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Why patent trolls go to East Texas, explained

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 11:50:04 AM
Recent changes to patent law have made it easier to beat patent trolls, but it hasn't made the patent hotspot of East Texas any quieter. In fact, it's been in the news more. Massive numbers of patent troll suits continue to be filed there, and the judge who hears most of them has erected barriers to defendants seeking to have their cases disposed of early.

Android apps are flooding on to jailbroken Win10 phones

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 10:52:53 AM
Uh, SatNad – are you sure this is what you want? The addition of Android compatibility for Windows phones was called a "suicide note" back in April, and now somebody's composing the first draft. Intrepid tinkerers have opened up previews of Windows 10 for phones to allow a wide range of Android apps run without modification. Reports suggest that at this stage, far more Android apps crash than run well.

Linux Kernel 3.2.71 LTS Brings s390, x86, Btrfs, EXT4, and JBD2 Improvements

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 09:55:42 AM
The seventy-one maintenance release to the Linux 3.2 kernel has been announced by Ben Hutchings, a release that brings mostly updated drivers, but also some architecture, networking, and sound improvements.

Why We Need Venue Reform to Restore Fairness to Patent Litigation

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:58:31 AM
Back in 2011, This American Life toured an office building in Marshall, Texas, and found eerie hallways of empty offices that serve as the ‘headquarters’ of patent trolls. Trolls love the Eastern District for its plaintiff-friendly rules, so they set up paper corporations in the district as an excuse to file suit there. Meanwhile, defendants find themselves dragged to a distant, inconvenient, and expensive forum that often has little or no connection to the dispute.

How to apply and revert a Magento security patch on a Linux VPS

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:01:20 AM
Magento is one of the most popular open-source eCommerce platforms and it is used by thousands of merchants worldwide. It provides a variety of enterprise-class features, but one thing that makes Magento a favorite over its competition is the security. To resolve a variety of security issues, Magento support releases security patches that should be applied to the Magento installation. Today, we are going to show you how to apply and revert a Magento security patch on a Linux VPS.

Linux Mangaka Koe - Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 07:04:09 AM
After the success releasing NYU with a lot of passion, we decided to start creating KOE witch reached the final stage yesterday!KOE is based on Kubuntu 14.04 with vanilla KDE 4.13.3 core libs containing manga drawing, viewing, anime playback and as well subtitle programs out-of-the-box. We beg for your patience at booting, the system has not a boot-logo (to look more intuitive with the KDE desktop) but positively it ship some customization to fit the way as a complete beautiful Operating System made just for you!

GOG Now Has Nice and Friendly Linux Installer

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 06:06:58 AM
The GOG distribution platform started to release Linux games less than a year ago, but it's made great progress in the meantime. Now, the developers are working on a new installation for Linux games that should be much easier to use.

Google’s WiFi router runs Linux, offers home automation hooks

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 05:09:47 AM
Google and TP-Link unveiled a Gentoo Linux based “OnHub” WiFi-ac router for consumers with 13 antennas, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, controlled by a mobile app.

Why did you start using Linux?

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 04:12:36 AM
In today's open source roundup: What got you started with Linux? Plus: IBM's Linux only Mainframe. And why you should skip Windows 10 and go with Linux.

How open source helped one woman break into the tech industry

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 03:25:16 AM
Open source communities have been paving the way for innovation for years, and recently they've been paving the way for diversity in the IT fields, too. For some women, the way into technology was clear and well-lit. Others faced harsh criticism from their families, friends, and society. Thankfully, open source communities are creating a level playing field, enabling women from all over the world to learn, contribute, and make their mark in more

The Egg, a handheld Tizen webserver, emerges at IDF

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:37:56 AM
Eggcyte is demoing its redesigned, handheld “The Egg” personal server device, which runs Tizen Linux on a quad-core Atom, and offers up to 256GB of storage. On Oct. 29, 2014, Eggcyte cancelled its Kickstarter project for its somewhat ovoid shaped personal server device, dubbed The Egg. The project had only nipped at the edges of […]

How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 01:50:36 AM
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization extension for the Linux Kernel. There are many Operating systems that are supported by KVM, which include Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and others. This tutorial explains the installation of KVM on an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and how to create a Ubuntu guest VM.

Another root hole in OS X. We know it, you know it, the bad people know it, and no patch exists

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 01:03:16 AM
Be careful what you run. If you're using OS X Yosemite, watch out for malware exploiting a new way to take complete control of your Mac. A vulnerability has been found in Apple's operating system that allows ordinary software on the computer to gain all-powerful root privileges, allowing dodgy apps to install new programs, create users, delete users, trash the system, and so on, without the owner's permission.

Sub-$500 industrial PC runs Linux on 3rd Gen Celeron

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 12:15:56 AM
Acnodes unveiled an under $500 “FES8685? computer with a dual-core Ivy Bridge CPU, plus SATA, serial, USB, GbE, HDMI, VGA, mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi. With the FES8685, Acnodes has taken a trip down memory lane, replacing the Intel 4th Gen Core “Haswell” CPUs of the FES8680 released earlier this year with a 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” Celeron 1047UE. The FES8685 runs Linux or Windows on the dual-core, 1.4GHz chip, which runs at a TDP of 17W. As a result, the computer is sold for about $175 less, at just $496 with 2GB of RAM.

Standards of Political Civility and Darwin's Finches

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 11:28:36 PM
I wrote this piece five years ago. Sadly, it's still timely today. Only the names have been changed to update the idiots

Hack Amazon's Dash buttons to do things other than buying stuff

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 10:41:16 PM
Amazon's Dash buttons are tiny adhesive physical triggers that can order for you, through the magic of WiFi, anything you need to stock up on. But that's not the limits of their power, if you're willing to tinker with them.

Official 5MP Camera Module Connects to All Available Raspberry Pi Models

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 09:53:56 PM
Not too many people know that the Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC has a very good and powerful camera module that can be used to take high-definition video.

LinuxCon North America: Day 1 highlights

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 09:06:36 PM
Zemlin says that an impressive 64 million lines of code has been added to projects hosted by the Linux Foundation since they became collaborative projects. That's thousands of unique contributors creating billions of dollars of value, he says, and he isn't even including the Linux kernel in that code count.

Build a "Virtual SuperComputer" with Process Virtualization

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 08:09:25 PM
Build and release is a complicated process. I really don’t need to tell anyone that…but I did anyway. But a rapid, precise feedback cycle that notifies whether the latest build of software passed successfully or not, and one that tells you WHAT failed specifically instead of just “operation failed,” can mean the difference between being able to quickly fix defects, or not discovering those defects until later in the project’s lifecycle, thereby increasing exponentially the cost and difficulty of fixing them. IncrediBuild has been addressing precisely this with Microsoft TFS for years, and is now reinventing their tool for Linux developers.

Top Tweaks for the Linux Desktop

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:12:14 PM
These days installing Linux on your computer is fairly straightforward. Even when it comes to installing your favorite Linux distro onto a PC using UEFI. The tweaking takes place when you're trying to setup the desktop environment for your daily tasks. This can be everything from creating custom preferences to installing software to make your usage more pleasant. In this article, I'll share my favorite tweaks for the Linux desktop.

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