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03-2017 Linux

Poverty Helps You Keep Technology Safe and Easy | FOSS Force
In the technology age, there might be some advantages to living on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. But do they outweigh the disadvantages.
Windows wins the desktop, but Linux takes the world | ZDNet
The city with the highest-profile Linux desktop projects is turning back to Windows, but the fate of Linux isn't tied to the PC anymore.
How to Install Ubuntu with Separate Root and Home Hard Drives - Make Tech Easier
When installing Linux, it is possible to have separate Root and Home hard drives or partitions. Here's how you can do so with Ubuntu.
How to Switch Between Linux Distros Without Losing your Data - Make Tech Easier
Switching between Linux distributions can be hard when you're preserving user data. A solution is to give your Home folder its own partition.
Why I'm Not a Full-Throttle FOSS Advocate | FOSS Force
"Software Freedom" shouldn't mean "use free software or else." It should mean you are free to use the software you choose.
Video: Linus Torvalds on How to Build a Successful Open Source Project | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
Make Linux Look Like macOS With These Easy Tweaks
If you like Linux but want it to look more like macOS, you're in luck! Let us guide you through the steps to make your Linux desktop behave and look like Apple's macOS.
Overcoming Ubuntu Wi-Fi Not Working - Datamation
Connecting Ubuntu to a wi-fi network usually isn’t challenging, yet if you run into problems these tips should help.
The Great Debian Iceweasel/Icedove Saga Comes to an End | FOSS Force
Now that Thunderbird is back in the Debian repositories, the decade long dispute that led to all Mozilla products in Debian being rebranded has ended.
Choosing the Best Linux Filesystem for Your SSD - Make Tech Easier
When setting up a new Linux install with an SSD, many don't know what file system to choose. Here are some of the best Linux filesystems for SSD you can use
Do we really need swap on modern systems?
Introduction: Important terms Let’s get on the same page regarding some terms. Virtual Memory Management (VMM) is code in the kernel which, among other things, helps us to present each process with its own virtual address space.
GPD Pocket: This Tiny Laptop Fits In Your Pocket, Runs Ubuntu Linux And Windows 10
The Librem 13 v1: A full-fledged modern laptop with coreboot for freedom and privacy freaks
Purism Librem 13 Coreboot port completed and now you can run a full-fledged modern laptop with GNU/Linux.
Litebook Launches Cheap, Chromebook-like Linux Laptop Powered by elementary OS
The laptop comes with a price tag of only $249 (€234)
Are You Ready For Linux? - Freedom Penguin

03/2017 Chrome

The 5 stages of Chromebook acceptance - CNET
Giving up Windows or MacOS for a Chromebook requires a mental journey through anger, denial and bargaining, all on your way to acceptance.
Chromebook has conquered schools - The Blade
Seven Useful Chromebook Tricks You Should Know About
Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk | CSO Online
Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could allow hackers to easily hijack their functionality.
How to set up your new Chromebook the right way | PCWorld
Follow these tricks for getting yourself up and running with the right apps, settings, and offline tools.
OP Chromebooks. The new standard for mobile experiences.
OP Chromebooks run your favorite Android apps natively, deliver fast wireless connectivity, high performance and long battery life.
Samsung Chromebook Plus is now available on the Google Store for $449, $20 Play Store credit | 9to5Google
Samsung Chromebook Plus VS. Pro: Android Apps
When we look at head-to-head videos, we are usually comparing displays, keyboards, speed, etc. For this one, things are a bit more simple.
Lenovo's $199 Miix 320 laptop may challenge cheap Chromebooks | PCWorld
Lenovo's Miix 320 costs the same as a low-end Chromebook but offers some nicer features and, of course, full-fledged Windows.
Learn to become a Google Chrome power user | ZDNet
Do you use Google Chrome? Do you want to become a Google Chrome power user? Read on!
Here's the best way to use Dropbox on a Chromebook
Accessing Dropbox from Chrome OS's file manager is preferable than accessing it through the Chrome browser.
Google may not ditch laptops, just shed Chromebook Pixel name - CNET
There may not be room for two Pixel-named devices in Googleland. Meanwhile, the company's Chrome OS software is here to stay.
Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack - The Verge
Video chat is getting way better, too
Chrome 57 rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux | 9to5Google
Google Announces Updates To G Suite – NDTV Profit
Google Chrome Missing Font Hack, How To Prevent Hacking
The latest browser scam, which targets Google Chrome users, is difficult to identify, but it's still preventable.
Google says Android and Chrome systems ’protected’ amid WikiLeaks disclosures | BreakingNews.ie
US tech giant Google sought to reassure users of Android-powered phones and its Chrome operating system that it has already protected them from many of the security weaknesses disclosed by the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks.

