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

A preview of features for the ‘Barcelona’ release

Join us for a short overview of what the next Flightgear release within the new automated three-month release cycle will bring!

FG goes to Spain

The most visible change to first-time users will be the change of the default airport. For the future, we plan to name every release after the default airport, and thus while the last release has been ‘San Francisco’ (or 2016.1), the next release (2016.2) will go to the beautiful city of Barcelona. Look forward to some impressive scenery and all-new VRF tutorials and suggested flights in the region!

Improvements to scenery

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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

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes”, the twentieth Alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This Alpha features 10 new maps, core functionality for a cinematic in-game camera, the ability to share dropsites with your allies, and more! The … Continue reading

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

Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 begins international rollout

It may be two years old, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is going to completely neglect the Galaxy S5. As it turns out, the Korean tech giant has just started pushing the Android Marshmallow update to S5 (SM-G900L) users in Korea. According to SamMobile, Galaxy S5 owners with unlocked devices running on LG Uplus’ network

How to join Snapchat’s Android beta and get new features before anyone else

Snapchat isn’t just for sexting anymore… it’s also for throwing up rainbows. Joking aside, Snapchat has become a force to be reckoned with in the massive mobile messaging market, used by people young and old to chat with friends and follow their favorite celebrities. The app has gotten more and more complex and feature rich

Millions of Android devices vulnerable to new Stagefright exploit

Security researchers have successfully exploited the Android-based Stagefright bug and remotely hacked a phone, which may leave millions devices vulnerable to attack. Israeli software research company NorthBit claimed it had “properly” exploited the Android bug that was originally described as the “worst ever discovered”. The exploitation, called Metaphor, is detailed in a research paper from

VMware vRealizes that vRealize has XSS bugs on Linux

A tricky Tuesday for VMware’s vRealize products, which have received the first maintenance release for version 7 and also become the subject of a security alert. Let’s do the alert first, as it explains that several vRealize products have a pair of cross-site-scripting bugs that could compromise a user’s workstation. The mess means that vRealize

Dell’s Ubuntu-powered Precision Sputnik now available worldwide

The Precision line of Dell’s one-time skunkworks Ubuntu developer PCs, Project Sputnik, has hit worldwide availability. Project mastermind Barton George, senior technologist at the office of Dell’s CTO, announced availability of the Precision line of Ubuntu workstations with the US launch of the fifth generation of XPS 12 developer edition. XPS was the first of