Three international mobile networks, including one from the US, have joined the Ubuntu Touch ‘Carrier Advisory Group’.
Unnamed companies from Australia, Indonesia and North America have gained membership of the forum, offering them the chance to help shape the direction and feature set of Canonical’s fledgling mobile OS.
Very briefly – had an excellent show at Mobile Asia Expo. Very valuable feedback from carrier partners on our progress with Ubuntu’s mobile experience and ecosystem. And just heard that a US operator has joined our advisory group – alongside recent additions from Indonesia and Australia. So that means we have partners who cover parts of Asia, most of Europe, North and South America.
MiniTube on the Ubuntu Desktop
MiniTube has been updated with a rather nifty new feature: account-free channel subscriptions.
Canonical is moving faster than anybody would have thought. Mir was introduced as a proof of concept display-server earlier this year, which Canonical plans to deploy slowly across their products. Now they claim that Mir is good enough to be deployed in the next major release, Ubuntu 13.10 ie. Fortunately, there will be a fallback session to X too when there is no driver support.
dnstop is a libpcap application (ala tcpdump) that displays various tables of DNS traffic on your network. Currently dnstop displays tables of:
Half Life 2, a popular first-person-shooter game made by Valve, has migrated from beta to stable release on Steam for Linux.
The petition argues that ‘no [computing] minority should be under represented’.
Does open-source video editor PiTiVi need improving? If so, in what way?
2ping is a bi-directional ping utility. It uses 3-way pings (akin to TCP SYN, SYN/ACK, ACK) and after-the-fact state comparison between a 2ping listener and a 2ping client to determine which direction packet loss occurs.
We’re one week into the latest Humble Bundle offer – the sixth in their ’…with Android‘ series – which means it’s extra bonus games time!
Ubuntu Single Sign On
Canonical has announced plans to group its user-facing account services under one unified branding.
Portal, the popular first-person puzzle game developed by Valve, has moved out of beta and is now officially supported on Linux.
ffDiaporama is an application written in Qt, available for Linux and Windows, that allows you mix videos, music, text and photos to create movie clips / slideshows. The application supports adding animations such as zoom, rotation or Ken Burns Effect, add titles (text), annotations and more.
Gufw, a firewall that uses UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) under the hood, has been updated recently, getting a new layout and some important new features.
Close the curtains, plug in your precision-pointer mouse, and axe your social life: Portal is now officially available for Linux.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
Thousands of free Linux CDs are to be distributed to citizens of a German city in spring of next year.
Munich City Council plan to make Ubuntu discs available as a ‘replacement for Windows XP’ – Microsoft’s 11-year old operating system for which support officially ends in April of next year.
Though the likes of gedit, vim, emacs, and even Eclipse have covered developers’ needs with open source editors and IDEs, Sublime Text – a closed source editor – has gained a massive following since its first release over five years ago.