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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "If you have tried the live images of Ubuntu Next you may worry that Canonical is trying to do a Windows 8 with Ubuntu. That's not true. There is no need to worry though: A great deal of work is happening at a deeper level that may not have yet surfaced. It will surface eventually, however. Will Cooke of Canonical clarifies: "We are trying to make it clear that Unity 8 desktop will look like the traditional desktop and will behave like a normal desktop. We are very aware that our users expect a normal desktop there."
Unity 8 will offer the traditional desktop interface when it detects a desktop. The same OS will switch to a touch-based interface on touch-based devices such as tablets and smartphones." Link to Original Source top
Nokia doesn’t have a device unit anymore: it sold its Devices and Services business to Microsof, in 2013. N1 is made by Chinese contract manufacturing company Foxconn, which also manufactures the iPhone and the iPad.
But Nokia’s relationship with Foxconn is different from Apple’s. You buy iDevices from Apple, not Foxconn; you call Apple for support, not Foxconn. You never deal with Foxconn.
In the case of N1, Nokia will be nowhere in the picture. Foxconn will be handling the sales, distribution and customer care for the device. Nokia is licensing the brand, the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to Foxconn." Link to Original Source top
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "ownCloud packages on Ubuntu repositories were pointing at older, insecure packages. When an ownCloud developer approached Canonical developers he was told that packages can't be removed as its maintained by the community and unless someone steps up and do something older, insecure packages will remain on the server. Which is quite a shocking approach leaving user vulnerable just because no one is there is 'remove' the insecure packages. The ownCloud devel was a bit surprised with this approach. Finally Kubuntu developer stepped up and fixed the problem." Link to Original Source top
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "We may finally see the patent reform that this country dearly needs, thanks to the nomination of Michelle Lee as the next head of the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO). Michelle Lee is an ex-Googler and a vocal supporter of patent reforms." Link to Original Source top
HBO goes online and it doesn't want net neutrality, what will CBS do?