Version 1.18 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) brings a wealth of new features.
I came across the Oranchelo icon pack for XFCE4 today, and I have to confess: I’m in love. An hybrid icon set, Oranchelo is based on Super Flat Remix and inspired by Cornie icons, an Android theme pack designed by Patryk Goworowski.
Ideally, the most frequent operations in a command-line become muscle memory for the user. Documentation is essential, but users shouldn’t have to keep referring to it in order to get their work done.
Selecting the best Linux distro for business isn't easy. With over three hundred active Linux distributions, choosing one for your business can take some serious time.
Admittedly, you don't have to try all the Linux distro. A few distros, like deepin and elementary, are obviously aimed at desktop users. Probably, too, you won't want Ubuntu Studio, with its emphasis on creativity, or DebianEdu, which is obviously intended for the class room. Yet even if you eliminate the distros that are a personal hobby or most of the dozens derived from Debian or Ubuntu, the choices are still overwhelming.
Instead, you probably need to begin with the question: What business task do you plan to use your choice of distros for?
Not my usual sort of topic, but since it's proving popular it's probably worth highlighting. No Man's Sky (GOG Link) the brand new survival sim from Hello Games works rather well in Wine on Linux.
Note: I have not tested it myself, but there's multiple reports of it now.
It's interesting because it shows again how powerful Wine is and also how games using OpenGL rather than DirectX can be good for us even if the game itself isn't getting a Linux version.
The Humble Indie Bundle 17 — yes, seventeen — is now live, ready to partake of your purchasing pleasure.
Humble Indie Bundle 17 has released into the wild featuring some interesting games, some first on Linux too.
Desktop GNU/Linux [Ed: the problem, actually, is that Microsoft plays dirty to undermine GNU/Linux in channels]
Christine Hall has a point. In the business of supplying PCs to the public, money begets money. If a business is not selling a product for money, there’s not much reason to do so. Still, an OEM can do the maths a different way. They can choose to advertise, distribute and support GNU/Linux on the desktop seeing the product costing very little and being able to make a profit selling it for a little more. Which way will the bottom line benefit more?
Farewell Patch Tuesday fragmentation: from October, MS will roll just one monthly patch [Ed: probably as intended.]
As of October, users of Windows 7, Windows 8, and various server products can farewell a Patch Tuesday of downloading multiple files: Microsoft is implementing the monthly patch rollup it promised in May.
Regardless, the incident is yet another on the pile adding up to lost faith in Microsoft and Windows 10 downloads.
As expected, Linus Torvalds made his Sunday announcement for the second RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel branch, which is now available for public testing.
Linux kernel 4.8 entered development last week, when the merge window was officially closed and the first Release Candidate development milestone released to the world. According to Linus Torvalds, the second RC build is here to update more drivers, even more hardware architectures, as well as to fix issues for supported filesystems and add some extra mm work.
On August 14, 2016, the Elive development team was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of yet another Beta version of the Elive Linux operating system.
Elive 2.7.2 comes only three weeks after the release of the previous Beta build, version 2.7.1, to implement out-of-the-box support for the popular Spotify digital music service, giving users direct access to millions of songs if they have a paid subscription, and a much-improved artwork, as both the system and icon themes were enhanced.
Until today, Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" has been in the Alpha stages of development and received a total of four Alpha builds that have brought multiple updated components and GNU/Linux technologies, but now the Ubuntu-based operating system has entered a much more advanced development state, Beta, and the first one is here exactly six months after the development cycle started.
"Today the Black Lab Linux development team is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8 'Onyx' Beta 1. Bringing us one step closer to our goal of a stable, secure, and long term supported Linux desktop for the masses. 'Onyx' Beta 1 is a culmination of over 6 months of user collaboration and feedback," says Roberto J. Dohnert, Black Lab Software CEO.
Analyst firm Wikibon believes that no vendor is making more than $100 million via OpenStack. If that’s anywhere near true, the sum total of all vendors has to be less than $2 billion.
Not being able to sell software unbundled from hardware is a terrible deficit in a world where people are building open servers.
Microsoft has explained the rationale behind last month’s announcement that you won’t be allowed to simply download Azure Stack and get going.
In July Redmond informed fans the only way they’d be able to get Azure in their own data centres would be on hardware of its choosing.
Specifically, Azure Stack will only come pre-installed on pre-integrated servers from Dell, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Lenovo. Other OEMs, we’re promised, will follow.
The Dell, HP and Lenovo will come “sometime” in 2017. Azure Stack had been expected by the end of 2016, but the work with to produce integrated systems will mean a delay.
One of the major reasons why Linux usage has lagged behind in comparison to Windows and Mac OS X operating systems has been it’s minimal support for gaming. Before some of the powerful and exciting desktop environments came to existence on Linux, when all a user would utilize was the command line to control a Linux system, users were restricted to playing text based games which did not offer convenient features comparable to graphical games of today.
However, with the recent progressive development and immense advancement in the Linux desktop, several distributions have come into the limelight, offering users great gaming platforms with reliable GUI applications and features.
Another week passed and we are happy to present our fourth preview release of Ellada.
Other new releases: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Linux Now Available For Download With New Features
The Maui team is happy to announce the release of Maui 1 “Aurora”.
This is the continuation of the full-desktop version of Netrunner (read about it here).
The biggest underlying change has been rebasing Netrunner on Kubuntu to Maui on KDE neon (Xenial LTS).
That means Maui will now be receiving continous updates and support until the next LTS in 2018.
During that timeframe, we plan to release updated ISO versions every 3-4 months with the latest of Plasma software and other updates.