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Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:58
Today, we’re releasing Google Duo -- a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. ... all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.

What’s new in IoTivity v2.0 (video)

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:00
In an ELC talk in May, Vijay Kesavan of Intel’s Communication and Devices Group outlined plans to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems in IoTivity v2.0. In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT […]

Canonical Plans on Improving the Ubuntu Linux Terminal UX on Mobile and Desktop

Tue, 2016-08-16 12:03
Canonical announced that they are planning on transforming the community developed Terminal app into a convergent Linux terminal that's easy to use on both mobile phones and tablets.

Is Fuschsia Google’s answer to Samsung’s Tizen?

Tue, 2016-08-16 11:06
Google is prepping an open source “Fuchsia” OS that can target IoT, handhelds, and laptops. It uses a new “Magenta” kernel, based on the “LK” project. Google has posted GitHub code for an emerging operating system called Fuchsia, designed for a wide range of devices. Like Google’s Android, Chrome OS, and IoT-focused Brillo, Fuchsia is […]

Microsoft's compromised Secure Boot implementation

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:09
There's been a bunch of coverage of this attack on Microsoft's Secure Boot implementation, a lot of which has been somewhat confused or misleading. Here's my understanding of the situation.

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Goes Stable with KDE Plasma 5.6.5 and Linux Kernel 4.6.5

Tue, 2016-08-16 09:12
Softpedia was informed by the OpenMandriva team about the general availability of the final, production-ready release of the OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 operating system.

Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World

Tue, 2016-08-16 08:15
The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.

IBM Watson Researchers Share Tips for Serverless Computing on Mesos

Tue, 2016-08-16 07:17
Serverless computing is the latest trend in cloud computing brought about by the enterprise shift to containers and microservices. Serverless computing platforms promise new capabilities that make writing scalable microservices easier and more cost effective, say IBM software engineer Diana Arroyo and research staff member Alek Slominski.

Google's brand new OS could replace Android

Tue, 2016-08-16 06:20
webOS, BeOS and Android heritage. The source code of Google's latest operating system has emerged, and it looks like all new code from the ground up.

Podcasting patent troll fights EFF on appeal, hoping to save itself

Tue, 2016-08-16 05:23
The owner of a patent on podcasting is hoping to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.Personal Audio and its owner, Jim Logan, lost their patent last year after lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation showed the US Patent and Trademark Office that various types of Internet broadcasts pre-date the patent, which claims a 1996 priority date.

How To Disable An Internal Built In Keyboard or Touchpad in Linux

Tue, 2016-08-16 04:26
If you do a Google search about it, most of the forum replies are telling people that there is no way you can disable a keyboard or touchpad from Linux. This is not true, at all. Pretty much ANY piece of hardware can be disabled in Linux via the command line.

Automatically Deploy Build Images with Travis

Tue, 2016-08-16 03:29
This is the third and last tutorial in our series about creating CICD pipelines with Docker containers. Part one focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images, and part two used the online Travis-ci platform to automate the process of running those units tests.

4MParted 19.0 Distrolette Now In Beta, Based on 4MLinux 19.0 and GParted 0.26.1

Tue, 2016-08-16 02:31
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today about the availability of the first public Beta release of the upcoming 4MParted distrolette people can use to partition disk drives independent of a computer OS.

Maui 1 Screenshot Tour

Tue, 2016-08-16 01:34
Maui will continue as the full desktop version of the previously Kubuntu-based Netrunner line. What basically equals Netrunner+1 is simply released under the new name 'Maui 1'. Being based on KDE neon, Maui also marks the transition to an LTS base, where some parts are receiving regular updates during its life cycle (so called 'partially rolling'). The main parts which will be kept up-to-date are Plasma, Frameworks and KDE Applications, single ones like Firefox and Thunderbird, plus anything that gets updated on Xenial via backporting. This allows us to frequently release updated ISOs shipping the latest KDE software.