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It is over 2 years (almost 3) since I last reviewed Linux Lite. Linux Lite is a lightweight distribution built for ease of use. It uses the XFCE desktop environment and is based on Ubuntu LTS. The best features are the Lite Installer and the Control Centre. It competes in the same space and Linux Mint XFCE or MATE, Xubuntu, SolydXK, Zorin Lite etc.
Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb. An Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs has launched $99 presales on its Dojo security device, with shipments due March 8. After the first year, yearly subscriptions cost an additional $99 per year. CEO Yossi […]
We've just been informed by the developers of the Q4OS GNU/Linux distribution about the general availability of the first stable release of the ARM port of the OS for Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs (single-board computers).
Online ad networks and search engines love it when you surf around. Everything you do-every page you load, every query you type-helps them build a profile of you, the better to sell ads targeting your interests. Spy agencies are probably also happy to track your online moves.
During its testimony on security weaknesses among federal agencies this week, the Government Accountability Office detailed a number of critical elements that make up effective protection systems.
If you spend a great deal of time at the Linux command line, you need a good shell terminal application, ideally one that has support for tabs and split screens.
A brief analysing of the distinction between weak and strong copyleft (sometimes called viral licensing - a pejorative name for copyleft licences) based on the European Directive on the legal protection of computer programs.
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.5 - a completely Free and Open Source NAC solution for GNU/Linux. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This major release brings tons of new features such as TCP and DHCPv6 fingerprinting support, SecurityOnion and Nessus 6 integration, Paypal and Stripe billing engines support, new RADIUS filtering engine and much more!
Imagination’s IoT-focused “Creator Ci40” SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, and Brillo on a dual-core MIPS CPU, and offers Raspberry Pi and MikroBus Click expansion.
Building from source has never been the most popular choice of the less experienced Linux users who are always in the seek for a pre-built package. This is especially the case with Ubuntu users who like convenience and GUIs over power and terminals. Unfortunately, everything in the Linux world gets first released as source, and then it gets packaged for the various distributions and architectures, meaning that you will most probably never find a package of the absolutely latest version of a software that got just released. Thankfully, building an Ubuntu package is a simple procedure that doesn't require any technical or coding knowledge at all. Here's a step by step guide on how to do it.
Almost everyone has a recipe to share, don't they? You don't have to be a cook or an enlightened foodie to know a recipe or two.Maybe it's a week-day meal that makes your family say "Mmmm" like Chris Hermansen's pasta dish in our recipe collection below. Or a whatever's-in-the-fridge smoothie, but with one special ingredient. Or, you might have a family recipe tucked away in a drawer for safe-keeping that's been passed down through the generations.That's what our 2015 Open Recipe Collection is all about: recipes for food and beverages that contain people's stories, hints of their lifestyles and preferences. And, by their very nature, recipes are made for modifying, remixing, and sharing with others—just like open source.read more
Encryption and secure communications are critical to our life on theInternet. Without the ability to authenticate and preserve secrecy, wecannot engage in commerce, nor can we trust the words of our friends andcolleagues.
The developers of the Studio 13.37 GNU/Linux operating system based on Puppy Linux have announced recently the release of version 2.3 of their distribution targeted at professional audio uses.
A little while back, Rikki, Jen, and company at Opensource.com told me that they were asking people to share their open source stories about how they got interested in open source and started contributing.Well, for the bored among you, here is my story. As usual, share your feedback in the comments. I am curious to hear your mockery of my life choices back then.read more
USENIX, in cooperation with LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators), presented the 2015 LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference in Washington, D.C. USA from 8 November to 13 November. Two members of the KDE Community represented KDE at the Conference Expo, connecting with many of the 1,060 attendees to discuss successful large scale deployment and other KDE goodness.
Cloud storage is everywhere in today's multi-device environment, where people want to access content across multiple devices wherever they go. Dropbox is the most widely used cloud storage service thanks to its elegant UI and flawless multi-platform compatibility. The popularity of Dropbox has led to a flurry of official or unofficial Dropbox clients that are...
The average phone is discarded every 2 years, and computing equipment every 3 to 5 years. They are usually in full working order, or even if broken can still be used in other ways rather than discarding.
In part one of my series on using open source in research, I looked at LibreOffice, LaTeX, and two packages to use in psychology experiments. In this article, I show you software to help handle the data in your papers and disseminate the results.read more
Textpattern is flexible and easy to use open source content management system (CMS) written in the PHP programming language. Texpattern comes with full range of features and it allows you to easily create, edit and publish content on your website. In this guide we will install Textpattern on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP.