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Open Source Day to build FOSS skills at Grace Hopper conference

Thursday 9th of October 2014 01:38:27 AM
Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration this year starts today! The program is committed to helping women grow their skills and interest in using open source technologies."Our program philosophy is about tackling disaster response challenges in partnership with other industry and technology experts," said Harmony Mabrey of Microsoft Disaster Response.For the first time this year, Open Source Day is providing opportunities for women of all skill levels to participate in this important more

Serious Sam 3 BFE: 90% Off on Steam

Thursday 9th of October 2014 12:41:16 AM
Serious Sam 3: BFE is a first-person shooter, a prequel of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, set in a futuristic universe, with single-player, multi-player and coop modes.

Data Recovery Techniques on Linux

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 11:44:05 PM
Data Recovery Techniques on LinuxWhen one of my friends called telling me that he had accidentally deleted some important files from his drive, his exasperation was understandable. It happens to everyone at some point of their computer-using lives. Unfortunately, in his case, those were some extremely important documents that, had he not recovered them, could have proven very costly.

Google Patches Chrome for 159 Security Vulnerabilities

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 10:46:54 PM
In total, Google is patching 159 security vulnerabilities in Chrome 38, which is one of the highest numbers of security-related fixes for any single browser ever released. Going a step further, Google noted that it also made "113 relatively minor fixes" that it found with its open-source Memory Sanitizer application. Other browser vendors likely might have also counted the 113 memory fixes in their security totals, so for argument's sake, let's say that Chrome 38 fixes 272 security related issues.

The Cow Says, Have Fun!

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 09:49:43 PM
Sometimes, when the clock hits 3:00am, and you've been in the serverroom since 9 o'clock the previous day, you start to get a littlebatty. That's the only explanation I have for programs like cowsayin Linux. Still, I'm glad they're there, because life wouldn't be nearlyas fun without them. Here's a quick list of silly Linux programs off thetop of my head.

Pocket-sized mobile touchscreen web server runs Tizen

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 09:08:09 PM
A mobile personal web server called “The Egg” runs Tizen on an Intel Atom and features a 12-hour battery, a 2.4-inch touchscreen, and up to 256GB of storage. Arizona-based startup Eggcyte has taken to Kickstarter to push a more private alternative to public cloud storage and social networking sites. The Egg is available in packages […]

Researchers Release USB Exploit & Incomplete Fix on GitHub

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 08:20:49 PM
Now that a working exploit of the USB vulnerability that’s baked-in to the USB standard has been released, it might be a prudent move to no longer employ any USB devices that aren’t already under your control until this situation has been fixed.

Whats new with Fedora Badges

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 07:27:13 PM
Hey Everyone, It has been a while since we had a badge post, with getting ready for Fedora 21, Shellshock and getting planning started for Flock 2015, things have been […]

Coding is fun! Europe Code Week is back

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 06:30:02 PM
Europe Code Week is organized by Neelie Kroes' Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission and runs from October 11 - 17 this year. It's a program all about teaching kids and adults how to code and understand more about more

Stronghold 3 for Linux 80% Off on Steam for Linux

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 03:53:33 PM
One week after its initial release on Steam for Linux, Stronghold 3 is available at an 80% off price in a special promotion that will end on October 13.

SUSE, MariaDB and IBM team up to tame Big Data

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 02:56:22 PM
SUSE and MariaDB (the company formerly known as SkySQL!) officially teamed up today, joining forces with IBM Power Systems, in a partnership that promises to expand the Linux application ecosystem. According to sources at SUSE, customers will now be able to run a wider variety of applications on Power8, increasing both flexibility and choice while working within existing IT infrastructure.

Open IoT alliance to tackle smart, connected LEDs

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 01:59:11 PM
The open source AllSeen Alliance, which is standardizing IoT built around Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform, has launched a Connected Lighting Working Group. The Linux Foundation announced the AllSeen Alliance last December to promote Qualcomm’s cross-platform AllJoyn open source project for Internet of Things interoperability. Since then, the Allseen Alliance has launched a number of working groups, […]

The best Markdown editors for Linux

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 01:02:00 PM
In this post, I share with you the few that I consider the best Markdown editors for Linux. And every single one is better than your traditional text editor like GEdit, Tomboy, Kate and KWrite. Why?

Time to Replace XFCE?

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 12:04:49 PM
The XFCE Linux desktop has much to recommend it, yet users might also look at alternatives.

Docker Acquisition Hints at Future Enterprise Virtualization Plans

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 11:07:38 AM
The hot virtualization vendor makes its second acquisition in as many months with the purchase of Koality; what is it building? -

COM runs Linux on quad-core Marvell Armada XP SoC

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 10:10:27 AM
Pactron announced a Linux-based “Sherwood” COM Express Module and hardware development kit built around Marvell’s Armada XP SoC featuring four ARMv7 cores. Silicon Valley based contract manufacturer and ODM specialist Pactron is debuting on LinuxGizmos with a COM Express Type 5 module based on a system-on-chip that’s been around for awhile. The Armada XP is several years old, but was only fully documented by Marvell this July. The Sherwood COM Express Module uses the quad-core version of the SoC, which has ARMv7 cores somewhat similar to a Cortex-A9 design. Other modules based on the Armada XP include Cogent Computer’s SODIMM-style CSB1726, which is also available with the dual-core version.

CherryTree 0.35.0 Released How to Install in Ubuntu

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 09:13:16 AM
CherryTree is a powerful notes-taking application with features like rich text support, syntax highlighting, support for images, lists, tables, a spellchecker, and support for importing or exporting to and from various formats.

How to speed up slow apt-get install on Debian or Ubuntu

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 08:16:05 AM
If you feel that package installation by apt-get or aptitude is often too slow on your Debian or Ubuntu system, there are several ways to improve the situation. Have you considered switching default mirror sites being used? Have you checked the upstream bandwidth of your Internet connection to see if that is the bottleneck? Nothing […]Continue reading...The post How to speed up slow apt-get install on Debian or Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install software packages in non-interactive batch mode on Debian/Ubuntu How to find which package a binary file belongs to on Debian/Ubuntu How to list all files contained in a Debian package How to check package dependencies on Ubuntu or Debian How to install .deb file with dependencies

On dates and stuffed non-dates

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 07:18:54 AM
Nothing gives my wife the Screaming Meemies like dates in spreadsheets. Unless she formats the target cell in advance as text, the spreadsheet will turn a perfectly innocent, non-date string like 23/2/6 into '23-Feb-2006'. When she types 6420-11-3, according to both LibreOffice Calc and Gnumeric, she really meant 3 November 6420. And nothing she can do will persuade the spreadsheet to re-format '23-Feb-2006' as 23/2/6. Once a date, always a date. Our house regularly echoes with "I HATE spreadsheets!". But there are workarounds...

German City Gummersbach Drops Windows XP and Gets SUSE with a MATE Desktop

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 06:21:43 AM
Germany is now at the forefront on open source because many cities in this country are either considering the switch to Linux or they have already finished this process. Now, the German city of Gummersbach is reporting that the administration is now almost exclusively running on Linux systems.

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