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September 18, 2013
After managing Google’s Android Open Source Project for nearly a half-dozen years, Jean-Baptiste Queru is now a Yahoo employee. The move follows Queru’s frustration with Android hardware partners and driver software just last month.
The next CEO better be bold, decisive and ready to focus on a core mission. That may mean upsetting the political apple cart, and letting go of some cash cows, but that's the way it's got to be.
If anyone understands the importance of a good text editor, it's a Linux user stuck on Windows. Sure, Microsoft supplies Notepad and Wordpad, but neither really feels like the powerful sort of text editor a Linux user expects. Enter Notepad++.
Mayer poaches mobile talent from old stomping grounds. The former head of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) at Google has jumped ship to the competition. Jean-Baptiste Quéru announced that he has accepted a job at Yahoo! via his Twitter feed on Tuesday, and the Purple Palace quickly responded with a welcome tweet.
Ramone 0.97 has been released. Ramone is a DIY GNU/Linux distribution based on LFS (Linux From Scratch) project. RPM is used as Ramone's package manager, and you can use 'yum', 'mock' on Ramone. The default desktop environment is GNOME, and KDE, XFCE, LXDE are also supported. There are two architectures in Ramone release now: i686 and x86_64.
Canonical announced a few minutes ago, September 17, that they've updated the Mozilla Firefox packages to version 24.0, on all their supported Ubuntu operating systems, making Ubuntu the first Linux distribution with Firefox 24.
Gaetan Bisson has announced on September 17 that the /etc/sysctl.conf configuration file will be deprecated in the Arch Linux operating system, because of systemd 207 or later.
Jolla announced that its Sailfish OS is now fully compatible with Android, letting the Linux-based mobile OS run Android apps, as well as operate on hardware configured for Android. Jolla also announced that a second batch of pre-orders for its Sailfish-based Jolla phones will open later this week, after having sold out its first shipment in August.
App Grid can essentially be seen as an equivalent to the Ubuntu Software Center, but done differently. The hope is that you will be able to discover and install apps for your computer with pleasure. This is a initial release, so there are still many improvements that could be made.
LXDE is a desktop environment, which aims the low-performance hardware and old computers. However, you can use it on with modern computers and accessories too, making them flashing fast. LXLE is an Ubuntu based distribution using LXDE desktop with the LTS kernel. It has some added features not found in Lubuntu. We will try to mimic them in Debian.
For a long time its been stated that to secure your Linux machine you should change the default port number of services such as SSH and your favorite web server. While this is still a good step to take if you’re overly paranoid (or tired of port scanning alerts…), there’s got to be better ways to do this, right? Well, you would be correct! Here we will secure SSH with Google Authenticator to create a two-factor authentication method.
Worried about the NSA and other online eavesdroppers? Then startup QSAlpha is working on the smartphone for you.
Despite the rise in the number of patent trolls launching lawsuits affecting open source software, there are some glimmers of hope. The America Invents Act that was signed into law in September 2011 has provided new ways to prevent the issuance of over-broad software patents that could fuel future lawsuits.
If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself with VLC or MPlayer. There are also command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. This tutorial describes how to check video formats from the command line on Linux.
September 17, 2013
Nearly a decade ago, two friends set out to create a full project management platform for open source software called Bountysource. The year was 2004 and the friends were Warren Konkel and David Rappo, and their vision included creating code repositories, file hosting, issue tracking, and bounty support.
For those of you needing to install Ubuntu for the first time, you may not be sure how to install Ubuntu or what steps are included in this install. Thankfully, you found an article that may help you completely. In this tutorial, I will walk the readers through the whole installation process of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring). The previous and most likely future versions are the same plus or minus a few options.