March 2015 Page 1 of 9

Azure Backup – Announcing new pricing model for TCO reduction

In February 2015, Azure Backup announced new functionality that increased the retention range and provided greater flexibility to customers while creating their retention policies. These were key steps in the journey towards making Azure the preferred choice for storing backup …

Russel Doty: Report on IoT (Internet of Things) Security

IoT (Internet of Things) devices have – and in many cases have earned! – a rather poor reputation for security. It is easy to find numerous examples of security issues in various IoT gateways and devices.

So I was expecting …

KB 3046555: End-to-end guide for Deploying MBAM 2.5 in a stand-alone configuration

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for installing Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.5 in a stand-alone configuration. In this guide we will use a two-server configuration. One of the two servers will be a database server that is running …

Hyper-V on Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049

Last night we released Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring.

This is an exciting release – as it has some key new technology in it.  Most notably it is the first release with …

Fedora Badges: New badge: Origin !

OriginYou pinned your country in FAS! … Fedora 22: anderen Screenlocker mit xflock4 nutzen

Bitte beachtet auch die Anmerkungen zu den HowTos!

Das xflock4 Script aus dem Paket xfce4-session unterstützte bislang lediglich den xscreensaver als Screenlocker. Wer jedoch einen anderen Screenlocker (z.B. xlockmore oder light-locker) nutzen wollte, musste bislang auf das xflock4 Script …

PowerTip: Create Array in PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to easily create an array.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Can I use Windows PowerShell to create an array of strings and avoid typing quotation marks
           around all the strings?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Instead of creating an array, …

Michael Zanetti: OpenStore, TweakGeek and more

Now that the Ubuntu Phone is finally in the hands of many people, it’s time to get some hacking started! This is an attempt to bootstrap some hacking community around the devices that wants to explore the phone beyond of …

Broadview Networks and SUSE: a Geo Redundancy Solution for Regional Disasters

When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City in 2012, the basement of Broadview Networks, a telecom and data services provider, was completely under water. But the company itself wasn’t. In fact, it was on perfect uptime thanks to diesel-powered generators, …

Cole Robinson: bodhi-push-updates: Script for easily pushing updates to stable

I wrote a helper script that saves some clicks if you need to push a bunch of pending Fedora package updates to stable. I figure it’s useful for other folks too so I published it here:

Description from the …

Jonathan Dieter: Locks in the classroom – 2015

For the third year now, our grade nine students have been doing 3D modeling using Blender. A couple of weeks ago, our students finished up their first assignments, and I gave the top modelers the option of showing off …

Keiran “Affix” Smith: [Part 1] Cooking with Digital Ocean and Chef!

As some of you may know I was recently DDoSed and Was Terminated by Linode for being flooded with 5.11MB/s of Traffic 3 times over a 5 day period. This left me looking for a new solution. I only had …

Ratnadeep Debnath: Meeting reminders in fedocal

fedocal 0.13 release makes it possible for anyone to download iCal file for a meeting and brings support for client side notifications.

You can do this in the following ways:

  • Click on a meeting in fedocal
  • In the meeting modal/page,

TCO reduction with the Azure Backup pricing in DPM deployments

Azure Backup has announced a new pricing model for data being backed-up to Azure. This new model is based on the number of machines that are being backed-up, and is measured and reported in the monthly Azure bill as Protected

Ubuntu Kernel Team: Kernel Team Meeting Minutes – March 31, 2015

Meeting Minutes

IRC Log of the meeting.

Meeting minutes.


