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“Linux Mint 16 will be a harder sell” – Clement Lefebvre

Follow @LinuxUserMag In our interview with the Linux Mint developers last week, we talked a lot about the future of Linux Mint and their desktop environment Cinnamon. One of the revelations was that Cinnamon is moving to its own back-end for Linux Mint 16, as Cinnamon levels up to version 2.0. While this is a bold and important move, it’s ... Read More »

PlayStation 4 will not impose restrictions on used games

Sony just won the console war for this generation. Not only is the PS4 going to be cheaper, Sony’s CEO gloated on stage last night at E3 with the biggest possible grin as he detailed that all that nonsensical DRM crap that Microsoft is pulling, like blocking used games sales and stuff like that? Yeah, Sony’s PS4 will have none ... Read More »

OpenVMS taken out back, single gunshot heard

“HP has announced the end of support for OpenVMS, the ancient but trustworthy server operating system whose creator went on to build Windows NT. OpenVMS started out as VAX/VMS on Digital Equipment Corporation’s VAX minicomputers, then later was ported to DEC’s fast Alpha RISC chips â?" before the Compaq acquisition of Digital led to their untimely demise. HP ported the ... Read More »

Apple unveils iOS 7

Apple held its big keynote event thing at WWDC earlier this evening, but since I was away with friends I’ve had to read up on it later in the evening. The company announced iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and they gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Especially the Mac Pro impressed me, and while iOS 7’s new ... Read More »