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OS X is a solid operating system for those who enjoy Apple's vision of the ideal desktop. It offers access to pro-level applications that many industries rely on. Yet it isn't always the most practical operating system for the casual end user. In fact, in some cases, it's completely overkill.
Some of you have reminded me that there is a good assortment of text to speech applications for Linux, especially in the mobile market, such as Android and the iExperience. Granted, for both examples, but we are needing an application that can either come preinstalled or be easily installed on almost any Linux distribution. That leads us back to the plentiful choices within the Linuxsphere you feel the need to mention. Yes, there are a lot of them, but when it all gets boiled down, they all share one simple trait.
Amazon AWS is a great platform to develop a Cloud Infrastrucutre, it supposedly covers every aspect that is needed for a whole IT infrastructure and provides also a nice monitoring tool named Cloud Watch. Today I will show you how to monitor free disk space with Cloud watch.
Online retailer Newegg has developed a reputation for fighting hard against the kind of non-practicing patent holders often called "patent trolls." Now a long fight against one such entity, called SFA Systems, has reached a conclusion, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied (PDF) Newegg's request to have its legal fees paid.
Popular tool for Linux virtualization gets a big new release
Lots of important tools get no developer love, which makes Linux a bit more riskyThe Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has completed its first-pass survey of the Linux toolset, and is highlighting which tools are most at risk.…
Once upon a time, if you asked a standards setting organization what its intellectual property policy rights policy was, you’d get a simple answer: “We own the copyright in everything we produce.” Oh, to return to the good old days.
Axiomtek announced a fanless, Linux-friendly EtherCAT controller with a 4th Gen Core CPU, SATA storage, PCIe expansion, and extended temperature support. The new IPC932-230-FL-ECM industrial computer is a variant of Axiomtek’s earlier IPC932-230-FL, and it’s very similar to the IPC934-230-FL, but more expandable. Since we missed the latter two systems, all three are covered below. […]
A new version of Zorin OS has been released over the weekend, and it comes with a ton of new stuff, not to mention an updated desktop design. We now take a closer look at this distro to see what's so special about it.
Wine was developed as compatibility layer software for Linux, which allows you to run Microsoft Windows applications on Linux and other UNIX-based operating systems (OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris). Wine achieves this by implementing compatible Windows application binary interfaces. PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for Wine.
Streaming video to multiple people always has been a challenge. Back when Kyle Rankin and I did "Linux Journal Live", we'd use services like ustream or justin.tv in order to accommodate the bandwidth requirements. The problem with those services is that unless you pay significant money, the features are extremely limited.
In today's open source roundup: Five of the best lightweight desktops for Linux. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.2. And DistroWatch reviews Semplice Linux 7.
At OSCON 2013, Deb Nicholson, Community Outreach Director of Open Invention Network, gave a talk on how to delegate, like a boss. She's returning to OSCON 2015 with a follow up talk on how to say no, like a boss. We caught up with Deb to get a preview of her upcoming talk, and we asked for a few tips on how to politely reject offers for additional work. If you have a chance to see her at OSCON, don't miss it—her talks are always a nice mix of entertaining, with a heavy dose of practical advice.read more
Documents safety is a particularly sensitive matter due to the typical usage nature and possible value and importance of the contents. That said, users should be extra careful when sharing documents that shouldn't be leaked to other parties.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) ... announced The Census Project, a new program that analyzes popular open source projects to identify which ones are critical to Internet infrastructure and also most in need of additional support and funding... It automates the collection and analysis of data on different open source projects, ultimately creating a risk score for each project based on the results.
Dekko is a native IMAP email client for Ubuntu Touch and is coming along just fine. From the looks of it, developers are not only working to make it work on the phone but to also scale and properly function on the desktop as well.
Web architect Cleaver Barnes makes websites do interesting and useful things, which is to say he focuses on the code more than the visuals. His first major use of open source was Linux in the mid-'90s. It allowed him to do things that weren't possible in Windows at the time. Since then he has worked building web apps with Java J2EE and other technologies.In 2007, he started working with Drupal. Three years later he started Verge Interactive to focus on it. I had the chance to get Cleaver's take on Drupal and development tools shortly after he returned home to Toronto from DrupalCon Los Angeles.read more
SiteBios is a free, OpenSource, Python based, 3 tier Linux control panel for CentOS 6 or 7. It consists of your LAMP stack and suite of shell scripts to help you manage your server. Started in 2013, SiteBios is the work of open source contributors from around the globe and is currently used by thousands of domains. Recently SiteBios has moved from Beta Version 0.6.5 to Stable Version 1.0, which is the version we’ll be installing today...
A new set of OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been identified, and all Linux distributions have been quick to implement patches in order to close these issues. As it turns out, none of the supported Ubuntu OSes has been affected, and no patch has been released.
Every now and then, I get questions about an optimal digiKam-based workflow. It’s rather difficult to give general advice, as a lot depends on specifics. So I thought I’d share my photographic workflow for managing and processing photos.