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Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.2: 4K TVs, celebrity sightings and a giant robotic spider

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With calluses forming on our fingertips as we pound away at our well-worn keyboards, we bring you the second installation of Distro's CES 2013 Daily. Our eyes may be having a hard time focusing on the real world, what with all of the 4K displays we've been staring at,...
Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.2: 4K TVs, celebrity sightings and a giant robotic spider
Cloudera adds search to Hadoop distro and says it's just getting started

Ubuntu and Android make for a mobile one-two punch

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Canonical plans to turn future Android phones into Ubuntu desktops, which could eliminate the need to carry a laptop. The company announced the news on Tuesday and will be demonstrating the solution later this month at the Mobile World Congress event. The idea of using a docked phone as a...
Ubuntu and Android make for a mobile one-two punch

Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.1 is hot off the digital press

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Today may be the official first day of the rest of our lives CES, but we've already seen plenty of touchscreen laptops and UHD TVs. We've run ourselves ragged, covering every last bit of news worth your time, but we understand not everyone has the wherewithal to read every...
Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.1 is hot off the digital press

Will Cinnamon be default desktop in Fedora Linux 19?

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Also on the table at the popular distro is the possibility of replacing MySQL with MariaDB....
Will Cinnamon be default desktop in Fedora Linux 19?

Two Ubuntu Linux versions can now work with Secure Boot

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After many months of painstaking effort, the problems caused by Microsoft's Windows 8 "Secure Boot" technology are finally being solved for Linux users. We've already seen major distribution updates such as Fedora 18 include technology to enable booting on Windows 8 Secure Boot hardware, but only last week--after considerable...
Two Ubuntu Linux versions can now work with Secure Boot

Please Just Kill Yourself Now.

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So here’s a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace “my kids” with “sales people on the road” if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to...
Please Just Kill Yourself Now.

Six good reasons to try Manjaro Linux 0.8.5

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Monday may have brought the disappointing news that Fuduntu Linux will soon close its doors, but another young, up-and-coming Linux distribution appears to be continuing along its upward path without interruption. Manjaro Linux, a distro I first covered only a few months ago, just released a fresh update, and...
Six good reasons to try Manjaro Linux 0.8.5

Linux lands on Android 4.0-toting MK802 mini PC

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If the MK802 piqued your interest but has you pining for Ubuntu, Linux Questions forum user michaelfisk has a solution. The secret sauce is a pre-baked image of Ubuntu 10.04 modified for a different device using the same 1.5 GHz Allwinner processor. Simply slide a microSD card prepped with...
Linux lands on Android 4.0-toting MK802 mini PC

Ubuntu 10.04 supports iPhone and iPod Touch out-of-the-box

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Filed under: Audio, Linux, Canonical For there to be any chance of "the year of Linux on the desktop" ever becoming a reality, certain things have to happen. One of those things (like it or not) is for a major distribution to support the most popular portable media players on...
Ubuntu 10.04 supports iPhone and iPod Touch out-of-the-box

Inktank's Ceph solidifies OpenStack role with Ubuntu enterprise support

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The software-defined storage system Ceph has been gaining a lot of traction in the OpenStack world recently, and here’s another validating step: Ubuntu sponsor company Canonical has struck a deal with Ceph firm Inktank, allowing paying enterprise Ubuntu users to get full support for Ceph as part of the package....
Inktank's Ceph solidifies OpenStack role with Ubuntu enterprise support

Mageia Linux 3 brings a raft of key updates

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Mageia has long been what you might call a "best-kept secret" of the Linux world, consistently residing among the top five distributions in DistroWatch's page-hit rankings despite minimal marketing and hoopla. The distro has only been around since it was forked from Mandriva Linux back in 2010, of course,...
Mageia Linux 3 brings a raft of key updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

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With roughly 98 percent of the desktop and laptop market spoken for, you'd be forgiven for thinking your only choices for powering your computer were Windows or Mac OS X. There is another way, though. Linux may only run on a tiny sliver of consumer PCs, but the number...
Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

Valve updating select Steam games with system requirements for Linux users

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Linux for Steam might not be ready for mass consumption just yet, but we're now able to get an idea of what system requirements will be for some of the platform's games. Valve has updated select titles with Tux-friendly specifications. While some games don't appear to require a specific...
Valve updating select Steam games with system requirements for Linux users

The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!

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Dearest readers, we'd like to take this opportunity to share a bit of good news -- we've been nominated for a Webby Award for The Engadget Show! It's the third year running that our in-house video project has been nominated, and we couldn't be more humbled or happy to...
The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!

