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Canonical with their Ubuntu Touch initiative isn't the only project that's failed to deliver as of yet with a successful non-Android Linux tablet.
With this week's release of Fedora 20 Beta, I have carried out some benchmarks comparing the performance of Fedora 19 to this latest development release.
The Dark Mail group was announced late last month, with the objective of developing a new email protocol that has end-to-end encryption built-in.
Interesting in the Wayland camp this week has been lots of discussions about the XDG-Shell proposal but besides that, a patch-set just appeared that finally adds alt-tab support to Wayland's Weston compositor and also updates the exposay feature.
Speculation notwithstanding, the GNOME desktop environment is not dependent on systemd, the init system that has been the subject of much discussion, two senior GNOME developers say.
Once upon a time if you wanted a server for your project, you begged to IT, and if you were lucky in 6 or 8 weeks, maybe you would have access to it. The cloud changed all that because with a service like Amazon Web Services, you can now provision a low-cost server environment with a credit card in about 90 seconds.
While the merge window for the Linux 3.13 kernel isn't even over yet, this next major kernel update is already looking to be rather exciting with a number of new features.
Today in Open Source: Download the release candidate of Linux Mint 16. Plus: Will preloads help Linux? And the top five Linux games
A few days ago, in addition to the already existing Humble Bundle Sales and Weekly Sales, the Humble Bundle Store appeared on the market.
The second maintenance release of the stable Rygel 0.20 media server has been officially release a few days ago, as part of the GNOME 3.10.2 incremental update of the popular desktop environment.
Add the GNOME Tweak Tool and the Unity Tweak Tool to your Ubuntu 13.10 system. GNOME Tweak Tool lets you change your theme, icons, font, cursor and more. Unity Tweak tool gives you more options for changing the Unity desktop environment.
Clement Lefebvre had the pleasure of announcing a few hours ago, November 15, 2013, that the Release Candidate version of both the Cinnamon and MATE editions of the upcoming Linux Mint 16 operating systems are now available for download, and testing, from mirrors worldwide.
The release candidate version is now out for Linux Mint 16 "Petra" with MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktop flavors.
Add the Synaptic package manager to Ubuntu 13.10. Synaptic is a package manager that gives you the same control that you get using apt-get in a terminal window in Ubuntu 13.10. Here's how you can install it.
For those still having to rely upon Wine to run your favorite Windows games or other applications, the 1.6.1 stable release is now available if you're not running Wine 1.7 for all the latest goodies.
I remember the first time a friend of mine introduced me toLinux and showed me how I didn't need to type commandsand path names fully—I could just start typing and use the Tab key tocomplete the rest. That was so cool. I think everybody lovesTab completion because it's something you use pretty muchevery minute you spend in the shell.
After hearing that Android 4.4 KitKat would be rolling out to the Nexus 10 and WiFi variants of the Nexus 7 (2012/2013), many of us jumped to check to see if we’d receive the update. Unfortunately, Google tends to take its time updating devices and we could be in for a rather lengthy wait.
The Federal Communications Commission has released a mobile speed test app for Android to help the agency crowdsource data about wireless performance across the country. The app, simply named the FCC Speed Test, doesn't have the best looking design out there, but it doesn't necessarily need to: once installed, it'll automatically check a phone's connection speed in the background when the device is not in use. While that'll allow individual users to clearly see how well their own data provider is performing, it'll more importantly allow the FCC to gather a wide amount of data on cellular carriers nationwide — that is, if its app gets enough users.
We’re back from our brief visit to SUSECon 2013, where SUSE and its partners showed that open source is the way forward for business and computing
Littlebits is disrupting the open hardware space. It's "an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun." The company is the invention of Ayah Bdeir, an MIT graduate and TED senior fellow, and was founded in September 2011.This is the normal for our kids: piecing together parts to make something they want to use, and being creators not just consumers! For one, many parents in the western world are having children later in life. Women often delay having a baby until they start a career, finish graduate school, or have more disposable income. A large majority of these mothers are highly educated and tend to be savvy consumers. Bear in mind, women are the leading or sole breadwinner in 40% of American households with children under 18.Here are the 5 big reasons why littleBits is exciting and different: