Open source Chromecast competitor, Matchstick, is dead
Nearly a year ago, Matchstick hit Kickstarter with the goal of bringing a more open HDMI dongle to challenge the likes of the Chromecast and Fire TV Stick. Today, however, its creators made a painful revelation.
They’re not going to be able to deliver a satisfactory product, and that means around 17,000 backers won’t be getting their hands on the Firefox OS-based Matchsticks they were hoping for when they pledged their support to the project last fall.
Lockheed Open Sources Its Secret Weapon In Cyber Threat Detection
The cybersecurity team at Lockheed Martin will share some defensive firepower with the security community at Black Hat this week with the open source release of an internal advance threat tool it has been using in house for three years now. Dubbed Laika BOSS, this malware detection platform is meant to help security analysts better hunt down malicious files and activity in an enterprise environment.
Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Pre Invites Users to Test the New Moksha Desktop Environment
Bodhi, a Linux operating system based on Ubuntu that features a minimalist approach and really low system requirements, has just received a testing version for the upcoming 3.1.0 release.
Ubuntu Personal Will Have Unity 8 and Mir by Default and Will Run X Legacy Apps
Ubuntu is planning on converging its operating systems, and this approach will become a lot more obvious in the next couple of years. In the meantime, we found out some interesting things about the future of Ubuntu desktop and Canonical's plans for it.
LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime
I've used LibreOffice as my main office suite since it forked from OpenOffice five years ago. Now its latest edition, LibreOffice 5.0, is better than ever. And, in my book, that means it's the best standalone office suite available in 2015.
Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out
After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of
version 1.15 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic
Players. In these 12 weeks we got over 1000 commits from 64 authors in EFL alone.
We slowed down a bit from last release (by around 200 commits). Elementary has another
472 commits by 56 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below.
Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5
Ubuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well.