A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy
KaOS Linux remains one of the most aesthetically pleasing Linux distros around sporting the beautiful KDE desktop environment. A visit to the KaOS Linux homepage clearly informs on the focus the developers that have taken with this distro. They describe it as a lean KDE distribution built from scratch and focus on Qt and KDE. The developers pride themselves on the fact that all their efforts are focused on one DE (KDE), one toolkit (Qt) and the one architecture (x86_64).
I've been a linux user and free software enthusiast for about 4-5 years so by no means a "free software expert" but in my uni there's not a lot of people who understand free software (the philosophy behind it, licences etc) even though there are some linux users, they mainly use it because windows sucks and its free as in free beer (which is cool)
So here's what i think I should cover: *Free apps you probably use but didnt know are free (vlc,chromium etc) *Free aps you didnt know existed *history of GNU and Linux *Types of licences *How to make money with free software *Companies like Mozilla, Redhat and how they make their money
The thing is, I know some stuff about the points i wanna cover but not enough. Could you recomend documentaries,books,websites for research? I have about 2 weeks to get it ready.
Side note: I've seen a couple of documentaries on the history of linux and half-read the cathedral and the bazaar and Im generaly aware of important stuff in the opensource comunity.
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Bryston has launched a high-end, compact "BDP-??" digital music player built on the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, along with a HifiBerry "Digi+" audio HAT add-on.
Last year I switched to xmonad in the strive for a configurable yet minimalist environment. So far I am pretty satisfied with it. I’ve never experienced any crashes or slowdowns related to it, works easily for most of the tasks, and supports multi monitor setup. It is highly configurable and well documented, so it’s easy and fun to customize the whole environment to suit your unique workflows.
In fact, it’s so minimal by default, that my first task was to figure out how I would use my system and configure it configure accordingly.
I think it’s great to stop sometimes and rethink our tools and processes, explore different means to solve day-to-day problems and identify what could be improved. I like tinkering and seeking new stuff in my free time anyway, so starting with a minimalistic environment was very inspiring, because it forced me to rethink even some of the basic aspects of my workflows.
Planning to buy a new smartphone? How about checking out some new launches?
The month of August saw smartphone manufacturers launching some great devices in the market, including three flagship devices.
So for those of you who are in the market for a new smartphone, here are 12 of the biggest launches (so far) to make things easier.
After some time of activity on KBibTeX's master branch, I finally returned to the stable branches to push forwards some releases.
It's been a while since my last blog post about Minuet but that doesn't mean we aren't moving it forward. Actually a lot of work has been done lately, mostly related to architecture improvements, UX revamping, refactoring, code convergence, and its availability on Android devices. Minuet is a quite recent KDE project (it's been developed since November, 2015) and I'm really delighted with what we achieved so far, given we are a small team made up of only two developers (including a GSoC student) and a designer.
The latest updates for KDE's Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users, together with other package updates.
Today is the deadline for submitting the final evaluations for Google Summer of Code 2016, that gives me the opportunity to write a wrap-up post about my project this summer.
The significant Q4OS 1.6 'Orion' release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3 stable version. Trinity R14.0.3 is the third maintenance release of the R14 series, it is intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability. The complete list and release notes you will find on the Trinity desktop environment website.
New Q4OS 1.6 release includes set of new features and fixes. The default desktop look has been slightly changed, Q4OS 'Bourbon' start menu and taskbar has been polished a bit and has got a few enhancements, for example the icons size varies proportionally to the system panel. Native Desktop profiler tool has got new, optimized 'software to install' list.
With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop.
Collabora developer Gustavo Padovan presented at this week's LinuxCon 2016 conference about explicit fencing support in the mainline kernel with a "new era of graphics."