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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Excel 2013 Importing

Monday 22nd of June 2015 06:12:19 PM
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.

How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

Monday 22nd of June 2015 05:15:08 PM
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.

How to edit Movie Subtitles on the Linux Desktop

Monday 22nd of June 2015 04:17:57 PM
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.

“EPIC” fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data

Monday 22nd of June 2015 03:20:46 PM
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 rise of creativity propels open data forward

Monday 22nd of June 2015 02:23:35 PM
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

DirectX 11 Support to Land in CrossOver Soon

Monday 22nd of June 2015 01:26:24 PM
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.

Linux Kernel 4.1 final release

Monday 22nd of June 2015 12:29:13 PM
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.

How to build CubiKG, a DiY heart and activity tracking device

Monday 22nd of June 2015 11:32:02 AM
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

Can Wikipedia Survive?

Monday 22nd of June 2015 02:50:32 AM
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 Arrives as the Best Open Source Software for Manipulating MKV Files

Monday 22nd of June 2015 12:56:10 AM
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.

Meet Fedora 22 MATE-Compiz – Include Video Overview and Screenshots

Sunday 21st of June 2015 11:01:48 PM
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.

When You Use Google.com, You Use Linux

Sunday 21st of June 2015 09:07:26 PM
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.

Ubuntu Touch Gets Automatic Refunds for Purchases, Lets Users Edit App Reviews and Rating

Sunday 21st of June 2015 07:13:04 PM
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 system cleaner version 1.8 released

Sunday 21st of June 2015 05:18:42 PM
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.

Attack Gave Chinese Hackers Privileged Access to U.S. Systems

Sunday 21st of June 2015 03:24:20 PM
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...

Easy Photo Publishing: Using the Link Box in Mejiro

Sunday 21st of June 2015 01:29:58 PM
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.

Breqwtr Enters OpenStack Arena With Cloud Appliance 2.0

Sunday 21st of June 2015 07:27:47 AM
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 7.9.2 runs Windows applications

Sunday 21st of June 2015 05:33:25 AM
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.

OSVR supports Android, Linux gaming at E3, and more

Sunday 21st of June 2015 03:39:03 AM
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!

Linux Security The Complete Manual, on sale now!

Sunday 21st of June 2015 01:44:41 AM
Learn how to keep your system and your online life as secure and private as possible with our digital special.

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Greek town of Livadeia switched to LibreOffice

The Greek city of Livadeia has moved to the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools, replacing a proprietary alternative, the city administration announced in May. The switch is part of the city’s government modernisation, the town in central Greece said. Read more

From the Editors: When did open-source software get so scary?

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