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March 31, 2014
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs, and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources.To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch, with multiple global open organizations, an Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership.The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has led the way in using open policy requirements in solicitations for grant requirements first with its Career Pathways Innovation Fund Grants Program,
This is an overview providing 10 Linux open-source replacements for various commercial power tools, most of them available only on Windows.
March 30, 2014
Good news goat fans, Goat Simulator is officially coming to Linux and promises some very odd action. One of the funniest games i've seen for a long time.
So, Star Conflict's Linux version was supposed to come out with their latest update and that didn't happen. We now know why!
It is easier to use GUI tools to setup keyboard shortcuts, but sometimes you need to map certain keys for typical purpose (e.g swapping caps and esc when using vim). In this tutorial I will try to list different linux tools that you can use to do these tasks (you might have to install them from the repository.
Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2 is available for testing. Try it out now if you want to help debug before our release in April 2014. General improvements throughout the applications and libraries await. Development of Kubuntu 14.04, the Trusty Tahr is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day.
Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once? Let’s face it - native Linux programs can be “a little bit” confusing. Of course there is a number of alternatives like Xarchiver, PeaZip, but even they are not always ready for immediate work. It is virtually impossible to pick any program that could be the best for everyone. Some applications excel only at certain points or go on compromises to achieve balance between functionality and usability. That’s the case of B1 Free Archiver.
This is part two of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. You should start with Part I,”Why?”, unless you are inclined to just […]
The second part in my articles on giving some limelight to open source games, this time I have a completely different set to show you! How exciting!
The United States Department of Justice wants to broaden its ability to hack criminal suspects’ computers, according to a new legal proposal that was first published by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
Fixing and upgrading iOS devices can be a rewarding business opportunity, so long as you don't mind having to fight Apple every step of the way. So says the founder of iFixit, who spoke at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco on Thursday. The repair outfit's CEO Kyle Wiens said there is little or no official public information for servicing the handheld gizmos:
We’re preparing Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS, the Trusty Tahr, for distribution in 17th of April 2014. With this final Beta (Beta 2) release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next stable version. We have some interesting things happening. Gnome-shell 3.10 is now included. GNOME Classic session is included.
Over the years, the Maxthon browser (formerly known as MyIE2 way back in the day) has spread its reach beyond Windows and into different platforms, including the Mac and three mobile OSes: Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Wondering where the love for Linux is at? You don't need to wonder anymore, because you can now download 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Maxthon for Linux.
March 29, 2014
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.
This, of course, created quite a stir among privacy advocates. So much so that the folks in Redmond on Thrusday announced a change of policy when it comes to riffling through people’s Hotmail accounts. They’re still going to do it, but in the future the company will publish stats regarding its breaking into people’s free Hotmail accounts. In other words, we’ll know just how much they do it.
"On March 27, 2014, Lenovo voluntarily recalled certain lithium-ion batteries. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between October 2010 and April 2011," the company said. "Lenovo is offering replacement batteries free of charge regardless of warranty status."The battery problems affect the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s lines. Batteries that came with the laptops, and those bought as spares, have been recalled, and the problems affect 3-cell, 4-cell, 6-cell or 9-cell parts.
In "How to Manage Btrfs Storage Pools, Subvolumes And Snapshots on Linux (part 1)" we learned how to create a nice little Btrfs test lab, and how to create a Btrfs storage volume. Now we're going to learn how to make live snapshots whenever we want, and how to roll the filesystem back to any point to any arbitrary point in time. This does not replace backups. But it's a great tool for quickly going back in time to a known good state. If you make a mess, for example a botched upgrade, this is a great way to keep your system up while you figure out what to do.
Now a German court has weighed in on the subject, with interesting results. The case concerned the use of a photo from Flickr, released under a CC-BY-NC license. The photo appeared on the Web site of Deutschlandradio, part of the German public broadcaster -- a non-commercial organization, that is. Alongside the photo, Deutschlandradio's Web site included the name of the artist, the license, and a link to its terms. Despite this, the photographer demanded 310 Euros plus costs on the grounds that Deutschlandradio had used the photo for commercial purposes.