XBMC, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, has just reached version 13.2 RC1.
The XBMC developers are still powering on with the development of the XBMC 13.2 branch and they have made a number of fixes and other changes to the distribution. The devs are rapidly reaching the end of the development cycle for the distro and users should start getting ready for the 14.x release, which will also bear a new name, Kodi.
The party has begun. Everyone has arrived. The good ones, the bad ones, the pretty ones and the not-so-pretty ones are already here. Except for one. Yes, and it is the most promising one too. Android and iOS both have reached a level of maturity that has given them a huge stronghold over the mobile OS market space. Both of them have been for years, have millions of apps, and have a formidable presence that has managed to ward of competition even from big companies like Microsoft.
This battlefield for mobile operating systems is so heated up that even Samsung, who is one of the biggest mobile device makers in the world is having a hard time catching up with the latest trends. From flat design trend to perks for low-spec devices, both iOS and Android have conquered some of the major challenges that come in the way of making a great mobile operating system.
Turin to Be First Italian City to Adopt Ubuntu, Unshackle from the “Tyranny of Proprietary Software”Submitted by Rianne Schestowitz on Friday 8th of August 2014 06:24:35 PM Filed under
Colombia’s Caribbean tourism hotspot Cartagena is set to host a regional convention on computer operating system Ubuntu from August 14 and 16, offering workshops and presentations from Latin America’s Ubuntu experts.
Cartagena invites operating system enthusiasts from all over Latin America to the convention.
Bhavani Shankar (India)
Marcos Alvarez (Peru)
Fernando Lanero (Spain)
Fernando Garcia (Uruguay)
Darwin Proaño (Ecuador)
The convention is hosted by the Latin American Ubuntu community and is led by Loco Teams Ubuntu Colombia. They’ll be supported by Technological University of Bolivar.
India is the fastest growing market for open source operating system Ubuntu, helped by tie-ups with top PC vendors and the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications in the country.
The Linux-based operating system grew 50% year-over-year in India. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has partnered with Dell and HP to bundle the OS with certain models of their laptops offered in India.
The developers have identified some security issues with the GNU C Library and an update has been pushed into the repositories.
“Stephane Chazelas discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled locale environment variables. An attacker could use this issue to possibly bypass certain restrictions such as the ForceCommand restrictions in,” reads the security notice.
ExTiX 14.1.2 64-bit, a distribution based on the recently launched operating system from Canonical, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, has been officially released.
The developer rebased the distribution on the newer Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) a while ago and this new build is mostly about updates and fixes. Users are provided with a GNOME 3.10 desktop and GNOME Classic 3.10. For users who want a lighter system, Razor-qt 0.5.2 is also available in ExTiX Light.