Samsung’s Android browser gets ad blocking capabilities

Samsung is today adding support for content and ad blocking plugins to the web browser preinstalled on its Android phones. The updated browser, which is being pushed to Samsung phones with Android Marshmallow starting today, with plans for Lollipop availability in the coming months, will let users install helper apps that block ads from websites

FCM#105 is OUT!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX and Using GnuCash * Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX. * Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer * Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9 * Review: MyGica ATV582 TV Box *

Telco Demos With Juju: DataArt

Telecom operators currently need months to deploy new value added services to production. Not any more! Take a look into how DataArt is using Juju, Docker and other Webscale technologies and applying them to the telecom world. You can deploy a telecom solution in minutes, auto-scale it and change services even while a live audience […]

Canonical Cloud Chatter: January 2016

Happy New Year! This January we’ve been busy with the release of Juju GUI 2.0 and MAAS 1.9 whilst getting ready for Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona in February. As always, catch up on our partner news, download our brand new eBook and enjoy this month’s video – a presentation about the Juju app […]

Reddit’s official Android app arrives in beta today

Reddit finally (almost) has its own official apps. The company released its first Android app in beta today, according to an announcement by Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Huffman says the iOS version will follow “soon.” “We are all redditors,” Huffman wrote in the post, “and we are all driven to understand why Reddit works for

Monthly News – January 2016

News Donations Hello everyone! Before I start with the news, I’d like to share a few words about the donations we received in December. You sent us an unprecedented number of donations for an all-time high total of $16,736! We had to check the stats twice to make sure this wasn’t a mistake. This follows […]

Google Hangouts 7.0 for Android asks users to stop using it for SMS

Remember when Google finally integrated SMS into Hangouts, bringing Google’s beleaguered IM client a little closer to Apple’s iMessage? It seems like Google is now backing away from this strategy. In the newest update, Hangouts 7.0, the app now pops up a dialog box suggesting that you stop using Hangouts for SMS and switch to

Canonical teams with Oracle to drive enterprise cloud adoption

Collaboration to drive innovation and flexibility into enterprise cloud deployments Ubuntu Certified Images now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace Running development and production on Ubuntu can remove migration and engineering costs Canonical today announced that it is working with Oracle to provide enterprises with greater flexibility in the way they develop and deploy large-scale workloads […]

Ubuntu Touch Will Soon Be Able to Connect to Wi-Fi Displays via Miracast

The Ubuntu developers are finally working on a new feature called Aethercast for Ubuntu phones, which is a way to connect to the Miracast protocol. One of the issues with the Ubuntu convergence is that it’s only available for the Nexus 4 devices, which can output video via an MHL connection. Other Ubuntu phones don’t

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. New […]

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. New […]

Full Circle Magazine #104

You’ve one more thing to open this holiday season: Full Circle #104. This holiday month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Install Mint on Raid 0 and Using The TOP Command * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult: Security * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer Pt.1 *

USN-2843-3: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

郭永刚 discovered that the ppp implementation in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid. A local attacker with the privilege to call ioctl() on /dev/ppp could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7799) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel’s keyring handler attempted to garbage collect incompletely instantiated keys.

Resolving Big Data in the New Year

It’s probably best to have your New Year’s resolutions planned before January 1st is actually here. I started talking about this a few days ago with my friends. I have a few things in mind, one is to ride a century ride on my bike this year (that’s 100 miles or 160km). Another is to […]

Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Is Now the Most Advanced Stable Version Available

The 4.3 branch of the Linux kernel is a really popular one and it’s been adopted by many distros. From the looks of it, the maintainers will continue to provide support for it, but it’s not clear for how long. There is already a 4.1.15 version that has been declared long-term, so it’s difficult to

WANdisco joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that WANdisco has joined the Charm Partner Programme (CPP). Canonical’s CPP helps solution providers get the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju, enabling instant workload deployment, integration and scaling with a click of a mouse. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready to be used on most […]

CentOS Linux 7 1511 is here — download the free enterprise-class operating system now

For large businesses looking to embrace Linux and open source solutions, one of the best — if not the best — enterprise-grade operating systems is RHEL. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is rock solid and offers legendary support. What if you aren’t a big business, however, and don’t need, or cannot afford Red Hat support? In

Linux Mint Based on Debian Is Catching Up with the Ubuntu Version

The two major version of Linux Mint, one based on Ubuntu and one based on Debian, have coexisted for some time, but the main focus of the team has been on the Ubuntu one. Their explanation has been a very clear one. The Ubuntu version is much more downloaded and used than the Debian one.

Linux Mint 17.3 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit Linux Mint 17.3 MATE OEM 64-bit Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an […]

Monthly News – November 2015

News Our apologies for posting these news so late. Since the website and forums went down, we’ve been hit by two new server issues. Two of our repository servers lost their hard drives. That’s a total of 3 servers going down in just a few weeks.  This time around we had full backups though and […]