Category archives for: Linux/Unix

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Is Temporarily Stepping Away To Work On His “Unprofessional” Behavior

Linus Torvalds, the creator and principal developer of the Linux kernel, is taking a break from overseeing its development to work on correcting his “unprofessional” behavior towards others. Torvalds made the announcement in an open letter to the Linux community shared through the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). In it, he acknowledged that he is “not an […]

KaiOS Gains $22 Million Investment From Google

KaiOS says Google has agreed to invest $22 million in its light-weight mobile operating system. The investment from Google follows commitments made earlier this year by Google, Facebook, and Twitter to support the platform. “This funding will help us fast-track development and global deployment of KaiOS-enabled smart feature phones, allowing us to connect the vast population […]

Google Ships App Maker To Education And Small Business Customers

Google today moved its App Maker tool out of beta and made the simple coding service available to educational institutions and small businesses. The idea, says Google, is to help schools and SMBs to create custom apps that work more directly for them. Beyond building the apps, schools and businesses that put App Maker to use will be […]

Linux Support Coming To Chrome OS – Pixelbook Will Have It First

Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS. Linux will run in a virtual machine environment made just for Chromebooks. It launches instantly and integrates […]

Fedora 28 Beta Workstation Has Major Changes – Better Battery and Thunderbolt Support

The beta release for the Fedora 28 Linux distribution is now out to the public. The beta is apreview of new capabilities that will become generally available in May. Fedora is a community Linux distribution that is sponsored by Red Hat and is available in workstation, server and container-optimized editions. Fedora has a six monthly […]

Google Maps Adds Support for 39 New Languages

Google today said it has updated Google Maps with support for 39 new languages. The new languages, some of which include Afrikaans, Burmese, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese, bring Maps to some 1.25 billion additional people around the world. Google says the added languages are available in the latest […]

VideoLAN Releases VLC Media Player Version 3.0

  VideoLAN has updated its open-source VLC media player to version 3.0 with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content. Other additions include support for 360-degree video and 3D sound playback, HDMI passthrough, HDR […]

Chrome 68 Will Label All Unencrypted HTTP Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as “not secure” when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic […]

Google Drive Update Makes It Easier to Comment on Microsoft Office Files

Google has improved Google Drive’s compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Drive users can now comment directly on more file types, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, and images without first converting them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides. The commenting system for Office documents functions much the same as it already does for Google Docs. Google explained […]

Unicode 11 Will Sport Swappable Hair Styles and Female Heroes

The emoji that will appear in Unicode 11.0 have been finalized, according to the Unicode Consortium, and new options will be available for hair, skin, and gender. Some 157 new characters are included in Unicode 11.0. With the core characters set, operating system developers and device makers can adopt the base code ahead of their own […]

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