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Reviving my dead Windows 8 install with no bootable USB/DVD and Linux Mint & Cr48
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Couple of months ago, just about a month before #cpgweds - the engagementย my Envy 14 laptop started showing signs of dying - weird noises coming from the vents, system freezing arbitrarily, system getting incredibly hot - and that’s reallyย unusualย because the Envy’s cooling system is probably one of the best that I’ve seen in a laptop. Soon enough, it became clear that a fan was not working - my idle temperatures hit 85 degrees C, and start any game or even xbmc, and the temperatures would hit 95-100 and shutdown sooner or later.

Chrome says bye to its Wrench icon
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
I noticed this few days ago on the dev build: case ya'll haven't noticed, the Chrome's wrench icon is no longer there :( i.imgur.com/rkbMh.png โ€” Sathya (@SathyaBhat) August 8, 2012 It’s been replaced with what I can only call.. “Three horizontal lines” which is really weird way of calling it :\ Having the wrench icon was so much better - have referred bringing up the menu quite a few times as “Click on the wrench” on Super User.

Wakoopa officially shutdown โ€“ grab your data now
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
About 2 weeks ago, Wakoopa announced that they will be shutting down their social network soon & focusing on “Corporate Research”. Unfortunately that day is here. Just received an email stating that as of today, you can grab an export of your data. This is what they have to say about the export The export is a CSV file containing the following columns: application name, subcategory, category, the number of seconds you've used the application in the hour, the hour you've used the application in, the date of the usage, the operating system and your user id.

A look at GNOME Census
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Here are our key findings: GNOME has a rhythm โ€“ there is a measurable increase in activity before release time, and after the annual GNOME conference GUADEC While over 70% of GNOME developers identify themselves as volunteers, over 70% of the commits to the GNOME releases are made by paid contributors Red Hat are the biggest contributor to the GNOME project and its core dependencies. Red Hat employees have made almost 17% of all commits we measured, and 11 of the top 20 GNOME committers of all time are current or past Red Hat employees.

openSUSE 11.3 Released โ€“ Download Now
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
openSUSE 11.3 is based on Linux kernel 2.6.34 and has KDE Software Compilation 4.4.4 as theย default desktop environment. A GNOME version is also available and it uses GNOME 2.30.1. In terms of the default applications, it comes with Thunderbird 3.0.5, Firefox 3.6.4 and OpenOffice 3.2.1 to name a few. openSUSE 11.3 also gives the user the choice of using Btrfs during installation. You can view the complete changelog here or read the release note.

Spotify for Linux
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
A lot of our developers are using Linux, obviously they want to listen to music while theyโ€™re coding away and looking at the feedback we get it appears that theyโ€™re not the only ones. So today weโ€™re pretty happy to present a preview version of Spotify for Linux. Built by our brilliant developers during hack days and late nights, it shares most of the same features as our Windows and Mac OS X desktop applications.

Unreal IRC Server files gets replaced with ones containing backdoor
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Forum post @ Unreal IRCD We found out that the Unreal3.2.8.1.tar.gz file on our mirrors has been replaced quite a while ago with a version with a backdoor (trojan) in it. This backdoor allows a person to execute ANY command with the privileges of the user running the ircd. The backdoor can be executed regardless of any user restrictions (so even if you have passworded server or hub that doesn’t allow any users in).

On Adobe Flash Player 10 64-bit for Linux
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Adobe says: We have temporarily closed the Labs program of Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux, as we are making significant architectural changes to the 64-bit Linux Flash Player and additional security enhancements Uh-huh.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Windows, OS X & Linux is out
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
From Adobe Flash Team Player blog: I’m thrilled to announce that Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. You can get it now. Some nice features: With Flash Player 10.1, we added new functionality that detects when memory is running low. Now, content that runs in Flash Player will automatically shut down when the available memory is running low. Flash Player can now automatically reduce the power consumption for content running in the background on a non-visible browser tab to improve performance when users are multitasking.