KDE's new Linux distro: Terrible idea, or simply a huge mistake?
Third… having a specific KDE distro at all seems a bit strange, at least to me (and I am only speaking for myself here, and not any project I am involved with). Having a distro that decides to build its own desktop environment is one thing (a la the Ubuntu team building Unity), but having a desktop environment (one that has put so much focus on being portable) that decides to build its own distro? I can see a whole mess of problems cropping up around that. Ranging from relationship issues with existing distributions using KDE to development and QA issues for a portable desktop environment when there is now a single, standard distro that the KDE project standardizes around.
Why open source can save companies from drowning in the data lake
The end goal of any big data initiative is to deliver key insights very quickly, if not in real-time. While the first step of gathering data is challenging, today’s technology is more than capable of this.
What comes next – extracting accurate insights in real-time and gaining foresight from it – is something enterprises have yet to nail.
When put to good use, data can provide endless opportunities for innovation and growth, saving money and time, while also expediting services. Despite the opportunity to yield big insights from big data, many businesses are struggling with one of two challenges: those unable to tap their big data reserves and those drowning in data overload.
Let's start with a very clear warning: this is an Alpha test release. It has only been in development for a month or so. That means don't whine about this, that or the other thing that doesn't work, or is missing, or whatever. Celebrate what does work, and appreciate the dedication and talent of the Manjaro community members who are working on this!
To that end, I will start the celebration here with: Hooray! It works! Here is the proof, a screen shot taken on my Raspberry Pi 2 yesterday evening:
Canonical in Talks with Android OEM Partners for Ubuntu Phones
Canonical is said to be in talks with Android OEM partners, the CEO of the company Jane Silber recently said.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Is Getting Its Fourth Update on February 18
Canonical is preparing to launch the fourth point release for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on February 18, which is a week later than previously expected.
Installing Ubuntu MATE on a MacBook Pro with UEFI
Back in October, I explained how you can install Ubuntu on a Mac. It was a complete guide that included everything from dual-booting with OS X down to making sure the you’re able to use the right tools for the initial partitioning.
In this article, we take it to the next level by doing the same with an older MacBook Pro while still using UEFI ala rEFit. Note: rEFit has been depreciated and you may wish to try rEFind instead. For the sake of my tests, I found rEFit did the job just fine on under OS X Mavericks. (Read the rest)