Many users might have something against the Unity desktop environment that's being used in Ubuntu, but the truth is that Unity comes with a great app launcher. Coincidentally, the same kind of launcher might work very well on phones and a similar implementation is being done for Ubuntu Touch.
Alcatel built a 17-inch Android tablet for your kitchen
Alcatel wants its new 17.3-inch Xess tablet to be a multipurpose hub for the family, providing recipes in the kitchen, films in the living room, and a digital whiteboard for to-do lists and upcoming events. However, the severely underpowered Android device doesn't seem to be capable of entertaining even a single individual, let alone a whole household. The device has a fine 1920 x 1080 display, but an unspecified 1.5 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM mean that even swiping through pages of apps becomes a chore as icons are dragged slowly across the screen. Alcatel has stressed that the Xess is still a prototype at this stage, but it's in need of some serious upgrades.
Elive 2.6.10 beta released
The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.10
Second openSUSE 42.1 Leap Milestone Has Linux Kernel 4.1.6, Libreoffice 5.0, More
The openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Milestone build towards the openSUSE 42.1 Leap operating system.
Half a Century Later Mainframes, Together with Linux, Still Run Much of Today’s Infrastructure
Linux started to take off in the mid-1990s, primarily in the supercomputing community, which saw it as a way of replacing their expensive machines with clusters of Linux-based commodity servers.
The Wine development release 1.7.51 is now available.
What's new in this release (see below for details):
- XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft.
- Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL.
- Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog.
- Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite.
- Various bug fixes.
The source is available from the following locations:
Kodi 16 Is Dubbed Jarvis, Arrives Later This Year with DirectX 11 Support, More
After pushing the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Kodi 15.2 maintenance version of Isengard (Kodi 15) to testers worldwide on the last day of August, the developers of the popular media center software formerly known as XBMC have the pleasure of informing us all about the codename and features of Kodi 16.
Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate