JavaScript All the Way Down

LinuxJournal: If you are going to develop a Web site, for client-side development, you could opt for Java applets, ActiveX controls, Adobe Flash animations and, of course, plain JavaScript.

From: Linux Today

Linux Mint 2 LMDE Screenshot Tour

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu. LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users. LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint and it runs newer packages. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously.

From: LXer

Forbes: Ubiquitous web encryption is closer thanks to Let’s Encrypt

By ggregory

The Linux Foundation’s newest collaboration, Let’s Encrypt, is a free, automated, and open certificate authority for the benefit of the public. Services like this one are all the more important in today’s climate of web traffic interception and privacy invasion. Forbes reports about one such malicious development in China called The Great Cannon and how Let’s Encrypt can help.

From: Linux Foundation

Open source applied to how movies are made

By Daniel Mulligan There[he]#039[/he]s nothing like a new project to make you feel excited about life, and that[he]#039[/he]s definitely how I[he]#039[/he]ve been feeling since I adopted an open source policy in my companies[he]#039[/he] camera and workflow divisions. My background is in cameras. I started out assisting and focus pulling before moving up the ranks to camera operating for F1, BBC dramas, and eventually second unit cinematography for feature theatrical productions.

From: LXer