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World Without Linux Episode #5: Space Exploration [Video]
12/12/2015 07:30 PM

The Linux Foundation has published 5th video in World Without Linux series. This video explores, what would be the the current situation of space shuttles, automated systems and other innovations in absence of linux. .videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top:

Arch Linux is dropping support for KDE Plasma 4
12/12/2015 07:10 PM

Mr Antonio Rojas of Arch team, announced their decision to stop providing support KDE plasma 4. This decision was after taking the difficulties for maintaining two versions of KDE Plasma into consideration. Also Arch team recommends it's users to upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.x as soon as possible. From official declaration: Since the KDE 4 desktop has been unmaintained for several months and

ROSA Desktop Fresh R6 LXQt Released
12/12/2015 12:47 PM

The Rosa community announced release of ROSA Desktop Fresh R6 LXQt, latest update of russian GNU/Linux distribution initially forked from Mandriva Linux, featuring lightweight desktop environment LXQt. This is for the first time, Rosa providing lightweight distribution with LXQt. Earlier lightweight distributions of Rosa used to come with LXDE. From release notes: Up to Desktop Fresh R5,

i3 - A Tiling window manager
12/11/2015 10:16 PM

The Linux Voice portal has published a detailed overview of i3, a well known tiling window manager for GNU/Linux distribution. This article begins, by introducing concepts of tiling window manager and then it goes through different aspects like different controlling options, configurations ..etc. If you’ve always used a stacking window manager (one in which windows overlap each other –

Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.1 Released
12/11/2015 10:06 PM

The Proxmox server solution announced release of Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.1, latest stable update of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution which helps you to implement a secure and open source IT infrastructure wherever you need it. Similar to recent releases of Proxmox, this release is also based on Debian 8.x Jessy. From release announcement: Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH today

LibreOffice 4.4.7 Released
12/10/2015 09:44 PM

The Document Foundation announced release of LibreOffice 4.4.7, seventh and final update of LibreOffice 4.4.x series. This release comes with some minor bug fixes and is targeting some conservative users and enterprises who're not ready yet to migrate to LibreOffice 5.x series. From release announcement: Berlin, December 10, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.7, the

elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 Released
12/10/2015 09:29 PM

The elementary OS team announced release of elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 latest update of Ubuntu LTS based GNU/Linux distribution featuring simple and easy to use desktop environment named pantheon. Even though this is a minor release, elementary team has taken their chance to refine existing features such as improved system menu. From release announcement. Just in time for the holidays,

Six Factors that motivates Open Source Contributors and Users
12/09/2015 09:23 PM

People who observes technological trends around the world used to wonder that, what are the factors that motivate open source contributors and users. An article published in Open Source Portal lists and explains 6 factors which motivates open source contributors and users. Open source is awesome, and there are many reasons why you might consider consuming, publishing, collaborating on, or

10 Most Popular GNU/Linux distributions of 2015
12/09/2015 08:57 PM

It is always interesting to know about most popular GNU/Linux distributions. There are some GNU/Linux distributions which consistently comes in list popular GNU/Linux distributions. While there are some others are short lived. They comes in a moment of time, exhibit good performance and one day they disappear. As the end of 2015 approaches, tecmint portal has published a list of 10 most

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 Released
12/09/2015 12:20 AM

The Manjaro team announced availability of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1, latest development release of upcoming stable Manjaro 15.12. Manjaro is an Arch based GNU/Linux distribution that combines powerful Arch base with a simple and easy to use interface. From release announcement: We managed to get Steam-Native running again, updated the kernel to 4.4-rc4, Mate to version 1.12.1, Virtualbox

KDE Ships Plasma 5.5
12/09/2015 12:00 AM

The KDE community announced release Plasma 5.5, latest update of widely used open source desktop environment. This feature release of Plasma is a result of 4 months of development and comes with a lot of improvements, polishing and visual beauty. From release announcement: With Plasma 5.5 a basic Wayland session is provided. Wayland is the successor of the dated X11 windowing system

Chapeau 23 'Armstrong' Released
12/09/2015 12:02 AM

The Chapeau team announced release of Chapeau 23, latest stable release of Fedora based GNU/Linux distributions. Chapeau comes with essential 3rd party packages which are not included in Fedora due to ideological issues. According to release announcement, following some notable features of this release. Based on Fedora 23 Workstation Gnome 3.18 desktop environment LibreOffice 5

3 Best Arch Based GNU/Linux Distributions
12/07/2015 08:14 PM

Arch Linux is most popular open source rolling GNU/Linux distribution. It is based on KISS(Keep it Simple, Stupid) principle. So it comes with minimal configurations, on which users can install their own custom interface. But this approach is not acceptable for newbies as it requires a lot of knowledge and effort to build something usable over Arch base. Exploiting this fact, there are several

DragonFlyBSD 4.4.1 Released
12/07/2015 08:04 PM

The DragonFlyBSD team announced release of DragonFlyBSD 4.4.1, latest update of Unix like operating system that shares code with other BSD distributions. From release notes: DragonFly version 4.4 bring further updates to accelerated video for both i915 and radeon users, a new locale system, and a new default linker. Significant behind-the-scenes work has also been done, with symbol

PC-BSD - BSD for Desktop User : Review
12/07/2015 07:56 PM

The Open Source Portal has published a review of PC-BSD, a FreeBSD based BSD distribution geared towards a simple, easy to use desktop operating system. PC-BSD features Lumina Desktop, a lightweight desktop environment written in C++/Qt5 which does not consume a lot of system resources. When my journey into the world of open source began in the mid-90s, the easiest way to get installation

Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 - A Weird Distribution : Review
12/06/2015 03:22 PM

The dedoimedo portal has published a review of recently released Netrunner Rolling 2015.11. Netrunner Rolling, as different from main distribution which is based on Ubuntu, is based on Arch and Manjaro. The reviewer observes that Netrunner Rolling is a weird distribution comparing to the main distribution. Netrunner Rolling is a weird distro. Unlike the bi-annual main release, it does not

Zorin OS 10 - Looking Much Better : Review
12/06/2015 01:56 PM

The dedoimedo portal has published a review of Zorin OS 10, a Ubuntu 15.04 based GNU/Linux distribution targeting windows migrants. This distributions offers a look and feel similar to popular proprietary operating systems like Windows and Mac OS X. The review observes that Zorin OS has made a lot of visual improvements since it's beginning. Kneel before Zorin. Uh, I messed that up

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