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|Blog entry||You Tried OpenOffice.org. Where do we go from here?||adriantry||13/11/2008 - 9:23pm|
|Story||Three Ways to Use Free Software Without Ripping Anyone Off||adriantry||16/11/2008 - 9:33pm|
|Story||How to use OpenOffice.org as a Two Pane Outliner||adriantry||18/11/2008 - 10:26am|
|Story||AbiWord: How To Start Word Processing in Two Seconds Flat||adriantry||19/11/2008 - 11:23am|
|Story||Why Migration Costs. Smoothing the way for software change.||adriantry||26/11/2008 - 12:25pm|
|Story||10 Things Songbird Does That iTunes Can’t||adriantry||07/12/2008 - 12:40pm|
|Story||7 Reasons Why Pirates Should Jump Ship to Open Source||adriantry||1||04/01/2009 - 9:05pm|
|Story||Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?||adriantry||26/01/2009 - 12:55am|
|Story||29 Music-making Apps for Linux||adriantry||09/03/2009 - 7:05am|
|Story||5 Open-source Programs that Give You a Better Outlook on Life||adriantry||23/03/2009 - 8:15am|
I’ve been looking for an ARMed replacement for Beast’s power-sucking/fanfull/large corpse. This isn’t it. It is a very well documented controller that ships with a minimal installation of Debian GNU/Linux complete with GUI. I could, for instance, use this thing to make a pulsewidth modulator for a power supply. It’s obviously overkill for such a task but at the advertised price, $9, it’s OK.
If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.
The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.
In other words, this latest tablet computer, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu edition, is somewhat a “convertible” PC.
In the midst of Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc via Google dominance in the PC, tablet computers and smartphones categories, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has introduced a tablet computer which, it claims, can be used as a personal computer, or like a laptop.
It’s the first device of Canonical’s Ubuntu “converged” lineup alongside its European partner, BQ (no word yet from Canonical about United States release, or partners).
As you may know, Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).
A major update is rolling out to hackable open source e-mail client N1.
So important are the changes that the developers say it is the biggest update made to the extensible email app since its launch last October.
Nylas N1 v0.4.4 brings a bevy of new features with it, including long-awaited support for a unified inbox and a quicker way to edit labels.
As you may know, Rhythmbox is a music management application, created by the GNOME developers. Among others, it has support for creating playlists, features for CD playback and CD burning, iPod integration, and support for podcasts, internet radio and music sharing.
I'm very happy to announce that Birdie 2.0 is now in public beta!
As you may know, LiVES is an open source video editor and VJ tool, enabling the users to easily add effects to more than 50 audio and video formats.
Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.
Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards?
The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.
“From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly knowing smile. In the vast world of technology, a “white hat” is an internet slang, which refers to an ethical computer hacker or a computer security expert who hacks with the intention of improving security systems.
Perilli is currently the general manager for Cloud Management Strategy for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The technology company recently hosted a full-house Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific in Manila, where key senior executives were in attendance.
Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.
The Air Force plans to revolutionize how it handles computer warfare by beefing up its force of cyberspace experts while contracting out easier jobs, like running the service's network.
Google has released a small update to the Android version of it Hangouts messaging app this week. In an effort to improve the quality of audio and video during calls, Hangouts may now use a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection when possible. This means that users on both ends of the call will be directly connected with each other, and Google's servers will be bypassed.
The company hasn't made it clear exactly what the requirements are for a P2P connection to be utilized, but it's obvious it won't be every time a call is made between users. While the feature is debuting on Android first, Google says it is bringing the option to iOS and the web as well.
Android is a unique mobile OS, as it can be installed on various devices including phones, tablets, watches or even cars. It’s one of the most flexible operating systems and due to its open-source nature, it’s ported to even more devices.
Most of OEMs decided to use it on the phones, but s particular Samsung created an own system called Bada, which was later replaced by Tizen. Neither of them became successful.
I'm slowly planning the redesign of the cluster which powers the Debian Administration website.
This should turn the middle layer, running on Apache, into simpler things, and increase throughput. I suspect, but haven't confirmed, that making a single HTTP-request to fetch a (formatted) article body will be cheaper than making N-database queries.
Anyway that's what I'm slowly pondering and working on at the moment. I wrote a proof of concept API-server based CMS two years ago, and my recollection of that time is that it was fast to develop, and easy to scale.
LAVA is a continuous integration system for deploying operating systems onto physical and virtual hardware for running tests. Tests can be simple boot testing, bootloader testing and system level testing. Extra hardware may be required for some system tests. Results are tracked over time and data can be exported for further analysis.
- SIPO (China’s Patent Office) Taken Over by Patent Maximalists
- The Alice Case Continues to Smash Software Patents (This Time OpenTV’s); Will the EPO Ever Pay Attention?
