News Category: Desktop

Hack The World

As some of you will know, recently I have been consulting with HackerOne. hacktheworld-logo.png Used with permission I just wanted to share a new competition we launched yesterday called Hack The World. I think it could be interesting to those of you already hacking, but also...
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Distribution Release: Korora 24

The Korora distribution is a desktop oriented operating system built on Fedora. The Korora project has announced the availability of Korora 24 which is based on Fedora 24. The new version of Korora is available in four editions: Cinnamon, GNOME, MATE and Xfce. "Changes in Korora 24: Images are 64-...
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Linux FOSS
Linux and FOSS are the natural leaders for true universal computing.

Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts. There are endless energies and resources for whizbang toys such as games, crappy mobile apps, and new generations of smartphones… but the one area of genuine innovation...
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Get the Look of KDE Plasma 5 on Your GNOME Desktop

Plasma 5 breathed a new look and feel in to the KDE desktop using a crisp new theme called 'Breeze' and now you get it on GNOME.  The airy aesthetics have won Plasma 5 an army of admirers, and helped to cement the new visual impression of the  KDE desktop experience redux. But what if you’re not...
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Modifying ISO images
Learn how to add external packages to your raw images for a custom Linux spin.

How to Modify a Raw Disk Image of Your Custom Linux Distro

SUSE Studio is pretty awesome for building custom Linux spins. When you have designed your spin to your liking, you can download what’s known as a "raw image" that you can copy to a USB thumbdrive, and... Hey presto! You've got yourself a tailor-made distro on a stick! There is one serious caveat,...
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SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms

SiFive announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip platforms. The platforms are based on the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture that several of the company's founders created at the University of California at Berkeley. SiFive's Freedom U500 and E300 platforms...
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Side-by-Side: openSuSE Tumbleweed and Leap

The openSuSE project offers two distributions: Tumbleweed, which is a rolling distribution that gets continuous updates, and Leap, which is a point distribution that gets periodic updates. Looking at it a different way, I think of Tumbleweed as being a development distribution, so I expect it to...
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Portals: Using GTK+ in a Flatpak

The time is ripe for new ways to distribute and deploy desktop applications: between snappy, Flatpak, AppImage and others there are quite a few projects in this area. Sandboxing Most of these projects involve some notion of sandboxing: isolating the application from the rest of the system. Snappy...
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Snap Launchers Promise to Better Integrate Desktop Applications with Snaps

Canonical is proud to announce today that new Snap desktop launchers are coming soon to an Ubuntu Desktop near you, allowing the integration of desktop applications with Snaps. If you've tried installing various desktop apps - and we're talking about those that have a graphical user interface (GUI...
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A Simple Menu System for Blind Linux Users

The Knoppix distribution goes back in time, to the era of text menus, to provide an interface for computer users who are blind. Remember back when computers were driven mostly by text menus? Press: [Y] Yes, I remember. [N] No, that was before my time. [U] Unknown. Seems familiar but it's hazy....
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