For Linux users, there are plenty of Dropbox alternatives, MEGAsync being the latest entrant. The service was the brain child of Kim Dotcom, founder of now defunct Megaupload, and it was launched on 19 January 2013 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the seizure of his previous enterprise. MEGAsync now has a dedicated Linux client as well (unlike Google Drive).
Canonical, Raspberry Pi among the chosen few for Technology Pioneers 2015 Award by World Economic Forum (WEF)
Canonical group, along with four other companies which include Raspberry Pi Foundation, has been bestowed with Pioneers of Technology 2015 award by World Economic Forum (WEF). The award was given to Canonical in the Digital Networks and Computing category, which recognises organisations involved in computer hardware, software and networks, as well as their applications for social, security, payment or learning purposes.
Operating System U: A new Linux based OS with a firm focus on you the user and functionality over UI overhauls, hits KickStarter
There's isn't probably a piece of software that is as hated as Windows 8's Metro UI. Some seasoned Windows enthusiasts like it, but most of the normal day-to-day user had a hard time getting used to it. Operating System U is being readied with the regular user in mind, and is based on Manjaro Linux. A quick overview of the project.
Think Moto E is cheap? Try this: First Firefox OS smartphone is up for grabs for a measly 38 USD in India!
When everyone was about to write-off smartphone market as a done deal, Moto G and Moto E were launched creating an entirely new segment catering to price and quality conscious customers. ASUS, Xiaomi and a host of other manufacturers soon entered the fray. But these ultra-cheap Firefox OS based smartphones are taking things to a whole new level. Spice has launched India's first Firefox based smartphone at an unbelievable 38 USD (approx).
In this video featuring Honda's ASIMO Robot, Ubuntu can be seen doing the dirty work behind the scenes
Robotics is not new to Linux. But it is good to see one in live action. Here in this video featuring Honda's ASIMO Robot, Ubuntu can be spotted doing all the dirty work behind the scenes.
The latest pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle, or rather Humble Mobile SEGA Bundle, is Android exclusive and comes with 6 blockbuster SEGA titles with more to be added soon.
It is a pretty well know fact that open source 3D graphics tools like Blender is not just a hobbyist software anymore. The fifth official open movie from Blender Foundation "Gooseberry" is already under active development. In that respect, Ranadheeran is one of its kind. It's probably the first "open" movie to come out of India, created with the sole purpose of showcasing the capabilities of open source 3D graphics tools such as Blender, GIMP etc.
This is a dream come true. Though there are ways to make Netflix work in Ubuntu 14.04 (like using Pipelight for example), this must be the easiest. All you need is the latest Google Chrome from dev channel and an extension called User Agent Switcher. That's it! Let's get started.
The small trickle that started with the introduction Steam for Linux is a full on waterfall now. So many big game titles have already reached our shores, and more are on their way. After many high profile releases such as Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux, 2K Games is at it again. The Borderlands franchise is zeroing in on Linux!
Turin, Italy joins the French city of Toulouse and German city of Munich in the mass adoption of open source and Linux as the official alternatives saving millions of Euros in licensing cost and other charges. News like these are becoming more commonplace these days. Major cities in the world are choosing Linux primarily because of cost-benefits, and Microsoft is finding it harder and harder to explain the huge costs involved with its products.