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How Copyright Makes Culture Disappear

A few years ago, we wrote about some research by Paul Heald that did an astounding job visually demonstrating how much copyright law today harms the dissemination of content. The key graphic was the following one: What it shows is that while new books are available for sale, they quickly go out of print and are basically not available -- until you get down to 1923, at which point the works are in the public domain.

ZevenOS 6.0 Screenshot Tour

I am proud to announce the release of ZevenOS 6.0 - the 'Good-bye' edition. Good-bye because its released at the end of this year and will be the last ZevenOS version for a long long time. This release is based upon Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and will be supported for 5 years. As ZevenOS 5.0 was released more than a year ago this new version brings in many changes like Linux kernel 3.13, X.Org 7.7 and PulseAudio 4.0. All the tools you love from ZevenOS are back again in updated versions. OpenShot was updated to 1.4.3 with the new melt backend, Inkscape to 0.48.4, AbiWord to 3.0. Brasero was replaced by Xfburn and we now also include the sysctl speed patches and zram enabled by default to gain more overall speed. ZevenOS still is the best linux distribution with a BeOS touch.

Samsung turns to Tizen for new Smart TVs

Samsung says it will use Tizen Linux in all of its 2015 Smart TVs, which will feature WiDi and BLE for sharing and mirroring content with mobile devices. The Linux-based Tizen OS project has long had a smart TV profile under development, and it seemed only a matter of time before Samsung would put Tizen […]

LG tips new 4K TVs running WebOS 2.0

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 3, 2015 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Following up on its well-received first batch of WebOS based smart TVs, LG has announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD TVs that run an updated 2.0 version of the Linux-based OS. Following up on its well-received first batch of WebOS based smart TVs, LG just announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD […]

Will Patents Ruin The Most Important Biotech Discovery In Recent Years?

Although not many outside the world of the biological sciences have heard of it yet, the CRISPR gene editing technique may turn out to be one of the most important discoveries of recent years -- if patent battles don't ruin it.

January 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Security

By default, Linux is designed with a moderate amount of security in mind. For that, I am incredibly grateful. If you struggle with maintaining security in your environment, this issue hopefully will encourage and educate as opposed to making you feel guilty.

Banana Pi, Spiderman arm, and World of USO

  •; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on Jan 3, 2015 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: ARM, Games
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at 3D printing for NASA, the Banana Pi, adventures with the R language, and more!

Hats Off to Mozilla

Firefox turned ten years old last November and celebrated the occasion with a new version (33.1) that featured a much-welcomed developer edition. It also featured a "forget" button that lets you backspace through time, blowing away history, cookies and open tabs: one more privacy tool for the shed.

Download the desktop version of North Korea Linux 3.0

In today's open source roundup: You can now download version 3.0 of North Korea Linux. Plus: Android-x86 4.4-r2 (KitKat-x86) released, and Flappy Bird comes to Android Wear.

Cloud 5: OpenStack yearly review, Microsoft cloud ambitions and three wishes for 2015

We look back at a fruitful year for OpenStack, Microsoft's cloud ambitions could mean fewer resources for Windows, and three cloud wishes for the new year.

Open source carries software-defined storage forward

Software-defined storage will come into its own in 2015, and open-source software will carry it there.

Google Fiber, Net Neutrality & More…

It seems that Google hasn’t always been able to gain access to infrastructure such as utility poles, ducts, conduits and rights of way in their attempt to bring speed-of-light Internet access to the U.S. one city at a time. The company claims that reclassifying service providers as common carriers would open the door and give it access.

Watch free movies with Isoplex on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac

Isoplex is a free and cross-platform computer software designed in the style of the famous Popcorn Time application, giving users access to millions of movies for free. With Isoplex, you won’t have to install a BitTorrent client, locate a reliable BitTorrent website, search for your favorite movies and wait hours or even days to download them at the highest quality available (usually 1080p).

North Korea Linux 3.0 (Red Star OS) screenshot tour

The desktop version North Korea Linux 3.0 is finally available for download and install, thanks to the same guy who initially brought us the server version of North Korea Linux. The ISO download has been popping up all over the place on torrent sites...

Installation and getting started guide with Amazon Glacier storage on the Linux system

Glacier is a low cost cloud storage provided by Amazon Web Services. There are certain time limitation when retrieving your data so be sure that this is a right service for you before you decide to use Amazon Glacier service. Generally Amazon Glacier service is great for all digital archiving and backup needs, where the archived files do not need to be retrieved instantly.

A year in the life of OpenStack

What a year for OpenStack! With two shiny new releases, two excellent summits on opposite sides of the Atlantic, countless new features, and an ever-growing community of users and developers, it truly has been a year of progress for OpenStack. read more

3 Ways To Create A Lightweight And Persistent Xubuntu Linux USB Drive

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jan 2, 2015 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide shows 3 different methods for creating a persistent Xubuntu USB drive. It is the first in a series of posts looking at Xubuntu and will get you up and running with Xubuntu in a live environment.

How to set up a cross-platform backup server on Linux with BackupPC

Just in case you haven't been able to tell from my earlier posts on backupninja and backup-manager, I am a big backup fan. When it comes to backup, I'd rather have too much than not enough, because if the need arises, you will be grateful that you took the time and effort to generate extra […]Continue reading... The post How to set up a cross-platform backup server on Linux with BackupPC appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally How to create a secure incremental offsite backup in Linux with Duplicity How to back up a Debian system using backupninja How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Install MODX on a Debian 7 VPS

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 2, 2015 6:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
The following tutorial will guide you through the details on how to install and run MODX on a Debian 7 VPS.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.2 (GNOME)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 2, 2015 2:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, Linux
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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