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Interpol is training police to fight crime on the Darknet

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 05:04:35 AM
Interpol has just completed its first training course designed to help police officers to use and understand the Darket. The five-day course was held in Singapore, and attended by officers from Australia, Finland, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Sweden. According to Interpol, the next course will be held in Brussels.

Unity 8 and KDE Will Be Able to Coexist on the Same Ubuntu OS

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 03:10:13 AM
Unity 8 promises to be an evolution over the current Unity version, and it's a profoundly different piece of software. Yes, it brings a lot of new features and improvements, but it will also create a lot of issues. Like the ability to install a different desktop environment alongside, such as KDE.

Common values unite journalism and open source

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 01:15:51 AM
My internship at Red Hat began one week after I graduated from the University of North Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I was nervous because I wasn't sure if my journalism skills would be a good fit for a technology company. The extent of my software knowledge came from a class I took one semester in which we learned the basics of HTML. Little did I know, however, that studying journalism was a great way to prepare me for working in an open organization.

Linux Top 3: Korora 22, Zorin 10 and Oracle Linux 6.7

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 12:18:40 AM
New desktop Linux releases improve usability.

Steam for Linux User Decline Finally Stops, According to Hardware Survey for July

Monday 3rd of August 2015 11:21:29 PM
A new Hardware Survey has been released by Valve, and it looks like the Steam for Linux decline has finally stopped. We still need a few more months to confirm this, but July seems to be the first month that doesn't register drops in user numbers.

Do you know the Digital Humanities? 3 easy ways to learn more

Monday 3rd of August 2015 10:24:18 PM
Open source software is changing academic research, enabling new discoveries and innovation in ways that were previously impossible. In academia, scholars in the humanites are using technology to conduct research that would have been an extremely laborious undertaking before the advent of computers. This meeting of technology and the humanities is called the digital humanities. In my final monthly Digital Humanities column, I share three resources that will help you learn about this exciting and interesting field.read more

Assessing the power of Intel's SSD 750 -- but check your motherboard before buying

Monday 3rd of August 2015 09:27:07 PM
Solid state-of-the-art 2.4GB/s consumer storage. Although SSDs have a huge performance advantage over the good, old-fashioned clattering mechanical drive, they have (up till now) been held back because of their reliance on AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) architecture, developed in 2004 for standard disks and, in particular, SATA interfaced disks.…

Ubuntu 15.10: Wily Werewolf alpha 2 released

Monday 3rd of August 2015 08:29:56 PM
In today's open source roundup: Alpha 2 of Ubuntu 15.10 is out. Plus: Kodi 15 media player released for Android. And Windows 10 versus Linux.

Torvalds 2.0: Patricia Torvalds on computing, college, feminism, and increasing diversity in tech

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:32:45 PM
Patricia Torvalds isn't the Torvalds name that pops up in Linux and open source circles. Yet.At 18, Patricia is a feminist with a growing list of tech achievements, open source industry experience, and her sights set on diving into her freshman year of college at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. She works for Puppet Labs in Portland, Oregon, as an intern, but soon she'll head to Durham, North Carolina, to start the fall semester of college.In this exclusive interview, Patricia explains what got her interested in computer science and engineering (spoiler alert: it wasn't her father), what her high school did "right" with teaching tech, the important role feminism plays in her life, and her thoughts on the lack of diversity in technology.read more

Unlocking the true value of process automation

Monday 3rd of August 2015 06:35:34 PM
Four ways to transform your business with robotic process automation.

How to compare and merge text files on Linux

Monday 3rd of August 2015 05:38:23 PM
Comparing text files requires time, effort, a large monitor and a good amount of patience, or simply just the right tools to do it without any of the aforementioned. If you are an editor that has to deal with multiple versions of a text file, or a developer that wants to check the various code revisions of a file, then the following tutorial is for you.

Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

Monday 3rd of August 2015 04:41:12 PM
Noting 'disastrous', but current kernel candidate is in 'fairly annoying' stateLinus Torvalds' regular Sunday night missive on the state of kernel development has labelled version 4.2 as a bit of a problem child and warned he “might not react politely” to some developer requests.…

Dotcom’s FOSS Cloud Plans

Monday 3rd of August 2015 03:44:01 PM
Back in the early days of the 21st century, Dotcom seemed to have overcome his checkered past and to have developed the Midas touch with the popular online storage site Megaupload. Like Midas, however, he was to discover that gold is an overrated commodity, the ownership of which often creates as many problems as it solves. For one thing, you can’t eat it. For another, lots of people want to take it from you.

A call to policy makers: Open source is where innovation is happening

Monday 3rd of August 2015 02:46:50 PM
The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge all of us. Policy makers are no exception. Their objective—writ large—is to put in place policies that encourage the development and deployment of beneficial technologies in order to drive growth, prosperity, and the general welfare of their citizens. Where should policy makers focus? The best place is where the future is happening. In other words, the best place is where innovation is happening.read more

Vendetta Online 1.8.346 MMORPG Available Now for Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android

Monday 3rd of August 2015 01:49:39 PM
Guild Software announced this past weekend the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance version of their popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Vendetta Online 1.8.346.

How to Talk to Your Child About Elon Musk

Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:27:44 PM
In this day and age, it can be hard to keep your child from being exposed to Elon Musk. Although you may do your best on the home front, they may inevitably stumble across a profile piece or news item on TV at a friend’s house or the computer at the school library. For that reason, it’s better to be prepared for your child’s eventual exposure to Elon Musk and to know how to respond to the questions you may be asked.

Why you should (or shouldn’t) root your Android device

Monday 3rd of August 2015 10:33:22 AM
So what are the advantages and risks of rooting these days, and why are some devices resistant to rooting? Let’s see if we can’t figure it out.

LibreOffice 5.0 Arrives on August 5, Here's What's New

Monday 3rd of August 2015 08:39:00 AM
The next major LibreOffice version is scheduled for launch this Wednesday, August 5, so we'll take a closer look at what the new 5.0 branch will bring.

DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Monday 3rd of August 2015 06:44:38 AM
Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.

Korora 22 Linux Officially Released Based on Fedora 22, Drops Support for Adobe Flash

Monday 3rd of August 2015 04:50:16 AM
On the first day of August, Chris Smart was more than proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of his excellent Korora 22 Linux distribution based on the well-known and highly acclaimed Fedora 22 operating system.

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Manjaro Community Proudly Presents The Release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13.1 i3 Edition

Today, August 4, Bernhard Landauer, the maintainer of the i3 community edition of the Manjaro Linux distribution had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Manjaro Linux i3 0.8.13.1. Read more

GParted 0.23.0 Open Source Partition Editor Adds Support for Setting New Btrfs UUID

The developers of the famous GParted open-source partition editor software used by default on numerous Live CDs announced the release and immediate availability for download of GParted 0.23.0. Read more

Lumina Desktop 0.8.6 Released!

Just in time for PC-BSD & FreeBSD 10.2 (coming soon), the Lumina desktop has been updated to version 0.8.6! This version contains a number of updates for non-English users (following up all the new translations which are now available), as well as a number of important bug-fixes, and support for an additional FreeDesktop specification. The PC-BSD “Edge” packages have already been updated to this version and the FreeBSD ports tree will be getting this update very soon as well. Read more

Find The Perfect Linux-Compatible PC With Ubuntu's Hardware Database

Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others — it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t — even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs. Most computers can run Linux, but some are much easier than others. Certain hardware manufacturers (whether it’s Wi-Fi cards, video cards, or other buttons on your laptop) are more Linux-friendly than others, which means installing drivers and getting things to work will be less of a hassle. Read more