I was thinking about getting a chromebook and installing arch linux on it, I'll use it to bring to college and do some programming on, I just want something light and fast to boot and chromebook fits this, so I was just wondering if anyone here has any experience with it and what model I should get.submitted by LaggyToast
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The top story tonight is the releases of GIMP 2.8.12 and 2.8.14. Linux celebrated 23 years yesterday and the community had a bit to say about "the desktop." And finally tonight we have a couple of gaming announcements and Bruce Byfield on the KDE Visual Design Group.
Apparently, I’m not alone in thinking highly of the software, if this page of testimonials is any indication. In fact, the publication “This Old Schoolhouse” recently echoed many other reviews in their article in the June 2012 edition. In the article, Andy Harris, the Tech Homeschooler, wrote, “Tux Paint is just about the most kid-friendly program I’ve ever seen. It’s designed so the adult can set it up, and even very young children can enjoy it thoroughly. It also has sophisticated enough features for siblings and parents to enjoy.”
Tux Paint is a project that does FOSS right: A wide-ranging team labors for the good of the program and consistently puts out quality software without fanfare or self-congratulation. The proof, as they say, is in the software itself: high-quality software which enjoys a high degree of acceptance with teachers and parents, to say nothing of holding the interest – and unlocking the creativity – of children.
Google Chrome 37 is now the current stable version of the Internet browser from Google. It's a release that's more focused on security than anything else, but there are a few new features. It won't feel different from the 36.x branch that users have just upgraded from, but that shouldn't be a reason not to update the software.
One of the most important issues solved in Google Chrome 37 only applies for the Windows platform, which received DirectWrite support for improved font rendering. This wasn't an issue on Linux or Mac OS X, so it looks like only Windows was left behind on this issue. The developers also said that a few new apps and extension APIs have been added, and numerous changes have been made in terms of stability.
It's not a secret that most of the scientific community likes and uses open source software. The reasons for this choice are numerous, but the bottom line is that wherever you see any kind of scientific endeavor, either at CERN, the Fermi Laboratories, or even NASA, it's always powered by open source software.
A few engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are working on some robots that will one day be used to roam the surface of other planets and moons. They are autonomous and they are designed to look for and gather various resources, among other tasks.
So, I've been using Xubuntu 14.04 for the past few months. I have an Intel Centrino wireless card using the latest driver. Since I've been using Xubuntu, I've needed to toggle between WPA and WPA2. I could use WPA for a couple weeks, then nothing. It would just stop connecting. I switch over to WPA2, and it works again... for a couple weeks until I have to toggle it back. Nothing else has changed to my knowledge. Any ideas?submitted by armersuender
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ServerWatch: In an exclusive video interview with ServerWatch, Balog reveals that IBM has new Power 8 servers set to be announced in October.
I consider myself a relative Linux newbie and I keep running into the same Linux/Windows flame wars crap. Those opposed of Linux in the windows world point to the fact that you can't run Adobe products on Linux and therefore cannot get any "real" work done.
But, I do not find that is the case. Just the opposite really. I use windows at my day job and Linux/OpenSource at home for my Freelance gigs and what I have found that I can get the same amount of work done in the same amount of time. More over, I usually have less downtime on my linux machine because I do not have to troubleshoot it as much as my windows machine.
Note: I am not a programmer so this may be the difference, I am not sure.
So my question is...what's the deal? What am I missing? Why all the flame wars when obviously the same amount of effeciency can be acheived with Linux often with fewer issues?submitted by BobsYourUnc
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