Firefox Gives You More Control Over Your Privacy

Firefox includes a new enhancement to private browsing that allows you to open a new private browsing window without closing or changing your current browsing session. You can shop for a birthday gift in a private window with your existing browsing session uninterrupted. You can also use a private browsing window to check multiple email accounts simultaneously. We are also proud to announce that Firefox for Android also supports private browsing on a per tab basis. Firefox for Android allows you to open a new private browsing tab during your current browsing session, allowing you to switch between private and standard tabs within the same browsing session. Read More

AMD Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support

Within the next few hours AMD will be publishing open-source driver code that exposes their Unified Video Decoder (UVD) engine on modern Radeon HD graphics cards. This will finally allow open-source graphics drivers to take advantage of hardware-accelerated video decoding. Read more details in this Phoronix exclusive. Read More

Unix commands and tools you just can't live without

Are you someone who never met a Unix command you didn't like? OK, maybe not. But are there commands you just can't imagine living without? Here are some that have made a big difference on my busiest days and those that people I've worked with over the years have said are their most important essentials. Read More

Google offers patent amnesty for open source projects

Google has reasserted its support of open source by pledging it won't sue users, distributors or developers of such software that uses the search engine giant's patents.

Called the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge, Google said the promise applies to anyone unless the company is first attacked. Read More

7 More Top eCommerce Software

The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks is known as eCommerce. This type of trading offers many advantages over 'traditional shopping' for both the buyer and the seller.

eCommerce enables businesses to trade 24 hours a day, sell products and services to a wider market, and to keep a check on operational costs. For example, retailers do not need to rent stores or offices, and have the potential to make significant wage savings. For consumers, eCommerce lets individuals and businesses shop or pay for goods and services at any time, avoid queuing, avoid unnecessary travel expenses, and make prices between different providers transparent. Read More

Forget Coming Soon! It's Here! One of worlds fastest and high performance Linux laptop.

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the LC530Sb 17.3" High Resolution, Full HD Display - Portable Workstation with pre-installed with Linux. The LC2530Sb is one of the fastest and powerful Linux laptop computer designed for high performance computing needs.

"We are pleased to add the LC2530Sb Linux laptop to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers world's fastest notebook GPUs - the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX or GTX 680M , to accelerate the performance for even the most demanding system tasks."

LC2530Sb is ready to provide accelerated system performance. With capability of support for the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor and up to 32GB dual-channel DDR3 memory, the LC2530Sb provides exceptional performance for advanced multi-threaded applications.

In addition to the superior graphics and processor technology, the LC2530Sb can support upto 3TB of storage space, supports hardware RAID functionality plus an mSATA SSD capable slot. The unit also features full color programmable backlit keyboard, an eSATA & USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI & DisplayPort video out, wireless N LAN & Bluetooth connectivity, high resolution video camera. With the combination of all of these powerful technologies, the LC2530Sb is the ultimate workstation for demanding environments.

The system is available for purchase at http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lc2530sb.html

To learn more contact

Rajesh Goyal @ info(at)linuxcertified.com or at 1-877-800-6873 Read More

Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?

One of the major advantages of free software is that the community protects users from malicious software. Now Ubuntu GNU/Linux has become a counterexample. What should we do?

Proprietary software is associated with malicious treatment of the user: surveillance code, digital handcuffs (DRM or Digital Restrictions Management) to restrict users, and back doors that can do nasty things under remote control. Programs that do any of these things are malware and should be treated as such. Widely used examples include Windows, the iThings, and the Amazon "Kindle" product for virtual book burning, which do all three; Macintosh and the Playstation III which impose DRM; most portable phones, which do spying and have back doors; Adobe Flash Player, which does spying and enforces DRM; and plenty of apps for iThings and Android, which are guilty of one or more of these nasty practices. Read More

SUSE Linux Says Btrfs is Ready to Rock

The advanced Butter/Better/B-tree Filesystem, Btrfs, is still labeled as experimental in the Btrfs Wiki and on Oracle's Btrfs page, though the Oracle page looks outdated. Btrfs is an advanced copy-on-write filesystem with a lot of great capabilities: snapshotting and rollbacks, checksumming of data and metadata, RAID, volumes and subvolumes, online defragmentation, compression, and online filesystem check and repair. Snapshots are always interesting to me; they're not backups, but a fast way to restore a system to a previous state. With Btrfs users can manage their own snapshots in their home directories. Btrfs supports filesystems up to 16 EiB in size, and files up to 16 EiB as well. (Which may be almost enough to store all the cute kitten photos on the Internet.) Read More

The open source advantage: Executives learn how to stay competitive

Let's say you're a big company in a competitive industry. One who innovates and succeeds by creating software. Not extending COTS, not adapting existing code. Generating fresh, new code, at your full expense. The value the company receives by investing in the creation of that software is competitive advantage, sometimes known as the profit-motive. Read More

NVIDIA Publishes Open-Source 2D Driver Code

NVIDIA has published initial patches for providing open-source 2D hardware acceleration support on their NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 SoCs. This work is based upon the experimental open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver to be merged into the Linux 3.8 kernel.

Times are great with NVIDIA dabbling with more open-source code and Imagination looking at some level of open-source PowerVR support. This weekend I wrote about NVIDIA working on open-source support for their Tegra graphics while this morning new open-source patches arrived from the NVIDIA Finland office. Read More