UnitedRPMs – New RPMFusion Alternative for Fedora 24/25: Multimedia & Other Software For Unstable Fedora Distributions

RPM Fusion – nice project that allows you to use the software protected by software patents in the United States. It can be an open source or closed source software – don’t matter, anyway, you probably can expect problems with USA laws. Fedora® and Red Hat® is registered in the United States and must work with local laws. What about people in other countries? So, I’m not a specialist in jurisprudence, but laws can be very different.
RPM Fusion is bad if you like the unstable releases of Fedora. Yes, it can be used together with Russian Fedora Repository, but this is painful way. I have this experience and must say “don’t try this at home”.

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The Review of Wayland Progress In 2016 – Part 2: Multimedia, Web, Games, Office, Programming Tools

Introduction

In Part 1 (recommend to read) of this review, we talk about Wayland and most popular Desktop Environment. This part is dedicated to work with the popular Linux applications. Software that was used in this review: Fedora Rawhide with GNOME 3.20 Beta, Wayland 1.10; Rebecca Black OS with the latest Weston Shell and KDE Plasma.

Some applications work natively with Wayland, some can be run only with XWayland. The XWayland applications must be slower ’cause Wayland compositor can’t work directly with X client and need the X server as a broker: Weston Compositor <-> X server <-> X client. The ‘slower’ sentence doesn’t mean “not ready for work”, in most cases the XWayland applications have enough performance for comfortable work. Some applications also have other problems not related to performance.

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Icaros Desktop Review – Open Source Realization of AmigaOS

Icaros Desktop is distribution of the AROS desktop operating system. You can download a bootable live DVD-ROM and runs Icaros Desktop directly on your computer. It can be installed on your hard drive together with the currently Operation Systemd in a separate partition (please check supported hardware before the installation). Manuals in PDF sormat are included in LiveCD. Latest versions also works nice on Qemu/KVM VM.

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