News Category: Desktop

GNOME And KDE Work Together On The Linux Desktop

GNOME and KDE are coming together to sponsor the Linux App Summit (LAS) 2019 in Barcelona from November 12th to 15th, 2019. This isn't the first time the two rival Linux desktop groups have come together, but it has been a decade since they've joined forces to run a conference together. Both...
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The state of Linux graphic design tools in 2019

Before I begin this test of Linux graphic design tools, I should admit two things up front. First, I am a designer, not a software developer. Second, although I try to incorporate open source methodologies and principles wherever I can, my field pretty much demands that I use Adobe software on a...
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K3OS: A Kubernetes OS Distro for Edge Computing

On the heels of its release of k3s, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution designed for the edge, Rancher Labs has announced an accompanying operating system called k3OS. The k3OS preview release is available with support for x86 and ARM64. With k3OS, Kubernetes cluster configuration and the...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Daily Builds Are Now Available to Download

Canonical just kicked off the development cycle of the next release of their widely-used Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 19.10, allowing testers and early adopters to download daily build ISO images. Read more at: Softpedia
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Linux 5.1 Picking Up Keyboard Mappings For Full-Screen, Toggle Display Keys

Coming as a late addition to the Linux 5.1 kernel are some long overdue keyboard key mappings for different functionality...   Read more at: Phoronix
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Linux Release Roundup: Applications and Distros Released This Week

This is a continually updated article that lists various Linux distribution and Linux-related application releases of the week. At It’s FOSS, we try to provide you with all the major happenings of the Linux and Open Source world. But it’s not always possible to cover all the news, specially the...
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Searchable List of Certified Open Hardware Projects

In this article, and hopefully more to come, I will share interesting examples of hardware that has been certified by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). As an introduction to this series, I'll start with a little background. What is open source hardware? Open source hardware is hardware...
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The What and the Why of the Cluster API

Throughout the evolution of software tools there exists a tension between generalization and partial specialization. A tool’s broader adoption is a form of natural selection, where its evolution is predicated on filling a given need, or role, better than its competition. This premise is imbued in...
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Mozilla Releases Iodide, an Open Source Browser Tool for Publishing Dynamic Data Science

Mozilla wants to make it easier to create, view, and replicate data visualizations on the web, and toward that end, it today unveiled Iodide, an “experimental tool” meant to help scientists and engineers write and share interactive documents using an iterative workflow. It’s currently in alpha, and...
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New Elisa Project Focuses on Linux In Safety-Critical Systems

The project is called Elisa, for "Enabling Linux in Safety Applications," and it's aim is to create a shared set of tools and processes for building Linux-based systems that will operate without surprises in situations where failure could cause injury, loss of life, or result in significant...
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