Now that everyone is enjoying the recently released Firefox 46.0 web browser, it is time for the Mozilla devs to start working on the next major version, Mozilla Firefox 47.0.
We reported the other day that Mozilla released version 46.0 of its Firefox web browser, which happens to be a very important milestone for GNU/Linux users, as it finally brings the long-anticipated GTK3 integration.
Developers working on the Rust programming language today formally announced MIR, but it's not to be confused with Ubuntu's Mir display server.
MIR is short for the Mid-level IR and is a new intermediate representation to be used by the Rust compiler stack. MIR has been in development over the past year and sits in between Rust's high-level IR (HIR) and LLVM's IR.
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, a renowned company developing the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) server virtualization operating system based on the Linux kernel, announced the release of Proxmox VE 4.2.
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, the company developing the server virtualization platform Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), today announced the general availability of version 4.2. The open source virtualization platform Proxmox VE is a hyper-converged solution enabling users to create and manage LXC containers and KVM virtual machines on the same host, and makes it easy to set up highly available clusters, as well as to manage network and storage via an integrated web-based management interface.
The Krita developers announced just a few moments ago the release and immediate availability for download of the Beta build of the upcoming Krita 3.0 open-source digital painting tool for all supported platforms.
We have spent the last 20 days making over 80 fixes in Krita since the last Alpha build. We have decided it is time to enter the Beta phase! Furthermore, we’ve also spent time on improving our Windows builds. This should fix all the scary G’Mic crashes on Windows.
More important than features is making Propellor prevent more classes of mistakes, by creative use of the type system. The biggest improvement in this area was type checking the OSes of Propellor properties, so Propellor can reject host configurations that combine eg, Linux-only and FreeBSD-only properties.
Want to turn a TV into a Ubuntu computer? The very orange MeLE PCG02U just might be what you’re looking for. This tiny stick computer costs only $70, meaning you can add a desktop to any TV for very little money. It’s the first Ubuntu device from Mele, a Chinese manufacturer that until now has focused on Android and Windows devices.
Ubuntu is starting to show up in lot more places lately: tablets, phones, and this neat little computer-on-a-stick created by MeLE called the PGC02U. It's $70, with an Intel BayTrail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It also comes in Ubuntu orange and has a wee little antenna to help with wireless reception. Liliputing points out that you might want to go ahead and install this build of Ubuntu created by Ian Morrison, as it's designed specifically for stick computers.
Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system is one of many useful enterprise features on top of all the Linux desktop polish in the new OS. But Linux distributions have avoided shipping ZFS support in the past due to licensing issues, and Ubuntu 16.04’s ZFS support sits smack-dab in the middle of a controversial legal gray area.
Like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto is a system that makes it a lot easier and a bit safer to use smartphone functions while inside a car.
When an Android smartphone is connected, it turns the car's infotainment system into a user-friendly Android interface. Through Android Auto, you can use a bunch of smartphone functions directly on the dashboard of your car.
If you've been paying attention to Android rumors for the past month or so, you know that at this point it's a fait accompli that HTC will make two Android Nexus phones this year. It started (as it usually does) with some Chinese sites, was further confirmed (as it usually is) by Evan Blass, and finally today Android Police (which has been on fire with accurate Android leaks for some time now) has weighed in with some codenames and informed speculation.
The startup backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley is most famous today for being elusive - but all that’s about to change. Obi Worldphone told us today its first UK phone will launch here next month, promising style and mid-range specs for a paltry £119.
Obi’s story is unusual – it leveraged the economies of scale of Shenzhen’s manufacturing miracle but added design smarts. Like rival WileyFox, with which it shares some similarities, it’s basing its UK debut around a CyanogenMod design. But it’s aiming for a distinctive style, with devices designed by former head of design at Apple, Robert Brunner. Brunner’s studio designed the "Beats by Dre" headphones.
Obi came out of the shadows in the autumn of 2014, but not much of it has been heard of since. Industry veteran Ankush Chatterjee, a lead in Samsung’s innovation team (from which the curved Edge display came) filled in the gaps for us.
Japanese audio company Onkyo is getting into personal media players this month with the release of its first high-resolution audio device, the DP-X1. This $899 Android-powered PMP sports two ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters and amplifiers — one of each for each channel of audio. The audio chips and circuitry reside on a separate board from the applications processor, with Onkyo aiming to minimize the intrusion of unwanted electrical noise. They even have independent local power supplies for truly phobic level of interference attenuation.
Today, April 27, 2016, Philip Müller from the Manjaro development team has had the pleasure of announcing the release of the third preview build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" operating system.
With Feral Interactive releasing Tomb Raider for Linux, three years after the premiere of the Windows port, many have been wondering about the Linux performance particularly with regards to the graphics driver situation. Here are our initial benchmarks of Feral's port of Tomb Raider on Ubuntu Linux with using NVIDIA graphics. More tests to follow.
