Ubuntu Linux 15.04 will be released in April.
There is not a lot new for the average desktop user in the new release, as far as I can tell. One good “change” is a feature called “locally integrated menus.” This is where the menus are, by default, where they are supposed to be, instead of, well, invisible until you stab at the menu bar that must reside at the top of your screen in Ubuntu with Unity. Then the menu appears and maybe you can use it. That was a bad idea, and over the last few revisions of Ubuntu with Unity, the top menu bar menus have slowly gone away, first as something you could make go away by tweaking around, then an option to make them go away, and finally, they went away (but you can have the annoying disappearing menus if you want).
Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency
If anyone had any doubts about the commitment of Valve to the Linux operating systems, they should be put to rest with the latest SteamOS sale. It just shows how serious the company really is and that it will carry out its promises, of breaking the Windows monopoly on gaming.
Raspberry Pi 2 review
The new Raspberry Pi 2 proclaims that it is 6x faster than the original Pi, taking the original machine to a new level. The big leaps focus on the processor and memory, with the machine now replacing a single core CPU with a quad core Broadcom BCM2836 CPU. The RAM has jumped to a very respectable 1GB.
Compulab Utilite2 Ubuntu mini PC now available for $192 and up
CompuLab’s Utilite2 is a tiny computer with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and support for Ubuntu Linux or Google Android software.
The company unveiled the 3.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″ computer in December, and now it’s available for purchase.
Jolla’s Sailfish OS Spotted Running on the OnePlus One
OnePlus One is a handset running CyanogenMod 11S, which was most readily adopted by developers around the globe.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the handset was spotted running Jolla’s own Sailfish OS.
The photograph showing that the porting was achieved has been shared by Jolla’s own Martin Brook on Twitter.
10 best uses for open source software in the business world
Open source offers some compelling benefits for businesses large and small -- but you might be surprised at some of the ways it's being used.
The Year of the Linux Smart Phone
When most people think of Linux on mobile devices their thoughts tend to go right to the current market giant: Google's Android Operating System. While it is true that Android is powered by a Linux kernel at its core, the software stack on top of that Linux kernel is vastly different than other Linux operating systems.