OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 31

World Without Linux Episode #4 : Avatar Reimagined
11/21/2015 08:13 PM

The Linux Foundation has published 4th episode of World Without Linux video series. This video looks, how avatar - the movie could be in the absence of GNU/Linux. It shows that, it would be merely impossible to have high quality videos and animations with better resolution in absence of Linux.

5 Things I hate and love in GNU/Linux
11/21/2015 08:00 PM

There will be thousands of reasons for people to hate and love GNU/Linux. Some features of GNU/Linux may appear good for some people, and same things may appear bad for others. An article written by Gabriel Canepa lists 5 reasons for him to hate and love GNU/Linux distributions. For that reason, I have chosen to NOT use the word hate here which I do not feel entirely comfortable with and

Installing Dropbox client in Ubuntu 15.10
11/21/2015 07:51 PM

Cloud storage service(SAAS - Storage As A Service) is getting more popularity in these days. Dropbox is one of the popular free cloud storage available. A tutorial written by Mr Gary Newell, lists the steps to be followed for installing Dropbox client in Ubuntu 15.10.   If you often need to share files between your home and your office you may be used to carrying around a USB drive with

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is what vanilla Ubuntu Should Be
11/21/2015 12:04 AM

The Network World portal has published a review of recently released Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. This review observes that, Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is the most impressive Ubuntu distribution after introducing Unity Shell in vanilla distribution. And, you know what? It is really solid. I'd go so far as to say it is the most excellent release of Ubuntu since they made the switch to the Unity desktop

5 Best Memory Debuggers for Linux Development
11/20/2015 11:59 PM

The Computer World portal has published an article listing 5 memory debuggers that can be used while coding linux. This article lists 5 popular, free and open source memory debuggers such as Dmalloc, Electric Fence, Mcheck, Mwatch and Mtrace. As a programmer, I'm aware that I tend to make mistakes -- and why not? Even programmers are human. Some errors are detected during code

Fedora 21 Approaches End Of Life
11/19/2015 09:55 PM

Keeping tradition of Fedora distribution, with the release of Fedora 23, Fedora 21 is approaching it's End Of Life(EOL). Deceber 1 is decided date of dropping support for Fedora 21. Those who use Fedora 21 are recommended to upgraded to a later version. From an announcement published in Fedora Magazine. Fedora 21 was the first release to ship the Workstation, Server and Cloud editions when

Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Cinnamon/MATE Beta Released
11/19/2015 09:50 PM

The Linux Mint team announced availability of Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Beta, development release of upcoming Linux Mint 17.3. As usual tradition of Linux Mint, this release announcement is applicable for both Cinnamon and MATE flavors. Similar to recent releases of Linux Mint, Linux Mint 17.3 is also based on Ubuntu 14.04.x LTS and will continue to provide support up to 2019. This release

Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 Released
11/19/2015 09:39 PM

The Bodhi Linux team announced release of Bodhi Linux 3.1.1, unscheduled bugfix update for previously released Bodhi Linux 3.1.0. It was having an issue with wifi network authentication. In addition to bug fixes, this release comes with all updated packages since august and a launcher of app center, the software management system for Bodhi Linux. From official release announcement: Today

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Released
11/19/2015 09:29 PM

The Red Hat Enterprise team announced availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, latest update of RHEL 7.x series.Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the most widely used enterprise GNU/Linux distribution. It is marketed by world's largest open source giant Red Hat Inc. RHEL 7.2 comes with a lot of new features and capabilities that focus on security, networking and system administration.

Ubuntu Studio Is a Treasure Trove for Creative Types : Review
11/18/2015 09:55 PM

Mr Jack M Germain has written a review of recently released Ubuntu Studio 15.10. Ubuntu Studio 15.10 is one of the popular GNU/Linux distribution which provides a good support. for multimedia activities including audio, video recorders and editors Ubuntu Studio 15.10 is a one-stop Linux OS shop for most creative people. It bundles a nearly full range of multimedia content-creation

Fedora 23 XFCE Review
11/18/2015 09:29 PM

The LinuxBSDOS portal has published a review of recently released Fedora 23. Though, Fedora's default workstation is using GNOME as desktop environment, this review is considering Fedora XFCE spin. This review concludes that, Fedora 23 XFCE is a good option for people who prefer to have a lightweight and fast desktop environment over full featured desktop environments like GNOME, KDE or Cinnamon

Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf - Pretty Useless : Review
11/17/2015 11:38 PM

A review of recently released Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, published in dedoimedo portal, blames Kubuntu 15.10 as a pretty useless distribution. This review observes that Kubuntu is slowly creeping toward irrelevance, offering none of the love and fire that you'd want and expect. It's exhausted, it's defeated. Now that we have slain Ubuntu, it is time to go a-huntin' after

Puppy Linux 6.3 Released
11/17/2015 11:38 PM

The Puppy Linux team announced release of Puppy Linux 6.3, latest release of lightweight easy to use Live GNU/Linux distribution. From official release announcement Mick Amadio, the coordinator for Puppy built from Slackware 14.1 binary packages, has brought Puppy to a new release, version 6.3. This is distinct from Puppy 6.0.x, which is built from Ubuntu Trusty Tahr binary packages,

Leaping in a new direction with openSUSE 42.1
11/17/2015 12:37 AM

Latest issue of distrowatch weekly, features a review of recently released OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. OpenSUSE Leap is a new kind of distribution from OpenSUSE family which comes with latest and greatest technologies. This review praises OpenSUSE leap for it's technical impressiveness and visual appearance. The new release provides users with KDE's Plasma 5.4 desktop as well as GNOME 3.16 and

Fedora 23 (GNOME) Review: Well, it’s Little Complicated
11/16/2015 12:22 AM

Fedora 23 arrived a week later than originally planned, just like Fedora 22. While there are couple of Fedora spins, featuring popular desktop environments, for the past couple of days, I’ve been using the main release which is based on GNOME Shell (3.18). It’s true that GNOME 3.18 comes with many subtle refinements and features, but one of these features (a major one unfortunately)

Chalet OS - Good Idea, Bad Design : Review
11/16/2015 12:19 AM

Chalet OS is a Xubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution that try to provide a familiar and modern user interface for linux newbies. A review of Chalet OS, written by Dark Duck express his doubt on Chalet OS's ability to attract and keep linux noobs. Let me introduce you to Chalet OS. The web site of this operating system says that their main target audience is fresh Linux converts who come to

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