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RasPi issue 2 out now!

Friday 5th of September 2014 01:52:12 PM
The Raspberry Pi may have been created for educational purposes but it doesn’t mean you can use it to power an autonomous war machine. In issue 2 of the RasPi mag we teach you how to start making your robotic army by building a Raspberry Pi-powered robot. This one doesn’t have any weapons attached but it’s an excellent project for beginners.

September's best Android tablets

Friday 5th of September 2014 12:55:01 PM
In today's Android roundup: The best Android tablets for September 2014. Plus: Android Wear 2.0 may arrive on October 15, and Philips announces 4K Android televisions.

Android Wear and Tizen smartwatches light up IFA

Friday 5th of September 2014 11:57:50 AM
Asus, LG, and Sony unveiled Android Wear watches, but the star of the show may be Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S, which has 3G, WiFi, and a curved screen. Google’s Android-based Android Wear platform was well represented at this week’s IFA show in Berlin. New entries include LG’s round-faced G Watch R, the stylish, curved Asus […]

Does Docker Need an Open Source Foundation? VIDEO

Friday 5th of September 2014 11:00:39 AM
Docker founder Solomon Hykes explains his views on whether a third party foundation is needed for the open source container virtualization effort.

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” Released

Friday 5th of September 2014 10:03:28 AM
Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy.

Android Candy: Quit Thumbing Your Passwords!

Friday 5th of September 2014 09:06:17 AM
I use my phone more often to log in to on-line accounts than I use acomputer. I can assure you it's not because typing passwords on a tinykeyboard is fun. For most of us, we just have instant access to our phonesat any given time during the day.

Remember Backing Up to Diskettes? I’m Sorry. I Do, Too.

Friday 5th of September 2014 08:09:06 AM
Here’s a few nostalgic steps into the painful past to review the history of backing up and to remind us all how much better things are today.

5 things you need to know about the Raspberry Pi’s Epiphany web browser

Friday 5th of September 2014 07:11:55 AM
Epiphany is a new web browser for the Raspberry Pi. It’s been modified to be faster, smoother and more powerful than the previous web browser, Midori, meaning it possible to watch 720p YouTube videos and browse more Java-heavy websites

How a Linux system administrator evolves from beginner to advanced professional

Friday 5th of September 2014 06:14:44 AM
In today's open source roundup: Each stage of the evolution of a Linux system adminstrator. Plus: The different types of Linux users based on their preferred distribution, and Borderlands 2 coming to Linux.

Netrunner – The Best Distro You’ve Barely Heard Of

Friday 5th of September 2014 05:17:33 AM
In my quest to find a professional and polished distribution of Linux that used KDE as the default desktop…I tried out quite a few flavors: Kubuntu, Salix, Manjaro, PCLinuxOS and even OpenSuse. All done in the past few weeks.

Tux Machines Ten Months Later

Friday 5th of September 2014 04:20:22 AM
On a Monday last October, Tennessee based publisher and writer Susan Linton decided her plate was too full and put the website Tux Machines up for sale. That Friday, October 28, she announced that she’d found a buyer in Roy Schestowitz, known in FOSS circles as the publisher of TechRights, a site which focuses on the political side of free tech.

How to install Zabbix (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server

Friday 5th of September 2014 03:23:11 AM
How to install Zabbix (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server. Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for monitoring availability and performance of IT infrastructure components. Zabbix is open source and comes at no cost.

Android-x86 4.4 review technically a distro?

Friday 5th of September 2014 02:26:00 AM
Android Kit Kat is now on your PC. Is it worth installing or should you just stick to your phone for Android?

Tropico 5 Linux Release Date Announced, It's Very Close

Friday 5th of September 2014 01:28:49 AM
Tropico 5 is highly anticipated for Linux gamers and one I have been personally waiting for. It sees you return to the island nation of Tropico for more madness.

CERT/CC Enumerates Android App SSL Validation Failures

Friday 5th of September 2014 12:31:38 AM
A growing compilation of close to 350 Android applications that fail to perform SSL certificate validation over HTTPS has been put together by the CERT Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

The hacker 'skills gap' may be more of a strategy gap

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:34:27 PM
Hackers are succeeding with what appears to be alarming regularity. But that may not be because they are smarter or even better trained than defenders, but because they think, and attack, more strategically

Creator Of iCloud Hacker Tool: I Would Have Warned Apple If It Properly Rewarded Researchers

Thursday 4th of September 2014 10:37:16 PM
Apple might have avoided embarrassment this week over the egregious iCloud-hack-naked-celeb-gate if it had adopted a more open approach to security in the past. For instance, it could have started a formal programme to incentivise researchers to disclose bugs to the consumer tech behemoth. Such bug bounty programmes are incredibly simple: tech manufacturers pay those who responsibly hand over information on vulnerabilities.

Earning a living from open source software

Thursday 4th of September 2014 09:40:05 PM
Nitish began sharing his stories with us on open source in May this year. Then, he wrote another one in June and July. In his first article, he explained how to write secure code using Open Web Application Security Project guidelines. Next, Nitish compared three giants in open source content management—Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress—based on these criteria: installation time and complexity, plugin and theme availability, ease of use, and customization and upgrades. Lastly (for now), Nitish shares his thoughts on Andriod's rise to popularity in the hearts of million through open source.

YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

Thursday 4th of September 2014 08:42:54 PM
Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months. Alpha releases have been available for some time but beta testing started last week, meaning code is generally stable enough for virtual machines and other testing scenarios. Ubuntu's current release cycle means that the main Ubuntu line usually sits out the first beta and 14.10 is no exception. There is no beta 1 for Ubuntu 14.10; instead this beta consists of a number of participating "flavors," whose betas are also now available.

Why Is Huffington Post Running A Multi-Part Series To Promote The Lies Of A Guy Who Pretended To Invent Email?

Thursday 4th of September 2014 07:45:43 PM
Back in 2012, we wrote about how The Washington Post and some other big name media outlets were claiming that a guy named V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai had "invented email" in 1978. The problem was that it wasn't even close to true and relied on a number of total misconceptions about email, software and copyright law. Ayyadurai and some of his friends have continued to play up the claim that he "invented" email, but it simply was never true, and it's reaching a level that seems truly bizarre. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140901/07280928386/huffpo-publishes-bizarre-misleading-factually-incorrect-multi-part-series-pretending-guy-invented-email-even-though-he-didnt.shtml

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The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways. Read more