We have been able to extend our Simutrans South American maps collection by courtesy of gabyregistrado. He made a very nice map of the western part of the Rio de la Plata. It measures 1599×798 and has nice water and mountain features. Apparently the air is very good in this environment.
Rio de la Plata (western [...]
LibreOffice can only exist since people are working on it: so please, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a member of LibreOffice Japanese Team; working in the backyard of Japanese community. Driving translation, reporting bugs instead of people who can’t use English and attending FLOSS events in Japan. In the team, my main task [...]
There’s no denying that Linux has had a lot of great moments since the turn of the millennium, and Linux Girl has done her best to highlight each and every one of them — at least over the past six or so of those years. Recently, however, the question was the subject of a new poll that prompted vigorous debate.
Rumors are not exactly an uncommon phenomenon here in the Linux community, but every once in a while one comes along that is so compelling, such a deliciously tantalizing prospect, that bloggers just can’t leave it alone, no matter how far-fetched it may be. Case in point? Oh, it’s a juicy one: “Microsoft is having a ‘meaningful look’ at a full Linux port of Office … .
It’s no secret that partnerships involving Microsoft tend to make Linux bloggers nervous, and given the lessons of history, it’s not exactly any wonder, either. So FOSS fans will have to be excused for the anxiety with which they’ve watched the latest developments with Dell. CEO and founder Michael Dell is attempting to take the company private through a leveraged buyout.
If Linux Girl didn’t have to spend such a large proportion of her salary dry-cleaning her cape each week, there’s no doubt she would invest those extra fortunes in some of the many purveyors of ibuprofen and other pain-relieving medicines. Why? Because of all the headaches FOSS fans are forced to endure here in the Linux blogosphere.
They say everything old is new again, and it would be difficult to find a better example than a post on Slashdot last week. “Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1″ is the title of said post, which refers to a recent NetworkWorld story by the same name. “About two weeks back, I was using my Android tablet and looking for a good graphics editor,” author and said Linux user Bryan Lunduke began.
Well it’s been another wild week here in the Linux blogosphere, what with all the ruckus emanating out of the bordering Redmond territories. Much like what happened last fall when Windows 8 made its fanfare-filled debut, the launch of Office 2013 and 365 last Tuesday left more than a few Linux bloggers with a ringing in the ears that didn’t abate for days.
Today we interview two great women, Helen Ushakova and Sophie Gautier, from the Russophone and Francophone communities. LibreOffice can only exist since people are working on it: so please, tell us a bit about yourself. Helen: My name is Elena Ushakova, also known by nicknames as Helen Russian (helenrussian, helen_russian). I am 36 years old. [...]
What a difference a day makes — or, in this particular case, eight months or so. Less than a year ago, retailer Barnes & Noble yanked an issue of Linux Format magazine from its U.S. shelves because of a cover story on the topic of “hacking.” “A complaint was made,” explained the announcement last May on Linux Format’s TuxRadar blog.
Munich’s multiyear migration to Linux has been nothing if not an ongoing saga over the past decade or so, beset as it has been by stops, starts, and various twists and turns. The story appeared to have a happy ending in November when Munich reported that using Linux had already saved it more than 10 million euros, but last week Microsoft spoke up with a different tale.
Ever since it became clear that GNOME 2 would have an ongoing future in the desktop Linux world after all, flowers have been blooming unseasonably early throughout the Linux blogosphere. It all started with the appearance of MATE and Cinnamon; then it was SolusOS. Since then, Fuduntu made its official debut, as did Consort,” SolusOS’s brand-new GNOME Classic fork.
However great the strides made by user-friendly distros such as Ubuntu and Mint in recent years, it seems fair to say that Linux has not yet enjoyed any sweeping successes on the desktop the way it has on the mobile side with Android. That, however, may be changing. Thanks once again to none other than Google, Linux is now appearing with increasing frequency in the PC lineups of hardware makers.
The dust is finally beginning to settle here in the Linux blogosphere following all the recent brouhaha emanating out of CES. The tents have been packed up, the jugglers have gone home, and bloggers can finally hear themselves think down at the blogosphere’s Broken Windows Lounge once again. Spirits are lifting across the land, in other words, and a few choice headlines have done nothing but help.
Given Ubuntu’s recent glitzy and fanfare-accompanied debut on the world’s mobile stage, it’s beginning to look like limelight and red carpets will increasingly be a part of FOSS’ future. You’ve come a long way, baby! And to think, we knew you back when! Now, what could be a more logical next step than an appearance on the silver screen?
In 2012, developers hacking LibreOffice code have been around 320, with a majority of volunteers and a minority of people paid by companies such as SUSE, RedHat and Canonical (plus a multitude of smaller organizations such as Lanedo, which is also a member of our Advisory Board and builds a significant part of its business [...]
Well another holiday season has come and gone, leaving more than a few jangled nerves and expanded waistlines in its wake. Holiday pressures are bad enough by themselves, of course, but Canonical’s splashy and yet profoundly confusing Wednesday announcement so soon afterward hasn’t exactly helped.
Well, we’re in the final countdown now as 2012 draws to a close, so you’d think all would be quiet here in the Linux blogosphere as bloggers hunker down to recover from what’s been an exceptionally exhausting year. Linux Girl, for one, has been putting in extra hours on her favorite barstool down at the blogosphere’s Broken Windows Lounge in an effort to recover a bit of the sanity that slipped away in 2012.
I have tried to summarize in a single text what we – members, developers, volunteers, native language communities, advocates and supporters – have achieved during 2012. Looking back, it has been amazing. TDF has started 2012 with a hackers community of 379 individuals, mostly volunteers, which has continued to grow steadily – month after month [...]
The year 2012 may not yet be over, but here in the Linux community another kind of curtain was recently dropped for the last time. It’s the end of the line for Linux’s support of Intel’s 386 chip, specifically, and tears are being shed across the land — or not.