20150331 Meeting Agenda

Release Metrics and Incoming Bugs

Release metrics and incoming bug data can be reviewed at the following link:


Status: Vivid Development Kernel

Our Vivid kernel has …

Announcing New Ignite Session: Jeffrey Snover, Mark Russinovich & Jeremy Winter to Present “Platform Vision & Strategy Overview: Bringing Azure to Your Datacenter”

Guest post by Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer & Lead Architect, Windows Server and System Center, Microsoft

As I talk to customers, I consistently hear a common theme – they need to accelerate their use of technology to drive business value.  …

DPMDB Maintenance Part 2: Identifying and dealing with fragmentation in your DPMDB

~ Chris Butcher | Senior Support Escalation Engineer 


Hi folks, it’s Chris Butcher again with part 2 in my series of posts on DPMDB maintenance. This installment covers identifying and dealing with fragmentation in your DPMDB, and if you happened …

90 Seconds to Cloud Confidence

splunk_LogoIf you’re responsible for your organization’s cloud strategy, or if you are responsible for managing applications and resources across a hybrid of on-premise and cloud environments, give me 90 seconds to show how you can gain the visibility and assurance …

Tips & Tricks with MBAM 2.5 – Part 1: Domain Controller and Group Policy Management

We have periodically received requests on some of the Tips and Tricks regarding Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM).  So we will be posting a series of blogs and have them listed below.

Part 1: Domain Controller and Group Policy

Support Tip: Having problems monitoring clients in Operations Manager? Check this first

FIXHere’s a quick tip that might help you quickly resolve your monitoring related problem in Operations Manager. In Microsoft product support, we see lots of these kinds of cases get resolved by simply having the customer update to the latest …

Fedora Server Working Group: Server SIG Weekly Meeting Minutes (2015-03-31)

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Jonathan Riddell: Ubuntu on Air in 30 mins

Me and Rohan will be on Ubuntu on Air in 30 minutes


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Mark Russinovich & Mark Minasi: How Disruptive is Cloud Computing, Really?

Everything happens so fast in the world of IT that talk of “disruption” is almost too mild. That’s why a gathering like Microsoft Ignite is so important. You get the facts and how-tos you need – and you also get …

Alexander Larsson: Official GNOME SDK runtime builds are out

As people who have followed the work on sandboxed applications know, we have promised a developer preview for GNOME 3.16. Well, 3.16 has now been released, so the time is now!

I spent last week setting up an build system …

Alexys Jacob: py3status v2.4

I’m very pleased to announce this new release of py3status because it is by far the most contributed one with a total of 33 files changed, 1625 insertions and 509 deletions !

I’ll start by thanking this release’s contributors with …

Architecture Matters: Micro Services & Macro Results

In the previous blog post in this series, I discussed Intune’s Service Oriented Architecture. In that post, I detailed the collection of loosely coupled micro services that compose Intune, and I went into the details of delivering a solution …

Erik Erlandson: Hygienic Closures for Scala Function Serialization

In most use cases of Scala closures, what you see is what you get, but there are exceptions where looks can be deceiving and this can have a big impact on closure serialization. Closure serialization is of more than academic …

All-flash VSAN configuration example

Advertise here with BSA

I was talking to a customer this week who was looking to deploy various 4 node VSAN configurations. They needed a solution which would provide them performance and wanted to minimize the moving components due to …

ISE Auto-Completion Trick

PowerShell 3.0 ISE and later

When you want to select the information returned by a cmdlet, you typically use Select-Object:

Get-Process | Select-Object -Property Name, Company, Description

However, you would have to manually enter the property names you …

[Script Of Mar. 31] How to set folder permissions recursively in shared mailbox in Exchange Online


Script Download:  
The script is available for download from  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

This script sample is …

Karel Zak: cfdisk extra partition info

I have merged a new cfdisk(8) improvement. It allows to display/hide additional information about the current (selected) partition:

  • filesystem type, LABEL, UUID

    The important detail is that libblkid gathers the info by seeking on whole-disk device according to partition offsets

Help Comparing Objects in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, helps a reader compare two objects in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Hey, Scripting Guy! I am having a problem with a script. I wrote a function to compare virtual machines with virtual drives that I …

Anish Patil: Glimpse of FOSS ASIA

In last week, I attended FOSS ASIA which is one of the biggest Open Source Conference in ASIA and was held in beautiful city of Singapore. Conference had 3 or 4 simultaneous tracks which were focused on DevOps,Web Programming,Workshops and

The Fridge: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 410

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #410 for the week March 23 – 29, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

Thomas Fitzsimmons: Excorporate 0.6.0: Exchange integration for Emacs

Here is Excorporate version 0.6.0.

