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January 27, 2014
About two weeks ago, on January 10th to be exact, a call went out for a massive Internet protest, not unlike the protest two years ago against SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation. On that day, David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, one of the founders of the planned protest, said, “Today the greatest threat to a free Internet, and broader free society, is the National Security Agency’s mass spying regime. If Aaron were alive he’d be on the front lines, fighting back against these practices that undermine our ability to engage with each other as genuinely free human beings.”
I was introduced to the Wikimedia movement primarily as a communications consultant for Wikimedia Foundation’s first Global South project that began in India in 2011. My work with the Wikimedia Foundation and editing Wikipedia has helped me take a hard look at myself as a woman of colour from India in technology.
The choice is not whether to allow the NSA to spy. The choice is between a communications infrastructure that is vulnerable to attack at its core and one that, by default, is intrinsically secure for its users.
"I'm troubled to see so many developers, including GCC developers, conflating various social troubles in the GCC community with the choice of license. I think it's impossible to deny that culturally, the GCC community faces challenges, like any community that has lasted for so long. Indeed, there's a long political history of GCC that even predates my earliest involvement with the Free Software community (even though I'm now considered an old-timer in Free Software in part because I played a small role — as a young, inexperienced FSF volunteer — in helping negotiate the EGCS fork back into the GCC mainline)."
Hammerwatch the hack and slash dungeon crawler has been updated for Linux & Mac mainly to provide better stability for us, hooray!
Yesterday I delivered some interesting results showing Freescale's i.MX6 quad-core ARM SoC outperforming one of the original Intel Atom SOCs, with both devices being from low-powered Linux-friendly CompuLab PCs. While the full review of the i.MX6-based CompuLab Utilite is still being written, here's some more preview benchmarks comparing the quad-core i.MX6 to the Atom Z530 to a NVIDIA Tegra 2 to a low-power Ivy Bridge CPU.
This tutorial will help you install Plone 4 on a virtual server with Debian Wheezy and Nginx installed on it.
Apple founder Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt apparently kept a secret pact to institute a “no-hire” policy in which each executive promised not to recruit each other’s workers. Yet the tech superstars are just two of the business leaders to be implicated in the wink-wink agreement, which reportedly included Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar.
Setup a centralized Logging Setup using some of the best opensource products available today. We will use elasticsearch to index and store our logs, awesant is a lightweight daemon to send the log files to our centralized server.
January 26, 2014
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/pub/files/Ridcully/dr_tony_young.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 26-Jan-2014[/b]This article considers some problems I had when I tried to set up and use the latest version of what I still consider is a superb email client: KMail. I believe that this package is no longer intended for the "stand-alone" user, but is firmly aimed at multi-user networks. Attention is also drawn to another far less important but still extensively used KDE4 package, the patience card-game software which I believe has been degraded due to over-development.
This release brings many important performance-related changes, such as systemd as the default init system, a new desktop-optimized kernel and compressed memory. Also, we have rewritten our menu builder. With this release, the central part of the system, the menu, is faster than ever. Other noteworthy changes are the support to window snapping and an easy-to-use tool to add launchers to the panel.
today we have a special guest here at our desk! Ladies and gentlemen, we present you our friend Sancho Lerena from Pandora FMS. In case it doesn’t ring you any bell, Pandora FMS is a monitoring software which helps you to detect problems before they happen, managing your IT infrastructure: servers, networking and applications. So, if you want to find a job or if you are currently employed as Linux/Network Administrator then you should be aware of it. Here’s a little summary of Pandora from Unixmen.
LaTeX is a document preparation system and document markup language for high-quality typesetting. The system was originally developed by Leslie Lamport in the early 1980s. LaTeX is based on Donald E. Knuth's TeX typesetting language. Lamport says that LaTeX “represents a balance between functionality and ease of use”.
As alluded to in days earlier after finding major open-source Radeon driver improvements -- including the newer RadeonSI Gallium3D driver -- I've been conducting a fresh graphics card comparison spanning many graphics processors and looking at the latest open-source driver performance on the Intel, NVIDIA, and Radeon fronts under Ubuntu Linux.
Paolo Bacchilega had the pleasure to announce that gThumb 3.3.1 is available for download, a release which brings several new features, as well as user visible changes. gThumb is an open source, easy-to-use and intuitive image viewer and browser utility that is mostly used under the powerful GNOME desktop environment.
The Matrix MXE-5400 updates Adlink’s MXE-5300 model released in 2012, which ran on the “Sandy Bridge” generation of Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors. Adlink skipped over the 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” core processors and went straight for Intel’s 4th Gen. “Haswell” line of Core CPUs, specifically targeting the quad-core, 2.4GHz Core i7-4700EQ. The company is also working on a Matrix MXC-2300 model that runs on an Intel Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) processor.
New ISO images include the latest update pack: KDE has been updated to version 4.12.1; LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.1.4; Firefox has been updated to version 26.0 and Thunderbird to version 24.2.0; these community packages were added to the community repository - grub-customizer, kdeconnect, plasma-mediacenter, xfce-theme-manager, xfwm4compositeeditor.
One of the many problems with DRM is its blanket nature. As well as locking down the work in question, it often causes all kinds of other, perfectly legal activities to be blocked as well -- something that the copyright industry seems quite untroubled by.