News Category: Desktop

The Rise of the Helpful Operational Bots: ChatOps

Over the last number of years, the idea of a conversational interface to technology has entered the mainstream conscience. As is often the case, many of the ideas that get neatly packaged up into consumer facing technology have been knocking around for a long time, and conversational interfaces are...
Read 0 Comments

open-book.jpg

LibreOffice
The Document Foundation has provided statistics indicating that LibreOffice is gaining traction with Linux users, developers, administrators, and enterprises.

LibreOffice Suite Now Competes Directly with Google Docs

On the heels of announcing new versions 5.2 and 5.1.5 of the free, LibreOffice suite of productivity applications, The Document Foundation has provided statistics indicating that LibreOffice is gaining traction with Linux users, developers, administrators, and enterprises. In fact, the new version...
Read 0 Comments

Why I Love These Markup Languages

Around this time last year, I wrote a brief introduction to various markup languagesfor this column. The topic of language selection has come up several times recently, so I thought it might be time to revisit the subject with my biases more overt. I'm here to explain why I prefer the languages I...
Read 0 Comments

OpenOffice, After Years of Neglect, Could Shut Down

OpenOffice, once the premier open source alternative to Microsoft Office, could be shut down because there aren't enough developers to update the office suite. Project leaders are particularly worried about their ability to fix security problems. An e-mail thread titled, "What would OpenOffice...
Read 0 Comments

‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ Wireless Routers Work Together to Triple Bandwidth and Double Range

Wireless interference is one of those things that we tend to not think about, because, well, we can’t see it. But routers are all over the place, sometimes several in a room when you’re in an office, conference, or campus — and make no mistake, it’s an epic battle at the frequencies they share....
Read 0 Comments

How to Install and Configure Graphics Drivers in Linux

The hunt for gaming performance on Linux is a constant and ever-changing challenge. The market for discrete graphics cards has become dominated by the two graphics giants: Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). This has meant the decision boils down to one simple question: Which company's...
Read 0 Comments

Cutting the Cord With Playstation Vue

We just cut the cord, and glory is ours. I thought I would share how we did it to provide food for thought for those of you sick of cable (and maybe so people can stop bickering on my DirecTV blog post from years back). I will walk through the requirements we had, what we used to have, and what...
Read 0 Comments

This Guy Tested 100 DRM-Free Humble Games on Linux So You Don’t Have To

One of the many things I love about the Linux community is how ridiculously helpful it can be.  Like a lot of us, Børge A. Roum has bought a lot of Humble Bundles over the years. And, also like a lot of us, says he was lured in by the inclusion of Linux DRM-free games.  But have you ever hit a...
Read 0 Comments

FCC forces TP-Link to Support Open Source Firmware on Routers

Networking hardware vendor TP-Link today admitted violating US radio frequency rules by selling routers that could operate at power levels higher than their approved limits. In a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission, TP-Link agreed to pay a $200,000 fine, comply with the rules...
Read 0 Comments

Remix OS for PC Upgraded to Marshmallow, Supports More Hardware

Remix OS has been putting Android 5.1 on PCs for only half a year, but now users can upgrade their devices to Android Marshmallow. The update also makes the OS compatible with additional NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, which adds support for more than a dozen x86 PCs and laptops. It can be installed on most...
Read 1 Comments

Pages

Click Here!