Our next FOSS SIG meets May 29th at 1pm at the TBCS clubhouse. We’ll discuss using LXLE as a replacement for WindowsXP and Duck, Duck, Go in place of Google (see this article). We’ll also look at the latest APCUG videos.
Other May discussion ideas:
- Why I don’t care about the end of Windows XP
- Windows XP Security Risks: They’re Real And Heading Your Way In 2014 Given the extensive coverage, you could easily think Windows XP end of support was just a hype. Sadly not. Without security updates, the aging operating system becomes a Trojan horse in your home or business.
- Windows 8 Has An XP Mode Windows XP mode is restricted to Professional versions of Windows 7. But there’s a way to get Windows XP Mode running on Windows 8 anyway. All you need is a computer running Windows 8.
- Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects Than Proprietary Software Research suggests that the quality of today’s open source software is actually higher than that of some proprietary projects
- Low level format of hard drive
- Use Portable VirtualBox to Take Virtual Machines With You Everywhere
- Fanless x86 mini-PC runs Debian on 2.3 Watts DMP announced a Linux-ready “Ebox-3100” mini-PC, running on an x86-based, 400MHz Vortex86EX processor and offering 2.3 Watt consumption and a $95 price.
- Heartbleed: Open source’s worst hour People assumed that open source software is somehow magical, that it’s immune to ordinary programming mistakes and security blunders. It’s not.