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One reason why Linux fits in the real world better

For the last month, every time insert one of the four pieces of 512mb ram, Windows (Vista and XP) get a blue screen of death on start up. But, just out of interest, I decided to see if the problem also persists with OpenSuse Linux. So I booted up the system and selected OpenSuse. OpenSuse started up (and worked) like a charm, like there was nothing wrong.

Linux will be getting more attention from software companies

Yeah, I know, its obvious, computer companies are beginning to adopt Linux onto their notebook market and some desktop branches. But this article isn't about that, its about how software companies are going to start seeing Linux pull on their sleeves as a bigger and bigger portion of the market is going to Linux.

10 terms to know before switching to linux

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When switching, or planning to switch to Linux, most people find it hard to understand the new or technical terms that come with using Linux. Here is a list of 10 terms you probably should know.

Distros will always be "Linux" and not their own operating systems

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Today we have hundreds of distributions out available. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and many more. Many of them are based of each other. Ubuntu for instance is based on Debian, while OpenSUSE is based on Fedora. Despite the fact that they are all under the name of "Linux", most of these Operating Systems are leading their own development.

Why Xandros/Linux is perfect for the Eee Pc

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Ask yourself, what kind of software do you use? What kind of a user are you? Most people will say they need MS Office, Photoshop, a calender and MSN (Or any other chat client). The truth is, unless your a professional user, Linux has all the same tools for free

Why the linux idea of open source is "Correct"

Open source is a term that we have all heard. Open source simply means that the complete code of a program is available to anyone and can be modified in any way pleased. Why is this correct? Very simple. Have you you ever played the game of "Secret"; A game were a secret is whispered from person to person and the secret has to come back the same way it was originally to the person who started it.

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GNOME News

  • GNOME.Asia Summit 2016
    This year summit held at Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), which is located in the Faridabad district Delhi, it’s a quiet, beautiful and very very hot place. It gave me a lot of wonderful memories.
  • Endless and Codethink team up for GNOME on ARM
    A couple of months ago Alberto Ruiz issued a Call to Arms here on planet GNOME. This was met with with an influx of eager contributions including a wide variety of server grade ARM hardware, rack space and sponsorship to help make GNOME on ARM a reality.
  • External Plugins in GNOME Software (5)
    There’s a lot of flexibility in the gnome-software plugin structure; a plugin can add custom applications and handle things like search and icon loading in a totally custom way. Most of the time you don’t care about how search is implemented or how icons are going to be loaded, and you can re-use a lot of the existing code in the appstream plugin. To do this you just save an AppStream-format XML file in either /usr/share/app-info/xmls/, /var/cache/app-info/xmls/ or ~/.local/share/app-info/xmls/. GNOME Software will immediately notice any new files, or changes to existing files as it has set up the various inotify watches.
  • External Plugins in GNOME Software (6)
    This is my last post about the gnome-software plugin structure. If you want more, join the mailing list and ask a question. If you’re not sure how something works then I’ve done a poor job on the docs, and I’m happy to explain as much as required.
  • Week 1 of May-August Outreachy
    The Outreachy internship requires that interns maintain a blog, writing at least every other week. This shouldn't be a problem for the usability project. For the first few weeks, I'll essentially give a research topic for Diana, Ciarrai and Renata to look into and write about on their blogs. I've structured the topics so that we'll build up to building our usability tests.