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A few weeks ago I was able to attend the Mini Maker Faire in Cleveland, Ohio where I got to meet with local makers and discuss a variety of subjects including Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing, and programming. One of the highlights of my trip there was meeting Dave and Lauren Egts. Lauren was there presenting on the Scratch Game she designed: The Great Guinea Pig Escape.
According to our Software Preference Poll, FOSS Force visitors will use commercially developed software, especially if it’s the best software for the job, but would prefer to use community developed, noncommercial software. Absolutely none of our visitors said they’d prefer commercial software.
Toshiba has yet another crack at the Android tablet market. Does it finally have a hit on its hands?
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
So when an email arrived in my Inbox from the developers announcing ROSA Desktop Fresh R1, describing it as a new name distribution “based on the ROSA Fresh platform,” and that it is “targeted at advanced users and enthusiasts who will appreciate rich functionality and freshness of distribution components without serious loss of quality,” I thought, that should be an interesting distribution.
What is the most obvious way to tell other people you use Linux. Talk to them!
But what if there are too many people, and you can’t talk to [all of] them really… But still want to get the message "I am a Linux user" delivered? In this case, put this message on something visible. Computer sticker, mug, pen – the options are there. And, of course, with this summer season asking us to change clothes to something light, T-shirt is a nice way to promote your favourite operating system too!
On May 22, eighteen senior officials from the Singapore Government gathered at the FutureGov lunch briefing Open Source, Open Government—to discuss how open source technology can drive openness and innovation in the public sector.
The senior IT decision makers attending the event were from agencies such as the Ministry of Health, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore Management University, and the Ministry of Communications and Information, among others.
If you have other partitions than just the linux partitions in your computer, you will sometimes need to automount them at startup, for showing up on your conky config, or continuing a torrent download .. etc. With the old releases of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, the common advice you will find is to use pysdm, a GUI tool, to automount the partitions. However, since Ubuntu 12.10, pysdm has been removed from the repositories so I will teach you a trick to automount partitions without installing anything.
How-To configure your MySQL to use PAM and/or Active Directory authentication with percona-pam-authentication plugin, and then use your existent AD or Linux users to connect to MySQL databases.
It’s time for me to write a very few words about Aaron Swartz. When he died back in January, I didn’t write anything. I didn’t know him, but other writers did and they were busy grieving and sharing memories of him online and in print. I didn’t know much about him then. I know much more now.
What is Semplice? It is based on Debian and uses Openbox as its default WM. Unlike #!, which is based on Debian Stable (and issues preview releases based on the future Debian Stable release), Semplice is based on Debian Unstable "Sid", which allows it to be maintained as a rolling-release distribution. It generally works pretty well, though it was a little slow and resource-heavy, which are not characteristics typically found in a Debian-based Openbox distribution.
After delivering the Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell benchmarks on Ubuntu Linux this week already, which focused mostly on the processor performance, in this article are the first benchmarks of the Haswell OpenGL Linux performance. Testing was of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core found on the i7-4770K, which under Linux is supported by Intel's open-source driver.
The sequel to Audiosurf is heading to Linux! Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience, sadly it seems the first one won't be coming but the sequel Audiosurf Air will be! Just like the original Audiosurf, you can play to relax or you can play to compete on the high score boards--your experience is up to you. I'm so looking forward to all of you getting your hands on this game!
This article describes you how to upgrade MySQL to MariaDB in ten simple steps. We have already shown you How to Migrate from MySQL to MariaDB on FreeBSD. I assume that you already have installed MySQL latest version and it’s up and running now.
Reference management software is software for academics and authors to use to record and use bibliographic citations. This type of software typically uses a database to store the bibliographic references, together with a system for filtering the list in a format needed desirable to scholarly journals and publishers. This category of software is one of the most useful digital tools for a researcher today. It enables users to import references from sources, manage and edit the references, export the references, format the bibliography, and in accordance with international standards. Researchers and academics appreciate the essential functions offered by reference management tools, minimising the tedious task of collecting, organising and citing their sources.
Will modern C++ replace C#? Does Microsoft push developers to adopt C++ programming language? Many developers are talking about modern C++ popularity and migrating back to C++ from C#. It seems the suspicions are correct. Microsoft is pushing C++ to come back and become more popular.
Cobbler simplifies system provisioning by centralizing the tasks that are involved in setting up and administering an installation server. This article discusses some of Cobbler's features, how to install it, and how to create a configuration suitable for automatically installing multiple client machines.
Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel sat down at LinuxCon Japan 2013 for a "fireside chat" (sans fire), ostensibly to discuss where Linux is going. While they touched on that subject, the conversation was wide-ranging over both Linux and non-Linux topics, from privacy to diversity and from educational systems to how operating systems will look in 20-30 years. Some rather interesting questions—seemingly different from those that might be asked at a US or European conference—were asked along the way.
The Lima driver is slowly but surely progressing for supporting ARM Mali graphics hardware in an open-source world. A Mesa driver has been started, their demo code can be faster than the binary driver, user-space memory management is being tackled, and evidently the management at ARM Holdings isn't too happy...
I was recently on a quest to find a CMS solution to redesign and maintain the LXLE website. I wanted light yet robust and feature packed. Kinda of a tall order but was managed very well once I discovered GetSimple CMS. It's quick and powerful. It has features that every website needs, but with nothing it doesn't.
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