Virtual Private Network (VPN) services can be used for circumventing Internet censorship and accessing blocked content, but researchers warn that you shouldn't believe the companies' claims that they offer privacy and anonymity.
Project Ascension is a new open source project that aims to bring together all the major stores like Steam, Origin, and uPlay under one application. After numerous mockups and suggestions from the community, we finally have an official video that shows the progress made so far.
Last year Opensource.com named the Top 10 open source projects of 2014. And, six months later, we wonder where they are today?From the articles written by our authors and published on Opensource.com, we have an update about five of the projects from our Top 10 list. Do you have something to share about one of the other five? Let us know. You can also share w […]
Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that carried the XBMC name up until a few months ago, has been upgraded once more, and the first RC for the 15.0 Isengard version is now available for download.
When Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is into something, she's all in, and then she shares what she learns. For example, she doesn't just use Drupal, she wrote a couple of books about learning Drupal, and she created—and shared—a knitting pattern for Drupal socks. Using Drupal is how Emma Jane got started using Git.read more
Sean Michael Kerner reported yesterday on IT Business Edge that Ubuntu has earned its way onto Intel’s Compute Stick platform. The Compute Stick, a small form factor powered by a quad-core Atom processor with a USB port and a micro-SD card slot, can be plugged into any HDMI TV and — voila! — you have yourself a computing device. Once the sole domain of Windo […]
In today's open source roundup: Reddit moderators strike back against the site's management. Plus: Voat.co slammed with traffic, asks for bitcoin donations. And Voat.co redditors discuss the new onslaught of Reddit traffic.
Mozilla has finally released the stable version of Firefox 39 after it delayed the launch for a couple of days. It's not a major release, but it does have a few interesting features and quite a few bug fixes.
Changing or editing your kernel boot parameters is very important when you want to fix an issue that causes errors during boot, or test a new feature, activate a different driver, or disable a feature on your system. These parameters are stored as text, in the boot loader's configuration file which the kernel parses during the init process.
Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In re […]
Whichever social network you choose, it’s undeniable that being social is a key part of why you enjoy the Web. Firefox is built to put you in control, including making it easier to share anything you like on the Web’s … Continue reading
Last month, the EFF faced down a lawsuit claiming that one of its "Stupid Patent of the Month" blog posts illegally defamed the inventor, a patent lawyer named Scott Horstemeyer. Days after the lawsuit became public, it was dropped.
The status of the 4MLinux 13.0 series has been changed to S. Major changes in the core of the system, which now uses GNU Compiler Collection 5.1.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture. Additionally, I am very happy to announce that my long work on improving the 4MLinux Desktop has been finished. 4MLinux users can now enjoy the result of thi […]
Linux Mint 17.2, code-named "Rafaela," was officially released on June 30 by Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre, providing users with an incremental update over the Linux Mint 17.1 release that debuted on Nov. 29, 2014. Linux Mint's focus is always on the desktop, and the 17.2 update aims to further improve the desktop user experience with ad […]