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A look at the nano text editor in GNU/Linux

Given that I have been writing the odd article here and there about server work, hosting, VPS and the like, I thought that perhaps an article about editing configuration files / text documents in a command line scenario might be a good idea.

There are a few major text editors out there, some more user-friendly while some are more complex but bring extra power and configuration (I'm looking at you Vim.)

Firefox’s new WebExtensions Permissions update system

The move from legacy add-ons to WebExtensions introduces a permissions system that is similar to the one used by Google Chrome extensions.

WebExtensions may request certain permissions. These are displayed to the user during installation, and are also listed on the add-ons page on the Mozilla website.

Add-on authors may integrate new functionality and additional permissions in add-on updates. This is required for instance when the add-on uses new APIs that require extra permissions.

YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows being retired

Google plans to remove the two YouTube features Video Editor and Photo slideshows from the popular video hosting and streaming service.

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Nintendo’s next console?

Nintendo may be working on the next console of its retro revival series: the Nintendo N64 Classic Mini, or short N64 Classic.

Nintendo's classic consoles are very popular. The company released the NES Classic console back in 2016 which started the craze. The SNES Classic Edition will be out in September 2017, and it appears that the company is not finished yet.

After a year, Motion Stills lands on Android

Motion Stills, an experimental short video creation application by Google, has been released by the company for the Android platform.

Google launched Motion Stills in June 2016 for iOS, and has now brought the application to Android as well.

Google lists the application as experimental and hints that it may integrate the functionality into company products such as Google Photos if it is well received.

Firefox Focus 1.1 for Android released

Mozilla has just released Firefox Focus 1.1 for Android. Firefox Focus is a mobile browser that puts the much of its focus on user privacy.

The organization released Firefox Focus -- known as Firefox Klar in German speaking countries -- about a month ago for Android.

More than one million Android users have downloaded and installed the mobile browser in the past month. The browser is not only popular, but also highly rated with its review score of 4.5 based on more than 9100 ratings at the time of writing.

Wireshark 2.4 released

Wireshark 2.4.0 is a major new version of the popular network protocol analyzer for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X devices.

The application is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit installer for Windows, and as a portable version for Windows as well. One of the new features is experimental support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows installer packages (msi).

uBlock Origin WebExtension lands on Firefox AMO

The WebExtension version of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin has landed on Mozilla's official Add-ons website for the Firefox web browser.

A big upcoming shift from legacy add-ons to WebExtensions forces add-on developers to port their legacy add-ons to ensure compatibility with Firefox 57 and newer versions of the browser.

Microsoft extends support of Windows 10 version 1607 to 2023

Microsoft confirmed to Zdnet yesterday that it will support PCs with Intel's Clover Trail processor with security updates until 2023.

OneDrive Version History for all file types

Microsoft announced today that it is expanding support for OneDrive's version history feature to all file types stored by the service.

OneDrive supported the restoration of document file formats by using the service's version history feature up until recently.


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