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April 14, 2014
When it comes to file managers, the choices can be made from a very wide range, from simple, minimalist ones like Thunar up more feature-rich ones like Konqueror and GNOME Commander, or the console ones like Midnight Commander.
April 13, 2014
Looks like Civilization is getting a reboot and it's called "Civilization: Beyond Earth". The great news is that multiple sources are stating Linux is a platform of choice now for Firaxis.
For the next ten years, scientists will be probing the human brain in software form. It could revolutionise mental health research and lead to machines learning like us...
As sometimes happens, I recently needed to print off a portion of a public-domain work that's been scanned to portable document format and made available for download via Google Books. As the case proves to be at times, the original book had pages with fairly wide margins; when that sort of scanned book gets printed on letter-sized paper, you end up with a smallish text-box in the middle of a page that will have something like two-inch margins.
Kubuntu versions usually ship with a pretty standard set up of KDE, and Trusty makes no exception. You will find the clean, default and usual KDE interface, but fear not, for it is highly configurable and you can practically make it look and behave in any way you like it. Kubuntu ships with one of the latest and bleeding edge versions of KDE, 4.13.0.
Existing SelekTOR 2.xx for Linux users should consider upgrading to version 3.02 for a much improved experience and well its free so what have you got to lose doesn’t everyone love free stuff :)
The companies know what to do about Heartbleed now. Here's what you, as an individual, need to do now.
PaintSupreme is a powerful image manipulation tool available for Linux, with support for various painting tools, layers and effects, and written using Qt3. The paid version costs $5.99, however a trial version is available for those interested in a commercially supported alternative to Photoshop on Linux.
Moebius: Empire Rising an adventure game from Jane Jensen is already confirmed for Linux and we mentioned recently the Linux release has been delayed. We now know what is causing the delay.
There is exactly one Windows machine left in my house. I feel like I barely even know how to use it anymore, with the exception of its dedicated purpose: it runs my embroidery machine. And you only think whatever the latest video game you tried to crack was proprietary, locked-up madness. It takes two USB dongles in the computer that runs the embroidery machine—one for the software that drives the machine and one for the design software. You know that means it costs a small fortune. Thus, I've regularly looked for the latter (I'm not holding out any hope for the former), but had no luck until Embroidermodder 2 launched its Kickstarter campaign.
Business Process Management (BPM) continues to garner attention in organisation and enterprise architecture, bridging information technology and business. It is a holistic management approach that enhances business effectiveness and flexibility on the basis of a set of standardized IT technologies and tools.
April 12, 2014
Aaeon unveiled three Linux-friendly Mini-ITX SBCs fitted with Intel’s 4th Gen Core and Atom D2550 SoCs and aimed at a range of embedded and industrial apps. Aaeon’s three new motherboards use the 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX standard to cover a variety of industrial and vertical markets. The EMB-QM87A and EMB-CV2 are designed for networked video […]
With Ubuntu 14.04 closing in to the release date, which is set for April 17th, I took Lubuntu for a spin from the daily live ISO image. Lubuntu is the most lightweight distribution in the Ubuntu family (the other one being Xubuntu which uses Xfce), using LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment), as well as a set of applications intended to be low on resources.
Back in December, we noted that the House Judiciary Committee had approved an unfortunately watered-down, anti-patent troll bill. It was better than nothing, but we hoped that the Senate would approve a much stronger version. For a while it seemed like that was likely to happen, but... those who abuse patents are pretty damn powerful. Even those who have been hit by patent trolls in the past, like Apple and Microsoft, have decided to join forces in lobbying against meaningful patent reform. They've been pushing to water down the Senate's bill, taking out nearly everything that would make the bill useful -- and it appears that they're succeeding.
By now, you've heard about the giant Heartbleed security hole in OpenSSL, the extremely popular Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) library that's used by almost all BSD, Linux, and Unix servers. What you may not know is that, like a ticking time bomb, that same bug may be within your cloud.
Earlier this week there was a important vulnerability discovered in openssl. Please see previous announcements on this list for how to update and secure your Fedora installs. The vulnerability was […]
Fedora Present and Future: a Fedora.next 2014 Update (Part III, "Governance, Progress, and More Ideas")
This is part three of a series based on talks in February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. You should start with Part I, ”Why?”, particularly if your first response on reading this is to… ask why. That part covers the background and outlines some problems we are trying to solve.