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|Story||Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task||Rianne Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 7:39pm|
|Story||Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers||Rianne Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 7:30pm|
|Story||The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters)||Rianne Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 7:07pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 6:05pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 6:05pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 6:04pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Screenshots||Roy Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 6:03pm|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 6:03pm|
|Story||LibreOffice Now Toward Cloud Based Package, Get Ready To Welcome LibreOffice Online||Mohd Sohail||26/03/2015 - 4:29pm|
|Story||EP IT department: ‘We should give openness example’||Roy Schestowitz||26/03/2015 - 4:14pm|
Many problems in science and engineering are modeled through ordinary differential equations (ODEs). An ODE is an equation that contains a function of one independent variable and its derivatives. This means that practically any system that changes over time can be modeled with an ODE, from celestial mechanics to chemistry reaction rates to ecology and population modeling.
Twitch Indicator is, like its name suggests, a www.twitch.tv appindicator. In case you're not familiar with Twitch, this is a popular live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video gaming.
The purpose of Twitch Indicator is to track the channels you follow and notify you when they go live. Besides notifications, which can be turned off from the indicator settings, the list of live channels is displayed in the indicator menu and clicking on any channel will open its Twitch page in your default web browser.
Rygel, an open-source home media solution that allows users to easily share all kinds of multimedia files to various UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) devices has been recently updated to version 0.25.3 as part of the GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate desktop environment.
Opera 29 Beta Brings Speed Dial and Open Tabs Sync, Custom Keyboard Shortcuts and More Mouse Gestures
Opera Software, through Helge Andre Gjølme, has announced earlier today, March 19, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Opera 29 Beta web browser for computers, supporting the GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
CodeWeavers, through Josh DuBois, had the pleasure of informing us today, March 19, about the immediate availability for download of the CrossOver 14.1.0 software update, a commercial application that allows users of the Linux and Mac OS X operating systems to install and use Windows apps.
I do enjoy looking over games more than, for example, networking tools. Sometimes console tools are intended for discrete applications and discrete audiences, and if I lack the experience needed to make them work, it can be a little frustrating.
Yesterday BioShock Infinite was finally released for Linux as the latest high-quality game being ported over from Windows. Judging from the comments, this is going to be one of the more popular Linux games for the time being. The good news is I've adapted the game for serving as our latest Linux gaming benchmark.
The PiPanther robot is a smart, fast vehicle that you control using the Ubotia app on your smartphone. As it explores rooms, you can set up battlefields anywhere and fight your friends using the Ubotia software. Plus you can customise the tank with your own attachments. But there’s just 15 minutes to go now [Ed: PiPanther’s Kickstarter clock is counting down] and we only have 22% [of €5,000/$5,900]. It’s not enough, unfortunately.
Dreaming Sarah has been available in an open Linux beta on Steam since December, but got a proper release last week. The game was made available DRM free for Linux on Desura and Itch.io yesterday and is currently on sale at a reduced price on Steam and Itch.io.
Today we take a look at 'In Exilium' that was recently released on Steam. It’s an interesting looking and simple hack and slash RPG.
Descent returns in Descent: Underground! With a big goal to hit, and tons of time left this could easily be funded.
Testing before the release, I was getting over 100FPS, and a patch just before release nerfed it down to 30FPS and below, but the great news is this patch is giving me a solid 60FPS, so while not the same as before, it is a solid and commendable improvement considering they can't replicate it their end.
Hey there Linux gamers, today we are happy to inform you that a new Crimson Bundle game sale is taking place these days and it includes no more than 10 awesome games for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Worlds of Magic is a good looking 4X strategy game that has been in early access for a while, but that ends now. The game has reached the point of a full release.
Android 5.1 Lollipop, which has already been rolled out over-the-air (OTA) to the Google Nexus 6 phablet, has reportedly started rolling out over-the-air to Google's 2013 flagship smartphone, the LG-made Nexus 5. The OTA rollout of the update does not come as a surprise, as Google has already provided a Android 5.1 Lollipop factory image for the LG-produced Android stock phone. The firm has also listed a new Android Lollipop image for Nexus 6 on its Google Developers page.
If there’s a better way for Amazon to celebrate its Android app store’s birthday than by offering a bunch of solid paid apps for free, we don’t know what it is. Beginning immediately and likely ending at some point in the near future, Amazon is offering a huge sale on paid Android apps. There are 34 apps in total, and they would normally combine to cost more than $100.
Android Auto has gone live, for devices running Android 5.0 and up, so long as users have a car stereo system that’s compatible with the in-car software. For now, that means a range of Pioneer headings, which are already available for sale in the U.S. and the U.K.
Google today updated its Android Device Manager service with support for Android Wear. In other words, you can now find your lost smartphone using your smartwatch.
It seems that Huawei is apparently unhappy with the amount of freedom they have to personalise the platform to cater to their own wishes and help differentiate their devices to those of their competitors. The whole User Interface (UI), apps and menus can not be changed or any additional features added to the OS like they can do with Android. The only thing they can do is add their own watch faces. That’s it!
