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Remixing open source games with Creative Commons content

Thursday 1st of January 2015 10:43:37 PM
One of the great things about open source is that you're free to modify and redistribute it in whichever way you like. This is real creative freedom that I support. All of my apps and games are open source. A while back, I helped fund the opening of some game music and art assets to the public. Being in the public domain (or having a Creative Commons license, as these art assets now do) allows for public remixing and free use of the content. Gotta love that.read more

Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:49:15 PM
Over three-quarters of all installs are insecure, research showsMore than 78 per cent of all PHP installations are running with at least one known security vulnerability, a researcher has found.…

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.2 (GNOME)

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:54:53 PM
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Checking up on 2014s crowdfunded Linux and Android devices

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:03:50 PM
What became of the crowdfunded projects we covered in 2014? Two earned more than $2 million each, about a third went unfunded, and half had shipping delays. Ten years ago if somebody were to tell you you’d soon be able to collect thousands and even millions of dollars for your product idea simply by posting a summary and some pictures on a web page, you might have been inclined to check their meds. Then Kickstarter launched in 2009, and small-scale investing changed forever.

NixOS 14.12 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:09:28 PM
NixOS 14.12 'Caterpillar' has been released, the third stable release branch. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release has the following highlights: systemd has been updated to version 217, which has numerous improvements; Nix has been updated to 1.8; NixOS is now based on glibc 2.20; KDE has been updated to 4.14; the default Linux kernel has been updated to 3.14. If users.mutableUsers is enabled (the default), changes made to the declaration of a user or group will be correctly realised when running nixos-rebuild. For instance, removing a user specification from configuration.nix will cause the actual user account to be deleted. If users.mutableUsers is disabled, it is no longer necessary to specify UIDs or GIDs.

Ringing in 2015 with 40 Linux-friendly hacker SBCs

Thursday 1st of January 2015 11:15:06 AM
2014 brought us plenty of new open-spec, community-backed SBCs — from $35 bargains, to octa-core powerhouses — and all with Linux or Android support.

Mark Shuttleworth Explains Why Open Source is More Secure than Closed Source VIDEO

Thursday 1st of January 2015 09:20:44 AM
Mark Shuttleworth reflects on security issues of 2014 and the 10 years that Ubuntu Linux has existed

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Airdroid - Transfer Files Between Android Phones/Tablets Between Linux (Any Distribution)


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We often need to transfer large amount data in the form of mp3 Songs, Video Songs, Movies and most importantly, large Games! Transferring via USB cable takes time, so let's do it with 'Airdroid' easily and quickly.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

Tech Drive-in today listed seven reasons he prefers elementary OS over Ubuntu. Despite all that, Michael Larabel today reported on the improved performance of Ubuntu 15.04 on newer machines. Read more

7 reasons why I prefer elementary OS Freya over Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"

When we laid out our featured article on things you need to do after installing Ubuntu 14.10, we shared a few little issues we have had with the latest Ubuntu release. Well things got worse, and I decided to try something else for a change. I've been using elementary OS Freya as my daily driver since then. And I have to say, I'm mighty impressed so far. And the fact that Freya is still very much in beta makes the whole affair all the more interesting. A list of reasons why I prefer elementary OS Freya over Ubuntu 14.10 at the moment. Read more

Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

The top story today continued to be the GHOST vulnerability covered last night, probably because the name lends itself to cute headlines - most with a twist on "Ghost in the Machine." But elsewhere, the How-To-Geek said today that new users should stick to Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. He's not the only one, Tech Drive-in today listed seven reasons he prefers elementary OS over Ubuntu. Despite all that, Michael Larabel today reported on the improved performance of Ubuntu 15.04 on newer machines. Read more