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+ - UX Fails Make Installing Fedora 21 Harder Than It Has To Be->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "Swapnil Bhartiya has posted a handy how-to for installing the new Fedora, a process that is made more problematic due to a couple of UX flaws in the Anaconda installer. First, is the all-but-hidden placement of an error message if the user enters a too-weak password. Second, is the de-selection of the 'user creation' button, which would result in the the installation continuing with only a root user."
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+ - Fedora 21 Release Review: An Impressive Developer Workstation->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Fedora is undoubtedly a distro more focused towards developers and you will find all the tools that you need. Since Fedora has separated Cloud and Server editions, it makes life easier for everyone. It is possible to choose the appropriate version without having to worry about a system bloated with unnecessary software or having to install a boatload of software to get things moving ahead.

Fedora is certainly a perfect distro for those greenhorn sysadmins who aspire to work on RHEL in the future."

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+ - Unity 8 will bring 'pure' Linux experience to mobile devices->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "If you have tried the live images of Ubuntu Next you may worry that Canonical is trying to do a Windows 8 with Ubuntu. That's not true. There is no need to worry though: A great deal of work is happening at a deeper level that may not have yet surfaced. It will surface eventually, however. Will Cooke of Canonical clarifies: "We are trying to make it clear that Unity 8 desktop will look like the traditional desktop and will behave like a normal desktop. We are very aware that our users expect a normal desktop there."

Unity 8 will offer the traditional desktop interface when it detects a desktop. The same OS will switch to a touch-based interface on touch-based devices such as tablets and smartphones."

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+ - News of Google breakup by EU is false, created by lobbyists->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Past few weeks were abuzz with stories that the EU parliament is planning to break-up Google to severe its search from products. The story sent a wave of chill across the pond and worried us of Europe’s decision, which appear to make no sense at all. It turns out that the story was a spin created by the anti-Google lobby to spread FUD against the company and the EU. We are not certain who are the lead actors but there are some companies who invest quite a lot in creating FUD against competitors."
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+ - Meizu, Canonical sign partnership->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chinese phone maker Meizu and Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu signed an agreement yesterday. There is no press statement by the two companies. All we have is a Facebook post by Meizu which says: "Here is the news about Ubuntu version Meizu phone! Meizu and Canonical have signed a strategic agreement together on Nov. 25th in Meizu HQ. What do you expect from the cooperation?""
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+ - Jolla's tablet will be able to run Linux and Android apps->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Jolla's tablet campaign on Indiego has crossed the desired $380,00 goal and hit the half million mark with $731,764 raised. While there are Firefox OS and Android, Sailfish like Ubuntu Touch, is the only Linux based OS which can install and run traditional Linux applications. So Jolla is really going to be exciting tablet for Linux users."
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+ - Nokia's N1 Android tablet is actually a Foxconn tablet-> 1

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Nokia surprised everyone when it announced the N1 Android tablet during the Slush conference in Finland, today. There is a twist in the story though: This is not a Nokia device.

Nokia doesn’t have a device unit anymore: it sold its Devices and Services business to Microsof, in 2013. N1 is made by Chinese contract manufacturing company Foxconn, which also manufactures the iPhone and the iPad.

But Nokia’s relationship with Foxconn is different from Apple’s. You buy iDevices from Apple, not Foxconn; you call Apple for support, not Foxconn. You never deal with Foxconn.

In the case of N1, Nokia will be nowhere in the picture. Foxconn will be handling the sales, distribution and customer care for the device. Nokia is licensing the brand, the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to Foxconn."

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+ - Mozilla to launch a brand new browser for developers->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Mozilla, the organization behind the open source browser Firefox, is launching a brand new web browser targeted specifically at developers. As the market share of Firefox browser is falling, with Google Chrome taking over, Mozilla seems to be looking at new market segments. They launched an open source mobile operating system Firefox OS, then announced an OS for Raspberry Pi, called Foxberry Pi, they are working on a Chromecast like streaming stick and now they are building a browser for developers. The browser seems to be a by-product of what all Mozilla has been doing with Firefox and Firefox OS. They have created a lot of tools to enable developers create around Firefox. These tools, if enabled, make the consumer browser bloated and a bit complicated for casual users to use, at the same time making it hard for a developer to use with all those bells and whistles for a consumer. Taking those tools and package them in an in-house fork of Firefox makes a lot of sense for consumers, developers and Mozilla."
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+ - CloudOne a LibreOffice, gesture based document editor for the iPad->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "LibreOffice is enjoying some serious adoption. CloudOn, a US-based company has launched a document editor for Apple’s iPad which is based of free and open source LibreOffice. The company says in a press statement that the app offers a, “new experience for creating and editing mobile documents with a gesture-first doc editor that removes all the clutter, overload and lag of yesterday’s tools. Now people can intuitively create and collaborate on thoughts, ideas and information in ways that fits with the way they work.”"
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+ - ownCloud packages insecure on Ubuntu server, update immediately->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "ownCloud packages on Ubuntu repositories were pointing at older, insecure packages. When an ownCloud developer approached Canonical developers he was told that packages can't be removed as its maintained by the community and unless someone steps up and do something older, insecure packages will remain on the server. Which is quite a shocking approach leaving user vulnerable just because no one is there is 'remove' the insecure packages. The ownCloud devel was a bit surprised with this approach. Finally Kubuntu developer stepped up and fixed the problem."
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+ - openSUSE Factory to merge with Tumbleweed->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes " The two projects will merge to become a single release. The release will follow the development cycle of Factory but take the more appealing name ‘Tumbleweed’. Though Factory won’t disappear; it will remain the name of the development process where openSUSE’s new developments are integrated. It will become a ‘development project’ for creating the ‘user-ready’ Tumbleweed."
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