Linux’s most popular media center program Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has announced the release of its new version Kodi 15 codenamed Isengard. Installing Kodi 15 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint is fairly easy, thanks to the official PPA.
Greece is in news for unfortunate reasons related to IMF and EU these days. But there is a good news coming from Greece for Open Source enthusiasts. The administration of Greek town Livadeia has decided to get rid of Microsoft Office for open source alternative LibreOffice. This switch to LibreOffice was announced in May this year […]
Ubuntu Mate has been rapidly gaining popularity ever since its first release last year as Ubuntu Mate 14.04. Few months back only we heard that Linux hardware manufacturer Entroware will be shipping with the option of Ubuntu Mate pre-installed on its laptop range and mini PCs. Ubuntu Mate has also stuck a deal with Portugal […]
Atom 1.0 is here. One of the best open source code editors, Atom was available for public uses for almost a year but this is the first stable version of the most talked about text/code editor of recent times. Promoted as the “hackable text editor for 21st century”, this project of Github has already been downloaded 1.5 […]
OPENSOURCECONF.ID 2015 is a community gathering event that brings open source activists, Linux enthusiasts and the IT community together in the Indonesian city of Pekanbaru. The conference will hold up to discuss issues related to contemporary IT Open Source Software, Linux, design, application, network, security, etc. The event coincides with the 231st anniversary of the city […]
We finally lived to see the day when Microsoft and Apple are making their products open source. Earlier Microsoft had announced the open sourcing of .NET programming language. Following the suit, Apple announced at WWDC15 that the new version of Apple’s flagship programming language Swift will be open source. “We think Swift is the next big […]
One of the less popular Ubuntu based distribution, Peppermint OS has announced the release of its latest version Peppermint 6. Peppermint OS was conceived to be an online OS, somewhat similar to Chrome OS. This is the reason why Peppermint OS is sometime known as cloud based Linux OS. No, unlike Chromixium OS that looks […]
Open Source adoption is increasing in Europe. Government organization, municipalities, companies and universities have been opting for open source alternatives of popular propriety solutions. We have seen stories of Open Source adoption in France, Italy, Romania, Switzerland, Hungry etc. Latest in the trend is a Spanish school that has opted Ubuntu to replace Windows operating […]
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has launched Ubuntu Phone, Ubuntu MX4, for developers in China. It is priced at 1799 Yuan (roughly $300) and is available immediately. This will be soon followed by the launch in Europe. Meizu plans to release the Chinese version of Ubuntu MX4 for general users by the end of this year.