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Fedora 25 Beta Resets the Linux Performance Bar
10/14/16 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 989 Words

Red Hat on Wednesday released the beta version of Fedora 25, an open source Linux operating system maintained by the...

Jack M. Germain
HPE Wants Open Source Devs to Kick The Machine Into Gear
06/10/16 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 836 Words

It would not surprise me if HPE found some inspiration in OpenPOWER's success," he said.

Regardless, the open source community will not be able to do much until it is widely available at a reasonable price, noted Rod Cope, CTO of Rogue...

Jack M.Germain
Bodhi Linux 3.2 Promises Clearer Path to Enlightenment
04/26/16 4:37 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1454 Words

At the bare minimum, you need a 500-MHz processor with 128 MB of RAM and 4 GB of drive space. However, the recommended hardware specs are a 1.0-GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM and 10 GB of drive space.

Unlike...

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Volkswagen Picks Mirantis to Build Massive OpenStack Cloud
04/07/16 2:50 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 748 Words

Mirantis on Wednesday announced that Volkswagen Group has selected Mirantis OpenStack to power its cloud applications. The selection process involved...

Jack M. Germain
If You Like Fedora, You'll Love Korora
03/04/16 3:30 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 938 Words

I use Cinnamon in other distros and was surprised at how the panel on top did not bother me.

If you love the Cinnamon desktop, you will adore its integration in Korora 23.

Code-named Coral, the entire Korora 23 line...

Jack M. Germain
Glitches Mar Makulu's Appeal
02/17/16 1:11 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1444 Words

Few distros impress me enough to keep using them.

Not so with the Makulu line. I ran different versions of Makulu on various test computers. I alternated among Cinnamon, Aero, Unity, GNOME and Xfce flavors.

Eventually, each one fell out of...

Jack M. Germain
New SourceForge Owners Start Trust Repair
02/11/16 11:57 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 724 Words

SourceForge on Tuesday announced that it has pulled the plug on its DevShare program amid growing rebellion from software developers...

Jack M. Germain
System 76 Unleashes Wild Dog Pro
10/21/15 5:39 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 643 Words

System 76 on Tuesday announced its latest desktop release, Wild Dog Pro, with a range of high-end customizable configurations to...

Jack M. Germain
LibreOffice 5.0 Is the Office Suite Champ
09/25/15 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1167 Words

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I use spreadsheets and word processing documents a lot -- they are integral to my work and family tasks. I use them for tracking expenses and projects, and for keeping records for organizations I'm involved with. I rarely...

Jack M. Germain
At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement
08/26/15 6:56 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1180 Words

"That's where the transformative aspect of Linux affects me," he told LinuxInsider. "Today, working for Linode is the most satisfying and rewarding career move I have made -- and I am not alone in that assessment. We probably should hold daily...

Jack M. Germain
Linux Foundation Beefs Up Scholarship Program
06/17/15 7:18 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 995 Words

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced that it was more than doubling the number of scholarships to be awarded this year...

Jack M. Germain
Did VMware Flout Open Source License Terms?
03/20/15 12:21 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1011 Words

"We were involved in this fight long before Christoff got involved," noted Software Freedom Conservancy President Bradley M. Kuhn.

"There were times when we thought VMware was going to comply. They were working towards getting better. That is why we let...

Jack M. Germain
Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?
01/26/15 3:53 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1419 Words

"I'm perfectly happy to continue my involvement as a Debian developer, and my involvement in one derived distribution (Ubuntu) is already more than enough to keep track of," Watson told LinuxInsider.

He resigned from the technical committee simply because it became...

Jack M. Germain
Samsung Smart TVs Hint at Tizen-Run IoT
01/12/15 11:29 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 700 Words

Samsung announced at last week's International CES a new line of smart TVs powered by the open source Tizen operating...

Jack M. Germain
RoboLinux Smooths the Linux Migration Path
06/05/14 1:16 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1365 Words

I run several favorite Linux desktops on my arsenal of work computers. I tend to favor the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop on well-endowed hardware and the Xfce desktop on distros running on my older and slower gear.

I tested RoboLinux on a...

Jack M. Germain
Enlightenment Linux: It's Not What You Think
05/16/14 8:35 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1672 Words

I followed one prominent approach hawked on an Ubuntu user forum and rendered my recent installation of Ubuntu 14.04 desperately needing a complete reinstallation.

Since Enlightenmnt uses a different set of system tools to handle Internet connectivity, I had to install strange...

Jack M. Germain
SDF Cofounder Chris Davis: Bad Guys Will Need a New M.O.
04/09/14 7:25 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1308 Words

Chris Davis: I am not the sole creator of SDF, but I took the most active role in getting it started. My background since 1995 or 1996 has been in the security field. More than 90 percent of all the malware distributed...

Jack M. Germain
Android-x86 Just Might Make a Good Linux Desktop Alternative
03/20/14 3:33 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1716 Words

Reading the files from the optical drive took much longer than with most other Linux live session DVDs in my experience.

A much better approach is to create a bootable USB stick and burn the files to that device using Unetbootin or...

Jack M. Germain
Dear Adobe: Make Software for Linux Too
02/18/14 5:27 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1269 Words

For me, the only reason [for] installing Windows is Photoshop," Gao Nagy, a Linux server administrator living in Budapest, Hungary, told LinuxInsider.

If Adobe executives have been considering such a business move, they haven't been champing at the bit to let...

Jack M. Germain
Many Minor Glitches Make Mint 15 More Work Than It's Worth
07/10/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1702 Words

After a week or two of rotating between Mint 14 and Mint 15 on two daily workhorse computers, I find that once the glitz wears off, I forget which version is which when I get bogged down with my work.

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