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    Re: Status of Mir and Wayland

    Fedora 22 will probably be using wayland to display the login screen by default.

    https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2015/01/19/planning-for-fedora-workstation-22/
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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the annual event that brings together developers, contributors and users of free and open source software for graphic design, desktop publishing, 3D modeling, and...
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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Inkscape 2015 Hackfest
    https://inkscape.org/en/support-us/hackfest/
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    Re: Btrfs and the future of storage pools

    Be careful with BTRFS raid5/6. The recovery code is only just landing in the kernel currently, it could easily take a few more kernel releases to shake the major bugs out and maybe a couple of years...
  5. Re: free or free open source video , voice chat !

    Ekiga. Uses SIP so it can talk to many other software/hardware clients.
  6. Re: Why can't smartphones processors be used for computers?

    There are plenty of small arm single board computers that work ok as desktop computers.
    * raspberrypi http://www.raspberrypi.org/
    * beaglebone http://beagleboard.org/
    * Hummingboard...
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    Re: What kind of cell phone do you use, and why?

    Fairphone, because ethics. Its also not a bad phone.
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    Re: Customizing Ubuntu?

    Mint uses the highly customisable MATE desktop, which is based on GNOME 2. You can install MATE in ubuntu, and then select it at log in. See http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download
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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising
    https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/yearend2014/
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    Re: What sets MATE apart from Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

    MATE is a continuation of the GNOME2 desktop. The first version of MATE was just the last GNOME2 release with the name changed (this had to be done so that it could be installed along side GNOME3...
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    Re: Why the update to LibreOffice 4.3.3?

    Be careful. Even though these are meant to be bug fix releases there is a change to how sorting works in spreadsheets that can break old documents. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=81633
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    Re: Suggest me some cool apps/games for Android

    https://f-droid.org/ is the best place to get opensource android apps. I find Firefox (browser), OpenCamera, MPDroid (MPD client), OsmAnd (offline maps/GPS), ownCloud (client for home 'cloud'), and...
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    Re: Linux Mint 17.1 or Ubuntu 14.10

    https://ubuntu-mate.org/ 14.10 should give you the performance benefits of MINT in ubuntu.
  14. Re: 'Open and Libre Office projects should reunite'

    What platforms is Openoffice available for that Libreoffice is not? Libreoffice seems closer to having an android release.

    Also, how can you the idea that if you merge a stable product with a fast...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Deleting files does not seem to return space to filesystem? (btrfs)

    Free space in BTRFS is quite different from older filesystems, so 'df' can't give a good answer.



    btrfs fi df /home

    will give a better answer.

    see...
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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    PyPy (project to make python faster).
    "We're thrilled to announce that we will be matching donations made to the PyPy project for the month of September. For every dollar donated this month, the PSF...
  17. Re: Odd Download: Geeting an AMD64 iso when I choose 64bit.

    Most Linux distros use the term 'amd64', to mean the 64bit version of the x86 architecture developed by AMD, but now used by AMD, Intel and others. Every 64bit consumer Intel chip (and most of their...
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    Re: Interesting Statistics

    Several companies do:
    Novatech on some laptops, eg http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatechnpron1574.html
    DNUK do desktops with no OS, Linux or windows for an extra cost....
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    Re: Power supply question

    The 10 amp, may just mean that it has a 10 amp fuse. A 5 amp fuse would be cutting it a bit fine (a PSU can often manage going over its rating for a short while). The PSU should never actually draw...
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    Re: Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice

    If one of the suites is misrendering ODF files, that is a bug that the developers will take seriously and probably fix quickly (assuming it has been reported to them). Without a link to bug report or...
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    Re: Which Laptop to buy

    Dell XPS13. You can get it will ubuntu pre-installed in many places http://www.ubuntu.com/partners/dell/dellxps
  22. Re: Linux file system Ext4, makes Hard drive work too hard?

    And the conclusion of that page



    All drives can fail. Make sure you have back up, keep receipts so you can return the failed drives.
  23. Re: Linux file system Ext4, makes Hard drive work too hard?

    Maybe the guy heard about an old issue and thought it was still a problem. A few years ago there was an issue with some hard drives on linux which result in an excessive number of spin up spin down...
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    Re: Effects of Open XML SDK going open source?

    Here is a post by one of the lead libreoffice devs
    https://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2014-06-25-openxmlsdk.html
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    Re: Help with uses of Enterprise Grade Servers

    Get yourself a watt meter (something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_A_Watt ) and figure out exactly how much it will cost. Also remember that when people pay for commercial server hosting...
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