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Ubuntu MATE to Become an Official Ubuntu Flavor Soon

Monday 18th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The Ubuntu MATE project is progressing nicely

Is fragmentation a thing of the past for Android?

Monday 18th of August 2014 07:48:57 PM

The Time to Recommend Linux & FOSS Is Now

Monday 18th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: We had a talk about Vista, about what crap it was, what a resource hog it was, its problems with hardware support and all the rest.

NativeWrap for Android turns websites into apps to improve your privacy

Monday 18th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

gHacks: NativeWrap for Android allows you to turn any website you visit into an Android app.

OpenMandriva Lx: Not the KDE You Knew

Monday 18th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: OpenMandriva Lx 2014 is a KDE-only Linux distribution that has some rough edges but is otherwise a solid and reliable choice for user-friendly computing.

The fall of Gary Gygax, keeping tabs on Linux ports, and more

Monday 18th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

opensource.com: After several years of astounding success, the company was forced to restructure after the tabletop gaming market bottomed out.

Cisco CVD Documents Hadoop as a Service for Ubuntu OpenStack

Monday 18th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: Cisco has released a guide for deploying Hadoop as a Service on Ubuntu OpenStack, Canonical's open source server platform for the cloud and Big Data.

Linux 3.17 rc1

Monday 18th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: Changes all over the place, but no huge new architectures or
filesystems.

Build Gentoo tutorial

Monday 18th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

LinuxUser: Create a custom build of the Gentoo distro from the ground up, to suit your preferences and even speed up your system

Skype stops working on older Android phones leaving Linux users in the dark

Monday 18th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

inquirer: LINUX USERS will be left out in the cold following Microsoft's announcement that it will retire older versions of Skype for Android.

KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future

Monday 18th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

Ars: Review—new release straddles traditional desktop needs, long term multi-device plans.

Great Apps to Take Notes

Monday 18th of August 2014 05:00:00 AM

 LinuxLinks: Keeping track of my bits and pieces of information has unfortunately been an issue for some years.

When the Police Can Brick Your Phone

Monday 18th of August 2014 01:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: If the owner can disable a phone with nothing but access to a computer or another mobile device, so can Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia or Apple.

Samsung SmartThings pickup could mean new role for Tizen

Sunday 17th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Samsung is acquiring home automation firm SmartThings, setting up the potential integration with Tizen inside an upcoming Linux version of the SmartThings hub.

Android and iOS are destroying Microsoft's Windows Phone

Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: How times have changed from the days when Microsoft was feared by all within the technology industry.

Cities Skylines, A City Builder Announced From Paradox & It's Coming To Linux

Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:00:00 AM

 GamingOnLinux: Linux is about to get a pretty deep and serious city builder courtesy of Paradox and Colossal Order named Cities Skylines.

Ignition is an awesome Kickstarter project to make a Social Retro Gaming OS distribution for the Raspberry Pi

Saturday 16th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

Ignition is a Kickstarter project to make a Social Retro Gaming OS distribution for the Raspberry Pi

Top 4 Linux download managers

Saturday 16th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

Linux User: Improve and better manage your web downloads for mirroring, mass grabs or just better control over your files

Monitoring Android Traffic with Wireshark

Saturday 16th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go.

Deciding on the Right Cloud for Your Organization

Saturday 16th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

OSstatic: The OpenStack cloud computing platform will usher in a lot of enterprise spending over the next few years, according to 451 Research's recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report.

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Citrix and Google partner to bring native enterprise features to Chromebooks

Chromebooks are making inroads into the education sector, and a push is coming for the enterprise with new native Chrome capabilities from Citrix. Google and Citrix have announced Citrix Receiver for Chrome, a native app for the Chromebook which has direct access to the system resources, including printing, audio, and video. To provide the security needed for the enterprise, the new Citrix app assigns a unique Receiver ID to each device for monitoring, seamless Clipboard integration across remote and local applications, end user experience monitoring with HDX Insight, and direct SSL connections. Read more

Is Open Source an Open Invitation to Hack Webmail Encryption?

While the open source approach to software development has proven its value over and over again, the idea of opening up the code for security features to anyone with eyeballs still creates anxiety in some circles. Such worries are ill-founded, though. One concern about opening up security code to anyone is that anyone will include the NSA, which has a habit of discovering vulnerabilities and sitting on them so it can exploit them at a later time. Such discoveries shouldn't be a cause of concern, argued Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP, the encryption scheme Yahoo and Google will be using for their webmail. Read more

Changing times, busy times and why Google will save Usenet.

Linux however has succeeded by way of form factors diversifying. Be it Android phones or tablets there is a big shift with the mainstream consumer in terms of what devices they want and here Linux has excelled. In 2008 my decision remove my Microsoft dependency was for reasons of the control they had on the desktop, the practices alleged against them and the dubious tactics some of their advocates used to promote the products. I also wholeheartedly agree with the ethos of FOSS which was another contributory factor. Today, my feelings about FOSS have not changed, there are caveats to my opinions of FOSS (especially in gaming) but I’ve covered that before in other articles. Today I avoid Microsoft not because I feel the need to make a stand against its behaviour, its because I don’t need them. I support Microsoft being a “choice” in the market as I support user freedom, but as for what Microsoft can offer me (regardless of its past) there is nothing. Read more

Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

The product, called ExaGear Desktop, runs x86 operating systems on top of hardware devices using ARMv7 CPUs. That's significant because x86 software, which is the kind that runs natively on most computing platforms today, does not generally work on ARM hardware unless software developers undertake the considerable effort of porting it. Since few are likely to do that, having a way to run x86 applications on ARM devices is likely to become increasingly important as more ARM-based tablets and portable computers come to market. That said, the ExaGear Desktop, which Eltechs plans to make available next month, currently has some steep limitations. First, it only supports Ubuntu Linux. And while Eltechs said support for additional Linux distributions is forthcoming, there's no indication the product will be able to run x86 builds of Windows on ARM hardware, a feat that is likely to be in much greater demand than Linux compatibility. Read more