Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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netrunner-mag.com: Battle royale, except we have no gentry, just the two seemingly and arguably dominant desktop environments for Linux.
openlogic.com: Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk.
techrepublic.com: With the right apps could Linux run your business desktop PCs? Jack Wallen thinks so.
worldofgnome.org: Users today have countless ways of knowing or getting notified when their friends and family have birthdays. The most popular way comes from social networking where such data is shared publicly, but is there a way to get Gnome Shell notifications about this?
informationweek.com: Cost savings is only part of the picture behind the nonprofit's remote workforce strategy. Linux Foundation exec says the virtual office has made the team more productive and innovative, and happier in their jobs.
ghacks.net: It is too early to tell if Opera's move to the Blink engine away from Presto is going to pay off in terms of overall users who use the web browser as their primary, or if the company has shot itself in the foot with it.
fossforce.com: About a week and a half ago, I was nearly taken-in when an item appeared on The Register that tied recent Linux desktop woes to behind the scenes moves by Microsoft to enforce patents against GNOME. Supposedly, GNOME was violating Redmond’s patented designs of the Windows 95 desktop, most specifically the Start Menu and the Start button.
phoronix.com:While many are super excited about Wayland and the thought of X11 finally going away in the coming years, some who have been enthusiastic about Wayland/Weston are starting to lose interest. Here's the reasons by one Wayland enthusiast for losing motivation in the project.
worldofgnome.org: RHEL 7 the upcoming enterprise Linux of Red Hat is scheduled for the second half of 2013. Around half year ago Red Hat made known that they were going to ship GNOME 3 for their desktop, so it was easy to guess that they were going to use version 3.8 for RHEL 7 Beta.
linuxinsider.com: Why should you try GLRP? Well, it offers a fast and simple way to play streaming radio with a barely there interface. Also, having 400 radio stations available from worldwide locations is pretty cool.
fossadvocates.org: In part 1 of this piece, we looked at the GTK based options for Desktop Environments, and/or Window Managers. Today, we’re going to look at the Qt based options.
techrepublic.com: Lightworks has ported its video editing product to the Linux platform, and although it’s still in beta, it shows some serious polish and potential.
datamation.com: Virtual workspaces have been a feature of Linux desktops since their earliest days. Not only are they easier to set up than extra monitors, but they allow basic apps like web browsers and terminals to stay open full-screen while leaving plenty of working room. Here's how KDE, GNOME, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon and Xfce each implement virtual workspaces.