Monthly Archives: February 2015

Riccardo Padovani: Scopes are not widgets (they are better)

One of the thing I appreciate most on Ubuntu Phones are scopes: they are a totally new way to interact with contents. Unfortunately, after the presentation of the BQ Aquaris …

Development Release: Elive 2.5.8 (Beta)

The seemingly endless development of Elive, a Debian-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment desktop, continues with yet another beta release, version 2.5.8: "The Elive team is proud to announce the …

Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 1

We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, for distribution in April 2015. With this Beta pre-release, we are now at the stage of being semi stable. However pre-releases are not suitable …

Performance Testing the New $35 Raspberry Pi 2

How does this beefed up new Raspberry Pi 2 compare to other substantial ARM machines? Let’s boot it up in Raspbian, run it through some standard graphics and performance tests, …

Vivid Vervet Beta 1 Released

The first Beta of the Vivid Vervet (to become 15.04) has now been released! Pre-releases of the Vivid Vervet are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone …

Shane Fagan: Interesting discussion and a potential suggestion from Blizzard

Last week’s post got a lot of interesting discussion on reddit and phoronix which is pretty cool. The reception was mixed but the thing that I felt a lot stronger …

Ronnie Tucker: Full Circle #94

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Block Calls, LibreOffice, and Using i2P * Graphics : Inkscape. * Linux Labs: BTRFS * Book Review: Practical Data Science Cookbook …

Randall Ross: Watch Jono’s "Ubuntu: The Past, Present, and Future."

I just watched Jono’s talk from SCALE [1] entitled “Ubuntu: The Past, Present, and Future.” It’s really quite an interesting talk, so I’m recommending it to you, my dear readers. …

Hybrid Freescale and Xilinx SoCs Embed Microcontrollers, Run Linux

Two interesting new system-on-chips that combine Linux-friendly ARM Cortex-A cores with microcontroller units (MCUs) debuted at Embedded World in Nuremberg this week. Source: Linux News

Meizu Wants to Show You Its New Ubuntu Phone at MWC 2015

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) event will take place next week, between March 2-5, in Barcelona, Spain. Meizu, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, will be at the event to showcase …