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August 30, 2013
While it is possible to use GnuPG to encrypt or decrypt files manually, you can use various GUI frontends for GnuPG. One such GUI frontend is GNOME Seahorse, which can manage various types of encryption keys including PGP keys, SSH keys, passphrases, etc. This tutorial describes how to PGP-encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign documents on Nautilus by using Seahorse plugin.
To those people, there’s nothing you can say to convince them that a violation of privacy is a violating of privacy, whether the victim(s) have something to hide or not. But worse than that, they fail to see that this matter has implications that go beyond personal privacy.
Symphytum is a personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces. In fact collecting data is part of our lives, however, organizing information is not always easy, especially without the right tools. While big companies use notable database management systems with advanced functionality and tailored procedures, many people are still using spreadsheets as a database replacement for personal use, because of its simplicity.
iWave Systems unveiled a tiny computer-on-module based on Freescale’s Vybrid VF6xx system-on-chip, which integrates an ARM Cortex-A5 processor along with a Cortex-M4 microcontroller. The RainboW-G16M-µMXM module provides up to 1GB RAM and 2GB flash, offers numerous interfaces including networking, video, audio, camera input, USB, CAN, GPIO, and analog I/O, and runs over an industrial temperature range.
The latter being the current active branch, with more features than the former. The 1.x branch does not get new features, only bugfixes. The other difference between the two branches is that the 1.x branch is compatible with Python 2.7, while the 2.x branch is compatible with Python 3.3.
Chances are you’ve already heard that New Zealand passed a new Patents Bill this week making software patents illegal. So rather than summarize this news story, let me just pass along some links to articles that take a look at various angles on this exciting news.
The top Linux developers are getting older and The Linux Foundation is addressing the issue. It's not that Linux's core developers are "old." After all, Linus Torvalds, Mr. Linux himself, is only 42. But for a few years now, the core Linux kernel developers have been aware that the top programmers have been getting older.
While x86_64 hardware has been very common for years and it's now almost impossible to find new PC hardware that is x86-only, the Ubuntu download pages have continued to recommend the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux by default for new desktop installations. Fortunately, that may finally change.
Here's how you can install App Grid, an alternative to the Ubuntu Software Center, in Ubuntu 13.04. You can filter apps by name and rating, categories, as well as installed or pending installation. Sign in with your Ubuntu One account to buy apps or post reviews.
Use Darling to run OS X applications on your Linux Mint computer
Cube Trains is a free puzzle game where you build elevated railways in a city. It features 3D puzzles, unlimited undo/redo, and smart placement of pieces. The non-linear level graph means you don't have to beat a level before unlocking the next one. The game comes with a built-in level editor, so you can build and share your own corners of the city.