New in this release:

– Support for overriding settings autodiscovery by manually configuring an EWS URL

– A check to prevent soap-client conflicts with other packages

– Handle autodiscovery case

– Support for …

nonamedotc: Xfce 4.12 packages for Fedora 22

Beta freeze is upon us for Fedora 22 (tomorrow). For those already running Fedora 22, take some time to test Xfce 4.12 on Fedora 22 and report any bugs that you encounter. 
Hopefully, we can solve all issues before F22 …

Smart AnSwerS #16

Hey Splunk community and welcome to the 15th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It seems like there’s a national holiday for almost everything now, and corn dogs fortunately made the cut! National Corn Dog Day was this past Saturday, …

Gentoo News: Gentoo announces total website makeover

Gentoo Linux today announced the launch of its new totally revamped and more
inclusive website which was built to conform to the CGA Web™ graphics

“Our previous website served the community superbly well for the past 10 years
but …

Updated: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager support Microsoft SQL Server 2014

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. SQL Server 2014 Standard (CAS, Primary site, Secondary site) SQL Server 2014 Enterprise…(read more)

Compliance and Security for Public Cloud

For many organizations, compliance and security is perennially among the IT department’s top priorities. And with the acceleration of enterprise application migration to the cloud, keeping those applications and the associated data secure is an even more complex challenge. Sadly, …

Support Tip: High CPU utilization on Domain Controllers due to WSUS App Pool issue

~ Dennis Donahoe | Senior Support Escalation Engineer

FIXLast week we mentioned an issue we’ve seen here in product support where System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) or System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) …

Azure Data Factory Update – New Data Stores

With the latest service update and Data Management Gateway release, you can connect to new data stores and leverage new features to move data with Azure Data Factory, including:

  • Copy from on-premises File System to Azure Blob
  • Copy from on-premises

Support Tip: High CPU utilization on Domain Controllers due to WSUS IIS issue

~ Dennis Donahoe | Senior Support Escalation Engineer

FIXLast week we mentioned an issue we’ve seen here in product support where System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) or System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) …

Chandan Kumar: [Event Report] Python Pune Sprint 28th Mar, 2015

From last three months, we had conducted workshops and talks starting from python 101 to Django, Ansible, data analysis and a lot more. On the 4th Month, i.e. on 28th Mar, 2015, we hosted an sprint a.k.a Python Pune Sprint

Using RBAC to restrict Discovery Searches


eDiscovery is a powerful feature available in Microsoft Exchange. It’s used by eDiscovery Managers for performing discovery searches across all mailboxes in the organization and is very important for the purpose of the Compliance and Legal issues.

By default, …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to See if Media Center is Installed

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to determine if a Windows 8.1 has Media Center installed.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine if a version of Windows 8.1 has Media Center installed?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use WMI and look at the …

Azure AD Device Registration Service is now GA!

Howdy folks, Office 365 announced the availability of MDM for Office 365, which allows you to ensure that Office 365 content can be accessed only from phones and tablets that are compliant with your device policies. This is a capability …

DPMDB Maintenance Part 1: Database consistency check and your DPMDB

~ Chris Butcher | Senior Support Escalation Engineer

FIXHi folks, Chris Butcher here again with another DPM blog entry for you. I’ve had a few questions recently about upkeep on the DPM database, and while most of the time questions …

Splunk at Gartner BI & Analytics Summit


We’re very excited to be attending the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit this week in Las Vegas. In addition to welcoming attendees in our booth (#517), we’ll also be presenting during the following times:

Theater Session
Monday, March 30

YES validates OS install on certified systems

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: what is tested in SUSE YES Certification but not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the operating system installation …

Premium Tier for Azure App Service

Recently, we announced the Azure App Service which is a one-of-a kind cloud service that enables developers to build intelligent web and mobile apps for any platform and any device. App Service is an integrated solution that streamlines development, enables …

Making a dashboard with tabs (and searches that run when clicked)

In this post I am going to walk through how to make a dashboard with content separated into tabs. Not only will the content be divided into tabs, but the searches in the panels will not execute until the tabs …

Toshio Kuratomi: Flock Ansible Talk

Hey Fedorans, I’m trying to come up with an Ansible Talk Proposal for FLOCK in Rochester. What would you like to hear about?

