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Hope someone can find it useful. I realized this is Linux/UNIX specific so seems better to post it here in hindsight.submitted by sadsfae
Reddit: are all desktop environments universally resource intensive no matter what operating system it's installed on? conversely is the DE the main component that impacts an OS' performance?
for example, LDXE is considered to be the objectionably lightest graphical environment compared to something like Gnome 3. would installing Gnome 3 on Lubuntu have the same performance as native UbuntuGnome would?
would Gnome 3 also have the same impact if you put it on Arch or OpenSUSE, ect.. is the DE truly the main factor in OS performancesubmitted by fireNFLrewindEditors
One of the big problems for the Ubuntu phones was that they weren't available for the US market. That problem has been partially fixed now with the release of the Bq Aquaris Ubuntu phones for everyone.
Elementary OS is a really nice Linux distribution and if you are a computer user who has no interest in learning about the command line and you just want to use your computer for playing music, videos and games then it is perfect.
The effort that has gone into the desktop environment really pays dividends as it really is easy to use. Couple this with the ease in which it is possible to set up printers, scanners, audio devices and other peripherals and you have a really good operating system.
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MyNotex Is an Almost Perfect Note Taker and Task Manager
Its feature set far exceeds the functionality of traditional plain text note-taking apps for Linux users, such as Tomboy, Xournal, NoteCase Pro and Treeliner.
Subversion 1.9 Alters Its Format, Adds FSX Experimental Repo Backend
For those still relying on the Subversion version control system, v1.9 is out for this Apache Software Foundation project.
Subversion 1.9 overhauls its FSFS default file-system format with a new design geared for I/O reduction, FSX as a new experimental repository backend alternative to FSFS, new svn CLI sub-commands, and various server-side improvements.
darktable 1.6.8 RAW Image Editor Adds Better Support for Canon EOS 5Ds R, More
darktable 1.6.8 arrives for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems with support for new standard color matrices, white balance presets, noise profiles, and raw speed improvements.
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Apple Inc. Reportedly Hiring Android Engineers, Is Google Android At Risk?
Apple’s recent job listing reveals the company’s plans to introduce its products onto the rival operating system in the near future
Apple is hiring Android software engineers -- but why?
Apple is one of the most forward-thinking companies in the world. Its products are legendary, and the innovative iPhone revolutionized the smartphone market. Heck, iOS has impacted the entire computer industry arguably for the better.
Unfortunately, Google's Android has been a thorn in the company's side for years, stealing market share and allegedly angering the beloved Steve Jobs in the process. With that said, it is very curious to see Apple hiring Android software engineers. Yup, you are reading that correctly. Could Apple be planning to release apps for the Android platform?
Apple wants to bring more of its own apps to Android… but why?
Microsoft might not be the only major mobile player that’s invading other mobile ecosystems, as Apple is also looking to build more mobile apps on platforms other than iOS, a recent job listing reveals.
- Apple job posting suggests more apps for Android a possibility
Apple fans can't tell the difference between iOS and Android in this YouTube video prank
As it turns out, some iPhone loyalists can't even notice the difference between iOS and Android.
Two pranksters from the Netherlands, Alexander Spoor and Sacha Harland, handed an iPhone running Android to several iPhone users and told them it was running iOS 9.
iOS 9 is Apple's next big iPhone update that hasn't been released yet and is set to launch this fall. The video was posted on their YouTube channel Dit Is Normaal.
- Android iPhone clone shown as “iOS 9″, iFans love it
Android fragmentation: There are now 24,000 devices from 1,300 brands [Ed: Change the word “Android” with “Windows” and see how hypocritical and propagandistic this article is. Many computer makes (also DIY) with many versions of Windows exist, but corporate media doesn’t say Microsoft “fragmentation”]
The number of new Android manufacturers has exploded in the past three years, but in 2015 growth almost came to a halt.
Check Point: Certifi-Gate-based attacks could take complete control of Android devices
Check Point has discovered a serious security hole with mobile remote support tools commonly used by hundreds of millions of Android devices.
- Attackers could take over Android devices by exploiting built-in remote support apps
Google Confronts Android Security Concerns Head On
As recently as March, we were reporting on one of the biggest security holes ever affecting Android. And while Android security breaches don't run rampant, they are part of the reason why some IT administrators don't allow enterprise users to use corporate Android devices.
Smartphones and security don’t mix
Eugene Kaspersky – founder of the so named antivirus company refuses to own a smartphone. If anyone should know it is him.
Although the data is a little out of date there were 1.3 million unique types of Android smartphone hacks recorded between January and October 2014. These have mainly focused on stealing data from the phone – personally identifiable information such as name, address, pins, and credit card details.
- Waiting for Android’s inevitable security Armageddon
- Android security in the enterprise - can the worst flaws be fixed?
- 'Biggest update ever' to fix Android flaw
BlackBerry Launches Android Secured Website for Enterprise Users
Last month we saw BlackBerry buying couple of domains - AndroidSecured.net and AndroidSecured.com, but were not sure as to what content the domains would exactly include. The information came right around the rumours when BlackBerry was said to be working on an Android smartphone codenamed Venice. However, the Canadian smartphone maker has finally put the websites to use by launching Android Secured, a website that offers details on management and updates on security of Android handsets.
- YouTube Gaming preview build now available for Android
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- Android fingerprint readers may be easier to hack than Touch ID
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Why do I still use Android?
I can’t remember the last time I only carried one smartphone with me on a daily basis. My main handset has been an iPhone since the device first debuted in 2007, but even then I also had a Nokia or a BlackBerry phone with me at all times. As sleek and exciting as the iPhone was, there was just too much functionality it didn’t include, and I wanted it all.
Fast-forward to 2015, and I still almost always carry two phones with me. Right now my main phone is an iPhone 6, but there’s also typically an Android handset in my pocket waiting patiently to fill in the blanks.
Oracle updates complaint against Google to highlight Android's success
Oracle has included six news versions of Android and new products and services built around the operating system in a proposed supplemental complaint in its dispute over Google’s use in the OS of copyrighted Java material.
Why Android Fragmentation Is A Good Thing
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What's new in this release (see below for details):
- DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam.
- A number of Direct2D improvements.
- Some more OpenMP functions.
- Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler.
- Various bug fixes.
On the other hand, Purism is the only such “ideologically pure” project delivering the latest hardware and it does promise to actually work on these issues. If you do want high-end, current hardware, a Librem laptop offers a better free software experience than a MacBook, a Windows 10 ultrabook, or even Dell’s sleek Linux laptops, which simply plop Ubuntu on popular XPS notebooks designed primarily for Windows. Many people who support the idea of free and open PCs will want the latest hardware, and the Purism Librem offers it—even if it’s less ideologically pure than something like the LibreBoot X200.