Valve opens Steam for Unbuntu to first wave of beta testers

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After receiving over 60,000 beta applications since last week, Valve has begun sending out the first wave of invites for the Steam for Linux beta today. The Linux version of Steam currently only works on Ubuntu 12.04, reflecting what Steam for Linux team member Frank Crockett said in a statement...
Valve opens Steam for Unbuntu to first wave of beta testers

Gnome-flavored Ubuntu desktop environment coming for purest purists

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If you're a Linux user squarely in the Gnome desktop camp and sneer with disdain at the mention of Unity, there's good news -- your preferred flavor is coming, uncontaminated, to Ubuntu. Though "GNOMEBuntu" was originally floated as a name for the new environment, that idea was apparently kiboshed...
Gnome-flavored Ubuntu desktop environment coming for purest purists

Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. Steve Wozniak pioneered the personal computing industry with the Apple I and II. In a throwback to our 31st issue of Distro, we'll take a very thorough...
Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios

FSF criticizes secure boot, raises concerns about distro implementations

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has published a statement outlining the organization’s concerns about secure boot and its potential implications for open source software. The paper also evaluates the solutions that Linux distributors Canonical and Red Hat have adopted to address the issue. PC vendors that ship Windows 8 will have...
FSF criticizes secure boot, raises concerns about distro implementations

Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

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With all the excellent Linux distributions available today, it can be easy to focus exclusively on the few that dominate the headlines, such as Ubuntu Linux, Linux Mint, Fedora, and Mageia Linux, to name just a few. Scanning DistroWatch is a nice way to regain some perspective, replete as...
Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

OpenELEC 3.0 Linux distro gets official, supports 'more hardware than ever'

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The OpenELEC Linux distro came out of beta with its official 3.0.0 version this week, and according to its makers nearly every part has been upgraded since the 2.0 release last year. This release of the media center package is based on XBMC 12.1 and as such includes its...
OpenELEC 3.0 Linux distro gets official, supports 'more hardware than ever'

Microsoft Considering A Linux Version Of Office In 2014

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Now this is a watershed moment — Microsoft is looking at offering a Linux version of Office in 2014. According to ExtremeTech, Microsoft is taking a “meaningful look” at releasing a full Linux port of Office in 2014. That would be quite something but it makes perfect sense. It’s apparent that...
Microsoft Considering A Linux Version Of Office In 2014

Adafruit releases WebIDE alpha for Raspberry Pi, eases beginners into coding

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If you've been intrigued by the Raspberry Pi but were hesitant to get one because you're new to Linux, Adafruit has a solution for you. The team that brought us the Raspberry Pi Education Linux Distro has come up with a special WebIDE (Web Integrated Development Environment) designed to...
Adafruit releases WebIDE alpha for Raspberry Pi, eases beginners into coding

Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' now available, lets Linux users mix architectures

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In a market crowded by ocelots, cows and mountain lions, it's nice to see an operating system that isn't named after an animal. The trend bucking OS? Debian's 7.0 update, Wheezy. Okay, it's technically the name of a penguin from Toy Story, but we'll give it a pass. The...
Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' now available, lets Linux users mix architectures

Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.4 is out and so are we

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We're cracking up over here -- literally. It's our sixth day of coverage live from CES and the long hours and lack of daylight are playing tricks on us. While the working conditions have not been kind, the news is an entirely different story. We've seen more, written more...
Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.4 is out and so are we

ZaReason UltraLap 430 pairs penguin power with Ultrabook form factor

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Beauty shot of the UltraLap 430 Image by ZaReason The latest generation of svelte Ultrabooks paints a potent picture of performance and portability. Although Windows users have a wide assortment from which to choose, Linux enthusiasts have largely been left out of the party. There aren't many options for...
ZaReason UltraLap 430 pairs penguin power with Ultrabook form factor

Atari: celebrating 40 years on the dots

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Forty years. That's a long time in the tech industry and Atari knows it. Today it celebrates four decades in the game, and quite the tale it is. Highs, lows and everything in between, Atari has been there. As one of the most influential brands both in gaming and...
Atari: celebrating 40 years on the dots

Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)

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Sadly we can't all be spacemen. Commercial travel beyond the atmosphere is getting closer but still priced way, way, way beyond the budgetary constraints of mere human beings. The closest many of us will get to outer space is photography and, thanks to ever-cheaper and ever-more-durable cameras, getting those...
Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)

Software destined for Valve's Steam Box appears on SteamPowered.com

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Valve's PC-for-your-living-room Steam Box may be moving closer to release, as evidenced by the appearance of new software packages on the SteamPowered.com Web server. Ever since the news first broke of Valve's intent to release its own console, the company has clearly stated that the box would run some...
Software destined for Valve's Steam Box appears on SteamPowered.com

Hortonworks' Hadoop Distro Debuts

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For the first production release of what will be its flagship Apache Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks has focused on providing a set of tools to help deploy......
Hortonworks' Hadoop Distro Debuts
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