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HTC’s Nexus tablet to come with folio style case

September 2, 2014 in Ubuntu

Over the last few months there has been massive speculation in regard to the future of the Nexus range. Some rumours highly suggest Motorola will be making the Nexus 6 (codename Shamu) while other rumours highly anticipate the Nexus 8 will be manufactured by HTC (codenames Flounder/Volantis). Of the two rumours it would seem that HTC and the Nexus 8 are a likely pairing and this was further suggested by the leaked information of the accessories to come with the Nexus 8.
Android Police today released a sketch of what the Nexus 8 case it expected to look like. In the Read the rest of this entry →

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Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show

September 2, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports. Read the rest of this entry →

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VMware goes deeper on OpenStack

September 2, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

If you think VMware has just been fooling around with OpenStack, think again. Oh sure, VMware would prefer if you bought into vCloud Air, but VMware didn’t need a weatherman to know which way the clouds were moving. They’re moving to open source’s OpenStack. Read the rest of this entry →

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Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.6.2

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.6.2, the latest update of the distribution that features a pre-configured VirtualBox for running Windows seamlessly alongside Robolinux: “We are pleased to announce Robolinux Xfce and GNOME version 7.6.2 with several improvements and enhancements. The fast as greased-lightning Robolinux Xfce…. Read the rest of this entry →

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The Trouble With Android

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Don’t get me wrong, Android is a beautiful operating system if ever there was one – and dumbed down to the max, which makes it even more beautiful in the minds of many mobile users. Indeed, you can play on an Android device all day without ever even realizing that you’re working with an operating system or even a computer. Just swipe away and see what they’ll try to sell you next. Read the rest of this entry →

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A free culture event in Pakistan

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most successful free culture events worldwide. A global photo competition organized by local Wikimedia chapters and groups, it has been running since 2010 and has grown larger each year. For 2014, we speak to Saqib Qayyum from Wikimedia Pakistan about how the event will help promote the commons to new communities.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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Try GNOME 3.14 Beta 1 with Wayland Without Installing Anything

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

GNOME is working to implement official Wayland support for the upcoming 3.14 release and they seem to be more than half way there. It’s difficult to test the new GNOME 3.14 Beta updates that have been made until now, especially with the Wayland integration, but a Reddit user posted a short and easy-to-follow tutorial in this regard. Read the rest of this entry →

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Raspberry Pi gets a brand new browser

September 1, 2014 in Ubuntu

The Raspberry Pi team has been working on a new browser for pi users. They have been working with Collabora to create an HTML5 capable modern browser. The browser is here and Pi users can install it easily.
Announcing the new browser Eben Upton, a founder of Raspberry Pi says, “Eight months and a lot of hard work later, we’re finally ready. As you can see from the video below, Epiphany on Pi is now a plausible alternative to a desktop browser for all but the most JavaScript-heavy sites.”
The browser is based on Epiphany (aka GNOME Web), as a replacement for Read the rest of this entry →

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Code for Germany project launches

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched Code for Germany! We presented the project to the media, to our international partners, to friends, city representatives and to members of our Advisory Board in advance of the OK Festival in Berlin. It was a pleasure for us to welcome partners, supporters, and members of the program on stage. Among them were Lynn Fine from Code for America, Gabriella Goméz-Mont from the Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost from Digital Champion Germany, and Nicolas Zimmer from Technologiestiftung Berlin.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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Pushbullet Indicator Gets (Partial) Universal Copy & Paste Support

September 1, 2014 in Ubuntu

Pushbullet Indicator was updated today with a cool new feature: it now partially supports Pushbullet’s recent universal copy & paste feature.Universal Copy & Paste allows you to copy a link or some text from a device and paste it on another device. For now, this feature only works one way with Pushbullet Indicator: you can copy a link or some text on your Android device and then paste it on your Ubuntu desktop, but it doesn’t work the other way around, because the Pushbullet API doesn’t allow this for now. Note: this feature currently only works with Android but the Read the rest of this entry →

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Black Lab Linux 5.1 Released

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Today we are pleased to release the next in the 5 series of Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux 5.1 contains many updates, new features and enhancements to the Black Lab Linux distribution.Since this is an incremental release we are also making it available for download immediately instead of waiting the 30 day period in where we normally deliver it. Read the rest of this entry →

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Ambiance & Radiance Colors Themes Updated With Xfce Fixes

September 1, 2014 in Ubuntu

Quick update for Ambiance & Radiance Colors fans: the theme pack was updated (version 14.04.6) today with quite a few Xfce fixes such as: fixed window borders on non-Debian distros, fixed Xfce GTK3 indicator background and more.For those not familiar with Ambiance & Radiance Colors, this is a theme pack that provides Ubuntu’s Ambiance and Radiance themes in 12 color variations: blue, brown, graphite, green, orange – different from the default orange -, pink, purple, red and yellow, aqua, teal and manila. The theme pack supports Unity, Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon and GNOME Flashback (doesn’t work properly with GNOME Shell).Changes in Read the rest of this entry →

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Nautilus / Nemo `Folder Color` Extension Gets Support For Custom Colors

September 1, 2014 in Ubuntu

Folder Color is a tool that lets you easily change folders icon color, available for Nautilus and unofficially, for Nemo file manager.The purpose of this tool is not to completely change the color of your icon theme but to allow you to easily spot a certain folder or to mark some folders. For instance, you can change your last holiday pictures folder to green so you can spot it easily, change some important folder icon color to black, organize your music folders by using different colors for various artists, organize your documents folders and so on.Folder Color was updated to Read the rest of this entry →

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Mozilla Improving Security Processes After Exposing Developer Data

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Denelle Dixon-Thayer, senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Mozilla, told eWEEK that the recent incidents have confirmed to Mozilla the importance of a review effort that got started last year. That effort encompasses a full review of Mozilla’s practices around data, including the various non-Mozilla projects that Mozilla supports. Read the rest of this entry →

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Matching databases to Linux distros

September 1, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

According to market analysts IDC, Linux accounted for 28.5 percent of all server revenue at the close of 2013. It doesn’t surprise anyone that Linux is popular – low support costs and high stability are what Linux is known for. But it is surprising just how many dollars it rakes in – IDC estimates Linux generated $US14.1 billion last year in hardware revenue alone. Read the rest of this entry →

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