News Category: Desktop

Import your Files from Closed or Obsolete Applications

One of the biggest risks with using proprietary applications is losing access to your digital content if the software disappears or ends support for old file formats. Moving your content to an open format is the best way to protect yourself from being locked out due to vendor lock-in and for that,...
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Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes

GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook feature -- the ability to run Linux apps on some Chromebook models -- sparked my interest in other technologies that run complete Linux distros on some...
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System76 Debuts Thelio, A Gorgeous 'Open Hardware' Linux PC

Never heard of Colorado-based System76? Think of the company as the Linux alternative to boutique PC builders like Digital Storm, Maingear or Falcon Northwest. System76 specializes in preloading laptops, desktops and mini PCs with a Linux operating system, either Ubuntu or its own Pop!_OS...
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RSS Feed Readers: Getting News the Open Source Way

It’s easy to get news on the Internet these days. In fact, it’s too easy to get news from the Internet to the point that it’s also to easy to get the wrong news. Some have considered RSS feeds obsolete and boring but when it comes to getting news straight from the horse’s mouth, nothing still beats...
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Anaxi
Anaxi app gives you information on the state and progress of your projects in a single interface.

Anaxi App Shows the State of Your Software Project

If you work within the world of software development, you’ll find yourself bouncing back and forth between a few tools. You’ll most likely use GitHub to host your code, but find yourself needing some task/priority software. This could be GitHub itself or other ones like Jira. Of course, you may...
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Convert Screenshots of Equations into LaTeX Instantly With This Nifty Tool

Mathpix is a nifty little tool that allows you to take screenshots of complex mathematical equations and instantly converts it into LaTeX editable text. LaTeX editors are excellent when it comes to writing academic and scientific documentation. There is a steep learning curved involved of course....
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Chrome OS Stable Channel Gets Linux Apps

After months of user testing in developer and beta channels, the Crostini project at Google finally delivered the goods, Linux apps for most users of Chromebooks in the stable channeldefinitely worth the wait. While this still is aimed primarily at developers using Chromebooks, I think there's a...
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Shareware: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Shareware software had a simple premise: You could try the application and if you liked it, you paid for it. In those halcyon days, the PC software market was still getting its traction. Most programs were expensive—a single application often retailed for $495, in 1980s dollars. Often, they were...
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Check out the lineup of co-located events coming up at Open Source Summit/ELC Europe.

Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe Features 13 Co-Located Events

Make the most of your time at Open Source Summit/ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe! Over a dozen events taking place alongside Open Source Summit and ELC+OpenIoT Summit Europe offer attendees even more ways to increase skills and connections - all in one trip. 300 conference sessions, 2000 attendees, 13...
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Linux on Windows 10: Running Ubuntu VMs Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Microsoft

Ubuntu maintainer Canonical and Microsoft have teamed up to release an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image that's available through Microsoft's Hyper-V gallery. The Ubuntu Desktop image should deliver a better experience when running it as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro host, according to Canonical. The...
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