Some Lenovo PCs can’t run Linux (update: Microsoft response)

Lenovo just can’t seem to avoid troubles with its PC firmware. Linux users are worried that some of Lenovo’s PCs, such as variants of the Yoga 710 and Yoga 900, aren’t allowing them to install their preferred operating system. They note that the systems’ solid-state drives use a RAID mode that Linux doesn’t understand. That’s

Android Banking Trojan First to Gain Root Privileges

Developers behind an Android banking Trojan have fortified the malware with an exploit to help it gain root privileges; this is the first time a mobile banker that tries to obtain root privileges has been seen in the wild. Researchers detected the Tordow Trojan in February, but attackers have apparently tweaked it over the last

Q4OS 1.6.2 ‘Orion’ Linux Distro Released, Based On Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 ‘Jessie’

Q4OS is a Debian-based open source Linux distribution that comes with Trinity desktop environment, which is forked from KDE. The latest release, Q4OS 1.6.2 ‘Orion’, improves the previous version and fixes the bugs reported by users. The existing Q4OS 1.6 or 1.6.1 OS users are advised to update their systems to the latest version. Last

DualToy Windows Trojan Attacks Android, iOS Devices

A Windows Trojan called DualToy has been discovered that can side load malicious apps onto Android and iOS devices via a USB connection from an infected computer. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks said DualToy has been in existence since January 2015, and it originally was limited to installing unwanted apps and displaying mobile ads on

Another Day, Another Anomaly: Paramount Issues DMCA Takedown On Ubuntu Linux Torrent

The legacy copyright industries keep insisting that it’s “easy” to recognize when something is infringing and thus it’s “easy” to stop copyright infringement. They’re very, very wrong on both counts for a variety of reasons. We could go into the details for why, but it’s easier to just let them show us themselves. Not too

UbuntuBSD 16.04 “A New Hope” Beta 1 Now Available Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dubbed “A New Hope,” the UbuntuBSD 16.04 Beta 1 release is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) GNU/Linux distribution and borrows the kernel from the FreeBSD 10.3 operating system. As usual, Xfce is used as the default desktop environment, and the OS features a new init system based on OpenRC and BusyBox. UbuntuBSD

The best Linux laptop: The 2016 Dell XPS 13

Make no mistake about it. The 2016 Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is wonderful. It’s fast, its display is gorgeous, and, at less than three pounds, you can carry and code with it anywhere. But, oh, that price tag! The system itself is powered by a dual-core, 2.2GHz 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6560U Skylake

Star Cloud PCG03U is a compact Ubuntu PC for $90

Chinese device maker has been offering tiny Windows and Android computers for a few years, but the company first came to my attention back in 2012 when I learned that the Android-powered Mele A1000 TV box was also able to run Linux. This year the company started selling some products with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed, and

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS to Deliver the Kernel & Graphics Stack from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

On August 4, 2016, Canonical will announce the fifth and last point release of its long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS. Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will offer users the latest Linux kernel and graphics stacks from the current LTS (Long Term Support) version of the operating system, Ubuntu

Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) represents the first release from Canonical to deliver long-term support since 2011 (version 14). While the latest improvements may not be entirely revolutionary, Ubuntu 16.04 rounds up exciting features to fortify the server base and enhance the desktop experience. One of the key updates in this release comes by way

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon and MATE Editions Officially Released

After being available to download for the past couple of days, the leader of the Ubuntu-based operating system has made the release official, allowing users to download the final Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE editions from a mirror close to them, or via the project’s torrent links. Prominent features of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”

Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases. This is not the first time Ubuntu developers are discussing the matter of Canonical dropping support for 32-bit PCs, but each time a developer re-opens the topic, things are getting much

New Nextbit OS based on Android N launching in Q4 with significant battery life improvements

Nextbit’s marquee feature for the Robin intelligently manages storage by backing it up to the cloud for easy access and restore. Now a new version of Nextbit OS launching in Q4 hopes to deliver significantly longer battery life through similar intelligence too. The announcement is lacking on specific details and numbers, but Nextbit is not

Entroware Releases Powerful Linux Gaming Laptop with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Athena, Entroware’s first 17-inch Linux gaming laptop that comes with either the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) with the modern Unity interface or Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS for those who want a more customizable and lightweight desktop environment on their already high-performant workstation. Entroware Athena is a high-performant gaming laptop. Why? Because it ships with

Logic Supply Launches CL100 Ultra-Compact Mini-PC Powered by Ubuntu or Windows

The CL100 was supposed to be unveiled at the Digital Signage Expo 2016 at the end of March, and now it is finally available for purchase from the company’s website for the mere price of $302 (€270) without a primary storage device or $347 (€310) with a 32GB mSATA SSD. Commercialized by Logic Supply as

Ubuntu Core Now Ready for Screenly, a Digital Signage Solution for Raspberry Pi

Canonical has announced a partnership with Screenly to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system to the world’s most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi. As many of you are already aware from our previous coverage, Snappy Ubuntu Core is a slimmed-down version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, engineered by Canonical for

New Android malware disguises itself as a Chrome update

There’s a new info-stealing malware hiding out there in a familiar cloak, waiting to infect your Android device. Zscaler’s security research team, ThreatLabZ, discovered the malware, which hides in the form of an Android Google Chrome update. The domains used by the infostealer look like file names for Google updates, but each URL is only

WhatsApp 2.16.20 Download Available for Android Devices

WhatsApp is one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there, being used by millions of people every day. The application is now totally free, as Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, has decided to remove the annual fee of 0.99 dollars. The new WhatsApp 2.16.20 APK (installation) file has 27MB in size and it

Full Circle #107 is here!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX, and The Pocket Server * Graphics : Inkscape * Chrome Cult: Apricity OS * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer * Ubuntu Devices * Review: Able2Extract 10, and Deepin OS * Ubuntu Games: Saints Row IV, and The Kindred plus: News,

Tele2 Adopts Canonical’s Ubuntu Open Source OpenStack Cloud for NFV

Canonical scored another major telecom partnership related to its open source Ubuntu Linux platform this week, when Tele2 announced that it is moving more operations to the cloud using Canonical’s Ubuntu-based OpenStack platform. Tele2 is a major European telecommunications provider. On Wednesday, it announced that it is migrating more of its infrastructure to the cloud