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December 15, 2013
Rights warriors enraged by ad giant's 180-degree spin on permissions filterPrivacy campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation is more than a little miffed at Google – after the Chocolate Factory pulled an Android tool that let users pick control the information apps can harvest.…
December 14, 2013
iWave tipped a Linux-ready Qseven module called the iW-RainboW-G17M-Q7, using Altera’s Cortex-A9/FPGA Cyclone V SX SoC and offering HSMC and PCIe expansion. Altera’s 28nm Cyclone V system-on-chip (SoC) has been out a year now and has appeared in an SODIMM-style Critical Link MityARM-5CSX COM and the Sockit Development Kit single board computer from Terasic. Like […]
Linux has come a long way in its short life, and it's more reliable and stable than ever. But things still go wrong, and you can diagnose and fix just about anything. Compositing window managers are a huge step forward in making graphical environments more stable. But sometimes your nice Linux graphical desktop still locks up, and then what do you do? Drop to a console is what you do, by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 on your keyboard. This takes you to a console that is independent of your graphical environment
Security once again is top of mind for the Firefox browser, and Firefox 27 will be the first browser from Mozilla to include default support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 specification. TLS is a cornerstone Internet security technology that is the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). TLS 1.2 was first defined in August 2008, offering security enhancements over prior versions of TLS and SSL.
If you think that Nokia is only concentrating on Windows handsets, think again. For a while now, the folks from Finland have been working on re-positioning Android to be used on their entry level line of phones called Asha. The project, with the code names Normandy and AoL (Asha on Linux), seeks to bring new life to the line by replacing the current operating system, Series 40, which is getting a little long of tooth.
The GNOME development team was happy to announce a couple of days ago, on December 11, that the third maintenance release of the stable Epiphany 3.10 web browser is now available for download and users are urged to update as soon as the package becomes available in their Linux operating systems.
Interesting news is that Double Fine has announced Hack 'N' Slash a formerly Windows-only Amnesia Fortnight prototype game that is now being made into a full game.
Today in Open Source: MintBox 2 reviewed. Will you buy one? Plus: Linux Mint 16 installs, and WordPress 3.8 released.
Don't get me wrong, I love The GIMP. We all love The GIMP, as our Readers' Choice awards show this month. If I'm being completely honest, however, I rarely have the need for such a powerful application. Usually, regardlessof what computer system I'm on, I pick Pixlr as my image editing program.
On December 12, the Yorba Foundation has unofficially announced that a new version of its Geary email client for the GNOME desktop environment reached version 0.5.0 and it’s available for download, or update where appropriate.
Maia is a colony building game set in the not-so-distant future. Your colonists make planetfall on a hostile world and you must ensure their survival and their safety, constructing their off-world habitat from almost nothing and sheltering them from a dangerous, often deadly environment.
This week, we look at why the president can't give up his BlackBerry, a mistake you should never make with Hadoop and why some CIOs continue to support their company's cloud initiatives in spite of NSA surveillance revelations.
December 13, 2013
While some of you may dismiss Chromebook as an incapable bare-bone laptop, the matter of fact is that sales of Chromebooks continue to soar while the rest of PC sales are plummeting. If you want to try out Google's Chrome OS powered Chromebook without purchasing Chromebook hardware, you can actually test-run Chromium OS as a virtual machine (VM). In this tutorial, I will explain how to install and run Chromium OS on VMware Player.