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TuxMachines: Installing Linux on a Mac, Why Bother?

Saturday 1st of August 2015 07:39:06 PM

Lately, I found myself being asked by many of my readers, as well as some of my friends, if it's worth installing Linux on their Mac, so I decided to write this editorial and explain the situation from my point of view.

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TuxMachines: Rackspace reaching out to women with ‘Linux for Ladies’

Saturday 1st of August 2015 07:35:32 PM

Law wasn’t proving lucrative for Jodi McMaster, who at 54 found herself eking by with contract legal work and freelance copy-editing gigs.

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LXer: Appeals court: Actually, Newegg did win that case

Saturday 1st of August 2015 01:04:51 AM
Newegg is famous for fighting patent trolls, and the company is currently trying to win fees from several cases where it has won or the troll has given up. In one of those cases, Newegg fought a non-practicing entity called Pragmatus Telecom, which dropped its case against Newegg before discovery was complete. Newegg asked for attorneys fees but was rejected by the Delaware district court, which found that Newegg wasn't the "prevailing party"—in other words, it hadn't really won the case at all, so it couldn't be granted fees.

LXer: Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

Friday 31st of July 2015 07:55:33 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

TuxMachines: SOME GTK+ SIGHTINGS

Friday 31st of July 2015 07:54:05 AM

All of these changes will appear in GTK+ 3.18 in September. And we are not quite done yet – we may still get a modernized path bar this cycle, if everything works out.

The improvements that I have presented here are not all my work. A lot of credit goes to Allan Day, Carlos Soriano, Georges Basile Stavracas Neto, and Arc Riley. Buy them a drink if you meet them!

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TuxMachines: 3 Twitter Clients For Linux That You Don't Want To Miss

Friday 31st of July 2015 05:39:52 AM


Do you use Twitter? Ofcourse. Do you access twitter through web browser to get notifications? Yes. Then you are missing out some great apps that can provide you the same features as web twitter client. There are numerous of twitter clients for Linux that notify on the desktopwhenever something happens on twitter. I'm compiling a list of 3 twitter clients for Linux that you will find very useful. So let's get started! Read At LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: VectorLinux 7.1 "Light" Screencast and Screenshots

Friday 31st of July 2015 05:04:00 AM
Vector Linux Light 7.1 is released and available for download. A big "Thank You!" goes out to all the contributors and testers who helped make this possible.

Phoronix: Systemd 223 Adds New Network Options, Splits Out Python Code

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:32:00 AM
Prolific systemd contributor David Herrmann announced the release of systemd 223 today...

LXer: Oracle: Docker container tech will be in the Zone on Solaris

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:09:38 AM
Larry's Unix to support cross-platform containers with unique Solaris features. Oracle is the latest company to get on the Docker bandwagon, having announced support for the application container technology to come in a future version of Solaris Unix.…

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Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Drops Gnumeric and Abiword in Favor of LibreOffice Writer and Calc

Canonical has announced the release of the first Beta build for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) opt-in flavors, which include the well-known Xubuntu distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. Read more

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

But “free as in beer” isn’t really the point – huge numbers of corporate open-source users opt for paid commercial versions of open-source projects, for simplicity and support. And then there are all those various licenses that protect the openness of the software – GPL, Apache, Eclipse. But the good news is that, with very few exceptions, there aren’t many legal issues for the average company to worry about. Read more

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Windows 10: is it finally time to migrate to Ubuntu?

Ubuntu continues to grow in popularity, not only with mainstream consumers, but also with Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, government and top notch education entities across the globe have realized they can save millions of USD, and invest funds more prudently for social programmes. Read more