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Many puzzles. Playable offline. Wow :)
Collection of 36 single-player open-source logic puzzle games, free, no ads...
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I miss the communication on G+ from the guys at Motorola. Very less posts these days.
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No, Windows 10 running Android & iOS apps is NOT huge news
It barely matters beyond MS' marketing message. Here's why.

Anyone remember BB OS? They enabled Android apps trying to save their OS from death. What happened? The runtime was badly implemented hack. Not only did it not have all the services needed to run average Android apps but it was always lagging behind the Android platform releases which limited any devs to very old versions of the Android platform not allowing them to build interesting, modern apps to the platform.

Making your Android app run on Win10 will not be simply dropping the APK to their store. Firstly, you’ll have to deal with the lack of Google Play Services. You might already be doing that if you distribute your apps in the Amazon store so that might not be a blocker. But even beyond that you will immediately duplicate your QA efforts required for each release. You will also keep maintaining a separate branch for the Windows platform. It’s going to be A LOT of extra work. If I had to guess you’d be better off just building native from effort (and budget) point of view.

Then there’s the big issue. Cross-platform apps SUCK. Each platform has their own UI and UI patterns. Users learn to use (possibly unintuitive) UI controls through platform consistency. What MS is now doing is the destruction of their platform consistency. Firing up an Android app on your Windows device is like getting slap to the face. All new visual, controls, control flows, everything. You don’t want to do this to your customers!

This is a desperate marketing move by MS. They’re trying to get the non-tech crowd to think that this is a good idea (just look what the verge headline is.. ugh..). They will also, no doubt, pour money to devs willing to put time on putting their apps to the store. The result will be that soon there’s tons of partially working apps that will never get updated in their store and they can claim victory. 

MS is not the first one to try this and probably won’t be the last. The idea just is fundamentally flawed and will not work no matter how much muscle there’s behind it. 

If you want to be on Windows platform but don’t care about learning their platform devving go through the browser. Web is not dead. Build mobile web but keep it in the browser. 
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Avengers 2 is released in India. WHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT !!!!
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Using Microsoft Outlook webapp for my office email, Oh the horror ! 
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In Gnome 3.14, It was possible to ignore an empathy notification and reply to it later from the shell itself without opening the empathy message window.

In Gnome 3.16, it is no longer possible ! The notification displays and I can reply from the notification only if I click on exactly the input field at the first time the notification pops up. After that when I click on the notification from the clock menu, it opens a new empathy window.

Thus, not leaving current workflow to reply to empathy messages is no longer possible  :( This one of the major feature highlights of the first release of gnome 3.0.
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"In a move that threatens the privacy of over a million internet users in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has released the list of email IDs from which it received responses regarding net neutrality."

#megafacepalm #indiaisajoke  
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Google please don't scare me, I don't have so much money.
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Ha ha ha ha.. This isn't entirely true of course but gave me a good laugh.
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Every time you boot your box, no matter if it is Ubuntu, Debian, whatever, you run lots of Red Hat(RH) code, because RH has engineers like virtually everywhere, from Linux, Systemd and graphic systems to virtualization and cloud solutions, and of course in GNOME.

If you follow +Mark Shuttleworth posts, you should have noticed that Canonical's owner, always highlights the fact(?) that Ubuntu has more deployments than RHEL, including CentOS.

Red Hat is one of the few companies that in the last 3+ years, they announce an increase on profits in every single quarter! Another thing about Red Hat is they don't do deal with "mass" consumers.

For example, they offer their services to over of 50% of the 500 richest companies worldwide (fact), plus governmental departments, but they don't really scale with "individuals", which is the most profitable part of the market.

So I wanna quickly refer 4+1 of their projects for "human beings" (Ubuntu joke!), excluding the monsterous JBOSS.

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Fedora
In my opinion the fasted improved Linux based system in the last past 3 years. At least from traditional Linux desktop. Coz we got Chromium OS now ;)

https://getfedora.org/

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Open Shift
None is deploying on traditional servers nowadays, right? Open source cloud application platform, with good pricing, it grows and gets improved quickly.

https://www.openshift.com/

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Cockpit
An awesome web tool to administrate multiple Linux systems, extremely easy to use.. and of course open source too! 

http://cockpit-project.org/  
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Atomic
Using Docker for containers, it takes advantage of OSTree and RPM-OSTree for atomic upgrades and roll back upgrades. Supporting Systemd and SELinux ofc! 

Virtual Machines are dead, Hail to the Docker!

http://www.projectatomic.io/  
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Storage
This is the one I haven't used. Either with Gluster or Ceph (?), cloud storage that I guess it's scaling with AWS and OpenShift 

http://www.gluster.org/
http://ceph.com/ (bought by RH in 2014)

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Hope Red Hat to invest some more on desktop too, so we can actually use the above products ;)

#RedHat   #OpenSource   #GNOME     #Fedora  
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