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Ubuntu Touch Could Finally Get Selfie Stick Support in OTA 10

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 08:10:07 PM
Even if the OTA 9.5 update for Ubuntu Touch is not ready yet, it doesn't mean that the developers are not already looking forward to OTA 10, and they have a comprehensive list of changes and fixes in place.

Ready for a nostalgia kick? Usborne just put its old computer books on the web for free

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 07:12:56 PM
Landmark 1980s tutorials now available for downloadUK publishing house Usborne is giving out its iconic 1980s programming books as free downloads.…

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 06:15:45 PM
Information is the key to resolving any computer problem, including problems with or relating to Linux and the hardware on which it runs. There are many tools available for and included with most distributions even though they are not all installed by default. These tools can be used to obtain huge amounts of information.read more

Zorin OS 11 Core: quick screenshot tour

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 05:18:34 PM
Zorin OS 11 continues the line of Linux distributions for the users who migrate from other operating systems. It was released at the beginning of February 2016.Let's have a whistle-stop tour for the main features of this operating system.

Facebook spied on millenial conversations about money

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 04:21:23 PM
The writer at Forbes can try to downplay the fact that Facebook spied on private conversations about money by Millenials, but I still find it to be quite awful. And it just goes to show you that you have ZERO privacy on Facebook. Everything you write, click on and read is being watched carefully and recorded.

Legacy Bios, UEFI and SecureBoot ready Ubuntu Live image customization

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 03:24:12 PM
This article will provide you with a core information on how to create boot-able Ubuntu Live customized isohybrid image to get you started with your own Ubuntu distro spin-off. The output image will be amd64 customized Ubuntu live image, capable to boot in all three boot modes: Legacy Bios, UEFI and SecureBoot.

Microsoft's Copyrights- and Patents-Based Attacks on GNU/Linux Carry on

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 02:27:01 PM
The SCO case is still going on and Microsoft has just signed a patent deal with GoPro over its FOSS-based software, relating to “certain file storage and other system technologies”

T-Mobile urges FCC to “tread lightly” on video throttling and zero-rating

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 01:29:50 PM
A T-Mobile USA executive yesterday urged the Federal Communications Commission not to take any action against the carrier's "Binge On" program, which throttles nearly all video content and exempts certain video services from data caps.

Judge Says ‘No’ to SCO

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:32:39 PM
Guess who’s back in the news? Even as a ghost, SCO is trying to pickpocket IBM’s wallet. Well, it’s not a ghost exactly. It’s brain dead and on life support, but just alive enough to seek yet another day in court.

Arduino Yun clone runs OpenWrt, offers Grove I/O

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 11:35:28 AM
The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible “Seeeduino Cloud” SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports. The Seeeduino Arduino clone from Seeed Studios has been around for years, adding three onboard Grove sensor interfaces to basic Arduino functionality. Now, Seeed Studios has launched a Seeeduino […]

Martin Thomson Appointed to the Internet Architecture Board

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 10:38:17 AM
Standards are a key part of keeping the Open Web open. The Web runs on standards developed mainly by two standards bodies: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which standardizes HTML and Web APIs, and the Internet Engineering Task Force … Continue reading

Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 09:41:06 AM
Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to have resolution of at least 1024 x 768.That decision meant that hordes of Netbooks, the very small laptops popular in the late noughties, had no obvious upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 8.x.Back in November 2013 I therefore tried to figure out how to extend the life of my own Netbook. Along the way I confirmed that Windows 8 was indeed a terrible idea for Netbooks, especially my Lenovo S10e and its 1024 x 576 screen.That Netbook's been gathering dust since that 2013 story, but a few weeks back I found myself in need of a spare computer to serve as a data mule carrying data to the cloud. Microsoft seemed only too happy to let me upgrade the Netbook to Windows 10, so I gave it a try.

Korora 23 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 08:43:55 AM
The Korora project has released version 23 (code name "Coral") which is now available for download. Existing 23 beta users do not need to re-install, just keep installing regular updates. For the last three months we have been waiting for the RPMFusion repositories to be declared stable before releasing Korora 23. These community packages provide support for things that Fedora doesn't normally ship, like multi-media codecs and proprietary kernel drivers. Normally, the stable RPMFusion repositories are available a few weeks after a Fedora release, however the community has moved to new infrastructure and this has caused some delays.

How to mount qcow2 disk image on Linux

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 07:46:44 AM
When you run a guest virtual machine (VM) on a hypervisor, you create one or more disk images dedicated to the VM. As a "virtual" disk volume, a disk image represents the content and structure of a storage device (e.g., a hard disk drive or flash drive) attached to the VM. If you want to modify files in a VM's disk image without powering on the VM, you could "mount" the disk image. You then would be able to modify the content of the disk image before unmounting it.

Samsung patent counterstrike against Nvidia falls flat

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 06:49:33 AM
In 2014, Nvidia filed its first-ever patent lawsuit. The target was Korean smartphone giant Samsung. Predictably, Samsung struck back—but a jury's verdict that came out on Friday shows neither side is getting traction.

MakuluLinux 10 Xfce Edition Is Now Live and Does Not Disappoint, Says the Dev

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 05:52:22 AM
After more than a year in the making, the MakuluLinux 10 Xfce Edition is now live and available for download for those who want to try out something different, something fresh.

deepSQL Database Promises MySQL Compliance with Cloud Scalability

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 04:55:11 AM
Deep Information Science's deepSQL database leverages machine learning to provide a scalable, efficient MySQL-compliant database for the cloud, the company says.

Twidiots rage on Twitter about new algorithmic timeline

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 03:58:00 AM
Twidiots around the world are very angry right now. Twitter has decided to follow in the footsteps of Fakebook and introduce an algorithmic timeline. When the news of this hit Twitter, there was a twidiot storm the likes of which has seldom been seen on the service. They went on a rage-filled tweet rampage, vowing that Twitter was dead to them, they would never tweet again (the world should be so lucky), and other hysterical dramatics.

Ubuntu and GNOME Tense Relations Don't Exist, GNOME Dev Explains

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 03:00:49 AM
A Nautilus developer explained the good nature of the relations between the Ubuntu and GNOME and said that the apparent conflicts between the two projects exist only in the minds of people that are not involved in any of them.

PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright concerns

Tuesday 9th of February 2016 02:03:38 AM
PayPal has stopped accepting payments for Canadian outfit UnoTelly—a provider of VPN and SmartDNS services—because these might be used to facilitate copyright infringement.UnoTelly said in an update on its website that Paypal had "severed payment processing agreement unilaterally and without prior warning." It added: "Paypal indicated that UnoTelly is not allowed to provide services that enable open and unrestricted Internet access."

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US Air Force's Secure LPS (Lightweight Portable Security) Linux OS Gets Updated

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