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August 4, 2014
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly the Open Science Working Group.read more
There is no need to install tons of software in order to create a nice and informative presentation. tpp is a simple to use command line presentation tool which allows you to create a fancy text based slide show presentation and share it with your colleges or students as an ordinary ASCII text file. tpp supports colors, slide-in, source code output, animated command line execution and a real time command executions all available from within your terminal.
Windows 8's uptake was stuck in reverse for the second straight quarter as the reputation-challenged operating system fell behind the pace set by Windows Vista six years ago, according to data released Friday.
During that age of the dinosaur, Mandrake was considered to be the cat’s meow of easy-to-use Linux distributions. It installed easily, some said easier than Windows, and it’s partitioning tool made cutting up a disk easier than slicing a piece of mincemeat pie. Indeed, Linux oldtimers sometimes openly laughed at Mandrake, insinuating that ease-of-use somehow made Linux less Linux.
August 3, 2014
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 03-Aug-2014[/b]In the LXWR this week we have a sleep tracker that runs Linux, open source tools for data journalism, Linux advocates in the wild, Jack Wallen askes if Is the cloudbook the future of Linux and the DARPA-derived microkernel used to protect drones from hacking gets released under the GPL v2. Enjoy!
The folks at VolksPC started showing off a software solution that lets you run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously on an ARM-based computer. This lets you use the same machine to run full desktop Linux apps like LibreOffice or Firefox as well as Android apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and any number of video games.
It's impossible to deny the amazing rise of Chrome OS. The Chromebook has taken the consumer world by storm and is repeatedly the top selling laptop around. This Linux-based platform was the ideal solution at the ideal time. The cloud proved itself not only a viable option but, in many cases, the most optimal option. The puzzle was simple to solve:
You see, I had heard a lot about Linux and had dipped an experimental toe into its watery depths, but I still relied heavily upon Windows. So my challenge was to switch to Linux as my main operating system, whilst blogging about my experiences.
SSH notifications, suspicious file monitoring, su notifications, port blocking and a lots more with a simple and easy to use firewall service
In one week the Randa Meetings 2014 will start and this is possible because of you. You supported us (and can still support us ;-) and thanks to you we will be able to improve your beloved KDE software even more. So it[he]#039[/he]s time to give you something new. Here is another interview with one of the persons who will be participating in this year[he]#039[/he]s meetings (and participated since the start in 2009). And watch out for some other interviews to come in the next days and weeks.Here is a glimpse into Myriam Schweingruber’s life and her dedication and love for KDE.
Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia has expired without confirmation that it will be extended.
Email clients offer a variety of features. Many email clients offer a slew of features, some stick with just the basics. At the end of the day, what is important is that you find an email client that offers what you need, it is reliable, and works well on your computer.
August 2, 2014
Every now and then, you get the opportunity to show others what your Linux computer looks like. Some of those people will want to give Linux a shot on their computers as well. I can’t think of anything as gratifying as teaching someone how to use desktop Linux. On a personal level, I do it because I am sick of fixing friends’ and family’s Windows problems. On a professional level, well…that’s my job.
Don’t worry, the XBMC project that many people use and love is not really dead, but it won’t be called XBMC anymore.
Open source games roundupWeek of July 27 - August 2, 2014It's that time again. In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at a WWI shooter for Linux where trench foot is conspicuously, blessedly missing from the feature list, as well as a remake of one of my favorite Dreamcast joints, ChuChu Rocket!read more
This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic.