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Off the Beat * Bruce Byfield
11 Free-Licensed Fonts for Everyday Use As the free font movement enters its second decade, it has evolved into to a thriving community that gives users a reasonable selection of fonts.
Why Proprietary Software Isn't Ported to Linux Every year or two, someone asks, "Why not encourage proprietary productivity software for Linux?" But, aside from a few high-end exceptions, such ports have not happened and are not likely to happen in the future.
MediaGoblin Looks for Sweet Spot Between Coding and Philosophy At last check, MediaGoblin was minimally functional. Now, it's approaching general release and is undergoing more crowdfunding to add security features.
Productivity Sauce * Dmitri Popov
Publish Markdown Pages Instantly with NoteHub NoteHub provides a solution for publishing Markdown-formatted pages instantly and anonymously.
kpcli: Work with KeePass Databases from the Command Line KeePassX is great for managing passwords, but sometimes, a command-line tool is more practical. Enter kpcli, a Perl-based tool that works with KeePass.
QupZilla: Lightweight Browser At first glance, QupZilla looks like yet another lightweight browser, but it also sports a built-in ad blocker. It's enabled by default, so the browser weeds out these pesky ads right out of the box.
Scrub DRM off Kindle Ebooks with Calibre If you own a Kindle device, you'll be pleased to learn that removing DRM from Kindle ebooks you legally purchased is relatively straightforward with Calibre.
Pandas: Data Analysis with Python * Carsten Schnober
The Python Data Analysis Library, or Pandas, makes analysis of large volumes of data easy and efficient.
Monitoring Metrics for HPC Systems: Process, Network, and Disk Metrics * Jeff Layton
In the continuing story of monitoring HPC systems, we look at code that measures process, network, and disk metrics.
Managing Office 365 in PowerShell * Thomas Joos
PowerShell is a natural choice for integrating the Office 365 service into your own infrastructure.
Red Hat Storage Server 2.1 * Martin Loschwitz
According to Red Hat's marketing hype, the company has revolutionized data storage with version 2.1 of its Storage Server. The facts tell a rather different story.
Monitoring Performance with sar * Jens-Christoph Brendel
Sar can help head off performance-draining bottlenecks.
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New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
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.