Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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datamation.com: GNOME 2 is the Linux desktop environment that refuses to die. Three years after its last release, GNOME 2—or, to be precise, its successors—are collectively as popular as uncustomized GNOME 3. Observers might puzzle over this choice. If you are looking for a GNOME 2 replacement, you should consider carefully how each fits into your circumstances and preferences.
martin-graesslin.com: Since my last post quite some progress has been made in getting KWin working on top of a Wayland compositor. My main focus of work has been on the input stack.
smspillaz.wordpress: In late February this year, I published a proof of concept demonstrating the XBMC Media Center on the Weston system compositor, but this proof of concept would have to be largely rewritten. As such, I’ve decided to do a kind of “take-two.”
mylinuxrig.com: Christmas morning 2012, one of my Gmail accounts was hacked. The good news was that it wasn’t my main account. The bad news was that it was one I used for a fair amount of work-related communication. With web-based clients ruled out, I looked to clients, settling on KeePassX, which is the basis for quite a few password management tools.
datamation.com: As we do every summer, we've pulled together our list of 101 of the "funnest" open source apps ever created. Of course, most of these are games, but there are also a few fun non-games at the end of the list.
fossadvocates.org: In part 1, I had a look at the GTK based options out there, In part 2, the Qt based Desktop Environments. Now, onto Part 3 of my look at Desktop Environments and Window Managers.
webupd8.org: Conky Manager, a graphical font-end for managing Conky configuration files, has been updated to version 1.2 yesterday, getting 4 new Conky configurations / themes, as well as some new options.
worldofgnome.org: There are some good news for people who are using Geary Mail Client. Yorba has included a search functionality in the upcoming version 0.4 (unknown date release) that comes to solve the strongest weakness of Geary since day one.
vizzzion.org: While other Free software projects drift apart, splitting up in multiple forks that stop talking to each other, differentiate based on the wrong reasons, what we see here during Akademy is projects growing closer to each other. This is a good development, so let’s look at it a bit more detailed.
mjg59.dreamwidth.org: For Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical are proposing to use Mir by default. Of course, this requires a certain amount of replumbing. This step is actually more interesting than it sounds.
zdnet.com: A project is aiming to build a Wine-like compatibility layer for Linux operating systems that would allow them to run OS X applications.
thinkmoult.com: Hardware isn’t generally my thing. When it comes to software, I like to break and create. But in my opinion, hardware should just work. But even though that’s another story altogether, it did explain my apprehension when I greeted the UPS guy one morning delivering a BeagleBone Black.
drdobbs.com: I've been talking about using Linux-based systems for embedded use lately. One very popular system is the Raspberry Pi.