With regard to the various educational programs that are available for Linux, there are a number of different websites that are devoted entirely to promoting educational software for Linux based systems. The KDE Education Project, Schoolforge.net, and Kid’s Software for Linux are just a few of the websites that are devoted to promoting education software resources for children of all ages.
So yeah, we occasionally run into people who have reinstalled Windows. We refuse to do it for them even if they supply a legitimate copy of Windows. Many of them have called after the switch to ask for help with virus or malware infections. We simply tell them that if they had left Linux on their child’s computer, we would not be having this discussion.
The Debian GNU/Linux project has decided not to support its GNU/kFreeBSD distribution as an official release for the forthcoming version 8.0 which is better known as Jessie.
GNU/kFreeBSD is one of the numerous Debian architectures that combines the userland of GNU/Linux with a FreeBSD kernel. Debian is the only GNU/Linux distribution that releases with anything other than a Linux kernel.
While other platforms like Windows or iOS are still working towards their convergence goal, Canonical is already there and the developers now have applications that work both on the mobile and on the desktop platform without any major modifications. One such example is the Ubuntu Touch Music App, which looks and feels native on both operating systems.
Birthdays are a time to reflect on past accomplishments. And ours – yours – was huge: we helped save the Internet. We saved the Internet by not accepting the status quo, by not allowing corporate interests to acquire a stranglehold on our online lives. At the time, Microsoft dominated the Web. It was becoming stagnant, locked down and shaped by the vision of one company rather than the creativity of all. Firefox changed that.
Hardware errors are tough to code for. In some cases, they're impossible to code for. A particular brand of hardware error is the Machine-Check Exception (MCE), which means a CPU has a problem. On Windows systems, it's one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death.
Everyone wants to handle hardware errors well, because it can mean the difference between getting a little indication of what actually went wrong and getting no information at all.
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- Links 10/11/2014: 2015 GNU/Linux Forecasts, Debian Shakeup
- Links 7/11/2014: War Thunder on GNU/Linux, KaOS ISO 2014.11
- Links 6/11/2014: Ubuntu Tablet Confirmed, Compiz 0.9.12 Released
- Links 5/11/2014: Pisi Linux 1.1 KDE, Nexus 9
Hey, things are finally calming down. In fact, it looked *really* calm
until yesterday, at which point some people clearly realized "hey, I
should push my stuff to Linus so that it makes it into -rc4", and then
a third of all changes came in the last day, but despite that, rc4
finally looks like things are falling into place, and we'll get to
stabilize this release after all.
Here's to hoping the trend holds...
Things look fairly normal. A bit over half is drivers, and almost a
third is architecture patches (arm, powerpc, mips and s390). The rest
is a few filesystem updates (mainly XFS) and misc random stuff.
The shortlog gives a feel for the details, and nothing looks
particularly scary or odd.
Ubuntu 14.10 is another nice little step forward for Ubuntu without being spectacular.
Linux has faced many hurdles over the years such as lack of MP3 support, Flash support, hardware support, gaming, decent software, running Windows applications and recently Netflix. All of these issues can now be filed away as "used to be an issue".
Ubuntu is one of the more popular distributions for a reason. As Windows users love to say "It just works" and for it just does.
Since 2013, we’ve seen Red Hat embrace CentOS, the previously community-supported, open source equivalent of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and we’ve seen the release of RHEL 7 and its hard push to systemd exclusivity. Now we’re seeing the new road map for Fedora, which will come in three different flavors with Fedora 21. These are all major steps in a very short time period, and frankly, some of these moves seem awkward at best.
Mozilla has officially launched Firefox Developer Edition, billing it as “the first browser created specifically for developers.” If developers sound like a very narrowcasted audience to aim a browser at, remember that many of them complain about having to work across numerous platforms and environments and aim for disparate app stores. There are also a lot of them who work in Firefox via tools such as Firebug.
Franklin is a 39 year old FOSS activist based in Taipei. He has coordinated KDE's zh_TW translation team since 2006, and is the core developer of ezgo (Chinese), a compilation of educational software used by schools all over Taiwan. ezgo, which in its Linux installation uses KDE by default, blends more than 100 free software applications into one localized, easy to use package.