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  • GNUSTEP live CD 2.5 released

    Wed 4:56pm
    After almost 8 years (we talked about it, of course), a new version of the GNUSTEP live CD has been released - version 2.5, for amd64. The live CD is based on Debian 9, has low hardware requirements, and uses Linux 4.9 with compressed RAM and no systemd. The…
  • FreeBSD 11.1 released

    Wed 10:24am
    FreeBSD 11.1 has been released, and as you can tell by the version number, it's a point release. The release announcement, release notes, and errata are available for your perusal. FreeBSD users already know full well how to upgrade - they're probably already…
  • Adobe discontinues Flash

    Tue 12:11pm
    Today, Adobe announced that Flash will no longer be supported after 2020. Microsoft will phase out support for Flash in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer ahead of this date.…
  • MaXX Desktop Indy 1.1 released

    Mon 7:26pm
    A new version of the MaXX Desktop hasbeen released. We linked to the project almost two months ago, but the short of it is that it is a continuation of 5dwm.org and intends to bring the IRIX desktop to Linux. New features in this release include new xterm-330…
  • OpenMoko: 10 years after

    Mon 7:22pm
    Michael Lauer, employee #2 at OpenMoko, has written a detailed article about the project and its eventual demise.…
  • Microsoft Paint gets deprecated

    Mon 9:53am
    Microsoft has announced - through a boring table, because Microsoft - that MS Paint has been deprecated. This means that it will soon be removed from Windows completely, superseded - supposedly - by their new Paint 3D.…
  • The "Million Dollar Homepage" as a decaying digital artifact

    Mon 8:05am
    But to what extent has this history been preserved? Does the Million Dollar Homepage represent a robust digital artifact 12 years after its creation, or has it fallen prey to the ephemerality common to internet content? Have the forces of link rot and…
  • An interactive map of the Odyssey

    Sat 4:36pm
    Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are, in my humble view, two of the greatest works of art of all times. From a very young age, I started reading children-friendly versions of the two stories, and later, during ancient Greek class in high school, we translated parts…
  • Debian 9.1 released

    Sat 4:25pm
    The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename stretch). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have…
  • Microsoft extends support deadline for Clover Trail PCs

    Thu 4:52pm
    Microsoft finally broke its silence on the status of devices built on the Intel Clover Trail CPU family.…
  • Google denies funding biased research

    Jul 19, 2017, 3:12 am
    It turns out we got played. The WSJ report that Google was funding research specifically to influence lawmakers for its own benefit seems to have been an Oracle-created hit job.…
  • Google Glass 2.0 is a startling second act

    Jul 19, 2017, 3:01 am
    What they didn't know was that Alphabet was commissioning a small group to develop a version for the workplace. The team lives in Alphabet's X division, where Glass was first developed as a passion project of Google cofounder Sergey Brin. Now the focus was on…
  • The best keyboard ever is back

    Jul 18, 2017, 1:29 pm
    You may not know the Model F by name, but you know it by sound - the musical thwacking of flippers slapping away. The sound of the '80s office. The IBM Model F greeting the world in 1981 with a good ten pounds of die-cast zinc and keys that crash down on…
  • Fastest way to delete large folders in Windows

    Jul 18, 2017, 12:12 pm
    A much faster, bare metal approach to deleting large and complex folders in Windows is via the command line. Of course, repeatedly having to navigate directories while executing commands via a terminal quickly becomes a tedious experience. In this post, I will…
  • Jide discontinues Remix OS

    Jul 18, 2017, 5:33 am
    We'll be restructuring our approach to Remix OS and transitioning away from the consumer space. As a result, development on all existing products such as Remix OS for PC as well as products in our pipeline such as Remix IO and IO+ will be discontinued. Full…