Some ideas:

* An intro to using ansible
* An intro to ansible-playbook
* Managing docker containers …

The Fan Experience Comes Down to Data

A scenario for a football fan’s version of a “terrible, horrible, no good, bad day:” It starts with your stomach grumbling with hunger at that football game you’ve been waiting for weeks to attend. You run down to concessions, only …

Checking Virtual Machine Health After a Disaster

Last weekend I suffered a human disaster in my “server room”.  Which is to say that I knocked down a shelf in my garage and accidentally disconnected the UPS.  This, in turn turned off all of my hardware.  An hour …

Microsoft Virtual Academy presents Developing Solutions with Azure DocumentDB

Free Training! Free Training!

You might be surprised how easy it is to get up and running with Microsoft Azure DocumentDB!
You don’t even have to have your own infrastructure or maintain your environment: all you have to do is …

Frank Ch. Eigler: prolog sudoku

I like puzzles (whether mathematical or logical), but I don’t like overly mechanical ones. These are the ones where an algorithm to solve the puzzle is so obvious that the human contribution is negligible: they are only pastimes. Such puzzles …

Sebastian Pipping: Sending e-mail on successful SSH login / detecting SSH log-ins

I found

Send email on SSH login using PAM

to be a great guide for setting up e-mail delivery for any successful log-in through SSH.

My current script:

#! /bin/bash
if [ "$PAM_TYPE" != "open_session" ]; then exit 0

Dimitri John Ledkov: Boiling frog, or when did we loose it with /etc ?

$ sudo find /etc -type f | wc -l


When was the last time you looked at /etc and thought – “I honestly know what every single file in here is”. Or for example had a thought “Each

Announcing the GA of MDM in Office 365

For those of you keeping score at home, earlier today the Office 365 blog announced that the mobile device management (MDM) capabilities within Office 365 are now generally available.

That’s the good news.

The really good news is that these …

DRS rules still active when DRS disabled?

Advertise here with BSA

I just received a question around DRS rules and why they are still active when DRS is disabled. I was under the impression this was something I already blogged about, but I cannot find it. I …

David Duncan: Back to a single screen with Fedora 21

I got tired of the waiting and just removed the Nvidia RPMs associated. Nouveau drivers will activate the external controller, but … in the end I may just move on to a different laptop. It’s about time. We’ll see what …

Major Hayden: Review: Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation and Linux

Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3rd genAfter a boatload of challenges with what I thought would be my favorite Linux laptop, the Dell XPS 13 9343, I decided to take the plunge on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd gen). My late-2013 MacBook Pro …

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Return of the Ubuntu UI Toolkit

Next month will be the release of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) for desktop, and this version of Ubuntu will soon become the version that will be installed on Ubuntu phones as well. With the release of 15.04, we also release …

Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu Sweaters Added to Hellotux Shop


Hellotux donates to Kubuntu with every purchase.…

Kubuntu: Kubuntu Sweaters Added to Hellotux Shop

Hellotux have added sweaters to their Kubuntu branded clothes range. Donations to Kubuntu with every purchase.

Richard W.M. Jones: Tip: Wake up a guest from screen blank

A few years ago Dan Berrange added a way to send fake keyboard events to libvirt guests. You can use this to inject just a press on the Left Shift key to wake up a guest from screen blank. …

Accessing Non-Microsoft LDAP Servers

All Versions

There are free Active Directory cmdlets from Microsoft (part of the RSAT tools) and Dell (Quest). They take the complexity out of accessing a domain controller, and ask for information.

