Do you think music software is only the domain of expensive proprietary software? Think again. There are literally hundreds of applications out there designed by, and for, those with a musical bent. Music projects, including many projects specifically for the Linux operating system, flourish in the open source community as musicians take to coding to produce tools to make their lives easier.
Debian's decision to move to systemd as the default init system was a famously contentious (and rather public) debate. Once all the chaos regarding the decision itself had died down, however, it was left to project members to implement the change. At DebConf 2015 in Heidelberg, Martin Pitt and Michael Biebl gave a down-to-earth talk about how that implementation work had gone and what was still ahead.
Warning: Don't download software from SourceForge if you can help it
Wednesday, June 10 2015 @ 12:15 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
"SourceForge are (sic) abusing the trust that we and our users have put into their service in the past," according to the GIMP project. Since 2013, SourceForge has been bundling junkware along with their installers - sometimes without developer's permission.
Friday, May 22 2015 @ 08:32 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will.
Managing one's finances is an unavoidable chore in life. You will need to employ it sooner or later, the sooner you try it, the better. Luckily, there is a great open source tool available for all your budgeting needs, GNUCash. It is available in Fedora's repositories. You can install it using Gnome Software or through the command line.
Virtualization software maker VMware is facing a lawsuit alleging that it has been violating the GPLv2 free software license for years with its use of Linux and other source code in ESXi.
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig filed the suit in the district court of Hamburg, Germany with funding from the nonprofit Software Freedom Conservancy, which works to "promote, improve, develop, and defend" free and open source software.
Wireshark has been recently updated to version 1.12.4, a release that introduces a large number of improvements, addresses lots of bugs, and brings updated protocol support, as well as new and updated capture file support.