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With No Man's Sky's highly anticipated release just weeks away, a Dutch company is objecting to the game's alleged use of a patented "superformula" to generate landscapes and terrain.
The time has come for us to take a look at the best handset powered by Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that you can buy right now, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition.
URPMI is Mageia’s command line tool for managing packages and repositories (media). It’s powerful command-line tool which is used to automatically download and install new software packages, upgrade existing software packages, update the package list index, and to upgrade the entire Mageia system. urpmi handles dependencies automatically (checks and resolves dependencies).
Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor.
SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized consolefor managing multiple Linux distributions, hardware platforms (x86, IBM PowerSystems and z Systems),
In this tutorial, I will show you the basis to install and operate this software. The GNS3 version that will be used in this tutorial is the 1.5.1, on a Debian 8.2 (Jessie) system. GNS3 (Graphical Network System 3) is an emulation software that let's you see the interaction of network devices in a network topology.
In this week's installment, our resident Linux newb goes on the prowl with one thought in mind: To find the best-of-breed FOSS music player for GNU/Linux.
When I was a boy, I imagined that other languages were codes, whose words had a one-to-one correspondence to English. In the same way, many Windows users expect Linux to be an exact equivalent.
A Chinese consortium is buying Opera.
This could very well be a case of overreacting and far-reaching paranoia. However, it cannot be said enough that we are living in an age when protecting our data has become a top priority for most (and should be for all). That's why, when I read the details regarding the troubles now plaguing the Maxthon browser, I immediately wanted to warn people that it would be in their best interest to stop using the application.
For years, I've wanted to learn Vim, now my preferred Linux text editor and a favorite open source tool among developers and system administrators. And when I say learn, I mean really learn. Master is probably too strong a word, but I'd settle for advanced proficiency. For most of my years using Linux, my skillset included the ability to open a file, use the arrow keys to navigate up and down, switch into insert mode, change some text, save, and exit.read more
Peppermint OS 7 was released back in June with many graphical changes. I personally did not like the font change. Before, it was better. Well, at this time I'm using Peppermint OS 7 because it's faster and it has few apps that I need. I have also tried Plasma in Peppermint OS 7 and so far it is working smooth. If you like Plasma but you're using Peppermint, then check out this article to install KDE Plasma 5 in Peppermint OS.
It is like when you say Ring is an alternative to Skype. No, no, it's not. Skype is ghastly. It is proprietary; it is demonstrably insecure; there is evidence that Microsoft uses Skype to siphon off conversations to the NSA; and the GNU/Linux version still lags behind the Windows one. So no, Ring is not an alternative to Skype. Ring is a full-featured, open source product that you need to know about...
BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some shortcomings, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop apps will make many Linux users happy.
It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs: Both have strong followings, and of course, plenty of people use something else entirely. Which do you prefer?read more
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about Linux and FOSS since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and started writing about IT back when single-celled organisms and CP/M dominated the landscape.
In Part 1 of my series on getting started with 3D printing in Blender, I covered basic preliminary steps for getting your Blender environment set up for creating your own 3D models, ready to be 3D printed. In Part 2, I'll examine the process for actually creating those models that you want to print. Before getting started, I should emphasize that Blender is not a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tool. Rather, its primary purpose is to serve as an artist's tool.read more
I was working in Cape Town, South Africa when I received a strange call from a friend and colleague at Microsoft in January of 2016. The call was decorated with subtlety as he danced around the technology underpinning what you and I today know as “Ubuntu on Windows,” but without any detail...
Linux Mint team has started to roll the beta release of Linux Mint 18 Sarah in Xfce DE. Linux Mint team announced the release of Linux Mint 18 Xfce Beta with some already known issues and workarounds too.It features Xfce 4.12,MDM 2.0[....]
Keeping up with emerging technologies in cloud computing such as OpenStack will be key to navigating this changing landscape, according to Randy Russell, director of certification for Red Hat.