To access a non-Microsoft LDAP server, while there …

Use PowerShell to Detect if Hypervisor is Present

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to determine if a hypervisor is present

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been trying to use WMI to determine if a server has the hypervisor present. I found …

Getting started with the Graph API with the Graph Explorer

Hi Folks. Lakshman Hariharan here with a post on a cool tool from our good friends on the Azure team called Graph Explorer. In a nutshell, the Azure AD Graph API provides programmatic access to Azure AD through REST API …

Major Hayden: Share a wireless connection via ethernet in GNOME 3.14

There are some situations where you want to do the opposite of creating a wireless hotspot and you want to distribute a wireless internet connection to an ethernet connection. For example, if you’re at a hotel that offers only WiFi …

Mathieu Trudel: Preseeding installations

In early February, I completed a move from Canonical’s Phonedations team to the Foundations team. Part of this new work means debugging a lot of different failure cases in the installer, grub, and other early boot or low-level sofware, some …

This week in Fedora: Activities from Mon, 23 Mar 2015 to Sun, 29 Mar 2015


Activities Amount Diff to previous week
Badges awarded 1458 +72.95%
Builds 14436 -24.19%
Copr build completed 2950 +23.90%
Copr build started 2975 +24.58%
Edit on the wiki 1251 +69.05%
FAS user created 143 +09.16%
Meeting completed 36 +157.14%

Perl SIG: Perl talks NYC

Splunk the Vote: Battle For Number 10 – Cameron vs. Milband

Splunk the Vote - Cameron v Miliband

On Thursday 7th May 2015 the UK will hold a General Election to vote for the next Prime Minister.

In the run up to the vote there is going to be a series of pledges, appearances, and debates. Over the …

Alvaro Castillo: MySQL Workbench disponible para Fedora 21

Hace mucho tiempo que casi no redacto una entrada en el blog… entre el trabajo; completar la parte teórica del grado superior de Administración de Sistemas en Red (Si ya estoy de prácticas); y las certificaciones CNNA 1 y 2 …

Carla Sella: Planet Ubuntu-it RSS feed scope

So now Planet Ubuntu-it has is own Ubuntu Phone RSS feed scope.

I created it using scopecreator command as I wrote in my previous article: My first Ubuntu Touch Scope.
Planet Ubuntu-it RSS feed scope
Planet Ubuntu-it RSS feed

PowerTip: How to Find PowerShell User Groups

Summary: Learn how to find Windows PowerShell user groups.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Where do I begin a search to find if there is a Windows PowerShell user group in my area?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer There are two primary places for finding Windows PowerShell user group … Maximale Aufnahmedauer des Gnome-Screencasters erhöhen

Bitte beachtet auch die Anmerkungen zu den HowTos!

Die Gnome-Shell verfügt seit Version 3.2 über einen eingebauten Screencaster, der jedoch nur maximal 30 Sekunden lange Aufnahmen erlaubt.

Wer mehr möchte, muss dazu lediglich im Terminal oder dem Ausführen-Dialog (…

Carlos (Morel-Riquelme): How to change the duration of screencast in Gnome 3.16

The screencast tool of gnome is great ! but this have a little restriction ( the duration of screencast ) cuz’ the default value is just 30 seconds so, if we need make a screencast with a duration > 30 …

Carlos (Morel-Riquelme): Como cambiar la duración del screencast en Gnome 3.16

En esta versión de Gnome 3.16 el valor por default del screencast es de 30 segundos, por lo que si queremos hacer un screencast de una mayor duración no será posible. 🙁 una pena pero bue…

Vamos a cambiar los …

Ronnie Tucker: There’s an app for that…

… but it’s only in the Ubuntu Store.


Yes, indeed. We have an Ubuntu phone web app.

It’s not much. It’s really just a viewer for the website, but it’s quick way of checking the site and downloading PDF/EPUB …

Forums Council: Ubuntu Membership

It has been sometime since we last talked about Ubuntu Membership through forum contributions.

Applying is quite simple and we have a dedicated forum area just for it. The process is detailed here and summarized at.

