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Why an Open Software and What Are the Benefits

Essentially, an open-source software or OSS is a kind of computer software which has its source code made available and licensed by virtue of such a license agreement which authorizes the copyright holder to study, modify and distribute the software to anyone, without any further charges and for any purpose whatsoever.

The Unexpected Present from Microsoft

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in a week’s time, on the 8th of April 2014. The number of users who still use Windows XP is astonishing.

SAP opens its software under GPL

SAP announced on the 1st of April 2014 another strategic change in their licensing model. Not only MaxDB, but a whole set of other SAP applications, including ERP system, will be GPL-licensed.

Your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.04

You have been waiting for long 2 years!

With the coming release of next long-term support version of Ubuntu 14.04 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Trusty Tahr.

Run your own repository with Apt-Mirror

There will come a time (Precise ends April 2017, Lucid already stopped last year) when support will seize and quite possibly the repositories of their software packages will fold up as well; meaning that we won't be able to install new applications any longer.

One solution is to create your own repositories of all the software packages they offer.

The Ivorian Adventure of Jerry and Emma

I have recently published a first part of the love story between Jerry and Emma. That was a guest post by Cyriac Gbogou. Today is the time for the second part of the story.

Most expected distribution

If you look at the list of distributions due to be released within next 3 months, which one is the most interesting for you? Which new release are you looking for most?

Open Source VoIP: What is Linphone?

Linphone was the first open source software to use the session initiation protocol (SIP) with VoIP. The open software has voice, video and messaging features that can be used with any SIP VoIP operator. And because of its open source nature, it can be distributed for free.

To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Mageia 4 was released recently. I made a fresh reinstall of my own KDE 64-bit system. Am I satisfied with the results? I'd say yes. Will I upgrade my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon soon? The answer is "no".

Mageia 4 GNOME Quick Screenshot Tour

It was just a coincidence probably, but last week brought us update for two distributions I like very much. It is time now to have a Quick Screenshot Tour for Mageia 4 GNOME.

Zorin OS 8 Core Quick Screenshot Tour

Zorin OS is one of the Ubuntu derivatives that aims the fresh Linux converts. It allows you to start using Linux in the interface similar to Windows.

Zorin OS 8 was released on the 27th of January 2014. Let's have a quick screenshot tour on the features of Zorin OS 8 Core.

How to configure keyboard layouts in LXDE (video)

I have recently written an article about configuring multiple keyboard layouts in different Linux desktop environments: LXDE, Openbox, Enlightenment. Here is a video about keyboard layouts configuration in LXDE.

When Jerry met Emma on the Ivory Coast

Jerry and Emma are interplanetary stars who come from far away, but who are so Free and Open that they easily adapt to whatever environment they find themselves in.

How to configure keyboard layouts in LXDE, Enlightenment, Openbox

I have written recently about multiple keyboard layout settings in different Desktop Environments. The first article was about Unity, KDE and GNOME3. The second part of series was about Xfce, Cinnamon and MATE. I also created video how-tos for this.

Today we will talk about less popular, still existing desktop environments: LXDE, Enlightenment and OpenBox.

Easy Steps to Build Your SMS Gateway in Linux

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By CreativeWorks (Posted by darkduck on Jan 4, 2014 6:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
FrontlineSMS is one the most popular servers used in any of the Linux distributions. The software is free and it sends the messages via GSM modems.

I have no intention of ending my relationships with Linux

I didn't know it (Linux) existed until the day I was introduced to it. That's a chance event for some, but for me it was part of a plan.

A collection of 12 Tweaks for Ubuntu and related OS

Here are some tweaks I used on Ubuntu 12.04.

How to configure keyboard layouts in Xfce (video)

I have recently written an article about configuring multiple keyboard layouts in different Linux desktop environments: Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE.

That was a text version.

Today I will show you a video about keyboard layouts configuration in Xfce.

Conky - Highly Configurable Desktop Monitor

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By Rolf Sommerhalder (Posted by darkduck on Dec 6, 2013 1:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME, Ubuntu
Conky, or call it an "Active Wallpaper", is an application that can display dynamic information on what's going on with the computer on our desktop.

Conky is highly configurable in its looks, in what and how it displays, whether text, bar, graph or special iconic fonts and how often and where-about on the screen, in all three dimensions.

How to configure keyboard layouts in MATE (video)

How-to video about keyboard layouts configuration in MATE

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