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LXer: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Launches on Linux with 50% Price Cut

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 05:40:21 AM
Feral Interactive has just revealed that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY for the Linux platform has been released, and it can now be purchased with a 50% discount from the Feral and Steam stores.

TuxMachines: Phoronix on Graphics

Saturday 1st of August 2015 08:00:07 PM

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Reddit: The Five Or More Tournament has started

Saturday 1st of August 2015 07:49:17 PM

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.

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Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 Is Out with Updated Software Center, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

As part of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu Kylin team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 distro. Read more Also: Kubuntu Wily Beta 1

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Croatian policy encourages open source adoption

Earlier this year, Croatian political party Sustainable Development of Croatia (ORaH) published a new policy that encourages the government to pursue open source solutions, addresses the dangers of vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way. Read more

Is Office 365 cheaper than OpenOffice and open source?

Indeed, Microsoft's marketing team published a press release recently saying Office 365 is about 80% cheaper compared to the open source office suite, OpenOffice - with the figures stemming from reports in Italy and the City Council of Pesaro. The Redmond giant claims that to roll out Open Office, Pesaro incurred a one off cost of about €300,000 and had lots of problems with document formatting. But equally how would you convince a public sector organisation to migrate to your cloud services instead of using 'expensive' open source software? The obvious way would be to present a case study from a similar organisation together with a well written report commissioned to an "independent" consultancy firm. At this point your future customer has all the data and justifications required to sign on the dotted line. And some journalists are now presenting this case as fact of Microsoft Office 365 being 80% more economical than open source alternatives. I would argue that this is an isolated case and the PR efforts by big technology vendors, like many other methods, are being used to trick private and public organisations into signing contracts based on data or claims that may be not completely true. Read more