Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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kabatology.com: The Free Lossless Audio Codec, FLAC, loved by audiophiles for it’s lossless fidelity has been updated to version 1.3.0. FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but “lossless”, meaning that audio compressed in FLAC doesn’t suffer any loss in quality.
phoronix.com: With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith and Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts.
sgallagh.wordpress: Yesterday (Day Six) was a very busy day at my day-job filled mostly with meetings, so I didn’t get a great deal of time to play with additional features of GNOME Classic.
fossadvocates.org: As a project lead on Cloverleaf Linux, we come from the background at Fuduntu, of having a very polished Gnome 2 interface, out of box, that many people seem to have enjoyed, and frankly, wish to still be able to have. Unfortunately, these folks have largely been left in the lurch by the GNOME team. Here are some of my thoughts about the various environments and/or window managers.
ostatic.com: PulseAudio is a sound server that's become quite popular in Linux distributions and has, in fact, replaced most other sound systems in recent years. It was a rough transition there for a while, but most of all that is over now. And today, PulseAudio 4.0 was released, a version which will soon begin to appear on our desktops.
datamation.com: Without question, switching to Linux years ago was one of the more rewarding decisions I've ever made in my professional life. It's important to mention though, that I didn't simply wake up one morning and decide to jump off the Microsoft bandwagon. Instead, I slowly crossed over by trying open source programs on Windows first.
ostatic.com: Email handling seem to continue to be a sore spot in the Linux software realm. What's a Linux user to do? Well, if your name is Steve Kemp, you just write your own.
maddog: I have been writing lately about the importance of learning the underlying tenants of computing if you are going to be a great programmer, and in particular some machine language and computer architecture.
sgallagh.wordpress: Today marked my first work-from-home day since I started this little experiment. Working from home is notable insofar as it means that there is a period of time after login before I have access to my internal work network.
h-online.com: Developing configuration programs and desktops for just one distribution creates lone wolves, limits users and slows down progress.
sgallagh.wordpres: Over the course of a week, I’m going to be experimenting with the new GNOME Classic desktop in Fedora 19 beta. I will be recording my experiences (hopefully) daily on this blog.