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October 21, 2014
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open sourceA group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…
Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.
As much as I've praised the Debian installer in the past, and I'll praise it a little bit right now, I will also drop it in a hole and throw a shallow layer of dirt over it just because.
"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday. According to Nadella, 20 per cent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux and the software giant plans to always have first-class support for Linux distributions in its public cloud offerings.
What prevents you from working in the open?I work for an open source company on an open source project and still I encounter on a daily basis that people who are working on open source software prefer to work in private (from time to time). They do not discuss technical questions on public mailing lists, the normal chat goes on in internal chat rooms instead of public IRC, and new features are rather demoed on private video conference channels than as e.g. Hangout on Air.read more
In San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising: Microsoft loves Linux. The operating system once described as a "cancer" by Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, is now being embraced (if not extended) with open arms, at least when it comes to Redmond's Azure cloud platform. Nadella told us that some 20 percent of VMs on Azure use the open source operating system.
Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're looking at five of them, based on your nominations.
Today, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, announces the latest name, for the upcoming 15.04. For this release, the letter V is being used. The adjective? Vivid. The animal? Vervet.
My AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) trouble in Fedora is well-documented. Biggest of the big at this point is that the proprietary AMD driver DOES NOT work with GNOME 3. So I did a test install of Debian Jessie last week, and the same thing happened: GNOME 3 runs fine with the open-source Radeon driver, not at all with the closed-source fglrx.
I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or exit it, from within the script?After a lot of rummaging on the Web, I found a suitable method in William Shotts' excellent book The Linux Command Line. This article explains the details.
Emacs 24.4 has been released earlier today, and it ships with several new features and improved functionality, on the most notable being the presence of an integrated web browser.
Most ISO images use an ISO 9660 extension that allows the image to be bootable by the basic input/output system (BIOS). This article describes a way to detect if an IBM Power server image is bootable by reading the ISO data stream directly, showing a working Python code that illustrates the concepts.
Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.
With only a few days before Ubuntu 14.10 will officially see the light of day, Mark Shuttleworth posted a blog entry filled with a richness of Vibrant words in which he announced the codename for the next version of Ubuntu, which will follow Utopic.
In today's open source roundup: Veteran Unix admins threaten Debian fork if systemd replaces sysvinit. Plus: Ubuntu turns ten years old today, and Ubuntu 15.04 to have codename Vivid Vervet. Systemd has set the Linux world on fire, and that inferno continues to rage out of control. It has spawned endless discussion threads and many angry blog posts. This time around a collection of veteran Unix administrators is threatening to fork Debian if systemd replaces sysvinit.
RevelDigital’s Android signage software is shipping with the Atom E3815-based Intel EL-10 signage design and new Gigabyte and JWIPC systems based on it.
In today's Android roundup: Speculation runs rampant about Google merging Chrome OS and Android. Plus: How to filter out junk apps in the Google Play store, and will your device get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update? There have been a number of stories in the media recently about how Google may be working towards combining Android and Chrome. This includes Android apps that run on Chrome OS and vice versa. PC World looks at eight ways Google is beginning to unite Android and Chrome OS.