Linux Remote Control goes native on Android

linux remote control android

We have covered Linux Remote Control before which is a simple web based application for Android (and other devices that has support for HTML 5). It lets you "remote-control" Ubuntu abd other Linux based distros from your Android phone with ease. LRC for Android can now be installed from Firefox marketplace making the whole process so much smoother.

Firefox OS powered $25 smartphones coming to India in the 'next few months'

firefox os

Low cost smartphones are the new rage. Unsurprisingly, Android leads this entirely new smartphone segment as well. And in the current context, the only player that could give Android any real competition in this segment is Firefox OS. Like Android, Firefox OS developed by Mozilla is free, open source and is based on Linux.

Synergy could be the coolest Open Source App I have used in a long time

synergy keyboard and mouse sharing for ubuntu 14.04

Synergy is a cross-platform and open source tool for sharing one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers seamlessly. Though the real use of this technology must be for enterprise users, individual users can have a lot of fun with this powerful tool as well.

Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Release Schedule

Ubuntu 14.10 release schedule

Well, that was fast. The next Ubuntu 14.10 codenamed "Utopic Unicorn" will be releasing on October 23rd, 2014. The entire release schedule has also been announced.

Meizu MX3 Ubuntu phone to be showcased at Mobile Asia Expo 2014

meizu mx3 ubuntu phone

Meizu is all set to unveil its flagship Ubuntu Touch powered smartphone at Mobile Asia Expo 2014 to be held at Shanghai, China.

Ubuntu caught in the wild, again! Google's Project Tango promo video features Ubuntu

This is not much of a surprise since it is a well-know fact that Google uses Ubuntu (albeit with modifications) in their campuses. Not only that, it was confirmed by Canonical themselves last year that Google is a paying customer of Ubuntu Advantage program. 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming to Linux soon, The Witcher 2 already available through Steam!

XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux

More good news for Linux gamers. XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the multiple-award winning turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed by Firaxis Games is all set to arrive on Linux shores soon. And much to the excitement of gaming fanatics, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is readily available for Linux through Steam!

World's fastest Supercomputer runs Ubuntu!

World's fastest Supercomputer

Tianhe-2 is a 33.86 petaflops supercomputer, dubbed as the world's fastest supercomputer, located in Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

"Android has now utterly won the smartphone platform war with over 80% of new sales," study finds!

Few years ago, Android OS was a nobody in the burgeoning mobile phone industry. Many "advised" Google to just stick to search and leave the mobile phone OS business to the incumbents. They proved everyone wrong and how! 1.8 Billion new mobile phones were sold just last year alone, smartphones comprising more than half of that. And 80% of that market belongs to Android, winning the smartphone platform war convincingly and then some.

android vs ios market share

Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Ubuntu 13.10 in few easy steps

The latest Ubuntu LTS is here with a lot of minor as well as major changes. When it comes to Ubuntu and most other common Linux flavours, upgrading an entire OS is as easy as upgrading an application. All it takes is a whole lot of extra bandwidth for additional packages needed for the upgrade. And when it comes to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which was released almost two years ago, you can directly upgrade to the latest LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 ie, skipping all the non-LTS releases in between with no real issues. Here's how its done.

how to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 LTS from ubuntu 12.04 LTS