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|Story||Point Linux 3.0 (Agni)||Roy Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 9:58pm|
|Story||Xfce: Seven Reasons It's Popular||Roy Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 9:56pm|
|Story||Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) released!||Roy Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 9:22pm|
|Story||HPLIP Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 9:18pm|
|Story||Raspberry Jams bring Pi enthusiasts together||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 8:06pm|
|Story||AMD is working on a new Linux graphics driver to catch up with Nvidia||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 8:02pm|
|Story||LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 7:57pm|
|Story||Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 7:52pm|
|Story||Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 7:47pm|
|Story||Open source Chromecast competitor, Matchstick, is dead||Rianne Schestowitz||04/08/2015 - 7:45pm|
Point Linux 3.0 (Agni) is the latest release of the distribution based on the stable branch of Debian - the current version of which was released in April of this year and is code named Jessie. Point Linux aims to provide a very stable system - thus the Debian base, but with modifications to improve the user experience over a stock Debian system. One of the things the Point Linux developers do to achieve this goal is to provide their own repository, where current builds of Firefox and Thunderbird are available for installation (unless the full installation medium is used, in which case these programs are installed by default). This is in contrast to the Debian experience where only unbranded versions of these programs are available. Point Linux also chooses default desktop environments for the distribution based on the ease of use of the desktop. This choice has traditionally been the MATE desktop environment, but with this release Xfce has been added as an official desktop environment.
Xfce has a long history of being the third most popular Linux desktop. For over a decade, it trailed behind GNOME and KDE. Then, a few years ago, during the revolts against GNOME and Unity, it became a major contender, and ever since has consistently polled a strong second to KDE. Nothing had changed in Xfce, but users' search for alternatives made them appreciate Xfce in a way they never had before.
When the first Raspberry Pi came out in 2012, it was no surprise when people in the tech community started to organize events focused around using the device. Software developers, hardware engineers, makers, teachers, children, and parents alike started to come together to learn about the Pi and what they could do with it. These events became known as Raspberry Jams, and they've inspired makers and educators around the world.
There’s no doubt about it: AMD’s Linux graphics drivers are behind Nvidia’s, something that will start mattering a lot more when Valve’s first Linux-based Steam Machines start hitting the market this November.
AMD hasn’t turned the ship around yet, and big-name games are still only supporting Nvidia hardware when they launch on Linux. But AMD hasn’t been sitting on its hands. AMD’s developers are working on a new Linux driver architecture that will result in better open-source drivers, too—eventually.
After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of
version 1.15 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic
Players. In these 12 weeks we got over 1000 commits from 64 authors in EFL alone.
We slowed down a bit from last release (by around 200 commits). Elementary has another
472 commits by 56 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below.
Nearly a year ago, Matchstick hit Kickstarter with the goal of bringing a more open HDMI dongle to challenge the likes of the Chromecast and Fire TV Stick. Today, however, its creators made a painful revelation.
They’re not going to be able to deliver a satisfactory product, and that means around 17,000 backers won’t be getting their hands on the Firefox OS-based Matchsticks they were hoping for when they pledged their support to the project last fall.
The cybersecurity team at Lockheed Martin will share some defensive firepower with the security community at Black Hat this week with the open source release of an internal advance threat tool it has been using in house for three years now. Dubbed Laika BOSS, this malware detection platform is meant to help security analysts better hunt down malicious files and activity in an enterprise environment.
It is with mixed feelings that we announce that the Ada Initiative will be
shutting down in approximately mid-October. We are proud of what we
accomplished with the support of many thousands of volunteers, sponsors,
and donors, and we expect all of our programs to continue on in some form
without the Ada Initiative. Thank you for your incredible work and support!
The autonomous region of Extremadura (Spain) is committed to the use of open source in schools, the new Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government says in a statement published on Monday. However, the administration will not cancel the EUR 38 million request for PC hardware and proprietary software licences, published by its predecessor.
New features, functionality, rewrites and releases of open source software are being driven by customers, and it's important to understand how the benefits of open source software can change. There have been many cases of organizations originally seeking open source primarily for cost savings, but then later realizing other benefits, including performance and reliability.
With Lava pixel V1, Google has attempted to revolutionize the budget smartphone market again but has not been able to do so.
The phone does offer good design, excellent touch response, smooth performance and decent camera, however at the same time lacks full-HD screen, 4G connectivity and the latest processor - features that are already available in various phones in this budget segment. However, users who value stock Android and priority updates may find this one to be a good option.
At Rs 11,350 the smartphone fails to compete with Lenovo K3 Note, which is available at Rs 10,000 and offers better features including display, processor and camera. YU Yureka Plus also comes with better specifications at a lower price.
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