Microsoft were under constant criticisms for not enabling the Windows XP firewall by default. Yet Apple seems to get away scot-free with following in Windows XP’s footsteps by not enabling the firewall by default on Mac.
Quite a lot have happen since I wrote about document format support in Word last year. Since then I’ve tested using the new Microsoft Office 2016 Preview for Windows and Mac OS X and Word apps for Windows 10 and 10 Mobile, iOS, and Android. This time, I’ve also included Windows 10’s version of WordPad
The Debian 8.0 “Jessie” network installer installs some packages that leaves you with broken domain name resolution in some situations. Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” also does some strange things out of the box. Both leaving Network Manager with a hard time controlling the systems’ DNS settings. Let us correct this by putting Network Manager back in control.
The Debian GNU/Linux project recently migrated the Intel graphics drivers version 2.99.917 into their testing release channel. If you’re on the Debian stable release, you’re currently using the more‐than‐a‐year‐old 2.21.15 driver. The older driver does not support Intel’s most recent graphics cards and you’ll either have a non‐functioning graphics driver or serious performance problems. Luckily, you can easily upgrade the graphics driver running on Debian stable (currently “Jessie”) to the testing version (currently “Stretch”) and leave the rest of your system on Debian stable.
My new plug‐in for Nikola gives you the most recent posts as a JSON file. This file is not very useful on its own, but with client‐side scripting you can use it to promote your newest posts to your readers.
Mariesa van Huyten — or simply The Rich Lady — is obsessed with funding a private space program. She inherited most of an industrial empire from her late grandfather, fueling her obsession. Her motivation for funding the program is an all‐consuming fear of an asteroid impact event and how devastating that would be to human civilization. Mariesa has schemes and ideas comparable to those of our real‐world entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Privacy Guard is a feature in CyanogenMod that gives Android users back the control over app permissions and thus their privacy and device performance. Even though you love an app, you may not be as keen on it tracking your every move from the moment you turn on your phone.
Today is the Free Software Foundation’s (FSF) 9th annual International Day Against DRM. I’m taking this opportunity to share some thoughts how Digital Rights Management (DRM) influences my everyday life.