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
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
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.
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
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
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.
On November 8, the antiX development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX 15 GNU/Linux distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system and dubbed Fusion, antiX MX 15 Beta 1 is powered by Liquorix Linux 4.2 kernel for the
On November 8, Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra project had the great pleasure of informing us of the release and immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 computer operating system. Being a rolling release OS, Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 is only an installation media that contains all the updated software packages that had been
Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution, is set to debut its latest release on Oct. 22. Ubuntu 15.10, also referred to as the Wily Werewolf, follows the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release that debuted April 23. Ubuntu 15.10 includes an updated Firefox 41 Web browser, LibreOffice 5 office suite and
The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld gaming device aimed at a very specific niche: folks looking for a versatile, open source machine that can run desktop Linux apps and emulate game consoles including the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy DS. It’s been in development for a few years, but
If you have ever watch the world without linux animations which released on the 24th anniversary of the first LInux kernel release, now it is time to meet the creator and have a great sight what is she like. This article provide a deep interview on the world without linux series creator. Its cover her
How many times did you use Linux this morning? Chances are you used Linux a lot as you went through your morning routine, from checking your phone to switching on your TV to hear the morning’s news as you ironed your shirt or made your coffee. Linux today is everywhere. For a lot of Linux
The distribution is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and we have just received an email from Animesoft International informing us about the availability for the final release of their Ubuntu-based Linux Mangaka Chu distribution. We reported last week that the upcoming Chu edition of Mangaka Linux is in development with a first Release Candidate (RC)
One of the many benefits of open source software is that it offers some protection from having programs disappear or stop working. If part of a platform changes in a non-compatible way, users are free to modify the program so that it continues to work in the new environment. At a level above the software,
According to Mr. d’Emmabuntus, the Emmabuntus 3 1.02 release is now based on Canonical’s latest long-term supported Xubuntu 14.04.3 (Trusty Tahr) operating system, which is built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, updates various add-ons for the pre-installed Mozilla Firefox and Chromium web browsers, as well as for the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news
Mr. Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team reports that Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS is now available for download and, as its version number suggests, it is based on the latest point release of Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, including the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.3 LTS,
The first kernel vulnerability patched in Ubuntu 15.04 has been discovered by Benjamin Randazzo and it is related to an information leak in Linux kernel’s md (multiple devices) driver, which could allow a privileged, local attacker to retrieve sensitive information from the kernel. The second security flaw was discovered by Marc-André Lureau in Linux kernel’s
The FSF’s 30th anniversary celebrations are this Saturday, October 3rd. We are so excited about our party and User Freedom Summit! RSVPs for the FSF30 party will be closed as soon as we hit our capacity limit, which we expect to happen by midnight tomorrow at the latest. If you are registered to attend the
Here’s a quick video on how to put your Ubuntu phone into Windowed (aka: desktop) mode.