Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Now Available

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2

Ubuntu users might be interested to know that a new release has been made available in the form of the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 which is now available to download

Other stable builds are also available in the following builds Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu Kylin based on the core Ubuntu operating system but featuring KDE, LXDE, GNOME, and Kylin desktop environments.

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PC Partner Linux Mini PC Unveiled With Tegra K1 CPU

Linux Mini PC

PC Partners the parent company of Zotac, has recently added a new addition to their range of Linux mini PCs, in the form of the newly launched N2581N1-F that measures just 5 x 5 x 1.8 inches in size.

The N2581N1-F Linux mini PC is powered by a NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 quad-core processor that is supported by 192-core Kepler graphics, but it seems that the current time the small powerful Linux mini PC is only available to purchase in Japan.

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Chromebook Crouton Script Allows Ubuntu To Run In A Browser Tab

Chromebook Crouton

The Crouton script developed by David Schneider has been available to use for some time and has been designed to offer users a simple way to run native desktop Linux applications on Chrome OS hardware.

Once installed the Crouton script can be used to easily run applications such as GIMP, LibreOffice and Firefox to name a few, and has this week been updated with a new option to run the Linux Ubuntu operating system contained within a browser tab.

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Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition Launches On Android, Linux And iPhone Tomorrow

Baldurs-Gate-2-Enhanced-Edition

Android, Linux and iPhone users patiently waiting for the highly anticipated launch of the Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition will be pleased to know that tomorrow it finally arrives on all three platforms.

Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition has already been available for some time on Mac, PC and iPad and will later this week be available to play on all remaining platforms apart from Windows Phone.

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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

development board

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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