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April 21, 2014

21:03
Q: I'm nervous about keeping my online banking safe on my regular PC. Should I buy a Chromebook and use it just for that?A: Cheap laptops running Google's Chrome OS have a lot going for them as long as you don't need conventional, disk-based apps and rarely lack for bandwidth. These $200-and-up models ignore Windows and Mac viruses and update and back themselves up automatically.
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20:33
It come as no surprise that we are facing a crisis in education, with children being taught to use computers but not understand them. Despite a need for change being identified, the situation does not appear to be improving.
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19:35
It's all well and good us having "SuperTuxKart", but KartSim looks fantastic and aims to be much more realistic. With great graphics, sounds and customization!
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18:38
Beatrice Martini is the Event Manager at Open Knowledge. With a successful event behind her, the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva (2013), she is now organizing the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin that will take place July 15 - 17.
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17:41
We've been hearing rumors of an Amazon smartphone for years, and lately those rumors are heating up again --this time with some cool 3D effects. But it's going to take more than some gimmicks to get people to switch from the dominant players: Apple and Samsung.
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16:44
From March 31 to April 4, Free Software desktop hackers from many of the largest desktop projects (including GNOME, KDE, Unity and LXDE-Qt) met to collaborate on specifications and tools to improve application interoperability between the desktops. Clarified standards are expected not only to improve the experience of running applications designed for one desktop inside of another, but also to provide a clearer picture of what is required from third party application developers approaching the Free Software desktop for the first time.
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15:47
Dead Island: Riptide is an action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Polish studio Techland and published by Koch Media's game label Deep Silver, released in April 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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14:49
As the second long-term support release of the Edubuntu, this version will be supported for 5 years, until April 2019. The Edubuntu development team will also provide 'point releases' in sync with Ubuntu to offer new installation media containing all the latest bug fixes and hardware enablement stacks. As usual, Edubuntu inherits most of the changes that occur in Ubuntu. Additionally, this release brings you: Epoptes 0.5.7, an update to the popular classroom management software suite; new major version of LTSP (5.5.x), including numerous bug fixes, speed improvement, lowering bandwidth requirements and improving fat client support.
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13:25
Do you never miss a new strip from xkcd? Read webcomics regularly? Or would you like to back up all the strips of your favorite website? Hopefully, the open source community has the solution: a command line program to download all your favorite webcomics from your terminal. Before we begin, remember that you should keep […]Continue reading...The post How to download webcomics from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to access Amazon S3 cloud storage from command line in LinuxHow to download YouTube playlist in LinuxHow to sync Google Drive from the command line on LinuxHow to check Internet speed from the command line on LinuxHow to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux
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12:28
When I began my current job at Algoma University as the systems librarian, I really had no idea what I was getting into. Despite a decade in library information technology (IT), I felt nervous over my primary task: to help develop and administer Evergreen, an open source library catalogue system. The problem? My experience was almost totally in the world of Windows.
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10:41
This year I attended my first GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California (it took place the week after the Game Developers Conference). Hosted by NVIDIA, the event featured a range of talks from a large array of market segments including automotive, motion picture, gaming, scientific, cloud, system integrators, and startups.
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09:44
In this tutorial, I am going to talk about setting up emacs so that it will be easier for new users to get to their programming or editing tasks without much barrier.
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08:46
Global Product Security has determined that the following products have used OpenSSL cryptographic libraries which have been reported as vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160. Oracle has issued fixes for these products. Further mitigation instructions required to prevent the exploitation of this vulnerability may also be provided at a later time.
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07:23
Hoping to catch the attention of those upgrading from dead-end Microsoft operating systems, Canonical this week released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the desktop.
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05:29
I’ve spent a good share of my time asking myself what would have to change in order to make Linux on the desktop a viable choice for the mainstream user. I became curious enough to ask you a question: if you could wave your magic wand and change only one thing about Linux or even the Linuxsphere in general, what would it be? Let’s take a look at what some of you had to say.
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01:03
A joyful, casual puzzle game that will tease both your wits and your memory! Well that's what the developers claim anyway.
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April 20, 2014

23:08
Announcing the release of Lubuntu 14.04, a lightweight variant of Ubuntu that provides the minimalist LXDE desktop and a selection of light applications. Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment; PCManFM, a fast and lightweight files manager using GIO/GVFS; Openbox, a fast and extensible default window manager of LXDE; LightDM, a simple GTK+ greeter; Firefox, the famous web browser; based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Improvements since Lubuntu 13.10: LTS Support (3 years), and more.
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21:14
Fifteen years ago Linux was going to take over the world. Today, Linux is everywhere and no one blinks when a company builds on an open source stack. Microservers may be the same way. But this revolution will take some time to play out. In our microserver special report, Nick Heath noted that microservers, ARM and Intel-based, are being used for specific workloads such as serving Web content, but enterprises are all about multipurpose computing for a wide range of applications.
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19:20
Emmabuntüs is a desktop GNU/Linux distribution which originated in France with a humanitarian mission. It was designed with 4 primary objectives – refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations like the Emmaüs communities, promoting GNU/Linux among beginners, extending the life of older equipments and reducing waste by over-consumption of raw materials.
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17:25
Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box. You install it on a DVD or USB drive, boot up the computer from the drive and, voila, you’re pretty close to anonymous on the internet. At its heart, Tails is a version of the Linux operating system optimized for anonymity. It comes with several privacy and encryption tools, most notably Tor, an application that anonymizes a user’s internet traffic by routing it through a network of computers run by volunteers around the world.
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