In addition to …

Manually modifying IIS bindings to use SSL for MBAM services

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) needs web services no matter what topology you are using. These MBAM web services can be installed with or without SSL Certificates. To install MBAM web features using SSL, it is required …

Weekend Scripter: Special Charlotte PowerShell User Group Meeting

Summary: On April 22, the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group will host Lee Holmes and Paul Higginbotham.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Sometimes things just work out. The other day, I received an email from Lee Holmes. …

Checking For Disconnected Connections with TCPListener Using PowerShell

Working on my PoshChat project, one of the things that I was dealing with was handling connections that was disconnected through different means other than just the client disconnecting on its own such as a client being rebooted or the …

Luke Faraone: Key transition

I’m migrating PGP keys from 0xF9FDD506 to 0x0C14A470. If you signed my old key, I would appreciate you signing my new key as well. Feel free to ping me with questions.

Accordingly, I’ve published a transition statement signed by both …

PowerTip: Find PowerShell Sessions at Ignite

Summary: See the scheduled Windows PowerShell sessions for Microsoft Ignite.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I am planning to attend the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago this year! How can I find what Windows PowerShell
           sessions are on the …

Matt Zimmerman: What I think about thought

Only parts of us will ever
touch o̶n̶l̶y̶ parts of others –
one’s own truth is just that really — one’s own truth.
We can only share the part that is u̶n̶d̶e̶r̶s̶t̶o̶o̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ within another’s knowing acceptable t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶—̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶f̶o̶r̶e̶

Adnane Belmadiaf: Running Dekko in LXC

I was approached by Daniel Chapman to help with the new message view in Dekko(Ubuntu Touch email client) which uses Oxide Webview to render the message details. Dekko is using the new Ubuntu SDK 1.1 which is not present in …

RobberPhex: 关于Nginx的默认虚拟主机和IPv6双栈设置


server { listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=off; rewrite ^/(.*)$$1 permanent;

另外值得注意的是,根据的说法,只要内核的net.ipv6.bindv6only设置为0,配置文件中的listen [::]:80会同时监听IPv4和IPv6地址。



PowerShell Spotlight: Scripting Guys at Ignite

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about plans for the Scripting Guys booth at Ignite in Chicago.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka The Scripting Wife) with another

[Script Of Mar. 28] How to remove profile photo and disable the uploading of it in Office 365


Script Download:  
The script is available for download from  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

This script sample is …

Praveen Kumar: Add Atomic host to Jenkins Slave

For past few days I am creating some docker images for simple tools (will publish soon) like pylint, unittest (py2.6 / py2.7) and wanted to run those images as container to project atomic because it’s designed to do so. Project

Luya Tshimbalanga: Testing Design Suite on Asus X550ZE

I recently bought an ASUS X550ZE to replace the venerable Sony VAIO N250E laptop. The reason of choosing an AMD powered laptop is for long term support i.e. the use of Vulkan API in future AMD GPU driver. In summary, …

Benjamin Kerensa: Calling Out OkCupid

OkCupid Blocks FirefoxSo the other day, Indiana’s governor signed a bill into law that the Republican controlled legislature passed called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The reality of this bill is it has nothing to do with freedom of religion and …

Simos Xenitellis: Πως φτιάχνουμε εύκολα app (webapp) για το Ubuntu Phone!

Θα δούμε πως μπορούμε να φτιάξουμε εύκολα ένα webapp (εφαρμογή/app που εμπεριέχει mobile website) στο Ubuntu Touch. Για τα βήματα αυτά δεν χρειάζεται να έχουμε καν το κινητό.

Ξεκινούμε με το να βρούμε ένα δικτυακό τόπο που διαθέτει μια έκδοση …

Ronnie Tucker: FCM#95 has also arrived!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, and Using LaTeX
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Syncthing
* Review: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone & Able2Extract Pro 9
* Competition: WIN a copy …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Installed Optional Features

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find installed optional features in Windows.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to see what optional features are installed in a copy of Windows?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet, and if you …

Monty Montgomery: Today’s WTF Moment: A Competing HEVC Licensing Pool

Had this happened next week, I’d have thought it was an April
Fools’ joke.

Out of nowhere, a new
patent licensing group just announced it has formed a second,
competing patent pool for HEVC that is independent of
. …