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May 18, 2014
The recent trend toward open-spec computer-on-modules was given a jumpstart by Olimex earlier this month with its first three open source COMs. The Bulgarian firm, which is known for its community-backed, Allwinner-based oLinuXino branded single board computers, based two of the modules on the Allwinner A13 and A20 system-on-chips, respectively, and ventured out to the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 for its AM3352-SOM.
Tails has been a curiosity to us for a while now, long before Snowden made it known to the mainstream. Cropping up every now and then on Distrowatch, we acknowledged that it existed and its list of features seemed to convey that the team knew what they were doing in constructing an ultra-secure and privacy-driven Linux distro. Now post-Snowden and Heartbleed, with the need for journalists and whistleblowers to have true internet privacy, we’ve come to see Tails as a necessity in the changing tech world.
Integrating DRM facilities into HTML5 is the antithesis of everything that has made the Internet and the World Wide Web successful. It is directly contrary to the interests of the vast majority of Internet users everywhere, and especially in Europe.
The latest and greatest in open source RTS gaming is here with 0 A.D. alpha 16! Featuring some really awesome new kit.
Last month Google offered refunds to users who bought a fake antivirus app from Google Play, but the scam seems to be catching on and security researchers have recently identified similar apps in both the Android and Windows Phone app stores.
High fives are in order for Google's Gmail team, as Gmail is the first Android application to notch 1 billion downloads in its belt. The feat, which actually occured a few days ago, was announced today by Google VP Sundar Pichai, who posted the achievement on his Google+ page. It was a succinct (albeit excited) recognition, though crossing 1 billion downloads doesn't mean there are a billion people using Gmail.
Road Redemption has shown off a brand new trailer crammed full of crazy, it's actual game-play too of the spiritual successor to Road Rash.
Antergos 2014.05.14 RC is available for testing. Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program.
May 17, 2014
This tutorial will describes how to installing LXQt 0.7.0 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. As we know, LXQt is a new lightweight desktop environment, the mergence of LXDE and Razor-Qt, its a new open source desktop environment that aims to bring LXDE with various dedicated applications in QT.
GParted 0.18.0-5 is available. GParted Live is a business card-size live CD distribution with a single purpose - to provide tools for partitioning hard disks in an intuitive, graphical environment. The distribution uses X.Org, the light-weight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux kernel. GParted Live runs on most x86 machines with a Pentium II or better.
Thierry Carrez, who has been in charge of OpenStack release management since 2010, discusses key elements of OpenStack project management. He has the task of making sure that OpenStack developers are working together and platform releases occur on time.
Like Axiomtek’s Atom E3800-based PICO822 single board computer, the new PICO121 SBC uses the 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form-factor and features optional I/O. This time, however, you can choose between two I/O expansion board options. For further customization, you can call upon a PCI Express (PCIe) slot, and both full- and half-sized mini-PCIe slots, with the full-size slot supporting mSATA.
The official containerisation solution for security on Samsung phones and tablets has passed muster with GCHQ. It’s now deemed safe enough for UK government employees to get a Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S3 S4 or Galaxy S5 all of which run the Korean firm's KNOX software.
Entangle is an application that uses the PTP protocol to allow the user to control digital cameras from within Fedora. You simply connect your compatible digital camera to fedora, fire up entangle, and start taking photos. The Entangle user interface also allows you to tweak the settings of the shot (e.g. aperture and shutter speed) right from Fedora, without having to play with these settings on the camera itself.
Here’s the latest from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on the battle to keep DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) out of the Web. This is case of the forces of good being less powerful than the forces of evil. And knowing how this things go, I don’t see how this can be reversed.