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October 15, 2013
It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, you will surely come across a misbehaving application that lock itself up and refuse to close. In Linux (and Mac), there is this “kill” command that you can use to terminate the application forcefully. In this tutorial, we will show you the various way you can make use of the “kill” command to terminate an application.
Low-cost marketing, hard bargains, keeping competitors in check -- profiteering abounds in the open source community. Over time, companies realized they could make money and give away the software at the same time.
A round up of news...Next up, the Saucy Salamander.
Earlier today in The AMD Radeon Performance Is Incredible On Linux 3.12, ten different AMD Radeon graphics cards were tested to complement the original Linux 3.12 Brings Big AMD Radeon Improvements article from Saturday. In changing things up from looking at the discrete AMD GPU performance, here are some benchmarks of an AMD Fusion E-350 APU with the Linux 3.11 and 3.12 kernels.
When my family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, last year, one of the biggest adjustments was dealing with city parking. While we usually remember what side of the mall we parked on, there was a time downtown that I couldn't remember what parking garage we used, much less what level or spot.
TIPP10 is a free touch typing tutor for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The software is easy to use and features a clear user interface. Beginners will find their way around right away so they can start practicing without a hitch. You will be able to learn touch typing quickly and efficiently with the program’s intelligent training lessons, useful support functions and an extensive progress tracker. You can also play a typing game and expand the program with open lessons or make your own to meet your specific needs.
October 14, 2013
Recently, there has been much debate as to whether developers are better served beginning mobile software production iOS- or Android-first.
apt-fast is a “shell script wrapper” for apt-get and aptitude that can drastically improve APT download times by downloading packages with multiple connections per package. apt-fast uses aria2c or axel download managers to speed up the APT download time. Just like the traditional apt-get package manager, apt-fast supports almost all apt-get functions such as install, remove, update, upgrade, dist-upgrade etc. And one more notable feature is it supports proxy too.
Should a good software update always leave a way back, wonders Simon…
Crave's Eric Mack has been testing a prototype of the fully open-source PengPod 1040, just now wrapping up its crowdfunding campaign, and he's reached a few conclusions about the underdog slate.
Serendipity was once described to me as looking for a needle in the haystack and finding the farmer's daughter. In the case of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier, it was rather trying to make an open source version of Bach's music and finding out that blind musicians face a critical shortage in the number of braille scores they have available to study. And, unlike every other time someone has come to this realization in the past 200 years, there is now actually something that can be done about it, using open source software.
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCAndy Hunt is a successful author and publisher, programmer, and founder of the Agile Alliance. In this interview, he shares with us what drove him to open source and what it is that drives it in enterprise business today."The old, proprietary operating system companies all died. Closed source programming languages are mostly dead," he says. "Open source isn't a novelty anymore, it's just a big part of how software is." Andy also runs a publishing company with fellow open source development author, Dave Thomas. The Pragmatic Bookshelf has published close to 200 software development titles over the past ten years—all hand-picked with the thought that if they'd want to read it, you'd want to read it.
Our latest Linux benchmarks from the Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processor are compiler tests on this $1000 USD processor. The last two stable releases of GCC and LLVM's Clang C/C++ compilers were compared: GCC 4.7.2, GCC 4.8.1, LLVM Clang 3.2, and LLVM Clang 3.3.