GNU/Linux and Android-x86 developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, May 26, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of his custom Chromium OS build.
I thought it would be helpful to give you some tips for creating open source communities to interact with your SDN or networking hardware. I've divided the tips into two sections: Attract and Maintain. After all, what's the use in building a community if it doesn't stick around?
It would be difficult to find anyone who’s been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn’t familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we’d invite him along for a video interview to see what he’s really like.
Hi, So I have a virtual drive that had a previous user/root access. i have been able to mount it but when i try to look into the folders for the data it is not accessible(presumably because its not the original owner). Are there commands to change ownership on the virtual drive so that I could access and retrieve the data?submitted by /u/y911
Phoronix: The Linux kernel has been working on many Year 2038 fixes for a while now but the work is not over.
I am at the end of my patience, I bought a computer for my granddaughter on the 9th of this april. She needs it for school as she will be attending community college in June. Her Syllabus says that she needs microsoft word to complete her assignments. I looked and looked and was not able to find microsoft word anywhere on her computer. I called best buy about this and they said that they could not install microsoft word for her. It is a samsung laptop. The man at best buy told me that I cant get microsoft on her computer because it is a linux. The man also said that the 30 day return policy had passed. I have searched on the internet for linux but none of the sites I have found so far have been able to help. My daughter needs her computer to work or she will fail her classes. If anyone here can tell me how to get microsoft on my computer I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.submitted by /u/Eliza1959
Reddit: What is your personal strategy to organize notes and keep them synced/searchable/exportable/viewable under Linux (i.e. OneNote alternative)?
Hello, now that I'm comfortable with Linux, and having found replacements for most of my application needs, there is still one I rely on a daily basis, which is OneNote. You might think this is crazy but as a researcher/publisher, I tend to aggregate a lot of information over time, so OneNote is the one I always open first everyday and that makes me the most productive.
I already know there isn't a drop-in replacement that fits the bill so far (there is one that gives a run for its money, called KeepNote, but its development seems discontinued), even when it comes to proprietary software, probably it will require 2 or 3 different applications to meet my needs, but I am willing to sacrifice some convenience and features, because when thinking about it, over time so much information becomes too valuable to be kept in a proprietary format that can only be dealt with on a proprietary product.
So, what is your personal strategy?
If anyone is interested, here are my requirements as follows:
the main concern is to keep all information in files under an open format such as HTML. That would make them easily viewable on any browser in any device (smartphone, tablet, web).
Secondly, to provide some sort of basic hierarchical organization at the filesystem level (to easily identify to which file some page corresponds), but nothing too crazy, it's not so much about keeping things over-organized with tags and folders and subfolders and pages and subpages as it is to just dump info and then have it easily searchable, inside or outside the application (in recoll for example).
Thirdly, I would like to introduce more than just text in the files, including tables, bullet lists, hyperlinks and embedded multimedia (images, videos). Also, possibility to export to PDF and ODT, and having the main formatting functions easily accessible through the GUI, like in LibreOffice writer.
I have been trying to use a markdown editor with preview (ReText) and dealing with Markdown files, it's not a bad alternative, although I miss the access to functions via GUI (insert tables, links, images), but then I would have to export the .md file to HTML everytime it is edited to be able to view it for example on mobile devices.submitted by /u/luxitanium