Archiwum z Styczeń 2014

How I fell back in love with GNOME

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

Linux Tycoon: I think, in a way, I was having an emotional reaction to the dramatic change that came with GNOME 3.0.

Zorin OS 8 Core Quick Screenshot Tour

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

Linux notes from DarkDuck: Zorin OS is one of the Ubuntu derivatives that aims the fresh Linux converts. It allows you to start using Linux in the interface similar to Windows.

Google Maps open-source rival gets huge boost as Telenav buys OpenStreetMap leader Skobbler

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

GigaOM: The nice thing about OSM is that, even when the data finds its way into commercial maps, anyone can still download it and find their own use for it.

QupZilla 1.6.1 QtWebKit Browser Adds New Features

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

Softpedia: The first maintenance release of the stable QupZilla 1.6 cross-platform web browser, based on the QtWebKit engine, has been announced.

Windows XP Home Users Should Upgrade to Linux — Not Windows 8.1

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

The Windows XP death clock is ticking away. While Microsoft has extended support for malware protection, do not be fooled — XP will be officially unsupported on April 8. If Microsoft has its druthers, these XP users will upgrade to Windows 8 and maybe even buy a new computer.

The Windows XP death clock is ticking away. While Microsoft has extended support for malware protection, do not be fooled — XP will be officially unsupported on April 8. If Microsoft has its druthers, these XP users will upgrade to Windows 8 and maybe even buy a new computer.

However, there is a problem with this — the Windows 8 UI is radically different from XP and people do not like change (especially people clinging to an operating system from 2001). Also, they may not need to buy a new computer, because their existing is probably fast enough… for Linux!

Read more at betaNews.

Changes at openSUSE

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

After some confusing communications (example) the folks at SUSE have come clean on a change for the openSUSE distribution: paid SUSE staff will no longer work on creating openSUSE releases. It is claimed that the amount of work going into openSUSE is not decreasing, it is just being put into…

After some confusing communications (example) the folks at SUSE have come clean on a change for the openSUSE distribution: paid SUSE staff will no longer work on creating openSUSE releases. It is claimed that the amount of work going into openSUSE is not decreasing, it is just being put into other areas. Meanwhile, the community is trying to figure out how to “release without full time paid worker bees“. The current plan seems to be to put out 13.2 in November, with SUSE still providing security support thereafter.

Read more at LWN

Bigger, Better, Faster: LibreOffice 4.2

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

The leading open-source alternative to Microsoft Office is looking better than ever.

The leading open-source alternative to Microsoft Office is looking better than ever.

Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit

Linux 3.14 Supports MIPS’ Latest CPU Core

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

The MIPS Linux pull request for the 3.14 kernel provides support for the MIPS interAptiv and proAptiv processor cores…

The MIPS Linux pull request for the 3.14 kernel provides support for the MIPS interAptiv and proAptiv processor cores…

Read more at Phoronix

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.5

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

Connie Sieh has announced the release of Scientific Linux 6.5, a distribution built from source package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 with extra software designed for use in scientific and academic environments: “Scientific Linux 6.5 is officially released for i686/x86_64. As a reminder, the SL6x repository always…

Connie Sieh has announced the release of Scientific Linux 6.5, a distribution built from source package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 with extra software designed for use in scientific and academic environments: “Scientific Linux 6.5 is officially released for i686/x86_64. As a reminder, the SL6x repository always….

Read more at DistroWatch

Moonlight: Yet Another Linux Desktop Environment

piątek, 31 Styczeń 2014

Not to be confused with Mono’s former Moonlight open-source project re-implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight, the Moonlight Desktop Environment is trying to be the desktop environment for low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi…

Not to be confused with Mono’s former Moonlight open-source project re-implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight, the Moonlight Desktop Environment is trying to be the desktop environment for low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi…

Read more at Phoronix