10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows | PCWorld

10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows | PCWorld.

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for newcomers to Linux. Zorin OS 9 just made its debut with a familiar, Windows 7-like interface by default. 

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one.

The measure of a great gaming platform is if people want to use it to play games on. Linux qualifies as a successful (even, great) gaming platform.

New Linux Foundation Members Leverage Global Linux Growth

New Linux Foundation Members Leverage Global Linux Growth.

The Linux Foundation announced that BearingPoint GmbH, Daynix, Linaro Limited and Systena are joining the organization.

Design News – Blog – Why Use Linux for Device Drivers?

Design News – Blog – Why Use Linux for Device Drivers?.

The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. Linux is a system where technical excellence is king.

ARM and Qualcomm Release a New Guide About 32-bit to 64-bit SoCs

ARM and Qualcomm Release a New Guide About 32-bit to 64-bit SoCs.

This is a very interesting presentation about the benefit of 64 bits architecture in ARM processors. Good reading!

The great Ars experiment—free and open source software on a smartphone?! | Ars Technica

The great Ars experiment—free and open source software on a smartphone?! | Ars Technica.

With some work, it’s possible to turn a modern Android smartphone into a Google-less, completely open device. FOSS stands for “free and open source software,” and when we say “free” we don’t mean free of cost, but free of restrictions. The SoC in the Nexus 4 is made by Qualcomm, and many of the drivers for it are closed source. The CyanogenMod repository has a list of closed source drivers in each device branch called “proprietary-blobs.txt.” 

CyanogenMod takes AOSP, adds a bunch of handy enhancements, and ports it to tons of devices. There is a project out there called “Replicant,” which is based on CyanogenMod and aims to build a completely open source version of Android. There are only about 1,000 apps in F-Droid.

And in the end, the hunt for diverse apps such as word processor, maps or calendar happens to be a real hazard.

 

Lightweight Linux distro CoreOS gets production-ready | SiliconANGLE

Lightweight Linux distro CoreOS gets production-ready | SiliconANGLE.

CoreOS Linux distro is designed to be extremely lightweight. CoreOS takes up about 40 percent less RAM than other Linux distros.The new production-ready version 367.1.0 is built on the Linux kernel version 3.15.3.

OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Android L Update Guide – International Business Times

OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Android L Update Guide – International Business Times.

OnePlus One smartphone garnered positive reviews. One of the best Android phones to be released this year will be getting theAndroid L update. One of the selling points of the OnePlus One smartphone is its added CyanogenMod custom build feature.

New Android-based camera promises galaxy, nearly delivers

New Android-based camera promises galaxy, nearly delivers.

 A camera running Android is the missing piece of killer hardware.

The problem? Android is a horribly fragmented platform with hundreds of different devices with fluctuating sizes and features.

The Galaxy Camera 2 (MSRP $449.99) is the best option for people who want a dedicated camera that runs Android apps. The real trouble spots are found when you zoom in or try to take photos in low light. amsung has included an option called “MobileLink” that automatically sends any photos right to your phone without the need for a shared WiFi connection.