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Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Linux, Operating Systems, Technology, Videos | 0 comments

Linus Torvalds says ‘Fuck You’ to NVIDIA

Linus Torvalds says ‘Fuck You’ to NVIDIA

Pic : Linus rising his middle finger to Nvidia Lot of us who use Linux with NVIDIA Chips know that open-source drivers for Nvidia is not up-to the mark since NVIDIA does not open-source its drivers, this seem to have angered Linus Torvalds – the brain behind the Linux kernel to the point of him calling “‘NVIDIA has been the single worst company we have ever dealt with.” Torvalds was speaking earlier this week at the Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship in Otaneimi Finland. He spoke for one hour and his entire interview with public Q&A is available below. Linus said NVIDIA is an exception to Linux support rather than the rule in terms of their lack of freindliness towards open-source drivers and the linux community etc, He also mentioned he is happy to publicly point them out and their problems. Torvalds ended his NVIDIA comments with “NVIDIA:FUCK YOU!” while raising his middle finger to the camera. you can see the complete video below, Though NVIDIA releases better Linux drivers...

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Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Gadgets, Linux, Mobiles | 0 comments

Facebook Phone to run on Linux !!

Facebook Phone to run on Linux !!

Since the Facebook phone has become inevitable, the big news for now is that Phoronix has confirmed that the phone would run on Linux. The news come’s from a trusted source of Phoronix. There is no information on whether the phone would run on Android or a custom Linux OS. Considering Facebook’s relationship with microsoft, its phone running Linux shows Facebook’s commitment for Open-source technology. Read more about this from Phoronix after the break, source :...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Android apps, Linux | 0 comments

Run Android apps on your Linux with kernel 3.3

Run Android apps on your Linux with kernel 3.3

Linus Torvalds announced the sevent release candidate (RC7) for Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel. The opensource project maintained by Linux Torvalds the founder of Linux Operating System which develops kernel for it has been used in thousands of projects world wide including Android. Android has been using separate kernel unlike its desktop counterpart though there are plenty of similarities between the both, this thin line between them has now been erased thanks to the version 3.3 kernel in which the Android has been baked into the kernel. This move helps developers to make cross-platform applications. SlashGear said in a report, “Although Android and mainline Linux have always shared plenty of code, the underlying kernels have been separate; this new release means manufacturers will be able to simply throw their hardware-specific drivers into a Linux-based gadget and have a functional Android device,”  Linux 3.3 release notes states, “For a long time, code from the Android project has not been merged back to the Linux repositories due to disagreement between...

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Linux | 0 comments

Flash player for linux only through Google Chrome here after

Adobe today announced its plans to abandon flash player support on linux. Last year it announced its plans to abandon development of flash player for mobile platforms. Adobe has today said in its road map that it would concentrate on developing gaming and  premium video services. It has said it would not support flash player for linux after version 11.2, after which the users would be directed to Google Chrome which has in built capability for flash playback. Adobe said it is working with Google in developing the flash player for linux which is based on the PPAPI (Pepper Plug-In API) which has been developed by google for the past 3 years to replace NPAPI (Netscape Plu-In API). Since firefox has not shown any interest in supporting the new PPAPI, so the linux users are forced to use Google Chrome in future for playing the flash content on the web.Adobe said it would continue providing bug fixes for the linux version of Flash player 11.2 for the next five years after its release....

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Android Mobile, Android Tablets, Linux, ROM | 0 comments

Ubuntu for Android is the next big thing from Canonical

Ubuntu for Android is the next big thing from Canonical

Well before the hype surrounding the Ubuntu TV has ended, Canonical has announced the next big thing in the series of Ubuntu on devices – it is Ubuntu for Android. It is ubuntu desktop running side by side on a Android phone with a shared kernel. It would be a normal Android phone but when connected to a dock with monitor  and keyboard  the underlying Ubuntu desktop kicks in and would provide the Ubuntu desktop experience. Apart from the advantages in mobility in carrying a single device which can perform the actions of both smartphone and a laptop, the main advantage would be in Data consolidation. You can synchronize the address book, documents, media and others. When you connect this device to a TV via HDMI the Ubuntu TV application kicks in and lets you manage your media content and view them on your television and also access online contents. When connect to a dock in Ubuntu mode, you can still access all contents from your smartphone like accessing...

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