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How to Watch Apple’s Live Stream Events on Windows, Android, and Linux

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Apple claims their live streams are only available in Safari on macOS and iOS. But you don’t have to miss the new iPhone launch if you’re using a Windows PC or Android device. Apple doesn’t make it obvious how to do this, but you can watch its live events on any operating system. To watch on Apple […]

New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it’s not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise. Dubbed FairWare, the malicious program is not the first ransomware threat to target Linux-based web servers but is the first to delete files. Another program called Linux.Encoder first […]

How to Run Graphical Linux Desktop Applications from Windows 10’s Bash Shell

July 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Bash shell doesn’t officially support graphical Linux desktop applications. Microsoft says this feature is designed only for developers who want to run Linux terminal utilities. But the underlying “Windows Subsystem for Linux” is more powerful than Microsoft lets on. It is possible to run graphical Linux applications in Windows 10, but bear in mind that it isn’t […]

How to Install and Use the Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10

May 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update offers a big new feature for developers: A full, Ubuntu-based Bash shell that can run Linux software directly on Windows. This is made possible by the new “Linux Subsystem for Windows” Microsoft is adding to Windows 10. If you’re using an Insider Preview build of Windows 10, you can now install the Bash shell […]

How to Install and Use the Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10

April 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update offers a big new feature for developers: A full, Ubuntu-based Bash shell that can run Linux software directly on Windows. This is made possibly by the new “Linux Subsystem for Windows” Microsoft is adding to Windows 10. If you’re using an Insider Preview build of Windows 10, you can now install the Bash shell and […]

How to Play DVDs and Blu-rays on Linux

February 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Commercial DVDs and Blu-ray discs are encrypted. The Digital Rights Management (DRM) is designed to prevent you from ripping them, copying them, and watching them on unsupported players. You can get around this protection to watch DVDs and Blu-rays on Linux, but it’ll take some tweaking. DVD discs work well, and all DVDs should work after you install […]

Jailbreak! Sony PS4 “can now run Linux”

January 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Jailbreaking is back in the New Year’s news. Jailbreaking is where you deliberately hack or exploit your own device to free it from restrictions imposed by the vendor of the operating system running on it. Apple, for example, locks down iPhones and iPads so that they can only run software downloaded from the App Store, […]

How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Linux

December 10th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The exFAT file system is ideal for flash drives and SD cards. It’s like FAT32, but without the 4 GB file size limit. You can use exFAT drives on Linux with full read-write support, but you’ll need to install a few packages first. Try connecting an exFAT-formatted drive without installing the required software and you’ll […]

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