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Cross-platform development with 8th

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:31:24 AM
Writing cross-platform applications with standard tools can be difficult; 8th makes your life easier.

Ubuntu Smartphone Coming Soon, But Good Luck Getting One

Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:37:02 AM
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold via through a series of flash sales.

Microsoft's February Intune update adds new Android management features

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:42:40 AM
Microsoft is starting to roll out its next update for its Intune mobile-device-management service starting today, February 6, which includes new features for Android devices.

Roll the credits, and wait for the sequel?

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:48:18 AM
By now, most if not all of you have seen Philip Newborough’s [url=]announcement[/url] that he is moving on. First things first: Thank you, Philip, for providing sensible and solid leadership over the past several years. And, of course, all of us are grateful for your bringing CrunchBang — a simple and solid distro that works on a wide range of hardware — into the world.

Linux Software Releases, January 2015

Sunday 8th of February 2015 12:53:56 AM
In our connected world, the traditional UNIX privilege separation is not enough anymore. Security models are changing in order to provide a higher level of protection expected by users. We start with seccomp-bpf, a software techniques introduced in 2010 that seems to gain more and more popularity as networked application grow and expand.

Easing into open source

Saturday 7th of February 2015 10:59:34 PM
Open source scares people. And tossing them into the deep end usually doesn’t help dampen that fear. Instead, we need to help ease people into using open source. Scott Nesbitt, technology coach and writer, shares some advice to help you do more

First Ubuntu Touch smartphone ships for $190, unlocked

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:05:12 PM
Canonical and BQ are launching the first Ubuntu Touch phone — the dual-SIM, quad-core, 4.5-inch “Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition” — for 170 Euros unlocked. Starting on Monday, Spanish mobile manufacturer BQ will begin selling the world’s first Ubuntu-based phone, the Aquaris E4.5. The long-awaited Ubuntu phone will initially be sold in a series of limited […]

Manjaro 0.8.12 KDE Screenshot Tour

Saturday 7th of February 2015 07:10:50 PM
We're happy to announce the 0.8.12 release of Manjaro Linux installation media, including images for the Xfce and KDE4 desktop environments, and our minimal 'Net' edition. This release is predominantly a maintenance release and includes very few changes to system defaults relative to the previous 0.8.11 ISOs, with some notable exceptions, such as out-of-the-box support for the exFAT file system and the change to pacman 4.2. Otherwise all the usual upstream updates are included, along with the latest from the Xfce 4.11 development series and the KDE 4.14 series.

DMS to DD to KML with AWK and sed

Saturday 7th of February 2015 05:16:28 PM
The script explained in this article does fast KML-building with lat/lons given in degree-minute-second (DMS) format, like 41°26'35"S 103°57'08"E. Not so simple a script, but AWK and sed were my trusty friends for this job.

Second OpenStack Kilo Milestone Now Available

Saturday 7th of February 2015 03:22:06 PM
Though the open-source OpenStack cloud platform only has two major releases in any given year, each release is preceded by a steady cadence of increment milestone update. For the OpenStack Kilo release which should be generally on April 30, the second milestone update was announced on February 5.

Set up Two Node RDO Juno ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster runnig Docker Hypervisor on Compute Node

Saturday 7th of February 2015 01:27:44 PM
It's quite obvious that Nova-Docker driver set up success for real applications is important to get on Compute Nodes . It's nice when everything works on AIO Juno host or Controller, but just as demonstration.

ESET Offers iOS Data Encryption Tools to Security Channel Partners

Saturday 7th of February 2015 11:33:22 AM
ESET's DESlock+ for iOS, which the security vendor is distributing through its channel partner program, adds email, attachment and SMS text encryption to iOS devices.

Top 5: Winners, Raspberry Pi news, and the Linux philosophy

Saturday 7th of February 2015 09:39:00 AM
Every Friday, I give you a quick rundown of the five, best performing articles of the week.

CrunchBang Development Halted

Saturday 7th of February 2015 07:44:38 AM
CrunchBang lead developer Philip Newborough released this statement on the CrunchBang forums today:“I have decided to stop developing CrunchBang. This has not been an easy decision to make and I’ve been putting it off for months. It’s hard to let go of something you love."

MIPS Creator C120 development board and Debian 7

Saturday 7th of February 2015 05:50:16 AM
Back in December 2014 I won a Creator C120 single board computer from Imagination Technologies, a technology outfit based in Hertfordshire (UK). The Creator C120 is a development board for Linux and Android. It’s powered by a dual-core MIPS32 CPU (1.2 GHz) and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and comes pre-loaded with Debian 7.

4MLinux 11.1 Delivers Maintenance, Miniserver, Multimedia and Mystery

Saturday 7th of February 2015 03:55:54 AM
4MLinux 11.0 Allinone and 4MRescueKit were released on Jan. 24, while 4MLinux 11.1 beta Allinone was released on Feb. 1. In this slide show, eWEEK examines the key features in the new 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone update. -

Is the iPhone really better than Android phones?

Saturday 7th of February 2015 02:01:32 AM
Remember the days when it was Windows versus OS/2? Or even Windows versus Linux? People would battle each other in endless online threads about who’s platform was the best. The flames would flow as vicious and often inaccurate comments were bandied back and forth between fanboys on both sides.Well now we’ve…er…progressed to a more recent holy war: Android versus iOS.

The death of CrunchBang Linux

Saturday 7th of February 2015 12:07:10 AM
In today's open source roundup: CrunchBang Linux has died. Plus: Android versus the iPhone, and the best keyboard apps for Android.

Improve system performance by moving your log files to RAM Using Ramlog

Friday 6th of February 2015 11:09:59 PM
Improve system performance by moving your log files to RAM Using Ramlog

BQ and Canonical Officially Launch Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, the First Ubuntu Phone

Friday 6th of February 2015 10:12:48 PM
BQ and Canonical have officially announced the new Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and the fact that the phone will be available in the coming weeks through a series of flash sales.

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