The second half of 2016 took off with some exciting launches from notable manufacturers like Motorola, HTC, Xiaomi and others. With so many smartphones being launched on a near-daily basis by brands both big and small, it gets quite difficult to keep track of them.
To help our readers in making their purchase decisions, here is a list of the 15 top Android smartphones we reviewed recently. Take a look.
Hello r / linux , I am a born and bred Windows user, and currently am running Windows 10. I primarily use my PC for watching YouTube, browsing social media, writing, shopping, and occasional gaming. And with worsening news of Microsoft being a bunch of peeping Toms I kinda wanna get away from them. Is Linux worth it for just privacy? Or should I just suck it up. Also I've heard of dual-booting but don't quite understand it. For what I do what Linux disto is best for me? Or is it good for me at all? Thanks in advance.
(Edit: could I download tails for privacy and steam OS for gaming and then dual boot them?)submitted by /u/xadaph
Hi, redditers! I'm a long time Linux user and recently I just made a YouTube channel. My main focus on this channel is Linux. I see my videos somewhat similar to Spatry and the deceased midfingr. I was inspired by midfingr, and I'm sad that he's now gone. I've been an active Manjaro forum user since 2012 and recently contributed as the maintainer of linux-rt-manjaro kernel. My main target audience are those who know basic stuffs in using the terminal, who are keen to learn new things. I'm not doing any distro review as there are way too much of those channels out there already. So if you're somewhat familiar with Arch Linux and its family, you love working with the terminal, and most importantly enjoy midfingr's videos, please come and visit my channel. This channel is just one week old, so the contents are not really that much currently. But I'll try my best to give you contents frequently. Subcribe to me if you find yourself comfortable in the channel. I'm not doing this for money, I sincerely only want to help people out to learn new stuffs. But there will be ads in my videos, only to motivate myself to keep improving the videos quality. I don't know if this is the right place to share this post, I sincerely apologize if I'm at the wrong place. So here's my channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCRDomXby1IfxWeTzB8xTOFA
PS: I'm also a gamer, so expect gaming on Linux videos on my channel. :) Thank you, you guys are awesome!submitted by /u/budimanjojo
My girlfriend doesn't think it can be done, I do.
I have until December to teach her son how to use a computer, if I am able, she will fund his first build.
The netbook only has Internet access when hardwired, and even then I've removed all Web browsers. If it gets broken there is no loss(was free). So far I've got a few games installed, supertux, minetest, and tuxcart.
What other software is available/recommended for teaching him how to use a keyboard/mouse that will appear to be fun, but also develop the skills we all use without a thought?submitted by /u/logicalkitten
So when Ubuntu and Canonical revealed they were partnering with actual, big manufacturers for Ubuntu mobile devices, a spark of hope was rekindled in my heart. Let it be clear, I am by no means an Ubuntu user, not even a fan. I left the fold nearly a decade ago, after having spent quite some time using and contributing to Kubuntu (to the point of becoming a certified “member” even, though I never ascended to the Council). In terms of loyalties and usage, I am a KDE user (and “helper”) foremost. I use Fedora because it just works for me, for now. So, yes, an Ubuntu Touch device would be another compromise for me, but it would be the smallest one. Or so I hoped.
First off, this sub may not be the perfect sub for the above question but I guess being in the Linux community people are using lots of free softwares. Sorry if you think it's inappropriate here.
Recently I figured that now I'm having a full time job after graduation from university, it would be a good idea to donate money to support free softwares which I frequently use. But then I found that I don't know which to donate with. Anyway I just gave my first donation (just $2, not much) to syncthing.
So which free softwares do you donate to, or you think need donations? I'm also considering donation to VLC and Mozilla but I'm not sure if these large organizations need individual donations (I know they accept).
And besides donation, how about translation?submitted by /u/nigelinux
- Replacing a failed RAID drive
- Send/receive text messages to buddies
Call for GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 Host Proposals
GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, but also covers applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss the present technology and future developments.
Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports
Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 fanless industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe, USIM, and more.
- How “Superbook” Turns Your Android Phone Into A Complete Laptop
GNU Parallel 20160722 ('Brexit') released
GNU Parallel 20160722 ('Brexit') has been released.
QEMU 2.7 To Support New ARM Boards, Intel Graphics VFIO & More
QEMU 2.7.0-rc0 was released yesterday as the first test version of this next feature release.
It Looks Like Systemd 231 Will Soon Be Released, Adds MemoryDenyWriteExecute
It's been a while since the last systemd release (230 in May) while it looks like the systemd 231 release is imminent.
Over the past day, systemd developers have begun updating the NEWS entry for the v231 milestone. The systemd 231 release hasn't happened quite yet, but here's a look at some of the functionality that's coming.
- A final post about the lua-editor.
7 Best Markdown Editors for Linux
In this article, we shall review some of the best Markdown editors you can install and use on your Linux desktop. There are numerous Markdown editors you can find for Linux but here, we want to unveil possibly the best you may choose to work with.
- Dolphin Emulator's Vulkan Back-End Is Now Feature Complete
Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator is now feature complete
On the github pull request to bring in the Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator, it now reads as feature complete.
For those that don't know what Dolphin is, it's an emulator for playing GameCube and Wii games on your PC.
The Wine Development Release 1.9.15 Is Now Available
The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.15 has many small changes including 22 bugfixes.
- New "remi-php71" repository
- PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)
Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space
This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders.
Coming out of this week's event were at least positive moments to share for both Arch and Fedora developers. The Arch snaps package guy made progress on snap confinement on Arch. Currently when using Snaps on Arch, there isn't any confinement support, which defeats some of the purpose. There isn't any confinement support since it relies upon some functionality in the Ubuntu-patched AppArmor with that code not yet being mainlined. Arch's Timothy Redaelli has got those AppArmor patches now running via some AUR packages. Thus it's possible to get snap confinement working on Arch, but it's not yet too pleasant of an experience.
PhantomJS 2.1.1 in Ubuntu different from upstream
At the moment of this writing Vitaly's qtwebkit fork is 28 commits ahead and 39 commits behind qt:dev. I'm surprised Ubuntu's PhantomJS even works.
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.