We become masters of our own files this week, chat with the ElementaryOS project about inspiring future development & rolling our own file sync solution.

Plus a quick look at the new Android N & why now might be the ideal time to switch to a Linux based phone OS.

It’s a packed episode!

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PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux

Today, we are taking the next step in our journey. I am extremely excited to share that PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux. (For those of you who need a refresher, PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on the .NET Framework to help IT professionals control and automate the administration of the Windows, and now Linux, operating systems and the applications that run on them.) I’m going to share a bit more about our journey getting here, and will tell you how Microsoft Operations Management Suite can enhance the PowerShell experience.

The Linux Foundation Releases Development Report Highlighting Contributions to the Linux Kernel Ahead of 25th Anniversary of Linux | The Linux Foundation

The report comes just days before the 25th anniversary of the initial release of the Linux kernel by Linus Torvalds on August 25, 1991, and analyzes the work done by over 13,500 developers over more than a decade, as well as more recent trends.


elementary Hackfest in Paris

Getting Developers in a Room together to work on kickass Open Source Software.

Security and reproducible-build progress in Guix 0.11

The GNU Guix package-manager project recently released version
0.11, bringing with it support for several hundred new packages, a
range of new tools, and some significant progress toward making an
entire operating system (OS) installable using reproducible builds.

Google to drop support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Google has killed a lot of things in the past, including Google Buzz, Google Wave and Google Reader. Well Google’s grim reaper is at it again. This time, Google Chrome apps will no longer work on Windows, Mac and Linux by 2018. The company says only 1 percent of Chrome users took advantage of this feature. However, Chrome apps will still function on Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks.



Open source zero-knowledge peer-2-peer file sync.

Librevault is an open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization program, designed with convenience and privacy in mind.
Our goal is to make a better alternative to BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing.

  • GPL Version 3

  • Installing on arch, be sure to have qt5-tools installed.

Linux Academy

Android 7.0 Nougat review—Do more on your gigantic smartphone

Nougat brings a new multitasking split screen mode, a redesigned notification panel, an adjustable UI scale, and fresh emoji. Nougat also sports numerous under-the-hood improvements, like changes to the Android Runtime, updates to the battery saving “Doze” mode, and developer goodies like Vulkan and Java 8 support.

Like the BQ phone, the Meizu MX4 is very much a device for early adopters, since Ubuntu for Phones is still in the development phase. While the €169.90 Aquaris E4.5 is a mid-range phone, the Meizu MX4 delivers considerably more computing power for €299. It runs on a Meizu-customised octa-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC with four ARM Cortex-A17 and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores, with a PowerVR G6200 GPU to handle the graphics, all supported by 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition combines two different interfaces so you can use it either as a tablet or as a PC. The first module offers all the typical functions of a tablet, while the PC mode is activated automatically when you connect it to a mouse and keyboard.


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