February 2017 SIG Links

02/2017 Linux

Linux 2017 - Looking Ahead - Freedom Penguin
7 Key Differences Between Windows & Linux You Should Know About Before Switching
Linux vs. Windows: Which One Uses Less RAM?
It depends. Windows and Linux may not use RAM in exactly the same way, but they are ultimately doing the same thing. So which one uses less RAM?
Troubleshooting tips for Linux users | Opensource.com
Learn how to tackle the most common challenges Linux desktop users encounter.
How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machines - TechRepublic
If apt-get is slowing to a crawl or even stopping, read about the IPv6 fix that will keep your Linux server and desktop updates running smoothly.
What Is Conky And How To Configure Conky On Ubuntu 16.04 - LinuxAndUbuntu
You Won't Find These Exclusive Linux Apps on Windows
Moving from Windows, you'll find there are plenty of apps you can use to supplant your old proprietary software. You'll even find a selection of impressive applications and tools exclusive to Linux.
Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it | PCWorld
From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.
Microsoft’s new Linux option for Azure is Clear in the cloud | Network World
Microsoft announced today that it has added support for the Intel-backed Clear Linux distribution in instances for its Azure public cloud platform.
The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users | FOSS Force
The proverbial "better mousetrap" doesn't require a certified biologist to use. Like Ubuntu, it just needs to do its job well and with little fuss.
How To Create An ISO From A Bootable USB Drive In Linux - OSTechNix
Etcher - A beauitiful App to create bootable SD card or USB drive
Etcher is a beautiful, and free GUI tool that allows you to burn OS images to USB drives and SD cards. It is created using JS, HTML, node.js and Electron.
​Need a Linux-tuned laptop? New KDE Slimbook aims to make it simpler to drop Windows | ZDNet
KDE developers have helped build a laptop designed to give users a headache-free Linux experience.
Top Ubuntu Mistakes: How to Avoid Ubuntu Problems - Datamation
Advice about getting the most from your Ubuntu software – and avoiding those pesky problems.

02/2017 Chrome

What Is the Adobe Acrobat Extension Chrome Wants Me to Install?
Best Android apps for your Chromebook | Android Central
Android apps can change how you use your Chromebook. Here are the very best of the best so far.
10 frustrating Google Chrome problems and how to fix them
These tweaks will help you stop accidental tab closures, update extensions, enable guest browsing, and make other improvements to the Chrome browser.
CTL Debuts J5X Convertible Touch Chromebook for Education -- THE Journal
CTL has introduced a new convertible, touch-capable laptop designed to withstand the rigors of student-use in K–12 classrooms, the company announced Friday at the Future of Education Technology Conference.
Microsoft working on Windows 10 Cloud to challenge Google Chromebooks - Business Insider
Get ready for Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud.
Open Source Eye for the Android Guy | FOSS Force
Android may be a free operating system, but unlike GNU/Linux, keeping it free is next to impossible if you want to make it useful.
How to Call Phones from Your Android Tablet
If you want to make calls from your Android tablet, these apps can help you out.
Should You Buy a Chromebook?
Complete Crouton Installation Guide (Linux on any Chromebook) | Code Donut
This comprehensive guide will teach you how to install Ubuntu Linux on any Chromebook via Crouton. Switch between Ubuntu and Chrome OS easily!
How to Install and Run a GNU/Linux OS on Your Android Device
Installing a GNU/Linux environment on android device can enhance and increase its productivity. Although the Android OS runs on the same Kernel as GNU/Linux

02/2017 FOSS

Today's most popular operating systems | ZDNet
Windows is still No. 1, but as the PC market continues to decline, it only has less than half of the market.
The biggest barrier to Windows 10 success is still Windows 7 | ZDNet
The fate of Windows 10 lies in the hands of users that are still deeply in love with Windows 7.
Homeland Security warns that certain heart devices can be hacked - Chicago Tribune
The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices.
FBI torpedos Tor pedophile case to conceal source code | Ars Technica UK
Walmart's Contributions to Open Source | FOSS Force

