Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have dominated the smartphone industry for quite some time, although many competitors have tried to get a slice of the market. Now it’s Canonical’s turn to try by launching a mobile version of Ubuntu. Read the rest of this entry »
After Q comes R and so after Quantal Quetzal will come Raring Ringtail. Shuttlewort has just revealed that this is the name for the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04.
Mark Shuttleworth revealed in a blog post that Ubuntu 13.04 will be released in april next year and code-named Raring Ringtail. The founder of Canonical says that the goal is to get support for both tablets, TV and telephony before the next long-term version of Ubuntu is released, i.e Ubuntu 14.04.
This disclosure comes at roughly the same time as Ubuntu 12.10 is about to be released, which is happening at this writing.
The largest power consumer in a notebook computer is the monitor and CPU, but other components are also good at drawing power. Now the software Powertop has reached version 2.0 and brings several new elements to the table. Read the rest of this entry »
Hard tohold on for 13 October? The second beta of Ubuntu 11.10 is available for download for those who are impatient. Ubuntu 10.11 will be released in October 13 but it is already possible to download the second beta. Read the rest of this entry »
Twenty years after the Linux kernel was first released and eight years after Linux 2.6 arrived, we have arrived at Linux 3.0. What’s new in the latest kernel? Read the rest of this entry »
How cheap can a Linux computerbe? If we are to believe the English Foundation Raspberry Pi may be just £15 or roughly $25. This includes a circuit with an ARM processor, 128 megabytes of memory, a USB port and an HDMI port for the display. There will also be support for SD memory.
The computer, which also is one of the world’s smallest, is still at the prototype stage, but Raspberry think they may be for sale within a year. The OS is a stripped down version of Ubuntu 9.04. The computer should be able to run 1080p displays, capable of OpenGL and even touchscreens.
The price is just for the bare necessities though. You will have to “upgrade” it with a keyboard, monitor and USB hub, but the sticker price away is nevertheless the lowest we’ve seen so far. According to the Foundation these little machines are targeted for schools and institutes.
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OpenSUSE is a community-driven Linux distribution sponsored by Novell. The technology in openSUSE usually finds its way into Suse Linux Enterprise Server and Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop eventually. Now OpenSuse 11.4 is available for download and there are lots of news.
In opensuse you can choose from several window managers, including KDE Plasma desktop 4.6.1, Gnome 2:32, Xfce 4.8 and LXDE. FreeType in openSUSE 11.4 will provide better-looking fonts. Opensuse 11.4 will also come with a preview of Gnome 3 due later this spring. Read the rest of this entry »
Adobe warns of a new security hole in Adobe Flash Player, which has been used for targeted attacks by embedding a Flash object in an Excel sheet. Adobe Reader is also affected.
Adobe has released a warning about a new critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, which has been used in targeted attacks. Adobe is now working on an update that should close the security hole.
The security hole is found in the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, which in recent years has been plagued by serious security holes and has been seen as taking candy from kids for the computer criminals. They have used Adobe vulnerabilities in browsers and operating systems with limited control over security.
Chip manufacturers have some hot processors on the way to the next generations of iPads and Android tablets. Most of them will have multiple cores with ARM architecture, which hold back the power consumption.
For people who dream of buying an iPAD or an Android tablet, one thing is now clear – there is considerably more horsepower under the bonnet of the next generation.
Here are a few suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »