Canonical and Lenovo to Start Shipping Ubuntu-Powered Laptops in India
Canonical has numerous hardware partners around the world, and Lenovo is one of them. The two companies are now planning to release devices with Ubuntu Linux preloaded in India, starting with the Thinkpad L450 laptop.
11 features Apple 'borrowed' from Android in the last year
Apple isn't shy about taking great features from Android, its number-one rival in smartphones and tablets.
That's not necessarily a bad thing — it shows Apple is willing to adapt to customer demand. By doing that, it's giving people more incentive to switch from Android to the iPhone. In fact, Tim Cook couldn't stop talking about "switchers" — people switching from Android to the iPhone — during the company's most recent earnings call in April.
Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4
Ubuntu developers are working on a new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and it looks like it's coming along just fine. Even better, the new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition got some special attention, and the battery life will be much better.
I also mentioned that it was inconvenient to use port 443 for SSH, because it meant I couldn't host secure Web sites on that server. Fred graciously pointed me to sslh, which is an awesome little program that multiplexes (or maybe de-multiplexes?) network traffic based on the type of traffic it sees. In simple terms, it means that sslh will listen for incoming connections on a port like 443, and if it's a request for a Web page, it will send the request to Apache. If it's an SSH request, it sends it to the SSH dæmon. It also has support for OpenVPN traffic, XMPP traffic and tinc.
The survey, commissioned by Red Hat and conducted by TechValidate, assessed enterprise adoption plans for application containers. The survey sought responses from more than 383 global IT decision makers and professionals from April 28 to May 5. The organizations polled ranged from Fortune 500 companies to state and local governments.
Torque 3D 3.7 was released last week as the new version of this advanced game engine that's been open-source for the past three years.
Torque 3D 3.7 offers large improvements for Linux and OpenGL rendering support. The Linux client support for this game engine should now be in place in full while some bugs are still being worked out.
On my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon I've been running Fedora 21 for the past five months to great success. While I was using Ubuntu Linux on my "most main system" (and various Linux distributions on the dozens of other systems at Phoronix and in the test lab), prior to that I was a Fedora user back in the early days of Fedora (Core).
Neil McGovern is the new Debian project leader, and he already made some contributions and opened up some important discussions within the project from his new position. He also revealed what he's using on a daily basis.
Intel has launched a Compute Stick in India. While the Intel stick will be available on Flipkart, iBall had also partnered with Intel to release its own stick-computer. Intel’s Compute stick will enable a user to transform a basic HDMI Tv or monitor into a fully functioning entry level computer.