Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream desktop operating systems.
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In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
The Darling project, an attempt to allow OS X apps to run on Linux operating systems, releases a new to-do list for developers who want to help out with the ambitious project.
Businesses can leverage missed calls, voice, e-mail, apps, and SMS-based products to offer, at zero cost to users, services such as alerts, notifications, voting, product sampling, surveys, and feedback submission.
Don't want to dual-boot your Mac or Linux PC to run one or two Windows apps? Don't want to install a full virtual operating system for them? CodeWeaver's latest version of CrossOver 12.5 may be just what you want.
The company's "One Hybrid Cloud" software allows enterprises to run Linux and Windows apps without modification in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Groovy.
A project is aiming to build a Wine-like compatibility layer for Linux operating systems that would allow them to run OS X applications.
TurnKey Linux, the ready-to-run Linux cloud server app company, is now offering 64-bit server apps on Amazon Web Services.
Google's Chrome 'app launcher' for offline browser apps is coming to Windows, with Mac and Linux to follow in due course.
Oracle has launched the first developer preview of Java Standard Edition 8 for ARM, which includes tools for building JavaFX apps for ARM-based Linux systems such as the Raspberry Pi.
In advance of the App Center's launch, Facebook has added two new metrics to Insights for developers to better gauge user interaction with their apps: App Ratings and Negative Feedback.
These apps open up the iPad to running Windows, OS X, Linux, and even Windows 8 with full touch support.
In an ongoing effort to make its Cloud Foundry the Linux of the cloud, the company announced today two open source projects -- Bosh and re-engineered CloudFoundry.org management platform -- and emphasized that its PaaS is open source and offers multi-cloud support for the new generation of cloud apps.
OneDesk collects feedback and ideas from internal sources and social media; a new API allows it to integrate with apps from NetSuite, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com.
The head of a US Photoshop user group has begged Adobe to delay its recently-introduced upgrade policy, which will force people using Creative Suite 4 apps or earlier versions to pay twice to upgrade to the upcoming Creative Suite 6 iterations of those apps.Adobe said earlier this month that it was changing its upgrade policy for people using Creative Suite (CS) apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator, so that only those who already have the last major version can upgrade to the new version.
It's been about three years, since I finally migrated all of my personal PCs for my immediate family from Windows XP to Fedora Linux. I had used it for many years previous to that, but I had held off on migrating all of my PCs permanently because of issues with getting apps to work in Wine, and problems finding apps to replace proprietary ones I had used up to that point.
I don't often write about pre-release versions of Linux distributions any more - I did for a while, but the amount of negative feedback I got compared to the benefit I felt it was providing became too great. I've decided to make an exception this time, though, because there are two particularly interesting new releases coming up - Ubuntu 11.
Red Hat announced certification of SAP applications on its Enterprise Linux 6 and also use of those SAP apps on Linux in Amazon's EC2 cloud.
Google Apps will roll out a new commenting feature that allows you to solicit feedback, resolve issues and keep a record of multi-author document changes.
Both mobile app developers and OS makers equally responsible for ensuring apps are and remain in top condition, which underscores importance of diligence and user feedback, note market observers.
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