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Story Google's Internal Code Name For Android M Is Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC) Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 7:24am
Story Leftovers: Graphics Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 1:53am
Story Sean Michael Kerner on OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 1:50am
Story Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 1:48am
Story Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:48pm
Story A New Firefox OS phone Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:35pm
Story Yet Another Convergence Demo: Desktop, Phone And Tablet All Running Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:32pm
Story Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 7:19pm
Story New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:00am

Google's Internal Code Name For Android M Is Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC)

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Android
Google

Google will be unveiling the successor to Lollipop at Google I/O in just a few days, but we won't get a real name. It will likely just be called Android M until it's released, but Google has an internal code name just as it did for L and K. It's called Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC), a name which is already being referenced in AOSP.

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Leftovers: Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

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Reviews

I have to say, Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet shattered my expectations. Obliterated them. Overall, I was expecting a distro that would be about as good as its parent. Instead, I got this fine piece of digital machinery, which purrs and meows and growls like a turbo-charged tiger, if this silly metaphor makes any sense. Or is it an analogy?

Now, one tiny software glitch, plus one big regression that affects the entire family. That's the sum of my complains. On the plus side, Xubuntu fully supports the hardware, including the tricky UEFI stuff, it's fast, robust, elegant, rich in software and features, simple and fun to use, and it works well with anything I've thrown at it. By far the best distro of this year. I don't give out 10/10 lightly, but I'm inclined to do that right now, even though the few tiny problems we've had prevent me from doing that. However, the whole package reminds me of Fuduntu, really. Pure and simple and just good. 9.99999/10. Try it, you won't be disappointed. We're done here.

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Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

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OSS

Rosendahl emphasized that Akanda was born as open-source software and will remain open-source. From a commercial perspective what Akanda provides to enterprises is support and professional services.

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A New Firefox OS phone

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Linux
Moz/FF

Last Monday, I bought the phone anyway. I must say that I am very pleased by its performance and very cheap price. One can swap the SIM card to use the phone with another carrier here, too.

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Yet Another Convergence Demo: Desktop, Phone And Tablet All Running Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical’s endgame is to create a full desktop-mobile convergent system, to run the same code-base on Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Phone and Internet of Things devices. Also, the user interface is responsive, adjusting itself to fit best the screen.

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Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Fedora 22 is shaping up quite well across the Fedora Workstation, Server, and Cloud offerings. Out of curiosity, this week I ran some initial comparison tests of Fedora Server 21 vs. Fedora Server 22.

Fedora Server 22 notably switches its default file-system over to XFS from EXT4 for new installations. Fedora Server 22 also has the other same updated packages to Fedora 22 like the Linux 4.0.2 kernel and GCC 5.1.1.

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New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

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Ubuntu

After only three days from the last kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical published today details about a recent security flaw that was patched in the Linux kernel packages of the distribution.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Netflix in Steam OS

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Debian
Gaming
  • Developer brings Netflix to Steam OS: Linux Wrap

    He has posted the script on GitHub for others to try. It’s in really early stage of development but it’s surprising and at the same time disappointing to see that Valve made no efforts whatsoever to bring steaming services like Netflix to their platform that they plan to dominate the living room.

  • Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS

    A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

Android Leftovers

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Fedora 22 Coming Next Tuesday and Converting Users

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-s

At the Fedora release Go/No-Go meeting last night it was determined that three bugs were serious enough to violate the release readiness criteria. As a result, the Final was blocked and a second Go/No-Go was scheduled for today. The results of that meeting are in! Elsewhere, Jack Germain said, "Simplicity Linux is easy to use and runs fast" and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his secret to converting users to Linux.

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What If Ubuntu Touch Would Support Android Apps?

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Android
Ubuntu

Because it is a new platform, the main problem is that it does not have a lot of applications yet, despite the fact that it has a big and active community, the community-driven apps are not enough.

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Q4OS Linux Distro Will Allow Users to Purchase Apps via New Software Center

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OS
GNU
Linux

On May 22, Softpedia was informed by the developer of Q4OS, a small distribution of GNU/Linux that uses the old-school KDE3 desktop environment and was designed for low-end computers, that the distro reached version 1.2.2.

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EXT4 RAID Data Corruption Issue Patched in Arch Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The Arch Linux developers informed users today, May 22, about the immediate availability of a critical update for the kernel packages used in the distribution that promises to patch the well-known EXT4 RAID data corruption issue.

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School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class

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Google

Chromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.

Research house Gartner estimates that the 2015 calendar year will bring banner sales for the operating system as more schools and home users seek out Chromebooks. Should Chromebook reach the 7.3 million unit mark, the figure would represent a 27 per cent increase over last year.

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