“To every thing there is a season,” as the old saying goes, and “a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Can the same be said for Linux distros? That is the question that’s been on many Linux bloggers’ minds. Specifically, “What Distros Have You Used, in What Order?” was the title of the Ask Slashdot post that got the conversational ball rolling, and it was a provocative one.
City of Munich LiMux project hosts Hackfest late November Fostering the developer community of the free office suite The LibreOffice Community today announces the next Hackfest, taking place in Munich, Germany from November 23rd to 25th. With developers of the leading free office suite working on improving the code, the Hackfest promises to be a [...]
Well it’s been another tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, rounding out a month that never ran short on controversy, to put it mildly. The topic du jour this time? None other than Canonical’s decision to integrate Amazon results into searches done through the Dash on Ubuntu’s Unity desktop.
Fourth quarter’s donors define the communities budget for the next year Berlin, September 28, 2012 – The Document Foundation celebrates its second anniversary since the announcement of the project on September 28, 2010. During the last 12 months, the foundation was legally established in Berlin, the Board of Directors and the Membership Committee were elected [...]
Android may not be as fully open as many FOSS fans would like it to be, but the fact remains that it’s essentially the poster child for Linux’s success in the mobile world. So it was with some dismay we looked on at the impromptu battle that sprang up recently between Google and Acer over Alibaba’s Aliyun OS.
Tracks on development, marketing, migration and community success The Document Foundation to host official ODF Plugfest and ODF Plugtesting The LibreOffice community today announces the program for its Berlin conference (October 17th to 19th). Taking place at the conference center of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and sponsored by leading players Canonical, [...]
Given the shock they’ve had to endure as a result of the ongoing Secure Boot saga over the past year or so, Linux geeks may perhaps be forgiven if they’re a tad sensitive to apparent attempts to exclude Linux from other new technological developments as well. It was perhaps less-than-entirely surprising, then, that FOSS fans reacted so swiftly to the initial news about Intel’s Clover Trail Atom chip.
The Members of The Document Foundation have just elected the new Membership Committee, with five members – Sophie Gautier, Fridrich Štrba, Eike Rathke, Cor Nouws and Jean Weber – and two deputies – Simon Phipps and Leif Lodahl. I think that there are a couple of significant facts to underline here: the number of the [...]
Faithful readers of the Linux Blog Safari column here at LinuxInsider may recall the woeful report a few weeks back that a murder had been committed — by Apple, no less! — and that the Linux desktop was dead. It was a distressing report, to be sure, not least because there was no corpse in sight.
Well the ear-splitting din emanating from the neighboring Apple territories last week may have made conversation difficult for a few hours here in the Linux blogosphere, but it seems safe to say that the temporary discomfort was a small price to pay for the lively and entertaining discussions that have followed ever since.
Back in September 2010, when Mageia was born, we had big dreams for our baby distro. It’s great to be able to say: our dreams are coming true! What’s happened since our first birthday? We released Mageia 2 and have started … Continue reading →
Well it’s been a stressful few days here in the Linux blogosphere, what with the ruckus going on over in the bordering Apple territories. For such a small strip of land, you’d never think such a din could emanate from there, and all over a rectangle with rounded corners — however “creative” and “innovative” it might be.
“A while back I wrote a review on Windows 8, but when writing a review they tend to be more based on first impressions rather than how a system actually grows on you,” wrote Ken Quirk, a committed Linux fan and Ubuntu user. “So, in the interest of fairness I have decided to give Windows 8 a fair crack of the whip.”
Why Drupal was chosen:
Migrating from a raw HTML site, which had to be updated manually, Drupal 7 offers high-end publishing tools to quickly a…
They say everyone has a story to tell, and certainly Linux geeks are no exception. So it was with great anticipation that Linux Girl came upon an “Ask Slashdot” posting recently titled, “How Did You Become a Linux Professional?” “I’m interested in taking my skills to the next level — and making a career out of it,” wrote blogger ternarybit.
So, we all have returned from our holidays. While you were away, others have spend time to make some new content for Simutrans Maps. If you are dreaming of going back to the good life, you can spend it with Simutrans in the USA and Central America, in …
Well, it pains Linux Girl to have to write these words, but it looks like the “Death of Desktop Linux” story is back for another round. Yes, after countless debates and discussions of the topic ad nauseum over the years — the most recent being just a few short months ago, in fact — it recently reared its ugly head again, like a zombie that just won’t quit.
Dear Community, as previously announced, all members of The Document Foundation are called to vote on a new Membership Committee. Members of The Document Foundation as of 2012-07-01 are eligible to vote in the elections. The nomination period is now over, and we have received the following candidacies, in order of receipt: David Emmerich Jourdain [...]
Twitter on Tuesday joined the Linux Foundation. However, the move comes just days after Twitter removed its find-friends feature from blogging service Tumblr. Twitter had earlier done the same to Instagram, and has imposed new restrictions on developers.
They say it’s a small world after all, but in the Magic Kingdom, it appears to be a FUD-filled world as well. How else to explain a recent episode of “Shake It Up” on the Disney Channel? Asked to diagnose a misbehaving PC, a stereotypically geeky character asks, “Did you use open source code to save time and the virus was hidden in it?” Much canned laughter ensued, of course — as did widespread outrage.