India regulates software patents

legal_compThe Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, India has issued an amendment on Feb 19, 2016 to deny grants to software-only patent applications. This is an updated set of guidelines to the original Patents Act (1970) which underwent several minor modifications earlier but not a serious one such as this. Continue reading India regulates software patents

Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition brings convergence

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The wait is over! Canonical has announced the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet a few hours back delivering on its long-awaited promise of convergence! The device is powered by a MediaTek Quad Core processor. When you connect it to a larger screen (your TV, for example), you get to enjoy the Ubuntu desktop edition. Canonical also states this is just the first device in the convergent series, there’s more to come. Continue reading Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition brings convergence

Introducing rating for software reviews

cool_penguin_smallOpen source and Linux software evaluation keeps the TuxDiary team busy. That’s how we bring interesting software and hacks to you throughout the year. However, we have never used any rating system to provide a brief but indicative overview of the utility under review. Here’s the good news: TuxDiary has introduced a rating system from 01 Jan, 2016!

A rating system does help readers get a quick idea of the software. Recently we have been receiving requests from users on the same line. What can be a better time to start it other than the new year? Continue reading Introducing rating for software reviews