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|Story||LibreOffice 4.3.6 "Still" Is Out with 110 Fixes||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 6:26pm|
|Story||Mozilla Firefox 36 Will Bring Support for HTTP/2||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 6:19pm|
|Story||Xfce 4.12 Should Be Released in One Week, at the End of February||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 6:15pm|
|Story||Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released – Detailed Review and Installation Instructions||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 6:11pm|
|Story||Creating Forms for Easy LibreOffice Database Entry on Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 6:03pm|
|Story||INTERVIEW: TIM O’REILLY||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 5:56pm|
|Story||Using play/pause buttons in Chrome with GNOME 3||Rianne Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 5:48pm|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 5:19pm|
|Story||5 ethical open source hacking tools for business||Roy Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 5:13pm|
|Story||4 tips for how to migrate to Drupal||Roy Schestowitz||20/02/2015 - 12:49pm|
- Chart of the Day: The Worrisome Rise and Domination of Software Patents in the United States
- Amid EPO Scandals, Call to Dissolve the EPO and Start All Over Again (With New Management and New Direction)
- English Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About Benoît Battistelli, Željko Topić, and EPO Tyranny
- Links 16/2/2015: CrunchBang is Back, OpenPi Reviewed
Sony’s been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both…what’s the word I’m looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won’t find on any other Android Wear. It’s the first with built-in GPS and a screen you can read without backlighting.
At the beginning of this month I wrote how I switched back to Fedora Linux on my main system to replace Ubuntu and also wrote about changes I made when installing Fedora 21 on my main system, a new ThinkPad ultrabook with Broadwell processor. There's three small things that annoy me the most though about using GNOME 3.x.
In comparison, the set-up of Arch Linux was a breeze and extremely fast once the hard drive partionning was figured out. I got a laptop that does not isn’t UEFI enabled so I had more choices and did not have to go through the rather complex tools such as parted or gdisk. I got to use cfdisk which I have relied on for several years.
Lenovo's new X1 Carbon is made of carbon-fiber construction as implied by its name and is very thin and light at 0.70" and just under three pounds. Lenovo claims that the X1 Carbon can last up to 10.9 hours with its lone battery, and continues with all of the features collected over the years with the various ThinkPad laptops/ultrabooks. This third-generation X1 Carbon also has much anticipated improvements to the keyboard and touchpad/trackpoint.
An open source project never dies. CrunchBang just showed this. The developers of the project recently announced that they are shutting it down and move on to do other things. The users were suggested to look for alternatives. It didn’t take that long for someone else to take over the helm.
A site called CrunchBang Plus Plus is bringing the distro back. They have already made a beta available for testing. They will be using Debian Jesse packages for the distro.
The OpenPi on first look is a curious device – a nondescript black box with merely an HDMI and a microUSB slot. There’s no real indication of what it might be, however cracking it open reveals a custom board connected to a Raspberry Pi compute module. Inside as standard is a wireless dongle and a bluetooth receiver for a mini-wireless keyboard/mouse combo. It seems quite simple, and to be fair in this state it is – it’s basically just a (fully-functioning) Raspberry Pi.
That’s actually the point of it though. With the compute module and the OpenPi board, you have full access to the usual Raspberry Pi power and settings and such. The selling point of the OpenPi though is that you can then take this board – which is completely open hardware – and modify the plans yourself to make a custom board that fits your needs. Wireless Things thinks of it as an easier way to create an internet of things, and they’ve succeeded in creating the platform to do this really.
on this day 12 years ago, I have released the first version of m0n0wall to the public. In theory, one could still run that version - pb1 it was called - on a suitably old PC and use it to control the Internet access of a small LAN (not that it would be recommended security-wise). However, the world keeps turning, and while m0n0wall has made an effort to keep up, there are now better solutions available and under active development.
The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles.
On the surface there isn't much difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu as Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (except for Linux Mint Debian Edition) and apart from the desktop environment and default applications there isn't really a difference.
In this article I am going to list 5 reasons why you would choose Linux Mint over Ubuntu. Now I am well aware that Ubuntu users are going to come back and say that there are loads of reasons to use Ubuntu over Linux Mint and so the counterargument to this list will be made available later in the week.
- The Case of Rikard Frgacic Versus the Croatian SIPO: Allegation of Corruption in Relation to Trademark Reassignment Under Željko Topić’s Watch: Part XVI
- FFII and the American IP Law Association Comment on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Envisioned by EPO
- English Translation of Article About Protest at Danish Consulate Over EPO Abuses
- Links 14/2/2015: Mageia 5 Beta 3 Released, TPP Imperialism
Only ten days from today, on February 24, Mozilla will upgrade its ever-popular Firefox web browser to version 36.0, a release that won't bring the highly anticipated native HTML5 playback on YouTube, according to a recent discussion on the Mozilla bug tracker, but will finally allow users to sync their new tab page’s pinned tiles across all of their devices where Mozilla Firefox is installed.