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March 30, 2013
Beside being a linux fan, I'm also a long time amateur photographer, since the time of film and fully manual SLR, yes, I'm used to camera controls and manual focus. Today, as I was quietly at home, and wife and kid were already in bed, I decided to take some macro shots. But before, I wondered if there was any free or open-source software so I could connect the camera to the computer and shot it from there.
This February marked the 50th year anniversary of the "Please Please Me" single in the US and the start of a year-long program of events to celebrate the Fab Four (The Beatles) in their hometown of Liverpool.[he]nbsp[/he]Throughout the year of 1963, the popularity of The Beatles had been growing steadily with fan frenzy increasing. Beatlemania was officially declared on October 13, 1963 when The Beatles performed at the London Palladium to a British television audience of 15 million. Though The Beatles have been the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of pop music, their role in fostering the open source movement is often forgotten or slighted.
The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks is known as eCommerce. This type of trading offers many advantages over 'traditional shopping' for both the buyer and the seller.
This two-day introduction to Linux broadens attendees horizons with a detailed overview of the operating system. Attendees learn how to effectively use a Linux system as a valuable tool. They get familiar with the architecture and various components of the operating system, learn both graphical and command line tools, and learn to do basic networking. This class is scheduled for [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/class_schedule.html] April 13th - 14th, 2013 [/url] .
Claws Mail has many extra features compared to Sylpheed and is more powerful, yet is just as fast, lightweight and stable. Also, with the right plug-ins and theme loaded, it really very hard to beat. Many additional plug-ins are available. A simple search in (your package manager) will return numerous plug-ins to add to Claws Mail. Some common, very useful ones are, BogoFilter (spam), Clam Anti-virus, GtkHtml2 HTML Viewer (html emails), Notification, and vCalender.
The Double Fine Adventure finally has a name, a trailer and a website! Read the full article for more details. After deliberation and a community vote, the name for Double Fine's cross-platform crowd funded adventure game has been tentatively set as Broken Age (it may change in the future, but I've got a hunch it will grow on everybody).
Knights of Pen and Paper apparently a mobile hit (must of missed the hype),which has good reviews on google play 4.5/5 is heading its way over to Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS in the form of Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition. I cant find the original source of the information but apparently according to other news sites the Windows, Mac and Linux version will be available from Steam!
Are you experienced? The other day I wrote The Linux Desktop Mess ~ Linux Advocates and had a few interesting comments. Some of the comments were Pavlovian and entirely missed the point of my story, as if I am disregarding open source choice by suggesting standardization. Quite the opposite. I cherish choice as much as anyone else. The point of the story, missed by some, is that programmers follow standards and protocols all the time, some are elective and some are mandatory.
March 29, 2013
I’ve noted before that events in the real world involving North Korea have been closely tracking the plot of my book. But this morning’s news included a story that makes me seriously wonder whether my book has crossed the divide from predicting events to acting as a “how to” manual for real-world, state-supported cyber attackers.
ZFS on Linux reaches an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release. Version 0.6.1 not only brings the usual bug fixes but also introduces a new property called 'snapdev'. "The 'snapdev' property was introduced to control the visibility of zvol snapshot devices and may be set to either 'visible' or 'hidden'. When set to 'hidden', which is the default, zvol snapshot devices will not be created under /dev/. To gain access to these devices the property must be set to 'visible' This behavior is analogous to the existing 'snapdir' property.
Developer Brian Behlendorf has announced the release of version 0.6.1 of the native ZFS on Linux port. After over two years in experimental status, the developers now say the file system "is ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers." The native ZFS on Linux is based on the Solaris Porting Layer (SPL) which emulates underlying features of Solaris in the Linux kernel.
New kernel patches by AMD for the Linux kernel provide "frequency sensitivity feedback" for the powersave bias in cpufreq. This hardware feedback feature is to be introduced on future AMD processors. This patch-set allows the system to make more power conscious frequency changing decisions based upon hardware feedback. The hardware bits are to be found on "AMD Family 16h" processors and above, which is the forthcoming AMD "Jaguar" product. AMD provided the original Linux kernel support for "Family 16h" at the end of 2012.
As many of you know, part of my popularity analysis of GNU/Linux distributions includes search engine results. One thing I immediately noticed when I started analyzing the data was how fewer results Bing has compared to Google specifically for the term "Ubuntu Linux". At first, I thought that perhaps Bing simply hasn't indexed as much as Google and it will catch up. But over several ranking periods now, Bing is still, in my opinion, unusually low in "Ubuntu Linux" results.
Journalistic scepticism was lacking when stories about a DDoS attack 'breaking' the internet surfaced. This is a real future risk. A veteran Reuters reporter related a piece of advice given by his editor: "It's not just what you print that makes you an authoritative and trusted source for news, but what you don't print." He wasn't talking about censorship, he was talking about what separates journalism from stenography and propaganda: sceptical scrutiny. The professionalism of the craft isn't simply learning to write or broadcast what other people tell you. Crucially it is the ability to delve, interrogate and challenge, and checking out stories you've discovered through your own curiosity, or robustly testing what other people tell you is true.
We’ve all heard about flexible displays coming…coming…coming—but where are they? Rollable and foldable displays could create more possibilities for developers, who could create software to take advantage of dynamically reconfigurable screens. Do technical hurdles make these devices a mirage, or are they really on the horizon, and if so, what’s the ETA? Here’s a (flexible) look into the future.
The lastest version of the open source desktop for Linux and Unix systems adds a new Clocks application, a number of new settings panels and a number of design changes throughout the desktop environment. A Classic Mode has also been added