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The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is quite fast and energy saving desktop manager. It has a of of features beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE consumes the least resources when compared to other desktop managers. In this tutorial I will show you how to install LXDE on arch Linux and get started using it.
The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere. She's come a long way since 1997, when Clinton's staff bought the then-first lady a copy of the book "E-Mail for Dummies." ... every time you write something online, a third party -- Yahoo or Google or your employer -- has a copy. This is what makes what Clinton did both sneaky and, some might say, genius: Instead of setting up an email account with the government -- for example, email@example.com -- she operated a computer email server on an Internet connection that has been traced back to her family's hometown in New York.
Windows users have long been jealous of workspaces—also called virtual desktops or multiple desktops—on Linux. But many Linux desktops have hidden this feature by default in recent years. Soon, Windows users will have multiple desktop workspaces enabled by default—and many Linux users won’t. That’s crazy! Virtual desktops have long been one of the standout features of the Linux desktop, and it shouldn’t be lost. Here’s how you can get started with workspaces on Ubuntu’s Unity or another desktop environment today.
TechNexion’s Freescale i.MX6-based “PICO-IMX6″ COM offers a superset of the features of Intel’s Edison IoT module, along with partial plug-in compatibility. TechNexion, which last month joined Freescale in launching a Linux-ready, Internet of Things oriented LS1021A-IoT Gateway Reference Design, is now readying a tiny “PICO-IMX6″ computer-on-module based on the Freescale i.MX6, along with a “PICO-Dwarf” […]
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.1. Changelog: tce-load - remove extraneous ls check, apply awk patch, remove unused depi variable; tc-functions - getbasefile speedup; tce-audit, tce-load - ignore spaces in dep files; BusyBox 1.23.1 patched for modinfo, modprobe, wget and dc; BusyBox updated to 1.23.1; settime.sh - fix systems with default year not 1970; search.sh - awk patch and move common part to a function; tce-audit - awk patch. Also in conjunction with the above in Xprogs: apps - quote the search argument, reload the list on an empty search, set a minimum size to the window, nicer resize behaviour. Several elements of X.Org 7.7 were also updated between 6.0 and 6.1 so users should use the apps GUI to check for updates and check for changed deps after upgrading.
With the final release of Samba 4.2, the last series of Samba 3 hasbeen discontinued! People still running 3.6.x or earlier,shouldconsider moving to a more recent and maintained version (4.0 - 4.2).
Open Education Week (OEW) is an annual, global event and will take place this year from March 9-13, 2015. The event aims to raise awareness and celebrate achievements of the global Open Education Movement.Open education encompasses resources, tools, and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. Participation in all events during OEW, and use of all resources, is free and open to everyone.read more
Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 is an ubuntu derivatives featuring GNOME 3.14 as default desktop environment, and it also include linux kernel version 3.18.
Linus Torvalds announced a few hours ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the Linux kernel 4.0 RC3 (Release Candidate) which, according to Linus, is smaller than the previous RC version. However, it includes a fair amount of improvements, bug fixes and patches.
GDC 2015 The latest version of the Unity cross-platform game development toolkit is helping to bring advanced 3D graphics and gaming to the web, albeit in baby steps.
Some D-Link routers contain a vulnerability that leaves them open to remote attacks that can give an attacker root access, allow DNS hijacking and other attacks.
GDC 2015 Brit processor designer ARM and its gobbled subsidiary Geomerics want to shed some more light on gaming graphics – literally, with an update to Enlighten.
Application container firm Docker is staffing up, having brought on new talent to further its security and networking development efforts.
Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 available to download and install for testing, it released built in with kernel 3.18 and LXDE as default desktop environment.
After three months of hard work, the FFmpeg Project was proud to announced the other day the immediate availability for download of the open-source FFmpeg 2.6 audio/video conversion, recording and streaming software, dubbed "Grothendieck." The release introduces a number of new features and improvements over FFmpeg 2.5.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Cyanogen partnering with Qualcomm, Thunderbird's resurrection, GitLab buying Gitorius, and more!
With the support of the Linux Foundation[he]#039[/he]s Core Infrastructure Initiative, the NCC Group will be auditing OpenSSL's source code for problems.
Canonical has posted a new video today on its YouTube channel, showcasing its brand-new Ubuntu Music App that will work across desktop and mobile platforms, including the Ubuntu for phones.
Google has reportedly padded out a team of engineers to beaver away at an Android operating system to power virtual reality devices.