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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|
Canonical's Nathan Haines has informed us all about the launch of a new event for members of the Ubuntu Linux community, where they can contribute with photographic and illustrative wallpapers, as well as other multimedia content in order to celebrate the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.
Google's Street View allows you to see panoramic views of streets from your mobile device, allowing you to "take a walk" along a street so that you can check out a neighborhood. The latest version of Google Maps for Android, which happens to be version 9.13.0, includes a link to a Street View for your destination. All you need to do is click on the thumbnail at the lower left of the screen to get there. The thumbnail will appear when you search for an address inside the app, or with a long press to the map.
Google finally has a name for the next generation in Android OS, and it’s Marshmallow. While the update itself made its debut at Google’s I/O conference back in May, as reported by The Verge, it was then known as Android M. The new name follows Google’s pattern of naming individual releases after sweets alphabetically, something it has done for year
Dell entered the Android tablet market late last year by releasing the Venue 8 7000, a device with an understated though appealing form that contains good specs and an interesting camera technology.
An Android-powered slider may not be the only phone BlackBerry has pegged for Google's mobile OS. Following the leaks of a device codenamed "Venice" that's said to be offered in both Android and BB10 versions, a video of the recently announced Passport Silver Edition surfaced. The square QWERTY handset isn't running BlackBerry's software, though, it's sportin' Lollipop. In the video from Dudu Rocha Tec., a prototype version of the new Passport is equipped with what appears to be stock Android. It'll be interesting to see if this phone also packs in some of BB10's notable features like Venice is rumored to do. BlackBerry hasn't tipped its hand on Android devices just yet, so we'll have to wait and see if another model of the silver Passport will be the second model that'll tempt those who prefer Google's mobile software. BlackBerry is already working with Mountain View on a more secure enterprise version of Android, and a number of reports indicate that the company is planning it's own Lollipop (or Marshmellow) phones in the near future.
BlackBerry's anticipated 'Venice' Android slider smartphone has been in the news for weeks now. While the Canadian company is yet to make the handset official, there's no shortage of leaks about the it.
Despite there being nearly 400,000 possible combinations of codes, an analysis by Martle Løge of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology of 4,000 of them found that they largely bore huge similarities.
There is good news on this front, however, as upcoming Android devices won’t be infused with as much bloatware as you’ve grown accustomed to.
According to the latest statistics from The Cloud Market, Ubuntu now accounts for 59% of all images on the Amazon EC2 platform. Windows has 8%, and the other distributions of Linux split the remaining 33%.
Ubuntu’s popularity is due to the operating system's regular updates, easily accessible images, and availability of enterprise-grade support. And, of course, the lack of license fees.
Dustin Kirkland, from Canonical's Ubuntu Product and Strategy team, told me in a long interview at LinuxCon, "We are really steamrolling towards a GA release of Ubuntu on z Systems. Users of z Series systems are the types that buy hardware for 5 and 10 years and that lines up very well with our LTS of Ubuntu.” He also said they need to do some work on tool chain to ensure they have components like gclib libraries on all of the compilers, including other bits such as Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python, etc., which are needed to build the Ubuntu universe. Users will start seeing that work coming out later this year and alpha/beta builds of Ubuntu in early 2016.
I enjoy using Linux on the desktop. Not because of software politics or because I despise other operating systems. I simply like Linux because it just works.
It's been my experience that not everyone is cut out for the Linux lifestyle. In this article, I'll help you run through the pros and cons of making the switch to Linux so you can determine if switching is right for you.
el showed off a 147 x 140mm “5×5″ SBC form-factor slotted between NUC and Mini-ITX, designed for socketable, LGA-based Intel Celeron and Core processors.
Spurred on by the success of its reference design for 102 x 102mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-PCs, many of which run Linux, Intel showed off a “5×5″ mainboard form-factor at last week’s Intel Developer Forum. Billed as being the “smallest socketed board standard,” 5×5 measures 147 x 140mm (5.79 x 5.51 inches), or 29 percent less than the 170 x 170 (6.7 x 6.7-inch) Mini-ITX.
We are happy to announce our tenth update for Manjaro 0.8.13.
With this we updated most of our kernels, KDE frameworks to 5.13.0, mesa to 10.6.5, virtualbox to 5.0.2, fixed some issues with our steam client and renewed our KDE theme Maia. This new look will be included in our Manjaro 2015.09 release. Some work went into consolekit and the development branch of Calamares.
The latest LibreOffice 5.0 is out for some time and it looks like the feature parity with Microsoft Office 2013 is now a lot better. The official wiki from The Document Foundation that shows off the differences and similarities between the two office suites has been updated, and it paints a pretty accurate picture of the progress that's being made.
NO operating system is perfect and Linux is no exception.
In contrast to Windows and Mac OS X, however, Linux gives you a lot of choices—some might say, too many choices. DistroWatch.com lists more than 200 active distributions (or flavors) of Linux—and what’s more, each of these distributions allows you to customize the desktop environment.
The Top 10 Linux server operating system distros ranked by ease of use, cost, available support and data center reliability.
We've researched, crunched the numbers and put dozens of Linux distros through their paces to compile our latest list of the top ten Linux server distributions (aka "Linux server distros") — some of which you may not be aware.
RapidDisk and RapidCache are a collection of Linux RAM drive and block level RAM caching modules. It is designed to achieve high performance without the need of acquiring new hardware.
I would like to announce the release of version 3.2. The Changelog is as follows.
- Replaced procfs management to sysfs.
- Identified & corrected a couple of memory leaks.
- Sabine Pfeiler and Otto Seidl Should Take Note as Russia -- Like China -- is in the Process of Banning Microsoft Windows for Security Reasons
- Microsoft Windows Leads to Espionage and Blackmail: Latest Examples
- Links 23/8/2015: BcacheFS Benchmarks, Blackphone 2
- Links 22/8/2015: Chromebook Gains, GNOME 3.18 Clues