Deepin, the Chinese Linux distribution, has previously been covered on MTE. In the two years that passed, Deepin has evolved both visually and in functionality, beyond expectations.
Ubuntu Spotted in Google's Futuristic "Project Soli" Promo
Time and again, Ubuntu keeps popping up whenever there's some Google product launch. Remember Google's Project Tango or that bit of news about the use of a 'lightly custmozied Ubuntu' in Google's Driverless Car project? Given its widespread use inside Google, it's no surprise than Google is an Ubuntu Advantage Customer.
Sourceforge Hijacking Projects to Deliver Malware
It's been a crazy few days in Linuxville to be sure. Sourceforge is accused of locking out GIMP developers and inserting malware into the application for users to download. Scott Dowdle spotted a "GNOME versus KDE" in MR. ROBOT and Ubuntu was seen in a Google promotional video. David Both shows users how to use Konqueror and Attila Orosz takes a look at Deepin 2014.3. And finally, is the Bling factor in Linux doomed?
Video: GNOME vs. KDE on USA's "MR. ROBOT"
If you haven't seen the pilot episode of USA's new series, "MR. ROBOT"... you can see the whole thing on YouTube... until they decide to take it down. Anyway, there was an exchange about GNOME vs. KDE and Linux is even mentioned. Here's the 1 minute clip.
Watch Netflix outside the US, for nearly free (without paying for a tunnel)
Some services line Netflix have an annoying geolocation restriction that made them unavailable outside the United States. In case of Netflix, this is due to licensing issues. It's not a slim difference: do you want to be able to access just over one thousand movies, or would you prefer to have access to over thirteen thousand movies?
Unfortunately, getting around the geolocation issue is not for everybody: it's based on the principle of browsing the Internet bouncing off an IP address (Internet address) located in the US (instead of using your own IP address, geolocated wherever you are).
One common way of doing so is by using a tunnel: in short, you are creating a "virtual cable" to a host in the US, and are using that virtual cable to direct all of your Internet traffic. Using a tunnel, magically, you are located in the US as far as anybody else is concerned.
The problem with tunnels is that they are expensive: the average price is around $5/month. That's nearly the cost of your whole Netflix subscription, just for the privilege of using Netflix in the first place!
Well, there is another solution -- one that I consider much better.
Wondering If HP Will Release Linux++ This Month
So far in 2015 we haven't heard much at all about The Machine... Besides that X.Org veteran Keith Packard left Intel to join HP where he's working on The Machine. Thus now being into June 2015, I'm wondering if this month we'll see the debut of Linux++, "Software that emulates the hardware design of The Machine and other tools will be released so that programmers can test their code against the new operating system. Linux++ is intended to ultimately be replaced by an operating system designed from scratch for The Machine, which HP calls Carbon," according to one of the earlier reports.
Linux Kernel 4.0 to Land in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in the Next Few Weeks
After reporting earlier the summary of the Ubuntu Desktop Team meeting that took place on June 2, we're now informing you about the decisions made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team on the same day.