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.
- Wayland & Weston 1.2.0 is out
- What’s up with the scrollbar?
- Tip to write scripts: Internal vs External commands
- testing and localization LibreOffice 4.1
- Custom module configuration with Drupal 7
- Script Roundup: npm.vim, sexy_scroller.vim
- The 100 Percent Open-Source Data Center
- Akademy 2013 Day Two
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.
nicubunu.blogspot: A couple of weeks ago, when I first learned about LighZone, a photo editor, was opensourced, my reaction was "heck, even if it is Java, I should try it." But the first impression was a failure: my access to the website is blocked! Today I saw it again and decided to give another try.
- Epic Games Is Building A New Triple-A Shooter
- GNOME 3.10 Gets Photos App, Clutter On Wayland
- Preview: Ubuntu's Performance Over The Past Two Years
- The New & Best Features Of The Linux 3.11 Kernel
worldofgnome.orgGNOME Photos in version 3.9.4 added support for sync photos (and albums?) from Flickr and Facebook. Photos already had support for OwnCloud, but Flickr is a more wide used solution to store your images. Version 3.9.4 is the first release of Photos for 3.9.x unstable series.
mylinuxbook.com: In one of our earlier article on vim, we discussed about macros and bookmarks. Besides these features, there are many other features that are very helpful while text and code editing in Vim editor. In this article, I will present eight.
makeuseof.com: When a user is first introduced to Linux, they might be told they’re using Linux, but they’ll quickly learn that it’s called something else. Yes, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, Debian, openSUSE, and so many others are all variants of Linux, or “Linux distributions”. That’s cool and all, but if you give it a little thought, you’ll be asking yourself why.
ostatic.com: There are some huge announcements this week affecting the plumbing of Internet browsers from leading players, including Mozilla and Google.
- GNOME Shell 3.9.4 Release!
- AudioCD. Bug hunting: new details.
- Open Source Dictation: Demo Time
- Recent GNOME work you might be interested in
- Wayland 1.2 RC, Makes a Surprise Appearence
- Light Locker a new session locker for LightDM
- Dealing with the Lack of Categories in the Application Overview Screen for GNOME Shell 3.8
- Average Joe on Virtualization Technologies
- Kaltura's Zohar Babin: Video Power to the People
- Lumail is Ready for Public Consumption
- Vim 7.4 Beta
zdnet.com: Officially, Red Hat still isn't saying that MariaDB, instead of Oracle's MySQL, will be its default database management system in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. But off-the-record people close to Red Hat tell a different story.