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  • GTX 760 Vs R7 370 4G In Company Of Heroes 2

    Liam has done his initial port reports and such so it's my turn to feed you some information. I'm once again putting my GTX 760 against the R7 370 to see what kind of performance we can expect from Company of Heroes 2.

  • KDE Plasma 5.4 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience

    The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is one of the earliest Linux desktop environments, dating all the way back to 1996, predating even the popular GNOME desktop environment, which was started in 1999. On Aug. 25, the core KDE desktop, Plasma, got an incremental update to version 5.4 that builds on the innovations that the first Plasma 5 release introduced in July. Among the many changes that users will notice with Plasma 5.4 are more than 1,400 new icons for all KDE applications, providing a more streamlined, modern look and feel to the desktop. Also new to Plasma 5.4 is an optional Application Dashboard that provides a different way to open up applications. Finding an application, or anything else on the KDE desktop, is also improved by way of enhanced search history in the integrated KRunner search tool that is part of the desktop. Plus, the 5.4 update now provides initial support for the Wayland display server that is intended to be a replacement for the decade-old X-Window server. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop.

  • KDE Sprints - who wins?

    To start with, KDE sprints are intensive sessions centered around coding. They take place in person over several days, during which time skillful developers eat, drink and sleep code. There are breaks to refresh and gain perspective, but mostly sprints involve hard, focused work. All of this developer time and effort is unpaid. However travel expenses for some developers are covered by KDE. KDE is a frugal organization with comparatively low administrative costs, and only one paid person who works part time. So the money donated for sprints goes to cover actual expenses. Who gets the money? Almost all of it goes to transportation companies.

  • GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

    Allan Day, a GNOME UX designer working for Red Hat and renowned GNOME developer/contributor, opened an interesting discussion on the official GNOME mailing list, about possible codenames for upcoming releases of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

  • ReadySpace Joins Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program

    Hong-Kong based cloud service provider ReadySpace announced Thursday that it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program. The new Red Hat partner program, launched in July, allows ReadySpace to deliver solutions based on Red Hat’s open source technologies.

    ReadySpace CEO David Loke said customers building on open source software and Linux servers had been asking for Red Hat solutions by name to run critical workloads in private and hybrid environments. The company will now offer private cloud build-outs, Linux infrastructure and PaaS solutions based on Red Hat.

  • Ubuntu, Canonical, and IP

    Recently there has been a flurry of concerns relating to the IP policy at Canonical. I have not wanted to throw my hat into the ring, but I figured I would share a few simple thoughts.

  • Canonical urges customers to ditch Windows 10 for Ubuntu

    In a recent posting, Canonical has tried new methods to appeal to Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and cost conscious home users that they should switch to Ubuntu in lieu of Windows 10.

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  • Migrating from VMware to an open-source private cloud in financial services | Ubuntu

    This is part one of a two part blog series on open source based private cloud for financial services. This blog describes the need for a cost-effective private cloud to execute a successful hybrid cloud strategy. It also shares a comparison between proprietary and open source based private cloud platforms. In the second part, we will elaborate on the key considerations that financial institutions need to think about when planning to migrate to open source based private cloud platforms, along with the operational benefits of Charmed OpenStack for financial institutions. To drive business agility, financial institutions are on a journey to fundamentally reshape their IT infrastructure. As their IT estates grow and become more complex, financial institutions are increasingly facing the challenge to optimise their infrastructure spend. Many financial institutions are adopting scalable and agile cloud infrastructure guided by a hybrid multi-cloud strategy.

  • Ubuntu 22.04 vs 20.04 – What’s new?

    Ready to see what’s new in Ubuntu 22.04? In this article, you will learn about all of the main differences between Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish and its predecessor, Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. We will also list some of the more subtle changes which may not be as noticeable at first, but serve to modify the new operating system under the hood.

  • What drives digital transformation in an enterprise? | SUSE Communities

    Digital transformation within organizations has been a strategic move to uplift businesses in many enterprises. In this era of constant change, transformation can come in all shapes and sizes. It could be a cultural/structural change that could have a larger impact or could be infrastructure expansion transforming business models.

  • How to Record Audio in Ubuntu and other Linux Distributions

    How to record audio in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions? If you want to record a voice over through the microphone of your computer, you can use GNOME Sound recorder or Audacity. Using GNOME Sound Recorder is easy but it lacks features. Audacity could be overwhelming initially but it has plenty of features for professional level recording. However, I am not going into that detail in this tutorial. GNOME Sound Recorder works with the microphone. There is another tool called Audio recorder and you can use it to record streaming music (from Sptify, YouTube, internet radio, Skype and most other sources) apart from microphone input.

