web search and explains why he recently donated $125,000 to open source projects.

What are good command line HTTP clients?

Monday 27th of April 2015 09:00:00 PM

 LinuxLinks: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux.

LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes

Monday 27th of April 2015 08:00:00 PM

LibreOffice 4.3.7 is the seventh maintenance release for the 4.3 branch of the popular office application

Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:00:00 PM

 softpedia: A new documentary about the Hubble space telescope was just released on Nova, and a Reddit user pointed out that one of the scientists was using Linux to manage the date provided by the telescope.

Picking Out the Nouns

Monday 27th of April 2015 06:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: Mad Libs for dreams?

Open source policies show commitment to student data privacy

Monday 27th of April 2015 06:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: In the growing hubbub around student data privacy and security, it can be hard for edtech companies to identify concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to protecting student information.

Make Your Audio Sound Better with Pulse Audio Equalizer on Ubuntu

Monday 27th of April 2015 05:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Audio on Linux is pretty complex.

Seagate close to open-sourcing Kinetics object storage platform

Monday 27th of April 2015 04:00:00 PM

el Reg: Keep your eye on the OpenStack summit

Atom Shell is now Electron

Monday 27th of April 2015 02:00:00 PM

Atom Shell is now called Electron.

No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

Monday 27th of April 2015 01:00:00 PM

InfoWorld: OSv, a from-scratch OS for running applications at scale and with high performance, blazes a trail to the cloud that doesn't use Linux or Docker-style containers

"No Reboot" Kernel Patching - And Why You Should Care

Monday 27th of April 2015 12:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: With the major distros committing to support the 4.0 kernel and its features (including "no reboot" patching) at some point this year, it's a good time to take a look at what this feature actually does and what difference it will make for you.

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Android Leftovers

  • Nexus 9 Android 5.1.1 Release Rumored
    This week the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has finally arrived for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, and even a few lucky Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners are getting the absolute latest version of Android with loads of bug fixes from Google. However, the Nexus 9 hasn’t seen an update since November, and is the only device still on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
  • Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one will “wow” your wrist?
    Wearable tech is fast becoming the next big thing. We’ve seen fitness trackers gain popularity, smart jewellery take off, and even luxury brands start to sit up and take notice. However, it’s smartwatches which are one of the most popular choices amongst early adopters of wearable tech. The affordable Pebble works regardless of what phone you use, while big names such as Samsung, Motorola, Sony, and LG all have Android-based products on sale. Now, Apple is taking them all on with the Apple Watch.
  • Videostream for Android Streams Movies from Your PC to Your Chromecast
    Videostream for Chrome already makes it easy to play any video on your computer or network through your Chromecast, but the new Videostream app for Android gives you a remote control to stream movies on your PC, monitor downloads, and control playback without installing a special media server.
  • Meerkat’s Android app is live on Google Play
    Good news for Android users who want to get involved in the livestreaming craze that’s sweeping Twitter: Meerkat has officially made it to the Google Play Store with a beta app. Its main rival, the Twitter-owned Periscope, remains iOS-only for the time being.
  • HTC One (M8) Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: How to Install CyanogenMod [Official] CM12.1 Custom ROM
    Earlier in the week, HTC announced that their 2014 flagship smartphone One (M8) would get the new Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware in August, which means device owners would have to wait for more than two months to savour the new update.
  • Android 5.1 rollout to Moto X devices starting next week
    Motorola has announced that the Moto X 2014 will receive the long awaited Android 5.1 update next week, as reported in this article at Load the Game. The software update will first be made available to users in Brazil, and a United States rollout is expected in the week thereafter. An exact release date for European users has yet to be announced but is expected to be released around the middle of May.
  • 7 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!
    One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and that’s how most people do it these days. Let’s take a look at a few Android apps and some other methods to get you screen recording.
  • Fanboy Fight: How One Apple/Android Argument Ended In A Stabbing
    Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android? The two dominant players in the mobile space carry with them very loyal fanbases who, for some reason, like to spar off with one another over whose tech-daddy could beat up the other. The companies compete with the same level of petty at times, which doesn't help. Apple screws around with text messages from Android users, Android pokes back at Apple over the controlling hand it has in its app store, and the two companies spend a great deal of time in legal battles because of course they do. C'mon, guys, can't we all just spend our time pointing and laughing at Windows Mobile? [..] Yeah, no kidding. I have my brand loyalty, too, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't feel so offended at a roommate's opinion of my phone that I felt I had to avenge the inanimate object by getting all stabby. Both men ended up getting arrested and were sent to the hospital to have their wounds treated. In a perfect world, they would be laid up next to each other, Instagram-selfying from their beds with comments about how awesome the pictures from their respective phones looked.

World’s first Ubuntu powered Drone launched

It seems world is slowly and steadily moving towards Linux powered devices. After Linux was used to power destroyers for US Navy, now Erle Robotics has used Ubuntu to power a drone. Read more

Linux vs Windows: What do people want from their next computer?

The Gnome desktop version can also be made to look stunning too, so users shouldn’t think that choosing Linux will make things ugly or clunky, as this is not the case. In conclusion, Windows adding a Start button, which the company axed two years ago, and multiple desktops (a long established Linux feature) will not make the transition and subsequent day-to-day usage much less frustrating than the Windows 8 experience. However, one of the main downsides about the Linux operating system is that by being free, this means that there is no huge marketing budget to get the message out. Read more