TuxMachines: Chromixium 1.1 Available for Download, Chrome OS-like Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
The developers behind that well-known Chromixium distribution derived from the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and designed from the ground up to look like Google's Chrome OS reached version 1.1 today, June 4.
Of course, Linux is open source. Most people mistakenly equate open source with "free," as in pay nothing. Experienced Linux users know, however, that the open source concept separates the price of the software from the cost of obtaining enterprise-level modifications and support.
Fedora Project announced the release of the highly anticipated Fedora 22 Linux operating system on May 26, 2015, an improved version that brings a significant amount of new features, but also numerous under-the-hood improvements.
Canonical and Ubuntu announced a while ago the they have partnered with the 7digital Group Plc media company to offer access to over 30 million songs to users on Ubuntu phones.
I'm a relatively new user but one of the most amazing features I've encountered so far is FUSE.
FUSE is Filesystem in Userspace. Normally filesystem code runs in the kernel level. So when you want to get the contents of a file, the program (vi for example) makes a system call, the filesystem code in the kernel then handles the request and returns relevant data to the program. But with FUSE, you can write code that runs as an application. The power of this is that you can basically make a filesystem out of anything. You can make a filesystem that contains all your emails from GMail, or a filesystem that contains articles from Wikipedia. Take a look at more examples here.
The best part is that creating a filesystem is super easy. If you know C, you can spend a weekend and write your own filesystem!
So r/Linux, what are features in GNU/Linux that you absolutely love that some people might not know about?submitted by blazix
The Octave developers are pleased to announce a major new release
of GNU Octave, version 4.0.0.
Octave 4.0 is a major new release with many new features,
including a graphical user interface, support for classdef
object-oriented programming, better compatibility with Matlab,
and many new and improved functions.
Speaking at the HP Discover conference in Las Vegas this week, CTO Martin Fink said open source will be central to how HP's enterprise incarnation conducts its business.
"We have taken this very, very seriously and we are all-in on the notion of open source," Fink said, adding that even game-changing big bets like the Machine will be backed by open source software.