Just about every time the tiresome Android vs. iOS debate rears its ugly head on the Internet, the argument is made that Android is better because developers have the freedom to do practically whatever they want. While there is definitely some truth to the notion that Android apps have capabilities iOS apps do not, it obviously doesn’t make Google’s mobile platform inherently better than Apple’s.
There's nothing functionally wrong with Lubuntu. It's not bad. It's simply not interesting. It's meat without flavor, it's a hybrid car, it's accounting lessons at the local evening school, it's morning news, it's a visit to Pompei while blindfolded. There's no excitement. You need a lean distro? Fine. Xubuntu. Problem solved. It's that simple. LXLE does offer some small advantages over this distro, but not by a great margin. Maybe there's a limit to how fun LXDE can really be. Alive does not mean lively.
I liked this desktop environment in the past, but it's stagnated. It hasn't evolved at all, and its competitors have left it far behind. And that reflects poorly on Lubuntu, which, despite a calm and stable record of spartan behavior, has left with me an absolute zero of emotional attachment toward it. That's not good. It's 6/10 not good. Now, almost four years since my last Lubuntu review, that's quite bad actually. Overall, you shouldn't pass on this distro, and perhaps Utopic + LXDE is the perfect match for your aging hardware. But in most cases, you can happily replace it with Xubuntu, and everything will be just as fine, only far more fun. And that brings us to the end of this review. Fire away thy angry emails.
Both Linux and open source have come a very long way. But all of those strides could so easily be undone by the constant proliferation of tools such as Popcorn Time. And now, even a Linux distribution, ChaletOS has included Popcorn Time by default. The ChaletOS could be one of those Linux distributions anyone and everyone could use and love. After all, it offers an interface that is as close to Windows 7 as any Linux desktop has ever achieved (thanks to Xfce). Average Windows users will be right at home with an arsenal of applications that easily covers their work and personal needs. But then, the developers throw in Popcorn Time. What makes this doubly odd is that ChaletOS is hosted by Google.
Arch Linux is "a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple." It's also known as a rolling release distribution that is characterized by frequent updates rather than periodic reinstalls. Arch has remained in Distrowatch.com's top 10 Page Hit Ranking since 2009 and was once a darling of the Linux blogosphere. Swapnil Bhartiya today posted five reasons folks should "roll with Arch Linux." Elsewhere, Red Hat had an interesting day on Wall Street and Jack Wallen said Popcorn Time isn't the kind of application distributions should be including. And finally, a new poll was posted to bring some fun to your Thursday evening.
A collection of articles from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and working toward a more open knowledge base for everyone.
Schools are pillars of the modern education system. They are the point of first contact for many kids to the outside world. And, it may not be wrong to say that schooling plays a major role in shaping a child's personality, so it is important that schools have a good infrastructure to closely monitor and manage children's interests, passions, and obviously their academics.
There are many different distributions that use Ubuntu as a base, but one you might not have heard of is Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux uses…you guessed it…a cute black labrador retriever as its mascot, and the distro itself is focused on providing a compelling and easy to use desktop version of Linux. Toward that end they’ve tried very hard to create a desktop distro that someone coming from a Mac or Windows could jump in and use, even if they are completely new to Linux.
When I began this series of writing about Docker security on Opensource.com, I stated that "containers do not contain."
One of the main goals at both Red Hat and at Docker is to make this statement less true. My team at Red Hat is continuing to try to take advantage of other security mechanisms to make containers more secure. These are a few of the security features we are working at implementing and how they might affect Docker and containers in the future.
Jiri Slaby has announced today the immediate availability for download of the Linux kernel 3.12.39, a LTS (Long Term Support) release aimed at servers and embedded devices where stability is extremely important. This maintenance release of Linux 3.12 kernel includes a great number of changes and updated drivers.
We’ve announced a yesterday that immediate availability for testing of the Release Candidate version of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment. The GNOME Control Center application has also been updated as part of this RC (Release Candidate) release of GNOME 3.16 and includes a great number of changes that we have listed for you in the next paragraphs.
Open-Xchange announced on Thursday that it has completed a merger with email server software provider Dovecot OY. Under the terms of the merger, Dovecot will become a subsidiary of Open-Xchange.
I’m Maria Leandro, known also as Tatica and I work as a photographer on my own business, Tap.Pics. I work exclusively with Open Source tools, which has made my life quite interesting. I started with Linux back in 2005 and since then, I have never felt the need of change my OS. It started (like many other people), at college, and it became part of my personal and professional life. All my works have been related directly to Open Source technologies, including teaching and organizing events.
I started using Fedora in 2006, and still use Fedora as my base OS. I joined the community a bit later in 2008 and Fedora became a family to me. I have contributed with Design and Marketing, and have organized some events to attract more contributors.
We announced last week the immediate availability for download and testing of the Fedora 22 Alpha operating system, which included the Live Workstation edition with the latest development version of the upcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, and an Xfce spin that brought us the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.