The Wine development release 2.0-rc6 is now available.
Barring last minute regressions, this is expected to be the last release candidate for 2.0.
Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron
Any program you run can read your clipboard, and its contents linger until another copy event or a reboot. Modern browsers enable multiple ways for malicious websites to read the clipboard contents (or add items in), so eliminate the worry by using a script with cron that auto-clears your clipboard regularly.
I don’t listen to the radio that often, but when I do it’s certainly not in the traditional way. Like many, I listen to internet radio on my PC using a Linux radio app. A small selection of such players are available.
Computers have been shrinking for years, and the revolution has only accelerated in recent times. As chipmakers focus on creating processors that sip power without sacrificing performance, thermal concerns have largely been alleviated in modern CPUs. Because of that, today’s pint-sized PCs offer enough performance to play HD video and satisfy Office jockeys, the opposite of the janky, compromised experience of yesteryear’s microcomputers.
From PCs-on-a-stick to discreet boxes no larger than a deck of cards, let’s take a look at the wide range of computers available that can fit in the palm of your hand—starting with the one that brought teeny-tiny PCs to public attention.
The ability to run an application sandboxed is a very important feature of flatpak. However, its is not the only reason you might want to use flatpak. In fact, since currently very few applications work in a fully sandboxed environment, most of the apps you’d run are not sandboxed.
While not everyone in the U.S. is familiar with it, EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organization, and it has just launched a new innovation program called HopsWorks to work on a next-generation Hadoop open-source software framework for distributed storage and processing of very large data sets.
The idea is to leverage Hadoop's Big Data strengths in a new type of software framework, and a whole new startup comany will be created to take it to market.
Dr. Jim Dowling, Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS Swedish ICT) and the leader of EIT Digital HopsWorks Innovation Activity, said: "Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware. Our product, dubbed 'Hops', will provide the first truly multi-tenant, elastic Hadoop distribution service with unified batch and streaming."
Rumors have been flying since at least December that Oracle is on the verge of shutting down its Solaris Unix operating system, as well as discontinuing its SPARC server line. Well, at long last Oracle has spoken (excuse the redundancy), and as with most rumors, these had a smidgen of truth, but missed the mark.