|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 11:18pm|
|Story||What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome?||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 11:06pm|
|Story||Phones with Ubuntu Mobile installed all set to launch in early 2015||Rianne Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 11:00pm|
|Story||Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 10:32pm|
|Story||Ready to give Linux a try? These are the 5 distros you need to consider||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 9:33pm|
|Story||Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 12:10pm|
|Story||Mapping the world with open source||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 11:12am|
|Story||4MLinux Game Edition Lets You Play Natively Games like Doom or Hexen||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 10:18am|
|Story||Open-Source Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 10:08am|
|Story||An open source Christmas with Kano||Roy Schestowitz||26/11/2014 - 10:06am|
On Linux, Chromium can often be installed directly from your Linux distribution’s software repositories. On Ubuntu Linux, for example, it can be installed by opening the Ubuntu Software Center, searching for Chromium, and clicking Install. It will be updated with security updates from your Linux distribution’s software repositories.
It has been almost 10 months since we last heard about Canonical and Chinese manufacturer Meizu’s plans for the Ubuntu Mobile, also known as Ubuntu Touch, operating system. The pair have now reaffirmed the partnership, and according to Meizu, the first Ubuntu Mobile phone will finally be released in early 2015. News broke in the local press, and has been confirmed on Meizu’s official Facebook page, in a post saying simply that “a strategic agreement” had be signed on November 25.
A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.
A day after reporting on one Israeli-based, non-Android ARM mini-PC — SolidRun’s $100 CuBoxTV with OpenElec Linux — here comes another. Aside from the usual hyperbole found on crowdfunding pages — are we really “democratizing the digital home experience” or just buying an embedded ARM computer? — the Ubuntu-based Imp mini-PC looks like a pretty good deal.
There are so many Linux distributions that choosing one can be overwhelming for a new user. One might be too intimidating for a user to even try, while another might be too simplified, blocking that user from knowing how Linux systems actually function.
I have been using Linux as my primary OS since 2005 and have tried all major (and quite a lot of minor) distributions. I have learned that not every distribution is for everyone. Since I also assist people in migrating to Linux, I have chosen the 5 distros that I recommend to new users based on their level of comfort and desire to learn (or not learn) more about Linux.
Mozilla recently announced a new browser version for developers on the 10th anniversary of the Firefox browser. The Usersnap team and I took a look at whether it works well for the web development process, offers developers a variety of possible applications, and if it keeps up with the Google Chrome dev tools.
In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that.
Ramsey has been working with geospatial software for over ten years, as programmer and consultant. He founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. Ramsey serves as an evangelist for OpenGeo Suite, works with the Boundless business development team to share about their collection of offerigns, and speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world.
Scrollback, a free open-source chat platform for online communities, has raised $500,000 Singaporean dollars (about $400,000) led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner, and other angel investors.
A New York based start up company has used an open source approach, as well as funding from Kickstarter, to develop AirBeam – a handheld sensor which determines the concentration of particles in the air measuring 2.5µm or less.
The AirCasting app and website code is available on GitHub as open source, along with the AirBeam firmware and electronic schematics. The STL files for 3D printing the AirBeam and LiteBeam enclosures can be downloaded from www.shapeways.com.
Docker, OpenStack, EC2 and "Project Atomic" are among the leading buzzwords for Fedora Linux 21, the upcoming release of the community-developed open source operating system that serves as the basis for Red Hat's enterprise Linux platforms. Due out next month, the release is now receiving its final tweaks from developers, who have revealed further details on the cloud and virtualization innovations in the new version.
Out of 285 active distributions on Distrowatch, 132 are based on Debian and 67 on Ubuntu. This predominance is not only unrivalled in a field as diverse as Linux distros, but has been true now for several years. I've cited it several times, but until now, I haven't addressed the question this observation also raises: how did this state of affairs come about?
- US Government Finally Probes Microsoft Over Financial Fraud, Microsoft Then Bullies the Government With a Lawsuit
- Gagging Critics: Micro Focus-Run SUSE Bribes Journalists in Exchange for Positive Coverage
- Boycotting Micro Focus International
- Special Report: Many Criminal Charges Against EPO Vice-President Željko Topić
- Vesna Stilin’s Remarks on Željko Topić: Part XI
- Links 25/11/2014: Tizen News, Jolla Tablet Past Million
- Links 24/11/2014: Linux 3.18-rc6, Qualcomm Eyes GNU/Linux Servers
- Links 22/11/2014: Linux Mint 17.1, Ubuntu MATE
- Links 21/11/2014: Problems at Debian, Jolla Tablet
- Links 18/11/2014: Linux 3.18 RC 5, New DigiKam
- Links 16/11/2014: Xfdesktop 4.10.3, GNU Hello 2.10
Pádraig Brady today offered up his assessment of Fedora 21 in comparison to Fedora 16 from which he upgraded. Bruce Byfield is back with a look at the "rise of Debian technology" and Softpedia is reporting that CentOS was used to make the black hole in hit movie Interstellar. Gunnar Hellekson refutes the assertions in a recent GCN article declaring Open Source poorly designed and, finally today, Linux powered submersible says polar caps thicker than estimated.
While Linux/Android on AArch64 is what's usually talked about, FreeBSD developers continue making progress on porting their kernel to 64-bit ARM.
For months FreeBSD developers have been eying 64-bit ARM and the kernel code is taking shape. In a status update posted on Monday, FreeBSD/ARM64 is now booting up into single-user mode on ARM's reference simulator. Work is still underway on porting the remaining kernel drivers and getting the 64-bit ARM userland support in shape.