Calligra is the Future of Free Software Office Suites
Thursday, May 12 2011 @ 06:27 CST Contributed by: Linegod
A couple of days ago Michael Meeks published a blog called 'LibreOffice is the future of Free Software Office suites'. Michael is one of the lead developers of LibreOffice and also one of the founders of the Document Foundation, the organization behind LibreOffice.
Tuesday, May 10 2011 @ 07:22 CST Contributed by: Linegod
If it weren't for RedHat Linux, I might not have ever found PostgreSQL. In early 2001, I was running the tech side of a company with an ISP component to it. After starting with RedHat 4.2 in 1997, we'd standardized all the servers by then on RedHat 7.0, refusing to upgrade from its 2.2 kernel even when new versions with 2.4 appeared.
18 of the Best Free Up-and-Coming Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)
Monday, May 09 2011 @ 11:34 CST Contributed by: Linegod
There are not many people that are immune from the charms of computer games at some stage of their life. Even the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, is reported to have been hooked on playing a single game for a month.
In some circles games are regarded as a distraction and a time waster. However, there are many benefits to playing computer games other than the obvious simple unadulterated fun that they offer. Games can help break up the monotony of the daily grind, offering an escape from the harsh reality of real life. Some games offer cooperative gameplay, which focus on fun and interaction with others, encouraging participation and working as a team solving task-oriented goals. Other sorts of games help to exercise the grey matter instead. These are just a few examples of the positive attributes of computer games.
Wednesday, April 20 2011 @ 06:47 CST Contributed by: Linegod
OpenDocument is a great format, but sure, it has its problems. One of these problems is the lack of specification for some features. For instance, which image format should be supported ? PNG, JPEG, GIF, these one are only logical. SVG too nowadays… But we could create the Calligra Picture Format if we wanted to, store it in the OpenDocument file… And every other office suite would be lost.
Monday, April 18 2011 @ 10:38 CST Contributed by: Linegod
The forum discussion surrounding TransGaming's GameTree Linux and Cedega Technology continues, with some Linux gamers regretting that they ever even supported TransGaming. One user also brings up the past from when -- back in 2000~2001 -- TransGaming had pledged to open up their code-base once they reached 20,000 subscribers. They believed in an open-source philosophy at that time, but they never ended up opening up their code once hitting that milestone. Even though Cedega as we know it is now dead, this former fork of the X11-licensed Wine is still closed.
GNOME 3 – Built for people who would never use Linux in the first place
Friday, April 08 2011 @ 09:44 CST Contributed by: Linegod
I often get the feeling that developers of the major Linux desktop environments suffer from commercial envy. It seems they’re always trying to make Linux more “user friendly” for the .01% of Windows or Mac users that might halfway consider making the switch, while ever increasingly ignoring the 99% of full time Linux desktop users who just want easy customization and solid performance. Many argue that the major environments (KDE, GNOME) aren’t for Linux power users, who should use one of the more bare bones environments available.
Wednesday, April 06 2011 @ 10:16 CST Contributed by: Linegod
The MeeGo project released a pre-alpha version of its promised Tablet User Experience (UX), officially opening up development for the UI layer. Based on MeeGo v1.2 core and Linux 2.6.37, the preview version includes a touch-optimized user interface for tablets, as well as a new panel UI concept and a suite of built-in browser, personal information management, and media playback apps.