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Directory Tiles are those nine rectangular boxes you see the first time you open a Firefox window or tab. For new users, the tiles are empty, but Mozilla says those empty tiles are not delivering any value to them. Hence the Directory Tiles program.
VMware has extended its partnership with Google by connecting Google Chromebooks with VMware's DaaS offering
What if the Linux Foundation made an operating system and nobody ran it?Tizen, the mobile operating system driven by the Linux Foundation, has added 15 new members including Chinese smartphone maker ZTE and Japanese operator Softbank Mobile.…
MakuluLinux 5.0 Xfce, built on a strong Debian base, offers users not only stability and speed, but now also provides a much more effective modern animated desktop environment. Pre-compiled with hundreds of themes and wallpapers, users can really take full advantage of configuring their desktop to their liking. Dual menus now allow users to either click bottom left of the desktop to make use of the familiar whisker menu or click bottom right and make use of the fancy mouse-driven slingshot launcher. MakuluLinux Xfce 5.0 is also the first release to show off the newly revamped Makulu Installer. Based on Debian 'Testing' and PAE-enabled Linux kernel 3.12.
Microsoft's new CEO has to know that to succeed, he has to find a way to expand his company's mobile marketshare, but the latest numbers from IDC show an entrenched market with very little room for anyone beyond Android and iOS.
If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason.
Seven new organizations have joined the Linux Foundation to help support the Open Virtualization Alliance, which promotes cloud virtualization based on the open source KVM hypervisor.
This is the project's first stable release since October 2012 and an important update of the Slackware-based desktop Linux distribution with the latest development build of the Xfce desktop. The Xfce desktop environment has been updated version 4.12 git, providing a good overview of the upcoming 4.12 final. This intermediate version has been fully tested during four months and the result can already be considered very stable (a few components of the Xfce 4.10 have been kept for stability). Several applications of previous Zenwalk releases have been replaced.
Wow has it been a year already? A year ago today Valve released the Linux version of Steam to everyone. Removing the beta tag on the client and having the first big Linux sale.
After releasing its BlackBerry Messenger chat app for Android and iOS devices to considerable fanfare last fall, BlackBerry on Thursday announced that it had expanded the app's functionality on those platforms with two key features. Previously available only to users of BlackBerry's own mobile platform, BBM Voice and BBM Channels are now part of the company's offerings for Android and iPhone.
Why social media buttons suck and why you should remove them from your site.
the decision is for systemd, and given that Ubuntu is quite centrally a member of the Debian family, that’s a decision we support. I will ask members of the Ubuntu community to help to implement this decision efficiently, bringing systemd into both Debian and Ubuntu safely and expeditiously. It will no doubt take time to achieve the stability and coverage that we enjoy today and in 14.04 LTS with Upstart, but I will ask the Ubuntu tech board (many of whom do not work for Canonical) to review the position and map out appropriate transition plans
Canonical has issued an official explanation for the reason why Linux Mint developers have to sign a license agreement in order to continue to distribute the package straight from the Ubuntu repos.
I wrote an article a while back showing how to set up a lightweight web server on the Raspberry PI. I was asked if I could elaborate further and show how to install and set up WordPress. This is a short guide showing how to do just that.
You don't get to Play unless you're up-to-date. Google is reportedly embarking on a quixotic quest to unify the versions of Android circulating in the wild, by trying to bar access to Google Play if a device ships with a too-old revision.
The second part in my investigation into how well developers are doing on Linux with selling their games via the Steam store.
With Valve giving away their games free to Debian developers and now Valve's games are free to Ubuntu developers too, sadly it's no surprise there's some individuals trying to be impostors and get these games for free by posing as the developers.