The stable version of the Opera browser has finally been released for the Linux platform and it looks like Google Chrome and Firefox will get some serious competition.
At this point in history, arguments for using Linux, FOSS (free and open-source software) and the Internet make themselves. Yet the virtues behind those things—freedom, openness, compatibility, interoperability, substitutability—still tend to be ignored by commercial builders of new stuff.
For example, US health care, like pretty much every business category, is full of Linux and FOSS, and is to some degree connected on the Net. Yet, it remains a vast feudal system of suppliers that nearly all work to lock doctors, hospitals and labs into dependency on closed, proprietary, incompatible, non-interoperable and non-substitutable systems. I've witnessed these up close as a patient. In one case, diagnostic scans by one machine and software system couldn't be read by computers with software designed to read the output of a different company's scans. In another case, records kept by one specialty failed to inform another specialty in the same hospital. The first one gave me a case of pancreatitis, and the second one gave my mother a fatal stroke.
Kodi 14.0 RC, the successor of the current XBMC project, has been released and is now available for testing. The famous media hub is preparing for a major name change, but the devs also plan to make the 14.0 branch the best one so far.
Currently the graphics are one of the weakest part of GCompris, as they were mostly done by the developers, using free graphics assets and sparse graphic artist contributions.
To address this problem, we found Timothée Giet, a talented graphic artist interested in working on a complete graphics redesign. He is a long standing Free-Software contributor, active member of the Krita team and so part of the KDE community. Making new graphics for more than 100 activities is a big work, so we need your help to achieve this goal.
This supplementary release 2.8.7 marks the end of Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active 2.8 series. If you update to 2.8.7 (and you should), you’ll receive over 20 improvements, mostly in Kexi and Krita.
I have a home media/LAMP/etc. server. I recently upgraded the hardware, and I have an overclocked G3258 in the machine. I have some concerns about CPU temps, and have been looking into how I can monitor and get alerts if temps are too high (I eventually would like to add an option to scale-back cores if certain conditions are met). I'm currently running it as a cron job, but will eventually migrate to systemd, and maybe even submit it to AUR if I can work out the bugs and figure out a means to make a config based on hardware so that anyone can use it. So I guess I have a question, followed by a request: first, is all this work unnecessary/is there another way of going about this of which I am unaware? And secondly, I would appreciate if anyone would be willing to check out the Github repo and provide any feedback.submitted by my_blue_snog_box
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Mike Sheldon, one of the Canonical developers has started porting modRana navigation software for Ubuntu Touch. Mike has chosen modRana because it is open-source and is already available on Sailfish OS, Jolla’s Linux based mobile operating system.
The Spotlight feature on Mac OS X has drawn the Linux community’s attention and it looks that at least one developer has tried to replicate its functionality and feel. It works very well in Ubuntu, but the source is provided so it should work just as well in other distros.
It's great to see where open source software and the communities that support it are today. Many of those who have worked over the years to develop feature-rich applications and enterprise ready systems, that not only compare to, but exceed proprietary options, must feel like pinching themselves.
I've had my own domain name for just under a year now, and today I've been tidying it up to run a public facing blog.
I was wondering if it's actually worth running my own mail server. I've looked it up and it's not a 5 minute job I can just test out, so I'm looking for some opinions. Realistically I'd have it set up so I can access (send and recieve) from my gmail account.
Am I going to have my email rejected by all the major providers (outlook/gmail) becuase I'm on a non-standard domain?
I like the idea of having multiple accounts for different uses (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Is it worth the effort of setting it up, and will it survive me having a dynamic dns (ddclient updates namecheap, the ip change isn't very regular (once a month maybe))
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