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Google slaps mute button on stupid ads that nag you to buy stuff you just looked at

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:32:31 AM
Chocolate Factory gives more ways to blast banners. Google says it will allow netizens to block nuisance "reminder" adverts that follow them around across websites.…

Being open about data privacy

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:09:34 AM
Today is Data Privacy Day, ("Data Protection Day" in Europe), and you might think that those of us in the open source world should think that all data should be free, as information supposedly wants to be, but life's not that simple. That's for two main reasons:read more

Advice for Buying and Setting Up Laptops When You're Traveling or On-Call

Sunday 28th of January 2018 09:46:36 PM
In a previous article, I wrote about how to prepare for a vacation so you aren'tdisturbed by a work emergency. As part of that article, I described how toprepare your computer:

Microsoft Could Soon Be Worth More than Apple

Sunday 28th of January 2018 07:23:39 PM
Analysts are now expecting Microsoft to reach $1 trillion market value by the end of 2019 or in early 2020.

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As a Journalist by day, and awesome cave dwelling Linux nerd by night, I take a lot of photographs with my Nikon D3300. That said, there are the obvious tools by Adobe that one can use, such as Photoshop, but there are some pretty awesome tools available for free to GNU/Linux users I thought I might share. With the three together, I’ve got basically everything I have needed. Read more

Remembering Tom Wallis, The System Administrator That Made The World Better

So it was a shock to get an email this week that Tom had married for the first time at age 54, and passed away four days later due to a boating accident while on his honeymoon. Tom was a man with a big laugh and an even bigger heart. When I started a Linux Users Group (LUG) on campus, there was Tom – helping to arrange a place to meet, Internet access when we needed it, and gave his evenings to simply be present and a supporter. Read more

Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more