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Email clients offer a variety of features. Many email clients offer a slew of features, some stick with just the basics. At the end of the day, what is important is that you find an email client that offers what you need, it is reliable, and works well on your computer.
Every now and then, you get the opportunity to show others what your Linux computer looks like. Some of those people will want to give Linux a shot on their computers as well. I can’t think of anything as gratifying as teaching someone how to use desktop Linux. On a personal level, I do it because I am sick of fixing friends’ and family’s Windows problems. On a professional level, well…that’s my job.
Don’t worry, the XBMC project that many people use and love is not really dead, but it won’t be called XBMC anymore.
Open source games roundupWeek of July 27 - August 2, 2014It's that time again. In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at a WWI shooter for Linux where trench foot is conspicuously, blessedly missing from the feature list, as well as a remake of one of my favorite Dreamcast joints, ChuChu Rocket!read more
In today's Android roundup: Nokia may be planning to enter the Android market. Plus: Amazon gives away 30 free Android apps, and HP engineers a luxury smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian.
This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic.
Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties.
We are delighted to announce the release of Ubuntu MATE Alpha2. Most things, more than in Alpha1 at least. The .iso image should boot (from DVD or USB), the Live session should work, the installer should work and the installed system should also work. Notice the heavy use of "should", YMMV.
How To Install Joomla on CentOS 7This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on CentOS 7. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner. Absolute user-friendliness and flexibility make Joomla amongst the most sought-after CMS softwares. It uses a PHP application, in addition to a back-end database like MySQL. Joomla was created in 2005, and boasts of more than 10,000 add-ons for customized functionality-no wonder than that it remains the second most popular virtual content management site. This tutorial explains the process of installing Joomla on CentOS 7.0 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.
Axiomtek’s latest Mini-ITX board supports Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” Core processors, and offers dual GbE, 10 USB and six serial ports, and HD A/V. The MANO881 is billed as a “cost-effective” Mini-ITX board, adopting the Intel H81 chipset, which is more limited than the Intel QM87 and other Haswell-ready chipsets.
On most Linux systems, network management – both wired and wireless – is handled by a utility called NetworkManager. It is so ubiquitous that you may not even think about it. But, in Linux, there is always another choice. You can always do network management by manually configuring the appropriate configuration files. A better option is to use the utility wicd. Wicd provides interfaces using either GTK or KDE. This means you can use the one appropriate for the graphic libraries for your desktop. There is also a text-based interface, which uses the curses library. You can even use wicd within your scripts or on the command line with the CLI interface. This tutorial will walk you through most of the interfaces, and how to use them to configure your machine’s networking. This will include some issues, like using unusual setups of WPA security and adding functionality in the guise of network templates.
Open Source Storage has hired Leynette Larioza and Mark Nelson, who both have previous experience at Oracle, Sun and elsewhere, to help grow its software storage business.
If the release of Firefox's Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here's how you get it.
An article which tends to answer the question everyone asks when they know about docker. Docker is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.
Nvidia Optimus is a hybrid GPU system which utilises what is known as "discrete switching" and has been long associated with headaches and limitations on Linux systems. After years of wait, Ubuntu 14.04 with its shiny new kernel finally shipped with proprietary driver compatibility that can be installed easily. This article will guide you through the installation process after quick background of Nvidia Optimus for the unfamiliar readers. For the seasoned destroyer of Xorg configuration, you can quickly jump to the installation section below.
Want to learn your way around Linux? Your free Linux introduction class opportunity starts on August 1st.
For some time now, there has been much talk about the Raspberry Pi revolutionising the teaching of computing in schools. Linux User & Developer has devoted much space and attention to the growing number of Jamborees and the increasing attention teachers are giving to the small, £25 bare-bones machine. It is, say advocates, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of computing, allowing them to see and actually interact with the innards of the machines they are using. It is, they add, a great platform for programming and for creating all manner of electronic wonders.
This week, we discuss the great debate over Amazon's earnings report, what it means to AWS and the impact it has on other cloud service providers. We also look at the Australian government's move to the cloud and cloud's disruptive impact on IT.
W2Comp unveiled a faster, 4K-ready version of its Probox Android media player with a quad-core SoC, a Mali-450 GPU, Miracast, and a gaming-oriented remote. Hong Kong based reseller W2Comp, which previously introduced a dual-core Rockchip RK3066 based Probox2 Ultimate media player that runs Android 4.0, has now launched a faster model, called the Probox2 EX (Extreme), that runs Android 4.4 (“KitKat”). The new mini-PC is open for pre-orders at $150, with shipments beginning Aug. 8. There’s no mention of any support for Google’s upcoming remix of Google TV called Android TV, but the Probox2 EX would seem to have the advanced hardware to run it.
In today's open source roundup: The free Introduction to Linux class starts today and you can still register. Plus: Can LibreOffice 4.3 beat Microsoft Office, and Debian 8 will ship with Linux 3.16.