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Automake 1.14 Released with Minor Fixes

Automake, a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards, is now at version 1.14. Highlights of Automake 1.14: • A new feature aimed at making the implementation of non-recursive build systems more convenient and manageable, has been added; • The handling of C compiles now supports the conjunct use of the ‘-c’ and ‘-o’ options; ... Read More »

SSH tunnelling on insecure networks

Follow @LinuxUserMag If you’re still using SSH as just a telnet replacement, you are missing out on borrowing its secure encryption to carry many other network services through insecure Wi-Fi, and overly restrictive firewalls, from wherever you have a laptop or smartphone. For the bulk of this article, we shall be looking at local port forwarding – the most common ... Read More »

Firewall Distribution IPFire 2.13 Core 69 Gets a New Bootloader

Michael Tremer, a developer for the ipfire.org team, has announced IPFire 2.13 Core 69, a new stable release of the popular Linux-based firewall distribution. Highlights of IPFire 2.13 Core 69: • Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.2.46 to address several security issues and other bugs; • A newer wireless stack from kernel 3.8.3 is also available; • More ... Read More »

PCLinuxOS LXDE 2013.06 Is Out, Get It While It's Hot

PCLinuxOS LXDE 2013.06, a free and easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for x86 desktops or laptops based on the LXDE desktop environment, is now available for download. Highlights of PCLinuxOS LXDE 2013.06: • Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.4.49 for maximum desktop performance; • Nvidia and ATI fglrx driver support has been implemented; • Multimedia playback support for many ... Read More »

Boxfish Hatches a Hot Idea for Searchable TV

Here’s an app that re-invents the TV guide — and yet is about as far from the newspaper TV listings of old as you can get. Boxfish, available at no charge in the Google Play store, shows what’s trending on TV by indexing every spoken word on TV — live. In theory, this lets you see trends in events, news ... Read More »