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March 29, 2013
"Well-documented code and robust testing are key no matter what language is being used, and we have to remember that the more mature programming languages have a wealth of reference material and, thanks to free and open source software, excellent examples of code," said Google+ blogger Brett Legree. "This means that it may be easier for a new user to learn the older languages."
Today something struck home and really punctuates the current state of affairs we now have with Linux Desktops. Insync 1.0 was introduced, which, by itself, is a good thing, particularly because Google chose to pass on writing a Drive client for Linux but provided one for Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX last Spring of 2012. That's to be expected I guess. After all, they represent two very big markets with essentially one codebase for each operating system--fairly simple in view of long-term maintenance. I think that's a safe assumption.
I manage the crunchtools lab and the infrastructure for this blog similar to a development data center. I have a rigorous weekly checklist, which includes applying operating system patches as they are available. Most of my infrastructure is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but I run this blog on Linode which doesn’t have an image for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. They have the ability to create a custom image, but I have continued to use the CentOS build, partially to better understand the differences from a hands on perspective.
The Neptune team is proud to announce the release of Neptune 3.0 'Brotkasten'. This release features the Linux kernel 3.8.4 and is exclusively meant to run on 64-bit CPUs. We switched the Debian base from 'Testing' to 'Wheezy' to provide a more stable and better experience. The KDE Plasma Desktop ships with version 4.10.1. Chromium was updated to version 25, Icedove to version 10.0.12, GIMP 2.8.2, Kdenlive 0.9.4, Amarok 2.7, VLC 2.0.5. We ship the latest and greatest multimedia codecs pre-installed as well as the Flash Player. For wireless diagnosis we ship Wireshark, Aircrack-ng and kismon.
Anonymized mobile phone location data produces a GPS fingerprint that can be easily used to identify a user based on little more than tracking the pings a phone makes to cell towers, a new study shows. Analyzing 15 months of anonymized mobile phone data for about 1.5 million users, researchers at MIT and the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium found that it took very few pieces of data to uniquely identify 95 percent of the users — that is, trace the activity to a specific anonymous individual.
April Fools[he]#039[/he] Day is not a national holiday, so no, you don[he]#039[/he]t get to stay at home and play with your Raspberry Pi or read HackerNews all day. But, you do get to the opportunity to join a community of pranksters around the globe who will invariably succeed in some knee-slapping, good humor.[he]nbsp[/he]
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is running its annual Document Freedom Day campaign today to raise awareness of the importance of open standards. This year's Document Freedom Day involves over 50 groups from 30 countries and focuses on open standards in web-based streaming technologies, especially on increasing the awareness and usage of HTML5. This year's campaign is sponsored by Google and openSUSE.
The Linux kernel can now be set up to use SSDs as cache for hard drives; Btrfs has native RAID 5 and 6 support. The kernel development team has also resolved two performance problems caused by previous changes.
Wind River announced today that it has registered the Wind River Linux Carrier Grade (CG) profile for compliance with the Linux Foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) v5.0 requirements. Accordingly, the company claims Wind River Linux to be the first Yocto Compatible CGL-registered Linux distribution.
You can migrate to a new version of Windows without killing the CTO. It's really possible and this post gives you some practical real-world advice on how to do it, and like any good project it starts with communication and planning.
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Hello again, Linux command line Padawans! It's time for part four in the series, as well as time for a little in-out action. Hey! Get your mind out of the gutter; this is serious stuff.
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 12.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
March 28, 2013
Arronax – Nautilus Plugin to Create and Modify Application Launchers
KDE is already the most feature filled desktop available for Linux today, but now KDE has just gotten even better. The KDE 4.10 release marks the first major stride in the KDE desktop's conversion QTQuick. The focus of this release is to improve integration of QtQuick and the Plasma desktop.
Linux vendor Red Hat announced this AM that is has defeated Uniloc USA, Inc. in a patent law suit
So that’s where a migration guide becomes necessary. LibreOffice migration guide, published by The Document Foundation, helps organizations understand why they need to migrate, how to begin the migration process, and steps to take during the process.
The developers behind the Shotwell photo manager for Linux-based operating systems are setting their sights on a weak spot of the Linux desktop: e-mail.