Asked to recommend a Linux desktop, users respond in a number of ways. Many recommend their own preferences. Others suggest the desktop environment that they believe is closest in appearance and function to Windows or OS X.
A while ago, though, I realized that the seven major Linux desktops can be ranked on a spectrum from the highly customizable to those that are little more than launchers for their applications.
The fallout from last week's Canonical-Microsoft announcement continues to rain. First reactions ranged from enthusiastic to shocked and this week distrust is a common theme. Elsewhere, the KDE project presented its new and improved philosophy and is working on the mission statement. Apparently XScreenSaver is causing a bit of a kerfuffle in Debianland and Bruce Byfield ranked desktops from most customizable to "little more than launchers."
- MariaDB aims at data warehousing and analytics by combining its SQL database with columnar storage
- MariaDB targets big data analytics market with ColumnStore
- MariaDB adds OLAP support to transactional database engine
- MariaDB enters analytics market while prepping for massive Series C
- MariaDB: you want transactional AND massively parallelised analytic workloads?
Real-time, batch and algorithmic analytics position MariaDB’s open source database as Oracle competitor
The company says that this is the industry's first to enable transactional and massively parallelised analytic workloads under the same roof. Something which has been made possible by MariaDB's extensible architecture that allows simultaneous use of purpose built storage engines.
Open-Source Leader MariaDB Rockets Into Analytics Market
The release is the industry's first to enable transactional and massively parallelized analytic workloads under the same roof. This unification is possible because of MariaDB's extensible architecture that allows simultaneous use of purpose built storage engines for maximum performance, simplification and cost savings, an approach which stands apart from competitors like Oracle and obviates the need to buy and deploy traditional columnar database appliances.
I have several gmail accounts, but I don't like much thunderbird, and I also don't like to have several tabs in my browser open that points to each email account. I thought in open a main gmail account, but I realized that the mail account just has 15GB of space. So, the sum of all email accounts are bigger that 15GB. Therefore, I don't know what to do. Who do you people do to manage several mail accounts?submitted by /u/xeon1234
- KDE Comes Up With A Vision For The Future
KDE Wants Users to Be in Control of Their Digital Lives, Enjoy Freedom & Privacy
Today KDE has published a story like no other. Not an announcement of a new project or the release of an updated version of one of their existing pieces of software, but a story about their vision for the future.
Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph
Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.
Thin mini-ITX SBC aims Braswell SoCs at embedded apps
Adlink announced the “AmITX-BW-I” SBC, featuring Intel’s Braswell SoCs, a slim, embeddable “thin Mini-ITX” profile, dual GbE, and 4K triple-display video.
Asphalt 8: Airborne comes to the Tizen store to take over Z1 and Z3 users
Its a huge news for Samsung Z1 and Z3 users out there who have been dying to play some graphic intensive games on their Tizen smartphone. One of Gameloft’s most popular racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne that has hit some record number of downloads on Android, iOS and Windows phone platforms is now available on the Tizen Store absolutely FREE! The Game brings in a high flying action filled racing experience where you get to drive a car to win races and accomplish special tasks in each race to win coins and and stars in return.
What's the Kernel Space of Democracy?
Linux won without going to war, even though it had lots of opposition from the start.
- The Linux Foundation sets out to build open-source civil infrastructure for the world
PS4 Jailbreak Released With Linux Support: Firmware Requirements And Video Proof! [WATCH]
PS4 jailbreaks have been the stuff of rumors since 2013, but the first one has finally been released for 1.76 firmware consoles. The current hack allows Linux to run, and more avenues could be opened up in the future.
The news comes to Design & Trend via the expert console hackers at Wololo. They provide a summary of the situation at hand.
Does Microsoft secretly still hate Linux?
Microsoft has been getting a lot of positive press lately for supposedly embracing Linux (albeit years later than it should have). But can the company really be trusted? Or is it simply hiding its real feelings about Linux?
This issue came up on the Linux subreddit yesterday, and the thread quickly got more than 1,500 up votes and more than 900 responses. Redditors pulled no punches in expressing their continued distrust of Microsoft and its intentions toward Linux.
- I Am Excited About Ubuntu Coming Atop Windows 10
- Pulp 2.8.1 has been released!
gCSVedit now hosted on SourceForge
I don’t know if you remember, but I announced in November a small project, called gCSVedit. It’s a small text editor for viewing and editing CSV, TSV, etc files.
I’ve released the 0.2 stable version recently. It is at least now consumable outside Jhbuild.
And, gCSVedit is now hosted on SourceForge instead of GitHub. Because SourceForge is cool again. The forge of SourceForge is free software, unlike GitHub. The users (will) download the tarballs/bundles/installers that *I* have generated, not what GitHub thinks is good to ship. And if the need arises, I can open a mailing list.
Vivaldi 1.0 Web Browser Arrives for Linux Users as an Opera & Chrome Alternative
The final release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser was launched today, as we reported earlier, and it comes as an alternative to the Opera and Google Chrome browsers for GNU/Linux, as well as Mac OS X and Windows users.
Vivaldi Web Browser Version 1.0 Launches For Mac, Linux And Windows (video)
After entering its beta development stage back in November 2015 and as a public preview in early 2015, Vivaldi founder and co-founder of Opera Software Jon von Tetzchner has today announced the launch of the new Vivaldi web browser version 1.0.
After leaving Opera a few years ago Tetzchner has been busy developing a new web browser in the form of Vivaldi which is now available to download for Windows, Linux and Mac systems.
