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|Story||Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Culture||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 6:17pm|
|Story||GitHub Reveals Most Popular Programming Languages||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 6:11pm|
|Story||Security Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 6:02pm|
|Story||Libreoffice 5 review||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 5:50pm|
|Story||Red Hat and Fedora||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 5:47pm|
|Story||Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Tight as a tiger||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 5:28pm|
|Story||Linux Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 5:22pm|
|Story||The Strangest, Most Unique Linux Distros||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 5:18pm|
|Story||Weird Names, New Filesystem, and Strange Distros||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 5:10pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Touch's Clock App Gets a Major Revamp with Custom Alarm Sounds, Stopwatch||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2015 - 11:23am|
The Bodhi website made the announcement about the intended move to Moksha in April of this year so in fact this news isn't exactly new either.
Without Bodhi, Enlightenment isn't really used by many other Linux distributions. Most of the major distributions have Enlightenment available for installation but how many people install a new desktop environment over the one that is installed by default?
Do your hats tend to fall into the tinfoil range? Are you afraid there is always somebody watching you? If so, rest assured that the Android ecosystem offers plenty of apps to soothe your paranoia. But which apps are the must-haves? Here are five apps you should immediately install and put to work. They'll bring you peace in the knowledge that your mobile data is far more secure than those around you.
The HP Probook 455 G2 with Ubuntu is very affordable, but even without the expense of Windows it feels a little cheap and lacks polish in various places from the hardware to Ubuntu itself. It’s by no means bad, but unless you specifically need Linux then a good Chromebook would be a better value and better designed Windows alternative – as long as you’re happy to work exclusively in the cloud.
If people running for president used Linux or another open source operating system, which distribution would it be? That's a key question that the rest of the press—distracted by issues of questionable relevance such as "policy platforms" and whether it's appropriate to add an exclamation point to one's Christian name—has been ignoring. But the ignorance ends here: Read on for this sometime-journalist's take on presidential elections and Linux distributions.
So I realize that the Apache Foundation took a lot of pride in and has invested a lot of effort trying to create an Apache Licensed Office suite based on the old OpenOffice codebase, but I hope that now that it is clear that this effort has failed that you would be willing to re-direct people who go to the openoffice.org website to the LibreOffice website instead. Letting users believe that OpenOffice is still alive and evolving is only damaging the general reputation of open source Office software among non-technical users and thus I truly believe that it would be in everyones interest to help the remaining OpenOffice users over to LibreOffice.
Of course, PostgeSQL is only one instance where open source and the cloud are starting to converge. The same argument could also be applied to everything from Node.js to Docker containers. The point is that as the critical mass of open source software in the cloud continues to build, it’s only a matter of time before that same software starts showing up on premise in much greater numbers than it already has.
London.gov.uk beta site demonstrates growing “Open Source mentality” among public sector organisationsSubmitted by Rianne Schestowitz on Monday 17th of August 2015 07:20:02 PM Filed under
You might wonder why you should care about lightweight Linux distributions in the era of multicore processors and inexpensive RAM. Basically, there are three points that make lightweight distros important: 1) They can revive old hardware, bringing new life into it; 2) They can power modern, but low-power systems such as Raspberry Pi; and 3) They can run on the most powerful modern hardware, reserving resources for users instead of consuming them themselves.
On 16th August 2015, the Debian project has celebrated its 22nd anniversary, making it one of the oldest popular distribution in open source world. Debian project was conceived and founded in the year 1993 by Ian Murdock. By that time Slackware had already made a remarkable presence as one of the earliest Linux Distribution.
I've been sticking with KDE4, but I decided to install a distro with the new KDE and Plasma 5 on a spare machine. Imagine my shock, when I set-up two virtual desktops under Plasma 5 and I could only have the same wallpaper for both!
Not only that, but each virtual desktop must display exactly the same widgets.
So what is Linux all about and where did it come from? Linux is a term broadly used to refer to the collection of operating systems belonging to the GNU/Linux distributions (see box on the history of GNU/Linux.) A distribution is basically an operating system that is based on a variation of the GNU/Linux core.
By the time I met my wife and eventually moved to the US, I had been an ardent Linux user for nearly 10 years. I finally made the switch away from proprietary software, and now I only use Linux as my operating system of choice. Over the course of 21 years, I have gone from an old 486 running Slackware to Fedora on my laptop and Debian on my desktops at home. I am very fortunate that I now make a living writing software on an operating system with which I have so much fun. And, that I work with great people who are equally passionate about open source.
Google has revealed what the M in Android M stands for: Marshmallow. The Android 6.0 update, set for release this fall, was first previewed at the company's I/O conference in late May. But as it's done before, Google held off on announcing the full name to build anticipation around the software. It's safe to say the company went with the obvious choice. Sorry, M&M's fans. And if you've ever wondered how those Android statues on Google's campus are made, this video offers a behind-the-scenes peek.