Linux | Techno stream - Part 5

Run Ubuntu or Another Linux Distro in a Window on Your Chromebook

Rubric: Linux | 31 Dec 2014 | no comments yet »
Run Ubuntu or Another Linux Distro in a Window on Your Chromebook

Chrome OS Users Can Now Run Linux In A Window Using The Crouton Chrome Extension. Dropping into Linux on your Chromebook just became a whole lot easier. Chrome: You’ve been able to install and run Linux on Chromebooks for a while, but a new Chrome extension allows you to run it inside a window, without switching back and forth. Chromebooks are consistently coming up with new ways to be ever useful to anybody that uses them, and now they’re adding support for running your favorite Linux distro in a window by running Crouton in Chrome OS. If you use a Chromebook all you have to do is start by downloading the Crouton extension in Chrome which will allow you to open up a separate virtual window ...

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Scientific papers take a step outside Nature’s paywall

Rubric: Linux | 2 Dec 2014 | no comments yet »
Scientific papers take a step outside Nature’s paywall

A New Way to Share Articles—and Help Advance Science. All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied, printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillan announced on 2 December. Nature subscribers and media outlets will be able to share a link to a viewable — but not downloadable or printable — copy of any paper in the journal. The content-sharing policy, which also applies to 48 other journals in Macmillan’s Nature Publishing Group (NPG) division, including Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine and Nature Physics, marks an attempt to let scientists freely read and share articles while preserving NPG’s ...

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Nature journals make all their articles free to view

Rubric: Linux | 2 Dec 2014 | no comments yet »
Nature journals make all their articles free to view

A New Way to Share Articles—and Help Advance Science. Nature subscribers and media outlets will be able to share a link to a viewable — but not downloadable or printable — copy of any paper in the journal. All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied, printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillan announced on 2 December.This will be interesting to watch: Nature (and 48 other journals of the Nature Publishing Group) are experimenting with making their current paper and archives open to view, but not to save or print. More and more scientific journals are moving toward free public access — ...

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GNOME open source project fights Groupon over “Gnome” trademark

Rubric: Linux | 13 Nov 2014 | no comments yet »
GNOME open source project fights Groupon over “Gnome” trademark

GNOME open source project fights Groupon over “Gnome” trademark. The open source organization’s Gnome project, which is behind the Gnome desktop for GNU/Linux and BSD, has been active for 17 years and owns a registered trademark on the Gnome name since 2006. GNOME, a desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems, was created in 1997 as the “GNU Network Object Model Environment.” The acronym is no longer used, but the project name is still stylized in all upper-case letters. The first set of 10 applications will have to be formally opposed by Dec. 3 and for that the foundation needs $80,000 to cover legal fees, it said, vowing to use any remaining funds to bolster and improve ...

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