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How to easily defeat Linux Encoder ransomware

Monday 16th of November 2015 04:07:28 PM
For all the attention Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware has gotten, a lot of people seem to be missing that it's easy to fix. Here's how to do it.

Microsoft shelves 'suicidal' Android-on-Windows plan

Monday 16th of November 2015 03:10:17 PM
Redmond: We've remembered OS/2 for you, wholesaleAnalysis Microsoft has sidelined its plan to allow Windows 10 devices to run Android apps before it could do any serious damage, according to a report.…

Firefox 43 to Use FFmpeg by Default on Linux

Monday 16th of November 2015 02:13:06 PM
FFmpeg is present in most Linux distributions, so it's not really surprising that Mozilla finally decided to make an important change to Firefox and allow it to use the latest FFmpeg packages that are present in a system.

How many stickers are on your laptop?

Monday 16th of November 2015 01:15:55 PM
How many stickers does it take to cover a laptop? Many people try to find that out as they add new stickers after each meetups or conferences, or to show support for favorite open source tools and communities.Maybe you're a purist and leave your laptop looking like the day you pulled it out of the box, or you take a minimalist approach and showcase only one or a few select stickers on your laptop. How did you choose to get creative with the placement? And, do you have favorite sticker shape that  fits your style?read more

CHIP is the cheaper competitor to the Rasberry Pi

Monday 16th of November 2015 12:18:44 PM
The CHIP, a ready to go computing board for less than a Raspberry Pi.

Badware in the firmware all over the place

Monday 16th of November 2015 10:33:38 AM
Eurecom researchers scan embedded systems, kick an ants' nestThis is really no surprise: embedded system vendors aren't good at carrying out quality assurance on their firmware images, and their embedded Web server software is what you'd expect from something written in the last 20 minutes of Friday afternoon.…

GNOME's Nautilus File Manager Now Shows SD Cards and External Drives in the Sidebar

Monday 16th of November 2015 08:39:16 AM
The GNOME Project announced the release of the second and last maintenance version for the current stable GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, bringing updates to numerous GNOME apps and core components.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 15.10

Monday 16th of November 2015 06:44:54 AM
Ubuntu 15.10 was released without a huge fanfare and for Ubuntu 14.04 users there is no real requirement to upgrade. In this review I have documented the one frustration that has bothered me about Ubuntu for so many years, the Ubuntu Software Centre. Why is nothing being done to fix it?

Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 Images Updated, Along with the Raspberry Pi 2 One

Monday 16th of November 2015 04:50:32 AM
Canonical's Michael Vogt informs us about the release and immediate availability for download of the tenth image of the stable Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

Calibrate your Monitor with these Open Source Tools

Monday 16th of November 2015 02:56:10 AM
What is seen on your display and what the image should look like can be two quite different things.

Solus Gets GNOME 3.18 Packages and Support for Locally Installed Extensions

Monday 16th of November 2015 01:01:48 AM
The Solus developers have announced a few important changes, improvements, and updates that have landed for their distribution. There are quite a lot of items that have landed over the past few days, so users do have a lot to look out for.

Robolinux 8.2 LXDE Screenshot Tour

Sunday 15th of November 2015 11:07:26 PM
Robolinux is very pleased and excited to announce Robolinux "LXDE Raptor" V8.2 LTS 2020". This completely new Robolinux OS with 12 Privacy & Security Apps is based on the rock solid Debian 8 stable source code using the 3.16 Linux kernel. It has better graphics quality, boots up and runs much faster and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset.

Wine Gets Pulse Audio Driver and Better Microsoft Office 2013 Support

Sunday 15th of November 2015 09:13:04 PM
Wine (Wine is not an emulator) 1.7.55 is now out, and it comes with quite a few major fixes that are sure to draw some serious attention.

1600 games for Linux on Steam, a Linux-friendly Steam Sale, and more open gaming news

Sunday 15th of November 2015 07:18:42 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at 1600 games for Linux on Steam, a Linux-friendly Steam Sale, and an Arduino project for high scores, and more. Open gaming roundup for November 7 — 13, 2015.

KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 Arrives with Lots of Plasma Framework Improvements, More

Sunday 15th of November 2015 05:24:20 PM
KDE announced the monthly release of the KDE Frameworks project, a set of add-on libraries for the Qt5 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit, which is now at version 5.16.0.

GeckoLinux - based on openSUSE Leap 42.1 with more features and refinements

Sunday 15th of November 2015 03:29:58 PM
GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE Leap 42.1 distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. Unlike its parent distribution, GeckoLinux is available as a live DVD that can be tested before installing. It has a number of unique features compared to its parent distribution.

CoreOS introduces Clair, a container security monitoring tool

Sunday 15th of November 2015 01:35:36 PM
CoreOS's new open-source project Clair, monitors containers security. Since it's so easy for security holes to hide in containers this is no small matter.

Install Plone with Nginx on a Debian 8 VPS

Sunday 15th of November 2015 11:41:14 AM
In this article we will cover the steps needed for installing Plone CMS with Nginx on a Debian 8 VPS. Plone is a free and popular open source content management system based on the Python programming language. It is built on top of the Zope application server and shares many similarities with WordPress.

Scrum is dead: breaking down the new open development method

Sunday 15th of November 2015 09:46:52 AM
A "snake oil salesmen" is a phrase that conjures up images of stuffy old men with bowler hats, bushy mustaches, and tailored pinstripe suits peddling bottles filled with "cure-all" liquids. Although prevalent a few centuries ago, the snake oil profession is now lost to the annals of history. These days the snake oil description has expanded beyond human health care. In the tech world, for example, a snake oil solution can be used to describe anti-virus software or a favorite software development more

Microservices in action, Part 2: Containers and microservices -- a perfect pair

Sunday 15th of November 2015 07:52:30 AM
Discover how Linux containers are revolutionizing software development and powering microservices to shift an entire industry. Know the requirements that are critical to success in microservices adoption and how container-based infrastructures make it easier to meet those requirements.

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Cinnamon 2.8.6 Desktop Environment Is Out for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"

The developers behind the popular Cinnamon open-source desktop environment, a fork of the GNOME Shell user interface of the acclaimed GNOME 3 desktop environment, have released a new maintenance build for the Cinnamon 2.8 series. Read more

KDE Plasma 5.5

  • KDE Plasma 5.5 Windows 8 Metro-Inspired Theme Looks Interesting
    KDE developer Kai Uwe has just published a lengthy article where he talks about developing a Windows 8-inspired theme for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.
  • KDE Developer Working On Windows 8 Inspired Look
    Kai Uwe has been working on some experimental hacks to resemble Windows 8, although Microsoft's default interface has changed with Windows 10. He's calling this work "U-Bahn" (the German equivalent of a Metro subsystem system) in reference to Microsoft at the time calling it Metro. This was just some brief hacking and he's not planning to see this U-Bahn project through to the end.
  • Pursuing Awesomeness
    While applets can be installed through “Get Hot New Stuff” and distribution repositories, there’s also the classic .plasmoid file. A feature suggested by one of my colleagues – fresh KDE Plasma user – was to drag .plasmoid files onto the desktop or panel and have them installed. After Marco Martin implemented the neccessary KPackage plumbing this is now possible.

Security Leftovers

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