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Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

1 hour 6 min ago
A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.

Gaming oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet wins early praise

2 hours 3 min ago
The Android 4.4.3-based Nvidia Shield Tablet won early praise with its Tegra K1 SoC, Kepler-based graphics, new stylus, and WiFi Direct gaming controller. This week Nvidia announced its rumored tablet form-factor update of the Tegra 4-based Nvidia Shield, now called the Shield Portable. Early previews of the $299 Nvidia Shield Tablet have been kinder than […]

Oracle Linux 7 released

3 hours 22 sec ago
Oracle has released its clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

3 hours 57 min ago
Once in a while someone points out a POSIXviolation in Linux. Often theanswer is to fix the violation, but sometimes LinusTorvalds decides thatthe POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior,but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if thatlayer is slower and less efficient.

Interview With Aspyr Media About Civilization V & Linux Gaming

4 hours 54 min ago
A little treat today folks as I had a chance to talk with Michael Blair from Aspyr Media on a few different bits relating to Linux gaming and their Civilization V port.

Ubuntu: 2296-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

5 hours 51 min ago
Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Red Hat and Mirantis battle in the OpenStack market and VMware needs to find a way into the fight

6 hours 39 min ago
In this edition of the Short Stack we take on the battle between Red Hat and Mirantis as they fight over the crown for OpenStack. In the meantime, VMware has to find a way to stay relevant to their customers. Will they jump in the OpenStack?

Ubuntu: 2295-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

7 hours 26 min ago
Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

What are the best browsers for Linux?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 06:17:33 AM
In today's open source roundup: Best Linux browsers. Plus: Lifehacker's list of essential Linux applications, and how to run Android on a Mac.

Oracle Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:30:13 AM
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.

Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:42:53 AM
Hey Everyone, The results are in for the FESCo Elections! The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are shown in this article.

Warhammer Eternal Crusade MMO Will Gain A Linux Version

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:55:33 AM
An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.

Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:08:13 AM
Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.

What kind of tablet do you use?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:20:53 AM
It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same extent it has to other areas of technology?

FoundationDB, DataRPM Partner on NoSQL Big Data Analytics

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:23:42 AM
FoundationDB and DataRPM have partnered to combine NoSQL data storage with cognitive Big Data analytics and visualization. In a deal centered on combining NoSQL data storage with cognitive, natural-language Big Data discovery and analytics, FoundationDB and DataRPM have announced a partnership that will bring their platforms together.

New openQRM Cloud 5.1.4 release offers new Cloud portal and Android OS support

Thursday 24th of July 2014 12:36:22 AM
openQRM Enterprise is a web-based open source datacenter management and cloud computing platform that integrates flexibly with existing components in enterprise datacenters.

BitKey: A secure, Debian-based Live OS for bitcoin transactions

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 11:49:02 PM
BitKey itself is a simple solution for bitcoin users. The current build offers encrypted wallet storage, and comes in a very minimal Xfce desktop.

Xen Unveils Mirage OS 2.0 for Open Source Virtual Cloud Apps

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 11:01:42 PM
The open source Xen Project believes it has made it easier than ever to "compile your own cloud" with the release of MirageOS v2.0, which simplifies and optimizes deployment of cloud-based apps running on the Xen virtualization hypervisor.

Two Years With Debian GNU/Linux - An Average Guy's Verdict

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 10:14:22 PM
One uneducated Linux enthusiast with basic needs' take on using Debian Wheezy as his everyday OS for a few years, with some notes on KDE as well.

KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 09:27:02 PM
Plasma 5 is powered by the open-source Qt 5 cross-platform user interface framework. Hardware acceleration for graphics is now supported with the OpenGL graphics API. With Qt 5 and OpenGL, Plasma 5 is able to provide users with not only improved graphics performance, but also a more fluid user experience. Plus, the new Kickoff application launcher enables users to rapidly find and access applications and content on a system. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, KaOS and openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of KDE Plasma 5.