- How the EPO’s Executive Branch (Battistelli and Topić) Banned Scrutiny and Created Authoritarian Model of Control: Part X
- The GOP’s Patent Reform Plan Not Effective Enough to Stop Massive Patent Trolls Like Microsoft/Nokia
- Another Massive Step Towards Elimination of Software Patents as Even CAFC Rules Against Them
- Reaffirming Microsoft’s Long-Known Hostility Towards Net Neutrality, Microsoft Crashed Juniper
- Microsoft is Going Into the Anti-Whistleblowing Business, Dodges Criticism Over 19-Year Bug Door in Windows
- Links 15/11/2014: Linux Mint 17.1 Release Candidate, Popcorn Time 0.3.5
- IRC Proceedings: October 26th, 2014 – November 8th, 2014
As a loyal Opera user starting from Opera 5, the policy change after
version 12 really pulled the rug from under many users. Something had
to be done.
I am happy to announce the first public release of the Fifth browser.
Fifth is a Linux-exclusive browser that carries the best features from
Opera, as well as a few unique features that are likely to please Linux
power users. It's based on a custom Webkit port to FLTK and comes
licensed under the GPLv3.
Wayland fan and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has released updated versions of his Wayland Live CD for showcasing Wayland technologies in various forms.
The Wayland Live CD distribution, Rebecca Black OS, saw a major update last month with a lot of new functionality -- check out that article if you haven't already for the details. This weekend's Rebecca Black OS update just brings various bug-fixes.
Let us say you’re managing a remote server without GUI(headless), and want to manage the virtual machines running on Oracle VirtualBox of that server? What will you do? Ofcourse, we can create, delete, and edit virtual machines from the command line, but why do we bother ourselves while we have option to manage VMs from a web browser, or using a graphical client?
Divinity: Original Sin has pushed back the Linux version once again, so you can give up on seeing it this year.
For a few weeks now within mainline GTK+ has been native OpenGL support and as part of that a new GtkGLArea widget for allowing OpenGL drawing within GTK applications. Since that initial work landed, there's been more GTK+ OpenGL code progressing that right now primarily benefits Linux X11 and Wayland users.
Unlike the frequency overclocking done through the NVIDIA Settings GUI, the over-volting can only be done via the command-line interface. It's not clear yet if this is just a temporary limitation if NVIDIA didn't get around to exposing it via the GTK interface or they will keep it CLI-only in trying to discourage novice users from accidentally over-volting their system and causing potential damage, etc.
Woohoo, Android 5.0 Lollipop is out. I bet you’re all excited about Material Design and the new lock screen and hey new operating systems are fun to poke around in and find little nuggets of fun. In fact, half the reason you bought a Nexus device was because you wanted quick access to Android updates. Well for Nexus 4 owners your long wait (two days) is over.
If you’re too impatient to wait for an OTA (over-the-air) update and you’re a little brave, you can download the Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4 right now from the Android Developer site.
This week NVIDIA introduced the 346 Linux driver beta with a huge amount of changes and new features -- from GPU over-volting to NVENC and VP8 support. Curiosity got the best of me so I've now ran some GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 Linux benchmarks to see if the performance of these new, high-end Maxwell GPUs have changed at all with this latest proprietary driver release.
I was really saddened to see Jono Bacon’s post today because it really seems like he still doesn’t get the Ubuntu Community that he managed for years. In fact, the things he is talking about are problems that the Community Council and Governance Boards really have no influence over because Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth limit the Community’s ability to participate in those kind of issues.
Honestly, if this is the way Jono felt then I think he should have been going to bat for the Community and Ubuntu Governance when he was Community Manager because right now the Community and Governance cannot be inspirational leaders because Canonical controls the future of Ubuntu and the Community Council, Governance Boards and Ubuntu Members have very little say in the direction of the project.
- The Terrible Joke Which is Microsoft ‘Loving’ Linux: Nightmares With UEFI ‘Secure’ Boot (i.e. Windows Monopoly Imposed) Continue to Affect GNU/Linux Users
- Patent Lawyers Worry About Section 101 in ‘Alice’ (and Other Patent News)
- Will Write for FUD (Against FOSS)
- Debunking Several Days of Never-Ending Lies About Microsoft and .NET
- Links 14/11/2014: LibreOffice 4.3.4, Ads Now in Firefox
- Links 14/11/2014: GNOME 3.14.2, PulseAudio 6.0
I was very pleased with Trisquel 7.0 while I was using it. I found it to be incredibly stable and also very fast while I was opening and using applications. I did not experience any crashes or other overt indications of stability problems.
For me Trisquel 7.0 is pretty much what a desktop Linux distribution should be in terms of usability, software selection and stability. I had pretty much everything I needed right after my install was completed. And I had the satisfaction of knowing that I was using free software the entire time I used Trisquel 7.0.
I highly recommend that you check out Trisquel 7.0, even if you’re not a free software aficionado. It’s well worth a download. And once you get a taste of it, it may end up being your preferred desktop distribution.
Eye candy and fancy screen effects have little place in the strictly business routine of forensic techs and IT pros. The CAINE and MATE combination contribute to the smooth interface and straightforward desktop. The default setting for full panel bar transparency blends it right into the desktop's background. This further extends the uncluttered appearance of the desktop.
Oded Gabbay of AMD sent out the pull request to David Airlie for trying to land the AMDKFD driver in Linux 3.19. The difference between this driver and AMDGPU is that it's already been public for a while where we're still waiting for the AMDGPU graphics driver to be published that's the new DRM driver to be shared with the Catalyst Linux user-space for supporting the AMD Radeon R9 285 and newer GPUs.
While the AMDKFD driver hasn't yet been pulled by Airlie at the time of writing, this driver has already undergone review from upstream developers and in fact revised six times through the public process. Given that the drm-next merge window is still open for a few more days, this driver stands good chances of being merged then as a new Linux 3.19 driver. Friday's sixth version contains just minor changes to the driver compared to last week.
Jon maddog Hall today said that it'd be "when pigs fly" when Microsoft really embraces Open Source. In other news, Rob Zwetsloot is back with Part 2 of his top 10 Linux desktops and Jim Lynch reviewed Trisquel 7.0. LibreOffice 4.3.4 was released and Stephen O'Grady looks at the most popular Open Source licenses. Phoronix is reporting that Ubuntu will probably adopt systemd next release and Carla Schroder has some tips for KDE 4 productivity.