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A Lightweight Low-Battery Warning Monitor for GTK+ 3.x desktops

Monday 2nd of February 2015 10:39:13 PM
Today, I decided to help someone out and, as is often the case with coding, I got carried away. I set out to help fix up a shell script but, instead, I decided to “do it right” and produced a simple Python script which..

What’s New in systemd, 2015 Edition

Monday 2nd of February 2015 09:42:02 PM
"systemd is now a core component of most major distributions. In this talk I want to give an overview over everything new in the systemd project over the last year, and what to expect over the next year."

Is Adblock Plus accepting whitelist bribes from Google, Microsoft and Amazon?

Monday 2nd of February 2015 08:51:40 PM
Adblock Plus is one of the most popular browser add-ons of all time. According to its parent company Eyeo, it has been downloaded more than 300 million times. That’s an impressive achievement for any browser extension, but it also shows how many users are tired of intrusive ads on the Internet.But the Register reports that Google, Microsoft and Amazon have paid Eyeo a significant sum of money to be automatically whitelisted in Adblock Plus...

Black Lab Linux 6.0 SR3 KDE Screenshot Tour

Monday 2nd of February 2015 07:54:29 PM
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 Service Release 3 or SR3. Black Lab Pro Desktop 6.0 SR3 is a major upgrade to our pro desktop line of distributions. With this release we worked on a few issues with memory consumption, security and speed. With the Black Lab Pro Desktop we deliver it in two different desktops, KDE and GNOME Shell . While these are commercial releases we do offer a cut down version of it available for download from our website. While we do not release for download all of the features of the retail release it is far from being crippled. The KDE release boots only consuming 480MB of RAM and the GNOME Shell release boots using only 545MB of RAM.

How to filter BGP routes in Quagga BGP router

Monday 2nd of February 2015 06:57:18 PM
In the previous tutorial, we demonstrated how to turn a CentOS box into a BGP router using Quagga. We also covered basic BGP peering and prefix exchange setup. In this tutorial, we will focus on how we can control incoming and outgoing BGP prefixes by using prefix-list and route-map.

Raspberry Pi gets quad-core SoC, keeps $35 price

Monday 2nd of February 2015 06:00:07 PM
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B moves up to a 900MHz, quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU with 1GB RAM, and offers backward compatibility and the same $35 price. The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a much faster new version of the world’s leading community-backed, hacker-friendly Linux SBC. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B moves from Broadcom’s 700MHz, ARM11 based Broadcom BCM2835 system-on-chip to a new quad-core Broadcom BCM2836 SoC clocked at 900MHz, and doubles RAM to 1GB.

Good design matters for open source projects

Monday 2nd of February 2015 05:02:56 PM
The design of everyday things is an important cultural movement. Of that, most of us have no doubt. We want our tools to work flawlessly and naturally. And open source projects are catching up on this too.

Linux Certification Is It Worth The Effort?

Monday 2nd of February 2015 04:05:45 PM
We get asked about Linux certification frequently. Candidates generally want to know if it is worth their time and effort to pursue a certification. In my opinion, the answer changes on a case-by-case basis.

Raspberry Pi robot and hobby kit robot guide part 2

Monday 2nd of February 2015 03:08:34 PM
Here’s three more robots in our guide to the best open source robots. Read part one for the best of the rest.

CoreOS 'Rockets' Ahead With Docker Alternative

Monday 2nd of February 2015 02:11:23 PM
While CoreOS doesn't currently see eye-to-eye with Docker, there is potential for detente."We would love to work together with Docker to help define the appc spec and ensure that as an industry we are making this composable independent building block of infrastructure," Brandon Phillips, CTO at CoreOS said. -

Should Windows 7 users upgrade to Window 8.1 or Linux Mint

Monday 2nd of February 2015 01:14:12 PM
This is a straight forward Windows 8 vs Linux Mint comparison for those Windows 7 users who are looking to upgrade. This isn't a Windows bashing article though.

Welcome the New Breed of Linux Users

Monday 2nd of February 2015 12:17:01 PM
Some people don’t like any changes made to Linux user space which makes the operating system easier to use or configure for casual users. They would rather the user be befuddled and helpless, because according to them, people who don’t know how to open a terminal and edit a configuration file in Emacs have no business sitting at a computer keyboard for any purpose.

digiKam Quick Tip: Using Album Categories

Monday 2nd of February 2015 11:47:35 AM
Did you know that you can assign categories to albums in digiKam? To do this, right-click on an album, choose Properties from the context menu, and the desired category from the Category drop-down list

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