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The first Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been made available by The Document Foundation and it comes packed with a ton of changes and improvements. There are still a few weeks left until the stable edition arrives, but we can see what the developers are doing until then.
By studying the electronic signals, researchers have shown it is possible to deduce keystrokes, figure out what application a person is using or discover the secret encryption keys used to encrypt files or emails.
Here's is a quick guide on how to load and edit subtitles on GNOME Subtitles and Subtitle Editor. The movie that I will be using for this tutorial is a documentary called “The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard” released in 2013 under a Creative Commons (CC) license.
Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday, officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks.
The Greek mathematician and philosopher Plato, when asked of the Socratic dialogue The Republic, "Will we say of a painter, that he makes something?," answered "Certainly not, he merely imitates." Plato did not believe in art as a form of creativity. In fact, many great ancient cultures like Ancient Greece and Ancient India lacked the concept of creativity.Art was seen as a form of discovery and not creation.It was a common belief that creativity happens to a selected few as a consequence of some form of divine intervention.read more
It's not hard to imagine why bringing DirectX 11 support for Codeweavers is important, and the company just announced that is planning to do just that very soon. This will open new gates for Codeweavers, and more people will certainly use it.
Linus Torvald has just released the master for Linux Kernel 4.1, so this marks the final release of Linux Kernel 4.1. Linux Kernel 4.1 features a lot of improvements, new features, better hardware support and many bug fixes.
A few weeks ago, my doctor told me to keep an eye on my heart with the help of DiY toolkit BITalino, and I wrote about it in Why my doctor prescribed me open hardware. Although I could keep slapping a bunch of cables and a PCB on me every day (Figure 1), miniaturized physiological computing devices are pretty fun to build and play with—at least for me—so I decided to make myself something more practical.read more
One of the biggest threats it faces is the rise of smartphones as the dominant personal computing device. A recent Pew Research Center report found that 39 of the top 50 news sites received more traffic from mobile devices than from desktop and laptop computers, sales of which have declined for years.
MKVToolNix 8.0.0, one of the best open-source and cross-platform software for manipulating MKV files under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been announced today.
Fedora 22 MATE-Compiz is an official fedora spins of fedora 22 featuring mate desktop environment version 1.10, using Compiz for desktop effect and Emerald as a window manager.
It's hard to imagine just how big Google is and what scale it operates, but there is one thing that everyone should know and that it's not all that surprising. Their servers are running a custom OS based on Linux.
Canonical employee Alejandro J. Cura sent in his weekly report about the progress made in the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in Ubuntu smartphone devices like BQ Aquaris E5 or Meizu MX4.
BleachBit is an open-source and cross-platform system cleaner application for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. BleachBit version 1.8 is available for download now.
Undetected for nearly a year, the Chinese intruders executed a sophisticated attack that gave them “administrator privileges” into the computer networks at the Office of Personnel Management, mimicking the credentials of people who run the agency’s systems, two senior administration officials said. The hackers began siphoning out a rush of data after constructing what amounted to an electronic pipeline that led back to China...
If you happen to use popular services like WordPress and Flickr, you’ll be pleased to learn that Mejiro provides a handy link box, where you can specify any number of links to practically any service or resource.
Despite the risks of running an OpenStack hardware business, Canadian startup Breqwtr announced Cloud Appliance 2.0. It provides a curated version of OpenStack.
Robolinux, a Linux distribution based on Debian lets users run Windows applications and is now updated to version 7.9.2. The developers of Robolinux have implemented a technology called Stealth VM that lets users emulate an entire Windows OS inside Linux.
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at OSVR's support of Android, Linux games at E3, and more!
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