Linux is Everywhere

26 12 2013

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” Linux is Everywhere. From Space Stations to Microwave Ovens, Linux powers everything.” You might have heard that a lot and have always wondered ” Is that just a phrase or is it actually true ? “  Be assured, it is true. World’s biggest companies use Linux in one way or another but you are not going to believe unless I take names. Well, get ready for a roller coaster ride across the globe where I show you where and how Linux is used
Government

Most of the Governments use Linux, which is pretty obvious for two major reasons. It saves money and provides the flexibility no other OS can . Below is a comprehensive list of Governments around the global using Linux -:

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Kubuntu Linux Emerges From Ubuntu’s Shadow

5 09 2013

The KDE desktop variant of Ubuntu Linux gets its own commercial support as it begins life away from Canonical.

Thanks to support vendor Emerge Open, the Kubuntu Linux distribution now has its own commercial support for those users and enterprises that need or want it. Kubuntu is the KDE desktop version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution that is commercially supported by Canonical. The primary Ubuntu Linux distribution is based on the GNOME Linux desktop.

“Canonical used to provide a commercial support service for Kubuntu but dropped it last year,” Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell told eWEEK.

Riddell explained that Kubuntu is one of the flavors of Ubuntu and, along with the flagship Ubuntu Desktop, it gets server infrastructure to build packages and host Kubuntu distribution.

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Swiss City Mandates Use Of Open Source, Banishes Microsoft Officially

11 12 2012

Europe Moving Forward

In an overwhelming majority vote, the city council in Bern, Switzerland has moved to implement all future infrastructure with open source technologies.  The “Party Motion”, as it is called in Switzerland, was submitted over a year ago, and has finally been realized.  Plans to move forward with open source design, strategy and implementation should begin immediately.

The party motion called for the following bullet-points.  These have been translated via Google Translate from German, so please consider that as you read them.

what happened at Freiburg?

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Munich Mayor Says Switch to Linux Saved Money, Reduced Complaints

30 03 2012

By migrating to its own Linux distribution, LiMux, the German city of Munich reduced both IT costs and user complaints, according to figures provided by Mayor Christian Ude.

As of March 23, 10,000 systems were running LiMux, according to Kirsten Böge, change manager of the Limux project. The client is based on Ubuntu, and KDE is used for the graphical user interface. All PCs will be equipped with OpenOffice.org, Firefox, mail client Thunderbird and image editing software Gimp. As of January, 15,000 workplaces were using Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice.

Munich uses the Open Document Format (ODF) as a standard, and OpenOffice is extended by an in-house developed system called WollMux. The extension includes numerous features including templates, forms and letterheads.

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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/252921/munich_mayor_says_switch_to_linux_saved_money_reduced_complaints.html

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KDE Plasma Active Tablet ‘Spark’ Preorders Starting Next Week, More Details ~ Ubuntu Vibes

4 02 2012

More details on Mer/KDE Plasma Active Tablet Spark has been revealed. Pre-order registration will open early next week and the tablet will start shipping in May 2012. It will be available online and orders will be accepted worldwide.

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http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/02/kde-plasma-active-tablet-spark.html





Kubuntu 10.10 Released

11 10 2010

 

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of 10.10, the latest version of our popular Linux distribution. Kubuntu is one of the Ubuntu distributions and is based on KDE Software.

With the combination of its Ubuntu backbone, the amazing KDE Platform and Applications, plus a few unique extras, 10.10 aims to provide the best fusion of stability, beauty and up-to-date software.

Whether working, browsing the web, playing your music, composing an email or connecting with your friends on social networks, Kubuntu 10.10 brings you an innovative and attractive platform for all your desktop needs!

You can also hear about the Kubuntu 10.10 release on the KDE Masters of the Universe podcast.

Read on for highlights and information on how to get Kubuntu 10.10.





Kubuntu – Página de cara lavada.

29 07 2010

Na maioria dos Media quando se fala em Linux a maioria das vezes fala-se em Ubuntu.

O Ubuntu Linux é um produto da Canonical, desenvolvido pela mesma e com a contribuição de milhares de programadores e entusiastas espalhados pelo mundo inteiro.

Embora não seja a coqueluche da empresa, o Kubuntu, um derivado do Ubuntu, usa em vez do Gnome apadrinhado pela casa mãe, o KDE Software Compilation. Além desta variante, existem tantas outras que pode consultar aqui na WikiPédia.

As grandes diferenças entre eles são maioritariamente ao nível da interface, há quem defenda que o Gnome é bastante mais fácil de utilizar, outros defendem que o KDE é melhor para utilizadores avançados – a meu ver, o Gnome tenta ser o mais parecido com a facilidade de utilização do OSX da Apple, enquanto o KDE tenta ser uma plataforma com conceitos inovadores, o KDE inclusive corre no Windows e pode substituir a Shell do Windows.

Eu prefiro o KDE, uso KDE desde os tempos do Slackware, ainda muito tempo antes de o Patrick Volkerding, o Pai do Slackware ter deixado de incluir o Gnome oficialmente no Slackware.

Seja pela interface, pelo consumo de recursos ou pela razão que seja, a escolha existe e é diversificada.

O Kde 4.5.0 sairá na primeira semana de Agosto, talvez esta nova imagem seja uma mensagem de boas vindas à nova compilação que se aproxima…