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GIMP 2.8.4 released and PPA installation instructions included

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. ... Read More »

Samsung, Linux and the Bothersome Bricking Problem

If Linux Girl didn’t have to spend such a large proportion of her salary dry-cleaning her cape each week, there’s no doubt she would invest those extra fortunes in some of the many purveyors of ibuprofen and other pain-relieving medicines. Why? Because of all the headaches FOSS fans are forced to endure here in the Linux blogosphere. Not only have ... Read More »

Samsung, Linux and the Bothersome Bricking Problem

LinuxSecurity.com: “I see UEFI as fundamentally suspect, as a second generation on the basic BIOS, probably over-engineered to solve all possible problems, and therefore overly complex,” said blogger Chris Travers. “It may be an improvement or not, but I suspect that whatever eventually replaces UEFI will be a much better compromise on all fronts.” Read More »

Linux developers working on uniting Windows 8 Secure Boot fixes

LinuxSecurity.com: Thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 8 UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot there was no easy way to boot Linux, or any other operating system, on Windows 8 PCs. Now, there are two ways, the recently released Linux Foundation (LF) UEFI secure boot system and Matthew Garrett’s shim system to boot Linux on these PCs. Soon, there will be ... Read More »