02.21.14

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Links 21/2/2014: Applications

Posted in News Roundup at 7:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • It’s about the User: Applying Usability in Open-Source Software
  • Usability and Open Source
  • The quest for the perfect Twitter client on Linux

    After a few years of announcements, releases and online reviews, I am still out there looking for the right, if not the perfect, Twitter client on Linux. And believe me, this quest is frutstrating.

  • Dear Adobe: Make Software for Linux Too

    More than a month into his campaign, Linux server admin Gao Nagy has persuaded just 124 people to join him in petitioning Adobe to make Linux versions of its most popular products. However, Nagy hopes that a little media attention will kick-start his petition efforts and result in an outpouring of support. “It’s really hard to reach people,” he noted.

  • Should Adobe release software for Linux?
  • Birdie – A Lightweight and Beautiful Twitter Client

    If you’re looking for a Twitter desktop application for your Linux operating system, especially a lightweight and simple program you can just leave running with very little drain on system resources, Birdie may be for you.

  • Need a Good Bitcoin Client?

    Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency that is powered by its users with no central authority, central server or middlemen. Instead, managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is controlled by all Bitcoin users around the world.

  • Phusion Releases Robust Docker Base Image

    Minimalism has it’s place, but there is such a thing as an installed system being too bare-bones. Many Docker images are built like they are full Linux installs, but don’t run like they are due to a lack of common daemons running inside the container. To address the issue, Phusion, the Rails company behind Passenger and Ruby Enterprise Edition, has released Baseimage. Baseimage is a Docker image that closer mimics a real Linux environment with proper init, syslog, SSH, and runit daemons.

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