Ubuntu Reveals Its Intentions to Work with Smartphone Makers to Create ATRIX-like Dual Mode Devices

Motorola ATRIX 4G LapdockHere's something juicy. Chris Kenyon, Canonical's head of OEM services, told folks at Computex that the company is currently working with and wishes to talk to other smartphone makers in getting their devices to boot Ubuntu — the third most popular desktop OS — when their phones are docked into devices like the new ASUS Padfone or the [...]

PLEX Media Server for Linux Now Available for Ubuntu, Slackware, and ReadyNAS

PLEX Media Server for Linux Download PageOh, my. PLEX has just become the Linux community's' new best friend. The devs at PLEX have just announced the availability of its PLEX Media Server for NETGEAR's popular ReadyNAS network storage server that will allow it to stream media to PLEX clients around the home — be it a tablet like your iPad or [...]

ARM to Become the Next Big Thing in Personal Computing

Ubuntu Netbook Edition ARM Reference DesignIt seems the stars are aligning for proponents of ARM processors. We're seeing them used in our mobile devices, network media streamers, TVs, and soon our laptops and desktops. IDC is predicting that 13% of computers by 2015 will be using them (related). We told you that the next version of Windows will support ARM [...]

CompuLab’s ‘Trim-Slice’ Tegra 2 Powered, Ultra-slim SFF PC Hints At What’s Next for PCs

CompuLab Trim-Slice PhotoLow power, high-performance ARM processors are all the rage these days. We're seeing them in super tablets capable of outputting 1080p video and multitasking all at the same time. Last week we gave you a glimpse of the 1Ghz single-core BeagleBoard-xM, which hackers are using to run multiple ARM compatible operating systems on. Today, we're [...]

Always Innovating’s Super-Jumbo Image Rocks AIOS, Android, Chromium OS, Ubuntu on a Single ARM-based BeagleBoard

Always Innovating Ssuper Jumbo Image DemoWow, talk about exuding ultimate geekiness (in a good way). Always Innovating has just released a "Super-Jumbo" image (FREE) for the hacker-friendly $149 BeagleBoard that allows users to switch operating systems, with a touch a button, without having to reboot or make use of virtualization. As you'll see in the demo below, the 1Ghz ARM [...]

Launch GTK Apps in Your Web Browser; No, Really!

GTK Broadway DemoHey, psssst. Want to see something wild? Operating systems that run GTK+ 3.2 (part of GNOME 3.0) can have applications launch in a web browser, thanks to HTML5's gdk "broadway" backend. A demo of this miracle is attached below. What does this mean for all of us? Well, an OS like Chrome OS — built [...]

Ubuntu Gains Multitouch Control via Webcam Visual Input

ENAC Tuiotouch Bridge DemoThe students at ENAC have got a new trick up their sleeve. Remember, they're the ones who managed to give non-touch enabled software uTouch support in Ubuntu with a technology they call GINN. Now, they're figured out a way to use a standard webcam to track hand gestures and convert them into commands the OS [...]

AirPlay Arrives on Linux, Totem Media Player to Be Exact

Totem AirPlay PluginIt was just a matter of time. Totem, the default GNOME media player that ships on distributions like Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, etc., now has a new, unofficial AirPlay plugin called "totem-plugin-airplay" that will allow iOS device owners to zap content to their Linux-based PCs for playback as if it were an Apple TV. Setup is actually [...]