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Scrivener Software for Writers: The Linux Versoin

  • Greg Laden's Blog at Scienceblogs; By Greg Laden (Posted by gregladen on Aug 30, 2014 10:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Scrivener is a widely loved Mac-based writing tool used by many authors. The Linux version is a subset of the original, compiled from a subset of the Windows-based code. It is still cool, though.

Dropbox goes from 100 GB to 1 TB for $99/year ‘pro’ accounts in competitor-skewering move that’s great for Linux

Dropbox just dropped a bomb in the cloud-storage race, upping the amount of space for customers with its $99/year “Pro” account from the not-nearly enough 100 GB to a very-comfortable 1 TB. That’s 1 terabyte, as in 1000 GB, for those counting along at home. It makes Dropbox that much more compelling. And it had to happen.

Bingo!... Is Not Patentable Just Because You Put It On The Internet

Another day, another story of stupid software patents getting stomped out of existence thanks to the Supreme Court's Alice v. CLS Bank ruling. As we've been noting, this ruling is looking like it's going to invalidate a ton of software patents (and that's a good thing). The latest one dumped was an attempt to patent bingo online. Yes, bingo.

How to install Suhosin on a Linux VPS

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 30, 2014 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, PHP
Suhosin is an advanced protection system for scripts and the PHP core itself. It is an open source PHP patch used for protecting the users and servers against numerous vulnerabilities and security flaws in the PHP basaed applications including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc…

Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month

Good news everyone! The Patent Office has granted a patent on a cure for cancer...

UberWriter Text Editor Review - A Writer's Dream Come True

UberWriter is described by its developer as a simple markdown editor, but it's so much more than that. It has only a handful of features and some people might be disturbed by its simplicity, but in the end everyone will love it.

The Open Source Game Corner Part 3

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 30, 2014 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The third part in my articles on giving some limelight to open source games, this time I have a completely different set to show you!

It’s made-for-TV patent war, as AT&T sues Cox

The majority of patent lawsuits today are brought by "patent trolls" that do nothing but sue—but suits between actual competitors do still happen. Case in point: AT&T has sued Cox Communications, saying that Cox has infringed seven AT&T patents covering everything from DVRs to methods for hiding "packet loss or frame erasure" over a network.

Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

Open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities

Keurig's Coffee DRM Already Cracked By Competitors; Will There Be A Lawsuit?

Earlier this year, we wrote about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, maker of the infamous Keurig single cup coffee makers, and its plan to DRM its next generation coffee pods. The original pods were going off patent, and competition was rising. So, of course, the solution is to come up with something new... and lock it down to make it less useful for consumers...

Google Chrome 38 Gets the 'Picture'

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 30, 2014 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Since the beginning of the Web era, the simple image tag has defined the use of nearly all static images. Google's new Chrome 38 beta browser will change that with the introduction of a new element known as "picture," which could usher in a new era of responsive design.

Developers Of The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Looking Into Linux

One of the developers of a ”next-gen” first-person mystery game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter tweeted out that they are looking into Linux as one of the platforms to release for.

Most popular cloud projects, Walmarts investment in open source, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2014 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the most popular cloud projects of 2014, how open source aids the Okavanga wildlife project, Walmart's investment in open source, and more!

Linux Mint Debian to Be Called "Betsy"

Linux Mint developers have decided to give a separate codename for their operating system based on Debian and it's going to be Betsy.

A track for everyone at OpenStack Summit

On Tuesday, the OpenStack Foundation released the schedule for the upcoming summit in Paris, France. It's a monster of an agenda, featuring over 150 accepted talks and sessions, out of more than 1,100 proposed and voted on by community members.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1 Officially Released, Experience a Retrospective Future - Gallery

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now available for download.

Vault: The Linux Foundation's new storage-focused tradeshow

The Foundation aims to bring together the world’s leading developers in filesystems and storage in the Linux kernel.

Did Red Hat’s CTO Walk – Or Was He Pushed?

It’s hard to believe the official story coming out of Raleigh, that CTO Brian Stevens abruptly resigned his position at Red Hat on Wednesday “to pursue another opportunity.” The company is being mainly mum on the subject, only offering a terse three sentence announcement on their website.

Fedora: From Live boot, to installation, to upgrade

Linux New Media, the publishers of Linux Pro Magazine, recently published a special edition issue called Free from XP, which features Fedora 20. Recently they posted the Fedora installation article […]

The Metro Redux FPS Games Will Require OpenGL 4 On Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 29, 2014 5:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
In an interview with eurogamer Oles Shishkovstov the chief technical officer of 4A Games made some remarks about the Linux version of the new Metro FPS games.

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