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Mozilla Ditches Google for Yahoo as Default Search on Firefox

Thursday 20th of November 2014 01:16:00 PM
Mozilla has just announced that it is breaking off with its primary sugar-daddy Google as the primary/default search provider in Firefox.

How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script

Thursday 20th of November 2014 12:18:49 PM
When you install new software in the terminal environment, you may often see informative dialog boxes popping up, accepting your input. The type of dialog boxes ranges from simple yes/no dialog to input box, password box, checklist, menu, and so on. The advantage of using such user-friendly dialog boxes is obvious as they can guide you to enter necessary information in an intuitive fashion.

FLARE – Free, Open-Source Action Role-Playing Game

Thursday 20th of November 2014 11:21:38 AM
FLARE is a really beautiful free and open-source 2D role-playing game which allows you to choose from various classes, each with their own strengths, buy new weapons and fight hordes of enemies in a fantasy world.

Despite losing Google as its cash cow, Mozilla isn't dead yet

Thursday 20th of November 2014 10:24:27 AM
Mozilla's deal with Google was ending. With it went most of the browser maker's income. But now a new deal with Yahoo promises new life for Firefox.

Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup

Thursday 20th of November 2014 09:27:16 AM
Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup

Purism seeks funding for 15-inch free software Linux laptop

Thursday 20th of November 2014 08:30:05 AM
In today's open source roundup: Purism wants to sell a Linux laptop that runs only free software. Plus: The Jolla Linux tablet easily surpasses its $380,000 funding goal, and how well does Nvidia's open source driver perform while running Linux games?

dpkg Developer Resigns from Debian Technical Committee over Systemd

Thursday 20th of November 2014 07:32:54 AM
Ian Jackson, a Debian developer and member of the Debian Technical Committee, has handed his resignation following the vote to preserve the freedom of choice for init systems.

Debian: 3074-2: php5: Summary

Thursday 20th of November 2014 06:35:43 AM
PHP Security Report Summary

Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?

Thursday 20th of November 2014 05:38:32 AM
With the rise and fall of the Silk Road-and then its rise again and fall again-the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as "a vast, secret, cyber underworld" that accounts for "90% of the Internet," it's time for a refresher.

Linux Based Robot Finds its Charger Automatically

Thursday 20th of November 2014 04:41:21 AM
This article contains a video of a homebrew Linux based robot automatically charging using location logging and ultrasonic sensors

Can the Linux-based Jolla Tablet take on Android and iOS?

Thursday 20th of November 2014 04:08:07 AM
The tablet market has long been dominated by Android and iOS. Oh sure, Microsoft has offered its Windows-based tablets, but nobody has seemed to care. Linux (Android aside) has not had much of a presence in the tablet market, but that may be about to change with the Jolla Tablet.

Install ffmpeg-php on CentOS 6 with DirectAdmin

Thursday 20th of November 2014 03:10:56 AM
In this post, we will show you how to install ffmpeg and ffmpeg-php on a CentOS 6 VPS with a DirectAdmin control panel.

Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

Thursday 20th of November 2014 02:13:45 AM
The ownCloud system has a calendar, address book, task manager, bookmark manager and file manager, among other features. These services can be accessed from any Web browser.

Red Hat Calls CloudFoundry the Unix of the Cloud VIDEO

Thursday 20th of November 2014 01:16:34 AM
Red Hat EVP and President Paul Cormier takes direct aim at his Platform as a Service rival.

Microsoft gets on board with open source

Thursday 20th of November 2014 12:19:23 AM
Last Wednesday Microsoft announced they are transitioning the server side of their .NET platform to open source. As stated on their website:Microsoft is providing the full .NET server stack in open source, including ASP.NET, the .NET compiler, the .NET Core Runtime, Framework and Libraries, enabling developers to build with .NET across Windows, Mac or Linux.

Run Linux on Android – part 1

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 11:22:12 PM
If you can’t wait for the launch of the official Ubuntu smartphones (the first models are supposedly due later this year), don’t want to shell out for a new phone anyhow, or would prefer to use a different version of Linux on a portable device, there is an alternative. It’s possible to run a variety of popular Linux distros on a standard Android smartphone or tablet – everything from a simple BusyBox toolset right up to a full distribution with a desktop environment. You don’t even need to root your phone for some of the methods that we explore in this feature.

DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 10:25:01 PM
DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is involved in a number of interesting projects, including robotic technology, and it looks like Ubuntu is playing an important role.

Dooscape 1.2 Released – A Web Browser with a Simple and Neat Interface

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 09:27:50 PM
Dooscape is a web browser written in Qt which features a simple and clean interface and is based on the QtWebKit engine. Dooscape has some neat features and takes a different approach compared to traditional web browsers.

5 open source projects making the world better you should know

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 08:30:39 PM
One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. And when tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to solve the problems as a community. These five projects you may not have heard of. They are attacking some of the world's biggest problems and making a true impact in people's lives.

Zentyal Server 4.0 : Linux Business Server Based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 07:33:28 PM
Zentyal Server 4.0, a small Linux business server that can be configured as Directory Server, Domain Controller, Zentyal Mail Server, Gateway, Unified Threat Manager (UTM), Unified Communications Server or a combination of them, has been released with many improvements, better and easier web management console, bug fixes and is now available for download.

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