Alfresco, an open source, enterprise content management startup, is today announcing a new round of funding of $45 million — a Series D round that is more than twice as big as all of its previous rounds put together.
The UK-based company competes against legacy services like Documentum (which was co-founded by one of Alfresco’s co-founders, John Newton) and Sharepoint to help large organisations manage their disparate document storage both in the cloud and on-premises, and also offer versioning control and other compliance requirements across mobile, PC and other devices. Alfresco will use the new funding to step its business up a gear, with new sales and marketing efforts, and moves into more cloud-based services that could see it competing more directly also against the likes of Dropbox, Box and Huddle.
HandyLinux is a newer operating system and its developers have tried to provide a clear and familiar desktop interface. It might feel like it has a Windows 8 vibe, which is probably an effect of the theme used, but the OS is actually quite interesting.
One of the most interesting aspects of the distribution is the menu launcher, which is quite odd. It opens a new window with all the applications and the user has to choose from there on. It's definitely something different from the norm.
I’ve recently been hard at work on a new and updated version of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, and am pleased to announce that this will be ready for the upcoming 3.14 release.
Over recent years, application design has evolved a huge amount. The web and native applications have become increasingly similar, and new design patterns have become the norm. During that period, those of use in the GNOME Design Team have worked with developers to expand the range of GTK+’s capabilities, and the result is a much more modern toolkit.
Flashing pins are spinning tens of feet into the air on a pitch dark stage. It's a juggling performance. All of the pins are perfectly synchronized to flash different colors in time to the music. It's part of the magic of theater and a special night out with friends to enjoy a distraction from daily life. Part of the magic—and why it's called magic—is that the audience doesn't know how these secrets are made backstage.
My trusty old 17.3" Toshiba laptop running Fedora 20 Linux is about to die on me. I wanted to purchase a new laptop with Bitcoin, so I headed over to Tiger Direct. They had a fantastic 17.3" Dell laptop that would have been perfect except for the fact that it comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. I am through paying for an OS that I do not want, so I have decided that I will UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES buy another computer with Windows pre-installed. As such, I will only purchase from a vendor who will sell me a computer with either no OS installed, or Linux pre-installed. System 76 is the leading vendor of laptops with Linux pre-installed (in my opinion), but they do not accept Bitcoin as a form of payment (yet). Please help me to convince them to accept Bitcoin by going here, creating an account, and sending them a message of support: https://system76.com/contact/
I created an account myself, and I just sent them the following message: "I want to purchase a 17.3" laptop, but I am tired of paying the "Windows tax". I found a fantastic 17.3" Dell laptop computer at TigerDirect.com, but it unfortunately comes with Windows 8.1" pre-installed. I refuse to pay for an OS that I do not want. I visited TigerDirect.com because they accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. If you accept Bitcoin as a form of payment, I will order a brand new 17.3" laptop from you, POST HASTE. I have also posted a message on reddit.com/r/bitcoin to encourage others in the Bitcoin community to help convince you that accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment is a great idea. There are many companies (such as Coinbase and Bitpay) that can set you up to start accepting Bitcoin payments. Thank you for you time, and have a great day!"
I have also posted this message in /r/bitcoin. Thank you all for your time, and I appreciate any support that you can provide to this initiative. I hope to hear an announcement that System 76 is accepting Bitcoin soon!
Sincerely, Philogussubmitted by Philogus
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