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Let's Encrypt ACME Certificate Protocol Set for Standardization

The open-source Let’s Encrypt project has been an innovating force on the security landscape over the last several years, providing millions of free SSL/TLS certificates to help secure web traffic. Aside from the disruptive model of providing certificates for free, Let’s Encrypt has also helped to pioneer new technology to help manage and deliver certificates as well, including the Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME).

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I Finally Found a Way to Cascade Windows in GNOME Shell

Windows 10 (boo, hiss, etc) has a ‘cascade windows’ option that neatly arranges all of your visible windows into a fanned pile. It’s not a ground-breaking feature, nor is it the most useful. But it is a quick way to make your desktop look neat and organised — and that’s handy when you’re a blogger […]

This post, I Finally Found a Way to Cascade Windows in GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how aspiring open source developers can get started. Here are some highlights of their talk.

What’s surprising about Linux development

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Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative

ring linux client on ubuntu desktopIf you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that is fast gaining a following in FOSS and security-conscious circles. Like an open-source alternative to Skype […]

This post, Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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LibreOffice Automatic Updater Available to Test on Linux

libreoffice app iconsOpen-source office suite LibreOffice is inching closer to providing automatic updates in-app. Daily builds of LibreOffice for Linux with a new automatic updater built-in are available for testing, LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard announced today. Better still, the updater uses delta updates. This means only the bits of the app that have changed are downloads rather than re-downloading […]

This post, LibreOffice Automatic Updater Available to Test on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Thinking of Buying the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3? Watch This Video First

Are you looking for a Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 review to help you decide whether this cheap n’ cheerful Chinese laptop is for you? Well, look no further. A reader recently shared the following Chuwi 12.3 video review in the comments section. It’s by TechTablets.com and, having watched all 15 minutes of it, I had to give it […]

This post, Thinking of Buying the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3? Watch This Video First, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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