Compared with free software, free culture is often overlooked; however, once you start looking around the Openclipart and Open Font Library sites – two of the oldest and most successful free culture sites – you soon start to realize that free culture has evolved right alongside free software, providing free content to use with free tools.
With the right tool and a bit of artistic talent, you can create two-dimensional cartoons, even without Flash. In this article, we present four animation programs and look at how well they perform in practice.
If you’re looking for a secure and portable backup technique, try combining the trusty command-line utility Duplicity with an available cloud account.
The Linux kernel and its penguin mascot are widely viewed as the symbol of free and open source software. The truth, however, is that the Linux kernel is only partly free.
The development paths of OpenOffice and LibreOffice parted in 2010. Which of the two office suites is leading the way?
If your home network includes a Linux machine, you have access to everything you need to share your printers on the network as AirPrint-enabled devices.
The same way that “ease of use” usually equates to less flexibility, “convenience” is nearly always synonymous with less privacy. And, YouTube nowadays is very, very convenient, if you catch my drift. So, if you just want to share a video and not all of your personal data, or you want to avoid rude users from commenting on your kids’ videos, MediaGoblin is what you need.
The Scalpel file carver helps users restore what they thought were lost files.
Assistive technologies may be the next major challenge for free software.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.
All websites that use these popular CMS tools could be vulnerable to denial of service attacks if users don't install the updates.
According to a report, many potential victims of the Heartbleed attack have patched their systems, but few have cleaned up the crime scene to protect themselves from the effects of a previous intrusion.
DARPA and NICTA release the code for the ultra-secure microkernel system used in aerial drones.
Should you trust an online service to store your online passwords?
New B+ board lets you build cool things without the complication of a powered USB hub.