Canonical has announced Ubuntu 16.04 (aka Xenial Xerus) and the ISOs of the Ubuntu family are available for download. Ubuntu 16.04 (with Unity desktop) comes with tonnes of goodies and fresh software for end users as well as server maintainers. Let’s take a quick look. Continue reading Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is in! What’s new?
Red Hat published its FY16 Q4 results and in a historic achievement became the first company running its business on open-source technology to the cross $2B revenue mark. Incidentally, Red Hat was also the first company to cross the $1B mark as a company doing business with Linux. Continue reading A $2B open-source company? Red Hat!
Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 will allow placing the launcher at the top or bottom of the desktop
The 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
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
XFCE live desktop (checked-in earlier this week)
Open 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
More and more fascinating utilities are being open sourced by their authors. The last week saw two very interesting utilities which had been closed source and popular – hashcat and ZeroDB. Continue reading hashcat & ZeroDB open sourced
Collabora has published a fresh infographic on LibreOffice usage and various other statistics. The numbers are up and promising compared to last year’s data. Continue reading LibreOffice: 100 million active users