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Tag Archives: software

How facial recognition software can track you in the offline world

Credit: Viewdle Most people are now fully aware of how much tracking is going on when you go online, and how easy it is for companies and governments to know where you go, what you do there, and who you talk to. But meanwhile, another piece of technology has slowly started being adopted by organizations all over the world, and ... Read More »

Learn how to compile from source Linux software with AbiWord 3

Compiling from source is the only way to use a lot of free software that your Linux package manager can’t find, ready for download, in an Internet repository. Thankfully, compiling is often much easier than you may think. In this post, I’ll explain the most common way to install from sources on Linux — suggesting, as a practical example, that ... Read More »

Learn how to compile from source Linux software with AbiWord 3

Compiling from source is the only way to use a lot of free software that your Linux package manager can’t find, ready for download, in an Internet repository. Thankfully, compiling is often much easier than you may think. In this post, I’ll explain the most common way to install from sources on Linux — suggesting, as a practical example, that ... Read More »

Is it legal to sell GPL software?

A TechRepublic reader recently asked the following questions in the forums: Please give me simple advice on this topic: Is it okay when selling software to charge small fees for it (e.g. 1/2 dollars) if that software is made available under the GNU GPL License version 2 or 3? If yes, when I sell such software, should I provide source ... Read More »

Fgallery: Free software for fast, always centered photo galleries

Online photo galleries are a fun and very practical way to share photographs. Hosting galleries on a web space that you own gives you much more privacy and control over the reuse of those images than places like Facebook or Flickr. If you like that idea, you’ll probably also like the way to implement it that I propose this week ... Read More »

Facedetect: Free face detection software

Automatic, face detection and recognition software is very cool technology. However, it can also be a Big Brother-style surveillance nightmare if turned on CCTV cameras 24/7 or a recurring annoyance whenever someone on Facebook tags you in photographs you didn’t even know existed. Such momentous issues are outside the scope of this column, of course. I have other reasons to ... Read More »