xmodulo: IP addresses (IPv4) are a scarce resource that is shared by different users and devices.
So like any other Linux newbie, I tried a lot of DEs lately. I am currently using KDE with the primary reason being that the built-in search app KRunner is just too amazing.
So KRunner can not only search files, apps and settings, but can run basic commands (eg: kill apps), do mathematical calculations (even complex ones), unit conversions, control media and whatnot
Similarly Unity search and elementary's slingshot search are good too. I was disappointed when I saw no such universal search function in Xfce, Mate and Lxde (at least apps, files and settings). In fact, I hoped at least Budgie would have it being new but Alt + F2 only turned up app search.
This is 2016 and Windows and OS X have really good universal search experiences and if Linux is to stand on its own, good universal search is a must for any DE. Personally, I think when all DEs have great built-in universal searches, it is my Year of the Linux Desktop.
Do correct me if I am wrong or missing something, I am just a newbie and know only little from my small experiences. I haven't tried GNOME and Cinnamon fully yet, didn't just feel like using them so what's the universal search experience like in them?submitted by /u/tinycosmicdust
tecmint: time management is important
We’ll explain 15 reasons why Android is better than the iPhone with a new for 2016 Android vs iPhone comparison.
Google is kicking up the competition with Android Marshmallow that is thankfully rolling out to more devices and showing off Android N and a handful of interesting apps that will come later this year.
Apple continues to work on iOS 9 updates and is close to showing off iOS 10 this summer, which we hope will fix a number of issues and bring the iPhone on par with Android in key areas.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with iOS 9 helped Apple users catch up in a number of ways, but there are still a lot of areas where Android is hands down better than the iPhone.
NetworkWorld: open-source is literally science
The trick for deciding whether a replacement piece of software, whether open or closed, is a good choice for you is to tease out exactly what your needs are. The situation is no different than discovering that the person who insists that they "need" Photoshop is just using it to draw a few geometric shapes and remove red eye from photos; what they really need is a graphics editing tool that can replace those specific functions. Whether it has all of the bells and whistles of the original is irrelevant if those features sit paid for but unused.
My personal journey through open source CAD programs was no different. I had worked with AutoCAD briefly in grad school, and so when I wanted to play with drawing three-dimensional plans for something, it was pretty much all I knew. But that alone didn't make AutoCAD the best choice.
As part of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" release, many of the community editions get Release Candidate (RC) builds to showcase what's coming later this year.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging alternative to using dedicated hardware appliances, particularly for service providers, where quick, flexible responses to traffic pattern shifts and user demand changes are essential. It implements network tasks like access security, load balancing, and packet filtering as software modules suitable for virtualized cloud environments.