Linux has taken over the enterprise. It runs the backbone for many of the largest companies. It's one of the biggest players in big data. If you're serious about moving up the IT ladder, at some point, you're going to have to know Linux.
And although the Linux GUI tools are now as good as those available for any other platform, some tasks will require a bit of command-line knowledge. But where do you begin? You start off where every Linux newbie should... with what I believe are five of the most important commands for new Linux admins to learn.
The Gumstix “Poblano 43C SBC” features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization.
The Gumstix Poblano 43C updates the two-year old Gumstix Pepper SBC, which used the TI Sitara AM335x, the same Cortex-A8 SoC used in the company’s Overo computer-on-modules. The Poblano 43C maintains the 11 x 7.5cm dimensions of the Pepper, but advances to the AM4378 SoC, a faster, but still single-core Cortex-A9 SoC from Texas Instruments.
Hold onto your pants, as you're in for a wild ride! Tomb Raider is officially launching on Linux & SteamOS today.
Feral Interactive have done it again! Tomb Raider is now officially available for Linux, and I have some thoughts and a port report available for you. It’s also the first ever game on Linux to use TressFX.
As a quick follow-up to this morning's news about Tomb Raider coming for Linux today, the game is now officially available.
See that earlier article for more details or by dropping by the Feral mini site for the game.
After being in the works for more than a month, the thrilling Tomb Raider 2013 reboot developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix has been successfully ported to Linux.
As expected, Feral Interactive is behind the Linux port of the acclaimed Tomb Raider game from 2013, whose main protagonist is the gorgeous Lara Croft, and those who have already purchased it for Mac and Windows can now also play it on their GNU/Linux operating systems, including Valve's SteamOS.
It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support.
Within their OpenMandriva "Cooker" development repository is the most interesting support with F2FS support being part of their kernel, shipping f2fs-tools by default, and their Calamares installer allowing F2FS for SSD disks. They've also added a F2FS patch for GRUB2. With that work in OpenMandriva Cooker, users can be running F2FS as their root file-system with ease!
After slightly more than a year since last major GCC release, we are proud
to announce new major GCC release, 6.1.
GCC 6.1 is a major release containing substantial new
functionality not available in GCC 5.x or previous GCC releases.
The C++ frontend now defaults to C++14 standard instead of C++98 it has
been defaulting to previously, for compiling older C++ code that might
require either explicitly compiling with selected older C++ standards,
or might require some code adjustment, see
http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-6/porting_to.html for details. The experimental
C++17 support has been enhanced in this release.
Since the Fedora Developer Portal started last year, it has been the go-to place for information on setting up and using Fedora as a platform for development. This week, the Fedora Developer Portal team announced the release of the refreshed and updated version of the portal.
Just wrapped up another outstanding year at Linux Fest Northwest! Despite some technical hiccups, the guys over at Jupiter Broadcasting did a great job as always. Below, you can also see some former co-hosts that stopped by to chat with the guys at JB. Both myself and openSUSE’s Bryan Lunduke made appearances, however Bryan went a step further and took the show on a trip down memory lane.
Most Linux beginners content themselves with a single system partition and a swap drive. However, as they gain experience, they learn the advantages of dividing the system across several partitions.
Today, April 26, 2016, Parted Magic LLC announced the release of the Parted Magic 2016_04_26 Live CD that users can use to do various system administration tasks.
Parted Magic is a payed distribution, an independent commercial project based on popular open-source software projects, such as the widely used GParted partition editor, TestDisk partition recovery and file undelete tool, and, of course, the Linux kernel.
Today's Parted Magic 2016_04_26 release of the commercial Live CD provides updated partitioning and data recovery tools, among which we can mention Linux kernel 4.5.2, TestDisk 7.1, AMDGPU (xf86-video-amdgpu) 1.1.0, OpenSSL 1.0.1s, OpenSSH 7.2p2, Mozilla Firefox 45.0.2, GNU ddrescue 1.21, NTFS-3G 2016.2.22, Mozilla NSS 3.23, and wimlib 1.9.0.
I had a short but intense affair with Manjaro that ended in our going our separate ways. It was not I who ended what seemed to be a promising relationship, though. Obviously, Manjaro had had enough of me after only 4 days and left me cold.
Some Linux pundits and users have long awaited the year of the Linux desktop. But somehow it still hasn't arrived. A writer at Digital Trends thinks that the year of the Linux desktop is a myth that will never happen.
Firefox and Thunderbird have reached a fork in the road: it’s now the right time for them to part ways on both a technical and organizational level.
Softpedia has been informed today, April 26, 2016, by Vivaldi about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser for all supported platforms.
