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Ubuntu Edge: Is there life after an unsuccessful crowd-funding campaign?

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The Indiegogo campaign was overly ambitious and missed its target by more than US$19 million. However, it also set the record for the most money raised from a crowd-funding campaign. read more...
permapage | score:9676 | -finid, August 27, 2013

OpenShift Online: a non-developer guide

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OpenShift Online is a developer-targeted service, but this article is aimed at non-developers, just to highlight the aspect of the service you can take advantage of. read more...
permapage | score:9675 | -finid, March 31, 2013

Hand of Thief trojan and your favorite Linux distribution

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The analysis also showed that HoT does not work as advertised, at least not yet. But the interesting part of the result of the analysis that peeked my interest concerns how HoT fared on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 19, two distributions it was tested on. read more...
permapage | score:9659 | -finid, September 8, 2013

Sagemath in the Cloud and Sagemath 5.11

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Access to the service is available after a free registration at cloud.sagemath.com. William Stein, a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, is the principal author of Sage and is also responsible for the hosted service. read more...
permapage | score:9646 | -finid, August 29, 2013

Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drives

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This is the second article on dual-booting Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 with Windows 7. But while the first one, how to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, showed how to do it on a computer with a single hard drive, this one gives a step-by-step guide on how to do it on a computer with two hard drives. read more...
permapage | score:9644 | -finid, July 25, 2012

Usability, user-friendliness and the Linux desktop

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He makes a somewhat valid point, but he’s attempting to draw a hard boundary between usability and user-friendliness, forgetting that one derives from the other. If you build a “usable” system, people will tend to say that it is “user-friendly,” regardless of the technical capabilities of the users. read more...
permapage | score:9640 | -finid, September 6, 2013

4 third-party repositories for Fedora 19

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There are any number of such repos that you can enable. The recommended ones to install are RPM Fusion and rpm.livna.org. The latter is complementary to the former, shipping only those applications that, for one reason or another, are not available in RPM Fusion. read more...
permapage | score:9629 | -finid, July 8, 2013

StartOS 6 GNOME 3 and KDE preview

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The very first edition of what is now called StartOS were based on Ubuntu, but the distribution has since dumped Ubuntu to become one that is not based on any other distribution. In other words, it is now an original or independent distribution, with its own package management system. read more...
permapage | score:9628 | -finid, July 7, 2013

Elementary OS 0.2 Luna review

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Rather, it uses a custom desktop interface called Pantheon, which like the Depth Desktop Environment of Linux Deepin, is built atop GNOME 3 technologies. read more...
permapage | score:9607 | -finid, August 25, 2013

PC-BSD 8.2 review

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PC-BSD 8.2 is the latest stable release of PC-BSD, the FreeBSD-based desktop distribution. The installer sports features not available on the prior stable release. One-click disk encryption, one-click ZFS-based installation, and support for a GPT disk partitioning scheme are features just coded into SysInstaller.

ZFS implementation on PC-BSD (and FreeBSD) is not at the same level as what is available on Oracle Solaris. ZFS Pool Version is at 31 and the ZFS File System Version is at 5. PC-BSD 8.2 ships with ZFS Pool Version 15 and ZFS File System Version 4. That just means that there are some cool features of ZFS that are not yet available on PC-BSD. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9600 | -finid, March 3, 2011

Linpus Lite 1.9 review

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Linpus Lite is one of those distributions that I’ve always hoped will be done right, considering that it is published by a commercial entity. However, with every release, it manages to fail in taking care of the little things that matter. Almost every desktop distribution suffers from the same problem. They get the big picture, but then it comes to delivering sane and sensible defaults and implementing features that a modern OS should have, they miss the mark. read more...
permapage | score:9593 | -finid, May 26, 2013

How to install Orange in Ubuntu 13.04

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It is one of many Python applications that expert and aspiring data scientists may use to mess with data. Orange is cross-platform, but because there are no installation binaries for GNU/Linux distributions, installing it on your favorite distribution entails building it from source.

The rest of this article shows how to build and install it from the downloaded source code. read more...
permapage | score:9573 | -finid, July 20, 2013

Fedora 19 review – Schrodingers Cat

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There are also specialty flavors designed for specific computing tasks (Design-suite, Electronic-Lab, Games, Jam-KDE – for the musician in you, Robotics, Security, and SoaS), and ready-to-run images for Cloud platforms. Installation images for ARM, PPC, and s390 architectures are also available. read more...
permapage | score:9555 | -finid, July 12, 2013

Dual-boot PC-BSD 8.2 ZFS and Windows 7

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ZFS has been described as a file system on steroids. It is supported on PC-BSD, and the installer on PC-BSD 8.2 has made setting up a ZFS-based system a whole lot easier. This article presents a 3-stage process for dual-booting Windows 7 and PC-BSD 8.2, the latest stable release of PC-BSD.

In stage one, unused space is reclaimed from an existing installation of Windows 7. Stage two involves the installation of PC-BSD on the reclaimed space. read more...
permapage | score:9540 | -finid, March 1, 2011

Develop your own Raspberry Pi OS

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Why use an existing operating system if you can bake your own? Well, for one thing, writing an OS is not an easy feat. It requires a lot of knowledge in a lot of areas regarding OS development. read more...
permapage | score:9526 | -finid, September 7, 2012

MATE vs Cinnamon

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The aim of this article is not to present a point-by-point comparison of the two desktop environments, but to present a general overview, so a new user has a top-level idea of what they are. read more...
permapage | score:9511 | -finid, June 4, 2012

Enable auto-login, create a guest user account on Fedora 14

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Fedora is one of very few distributions that does not have the auto-login feature in its graphical user management tool. Auto-login allows the system to automatically login a user without requesting authentication, that is, it enables password-less logins. While it is a very convenient feature, it is a security risk. Why? Because if it is enabled, any person with (physical) access to you computer can login and use the computer, with the same privileges that you have.

But if you must use it, this article will show you a very simple method of enabling it on Fedora 14. It will also offer a guide on how to create and manage a guest user account. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9492 | -finid, November 15, 2010

This is not just about your personal privacy

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To those people, there’s nothing you can say to convince them that a violation of privacy is a violating of privacy, whether the victim(s) have something to hide or not. But worse than that, they fail to see that this matter has implications that go beyond personal privacy. read more...
permapage | score:9468 | -finid, September 7, 2013

GhostBSD 2.5 review

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GhostBSD is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD. It comes as an installable Live DVD image and is developed by Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez. The latest edition, GhostBSD 2.5, based on FreeBSD 9, is the project’s fourth release, and was made available for public download on January 24.

This article provides the first review of this distribution on this website, and it is based on test installations of the 32-bit version. read more...
permapage | score:9442 | -finid, February 3, 2012

ARM-based EMB-2500: Like Raspberry Pi, but much better

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With the EMB-2500, SATA storage connectivity has come to an ITX form-factor, single-board SoC computer. read more...
permapage | score:9428 | -finid, April 30, 2013
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