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Android-x86 4.4-r3 released

Sunday 19th of July 2015 01:23:42 PM
If you want to run Android on your desktop, or laptop you should give Android-x86 a try. Version 4.4-r3 is just released and it runs on the Linux 4.0.8 kernel.

The Second Beta Build of FreeBSD 10.2 Is Now Available for Download and Testing

Sunday 19th of July 2015 10:01:39 AM
The FreeBSD Project, through Glen Barber, announced recently that the second Beta build of the forthcoming and highly anticipated FreeBSD 10.2 operating system is now available for download and testing.

Microsoft's new web browser is up to 112% faster than Google Chrome

Sunday 19th of July 2015 08:07:17 AM
Google's Chrome web browser is the most popular web browser in the world right now, according to StatCounter. But Microsoft's new web browser for Windows 10, called Edge, might prove to be superior.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Detailed

Sunday 19th of July 2015 06:12:55 AM
Now that the latest update for Ubuntu Touch has a firm launch date, the developers have also released a complete changelog for the upcoming release.

Setup Nova-Docker Driver with RDO Kilo on Fedora 22

Sunday 19th of July 2015 04:18:33 AM
Hackery bellow was tested multiple times for AIO installs via packstack, providing completly functional Neutron Services and allows to create neutron routers, tenant's and external networks on single box or virtual machine.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 Adds Support for IBM POWER8

Sunday 19th of July 2015 02:24:11 AM
SUSE announced recently that the fourth SP (Service Pack) update for its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system is now available for download for existing customers.

overGrive 3 released - a complete Google Drive desktop client solution for Linux

Sunday 19th of July 2015 12:29:49 AM
overGrive 3 released - a complete Google Drive desktop client solution for Linux

Audacity 2.1.1

Saturday 18th of July 2015 10:35:27 PM
Audacity 2.1.1 is released just 3 months after version 2.1.0. Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording & editing sounds.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 to Land on BQ Aquaris Devices First, Meizu MX4 Users Must Wait

Saturday 18th of July 2015 08:41:05 PM
Canonical's ?ukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report informing users about some interesting aspects of the Monday launch of the Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 update.

Linux games market, Nixie Pixel on Tacoma, and more open gaming news

Saturday 18th of July 2015 06:46:43 PM
Hello, Linux gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Introversion Software's views on the market for Linux games, new games out for Linux, and more.Open gaming roundup for July 12 - 18, 2015read more

GMAIL ATE MY LINUX PATCHES: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

Saturday 18th of July 2015 04:52:21 PM
Kernel chief claims his Google webmail spam bin had more than 30% false positivesLinux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has published a scathing open letter to Google's Gmail team after discovering that the service had incorrectly marked hundreds of his incoming email threads as spam – including ones containing kernel patches.…

Ripping CDs and movies for personal use is once again illegal in UK

Saturday 18th of July 2015 02:57:59 PM
Making copies of copyrighted music and videos for personal use is again illegal in the UK because of a ruling by the High Court issued today.

7-inch industrial touchscreen modules run Linux on i.MX6

Saturday 18th of July 2015 01:03:37 PM
Reach Technology announced a 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel Linux touchscreen module for HMI apps, that’s offered in both capacitive and resistive touch models. We previously covered Reach’s G2C1 touchscreen subsystem, which offers a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 resolution capacitive or resistive touchscreen, and runs Linux in a mere 128MB of DRAM memory on a […]

MyPaint 1.1.0 released

Saturday 18th of July 2015 11:09:15 AM
MyPaint 1.1.0 is available for download now. MyPaint is an easy to use open-source graphics application for digital painters. "MyPaint lets you focus on the art instead of the program", as stated by the MyPaint developers. With this graphics application you work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it

Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Saturday 18th of July 2015 09:14:53 AM
Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved.

Google Embraces Rival OpenStack Cloud Technology

Saturday 18th of July 2015 07:20:31 AM
Although Google has its own cloud technology, it also sees value in OpenStack, and so the company is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor.

GNOME vs KDE: Usability vs. Options

Saturday 18th of July 2015 05:26:09 AM
After a week of using GNOME, Eric Griffith concluded that GNOME was more usable than KDE, arranging features more intelligently and conveniently. Even a quick glance shows that he is right. In fact, considering the number of years that GNOME has focused on usability, the only surprising outcome would be if he were wrong.

Solus OS Gets a Refreshed Filysystem and Is Moving Closer to a Stable Release

Saturday 18th of July 2015 03:31:47 AM
The Solus operating system has just received another boost of improvements and developers have pushed another stable version out the door. The new daily build should be very interesting, especially with the new system layout.

Once-theoretical crypto attack against HTTPS now verges on practicality

Saturday 18th of July 2015 01:37:25 AM
Almost a third of the world's encrypted Web connections can be cracked using an exploit that's growing increasingly practical, computer scientists warned Wednesday. They said the attack technique on a cryptographic cipher known as RC4 can also be used to break into wireless networks protected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access Temporal Key Integrity Protocol.

Top 5: video editing, LibreOffice, Docker, and OSCON speaker interviews

Saturday 18th of July 2015 12:40:14 AM
This week, our Top 5 includes two interviews with speakers at upcoming OSCON 2015, a video editing how-to, plus what you need to know about Docker and LibreOffice.

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KDE and Akademy

  • KDE Has Created Shashlik, A Way To Install Android Apps On Linux
    As you may know, KDE has created Shashlik, an emulator that permits the installation of Android apps on Linux systems. While Android is still Linux because they share the Linux kernel, Google’s OS has its own libraries and services while Linux uses the libraries and services brought by GNU.
  • Passing the Torch
    I hereby want to announce an open call to find a new maintainer for KDE’s speech recognition efforts.
  • Kubuntu Paddleboard Club
  • Akademy 2015 & Kate
    I didn’t do that much work on Kate, I mostly did small bugfixes for the applications bundled with the KDE Applications releases regarding their HiDPI support, finally no Konsole that can’t redraw correctly on scrolling on a HiDPI screen with scaling activated!
  • It’s the final countdown
  • Akademy 2015 coming to an end
    During the BoF days from Monday to Thursday, a great many tiny videos were shot of many of the attendees by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen. These have been edited and cut up and turned into a video explaining, very shortly, what KDE really is. Being a community of people contributing to the development of software, the conclusion is straight forward. See the unsurprising conclusion in the video entitled What is KDE? (webm, mp4, vimeo), created as a tribute to the KDE community and all the amazing people in it.

Fedora: The Latest

Android Leftovers

  • Google offers revamped Glass headset to the enterprise: report
    Google is reportedly distributing a new version of Glass for use in specialist sectors.
  • Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 to support Android for Work
    Earlier this year, Google made it quite clear to help enterprise-segment with its Android for Work initiative for its mobile operating system. Now, the company has finally announced its expansion plans that now includes 40 companies including device manufacturers, application makers and management providers.
  • Android for Work Gets Support from Major U.S. Carriers
    Earlier this year, we were reporting on one of the biggest security holes ever affecting Android. In fact, PaloAlto networks had found that that security breach affected almost 50 percent of Android devices, making them vulnerable to an attack that can swap out a user's pre-installed app with malware that can round up sensitive data. The fact is, concerns about security and other issues have made some enterprises wary of letting users standardize on Android devices.
  • Android Studio 1.3 (Android IDE Developed By Google) Has Been Released
  • 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.