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Android

Submission + - Why the Nexus 4 is the World's Best Smartphone (ibtimes.co.uk)

DavidGilbert99 writes: "Labeling one thing or another as "the best in the world" is a very subjective thing to do. There are very few areas where you can say with absolute certainty that something is the "best in the world". The world's best footballer (Les Messi) was the only category I could think of where there is no debate to be had.

That was before I picked up the Google Nexus 4....."

Android

Submission + - Android Smartphones Beat The iPhone 5 In US User Satisfaction

An anonymous reader writes: Apple’s devices are notorious for dominating user satisfaction, but that supremacy is starting to slip. Android smartphones are becoming more and more popular, and most recently four of them have ranked higher in the US than the company's iPhone 5. In fact, the latest smartphone to grab first place is the low-end $0 Motorola Atrix HD.
Privacy

Submission + - EU Data Protection proposal taken word for word from US lobbyists (computerworlduk.com)

Qedward writes: Computerworld UK open enterprise blogger Glyn Moody looks at the proposed EU directive on Data Protection — and how some of the proposed amendments seem to be cut and pasted directly from the American Chamber of Commerce — that well-known European organisation...

You might ask, Glyn writes, who are these MEPs representing — some 500 million EU citizens that pay their salary or a bunch of extremely rich US companies intent on taking away our privacy?

GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - GNU Hurd To Develop SATA, USB, Audio Support (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Hurd, the GNU micro-kernel project that was founded by Richard Stallman in 1983, may finally be catching up with Linux on the desktop... Plans were shared by its developers to finally bring in some modern functionality by working on support for Serial ATA drives, USB support, and sound cards. There's also ambitions to provide x86_64 CPU architecture support. GNU Hurd developers will be doing an unofficial Debian GNU/Hurd "Wheezy" release this year but they hope for the Debian "Jessie" release their micro-kernel in Debian will make it as part of some official CDs.
EU

Submission + - European Human Right Courts rules file-sharing human right (falkvinge.net) 2

swinferno writes: "The European Court of Human Rights has declared that the copyright monopoly stands in direct conflict with fundamental Human Rights, as defined in the European Union and elsewhere. This means that as of today, nobody sharing culture in the EU may be convicted just for breaking the copyright monopoly law; the bar for convicting was raised considerably. This can be expected to have far-reaching implications, not just judicially, but in confirming that the copyright monopoly stands at odds with human rights."
Linux

Submission + - Moving Linux Console to the Userspace (phoronix.com) 2

jones_supa writes: David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.
Ubuntu

Submission + - Ubuntu Smartphone Shipping in October (wsj.com)

wehe writes: "The Wallstreet Journal writes: "Smartphones running the open source Ubuntu operating system will be available to customers beginning in October 2013, according to Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd. Canonical provides services for corporate customers using Ubuntu open source software. Application developers will have access to the smaartphone operating system, which is optimized for the Galaxy Nexus handset manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co. , in late February.""

Submission + - European Court of Human Rights finds against copyright law (falkvinge.net) 1

admiral snackbar writes: The European Court of Human Rights has declared that the copyright monopoly stands in direct conflict with fundamental Human Rights, as defined in the European Union and elsewhere. This means that as of today, nobody sharing culture in the EU may be convicted just for breaking the copyright monopoly law; the bar for convicting was raised considerably.
Microsoft

Submission + - What Role Does Linux Play in Microsoft's End of the Dell Deal? (ostatic.com)

An anonymous reader writes: It's not lost on Microsoft that cloud computing is emerging as a major trend, and that and other trends are likely to prompt increased server purchasing over the next decade. If Microsoft has anything to say to Dell about allowable platforms, it will be on the topic of Linux on servers. Dell has positioned itself to become a bigger player in the cloud, and in services. From that perspective, especially in a virtualized technology world, the company can't leave Linux behind. Was that Microsoft's prompt for dropping $2 billion?
Ubuntu

Submission + - Ubuntu Smartphone Shipping in October (wsj.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Smartphones running the open source Ubuntu operating system will be available to customers beginning in October 2013, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told CIO Journal. Ubuntu will be available on a full range of devices, including desktop and tablet computers, potentially providing corporate IT executives a way to reduce the number of devices they purchase and manage, and would allow users to access all manner of corporate data through a single, pocket-sized device. “You can share Windows apps to the phone desktop,” said Mr. Shuttleworth during a meeting in New York Tuesday.
Ubuntu

Submission + - Linux-friendly mini PC fast enough for Steam games (techreport.com)

crookedvulture writes: "Barebones mini PCs have been around for a while, and the latest one from Zotac is pretty unique. For $270, the Zbox ID42 offers a Sandy Bridge CPU, a discrete GeForce graphics processor, and all the integrated I/O and networking you'd expect from a modern PC. You have to add your own memory, hard drive, and operating system, but the latter shouldn't cost you a dime. The Zbox works well with not only Windows, but also Linux. Ubuntu even recognizes the included remote, which can be used to wake up the system, control XBMC, and navigate Steam's Big Picture interface. Team Fortress 2 for Linux is actually playable, albeit at a relatively low resolution and detail level. The hardware seems better suited to casual games. Zotac also makes a Plus version of the Zbox that comes bundled with RAM and a hard drive, but it costs an extra $130, and you can get much better components if you add them yourself. The user-friendly chassis makes filling out the system a trivial undertaking."

Comment KDE = community/group of people (Score 1) 1

KDE is not a desktop anymore but a name of community or a group of people who create desktop and other software. So KDE can't be released and can't have a version number. It's KDE's software that gets released. And this is the release of version 4.10 of collection of KDE software which is called KDE Software Compilation. BTW next time it would be great if you could link to the original source of news: the official announcement: http://kde.org/announcements/4.10/

Comment KDE = community/group of people (Score 1) 1

KDE is not a desktop anymore but a name of community or a group of people who create desktop and other software. So KDE can't be released and can't have a version number. It's KDE's software that gets released. And this is the release of version 4.10 of collection of KDE software which is called KDE Software Compilation. BTW next time it would be great if you could link to the original source of news: the official announcement: http://kde.org/announcements/4.10/
KDE

Submission + - KDE 4.10 Released with a lot of Improvements (paritynews.com) 1

hypnosec writes: KDE, as part of its bi-annual update, has released KDE 4.10 equipped with quite a lot of enhancements and improvements. The release comes with improved support for mobile device, visual refinements that go well with the Plasma Workspaces, improved performance of many KDE Applications and more APIs to Qt Quick among others.

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