- EPO Staff Responds to Team Battistelli’s Expansion to Include French Economic Propagandist on the Payroll
- UPC: To Understand Who Would Benefit From It Just Look at Who’s Promoting It (Like TPP)
- The ‘Offenses’ of EPO Staff Representatives Boil Down to Truth-Telling
- Rumours About Dismissal of Benoît Battistelli and New Letter From Union Syndicale Federale Blasting Battistelli’s Behaviour
- VirnetX Case Against Apple Shows Not the Problem With Patent Trolls But With Software Patents
- Maybe It’s Time for Class Action Lawsuits Against Microsoft for Forced Vista 10 ‘Upgrades’, Which Were Definitely No Accident
- Readers’ Article: A Strange Conspiracy of Silence in the German Media (Part II)
- Trolls Molestos: Rovi (del famoso Angry Birds) Ayuda al Más Largo Troll de Patentes de Microsoft Intellectual Ventures (Corregido)
- Estadísticas de Invalidación de Patentes y Costos de Litigación de Patentes (incluso si son falsas) Muestran que la Esfera de Patentes y los Estándares de Examinación son un Probleman, No Sólo en Los Estados Unidos
- Diápositivas de Nueva Charla Explican la Connección Entre la Corte De Patentes Unitarias (UPC) y Patentes de Software
- Las Políticas de Microsoft Alienan Incluso a los Hinchas Más Acérrimos de Microsoft, Incluyendo Pro-Microsoft Web Sites
Installing Arch Linux is a bit like building your own house. You have to dig the foundation, erect the walls, build the roofs, run the plumbing and electrical wiring around it … and all the rest of it. In other words, installing Arch Linux is not at all like renting an apartment, just moving in, and letting the landlord take care of everything else.
Arch is the primary distro that runs on my main system. I do use openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu on it and switch between them from time to time. But I spend the majority of my PC time on the Arch system because I find it to be an excellent distribution for advanced, and new, Linux users. In a nutshell, I am hooked on it. And there are reasons for it.
Currently, I am the maintainer of WikiToLearn, working on all the parts of the project where is needed, but mostly on the promotion/networking side. I deliver talks and presentations, and I am in charge of getting in touch with excellent academic institutions that could partner with us.
In the past... well, I have been doing thousands of things! I have been a core developer of Plasma, writing the first plasmoids, a core developer and a designer of Oxygen (working on the theme, window decoration, cursor theme, icons, wallpapers...) and many more things (from kdelibs to games to PIM). Probably the major work (outside these big projects) I am most proud of the complete UI redesign (and implementation) of Amarok in QML. It was sexy, but unfortunately it was never released, due to a decision of the maintainers.
Good News for Linux Techno Freaks! Do you usually mess with your Android smartphone by trying out the continual ins and outs of various apps and custom ROMs?
For those that haven't heard yet, MaruOS is a new open-source project that seeks to provide users with a Debian-based desktop environment when connecting your Android smart-phone to an external display.
Last weekend at FOSDEM, Lennart Poettering was one of the keynote speakers where he presented on systemd's user-space plans for the years.
Lennart's presentation was entitled systemd and Where We Want to Take the Basic Linux Userspace in 2016. I held off on covering it since the PDF slides weren't available, but alas, they still aren't out yet short of watching the video (the audio quality isn't that good).
Zacks Research has covered Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) in the list of firms boasting a positive Growth Style Score. This encouraging perspective is reached after studying the company financial report and the growth prospect of the firm.
While it took a while past the November release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, available this weekend is Scientific Linux 7.2.
Just as planned, Scientific Linux 7.2 is now available for those wanting this distribution derived from RHEL 7.2 with a focus on science-related Linux users.
Another update of Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available, version 1.4.7. A complete Trinity repository has been added to the system as the main new feature. Access to all the Trinity software were given to users by default, there is no need to add external Trinity repositories anymore. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered as usual.
Last week the second Beta of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 was released. My goal was to have a new Beta of my liveslak ready by that time, so that I could provide new ISO images to test the Slackware Beta2 on a live medium. Unfortunately, there was an attack of the flu in my team at work and things got a bit busier than usual. There was a plus side to this: some last moment bug fixes which could be applied to my scripts – the result of having more evenings available to test. Therefore the new release is not labeled “0.5.0” but “0.5.1”
Projects and software developed by KDE community are going to migrate for a new tool to manage our code, commits, reviews, tasks, and more. This tool is Phabricator and you can visit the instance for KDE projects in this address.
Since November 2015 we are migrating Cantor to Phabricator. After our first successful review code some days ago, I decided to write a post about which tools our contributors must to use while the migration process is not finished.
Last week-end, Vincent and me met in Lausanne for a Kdenlive sprint. One of our goal was to merge Gurjot Singh Bhatti's GSoC work on curves for keyframes. This was more work than expected and we spent many hours trying fix the curves and make keyframes behave correctly. Not much time was left for sleep, but we still managed to get outside to make a group (!) picture in the woods above Lausanne.
I’ve found three different types of transition issues (it is cool to look at these in a project I do not upgrade on a daily basis like Plasma and the rest of the KDE software).
I spent the last two or three days playing around with KDE on Windows, with the aim of getting my Python language plugin for KDevelop to run there. In the end, it wasn’t that hard to get this to work — not as hard as I would have expected it to be, anyways.
wonderful news in regard of architecture expanding within Manjaro Linux. It all started with a simple post on our developers mailing list. Somebody wants to do Manjaro for ARM …
Just after one month of development our first alpha release is now ready. So what is this all about?
Manjaro Arm is a project aimed to bring you the simplicity and customability that is Manjaro to ARM devices. These devices are growing in numbers and can be used for any number of applications. Most famous is the Raspberry Pi series and BeagleBoard series.