OnePlus 2 Review Roundup: Solid Android Smartphone And Fantastic Tag Price
The OnePlus 2 will not become available in the U.S. and Europe until Aug. 11, but the first reviews of the Chinese startup's second flagship smartphone are already in, and the verdict is a resounding thumbs up from most people who were lucky enough to be given a preview build.
When it comes to the OnePlus 2's design, reviewers agree that the device has a solid, comfortable build thanks to the textured sandstone panel on the back and the slight convex shape that curves right into the hands, while still evoking that premium feel with the aluminum frame holding up the device.
Arch Linux 2015.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1
You won't believe this, but it's already August, so the time has come for the Arch Linux operating system to receive a new installation media that includes all the updates that have been released during the month of July 2015.
Linux Kernel 3.12.45 LTS Has ARM64 and x86 Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers
On the last day of July, Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the Linux 3.12 kernel series, which is an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with patches and driver updates for a few more years than normal kernel releases, announced the immediate availability for download of the forty-fifth maintenance release of Linux kernel 3.12 LTS.
US House Opens Up to Open Source
Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as the staffs of various House committees, are added to the total.
Three advocacy organizations -- the Sunlight Foundation, the Congressional Data Coalition, and the OpenGov Foundation -- last month jointly announced that certain procurement restrictions that had constrained the use of open source technology in the House had been clarified.