Pear Linux 6 is based on Ubuntu 12.04, and features many new and cool features. In fact, the version of Pear Shell that comes with Pear Linux 6 is a near-complete overhaul of the edition in Pear Linux 5. And by my assessment, it is probably the best GNOME Shell adaptation available. It is most definitely better than the stock GNOME Shell.
Following our previous articles, Photo Lens, Radio Lens, RuneScape Wikia Lens, German Ubuntu Forum Lens, Web History Lens, Rotten Tomatoes Scope, Clear Dark Sky Lens, DuckDuckGo Lens, News Lens, Pidgin Lens, Bliss Lens, Wikipedia Lens, Bookmarks Lens, ManPages Search Lens, today we are introducing the Ubuntu GitHub Lens for the Unity interface.
A group of colleagues—Stoney Jackson (Western New England University), Sean Goggins (Drexel University), Darci Burdge (Nassau Community College), Lori Postner (Nassau Community College), and Greg Hislop (Drexel University)—and I have recently been awarded an NSF TUES Type 2 grant we’re calling OpenFE for Open Faculty Expertise. The expertise that we’re trying to build here is in the area of supporting student learning via participation in humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) projects.
A UK judge was unamused by Apple's interpretation of an order requiring the company to publicly acknowledge that Samsung didn't copy Apple's designs. On Thursday, the UK Court of Appeal gave Apple a slap on the wrist for the notice it posted earlier this week, which used a direct quote from High Court Judge Colin Birss saying Samsung's tablets were "not as cool" as Apple's. Apple now has 24 to 48 hours (depending on which source you read) to post an updated statement, perhaps this time with a little less snark. "I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this," Judge Robin Jacob said during a hearing in London on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. "That is a plain breach of the order."
We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.2.This is our 32nd release on CD-ROM (and 33rd via FTP). We remainproud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remoteholes in the default install.
It is our firm belief that Linux, despite its advances on the desktop side, as well as on tablets, should be taught starting with the command line. That's because it's an operating system that borrows heavily from Unix(TM), and there was nothing more than a text interface on it at the very beginning. Studies have shown that, if applicable, one is more efficient on the command-line rather than using a graphical user interface (GUI). "If applicable" means that we're not referring at photo/video editing or some other task that requires a graphical environment.
A few minutes ago, November 1st, Jaroslav Reznik sadly announced that the upcoming Fedora 18 Beta (Spherical Cow) release has been delayed, yes again, for the sixth time!
Proxmox Ve is an Open Source project developed and maintained by Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH in Austria under the auspices of the Internet foundation of Austria (IPA) and it’s released under the GNU General public license 3. It is a solution based on Debian 6 Squeeze at 64 bit, which duly “customized”, allows to create a virtualization environment of type “bare metal” based on OpenVZ and KVM technologies.
I will say that it is extremely irresponsible of Phoronix to make a big deal about this this before giving anyone knowledgeable (which unfortunately does not include any Ubuntu kernel engineers, since as far as I know they don't have any file system specialists on staff) to comment on the bug.
Version 1.5 of the Burp security tool suite adds a few new tricks to the network analysis toolkit and introduces a completely overhauled user interface
Ubuntu developers are hoping to redesign Wubi, the Ubuntu Windows Installer, for the Ubuntu 13.04 release in April...
Opened emails are no longer stacked on top of each other pop-ups don’t need to be organized to have a clear overview
If you liked yesterday's post by Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center that covered going over the Graphics Execution Manager for memory management, today he's around with a second part that details command submission handling for the Intel open-source Linux driver...
Presidential Election TLWIR Special – Which Man Would Be Better for Free Software: President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney?
Most geeks that I have met tend to not hold a great deal of interest in politics. We generally would prefer to spend our time solving technical problems than debating presidential politics. However, if we compare the two men fighting to be the commander-in-chief of the United States for the next four years, one has a clear advantage from a Free Software perspective. In The Linux Week in Review 47, I will reveal which presidential candidate is the winner.
The independent standards organisation has approved the open protocol for exchanging messages between systems as a standard
Version 1.2 of the web interface for the company's groupware solution introduces a new tab bar aimed at power users as well as support for meeting request delegation and message filters
Hybrid graphics support for Ubuntu and Linux in general still leaves a lot to be desired. There's some improvements on the horizon, fortunately...
Yes, as promised, we have more news from UDS-R, the Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail), due for release of April 25th, 2013.
While Fedora has been using XZ-compressed packages for their RPMs for a while now with having a greater compression ratio than Gzip, Ubuntu developers remain unsure of switching to using XZ compression for the Ubuntu 13.04 release...