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|Story||Calligra-powered Okular plugin for ODT, DOC & DOCX||Rianne Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 7:46am|
|Story||Unboxing the Intel NUC at Tizen Developer Conference 2014 #TDCSF14||Rianne Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 7:34am|
|Story||Ubuntu MATE Flavor Could Arrive Soon, Prototype Looks Great Already||Rianne Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 7:20am|
|Story||A GTKINSPECTOR UPDATE||Rianne Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 7:14am|
|Story||Sound Support Gets Updated For The Next Kernel Release||Rianne Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 7:05am|
|Story||Kali, Makulu, and Robo Linuxes||Rianne Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 7:01am|
|Story||Linux-based NAS hosts private clouds and VMs||Roy Schestowitz||06/06/2014 - 2:26am|
|Story||This Weekend in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||05/06/2014 - 9:49pm|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||05/06/2014 - 8:48pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||05/06/2014 - 8:47pm|
brajeshwar.com: The common buzzwords heard in the year 2008 were recession, credit-crunch, bankruptcy, bailout and others related to the financial markets as it was a year when the global economy faced huge downturn. Amidst this economic meltdown, Linux was another buzz.
computerworlduk.com: Netbooks fill an important niche in the consumer PC market, but the way they are being marketed is causing confusion with consumers, says a Forrester analyst.
daniweb.com: In a recent report by ComputerWorld, Unix is losing major ground in the SAP data center space. And in the time period (roughly 2.5 years) between October 2005 through March 2008, Unix to Linux conversions almost doubled over the previous evaluation period (2001 - September 2005).
Issue #55 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE Project Opens Feature Tracking with openFATE, openSUSE forums has reached 20K members, and Wanted-Build Service Contributors.
unfq.com: I have been using Ubuntu Linux as my main operating system for the past three years. That began to change a few months ago and a couple of weeks ago, I finally made the switch over to Windows Vista. So why did I drop Ubuntu Linux?
techworld.com.au: The Ubuntu Mobile operating system is undergoing its most radical change with a port to the ARM processor for Internet devices and netbooks, and may use Nokia's LGPL Qt development environment as an alternative to GNOME.
A list of the best 8 Ubuntu video editors (install instructions for Ubuntu, they work on any linux distro). Best Ubuntu video editors full article
blogs.computerworld: From where I sit, a new Linux user needs a Linux that's close enough to the desktop they already know-almost always Windows-so they can quickly start using it. The easiest way to start is to buy a PC that already has Linux installed on it.
jehurst.wordpress: I use Linux. It’s the best there is, particularly for the way I work. What I know is the folks behind Linux are quite elitist in at least one sense of the word: They are only interested in dealing with their own kind, and have no interest in what most computer users want.
news.cnet.com: Back in 2002, Jim Allchin was co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division and was, in his own words, "scared" of the momentum behind Linux, as noted in an email [PDF] sent to several of his direct reports.
linuxhaxor.net: What’s with all the talks about windows 7 being a Linux Killer? A long time Linux user has very little to no reason to “switch” to Windows from Linux. Unless of course you are a recreational Linux user who occasionally tries out Linux in the form of virtual install or a separate partition. To understand why this is so, you have to understand why people use Linux.
dot.kde.org: In a warm Jamaica around thirty KDE developers have gathered for the first Camp KDE. The following article is an impression of the first days of this event, a short summary of what is going on here.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: I have a number of concerns about a recent article about games [as] the key top Linux adoption. It nearly screams for scrutiny, as a it presents opinions and broad stereotypes as fact, contradicts itself and makes conclusions that have the capacity to hurt, not help the community.
headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Fedora 10 Beta and I liked what I saw, though was a bit jaded by the difficulties in setting up proprietary drivers. Much time has passed and Fedora 10 (final) was released on the 25th of November, 2008 – more than enough time for polish to be added and a hundred or so updates to fix the more obvious bugs.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: Arch Linux in review
- News: openSUSE calls for build contributors, Fedora focuses on artwork, Debian runs on Android, Singapore Airlines switches to Red Hat, Ubuntu on restricted software, mini distros, Gentopia
- Released last week: ALT Linux 4.1.1 "Desktop", CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02, FreeNAS 0.69
- Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2 RC2
- New additions: PureOS
- New distribution: Amahi, Galinux, Icadyptes, SOAD Linux
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
jdeeth.blogspot: For the next couple of Linux Monday posts, I'll be testing out my legacy Microsoft Office files in Open Office, Linux world's main alternative. This is, by necessity, a one-way test.
morgancollett.wordpress: The recent layoffs of almost the entire OLPC software development team have been widely circulated, but not the implications for Sugar. Here’s where the Sugar project stands:
heise-online.co.uk: TechCrunch have shown a working prototype of the CrunchPad running Ubuntu Linux. Last July, Michael Arrington grew tired of waiting for a $200 web tablet and announced that he had decided to work on making such a device a reality.
itwire.com: If Lawrence Crumpton had any inkling about the kind of storm he would face while giving a talk at the Australian national Linux conference in Hobart today, one doubts he would have come along.