03/2017 FOSS

Forget dodgy streams, here are five legal add-ons for your Kodi box | Bristol Post
The Kodi box craze has dominated headlines in recent weeks as police clamp down on illegal use of the devices – but there are plenty of legitimate uses too. A Kodi box is plugged into...
Gimp Photo Editor A Free Photoshop Alternative - LinuxAndUbuntu - Linux News | Apps Reviews | Linux Tutorials HowTo
Connect Your Dumb Printer To Your Home Network With a Raspberry Pi
If you wish your old, non-network printer could be accessible from anywhere in the house, PiMyLifeUp has a guide for turning a Raspberry Pi into a print server, making that old dump printer accessible from anywhere.
How Dropbox Paper Takes on Google Docs and Office Online
Dropbox Paper advances Dropbox from a file sharing and cloud storage service to a collaborative document editor. Can it compete with established competitors like Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online?
Basic of network protocol analyzer Wireshark On Linux - LinuxConfig.org
Learn the basics of network monitoring with Wireshark on Kali Linux.
IBM Details Risks of Second-Hand IoT Devices and Connected Cars
VIDEO: Charles Henderson, global head of X-Force Red at IBM Security, details previously undisclosed threats from IoT device management flaws.
Apple: Transgender bathrooms instead of new Macs? | CIO
Once again Apple is busy mouthing off about political issues instead of updating its aging and outdated Mac computers.
18 Free Ways How To Download Videos off the Internet
If you want to know how to download videos off the Internet, here are 18 free ways for you to do so.
RadioShack files for bankruptcy a second time
Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for its second bankruptcy in two years.

Tinkerer

Raspberry Pi 4: Raspberry Pi 4 stymied by technical limitations | IT PRO
Cram a Raspberry Zero and Screen Into an Altoids Tin for a Portable Micro Computer
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a good Altoids tin project, but over on Hackmypi, they’ve got a guide from stuffing the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero and a touch screen into a tin.
This is the new Raspberry Pi Zero W - with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth | ZDNet
New $10 computer adds wireless connectivity to the tiny Pi Zero.
Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, the latest tiny computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi | Pi Boards
A brief review of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS.
PocketCHIP: An ultraportable, pure-Linux machine | Opensource.com
Aside from the keyboard, the PocketCHIP is exactly what it appears to be, an ultraportable, pure-Linux machine.
NanoPi M1 Plus
NanoPC & NanoPi
FriendlyElec releases Ubuntu Linux-ready NanoPi M1 Plus -- a $30 Raspberry Pi killer
The Raspberry Pi line of mini computers -- including the all-new Pi Zero W -- are wonderful devices for what they are. Quite frankly, they have inspired many young people to learn about programming, while helping makers to create some really cool projects. With that said, the Pi computers are not the only System on a Chip solutions on the market. Actually, there are more powerful ARM-based offerings available. The problem? They are often radically more expensive than Raspberry Pi.
How to Boot Up Raspberry Pi 3 from External Hard Disk - Make Tech Easier
Raspberry Pi is built to boot up and run from the SD card. This tutorial shows you the steps to boot up and run Raspberry Pi from an external hard disk.
Why Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices | ZDNet
On the strength of it new $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, it's hard not to look at the Pi and see the technology industry's next wave.
Classic Windows on a $35 computer: How to fire up Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and XP on your Raspberry Pi - TechRepublic
Flash ROMs with a Raspberry Pi | Linux Journal