Netflix Linux Native Playback Support Arriving Very Soon Via HTML5

Netflix Linux

Linux users that have been patiently waiting for the arrival of support from Netflix for native playback, will be pleased to know that Paul Adolph from Netflix reached out to Ubuntu developers to explain the current situation of the Netflix Linux support

Previously Linux users have been able to work around the restrictions of the Netflix service using a variety of hacks. But the new support for Netflix on the Linux operating system using HTML5 will make it much easier Netflix to be adopted by Linux users.

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VolksPC Linux PC Capable Of Running Both Debian And Android Launches On Indiegogo (video)

Linux PC

VolksPC has taken to Indiegogo this week to launch to launch a crowd funding campaign to help take its low cost solid state Linux PC into production.

For just $119 you can back the project can be one of the first to own a VolksPC Linux PC computer that is capable of running both Debian and Android applications. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the VolksPC Linux PC project and see it in action.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Alpha 1 Now Available

Utopic Unicorn

Ubuntu has today announced that their new open source operating system in the form of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn alpha 1 has now been released and is available to download for Ubuntu developers and interested parties

However Ubuntu explains that pre-releases of the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn are not advised to be installed by anyone needing a stable system and is more for those users that doen’t mind running into the occasional or even frequent bugs or runtime issue.

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IFC6410 Pico-ITX Development Board Now Supports Fedora And Ubuntu

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Makers, hobbyists and developers looking for a new Linux Fedora or Ubuntu development board for their projects might be interested to learn that the IFC6410 Pico-ITX board which is available to purchase for around $149.

Is now capable of running Linux Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 20, or any other desktop operating systems based on Linux platform that might be suitable for your project.

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Raspberry Pi Maynard Desktop Environment In Development (video)

Raspberry Pi Maynard

Raspberry Pi mini PC owners might be interested to learn that the new lightweight desktop environment is currently being created for the Raspberry Pi called Maynard, which is based on the Wayland display server protocol.

The Wayland support will allow the new Raspberry Pi Maynard desktop environment to enjoy the full power full provided by the ‘hardware video scaler’ (HVS) at the core of the device, using Wayland and Weston compositor APIs, says the systems creators.

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Linux Mint 17 Qiana Release Candidate Now Available

Linux Mint 17 Qiana

Linux Mint has this week announced that the Linux Mint 17 Qiana release candidate is now available to download and offers users a long-term release that will be officially supported until 2019.

The latest Linux Mint 17 Qiana is available within either the MATE or Cinnamon desktop environments. The MATE desktop is based on the no-longer-developed GNOME 2 environment, while Cinnamon is a new user interface developed by the Mint team.

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Robolinux VM Allows You To Run Windows In Linux

Robolinux VM

Linux users that might sometimes need the ability to run Windows on their Linux system, could be interested in a useful software application called Robolinux.

Robolinux has been created to enable Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system users to run Windows XP or Windows 7 in a virtual machine on the same system. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Robolinux VM software and see it in action.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Now Available To Download Offering 5+ Years Of Support

Ubuntu users will be pleased to know that the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version is now available to download and will be supported by the developers of Ubuntu for at least five years because of its Long Term Support (LTS) release status.

The new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version is the current release that is rolled out every two years and offers users the ability to use operating system that will not be updated every 6 or 18 months as with other OS providers.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Introduction To Linux Course Worth $2,400 To Be Free Online This Summer

The Linux Foundation announced this week that the course “Introduction to Linux” worth around $2,400 will be made freely available online to anyone who is interested during the summer months.

The Linux Foundation is working with edX a non-profit online learning website which is governed by Harvard and MIT to make the course free to all and is now accepting sign-ups with no limit on members.

Introduction to Linux

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