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Firefox for Android comes to low-end Android handsets

The fact that open source software are more beneficial for society at large has been justified once again as Firefox for Android extends its support for low-end Android Handsets specifically based on… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More »

GNOME development updates to 3.7.2

Follow @LinuxUserMag GNOME 3.8 is on its way, and to remind us all of that the next version of the development branch has just been released. GNOME 3.7.2 comes with a long list of updates and new features over 3.7.1, and furthers the agenda that the GNOME Project has set out for the desktop environment. The changelog for 3.7.2 includes: ... Read More »

Whither OpenSolaris? Illumos Takes Up the Mantle

For the installed user base of the former Sun Microsystems’ OpenSolaris OS, questions about its continued support and development remain largely unanswered. When Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, it raised fees for its technical help and halted further development on OpenSolaris, replacing it with its own Oracle Solaris 11. Enter the Illumos Foundation, which created a fork of the OS and ... Read More »

ZevenOS-Neptune 5.0 Beta Ditches Deskbar

ZevenOS-Neptune, a Linux operating system with software optimized for slower computers and with elements of BeOS, has just reached version 5.0 Beta 1. ZevenOS-Neptune 5.0 Beta has once again entered the development cycle and now it features the deskbar mode in the xfce4-panel. According to the developer, the new implementation of the deskbar mode still presents some problems, such as ... Read More »

QEMU 1.3.0 RC0 Supports Linux VFIO Driver

QEMU, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer that can run OSes and programs made for one machine, on a different machine, is now at version 1.3.0 RC0. QEMU 1.3.0 RC0 supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. Highlights of QEMU 1.3.0 RC0: • The sendkey monitor command is ... Read More »