  • How I wish I could organize my thoughts

    I keep a pen & notebook on my desk, which I make liberal use of to jot down my thoughts. It works pretty well: ad-hoc todo lists, notes on problems I’m working on, tables, flowcharts, etc. It has some limitations, though. Sharing anything out of my notebook online is an awful pain in the ass. I can’t draw a straight line to save my life, so tables and flowcharts are a challenge. No edits, either, so lots of crossed-out words and redrawn or rewritten pages. And of course, my handwriting sucks and I can type much more efficiently than I can write. I wish this was a digital medium, but there are not any applications available which can support the note-taking paradigm that I wish I could have. What would that look like? [...] Other objects would include flowcharts, tables, images, hand-written text and drawings, and so on. These objects can be placed free form on the grid, or embedded in a page, or moved between each mode. The user input paradigm should embrace as many modes of input as the user wants to provide. Mouse and keyboard: middle click to pan, scroll to zoom in or out, left click and drag to move objects around, shift+click to select objects, etc. A multi-point trackpad should support pinch to zoom, two finger pan, etc. Touch support is fairly obvious. Drawing tablet support is also important: the user should be able to use one to draw and write free-form. I’d love to be able to make flowcharts by drawing boxes and arrows and having the software recognize them and align them to the grid as first-class vector objects. Some drawing tablets support trackpad and touch-screen-like features as well — so all of those interaction options should just werk.

Programming Leftovers

  • Type support: getting started with syslog-ng 4.0 - Blog - syslog-ng Community - syslog-ng Community

    Version 4.0 of syslog-ng is right around the corner. It hasn’tyet been released; however, you can already try some of its features. The largest and most interesting change is type support. Right now, name-value pairs within syslog-ng are represented as text, even if the PatternDB or JSON parsers could see the actual type of the incoming data. This does not change, but starting with 4.0, syslog-ng will keep the type information, and use it correctly on the destination side. This makes your life easier, for example when you store numbers to Elasticsearch or to other type-aware storage. From this blog, you can learn how type support makes your life easier and helps you to give it a testdrive on your own hosts.

  • 11 Best AngularJS Frameworks for Your Next Web App Development

    What framework do you prefer to use when you need to prepare single-page applications? Angular JS is the ideal JavaScript framework offering quick page loading speed, quick navigation, smooth usability, and adds value to the websites. Do you know that there are 610,756 live websites using AngularJS? Let us know about AngularJS and its associated frameworks for seamless web application development.

  • Please welcome Dan to Library Contributors | Inside Rust Blog

    Please welcome Dan Gohman to the Library Contributors group! You might know Dan from his work on Wasmtime, WASI, the recent I/O Safety RFC, cap-std, rustix, or one of his many (often WASI or I/O related) contributions to the Rust standard library.

  • FSD meeting recap 2022-08-05 [Ed: Too hostile a forum for FSF. Some of the staff wanted to oust the FSF's founder from the FSF.]

    Check out the great work our volunteers accomplished at today's Free Software Directory (FSD) IRC meeting. Every week, free software activists from around the world come together in #fsf on Libera.Chat to help improve the (FSD). This recaps the work we accomplished at the Friday, August 05, 2022 meeting, where we saw a new program added, and we had several good discussions.

  • LibreOffice QA/Dev Report: July 2022

    LibreOffice 7.3.5 was announced on July 21 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos improved the layout of many dialogs Rafael Lima expanded the help for ScriptForge with many new features Olivier Hallot (TDF) updated the help for Fontwork and CSV import

  • PostgreSQL: Navicat 16.1 is released

    PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd. today announced an upgraded version of Navicat 16.1. In this version,

  • Why I joined Mozilla’s Board of Directors

    I first started working with digitalization and the internet when I became CEO of Scandinavia Online in 1998. It was the leading online service in the Nordics and we were pioneers and idealists. I learnt a lot from that experience: the endless opportunities, the tricky business models and the extreme ups and downs in hypes and busts of evaluation. I also remember Mozilla during that time as a beacon of competence and idealism, as well as a champion for the open internet as a force for good.

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New Steam Games with Native Linux Clients - 2022-08-10 Edition

Between 2022-08-03 and 2022-08-10 there were 33 New Steam games released with Native Linux clients. For reference, during the same time, there were 263 games released for Windows on Steam, so the Linux versions represent about 12.5 % of total released titles. Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones... Read on Also: Godot Engine - GSoC 2022 - Progress report #1