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5 Fabulous Lightweight Linux Laptops

  • Small Business; By Carla Schroder (Posted by cybertao on Dec 8, 2015 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
You say you want a lightweight laptop with long battery life, a bright screen, and plenty of computing power? Good news: you can have it all. In this roundup we take a look at three high-end Linux laptops and two go-anywhere Chromebooks.

Canonical is letting the Ubuntu Software Center wither and die

Canonical has silently discontinued the paid app store without informing developers, Ubuntu flavors are dropping it, and free software enthusiasts aren’t happy with it. It’s still fine for installing free software from Ubuntu’s software repositories—but it can be slow and clunky even for that.

Google’s WiFi router runs Linux, offers home automation hooks

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by cybertao on Aug 19, 2015 1:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo, Linux
Google and TP-Link unveiled a Gentoo Linux based “OnHub” WiFi-ac router for consumers with 13 antennas, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, controlled by a mobile app.

Linux Mint expects to switch to systemd next year

Despite recent reports suggesting the contrary, Linux Mint isn’t committed to avoiding systemd, the controversial project taking Linux by storm. In fact, Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint’s project leader, expects the next major releases of Linux Mint to use systemd by default. No, Linux Mint isn’t switching to systemd immediately. The Linux Mint 17.x series and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 will continue to use Upstart and SysV init, with systemd available as an option you can choose yourself.