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Soon you will be able to access ownCloud from Chrome OS

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:00:00 PM

the mukt: The fact is you can already access ownCloud on your Chromebook via the web interface, but it’s not very useful

Rackspace Says It's Not for Sale, Despite Obstacles

Thursday 18th of September 2014 03:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Rackspace names a new CEO, as the OpenStack cloud founder chooses not to sell after evaluating its strategic options.

Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work

Thursday 18th of September 2014 02:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The Windows 9 OS will finally get a very coveted feature, multiple desktops, but the Microsoft developers are still pretty far away from what you can get on Linux.

OpenMediaVault 1.0 review

Thursday 18th of September 2014 01:00:00 PM

 LinuxBSDos: OpenMediaVault 1.0 is based on Debian 7

FOSS Around the World: Latin America

Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: "FOSS is not something most of the people know about," he said.

Running KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:00:00 AM

 UbuntuPortal: KDE Plasma 5 is a completely new desktop experience for KDE users.

Is ChromeOS a threat to desktop Linux?

Thursday 18th of September 2014 02:00:00 AM

 ITworld: ChromeOS devices have really taken off in terms of popularity over the last few years

CoreOS: Open Source Future of Enterprise Computing?

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 10:00:00 PM

 ComputerworldUK: CoreOS is such a good fit for open source.

Linux Games To Come In 2014, A Look At What Is Ahead

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 09:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: There's a lot to look forward to this year, so here's a quick reminder so that you don't get swallowed up!

Raspberry Pi Foundation updates official Raspbian distro with new software and features

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:00:00 PM

 Raspberry Pi Today: The latest version of Raspbian, the official Raspberry Pi distro, and the simple installer package, NOOBS, is out now.

Cisco Acquires Metacloud for OpenStack as a Service Tech

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 07:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Cisco gets deeper into the OpenStack ecosystem

MIPS-based Android Wear watch starts at $125

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 06:27:50 PM

 LinuxGizmos: A "Com 1" Indiegogo project is the first Android Wear smartwatch to use a Ingenics MIPS SoC.

Open source all the tasks

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 06:00:00 PM

 OpenSource.com: From development to presentations, video editing to sound capture, open source has you covered through your entire workflow.

Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 05:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Digia has spun off a subsidiary called - The Qt Company- to unify Qt's commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers.

Researchers' new app outs Android and iPhone energy hogs

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 03:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also illustrates fragmentation of Apple and Android mobile OSes

OpenStack Ironic Approved for Kilo Integrated Release

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 02:00:00 PM

InternetNews: from the 'Bare Metal' files:

Are the Linux Mint developers using sexist codenames?

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Codenames are an expected part of software development, with a lot of open source projects using one kind of codename or another.

Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates.

Linux/UNIX xargs command examples

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 11:00:00 AM

 LinuxTechi: xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands.

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GNOME: 3.14 almost there

Speaking of gedit, after the major changes of 3.12, 3.14 has been a cycle focused on stabilization and polishing. Overall the revised user interface got mostly positve feedback.. I for one, as a heavy gedit user, adapted to the new UI without problems. 3.14 will have a few incremental changes, that among other things try to address some of the issues pointed out by Jim Hall’s usability study presented at GUADEC: “Open” will be a single button removing the dichotomy between the open dialog and recent files and providing quick search among recent files. “Save” now uses a text label since it turns out a lot of people did not grok the icon (and no, I am not going back to the floppy image!) and the view menu has been reorganized and now uses a popover. With regard to the “Open” button, we know things are not perfect yet, search among recent is great, but when the “cache misses”, going through a double step is painful… we already have a few ideas on how to improve that next cycle, but for now I can vividly recommend to try the “quickopen” plugin, one of the hidden gems of gedit, which already provides some of the things we would like to integrate in the next iteration. Read more