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There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
It’s been quite a while since I last looked at Linux Lite, the last version I reviewed being 1.0.6. Much has changed in Linux Lite since that release and now it’s reached version 2.2. If you aren’t familiar with it, you should know that Linux Lite is a distribution geared toward helping current Windows users transition to the Linux desktop.
The ROSA company is happy to finally present ROSA Desktop Fresh R5, the number 5 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with the KDE desktop as a main graphical environment.
SinoVoip is prepping an “Banana Pi M2″ update built with a quad-core Allwinner A31 SoC, while LeMaker has begun shipping a competing A20-based “Banana Pro.”
It appears that the Banana Pi project has forked into two rival groups that are now pushing their own Banana Pi updates: SinoVoip’s “Banana Pi M2,” which is announced but not yet shipping, and LeMaker’s recently released “Banana Pro.”
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Linux applications have not shown much progress in numbers or quality since the mobile app development era had begun. I wonder if the high demand for good programmers in the mobile market is a factor. I know Android is Linux too, but I am talking about desktops.submitted by riboflavinb2
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I don't really understand the difference between Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu, and Mint, other than the fact that they use different desktop environments. If each one is only slightly different I could be wrong, then why does it matter?
Also, how is Ubuntu and Debian different, other than the environments?submitted by t3hcoolness
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I am using Linux for many years and i am the most happy guy one can imagine. But what me annoys for many years now, is the lack of smooth scrolling on Linux. Since mouse wheels are invented i hate the stuttering scrolling experience. Be it file browsers or web browsers, text editors/ide's or pdf viewer etc. For me – personally – its a nightmare to use these tools with a mousewheel. I almost ever loose the spot where i was reading/looking at if i choose to scroll further to read/see more of the document or file structure etc.
I can't recall when this happened may it a laptop touchpad or the usage of Mac OS that i realized there is another method of scrolling that did not screw up my reading experience. Since then i wished that there is a system wide "smooth scrolling" on Linux. Shortly after this, web browsers start to accomplish this through native implementations or through browser plugins (i can't describe how much i love "chromium wheel smooth scroller" ... i think i would quit the interwebz without it)
On other Posts they describe in a more technical detailed fashion that this is a problem coming from the x-server and that DE "vendors" can't really do much about that and that implementing such feature systemwide with the x-server is a hard task due to the architecture of X.
Ok, but as we now approach more to a replacement of X with weston/wayland is there any hope this may change anytime soon?
Am I the only one on the entire Planet Earth that bothers this topic so much?
I really Love Linux and i have no great Problem with all the wonderful DE's out there. I really like Unity/KDE/Gnome/LXQt to name i few. They are all pretty awesome. They look cool and are just great to use (they really are, in my opinion) AS SOON AS I TOUCH THE MOUSEWHEEL .. it feels like throwing me back to the early 90's :'(submitted by asmx85
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