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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->

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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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+ - HBO goes online and it doesn't want net neutrality, what will CBS do?->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It seems to be the beginning of the end of the cable television in the US. Yesterday entertainment giant HBO announced they will start offering Internet subscription without requiring any cable subscription. Today CBS, yet another leading TV network, announced their move to the Internet. The most interesting aspect this ‘shift’ is net neutrality. With more TV networks moving to the web, how will it affect the net neutrality? Will they sign up deals with ISPs, similar to Netflix, and weaken net neutrality to dismiss competitors or will they become an ally and lobby for the net neutrality? HBO is owned by Time Warner, the cable company so it was not surprising when Time Warner CEO supported the idea of fast lane and 'paying' ISPs for content. Is it bad news for the internet that traditional cable companies are going online?"
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+ - openSUSE 13.2 first release candidate is out for testing->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The openSUSE community has just announced the release of the first ‘release candidate’ of openSUSE 13.2. According to Kostas Koudaras of openSUSE, “This previous Beta release was a blast with almost 10.000 downloads. The community responded to the call and we had lot of eyes looking for bugs in openSUSE 13.2 Beta1. Many of them have been already squashed and openSUSE 13.2 Release Candidate 1 is here to prove it.”"
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+ - Chromebooks get MTP support->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google is finally getting its two operating systems Chrome OS and Android to 'talk' to each other. Till now Chrome OS devices didn't support MTP so Android users were not able to plug in their devices to Chromebooks and access files (though they could do that through apps like AirDroid). Google has pushed an update to the stable channel of Chrome OS which brings MTP support to Chrome OS devices (sans Chromeboxes)."
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