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Three times this month, Xfce came up in conversation — online, of course, and in the realm of social media and in forum discussions — and the context in which each conversation came up had the desktop on the brink of closure, with one unwitting person saying that Xfce was dead.
Covering FOSS and Linux isn’t nearly as exciting as it was a decade or so ago — but that’s a good thing. Back then, we were at war with nearly every proprietary software vendor on the planet and faced threats from all directions, including up and down. To be sure, we didn’t start the wars we were fighting, as PROFAL (the People’s Republic of FOSS and Linux) only wished for peaceful coexistence.
Gumstix announced a gen-2 micro-areal vehicle (MAV) controller based on its tiny gumstick-sized Overo COMs, and customizable via a free online design tool. The Aerocore 2 is an update to the original Aerocore controller introduced last Spring. Like most hacker-oriented UAV autopilots, both Aerocore models run Nuttx RTOS for real-time control tasks, along with Linux […]
Most of us have learned to “play along to get along” and things are good for us. But that changed with the first usable iterations of the Internet…the first BBS if you were around for that era. It was then that we began operating under the assumption that we were anonymous online. That we could say or do anything and get away with it.
Version 5.0 of the RPi-compatible, Kodi/XBMC-oriented OpenELEC Linux distro for media players upgrades to Kodi 14, adds i.MX6 support, and drops Apple TV. OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a minimal, fast-booting Linux distribution popular on the Raspberry Pi that’s designed to showcase the open source Kodi (previously XBMC) media center software. The distribution […]
One leading cybersecurity firm, Norse Corp., said Monday it has narrowed its list of suspects to a group of six people -- including at least one Sony veteran with the necessary technical background to carry out the attack, according to reports.
In today's open source roundup: Watch the FSF's new video about free software. Plus: What causes digital piracy? And download Android 5.0 Lollipop wallpapers inspired by Google's Material Design.
You’ve probably read your fill of security prophets (many employed by security vendors) prognosticating about all the scary/wonderful security stuff that will happen in 2015. Rather than go down that too-traveled route, I’ve decided to take a different angle and discuss 8 buzzed-about vendor-wished-for phenomena that will not occur in the coming year, and will confuse your security posture..
This crew is taking credit for the Sony and Xbox hack... a member of the Lizard Squad hacking group, whos handle alias is “ryanc” aka Ryan caught the attention of the FBI... Sources are sketchy and unconfirmed but “Ryan” is said to be a 16 possibly 17 year old that lives in Finland.
I got a comment the other day offering the argument that cloud computing was nothing more than a rehash of shared mainframe resources with some fancy marketing to make it sound new, but the cloud is so much more than that.
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People want to be able to access TV shows, movies, ebooks and other forms of content right after they are released, not months and months later. Unfortunately the media companies remain utterly clueless about this point. They insist on trying to protect outdated business models, and they still seem to think that they control when and where their content is released. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. The Internet has made their content ubiquitous, whether they like it or not.
Windows phone (Lumia 1020) is probably the last place where you would expect to see Ubuntu, but a user has posted images with Ubuntu running on this device and they seem to be legit.