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October 9, 2013
When it comes to desktop environments, choosing the one that's right for you can be a deeply personal matter. In this article, I'll look into the differences between two of the most popular Linux desktop environments – Gnome and KDE. I’ll explore what each desktop environment offers, comparing their strengths and weaknesses.
ADL Embedded Solutions is shipping one of the industry’s first PC/104-style single board computers to use Intel’s 4th Generation Core i7 (“Haswell”) processors. The Linux-friendly ADLQM87PC SBC provides numerous interfaces for storage, networking, display, and USB, offers PCI Express expansion via a mini-PCIe socket and a self-stacking PCIe/104 bus, and can support -40 to +85°C operation.
Summary: With Google's Android 4.4 release thought to be just around the corner, ZDNet takes a look at what's known so far about the new OS.
The Chromebook army marches on, and it’s headed straight for the low end of Microsoft’s consumer Windows PC business.
October 8, 2013
For some AMD Radeon graphics cards when using the Catalyst driver, the HDMI audio support isn't enabled unless using the simple DVI to HDMI adapter included with the graphics card itself... If you use another DVI-to-HDMI adapter, it won't work with Catalyst. AMD intentionally implemented checks within their closed-source driver to prevent other adapters from being used, even though they will work just fine...
A number of reasons are often cited for disliking Ubuntu. Top of the list seems to be Unity. I maintain that Unity is a really good desktop environment. I spent some time working with it and I find it incredibly intuitive but my view of Unity is in the minority. I think that people coming to Linux for the first time and choosing Ubuntu as their distribution of choice will probably not be as put off by the experience as users that were brought up on Gnome 2.
Alcarys Complex - Voices of great magnitude and esteem clash with each other, assuring that the words of the common citizen are lost in their echo. Guide six characters as they force a world that isn’t going anywhere to listen to what they have to say.
It should be no news to people who have been closely following the open source driver development. This tutorial might be useful to those users who have been unaware of how to enable dynamic gpu switching at runtime. Thanks to reddit user JackDostoevsky, who wrote the steps necessary to set it up. This tutorial is just the re-iteration of that post. Read this post, if you want to follow the discussion. I have taken more conservative approach in this tutorial, therefore if you want to check git versions, follow above discussion.
One of must-have utilities on Linux desktop is file manager (or file browser). If you are not happy with a default file manager that comes with the Linux desktop you are using, don’t worry. There are plenty of other file managers to choose from. In this post, I showcase 13 popular file managers available on Linux.
The future for Raleigh, NC as an open global city is very promising. There is a strong, participatory culture that is both leading and adding value to the open source, open government, and open data movements happening across the globe. The elected officials and city staff in Raleigh, particularly the IT staff, are committed to open source and understand the value of open data. This makes the economic future of Raleigh ripe for new businesses and entrepreneurs with ideas that spark innovation.
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCChris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Google. He is also one of the great champions of open source, dating back to when he first fell in love with Linux at his university.At the All Things Open conference this year, Chris will give an update on Google's current open source software activities and a retrospective, of sorts, on the origins and state of Android.
Using systemd, all your logs might be centralized in the journal; But have you ever wondered about having a few things automatically triggered when certain messages are added to the journal? If so, journal-triggerd might be of interest to you...
While there's been a lot of Wayland announcements recently, there hasn't been much news on the Wayland-powered Qt5-based Hawaii desktop that's part of the Maui project. Though they have hit a roadblock in their "Green Island" Wayland compositor, the desktop shell continues to move forward with new features and functionality.
Unvanquished is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict.
Last week it was made public that the Linux-based SteamOS-powered Steam Machines console will use Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs in the living room prototypes shipping this calendar year. Now there's a bit more on Valve's relationship with NVIDIA.
Canonical developers have worked through the weekend in readying Ubuntu Touch with the Unity 8 mobile interface and to be powered by the Mir Display Server.
According to a new report from USA Today's Byron Acohido, those rocking Google's mobile operating system might not have that much longer to wait before they start getting fingerprint sensors of their own on their mobile devices.