Dell has offered a Linux (Ubuntu) option on some laptops (and servers) for a few years now. Considering my general love for all things Linux, combined with my (often) overpowering desire to play with new hardware, it's rather odd that I've never gotten my hands on a Linux-powered Dell laptop.
That rather egregious offense has now been remedied.
Right in front of me sits the Dell M3800 Mobile Workstation – a 15.6-inch laptop that doubles as a Linux-powered desktop replacement.
No. "Desktop Replacement" doesn't really do this rig justice. This beast of a machine is a desktop destroyer.
It’s hard to downplay the influence of open source software on the spectacular rise of data science. From my perspective as a technology consultant, open source isn’t just an interesting aspect of the data science revolution; it’s absolutely critical.
The Chakra team is happy to announce the third release of the Chakra Euler series. This is a maintenance release to fix some installation issues and provide all the updated packages that landed in the stable repositories since the previous release. The main new feature is that our ISO now supports booting and installing on UEFI systems! We are aware that everybody is looking ahead into Plasma 5 and we are working on the transition, but we believe it is too early for this to be shipped by default and decided to wait for a little bit longer until Plasma 5 has matured and more KDE Applications have switched to Frameworks 5. This ISO ships with the following notable packages and updates: KDE Applications 14.12.2, except for the applications that have been ported to frameworks 5, which will remain on their 4.14.3 versions; kde-workspace 4.11.16 and kdelibs 4.14.5; Frameworks 5.7; Calligra 2.9.0.
I had long been attracted to the idea of using Linux. When Microsoft ceased to provide security patches for XP I got an excellent independent computer shop to install Lubuntu on my netbook for me. This allowed me to get used to the ways of Linux, and experiment with different programs. Any fears I may have had regarding ease of use were soon forgotten, and despite my experimentation, installing and uninstalling lots of programs, the system remained far more responsive than XP.
The Calligra team has released version 2.9.1, the first of the bugfix releases of the Calligra Suite in the 2.9 series. This release contains a few important bug fixes to 2.9.0 and we recommend everybody to update.
Ok, So i am new to the Ubuntu community. I have been a windows user, currently using windows 8.1. After Having issues with a game I play with the 64 bit version of windows, I decided I wanted t give Ubuntu a try, I partitioned my hdd and used a dual boot set up. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I used ubuntu for about a day, Needed to switch over to windows, I restarted my computer. When Grub loaded up,I tried selecting windows, but grub would not allow me to move the highlighted os(Ubuntu). I looked around some forums and found a command that a lot of people found worked. It was essentially an update to grub. After the update completed, I restarted my computer, and grub no longer had the purplish background it was a black, and still would not let me move to highlight windows. Now it would not let me hit enter to select Unbutu, I had to wait until it automatically loaded the highlighted OS after a set amount of time, I tried multiple keyboards, still nothing. Now here is the kicker, after updating grub, the gui after logging in no longer shows up, I hit CTL+ALT+F1 it asks for my log in information. I put my information in, and throws an error saying my login info is incorrect. So now my HDD is not usable, is there any way to load the gui with going into a terminal? Ive tried going to my BIOS boot menu but grub overrides it. Is there anything i can do, or am i going to have to wipe my hdd and do a fresh install?submitted by alloutofpucks
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Purdue, in its perpetual quest to cut corners and save money, is working to expand its use of open-source software, potentially saving students upward of $1 million.
The software, developed by Michigan State University in 1992, is called the Learning Online Network with Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach, or more commonly known, LON-CAPA.
Docker Acquires Kitematic for Desktop Container Deployment Technology
Kitematic, an Open-Source project that received funding from the government of Canada, could help to push Docker technology on to more systems.
Docker Acquiring Container SDN Specialist SocketPlane
Docker is buying SDN vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal—considered a talent and technology acquisition—have not been disclosed.
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At Apple's "Spring Forward" press event on Monday, March 9, the electronics company expounded upon its plans to release a smartwatch and revealed updates to its MacBook computer line, among other announcements. Underneath their focus on "innovation" and "design," however, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other participating speakers neglected to address growing concerns about the proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management technologies distributed with its products and services, which only serve to extend the company's oppression of computer users and their freedoms.
The newsfeeds weren't overflowing this evening, but there were a few bright spots. First up, Tecmint.com is running a new series called My Linux Story featuring folks sharing their journeys to Linux. Elsewhere, Justin Pot asked can we really trust Linux and Computer Business Review today listed their choices of distributions for new users.
Today we have some good news for all users of the Linux 3.18 kernel, as its status has been changed to LTS (Long-Term Support) on March 11, which means that it will be supported with patches for at least two more years from today.