Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2011-10-13 03:16.
The title says it all! Canonical will unleash the highly anticipated Ubuntu 11.10 operating system somewhere around 10:00 AM GTM tomorrow, October 13th.
With this blog article we just wanted to inform our readers about some of the new features implemented by Canonical in the new Ubuntu release.
Ubuntu 11.10 will still feature the Unity interface, but on top of the new GNOME 3.2 desktop environment. An amazing new login screen, a totally new Package Manager and bleeding edge apps, like Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1 and Thunderbird 7.0.1 or LibreOffice 3.4.3, will also be part of this release. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2011-10-13 03:10.
Google isn’t reinventing the wheel with a new feature it is testing that allows any two computers using its Chrome browser to connect with each other. But integrating remote desktop functionality into a Google product may be welcome to some users who may not trust third-party vendors that already offer the service.
Called Chrome Remote Desktop, the new feature is in beta testing and lets you connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including systems running Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, as well as Chromebooks. The app can access all data on a remote computer and requires the person sharing access to their computer to give a code to the person who will tap into it remotely. That authentication must be done every time access is granted. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2011-10-13 03:02.
Linux User talks to Canonical’s Gerry Carr to get the full low-down on Ubuntu 11.10 ‘Oneric Ocelot’ ahead of its 13th October launch…
Gerry Carr is a busy man. As director of communications at Canonical, it’s his job to make sure that everyone knows what to expect from the launch of Ubuntu 11.10 – also known, in classic Ubuntu fashion, by its animal codename Oneiric Ocelot. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Thu, 2011-09-29 20:44.
Amazon was widely expected to announce a Kindle-branded tablet today, and it did -- also revealing three additional Kindles, two breaking the magical $100 price barrier. The $200 Kindle Fire has a seven-inch color IPS (in-plane switching display), "cloud-accelerated" Silk browser, dual-core processor, and 8GB of flash storage, while the $150 Kindle Touch 3G, $99 Kindle Touch, and $79 Kindle all include six-inch E Ink screens and either 2GB or 4GB of flash. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-09-28 03:21.
According to market analyst Nielsen’s August market data, more than half (56 percent) of the smartphones acquired over the most recent three months ran Android. Perhaps the market analyst’s most interesting observation, though, is that innovators prefer Android to iOS by a margin of 40 to 32 percent.
In terms of competition among the top smartphone OSes, Nielson’s data pegs Google’s Android OS market share at 43 percent, followed by Apple’s iOS at 28 percent, RIM’s Blackberry at 18 percent, and all others (including Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 7 and Windows Phone 7) at 11 percent. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-09-28 03:16.
The Android Marketplace offers a variety of games to choose from. Even though many of those games are absolutely free, only a handful of them are open source. While that may not bother many Android users, there are a lot of FOSS enthusiasts who love to have everything that’s open source. So, whether you’re an open source fanatic, or a FOSS purist, here are 5 great open source games that you can try out on your Android device. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-09-13 02:09.
Security scares are so commonplace in the tech industry today that it's virtually impossible to keep track of them all. Security scares in the Linux world, however, are still rare enough as to cause at least a small collective gasp of consternation.
That, indeed, is just what happened recently when it was discovered that the Kernel.org site had been breached last month. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-09-13 02:04.
Usually making Ubuntu mount a partition at startup would require fiddling with the “fstab” which is confusing. The easiest way to mount your partitions automatically when you turn on your computer is by reading this article. So let’s get started!
We are going to install the program that will make the process easy is called “Storage Device Manager”. Enter this command in a terminal window to install it: sudo apt-get install pysdm Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-09-13 02:00.
For students who need a calculator that offers memory, trigonometric, graphs or even factorial functions, this list of 15 free calculators for use on your laptop, desktop or mobile device will get you started with solving complex equations.
All operating systems provide a calculator, but most offer only basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. For students who need a calculator that offers memory, trigonometric, graphs or even factorial functions, this list of 15 free calculators for use on your laptop, desktop or mobile device will get you started with solving complex equations. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-08-24 02:00.
Distributors lose their rights when they violate GPLv2, but the Free Software Foundation is more forgiving in its license enforcement to encourage continued participation in the free software community. GPLv3 has improved termination provisions to codify this approach, giving developers one more reason to upgrade. Read More