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One of the props that I picked up to decorate DNA Lounge at the first Cyberdelia was an old payphone. It wasn't hooked up for the first party, but just in time for the second party, it now runs Linux.
If you ask me, the 140 character limit is not Twitter’s biggest problem. The worst thing about Twitter to me is the poor quality of interaction that happens on that social media service. I’ve always regarded Twitter as the lowest of the low when it comes to social media services.
The first release in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.x series will be named “Sarah”.
The voting is over in the first round of our annual GNU/Linux distro poll, which sought an answer to the simple question, “What Linux distro do you currently use most?” The result was a complete surprise, at least to us.
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Edition.
If you thought MD5 was banished from HTTPS encryption, you'd be wrong. It turns out the fatally weak cryptographic hash function, along with its only slightly stronger SHA1 cousin, are still widely used in the transport layer security protocol that underpins HTTPS. Now, researchers have devised a series of attacks that exploit the weaknesses to break or degrade key protections provided not only by HTTPS but also other encryption protocols, including Internet Protocol Security and secure shell.
uGet is a free and Open-Source download manager for Linux. It's light and small but supports most important feautres that a good download manager should have. uGet recently released uget 2.0.4. You can easily install this simple yet powerful download manager on your Linux system.
It would appear that Michael Tunnell, the developer of the uGet download manager software for GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, silently released the fourth maintenance build in the uGet 2.0 series.
The spotlight is back on Drupal with the 8.0.0 release. The successful launch is a testament to the hard work put in by members of the Drupal community, but Drupal 7 still has a huge install base and likely will for many years to come. To support Drupal 7 development, let's take a look at a testing platform built exclusively for the platform. Red Test is an open source integration testing framework aimed at making life easier for Drupal developers.read more
Alexander Wolf from Stellarium, the world's best free, open source and cross-platform planetarium software, proudly announced today the release and immediate availability for download of Stellarium 0.14.2.
I have mixed emotions about ReactOS. It's open source. It's freelyavailable. But, its goal is to be binary-compatible with Windows! ReactOSis not a Linux operating system. In fact, it doesn't share the UNIXarchitecture at all. It looks like Windows NT, and it behaves much likeWindows NT. It's just odd!
PowerUp Toys has launched a smartphone controlled airplane drone with an open Linux SDK on Kickstarter, letting you stream video to a Google Cardboard HMD. Most of the drones on display at CES cost many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. But the biggest benefit of drones — putting a camera in the sky — […]
This guide shows how to download Youtube videos for watching offline, which is great when you are on a train or a plane with limited or no internet access. This guide introduces a command line and gui tool.