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TuxMachines: Robust New FreeOffice Suite Proves Free Can Be Just as Good

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 03:15:52 PM

FreeOffice is one of the best-performing Microsoft Word replacement suites for Linux. It is also a great replacement for Microsoft Windows run under WINE.

FreeOffice's design makes it a near twin to SoftMaker Office 2016. The differences are minor. If you have a compelling need for a pay-only option, then download the 30-day free trial edition to verify that you really do prefer the Office 2016 version.

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TuxMachines: It's time for Microsoft to give up on Windows Phone and switch to Android

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 03:12:41 PM

Windows Phone has all but died on the vine, and with less than 2 percent market share, it is unlikely to gain any new ground given the pummeling it is receiving from the twin mobile titans of iOS and Android.

But one of those foes actually offers Microsoft a possible lifeline, and a way to make a bigger impact in the mobile space. It's time for Microsoft to dump Windows Phone and start making Android smartphones.

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TuxMachines: Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Will Finally Be Ported to GTK+ 3.x, Completely

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 03:02:20 PM

It has been awhile since we've heard anything from the developers of Xfce, a popular open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, and it looks like some information about the next major release has been brought to light recently.

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LXer: Is your open team fully awesome, or too cool for school?

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 02:24:31 PM
Whether you're teaching a piece of software or a concept, facilitating a workshop to hack on a project or product, or even organizing adonors night for your local non-profit, you will have to deal with multiple personality types. And anyone leading an open organization today knows that managing group and team dynamics is an essential part of the job. I teach and facilitate groups of people in all sorts of learning experiences, and over the years I've noticed some repetition in my group dynamics.read more

TuxMachines: Android Studio 2.0 Speeds Emulation, Adds On-the-Fly Testing

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 02:02:09 PM

When Google released Android Studio 1.0 integrated development environment (IDE) back in 2013, it was welcomed as a substantial improvement over Eclipse. Yet, Apple’s Xcode tools for iOS has been widely considered to be superior. With the recent release of Android Studio 2.0, however, Google may have flipped the equation.

Android Studio 2.0 introduces a much faster emulator, as well as an “Instant Run” feature for quickly testing minor code changes. Version 2.0 also adds a Cloud Test Lab service, plus an improved GPU Developer debugger and an app indexing feature.

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Reddit: Stali Linux sees its first public pre-release!

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:13:09 PM

LXer: Introducing a Semantic Web server

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:10:11 PM
Following on from my last two blogs about how we share our own content on the web today, this blog introduces triki - a new semantic web server.

LinuxToday: FSF Issues Fresh Statement Over ZFS On Linux With GPL Enforcement

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:00:00 PM

Phoronix: ZFS on Linux drama continues

Phoronix: Xfce 4.14 Development Is Focused Around GTK3 Porting

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:41:44 PM
It will likely be quite some time before the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment is released while the main focus this development cycle is on porting to the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit...

Reddit: LinuxCon 2016 Toronto

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:37:58 PM

Who's going? Is anyone doing a talk? This will be my first LinuxCon and I'm excited to get into the community at this scale. We seldom get such conferences in Canada.

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Reddit: Road to Xfce 4.14

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:30:22 PM

Reddit: Thinkpad E vs. x or t (the E looks so pretty!)

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:26:38 PM

I know y'all recommend Thinkpad X or T, but I like the E because it looks more "cozy" to me. I like the look of the E550 or the E455 or the E440.

In particular, I like how the top edges of it are curved (how the laptop isn't a too-straight rectangle) and how the front of the laptop doesn't wave the lenovo logo.

1. Would you recommend getting the Thinkpad E? Or should I suck it up and get the x or t?

2. The E440 is the cheapest so I'm thinking of buying that. Would it be worth the extra money to buy the E455 or E460 or E550 instead?

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Phoronix: Wine 1.8.2 Released With 32 Bug Fixes

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:02:54 PM
For those sticking to Wine 1.8 stable releases rather than the bi-weekly Wine 1.9 development releases, Wine 1.8.2 was released this morning...

Phoronix: Radeon X.Org Driver Gets ASync Page-Flipping With Present Extension

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:59:03 AM
While the DRI3/Present support remains disabled by default in the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver, those making use of it will now have support for async page-flipping with the Present extension...

LXer: Using behavioral patterns to build awesome communities

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:55:51 AM
Human beings are complicated animals. We are packed with ambitions, fears, desires, anxieties, and other nuggets of the human condition. Of course, the extent and manifestation of these different elements varies from person to person, across cultures, and in different environments.read more

Phoronix: LibreELEC Takes Flight As OpenELEC Fork

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:46:18 AM
There's been grumblings about a growing fork of OpenELEC the past few weeks while today two Phoronix readers wrote in with news of LibreELEC, the new fork of OpenELEC as a Kodi/XBMC appliance Linux distribution that has a number of the original OpenELEC developers involved...

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OpenWRT Gets Forked By Some Of Its Own Developers As LEDE Project

While the OpenWRT project is a very well known embedded Linux distribution primarily for network devices, a number of their own developers have decided to fork away from the project. In what appears to be a move to have new project leaders, a group of OpenWRT developers announced LEDE, their fork of the project. LEDE considers itself a spin-off of OpenWRT with many of the same goals. LEDE is short for the Linux Embedded Development Environment. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • How to Install Cinnamon 3.0 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Canonical Patches Multiple OpenSSL Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes
    Today, May 3, 2016, Canonical has issued a new Ubuntu security notice to inform the community about the availability of new OpenSSL versions that patch various vulnerabilities discovered upstream by various developers. The OpenSSL security notice is valid for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). It details a total of five security issues that have been fixed in OpenSSL, which contains the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools.
  • Ubuntu In The Wild: April 2016
    You might not have noticed, but it’s been a wee while since we last featured an ‘Ubuntu in the Wild’ spot (excusing my little editorial last month). The gap isn’t because Ubuntu isn’t being spotlighted in projects. It was more that a couple of readers were vocal in telling us such articles were trivial and didn’t call for a post. So, for the past year or two we’ve been tweeting the odd Ubuntu in the Wild spot rather than posting a blog post about it.
  • Why Your Next Ubuntu Download Could Be a Lot Larger
    Expect to see a larger Ubuntu desktop installation image size by the time the Yakkety Yak is released later this year. Ubuntu Developers are currently discussing a new size limit for the main distribution image, as well those of the distribution’s official flavours.

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