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Reddit: Can someone make money selling Linux apps?

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 11:38pm

Any case studies to share? Are linux users less likely to pay for applications, than say, Mac OS X users?

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 11:19pm

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 11:18pm

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 11:16pm

TuxMachines: Leveraging Cloud, Open Source To Aid Embattled IT

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 11:13pm

IT executives laid out the challenges and opportunities created by cloud computing, open source, and other disruptive technologies during this week’s Red Hat summit in San Francisco.

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LXer: Hands on with Ubuntu 14.04: The best Ubuntu desktop ever

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 11:09pm
I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.

Reddit: Post has been hidden?

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 10:13pm

So, anyone know why was hidden from view? The moderators here could at-least message an author to let them know why.
Anyone know why they are silently hiding posts?
This is after they also hid the recent and massively upvoted Civilization post with no message, I made a message like this asking why and then they un-hid that one, again with no message to me.
Is it somehow out of this world to expect a simple message or comment on a post to say why?

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Phoronix: Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 10:03pm
Linus pulled into the mainline Linux 3.15 kernel on Saturday afternoon a big DRM queue that contained a lot of open-source graphics driver fixes...

LinuxInsider: Adobe's Open Source Tightrope Walk

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 9:35pm
Open source software continues to gain momentum -- but what is not growing is an open desire among individual software developers to port their commercial Windows wares to Linux. Open source support is not a mere in or out decision. Some software makers shape their business models to take advantage of open source support for some products but not others. For other software developers, making a commitment to support FOSS often goes well beyond the notion of putting one's money where one's mouth is.

LXer: OpenSSL and Linux: A Tale of Two Open-Source Projects

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 9:15pm
The Heartbleed bug has cast a bright and not entirely flattering light on the open-source movement’s incentive model. When a crucial and ubiquitous piece of security code like OpenSSL — left vulnerable for two years by the Heartbleed flaw — can be accessed by all the world’s programming muscle, but only has one full-time developer and generates less than $2,000 in donations a year, clearly something is amiss. But then there’s Linux.

TuxMachines: Please protest the "Windows 8 Campus Tour"

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 8:59pm

Microsoft is running "Windows 8 Campus Tour" events at many US universities. We're inviting free software supporters, associated with the universities in question, to mount simple nondisruptive protests at these events.


It is good to make a sign, especially a tall sign that can rest on the floor leaning against a wall, but you don't need one. Use few words, and big bold letters, so it is readable from a distance.

Protesting is more fun if two or more people protest together, but one person can do it. If several want to participate, you could divide up the time -- those two people for two hours tomorrow, those two for an hour on Monday, etc.

The dates vary from university to university (see the list below), but most of the events have already started. Many end tomorrow, but that still offers time to act. Others continue through next week or even later. Some events already ended, but we deleted them from the list below.

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Reddit: Simple non-WP/blogging publishing software?

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 8:10pm

I may just use WP I guess but I'm looking for something that lets me quickly throw stuff up on my http server and maybe organize it/revision control type stuff..maybe like a wiki or something similar..

I essentially want to be able to quickly publish text/writing with basic images maybe, snippets of code, etc and have it be maybe organized or searchable..

As of now I just have a directory listing with all of my stuff in it..Looking for something other than WP or a blog type software..but maybe thats the best choice

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Phoronix: AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 8:00pm
For the many owners of "RV770" hardware out there with the once popular Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870 graphics cards, AMD open-source developers are now proposing the dynamic power management (re-clocking) support be disabled by default to deal with open bugs...

LXer: Add applications to panel, desktops or favorites in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 7:41pm
How to add programs to the panel, desktop or favorites in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.

TuxMachines: We still believe in Linus’ law after Heartbleed bug, says Elie Auvray of Jahia

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 7:31pm

Today Jahia is the #1 Open Source alternative to proprietary CMS vendors for upper tier digital projects. Over the years, we’ve focused on building a content platform that delivers true technology convergence: business user and developers work in harmony to deploy digital projects (Portals, multichannel, multi site, Multilanguage corporate sites, extranets, intranets and even full digital applications) securely and seamlessly.

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Reddit: Anyone think Ubuntu is going backwards with that it should be?

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 7:13pm

This will be very vague, but I've been using Linux on and off for maybe 15 years. After my last run of Ubuntu 13, I doubt I'll ever want to try any Linux distro in the future ever again. Linux was always the power user OS. Fully customizable, light weight, and stable. I'm definitely not a power user, but many of the popular distros don't require you to be. I felt like I was using the terminal just as much as when I first started, back when Redhat and Mandrake were the big two.

The reason Ubuntu was my last favorite distro was because almost everything just worked after install. Everything was neat, intuitive, and most of basic functions worked.

However, now I feel like it's going backwards. The GUI Unity is overly user friendly at the cost of function. Windows and Mac OSX still have a taskbar that requires less actions to switch between tasks. The fact there's not native taskbar is quite sad. The user friendliness is just as mask though because I was using a terminal still half the time. There's a lot of annoying visual bugs. Multi monitor related, snapping even when it's disabled. There were a lot more bugs but these stood out.

I dunno. Doesn't seem worth it to try any of the other distros either. The reason I started using Ubuntu was because it was the furthest ahead of all distros at the time, and I can't imagine any other distro being significantly better. If Linux wants to ever be main stream as a desktop/laptop OS, I think it should focus less on eye candy and more on true user friendly functionality. I was impressed maybe 5 years ago on how far it has come, but I feel like it reached its peak, trying to copy Win/Mac, but looking simply like a dumbed down version that still secretly over complicated.

Anyone else feel the same?

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