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|Story||GParted Live 0.21.0 Beta 1 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.16.7||Rianne Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 8:54pm|
|Story||Wine 1.7.35 Released, How To Install On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint||Mohd Sohail||24/01/2015 - 6:05pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 3:17pm|
|Story||Intel Has A Few More Graphics Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel||Roy Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 11:31am|
|Story||Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah'||Roy Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 10:44am|
|Story||Zenwalk and Chakra Reviews, Another 32-Bit Voice||Roy Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 10:38am|
|Blog entry||PostInstallerF Prepares Post Install In Ubuntu And Fedora||Mohd Sohail||24/01/2015 - 10:30am|
|Story||PostInstallerF Prepares Post Install In Ubuntu And Fedora||Mohd Sohail||24/01/2015 - 4:24am|
|Story||DragonFlyBSD 4.0.3 Released||Rianne Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 2:27am|
|Story||Open-Xchange Partners with ExtendASP on Open Source SaaS||Rianne Schestowitz||24/01/2015 - 2:20am|
While Wayland by default replacing the X.Org Server as the default display environment has been talked about for a while within the next-generation Fedora world, it looks like Fedora 23 could finally be the time that the switch happens.
Fedora 23 already has ambitious possibilities like only supporting 64-bit software while one of the more likely proposals is enabling Wayland by default. With Fedora 21, Wayland is shipped with Fedora Workstation as a log-in-time switch for GNOME, but the X.Org Server is still depended upon. With Fedora 22, the Wayland experience will be even better and then for Fedora 23 is when there might be the switch.
Bodhi Linux founder, who recently resigned from the project, has announced that he's decided to return. Accompanying that news was also the announcement for Bodhi Linux 3.0 RC2. Elsewhere, Gary Newell briefly recaps the top 10 distributions of 2014 and Phoronix.com is reporting that Fedora 23 is likely to default to Wayland. Adam Williamson introduces Updatrex™ in response to PackageKit bug and Softpedia.com said today that Ubuntu will probably be the first operating system on Mars.
Samsung Electronics Co. have revealed that they plan to sell 30 million Tizen TVs in 2015, according to an Industry source. Samsung aim to ship an estimated 60 million TVs in 2015 with Tizen TVs expected to be over 50% of that figure. These will be using the new quantum-dot display technology which has the capability of showing 1 billion colours, which is 64 times more than what current TV models can perform.
An “EVB” Kickstarter project replaces the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot’s ARM9 brick with a BeagleBone Black, adding performance, expandability, and sensors.
When Lego added a Linux-based “Brick” computer to its modular, open source Lego Mindstorms robot platform, we were psyched, but were also somewhat disappointed it was only a modest ARM9-based device. Now, a startup called Fatcatlab has found Kickstarter success with an EVB computer you can use in place of the Brick that is designed to plug in a BeagleBone Black for a much faster 1GHz Cortex-A8 experience.
Android is a likely choice for Adobe to expand the user base on mobile platforms, noted Tuong Huy Nguyen, principal research analyst for Gartner.
"iOS and Android are THE big platforms to support on mobile. If you look at tablet-type devices, between iOS and Android, it is over 82 percent of the market. Android is nearly 58 percent. For smartphones, it is 95 percent, and Android is 81 percent," he told LinuxInsider.
For the average desktop computer user I would recommend Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Zorin, Elementary and openSUSE as first choices with Debian, Fedora, Mageia and CentOS as secondary options. I would only choose Arch if you really want to control every aspect of your computer from top to bottom or you have an interest in learning more about the underpinnings of using Linux.
The three distributions that were in the top 10 last year that aren't in this year are PCLinuxOS, Manjaro and Puppy Linux.
They haven't slipped far down the order with Puppy at number 11, PCLinuxOS as 15 and Manjaro at 16. You might want to check out them out.
It has never been a better time to understand the components that fit together to make the hardware we use work. To do that, lets look at my five favorite open hardware projects.
First, what do I mean by open hardware? I mean that the components that make up a device are available for the user to see. No secret formulas. The ingredients are completely transparent, and if you chose, you can source the raw parts and assemble them yourself. You can also learn from the process of assembly and with a team spirit share any problems encountered, then improving the formula of the device. For example, you could suggest better parts or improve the code to make it run faster.
People are less willing sometimes to brush the problem under the mat, and leave it up to vendors that have disclosures, like infinity long disclosure times," he said. "I'm a huge believer in just disclosing, still somewhat responsibly, but security problems need to be made public -- and there are people who argue, and have argued for decades, that you never want to talk about security problems because that only helps the black hats -- and the fact is that I think you absolutely need to report them, and you need to report them in a reasonable time frame.
It’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered its last full release, and a lot has happened to the company during that time. In our testing we find that SUSE Linux 12 has been worth the wait. SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu in the enterprise Linux market.
To make matters worse, Microsoft finds itself competing in mobile with companies it thought it had eliminated from the market — like Nokia for instance.
Microsoft may have bought the Finnish company’s mobile division back in 2011, but that hasn’t kept the “old” Nokia from keeping a hand in the mobile game, where it had once excelled.
Maybe it’s set to excel again. Earlier this month, MuleSoft reported that Nokia sold 20,000 of its N1 Android tablets in China in only four minutes, exhausting their supply for the promotion. In the overall scheme of things, 20,000 tablets isn’t an awful lot, but 20,000 in four minutes certainly is. Doubtlessly, Nokia has been ramping up production.
There have been quite a few reports in the media announcing the end of Google Glass. Some journalists have even written what amounts to obituaries for the much-maligned Glass technology. But is Google Glass really going away? I think not and in this column I’ll tell you why Glass 2.0 just might be the next iPod.
So Fedora Workstation 21 is done and out and I am extremely pleased to see the positive reception and great reviews. But we are not resting on our laurels here and are already busy planning for the Fedora Workstation 22 release. As many of you might know Fedora Workstation 22 is going to come up relatively fast, so we only have about 6 more weeks of development on it feature the freezes starts to kick inn. Luckily we have a relatively long list of items that we started working on during the Fedora Workstation 21 cycle that is nearing completing and thus should make the next release. We are of course also working on bigger long term developments that you should maybe see the first outline of in Fedora 22, but not the final version. I thought it would be nice to summarize some of the bigger items we expect to land and link to the relevant blogs and announcements for each one.