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The number of pay TV subscribers drops as Dish launches Sling TV

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 05:49:30 AM
I dumped cable TV years ago, and I’ve never missed it. It’s expensive, and it’s filled with a zillion channels of garbage that I never had any interest in watching anyway. Apparently I’m not alone because an article in the Mercury News notes that the number of pay TV subscribers dropped in 2013, for the first time ever.

Total online privacy

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 04:52:19 AM
Protect your privacy and your personal information from advertisers, doxxers and anyone you may feel threatened by

Was Jeff Bezos responsible for the failure of Amazon's Fire phone?

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 03:55:08 AM
In today's open source roundup: Amazon's Jeff Bezos and the failure of the Fire phone. Plus: Linux dominates TVs at CES 2015, and play classic DOS and console games in your browser via the Internet Archive.

NetworkManager 1.0 released!

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:57:57 AM
A decade ago seems like a long time in open source. In those days, networking was not easy to configure in Linux systems like Fedora. Networking stacks didn’t play well […]

USU Desktop 9.1 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:00:46 AM
USU Desktop 9.1 is available. USU can be your perfect learning tool, no matter whether you are a child, a student or a teacher. There are a few dozens of preinstalled quality educational applications, grouped by field of knowledge and covering the whole educational process. Many more applications are just one click away. And being completely free for use or share, USU can be used at home or at school without any costs and complex licensing agreements.

North Korea's Red Star Linux OS: Made in Apple's Image?

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 01:03:35 AM
Red Star OS, the open source operating system from North Korea that is based on Linux and the KDE desktop environment, has started looking more like Apple's OS X.

How to create and configure a MySQL user from the command line

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 12:06:24 AM
To access a MySQL server, you need to log in to the server using a user account. Each MySQL user account has a number of attributes associated with it, such as user name, password, as well as privileges and resource limits. Privileges are user-specific permissions defining what you can do inside a MySQL server, while resource limits set the limitations on the amount of server resource allowed for for the user. Creating or updating a MySQL user involves managing all these attributes of the user account.

A Tinker’s Damn Is Worth More than You Think

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 11:09:13 PM
There is no doubt that we live in a throwaway society. We see it most every recycle day throughout our streets and neighborhoods. Flat screen monitors, computers…even appliances that cost hundreds of dollars. Standing stoically, awaiting their fate to be crushed and sold for scrap.

News: Linux in 2015: Distros on Tap

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 10:12:02 PM
There will be no major milestone Enterprise Linux distributions in 2015, but there will be a whole lot of enterprise and community updates.

An open source mantra: No derivatives

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 09:14:51 PM
Bill Fitzgerald runs FunnyMonkey to help educators and students improve accessibility to educational materials. He is an educator, open source developer, and entrepreneur, and I was able to speak with him recently about his work and why it matters. And most importantly, how open source methodology makes all the more

Linux Users Are Going Crazy About Circle Icons, Might Become a Regular Thing

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 08:17:40 PM
Linux systems are evolving all the time and the users are always looking for ways to enhance their experience. Right now, the trend indicates that more and more desktops are being adorned with circle icons.

The building blocks of a distribution with Linux from Scratch

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 07:20:29 PM
There is a very, very large number of Linux distributions. Each distribution is built using the same basic building blocks but the end results are always different. The choices made by the distribution developers turn the building blocks into finished structures designed to meet a variety of needs—desktop, server, or some other specialized usage.Learning how the various building blocks work together to create a cohesive Linux distribution is an excellent way to expand your Linux skills. And Linux from Scratch provides a challenging way for skilled Linux users to do more

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Xubuntu 14.10

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 06:23:18 PM
Xubuntu is one of my favourite distributions because it has the power and ease of use of Ubuntu, but is lightweight and easy to customise. This is a review of the latest version of Xubuntu. Version 14.10

NVIDIA CEO Using Ubuntu for Presentations at CES 2015 - Video

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 05:26:07 PM
The CES 2015 conference is in full swing and most of the bigger companies have already made their announcements, including NVIDIA. Some of their presentations have been done using an Ubuntu system, as you can see in the video below.

Open-source software released to steal WiFi passwords via social engineering

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 04:28:56 PM
A computer programmer in Greece has made available a stable version of a new tool that uses semi-automated social engineering to attempt to steal passwords on WPA networks. Wifiphisher, available on GitHub, seeks to elicit the password to the target router by disconnecting them and then presenting them with a faked router login page which claims that a router firmware upgrade necessitates the entry of the password.

CES 2015: The Linux penguin in your TV

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 03:31:45 PM
All those new Smart and 4K TVs you're seeing at CES? Almost all of them have Linux in one form or the other powering them up.

Unlock the code, release the future

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 02:34:34 PM
Cloud computing is still considered a disruptive technology, but it is more than that. It is a business model. Many companies that have sold software in a traditional way are now attending to this revolution and wondering if that new technological and business shift is right for them? And how they are to move their application towards the cloud?read more

CES 2015: Linksys 1200AC, an inexpensive, open-source 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 01:37:23 PM
Want 802.11ac Wi-FI speeds at an affordable price and with open-source software under the hood? If that's you, then you're going to want to check out Belkin's Linksys 1200AC.

ExTiX 15.1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 10:22:52 AM
ExTiX GNOME is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn'. GNOME has been upgraded to version 3.14. (not in Ubuntu's repositories). All packages have been updated to the latest versions by 2015-01-04. Linux kernel 3.16.0-21-exton is used ('s Linux kernel 3.16.4). Google Chrome is included; this makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux). I have also installed BlueGriffon web editor. 'BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the world wide web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit web pages in conformance to the latest web standards.' Comparable only to Dreamweaver (in my opinion).

Intel debuts 5th Gen Core processors

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 09:25:41 AM
Intel revealed its 14nm 5th Generation Core (“Broadwell”) processors, as well as its first 14nm, 64-bit Atom (“Cherry Trail”) SoCs, which target tablets. Intel unveiled its first 14nm “Broadwell” chip architecture in September with a Core M trio of dual-core CPUs aimed at 2-in-1 laptops and high-end tablets. Now, the chipmaker has unveiled the dual-core […]

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