Yes, we're talking about Vivaldi 1.1, which has been in development for the past month. During this time, it received a total of three RC (Release Candidate) builds that fixed most of the bugs and annoyances reported by Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows users since the release of Vivaldi 1.0 back at the beginning of April 2016.
Hats of for making it happen in India again. Most of the information regarding conference available at web. Though i am using Gnome almost 10+ years, this is my first Gnome summit and also mine first conference as a Keynote speaker.
I was recently asked how to make 3rd party repositories add apps to GNOME Software. This is relevant if you run a internal private repo for employee tools, or are just kind enough to provide a 3rd party repo for Fedora or RHEL users for your free or non-free applications.
ORINDA, CA. Recently, the GNOME Foundation sent out a request seeking donations of ARM build server hardware so that the GNOME project could improve the support and quality of the GNOME desktop on ARM devices.
The Outreachy page has announced the interns for the May-August 2016 internship. There are five interns who will work with GNOME. I look forward to working with Ciarrai, Renata, and Diana on usability testing for GNOME. Congratulations on being accepted to the internship!
Every two years a release of Ubuntu is designated Long-Term Support (LTS). Ubuntu 16.04, code-named Xenial Xerus, is the latest in that line. LTS releases are supported for five years instead of the usual nine months, but they also have less obvious implications. LTS releases are usually geared toward the enterprise, which means they generally include fewer new features and more testing. Both qualities are attractive to risk-averse companies running production software on Ubuntu servers, but provide comparatively little to the desktop user.
However, Xenial Xerus bucks this trend with a handful of new features and some welcome improvements. With the new app store, the stand-alone calendar, and the movable Launcher, Xenial might be one of the more feature-rich releases in a few years. In this review, I’ll start by walking through these new pieces and improvements, and end with a look at how Ubuntu stacks up -- in terms of installation, ease, features, and so on -- against other desktop operating systems you might be familiar with.
Our Pi guy finds a lot to like as he gets down and dirty with Ubuntu MATE’s latest and greatest release for the Raspberry Pi.
Before 16.04 was released, Ubuntu MATE was already setting the pace for what an operating system for the Raspberry Pi should and could be. Prior to Ubuntu MATE, if you wanted to experience all the Raspberry Pi had to offer, then Raspbian was the only game in town. Although Raspbian is Pi’s official OS, it has never really had the look and feel to make the Raspberry Pi seem like it’s a desktop alternative.
Docoss X1 is an Android phone that is priced at Rs 888. Of course, if you’ve never heard of Docoss X1, don’t be surprised; it appears to be a phenomena that has come up in a day, similar to how Ringing Bells and Freedom 251 had flooded the Indian internet.
Along with the Android N Developer Preview, Google released a preview version of Android Studio to allow developers to begin testing their apps. Android Studio 2.1 has now been released to the stable channel with updates to Instant Run, along with other Android N development features.
Most people don't realize that they're not limited to the Android apps found in the Google Play store. There are also great open source apps available from F-Droid. The apps found in F-Droid are both open source and specifically designed for your Android device. In this article, I'll share some of my favorite open source Android apps and share my experiences with each application.
Apple is nowhere near to threaten Samsung for top notch but also far safely ahead of the number 3 rival (Huawei) who can't catch Apple for a long while to come.
Norway wants to make its eGovernment services more user-friendly, writes Jan Tore Sanner, the minister responsible for government modernisation, in a report to parliament on the Digital Agenda for Norway.
Chemistry professor Edward Neth has decided to use an open source textbook for his introductory chemistry course in the fall. The textbook will be free online and $55 to print. (Mei Buzzell/Daily Campus)
Almost two years ago, the University of Connecticut’s Undergraduate Student Government spent $20,000 to help an open-source chemistry textbook make its way into classrooms.
During the upcoming fall semester, Edward Neth, a professor in chemistry, said introductory chemistry courses will use this open-source. The textbook will be free to students electronically and cost $55 printed.
This morning, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson dropped a bombshell: “41 percent of enterprise decision makers say that increasing use of open source is a high or critical priority for 2016.”
Let's a few minutes to talk—well, read and write—about one of my favorite parts of the creative process: concept development. You can call it brainstorming, spit-balling, daydreaming, pre-production, or even imagining. (Just don't call it "ideation," please.
In recent years, astronomers have discovered many planets orbiting other stars. The PANOPTES project aims to put the science and tools necessary for this work in the hands of ordinary folk and crowdsource the discovery of new planets! I had a short Q&A with Wilfred about the project.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are creating a lot of buzz right now, and open source tools are part of the buzz. Google has made a possibly hugely influential contribution to the field of machine learning. It is has open sourced a program called TensorFlow that is freely available. It’s based on the same internal toolset that Google has spent years developing to support its AI software and other predictive and analytics programs.
Flisol is a big event on latam, many communities join and celebrate and exchange free software and knowledge with each others and general public. Normal event will include free software installations, talks and workshops.