Posts Tagged ‘linux’

After Ignoring Linux for Years, Adobe Releases Flash 24 for Linux

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

With so many Windows based browsers slowly stepping away from Flash, perhaps Adobe sees Linux as the one place where Flash could still thrive. But why have they waited so long to take action?

Adobe has just released the first final Adobe Flash Player stable release, Flash Player 24, for GNU/Linux in years. The company announced back in September 2016 that it would bring back Flash for Linux from the dead. This came as a surprise as it had ignored Linux for the most part when it comes to Flash.

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Microsoft: Don’t Edit Linux Files in Windows

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Yeah, this is definitely inconvenient, but fortunately there are ways around it.

Microsoft warned all Windows 10 users who have installed the Windows Subsystem for Linux recently that they should not modify Linux files on Windows using apps, tools, scripts or other means. The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is part of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system. It is not installed by default however and needs to be enabled by a user or administrator before it becomes available.

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Adobe Resurrects Flash for Linux from the Dead

Friday, September 9th, 2016

It’s somewhat strange that this took so long …

Adobe just announced that it made the decision to bring Flash for Linux up to sync with Flash for other operating systems. This means that Linux users will have access to the latest Flash releases just like users on other operating systems had for the past four years. While Linux users could use Google Chrome or a comparable browser that ships with its own Flash version, those on Firefox or other browsers had to rely on an old version of Flash, and some command line fu to get it to work.

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Usage Stats Indicate Windows 10’s growth is Slowing Down (Still Good Though)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

In never ceases to amaze me to see how many folks are still using Windows XP. Imagine how frustrating this must be for Microsoft; even though they’re essentially giving their new, 2015 operating system away for free, it still has a smaller market share than an operating system that they released in 2001.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has been out for two full months and usage stats indicate that the operating system’s growth slowed down considerably in September 2015. It was not surprising that Windows 10 was off to a good start usage share wise in its first month thanks to it being offered for free to nearly all Microsoft customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions of Windows. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10’s usage share jumped to 5.21% of the cross-platform operating system market in that first month surpassing Mac OS X, Linux and Windows Vista.

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Apple Tops Operating System, Microsoft Application Vulnerability Chart

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

As the story states, there might be problems with the manner in which the data was analyzed, but the report does appear to challenge the prevailing notion of Apple’s superiority when it comes to system security.

If you had to guess the operating system with the highest number of reported vulnerabilities, which would you pick? I guess it is fairly certain that the majority would pick Windows 7 or Windows in general but that is not the case, at least not when you grab data from the 2014 NVD database.

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Opera Software Releases First Linux Build of New Opera

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

It sounds like the new, Linux version of Opera still needs a bit of work …

When Opera Software announced that it would switch from its old trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it became clear quickly afterwards that many popular features of the old client would not be available initially in the new one. The new Opera can best be described as bare bones. While it offered anything that you could possible want in terms of rendering web pages in the browser, many of the features that made Opera unique or comfortable to use were missing.

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Opera for Linux Release Imminent?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

A Linux based version of Opera is on the way (but don’t hold your breath.)

When Norwegian company Opera Software announced that it would switch its trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it caused quite the stir among users. Some congratulated Opera Software for the move as it improved web standards compatibility and speed among other things. Others were skeptical, and when the first version of the new Opera browser was launched, it became clear that it would take a long time until it would offer the same functionality as the old version of the Internet browser.

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With Windows XP Support Ending in One Year, What are the Options?

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The most interesting part of this article, is the chart that shows how many people are still using Windows XP; XP has a bigger market share than Windows 8!!

So, the support deadline of Windows XP will not be prolonged and end on April 8, 2014. The change is affecting many computer users, with companies collecting statistics about operating system use seeing the operating system’s use as high as 38%. While the count will certainly go down, a trend that started with the introduction of the Windows 7 operating system, it is fair to assume that there will be millions of users still using Windows XP when the deadline arrives.

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Cartoon Camera for Android

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This looks like one of those features that will be really fun at first, but will then quickly become really annoying as it’s overused by everybody under the sun …

I have recently started to look at various camera apps for Android, from the popular Instagr.am to solutions that are less popular but still pretty good in terms of functionality. Cartoon Camera is an app for Android 2.2 and up that is adding various real time filters to the camera while you are using it. This is different from Instagra.am which applies the filters after a picture has been taken.

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System Rescue CD, Windows Repair and Recovery Tool Collection

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This looks like a potentially useful tool for those of us who insist on solving our own PC problems …

Windows users have several options at hand when their system does not boot anymore. They can try to boot into Safe Mode, use System Restore to recovery the system to a previous state, or use repair options on the Windows CD to repair the issue. When Windows 8 gets released, options get even better with the included reset and refresh options.

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