by on September 13, 2019
I wanted to mirror my Android phone on the Ubuntu desktop over USB, but didn’t want to install an app on my phone or subscribe to a service. A canny bit of Googling threw up a neat solution: a free, open-source tool designed precisely for this purpose. And in this post I’m gonna tell you a bit more about it. Scrcpy: View Phone Screen on PC ‘Scrcpy‘ (which I guess is truncated form of ‘Screen Copy’) lets you mirror your Android screen in a free floating window on a Windows, macOS or (...
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by on September 13, 2019
If you’re in the market for a powerful Linux laptop you definitely want to check out the new 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, announced today. Intel’s 10th Generation Core U series sit at the heart of the refreshed notebook which, in its ‘developer edition’ guise, comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. The Dell XPS 13 developer edition (7390) will be made available to buy in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe during September. Dell plan to keep the previous ...
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by on July 11, 2019
The Slimbook Pro X bills itself as the ‘best Linux Laptop in the world’ — a bold claim, but does it hold up? Well, on paper at least, it looks like it might. The latest Linux portable from Spanish computer company Slimbook certainly sports enough muscle to give many well-known laptop a run for their money. In fact, overall, the Slimbook Pro X looks better spec’d and costs less than the latest MacBook Air, seen by many as the ultimate on-the-go laptop. So what makes the Pro X seemingl...
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by on April 12, 2019
The dream of being able to run Android apps on Linux distributions like Ubuntu is a step closer to reality, thanks to a promising new open-source project called ‘SPURV‘. ‘SPURV’ is an experimental containerised Android environment that can run Android apps alongside regular desktop Linux apps under Wayland. It’s the work of Collabora, a UK-based open-source software consultancy and development outfit, who unveiled their experimental new project in a blog post. Now, Linux isn’t short of ...
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by on April 12, 2019
I have something of a soft spot for Red Hat, specifically their commitment to improving Linux hardware support. I also have a soft spot for ARM laptops. Yeah, they tend to suffer from performance issues, but I’m ever the optimist: ARM laptops feel like they’re the cusp of greatness. With this in mind you’ll understand how stoked I am to learn that Red Hat devs be rollin’ up their sleeves to bring Fedora up and running on such devices, specifically those Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 based device...
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