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Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, which hopes to take Android from Google

1 hour 57 min ago
Cyanogen takes the Android source code and modifies it, adding more features and porting it to other devices. It has also started supplying Android builds directly to OEMs (like the OnePlus One), which ship the software on devices instead of stock Android. Last week during a talk in San Francisco, Cyanogen's CEO said the company's goal was to "take Android away from Google." It wants to replace the Google Play ecosystem with apps of its own, the same way that Amazon uses the Android Open Source Project for its Kindle Fire products but adds its own app and content stores.

bitHound puts out features, not fires

Friday 30th of January 2015 07:59:48 AM
The following is a partial transcript from a phone interview with Dan Silivestru, CEO and co-founder of—automated, open source, code quality analysis more

LibreOffice 4.4 Released as the Most Beautiful LibreOffice Ever

Friday 30th of January 2015 07:02:37 AM
The Document Foundation has just announced that a new major update has been released for LibreOffice and it brings important UI improvements, enough for them to call this the most beautiful version ever.

LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts

Friday 30th of January 2015 06:05:26 AM
The Document foundation announced availability of the latest version of LibreOffice on Thursday, which it says is the most beautiful version of the open source productivity suite yet. LibreOffice 4.4 also fixes some compatibility issues with files that are saved in Microsoft's OOXML formats. "LibreOffice 4.4 has got a lot of UX and design love," Jan "Kendy" Holesovsky, who leads the design team for Libreoffice, said in a statement.

Rugged Type 6 COM runs Linux on 5th Gen Intel Core

Friday 30th of January 2015 05:08:15 AM
Adlink unveiled a rugged, Linux-ready “cExpress-BL” COM Express Compact Type 6 module with Intel 5th Gen Core chips and optional -40 to 85?C support. Adlink is the second vendor to announce a product based on Intel’s 14nm-fabricated 5th Generation Core (“Broadwell U”) processors, following Congatec’s Conga-TC97. The cExpress-BL supports the same Core models as the […]

Patent litigation over human gene breast cancer testing is ending

Friday 30th of January 2015 04:11:04 AM
The molecular diagnostics company that had won patents of two human genes that were invalidated by a landmark Supreme Court ruling has decided to abandon separate patent litigation surrounding how scientists study those genes.

The Ghost security hole perfectly illustrates the efficiency of open source

Friday 30th of January 2015 03:13:53 AM
If you're reading this piece, you probably already know there's a ghost in the machine of Linux. Specifically, a critical hole in the GNU C Library (glibc). This haunting specter enables remote hackers to gain access to machines without the need for credentials of any kind.

Wireless Raspberry Pi speaker

Friday 30th of January 2015 02:16:42 AM
Combine a Raspberry Pi, a Wi-Fi dongle and your speakers with an amplifier to create a wireless stereo system

How to monitor harddisk health with smartmontools on Ubuntu

Friday 30th of January 2015 01:19:31 AM
In this article I will give you an overveiw on the Smartmon tools which is a set of applications that can test hard drives and read their hardware SMART statistics to detect harddisk failures early. I will cover installation, usage on the shell and the smartmon gui in this tutorial.

Tough multi-display controller runs Linux on i.MX6

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:22:20 AM
MEN Micro unveiled the “CC10S,” a Linux-ready i.MX6 based multi-display controller module for touchscreens deployed in harsh, -40 to 85? C environments. Imagine a humongous earth-moving rig prepping an oil shale site in North Dakota in the middle of January. You’re going to want a touchscreen with that, and it better be tough. The MEN […]

Why Valve's Steam Machines aren't dead

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:25:09 PM
In today's open source roundup: The best is yet to come for Valve's Steam Machines. Plus: The Linux Foundation offers Essentials of System Administration course online, and Microsoft offers preview version of Outlook for Android.

Installation of Steam Client on Debian Jessie 8 Linux 64-bit

Thursday 29th of January 2015 06:21:37 PM
This article describes an installation of the Valve Steam Linux client on Debian 8 Jessie 64bit. The article assumes that you have already installed your VGA drives required to run Steam client.

GParted Live Now Supports Microsoft's New Filesystem, ReFS

Thursday 29th of January 2015 05:24:26 PM
GParted Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution that has a lot of features and that can be used in operations like creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions on a variety of filesystems. A new stable update has been made available and the operating system is now at version 0.21.0.

Why Flash sucks

Thursday 29th of January 2015 04:27:15 PM
A column from back in 2010 that outlines some of why Flash sucks. I'm posting it here in honor of YouTube dumping Flash for HTML5. It took a long time, but it finally happened.

The future of wearable devices for health is not wearables

Thursday 29th of January 2015 03:30:04 PM
Dozens of new self-tracking wearable devices appear every month. They target health and quality of life applications, from sleep to physical activity. And, they are packaged as smart watches or as standalone pieces, launched under the umbrella of startups and industry leaders alike. Currently, there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable?read more

How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux

Thursday 29th of January 2015 02:32:53 PM
When you prepare a talk for audience, the first thing that will probably come to your mind is shiny presentation charts filled with fancy diagrams, graphics and animation effects. Fine. No one can deny the power of visually charming presentation. However, not all presentations need to be Ted talk quality. Often times, the purpose of […]Continue reading...The post How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to use Evernote from the command line on Linux

Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Without Harming Data And Recovery Partitions

Thursday 29th of January 2015 01:35:42 PM
This guide shows Windows 7 users how to switch to Linux Mint without touching the recovery partition that came with the computer nor any data partitions they may have set up.

Low-power x86 SoCs arrive on Qseven and SMARC

Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:38:31 PM
ICOP is prepping its first Qseven and SMARC form-factor COMs based on the x86-based, 800MHz DMP Vortex86DX2 SoC. The Linux-ready COMs support GbE and HDMI. ICOP Technology, a subsidiary of chip designer DMP, has been churning out modules and SBCs based on low-power, x86 DMP Vortex processors for years. The processors have shown up in […]

Sony is now actually removing features from PlayStation Vita

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:41:20 AM
Traditionally, as a console gets older, the console maker adds new features and compatible apps for users to download. Sony is taking the opposite tack with the PlayStation Vita in the coming months, though, planning to disable a few apps and features that have worked on the system since launch.

Manjaro 0.8.11 XFCE Edition Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Thursday 29th of January 2015 10:44:09 AM
Manjaro 0.8.11 XFCE is the new release of manjaro linux featuring XFCE desktop environment. This version is much more stable and improved as compared to previous 0.8.10.

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Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page

Bill Gates is much more involved in philanthropy than Microsoft these days and he's done some great work regarding the eradications of certain diseases and to improve the quality of life in a number of third world countries. He's also inadvertently promoted Ubuntu, which is a Linux system. Read more

Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced

The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Michael Meeks said today that this release not only improves the visible features but also the foundations underneath. Read more

Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform

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