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Install Audacious 3.5 In Ubuntu 14.04 Or 13.10 (PPA)

April 24, 2014 in Ubuntu

Audacious is an audio player that focuses on high audio quality and low resource usage which comes with a pretty large plugin list as well as two interfaces: a GTK interface and a Winamp 2.x like interface (and so, it supports Winamp 2.x skins).Audacious GTK interfaceAudacious Winamp classic interfaceAudacious 3.5 was released recently and comes with quite a few new features as well as bug fixes:Unified settings page for switching and configuring interfaces;New menu items go directly to various plugin categories in settings window;Delete songs from the filesystem or move them to the trash;Switch playlists by scrolling on the tab Read the rest of this entry →

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BASIC programming with Gambas for the beginner programmer

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Scratch is a great tool for teaching programming to young children, but what happens when kids outgrow Scratch? Among Raspberry Pi aficionados, the typical answer is to advance to using Python, which is an excellent choice. However, in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC, I would like to suggest another programming environment: Gambas. Read the rest of this entry →

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Five common pitfalls to avoid in open source

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Open source software, hardware, and methods are gaining popularity and access to them couldn't be more prolific. If you're thinking about starting a new open source project, there are five common pitfalls you should be aware of before you begin.Don't despair if you've already started your project and are just now reading this! These pointers can be helpful at any stage if things are still running smoothly.Fail faster and succeed with open source.5 common pitfalls of a new open source project Read the rest of this entry →

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How to close an open DNS resolver

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The DNS server that we have created in the previous tutorial is an open DNS resolver. An open resolver does not filter any incoming requests, and accepts queries from any source IP address. Unfortunately, an open resolver can become an easy target to attackers. For example, attackers can initiate a Denial of Service (DoS) or […]Continue reading…The post How to close an open DNS resolver appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to run iptables automatically after reboot on DebianWhat are available iptables management tools with GUI?How to set up a transparent proxy on LinuxHow to count the number of open network Read the rest of this entry →

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Borderlands 2 On Linux Unlikely To Happen, Says Gearbox Boss

April 24, 2014 in Ubuntu

It was always an outside chance. I knew that, you knew that, heck even my cat Penelope knew that.
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Designing a Prize for Usable Cryptography

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

EFF is evaluating the feasibility of offering a prize for the first usable, secure, and private end-to-end encrypted communication tool. We believe a prize based on objective usability metrics (such as the percentage of users who were able to install and start using the tool within a few minutes, and the percentage who survived simulated impersonation or man-in-the-middle attacks) might be an effective way to determine which project or projects are best delivering communication security to vulnerable user communities; to promote and energize those tools; and to encourage interaction between developers, interaction designers and academics interested in this space. Read the rest of this entry →

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Official Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVDs Now Available to Pre-Order

April 24, 2014 in Ubuntu

Pre-orders for pressed DVDs of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS have gone live on the Canonical store, marking the first release to be sold since 12.10.
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US government accelerating development and release of open source

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

I had a chance to catch up with David A. Wheeler, a long-time leader in advising and working with the US government on issues related to open source software. As early as the late 1990s, David was demonstrating why open source software was integral to the US goverment IT architecture, and his personal webpage is a frequently cited source on open standards, open source software, and computer security.In this interview, we explore the current state of use of open source software by the US government, the challenges of the Federal acquisition system, and what he's excited about as he looks Read the rest of this entry →

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Tiny Core 5.3 Fluxbox Screenshot Tour

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 5.3: Changelog: BusyBox – updated nosuid to 1.22.1, added ntpd, corrected dc failure, modified wget timeout to 10s; tce-load – don’t show an error when extension contains multiple modules; tc-config – change owner /tmp/tce/optional to support tftplist; tce-load – use sudo when unmounting meta-extensions; added full path to sudo commands; tc-config – introduce ntpserver boot option; switch getTime.sh to ntpd; replace aliases with functions in useBusyBox. Read the rest of this entry →

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Telegram Unity WebApp Integrates Telegram With Ubuntu's Messaging Menu, Unity Launcher

April 24, 2014 in Ubuntu

Telegram is a free messaging app that focuses on speed and security. There are official Telegram applications available for iOS and Android as well as various unofficial clients for Windows, Mac OS X and Windows Phone.On Linux, Telegram is available as a Chrome App, browser app as well as a command line client and now, thanks to Costales’ work, you can now also use a Telegram webapp in Ubuntu.The Telegram Ubuntu webapp features Unity Dash integration so you can launch Telegram from Dash and also, you get Unity Launcher / Messaging menu conversations unread count.Install Telegram WebApp in UbuntuThe Telegram Read the rest of this entry →

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Ubuntu 14.04 review: Missing the boat on big changes

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Canonical pushed out Ubuntu 14.04 last week. This release is the first Ubuntu Long Term Support release in two years and will be supported for the next five years.It feels like, for Canonical at least, this Long Term Support release couldn’t have come at a worse time. The company is caught in a transitional phase as it moves from a desktop operating system to a platform that spans devices. Read the rest of this entry →

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Audacious 3.5 Gets Tens New Features, Screenshots, Ubuntu PPA Installation

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Audacious is an advanced, feature-complete music player for GNOME using GTK 3 that bundles many features, a clean interface, support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style with installable skins), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Read the rest of this entry →

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Linux Foundation Event to Highlight Docker, 3D Printing, MOOCs

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynote schedule for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event in August, which will highlight open source’s role in virtualization, MOOCs, 3D printing and more. Read the rest of this entry →

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Net neutrality dead for good? FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed today that proposed rules to replace the net neutrality regulations struck down by a court decision are on track for an FCC vote on May 15.Wheeler didn’t detail exactly what those rules would be, but The Wall Street Journal says it has a source who knows.”The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new open Internet rules on Thursday that would allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers, according to a person familiar with the proposal,” the Journal reported. Read the rest of this entry →

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Hackable media-streaming speaker does HiFi with tubes

April 24, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Tubecore’s “Duo” wireless media-streaming speaker embeds a Raspberry Pi or Udoo SBC, and features Bluetooth and WiFi, plus a 48v Class A analog-tube preamp. At $649, discounted to $479 in the current pre-order phase, the Duo costs more than typical $50 to $200 wireless speakers. However, it’s also a full media player that can stream […] Read the rest of this entry →

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