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August 21, 2013
The open-source Mozilla Firefox Web browser has its roots in the Netscape browser that has long since faded from active use on the Web. Firefox has evolved significantly over the years from that historical base to become a leading light in the development of new Web technologies. That evolution has accelerated significantly since 2011, when Mozilla moved to a rapid release process with new browser updates coming approximately every six weeks.
When it comes to text search within a pdf document, pretty much all pdf reader software support it (be it Adobe Reader or any third-party pdf viewer). However, it becomes tricky when there are more than one pdf document to search. This tutorial describes how to search multiple pdf documents for text by using recoll.
All computer systems can suffer from malware and viruses, including Linux. Thankfully, very few viruses exist for Linux, so users typically do not install antivirus software. It is still recommended that Linux users have antivirus software installed on Linux systems that are on a network or that have files being transfered to the device. Some users may argue that antivirus software uses up too much resources. Thankfully, low-footprint software exists for Linux. To better understand antivirus programs, it may be beneficial to understand malware itself.
The following tutorial will teach all Mozilla Firefox users how to re-enable the Blink Tag (also known as the [he]lt[/he]blink[he]gt[/he] element) and the blink effect from the text-decoration: blink; CSS property on the latest stable version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
In terms of features, Plasma Media Center (PMC) is not yet at the level of XBMC, but it looks really nice and appears to have a lighter footprint than XBMC. The keyword here is “appears,” because when I checked the memory used for just running, without any activity, PMC uses almost twice as much memory as XBMC.
Every Linux distribution is different in terms of how software is installed. Linux distributions use different installation file types, package managers, and commands for installation. Even within a single form of Linux, there are different types of package managers. This article will explain how to install software on Debian-type Linux system and how to use a few of the different Debian package managers and installers as well as some useful information about Debian files and repositories.
The open-source FreeBSD operating system is often in the shadow of its open-source cousin, Linux. FreeBSD is, however, a mature and stable operating system that is now quite literally at the very core foundation of what makes the Internet work. Global DNS and dot-com Top Level Domain operator VeriSign is among FreeBSD's users and is now aiming to help advance the open-source project through new sponsorship.
Groklaw, the 11-year-old website devoted to covering legal disputes related to open source software, has announced it will shut down rather than risk the government reading its e-mail. Groklaw founder Pamela Jones (commonly known as "PJ") wrote today that she is not confident the government won't someday be able to crack her encrypted e-mails. "There is no way to do Groklaw without e-mail," she wrote. "So this is the last Groklaw article."
Thinking about launching a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign to fund a custom Linux-powered SBC for powering your dream product? Gumstix says it has come up with a better way: find 50 collaborators, agree on a design, and have first articles of your custom SBC built and booting Linux in under three weeks. Sounds tempting, but [...]
Build systems are deeply siloed by development language and primarily rely on the '80s model of spelling out targets and instructions. But new tools, such as Gradle, that cater to polyglot apps and the needs of continuous delivery are finally emerging.
One week after the release of KDE Software Compilation 4.11, Plasma Media Center 1.1 has been officially released. With this updated KDE multimedia interface comes YouTube integration, improvements to ease of use, and much more.
The nonprofit Linux Foundation announced conference programs and keynotes for LinuxCon Europe and its first CloudOpen Europe, which will be co-located with Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE), the Automotive Linux Summit, and about a dozen other open source events in Edinburgh, Scotland during the week of Oct 21-25.
Computer worms are considered to be one of the best weapons in a computer attacker's arsenal. Through these computer worms, evil-doers intrude into computer systems to destroy files, attack other computer systems, steal data and so on. The concept of a computer worm is not new; attackers have been using worms to attack computer systems for decades now.
Yesterday, the latest version of the m23 software, m23 rock 13.2, was released by the m23 project team.The deployment tool for Linux now comes with full support for Debian Wheezy on server and client, can now integrate LinuxMint 15 clients and added some tweaks to accelerate client installation.
Maybe, the most realistic football simulation, Football Manager 2014 from Sports Interactive, is available to Pre-Order now, and the great news for Linux users is: FM is finally coming to Linux.
OS News has a short but pithy article about whether or not Android is really Linux, and if it's actually just another Linux distribution. The article has spawned a spirited discussion in the comments section, as many people have passionate feelings about Android and Linux.
Arrow Electronics and Terasic have announced a $249, Linux- and Android-ready SBC development kit built around Altera’s hybrid ARM+FPGA Cyclone V SoC, supported by a RocketBoards.org community site. The Sockit Development Kit offers 2GB RAM plus I/O interfaces including VGA, audio, gigabit Ethernet, and USB, plus high speed on-board expansion via off-the-shelf or custom expansion cards.