Linux Foundation Chief: 'You Are an Idiot' If You Don't Give Back to Open Source
Saturday, May 25 2013 @ 09:16 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Linux is the granddaddy of all open source projects, the blueprint for the decentralized development processes. And some of those who use the Linux code, free for the taking, don't give back in equal measure. Still, the time for cajoling those users -- even commercial projects like Ubuntu leader Canonical -- into participating is over, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.
Mageia 3 KDE Review: Simple, refined, elegant and fantastic!
Friday, May 24 2013 @ 07:02 CST Contributed by: Linegod
To be honest, I have used quite a few KDE distros in last couple of years but never saw a resource efficient distro like Mageia 2. Under similar conditions, Mageia performed better than almost all the KDE distros I have used. Plus, with Mandriva Linux going commercial and PCLinuxOS becoming independent of Mandriva, Mageia and ROSA are perhaps the limited ways to know what's brewing in the Mandriva camp. Incidentally both the Mandriva derivatives present really beautiful KDE distros!
All grown up and ready to go dancing: Mageia 3's out!
Sunday, May 19 2013 @ 05:41 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Before we get to the rest of the information: we dedicate this release to the memory of Eugeni Dodonov, our friend, our colleague and a great inspiration to those he left behind. We miss his brilliance, his courtesy and his dedication.
Tuesday, April 23 2013 @ 12:28 CST Contributed by: Linegod
After the jump from Mageia to Mageia 2 last year, we’re looking forward to seeing how the team can make the distro even better when Mageia 3 comes out. We’ve had some great previews over the last few months, however with the May release date looming larger, the Release Candidate is now available, giving us a better taste of whats to come.
Wednesday, April 10 2013 @ 10:20 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Should you use KDE or GNOME on your Linux desktop?
At first the question sounds obsolete. Where once GNOME and KDE accounted for seventy percent of Linux desktop installations, today the choice has broadened, with half a dozen environments vying for users' attention.
Sunday, April 07 2013 @ 09:24 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Seems after getting the middle finger from Linus Torvalds for its hardware support and lack of open-source drivers, Nvidia has started to care more about the Linux users. Most recently, the GPU manufacturer has open-sourced its 3D Tegra driver code.
Friday, March 29 2013 @ 10:05 CST Contributed by: Linegod
After I install a new version of Linux, I usually take a good look at the screen. Does it have a task bar? Can you find your window after it was minimized? Lately, some developers have been struck by some sort of amnesia brought on by the stress created by the mobile sector offerings.
Fortunately, in Linux we do have plenty of other choices. I will describe some of them in this article, and I’ll attempt to measure the RAM memory requirements. I use free command in an xterm before and after the graphic environment is started on a separate X server (Xephyr). The computer is an older 64-bit machine, running Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE as desktop environment.
Monday, March 25 2013 @ 09:05 CST Contributed by: Linegod
There are thousands of charities. Aids Research, Cancer Research, the British Heart Foundation. This fragmentation is killing our chances of actually curing Cancer. If you funnel all the money from Aids prevention, Comic Relief, Leukaemia and so forth there is no doubt in my mind we’d have cured Cancer by now. If we coerce the scientists working on making Shampoo into curing Cancer we’d have an even better shot. We might even save more lives in the long run. Don’t question how useful Shampoo scientists are to curing Cancer, just accept they are scientists and trust me.
Friday, March 22 2013 @ 08:01 CST Contributed by: Linegod
KMix is KDE’s forgotten redheaded stepchild.
It is old, has been maintained my Christian Esken since early 2001, and has grown organically. Through no fault of Christian’s or anyone else’s, it is buggy, messy, and nobody else wants to help fix it, or at least has the constitution to do so.