- Opera co-founder creates Vivaldi browser; packs in nifty features that could boost productivity
- Vivaldi browser hits 1.0
- Opera 38 Web Browser Enters Development with Custom Ad-Blocking List Support
- How to install and run Android Apps (APKs) on Linux with Shashlik
Warzone 2100 Open-Source RTS Game Receives 3.1.4 Update with Important Bug Fixes
The development team behind the open-source, free, and cross-platform Warzone 2100 RTS (Real-time strategy) game was happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the 3.1.4 update.
- Google Open Sources Tool for Gauging Touch and Voice Latency
Open Network Insight Project Builds on Big Data to Improve Security
The open-source effort, which is backed by Cloudera, Intel, eBay and others, is seeing early adoption, as organizations aim to gain the upper hand on attackers.
Open source initiative taps analytics to solve Asia's traffic jams
Joint agreement between Grab, The World Bank, and Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications aims to analyse real-time traffic data including speeds and intersection delays.
German City of Potsdam to present its open data concept
This month the German City of Potsdam will present its open data concept to the City Council for approval. The strategy serves two main goals: to provide information to citizens, and to allow third parties to reuse and link administrative data in their applications. The city will start implementing an open data portal on its municipal website, which will then be gradually developed into a fully-fledged repository.
- LLVM Still Looking At Relicensing, Encouraging More Women & Code of Conduct
The State Of C++1z In LLVM / Clang
For those curious about the state of C++11 / C++14 / C++1z features in LLVM's Clang compiler, engineers from Google and Qualcomm have a brief yet nice overview of the recent additions to the C++ programming language and the current support state within Clang.
- TeX for the Impatient - News: Images to be added soon
15 new GNU releases in the last month (as of March 24, 2016)
After spending last night working on a Reverse DNS Function for Google Sheets I couldnt leave well enough alone and wrote Shodan2Sheets tonight using the shodan.io api.
Security is a process, not a reaction
If this sounds familiar, you are probably running a web application of some kind. Maybe your whole business depends on it. Maybe you didn't hear about the latest world-on-fire vulnerability. Panic.
How do you keep up with security issues when everything is happening so fast? Which parts of your technical stack are the most at risk? Is the customer data safe? Do you really need to care?
Three-year-old IBM patch for critical Java flaw is broken
Attackers can easily bypass the patch to exploit a vulnerability that allows them to escape from the Java security sandbox
FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years
The feds warned that “a group of malicious cyber actors,” whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, “have compromised and stolen sensitive information from various government and commercial networks” since at least 2011, according to an FBI alert obtained by Motherboard.
The alert, which is also available online, shows that foreign government hackers are still successfully hacking and stealing data from US government’s servers, their activities going unnoticed for years. This comes months after the US government revealed that a group of hackers, widely believed to be working for the Chinese government, had for more than a year infiltrated the computer systems of the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM. In the process, they stole highly sensitive data about several millions of government workers and even spies.
Sources: Trump Hotels Breached Again
Banking industry sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that the Trump Hotel Collection — a string of luxury properties tied to business magnate and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump — appears to be dealing with another breach of its credit card systems. If confirmed, this would be the second such breach at the Trump properties in less than a year.
NetworkManager 1.2 Is Nearing Release
NetworkManager 1.2 should be released soon and the first release candidate is now available.
In the NetworkManager 1.2 Git branch there were many updates today followed by the tagging of NetworkManager 1.2 Release Candidate 1. In Git master, NetworkManager 1.3-dev is the new version is now in development.
- gitg 3.20.0 for Windows
gedit 3.20.1 for Windows
It wasn’t without time but I am finally proud to say that we have a new version of gedit for Windows. This was a long road getting GTK+ 3 and all the dependencies properly working and there are a lot of people behind this, so thanks to all of them for the hard work.
Example: Extensions in Firefox share the same namespace.
and their answer after revealing that Firebug or NoScript can be used to hack your computer during an attack on your machine...
"Tails users shouldn't be installing sketchy Firefox extensions."
And then he downvotes the poster.
Btw. the username is DublinBen and people like him are disgrace to the Linux community.
Please, don't attack/downvote people who ask questions or are skeptical or might be using Chromium instead of Firefox. Thank you.submitted by /u/brunteles_abs
Android Auto: Are cars the next front in the smartphone wars?
Android tweeted on Monday that their car service is pushing into 18 more countries. Android Auto, an Android-based operating system and app for compatible cars, allows users to access some of their apps from a car’s dashboard screen.
Android is the operating system of choice for most global travelers, according to Gogo
According to some new studies from Gogo, the in-flight Wi-Fi provider, Android is the operating system of choice for global travelers. More than two times as many Android phones and tablets are being carried onto airplanes than iPhones. The company also says that 90% of travelers bring a connected device along with them on their flights, and connectivity options are important to travelers.
- Verizon Releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update For Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge
- Android N Testers: Here’s why your Root Apps Keep Failing
- Google fixes 39 Android flaws, some allow hackers to take over your phone
- Google fixes 39 Android flaws, 15 of them critical
- Android malware discovered on Google Play Store
- Trojan found in more than 100 Android apps on Google Play Store
- Thrive Market brings its organic grocery store to Android
- Android Marshmallow adoption doubles to 4.6%
EU Moves Forward with Google Android, AdSense Probes
The European Union’s Commissioner for Competition on Monday said regulators are moving forward with a probe into Google’s practices surrounding its Android operating system and AdSense advertising platform.
- New name, renewed focus: Introducing Android Intelligence
- [Android N Feature Spotlight] Direct Boot Will Keep Your Encrypted Phone Functional After An Unexpected Reboot
- Google opens up its tool for testing your Android phone's lag
- Here are the best keyboards for Android