Barnes & Noble Exposes Microsoft's "Trivial" Patents and Strategy Against Android
Wednesday, November 16 2011 @ 06:39 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Barnes & Noble has done the world a tremendous favor, by pulling aside the curtain and revealing Microsoft's patent campaign tactics against Android in lurid detail.
It reveals the assertion of "trivial" and "invalid" patents against Barnes & Noble and some shocking details about an "oppressive" license agreement that would have controlled hardware and software design features that Microsoft presented, thus limiting to what degree Barnes & Noble could offer upgrades and improved features to its customers if it had signed it, features it says none of Microsoft's patents cover. Microsoft worked so hard to keep it all secret, and I think you'll see why. It's ugly behind that curtain.
Sunday, November 13 2011 @ 10:08 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Commodore OS Vision is a community driven Linux distribution for Commodore enthusiasts that is designed to unleash your creative potential and help you enjoy your computing experience to the fullest. Commodore computers were well known for their unique operating environments, so we seek to do the same, by providing a distinctive, attractive, advanced and fun operating system experience. Its look is inspired by the Commodore 64 and original Commodore Amiga Workbench user environments but with a modern spin
Friday, November 11 2011 @ 07:00 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Bash is the default scripting language in most Linux systems. Its usage ranges from an interactive command interpreter to a scripting language for writing complex programs. Debugging facilities are a standard feature of compilers and interpreters, and bash is no different in this regard. In this article, I will explain various techniques and tips for debugging Bash scripts.
LibreOffice on stage at the Libre Software World Conference in Zaragoza
The Internet, November 9, 2011 - The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.4, an improved version of the award-winning free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. LibreOffice has recently won InfoWorld's BOSSIE Award 2011 as Best of Open Source Software, and the Open World Forum Experiment Award of Most-Popular Software.
Wednesday, November 02 2011 @ 07:30 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
While mounting BlackBerry PlayBook via SMB is pretty straight-forward and good enough in most cases, sometimes it’s just necessary to access its flash drive via USB for extra speed, e.g. for copying movies or lots of music. However, the PlayBook doesn’t show up as normal mass-storage device when connected like BlackBerry smartphones do. This makes things a little tricky, which is why I’m writing this short tutorial.
We are proud to announce the immediate release of Kdenlive 0.8.2. We encourage all users to upgrade.
For this release, we did put a lot of energy into bug fixing and stability (more than 140 issues solved) to bring you a better editing experience. We have solved a lot of project corruption issues, and the introduction of the automatic backup feature means you should hopefully enjoy Kdenlive better than ever!
Among the features improvements, the proxy clips (clips replacing the original ones when editing a format that is too slow to edit, for example AVCHD) should work fine now, HDMI capture should also be improved (feedback welcome) and some GUI multi threading should make operations a bit smoother.
Friday, October 28 2011 @ 08:10 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Before anything, this article is for those using KDE and GNOME and start feeling the need for more, or something else. This is not a trolling article (we hate that), nor is a rant against the two DEs. We respect the freedom of choice, and the Open Source world is all about freedom of choice. With this article we only want to show you what other options you have, the pluses and the minuses, with no bias whatsoever. We'll go less than technical with this article, and we hope we'll widen your perspective and help you use something that's really fit for your needs.
Monday, October 24 2011 @ 06:49 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
If you are like me then you were very excited about HTML 5's video tag. Simplistic, great functionality, and now it is even supported by all of the latest browsers. Video is just a source away, and easier than ever to portray high quality videos right on your website. HTML 5, like anything else, doesn't have everything we want.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 a week or so back in order to get a more recent version of SCons. 11.04 dropped me into the new “Unity” GNOME interface. There may be people in the world for whom Unity is a good idea, but none of them are me. The look is garish and ugly, and it takes twice as many clicks as it did before to get to an application through their supposedly “friendly” interface as it did in GNOME Classic. No, dammit, I do not want to text-search my applications to call one up!
Saturday, October 15 2011 @ 08:45 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Long ago, the Dark Lord Dredmor was bound in the darkest dungeons beneath the earth by great and mighty heroes. Centuries later, the magical bonds that hold him in place are loosening and his power grows ever stronger. The land cries out for a new hero, a powerful warrior or a mystic wizard like those spoken of in the prophecies of yore.