Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

August 2013

some leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • Use Google+ Hangouts in Linux Distributions
  • Sync local calendar with Google Calendar in Debian XFCE
  • A little hard disk nostalgia
  • PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI
  • Doing is Doing – my 10 open source principles
  • py3status v1.0
  • Linux Kernel 3.4.60 LTS Officially Released
  • Full Circle Magazine #76
  • Linux 3.12 To Support AMD "Berlin" HSA APU
  • KDE 4.12 Release Schedule Announced
  • The Demographics Behind DuckDuckGo

Piggydb: A little, interesting digital assistant

Filed under
Software
  • Piggydb: A little, interesting digital assistant
  • Mir Now Has Improved Multi-Monitor Synchronization
  • Spelunky, The Random Platformer Could Come To Linux
  • Eador. Masters Of The Broken World Will Still Come To Linux
  • Tower Of Tiestru, A 3D Tower Defence And Strategy Game
  • caliber: a battleground for function versus form
  • Valve Updates the Original Half-Life Twice in One Month
  • Symphytum, a Personal database for Linux
  • aee: Something for everyone
  • HandBrake & Skype Fedora 20

Use an EOL Kernel

Filed under
Linux
  • Use an EOL Kernel (Gentoo)
  • Retail Shelf-space For GNU/Linux PCs
  • New Kubuntu Dev Tools
  • Linux Mint Monthly News July 2013
  • Slackware 12.* are EOL This Year
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Will Not Have Scopes in Ubuntu Software Center
  • Upgrading the Painless Way with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • openSUSE Issues and their Resolution by Kernel of the Day
  • OMDV.org Landing Page
  • Experimental Render Nodes Will Be In Linux 3.12
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 5 Episode 15

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • Composite Bypass Support Sharply Bumps XMir's Performance
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Arrives on April 17
  • A Keyboard To Love
  • GNOME’s Web Browser Ditches Google For DuckDuckGo
  • 6 Useful find Command Options In Linux
  • Get a Masters in Open Source technology
  • LightDM Session Locker Reaches 1.0
  • Ubuntu Is Close To Recommending 64-Bit By Default
  • abcm2ps and abcmidi: Coolness I didn’t know existed
  • ImageMagick: batch resize and DPI change
  • Call for Papers: The 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems
  • Open source highlights July
  • Easily Download and Create a USB Linux Distro in Windows
  • Vote, baby, vote! Lubuntu Wallpaper Contest
  • 16 Power Tools For Linux Users
  • Gentoo Hardened progress report
  • Linux Bootloaders
  • Ubuntu Is Going After A New Linux Kernel API
  • What is COPR
  • Software Freedom Day - Cambridge

Darktable vs. Shotwell: Two Great Photo Editing Apps

Filed under
Software

makeuseof.com: Until recently, Linux only had GIMP as an acceptable photo editing tool. That’s changed, thanks to a couple new tools that provide impressive features: Darktable and Shotwell.

The openSUSE Release process

Filed under
SUSE

opensuse.org: To get openSUSE out is a lot of work. We already shared part of what we are doing to keep Factory rolling. But as you can guess, there is much more to it. But let’s pretend it is a simple three-step process:

LibreOffice 4.1.1 Released Fixing 101 Bugs

Filed under
LibO

ostatic.com: Here we go again with another LibreOffice update, this time to the 4.1 branch released last month. LibreOffice 4.1.1 was announced today in Berlin with "a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats."

My favourite is KDE. Why? I'm not sure

Filed under
KDE
Linux

linuxblog.darkduck: I'm not sure I have a favourite distribution. But, my favourite desktop environment is KDE.

Mir & XMir Performance

Filed under
Software

samohtv.wordpress: This is the first article in a series of blog posts on Mir’s and XMir’s performance. The idea is to provide further insights into the overall performance work, point out existing bottlenecks and how the team is addressing them.

More in Tux Machines

And now for some good news... How open source triumphed over Microsoft Office in Italy

Microsoft Office may have a global monopoly, but one Italian region rejected it flat out. But, why? In the stunningly beautiful Italian region of Umbria, you'll feel more at home running open source software, rather than the clunky and expensive Microsoft Office suite. Read more

Red Hat, Chilean government hold talks on open source initiative

The head of Chilean regulator Pedro Huichalaf agreed to pass information regarding the benefits of open source software to the ministerial committee for digital development Read more

IT teams are choosing open source - but not just for the cost savings

IT decision makers are increasingly turning to open source over proprietary software because they believe it offers them better business continuity and control Read more

Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes

Via James Bessen, we learn of how a patent trolling operation by StreamScale has resulted in an open source project completely shutting down, despite the fact that the patent in question (US Patent 8,683,296 for an "Accelerated erasure coding system and method") is almost certainly ineligible for patent protection as an abstract idea, following the Supreme Court's Alice ruling and plenty of prior art. Erasure codes are used regularly today in cloud computing data storage and are considered to be rather important. Not surprisingly, companies and lawyers are starting to pop out of the woodwork to claim patents on key pieces. I won't pretend to understand the fundamental details of erasure codes, but the link above provides all the details. It goes through the specific claims in the patents, breaking down what they actually say (basically an erasure code on a computer using SIMD instructions), and how that's clearly an abstract idea and thus not patent-eligible. Read more