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The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold via BQ.com through a series of flash sales.
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.
By now, most if not all of you have seen Philip Newborough’s [url=http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=416493#p416493]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.
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.
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 that.read more
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
Every Friday, I give you a quick rundown of the five, best performing articles of the week.
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."
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 11.0 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. -
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.
In today's open source roundup: CrunchBang Linux has died. Plus: Android versus the iPhone, and the best keyboard apps for Android.
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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.