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Python and Raspberry Pi in education

Monday 6th of July 2015 12:09:52 PM
We love Python at the Raspberry Pi Foundation—it's our go-to general purpose programming language for most projects and activities. Our home-brewed, Pi-optimized Linux distribution Raspbian (a Debian variant) ships with a number of different languages and educational tools (Scratch, Ruby, Java, C, Wolfram, Mathematica, and, of course, the numerous others available in Linux), but the one we and many others tend to choose is Python.read more

The Shocking Scope of the NSA's XKEYSCORE Surveillance

Monday 6th of July 2015 10:35:47 AM
Every time anyone uses a computer to send an e-mail, watch a video, do a Google search, or update a Facebook status, the National Security Agency (NSA) is probably collecting and collating that activity on one of its many servers.

Why the story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, others in hardware biz

Monday 6th of July 2015 08:41:25 AM
"Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not," Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us. "Get in front of it before it starts landing on top of you."

Install And Configure Cyrus With Postfix On Ubuntu Linux 15.04

Monday 6th of July 2015 06:47:03 AM
yrus is an advance IMAP daemon widely used in small to large scale organizations. It is a full fledge IMAP system and offers some greater advantages over other freely available IMAP alternatives. It is designed to handle massive flow of emails effectively, and it runs on “Sealed” servers where normal users are not permitted to login. Alongside IMAP, it also support POP protocol for email retrieval and provides ability to setup and mange quotas on emails/accounts

Brain Scientist: How Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Gets One Thing Deeply Wrong

Monday 6th of July 2015 04:52:41 AM
Computer science is apparently about robots that kill you. And now, with Inside Out, we finally have cartoon neuroscience.

ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel

Monday 6th of July 2015 02:58:19 AM
4.2 rc1 is biggest … release … candidate … EVERLinus Torvalds has loosed Linux 4.2-rc1 upon a waiting world, and rates it the biggest release candidate ever in terms of the volume of new code it contains.…

Do you prefer a modern or traditional desktop environment?

Sunday 5th of July 2015 09:47:18 PM
Which type of desktop environment do you prefer? Modern desktops with dash style interfaces and lots of keyboard shortcuts, traditional desktops like Cinnamon with menus and panels or customisable desktops such as XFCE and LXDE?

Samsung, Oppo facing landmark lawsuits over pre-installed apps

Sunday 5th of July 2015 05:59:37 PM
In a study of 20 smartphones, the commission found several that were sold with apps already installed, many of which could not be removed. It also claimed that some phones “stole” cellular data. Two of the offending models were a Samsung SM-N9008S, which had 44 apps installed prior to purchase, and the Oppo X9007 model, which had 71 such programs...

Samsung, Oppo facing landmark lawsuits over pre-installed apps

Sunday 5th of July 2015 05:59:37 PM
In a study of 20 smartphones, the commission found several that were sold with apps already installed, many of which could not be removed. It also claimed that some phones “stole” cellular data. Two of the offending models were a Samsung SM-N9008S, which had 44 apps installed prior to purchase, and the Oppo X9007 model, which had 71 such programs...

Responsive Design and Fluid Grids with these Lightweight Frameworks

Sunday 5th of July 2015 04:05:15 PM
My favorite three responsive web design frameworks are Bootstrap, Foundation and Gumby, in that order. But sadly, development of Gumby has recently ceased. And these frameworks aren't necessarily the right solution for every project. For example, if you want to rapidly create a responsive design in the shortest possible time, you should consider a lightweight framework.

Play Dota 2 on Intel HD 3000 or above on Linux

Sunday 5th of July 2015 02:10:53 PM
If you use Linux and wanted to play Dota 2 but have been discouraged by the limited graphics performance of integrated Intel HD graphics card, this post is for you. Intel HD 3000 is an integrated graphics card that came with Sandybridge processors. By default it is barely able to run Dota 2. With following settings, you should be able to play Dota 2 at an average speed of 30 FPS or above. The trick is to lower the graphics settings to make the game run faster. If you have newer processors you should get even better performance.

illume OS 3 Linux Distro Officially Released, Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie"

Sunday 5th of July 2015 12:16:31 PM
Clarence Siew was very proud Softpedia earlier today, July 4, about the immediate availability for download of the final version of his illume OS 3 distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The new version brings faster performance by adding the readahead and preload technologies to the boot system, greatly reduces system footprint so you can run in on virtually any computer that supports the 64-bit instruction set architecture.

Future YotaPhone handsets will have Sailfish OS instead of Android

Sunday 5th of July 2015 10:22:09 AM
Yota, the Russian company behind the dual-screened YotaPhone, has reportedly decided (via Yahoo News) to no longer pack Google’s Android on its future handsets. Instead, the phone maker will be going with Jolla’s Sailfish, a spin-off of Nokia’s former MeeGo Linux distribution.

Install LimeSurvey on a CentOS VPS

Sunday 5th of July 2015 08:27:47 AM
LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is an open source online survey application. It allows you to develop and publish online surveys as well as to collect survey responses from participants without much effort. Today we are going to show you how to install this online survey application on a Linux VPS.

Teaching open source communities about conflict resolution

Sunday 5th of July 2015 06:33:25 AM
At OSCON in Portland this year, Donna Benjamin and Gina Likins are combining forces to talk about a topic that is sometimes easily dismissed: conflict resolution. Given the growing need to address conflict in technology, and that even popular projects like the Linux Kernel adopting codes of conduct, it’s no surprise that conferences feature talks on human interaction.In this interview, Donna and Gina answer hard questions on what conflict resolution looks like in the open source community, how to engage with the engineering community on the topic, and how to encourage communities to focus on respect and compassion as a basis for resolution.read more

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 to Finally Switch to GNOME 3.16, Linux Kernel 4.0

Sunday 5th of July 2015 04:39:03 AM
The Parsix GNU/Linux developers were happy to announce that the first snapshot towards the anticipated Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 distribution is now available for download and testing. Dubbed Mumble, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 will be the first release of the operating system to be built around the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, and powered by latest Linux kernel 4.0 technologies.

Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news

Sunday 5th of July 2015 02:44:41 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news.Open gaming roundup for June 27 - July 4, 2015read more

Install Webmin on an Ubuntu VPS

Sunday 5th of July 2015 12:50:19 AM
Webmin provides a web-based system administration interface for performing basic system administration tasks. Using Webmin, you can easily configure your Apache web server, create and edit users and groups, create and edit DNS zones and domains, configure MySQL database server, monitor traffic, configure your firewall and many other things. Installing Webmin on a Linux VPS is a fairly easy task and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft's challenge will be to force it back to zero

Saturday 4th of July 2015 10:55:57 PM
Windows 7 has approached the user share numbers set by Windows XP six years ago, hinting that unless Microsoft executes its Windows 10 upgrade plans to perfection, Windows 7 will persist on devices long after its 2020 retirement.

Next Nexus will be build by LG

Saturday 4th of July 2015 09:01:35 PM
In the past LG build 2 Google Nexus smartphones and according to very strong rumors LG will build the next Google Nexus smartphone. Google Nexus is a line of mobile devices that run the Android operating system. In the past LG developed together with Google the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible. Read more

Ubuntu Software Center Is Really Hated by the Community, but Why?

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Wine Announcement

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Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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