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Nov
24th

New Delphi components for Linux released

Author: Jordan Sanders | Files under syndicated

Delphi data access components for MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Firebird, SQLite received a new algorithm which helps to increase processing speed of big ammounts of data while working with MySQL, Oracle, POstgreSQL from Delphi. If you develop Delphi proj…


Nov
18th

How To Install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Linux

Author: Vivek Gite | Files under syndicated

Visual Studio code (VScode) is the cross-platform Chromium-based code editor is being open sourced today by Microsoft. How do I install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on a Debian or Ubuntu or Fedora Linux desktop?
Visual Studio supports debugging Linux …


Oct
28th

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’

Author: Mohd Sohail | Files under syndicated

Yesterday Ubuntu 15.10 was made available to download with some new features, improvements and updated apps. If you’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 then this article is going to show you 10 things/tweaks that you need to do to make your Ubuntu …


Oct
13th

Idea – A Smart Linux Home Screen?

Author: Per Lindholm | Files under syndicated

The idea is simple. The desktop home screen on Linux and Android gets cluttered after a while. Could we innovate a smart home screen? At least on Android I would like to easily hide some icons. On my current Linux distribution with the MATE desktop env…


Oct
10th

Reasons Why You Might Not Like Lightweight Linux Distributions As A Newbie

Author: Mohd Sohail | Files under syndicated

 

There are hundreds of Linux distributions and users choose the one based on their day-to-day tasks. Some of the popular Linux distros are Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora etc. Other than this I also suggest users to choose a lightweig…


Oct
6th

What Are Linux Meta-packages?

Author: Matt Hartley | Files under syndicated

I was recently in a discussion about meta-packages, and realized many users don’t know what they are or what they do. So, let’s see if we can clear-up the mystery.

Meta-packages in a nutshell

A ‘meta-package’ is a convenient way to bulk-install groups of applications, their libraries and documentation. Many Linux distributions use them for a variety of purposes, from seeding disk images that will go on to become new releases, to creating software “bundles” that are easy for a user to install. A meta-package rarely contains anything other than a changelog and perhaps copyright information, it contains no applications or libraries within itself. The way they work is by having a list of “dependencies” that the package manager reads. The package manager then goes to the repositories to find the dependencies and installs them. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)


Sep
18th

Exploring Tiling Window Managers

Author: Matt Hartley | Files under syndicated

If you have a low-resource computer, one with a small screen like some laptops, or are even someone just looking for something different to try, a tiling window manager could be a good option. They’re not for everybody, but then they’re not just for command-line commandos either.

I’m a keyboard guy, I like using keyboard shortcuts and keeping my hands on the keyboard as much as possible. Besides, I suck at touch typing and reaching for the mouse constantly just throws me all out of whack when I go back to the keyboard. It’s one of the reasons I was a KDE user for such a long time. KDE’s Plasma Desktop is probably the most keyboard customizable desktop environment out there. Plasma had some quirks though; there were bugs and oddities that annoyed me quite often. So I found myself in the “looking for something different” category. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)


Aug
25th

Idea – Basic English Training From Running Linux

Author: Per Lindholm | Files under syndicated

As a non native English speaker learning English is one of those things I really appreciate. The idea I had was if the operating system could help in the English training. Could we have a language setting that mix English with the persons native language? I’m thinking several advantages. One problem I’ve encountered is to support a person who has set his system language to something I don’t understand. It would be good if we both could see what’s going on in those situations. With this getting over that first hurdle learning your first words would be much quicker. Also searching for a problem solution is generally done in English so here there is a problem if the system is only in the native language. You don’t know exactly what English words were used.

Another related idea to get more translations for software in Linux would be to let the user input their own translated words. This would mean that for every English word you see in the program you can add a translated word.

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Aug
23rd

Kdenlive Easy To Use Video Editor For Linux: Review [Install In Ubuntu, Fedora & Other Distros]

Author: Mohd Sohail | Files under syndicated

If you regularly make videos for your Youtube channel or other video sites then you must try Kdenlive on Linux. Kdenlive is a free, open-source and easy to use video editor. It is available for Linux, Mac and FreeBSD. If you’…


Jul
30th

3 Twitter Clients For Linux That You Don’t Want To Miss

Author: Mohd Sohail | Files under syndicated

Do you use Twitter? Ofcourse. Do you access twitter through web browser to get notifications? Yes. Then you are missing out some great apps that can provide you the same features as web twitter client. There are numerous of twitter clients …