fossadvocates.org: In part 1 of this piece, we looked at the GTK based options for Desktop Environments, and/or Window Managers. Today, we’re going to look at the Qt based options.
techrepublic.com: Lightworks has ported its video editing product to the Linux platform, and although it’s still in beta, it shows some serious polish and potential.
datamation.com: Virtual workspaces have been a feature of Linux desktops since their earliest days. Not only are they easier to set up than extra monitors, but they allow basic apps like web browsers and terminals to stay open full-screen while leaving plenty of working room. Here's how KDE, GNOME, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon and Xfce each implement virtual workspaces.
- GhostControl Inc. coming soon
- 2 GUI tools to check hardware information in Linux
- Of bugzilla, python, fetchmail, and procmail
- Server Installation GUI 4.1
- 8 Free Multitrack Recording Software
- Sky wallpapers
- My application base: LibreOffice, graphviz
- Life with eternal upgrades- XFCE 4.10
- A look at XFCE 4.10 on Debian Jessie
- May Stats Show Steam For Linux Use Declining
- get rid of Firefox’s scrollbar completely
- DrupalCon Dries Buytaert keynote
- Quickly create custom software packages with FPM
- How to cut video using ffmpeg
kabatology.com: The Free Lossless Audio Codec, FLAC, loved by audiophiles for it’s lossless fidelity has been updated to version 1.3.0. FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but “lossless”, meaning that audio compressed in FLAC doesn’t suffer any loss in quality.
phoronix.com: With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith and Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts.
sgallagh.wordpress: Yesterday (Day Six) was a very busy day at my day-job filled mostly with meetings, so I didn’t get a great deal of time to play with additional features of GNOME Classic.
- New GNOME Control Center Brings Dozens of Features
- Gnome Sound Recorder mock-ups
- Xfce Theme Manager, Change themes w/ preview
- Better Fonts through Infinality
- My application base: bash and kiss tools
- 10 Practical Linux Cut Command Examples
- Python - Sorting Lists inside of Lists
- snakes: another cdl distraction
- 10 Easy Steps To Upgrade From MySQL To MariaDB On CentOS
- How To Use Skype From Pidgin on Ubuntu & Mint
fossadvocates.org: As a project lead on Cloverleaf Linux, we come from the background at Fuduntu, of having a very polished Gnome 2 interface, out of box, that many people seem to have enjoyed, and frankly, wish to still be able to have. Unfortunately, these folks have largely been left in the lurch by the GNOME team. Here are some of my thoughts about the various environments and/or window managers.
- GNOME Shell 3.9.2 Is Ready for GNOME 3.9.2
- "Business Source" not in SkySQL's MariaDB plans
- LibreOffice 4.1: Most important new feature?
- cataclysm: The zombie apocalypse starts now
- One Week With GNOME Classic: Day Five (Oblivion)
- gnome terminal, 3.6 style
- Papers, Please is A Dystopian Document Thriller Linux Port
- Firefox’s New Interface Is Already Looking Good on Linux
ostatic.com: PulseAudio is a sound server that's become quite popular in Linux distributions and has, in fact, replaced most other sound systems in recent years. It was a rough transition there for a while, but most of all that is over now. And today, PulseAudio 4.0 was released, a version which will soon begin to appear on our desktops.
datamation.com: Without question, switching to Linux years ago was one of the more rewarding decisions I've ever made in my professional life. It's important to mention though, that I didn't simply wake up one morning and decide to jump off the Microsoft bandwagon. Instead, I slowly crossed over by trying open source programs on Windows first.
ostatic.com: Email handling seem to continue to be a sore spot in the Linux software realm. What's a Linux user to do? Well, if your name is Steve Kemp, you just write your own.
maddog: I have been writing lately about the importance of learning the underlying tenants of computing if you are going to be a great programmer, and in particular some machine language and computer architecture.
- The systemd journal is a broken piece of crap
- MySQL Workbench simplifies MySQL management tasks
- Dynamic languages have jumped the shark
- Get Java 8 Tech Preview in Fedora 19
- Blender 2.67b update released
- GCC 4.8.1 Released With Compiler Bug-Fixes
- acripper: Does its job, cd ripping
- Compile x86 software on x86_64 Ubuntu
- How to extend a linux virtual machine partition in Hyper-V
- Easy ISO booting with Qemu
- Install mate desktop on kali linux
- LibreOffice 4.1 Beta 1 Arrives With Loads Of Features Including Symphony Sidebar
- 24-bit Vim, Floobits
- There's a Cat in My Linux Computer
sgallagh.wordpress: Today marked my first work-from-home day since I started this little experiment. Working from home is notable insofar as it means that there is a period of time after login before I have access to my internal work network.
h-online.com: Developing configuration programs and desktops for just one distribution creates lone wolves, limits users and slows down progress.
sgallagh.wordpres: Over the course of a week, I’m going to be experimenting with the new GNOME Classic desktop in Fedora 19 beta. I will be recording my experiences (hopefully) daily on this blog.
linux-magazine.com: The days when Linux applications were small and simple are long gone. With Firefox and LibreOffice installed on most desktops, the community has embraced monster-sized apps so unreservedly that you can sometimes need to look twice to see what operating system you are using. In fact, the complexity has become so great that simplicity is being reinvented again and again -- by adding complexity.