Tracker software: find stolen laptops, phones & tablets | Prey
Prey is a tracking software & antitheft solution that helps you track, lock and recover your stolen laptop, mobile and tablets. For Android, Windows, iOS & Mac.
Dropbox Paper vs. Google Docs – Today’s Docs Comparison | TNH Online
LibreOffice 5.3 Released: The Biggest Release So Far – FOSS Post
Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Amazon Music Unlimited: Which Is Best?
With the introduction of Amazon Music Unlimited, this is a great time to subscribe to a music streaming services. In this article, we'll examine how Amazon's service compares to Spotify and Apple Music.
Simplenote, Simply Awesome! | Linux Journal
I'm a big Evernote user. It's a powerful commercial program that allows you to sync text, photos and documents across multiple devices. Sadly, there's no native Linux client. Also, it's a proprietary software package, and that bums me out. Simplenote has been an alternative to Evernote for quite some time now.
Top Software - OSS Blog
The number of open source applications and tools that are available on today's popular operating systems is simply mind-blowing. They come in all forms. Small scripts and console tools that can be easily integrated into large projects, feature-rich applications that offer everything a complete solution, well designed tools, games that encourage real participation, and eye…
When Peer Pressure Nukes Linux for Windows | FOSS Force
A grandson was happy with the flame throwing hot rod Linux gaming computer that his grandfather had built -- until peer pressure came into play.
7 'secret' Amazon Prime perks | ABC10.com
54 million people in the U.S. have Amazon Prime memberships today . A Prime membership costs $99 per year. Everyone knows about the biggest benefit of a Prime membership: free two-day shipping on millions of times.
- OpenNIC Project
Review on Vivaldi: The New Modern Web Browser – FOSS Post
A complete review on the Vivaldi browser. The new almost-open-source browser which works on all operating systems and introduces a lot of new features.
Is Microsoft Edge Really Safer than Chrome or Firefox?
Massive Microsoft Leaks Reveal 'All New' Windows Version
Windows 10 is no longer the newest version of Windows...
Kodi Is Not a Piracy Application
'Pirate' Kodi Box Seller Enters "Not Guilty" Plea in Landmark Case - TorrentFreak
The man at the center of a landmark case involving the supply of "fully-loaded" Kodi boxes pleaded not guilty this morning. Middlesbrough shopkeeper Brian Thompson admits selling modified set-top boxes but denies that they were primarily designed to "facilitate the circumvention of effective technological measures."
Download Kodi 17 Final Version With A Host Of Improvements
After more than a year of beta and release candidates, cross-platform multimedia service Kodi 17 has finally been made available to the
Raspberry Pi rival: Asus launches Tinker Board, faster, with 2X memory and 4k video - TechRepublic
With the Raspberry Pi 4 at least a year away, Asus' £55 board offers a stopgap for those looking for more power.
Best Raspberry Pi alternatives, starting at only $5 - Page 14 | ZDNet
RaspAnd Now Lets You Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Kodi 17 RC4 on Raspberry Pi 3
RaspAnd Build 170127 is also available for Raspberry Pi 2
Introducing Orange Pi: Linux-powered, single board computers | Opensource.com
Check out Orange Pi, a family of Linux-powered, single board computers.
Lean Digital Signage for Showrooms and Campuses.
PIXEL for PC and Mac - Raspberry Pi
Etcher Is The Easiest Way To Make A Raspberry Pi SD Card | Lifehacker Australia
Windows/Mac/Linux: While it's gotten easier over the years to make a Raspberry Pi SD card, it's still a little confusing for people new to the idea of...
How to run a PC smoothly with Pixel – Frambuesa Pi Blog
It is reasonably easy to boot from your USB stick into a multi-user environment that uses your computer's hard drive.
Mounting the home directory on a different drive on the Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi PIXEL desktop now on Mac/PC, promises to revive old laptops - TechRepublic
The Pi's official PIXEL desktop has been ported from the $35 credit card-sized board to Mac/PC.