|Story||My Triple-boot Netbook...No More||srlinuxx||27/01/2011 - 12:15am|
|Story||Open Source - Is it a Valid Direction for You?||srlinuxx||1||14/12/2005 - 2:01am|
|Story||Open source all the tasks||Roy Schestowitz||16/09/2014 - 7:47am|
|Story||Open source history, present day, and licensing||Roy Schestowitz||01/10/2014 - 3:20pm|
|Story||Open source love at first commit||Roy Schestowitz||28/07/2014 - 9:55am|
|Story||Open source not just software at Red Hat||Roy Schestowitz||03/09/2014 - 8:47am|
|Story||Open source tools help kids discover digital creativity||Rianne Schestowitz||26/09/2014 - 8:34pm|
|Story||Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing||Roy Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 12:53pm|
|Story||Oracle Doesn't Get Open Source||srlinuxx||23/11/2010 - 8:17pm|
|Story||Pardus 2011 RC, impressions from a common user||srlinuxx||08/01/2011 - 9:56pm|
Much of the good stuff about Pale Moon is under the hood. Taken together, all of it contributes to a more efficient performance. For example, Pale Moon is optimized for modern processors such as SSE2. A lot of the built-in bloat of the Firefox code is removed. That gets rid of things like accessibility features and WebRTC. The social API code is disabled by default.
Day 1 (2014-09-19): Fedora Meetup
On Friday morning we went to the VAIP office and had a Fedora APAC ambassador meetup the whole day. The meetup was set up for APAC ambassadors to discuss critical tasks. EMEA has had a lot of similar meetups, but for APAC, it was the first to my knowledge. (It was at least the first in this year.) To include remote participants who cannot make it at Hanoi, we also joined the #fedora-apac IRC channel. There we met gnokii, kushal, FranciscoD, etc. We also set up a pad on PiratePad.
Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi Model B+ powered build-your-own-laptop kit, soon could enable users to learn computer programming, designing and 3D-printing skills.
The Pi-Top team recently released details on its construction of a prototype computer in a Reddit post.
The developers plan to use the model in a Kickstarter campaign to generate funding for the project. They printed the prototype in four parts with a Rostock Max V2 printer.
Canonical only releases a single Beta version during the entire six-month development cycle, four weeks before the final version is made available. This has been the case for a while now, but not all flavors follow the same trend.
The new Ubuntu 14.10 is called Utopic Unicorn and the release made today covers the Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Although this is a Beta release for the operating system, it's pretty close to the final build and representative of the final product.
Proprietary, (aka nonfree) software relies on an unjust development model that denies users the basic freedom to control their computers. When software's code is kept hidden, it is vulnerable not only to bugs that go undetected, but to the easier deliberate addition and maintenance of malicious features. Companies can use the obscurity of their code to hide serious problems, and it has been documented that Microsoft provides intelligence agencies with information about security vulnerabilities before fixing them.
The best distro is $MY_DISTRO: Zealots come and zealots go, but they seem to always overstay their welcome in the FOSS realm. You would think that someone who has more than two IQ points to rub together would realize that perhaps his or her distro may not be best for someone else. Sadly, that’s not the case. It’s My Distro Uber Alles for them, and if you’re not using the distro they use, then you must be an idiot.
They’re wrong, of course. We know who the real idiots are, and they need to stop this nonsense.
Today in Linux news, The Document Foundation celebrates four years with the release of LibreOffice 4.3.2. Bash exploit "Shellshock" is making more headlines today as servers and devices are under attack. Bruce Byfield looks at the thankless job of community managers and Jack Germain test drives the Pale Moon Web browser. And finally today, Jack Wallen explains the difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Firejail is a SUID sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications. The core technology behind Firejail is Linux Namespaces, a virtualization technology available in Linux kernel. It allows a process and all its descendants to have their own private view of the globally shared kernel resources, such as the network stack, process table, mount table, IPC space.
Arbor Solution has launched a rugged, Android-based “Gladius 5″ handheld with a quad-core SoC, 5.5-inch touchscreen, dual SIMs, NFC, and barcode scanning.
Arbor calls the Gladius 5 a rugged tablet, although compared to earlier Gladius models such as the 7-inch, Linux-ready Gladius G0710S, this 5.5-inch model is really more of a phablet. The handheld runs Android 4.2 on a MediaTek MT6589 system-on-chip, which features four ARM Cortex-A9 cores clocked to 1.3GHz and an Imagination Technologies PowerVR Series5XT GPU. The Gladius 5 has a big brother in the relatively new, 7.85-inch Gladius 8, which runs Android 4.4 on a newer MediaTek MT8382, a cousin of MediaTek’s MT8125.
After Mozilla released the latest Firefox 32.0.3 Internet browser, the Ubuntu maintainers were quick to make the new version available to the supported OSes.
According to the Ubuntu security report, fraudulent security certificates could have allowed sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet. "Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and others discovered that NSS incorrectly handled parsing ASN.1 values. An attacker could use this issue to forge RSA certificates."
Self publishing a book has never been easier. There are numerous open source tools that you can use to create a book.
Having published three ebooks, and being in the process of putting together another one, I’ve learned that after writing a book there are a few more things that you need to do before sharing your book with the world.
If you're publishing your book in the EPUB format, you need to check the book to ensure it's properly formed. And, if you're selling your book through Amazon.com's Kindle Library, you need to convert your EPUB to the format that the Kindle supports.
The Linux kernel is one of the most important packages in a distribution, so everyone is paying attention to what the Ubuntu developers will decide to implemented. It's been already established the branch of the kernel that will be used in Ubuntu 14.10, but it remains to be seen what specific version will be used.
LibreOffice 4.3.2 hits the marketplace just before the fourth anniversary of the project on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The community has been growing for the past 48 months, attracting at least three new developers per month plus a larger number of volunteers active in localization, QA and other areas such as marketing and development of local communities.