KDE has improved in may respects since my last review of Kubuntu, so it’s fair to say that Kubuntu itself has improved. Muon Discover has improved too, so kudos to the developer. However, Kubuntu is not the best KDE-using distribution around. ROSA Desktop, for example, offers many more features than most KDE-using desktops. That said, Kubuntu 14.10 should be good enough for most users. If you would like to take it for a spin on your computer, installation images are available for download from here.
Dispelling the myths of open source licences
Misconceptions surrounding the rights and obligations provided by open source software in the enterprise have fueled the spread of fear, uncertainty and doubt. A better understanding of the role open source licensing will help organizations realist the full potential of open source investments.
Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up Makulu Linux
The Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition 1.1 marks a new path for Makulu. This latest release has numerous new features that could make it a top competitor against the Linux Mint Cinnamon edition.
Ubuntu 14.10 vs Kubuntu 14.10 vs Xubuntu 14.10 vs Lubuntu 14.10 vs Ubuntu GNOME 14.10: A Comparison
So, in nutshell, I found Lubuntu 14.10 to be the best in performance among the Ubuntu distros. It offered me trouble free experience throughout my usage and I found it to be really stable. Anyone looking for a really really efficient distro and those with low powered machines can safely bet on Lubuntu 14.10
Based on my experience, I found Ubuntu GNOME to be the second best offering very decent performance with a very refined desktop environment. I thought Xubuntu would occupy this position but unfortunately, a bit of instability in the distro marred my experience. I would safely recommend Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 to users with modern laptop with or without touchscreen over the rest of the four distros.
As usual Kubuntu is the slowest of the lot and consumes the most power. You can expect the least battery life from Kubuntu. However, the desktop environment (specially the Plasma 5 upgrade) is mind blowing! Those with powerful modern machines and less usage of battery power can safely choose Kubuntu as it seemed to be the most exciting of the lot.
jEdit is a feature-complete editor with countless programming features, including syntax highlighting, indentation, edit modes for tens of languages. jEdit is written in Java so you will need to have OpenJDK installed.
Gis Weather is a highly customizable weather widget which supports Gismeteo, Weather and AccuWeather, available for Linux and Windows. The app ships with optional Ubuntu AppIndicator / tray icon which displays the current weather.
Dooscape is a web browser written in Qt which features a simple and clean interface and is based on the QtWebKit engine. Dooscape has some neat features and takes a different approach compared to traditional web browsers.
Geometry Wars 3 is an arcade shooter with modes for single-player, multi-player and co-op. The action in Geometry Wars takes place on geometrical-shaped grids, where you control a ship and need to survive the hordes of enemies.
FLARE is a really beautiful free and open-source 2D role-playing game which allows you to choose from various classes, each with their own strengths, buy new weapons and fight hordes of enemies in a fantasy world.
In TinyKeep players will embrace the role of a hopeless prisoner held deep in a forgotten dungeon who one day wakes up to find themselves mysteriously released.
The Linux version landed yesterday, and we have been able to give it a crack to see what it's like.
The holiday season is upon us and that means family, friends, fond memories, and food. I thought I would reminisce and revisit of some classic computer adventure games that I played with family and friends when I was younger. These classic games are playable on modern operating systems, including Linux, by using open source tools: DOSBox, ResidualVM, and ScummVM.