Go ahead and try a Google search for “Linux” in the news feeds. In fact, try looking up “Linux” in any news search engine and see what you come up with.
Notice a pattern yet? For some reason that seems to escape most people, Ubuntu "owns" the Linux headlines with very few exceptions. Obviously Chrome OS and Android are in the top news headlines as well, however generally it's Ubuntu that shows up as most popular in open source news these days.
There was no easy way to make use of touch- input devices on Linux with Qt. Up until now. On a recent meeting with other people interested in getting touch (and here we are also talking about touch with multiple points) in Linux/X11 during the X.org Developer Summit and Ubuntu Developer Summit (great events!), it has been decided to fill this gap.
Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 01:52 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
While Mageia team is working hard on making build system available for packagers and teams are being setup thanks to volunteers, various media are already speaking about our project. They asked some Mageia team members to give some more information about the reasons and the organization of Mageia.
Announcing the first beta of Bangarang 2.0 (a media player). Below is a short list of the new features since 1.0:
New Info View sidebar that provides helpful information currently selected items:
- Recently played, highest rated and frequently played
- Info Fetching support for artists, movies, actors, directors, etc.
- Integrated metadata editing.
Part of the big hype over the release of KDE 4 was its new and improved eye candy, mostly due to the Plasma workspace. Those who liked the changes, loved the new KDE from the beginning. Those who did not are still complaining about it. But like any good desktop environment, you are by no means stuck with the default look. In fact, KDE offers more easily customizable features than any other. What follows are 7 ways to get the desktop look you dreamed about when you were a child.
Thursday, December 09 2010 @ 07:03 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
SFTP, the Secure File Transfer Protocol, is a misleading name. It gives you the impression that it might be something like a secure version of FTP, perhaps something like FTPS but modeled over SSH instead of SSL. But it isn’t!
The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices.