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Linux desktop environment
When you install a Linux distribution, a set of programs comes along with it. It's easy to add and delete elements of the programs that don't fit with your needs, but what about altering the look and feel of the distribution to suit you? The key is to add a second desktop environment or window... Read more
20 comments Posted 24 Feb 2014 by Meine Feed
developing possibilities
Vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEM)—and their IT customers, governments, and academics—are all using, buying, and making open source software, and often all three activities at once. This is a good way to think about one’s relationship with open source software projects. There are... Read more
2 comments Posted 24 Feb 2014 by The Outercurve Foundation Feed
open source coding
I came to work with open source after an experience in college. We used a system called Usenet,a world wide distributed discussion forum. At the university, there wasn't an email client I liked, so I wrote one and just gave it (including the source code) to whoever wanted it. This experience... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Feb 2014 by Heiko W. Rupp (Red Hat) Feed
OpenStack storage policies
OpenStack Object Storage (code named Swift) has a fairly frequent release schedule for improvements and new capabilities but naturally, there is always significant gravity around integrated releases for any OpenStack project. Even though the Havana release was very big for OpenStack Swift, with new... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Feb 2014 by John Dickinson Feed
The people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make your Linux distribution run smoothly are the packagers. The vast majority of Linux packagers are volunteers who dedicate their evenings and weekends to create and maintain the gears of the Linux distributions they love. The Linux ecosystem is... Read more
19 comments Posted 19 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
developing possibilities
Are you an XP user looking for a similar alternative? Is your PC aging but you don't care for the Windows 8 Metro interface?
41 comments Posted 18 Feb 2014 by Maricelle Thomas Feed
think laterally
For the last decade we’ve watched an epic contest unfold between open source and proprietary technology, and 2014 is the year that this dynamic will radically transform. The lines between open source and proprietary are becoming irrevocably blurred as proprietary firms pour resources into open... Read more
6 comments Posted 18 Feb 2014 by Eren Niazi Feed
contribute to OpenStack
Like any open source community, OpenStack has its local quirks when it comes to getting involved in the project. This is further complicated, in the case of OpenStack, by the fact that it's actually a collection of numerous smaller projects which are linked together via shared APIs, but which have... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
Is it safe to use? What alternatives do I have? Is it easy to install? These were some of the questions asked by Amandeep, a New Delhi based owner of a small scale clothing company, when I pitched to him a few open source solutions that could make his day-to-day operations more efficient. For... Read more
17 comments Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
OpenStack is developing like Linux
In spite of its considerable momentum, there are still skeptics about whether OpenStack will ultimately succeed. My colleague tackled some of that skepticism in a blog post last year and I’m not going to rehash those arguments here. Rather, I’m going to make some observations about how OpenStack... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2014 by Gordon Haff (Red Hat) Feed

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