It can be tricky to come up with gift ideas for Linux users in your life. And since you’ve probably got more than enough turkey on your plate this holiday season — ho, ho, ho — we thought we’d be swell and save you from getting snowed under trying to find something to buy.
Belgium-based DAB-Embedded BVBA announced a router board for collecting and processing data from different wired and wireless interfaces. The 90 x 90mm DAB-OWRT-SAMA5 runs OpenWrt Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 on an Atmel SAMA5D36, a 536MHz Cortex-A5 SoC on the high end of the SAMA5D3 product line. The D36 is the only SAMA5D3x part to support an LCD display.
When selecting a font, the decision process involves more than choosing between serif and sans serif: understanding how the font is licensed matters too. Though typographers need to be concerned with their rights to modify and extend a given font, even you as an end user should be asking yourself some questions. Do you have permission to use a font in commercial work, or in a public work at all? Can you even share that font with another person?
Sync your files between computers over your LAN or across the web, using strong encryption and open source software. When BitTorrent Sync first mentioned their new premium version some users felt betrayed; they felt it should have remained completely free. Instead, the free version lost features to the paid version. For some, switching to Syncthing was the natural course of action.
Pydio, formerly known as AjaXplorer, is an open source application that can be used to setup fileserver on any system. It is an alternative to SaaS Boxes and Drives, with more control, safety and privacy, and favorable TCOs. It provides the easy access to files/folders from any system, from any browser over LAN or WAN. It has an embedded WebDAV server and native mobile applications for iOS and Android. It is easy to install, configure and it is designed to provide enterprise grade security and control over your data. Moreover, Pydio users and groups can be mapped directly from your external LDAP/AD server, or from the most common PHP-based CMS.
If you’re thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you’re trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there. Still, some languages are easier to pick up than others, have a community dedicated to teaching, or offer more useful skills once you learn them.
Makagiga is a free, cross-platform software to do various tasks such as to-do listing, text editing, and RSS reading etc. It is also available as portable version. You need Java 8 to run it. It currently supports Linux, Windows, Solaris, and Mac OS X. There are many plugins are available to do various tasks.