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Breaking: Unknown and Stealth Turla Malware Infects Unknown Number of Linux Systems

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 11:43:13 AM
The Linux Turla is a new piece of malware designed to infect only Linux computers, which has managed to remain relatively hidden until now and it has the potential of doing a lot of harm. Unfortunately, very little is known about it or how to fix it.

How to speed up a WordPress website with CloudFront CDN

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 10:46:02 AM
If your WordPress-powered personal blog or website is loading slowly, you are hardly alone. Rather than simply bemoaning your web hosting, you can take more proactive approaches to solve the problem.

A look back at open source in 2014

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:48:51 AM
The year 2014 will be marked as one where open source changed for me. It didn't change overnight or even very rapidly, but in July I noticed that the open source of today was not what I imagined it would be. And this can be a good thing.

Home Wi-Fi security's just as good as '90s PC security! Wait, what?

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:23:34 AM
UK home Wi-Fi security is as bad as PC security was in the 1990s, according to a new study. Security software firm Avast found that more than half of all routers are poorly protected by default or common, easily hacked password/ID combinations. Easily hacked password combinations such as admin/admin or admin/password, or even admin/[he]lt[/he]no-password[he]gt[/he] are commonplace.

Commercials for Amazon’s crappy phone in Amazon Prime videos?

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 06:26:23 AM
I had a “WTF???” moment tonight while watching season 2 of Vikings via Amazon Prime video. I clicked to continue watching an episode and a damned commercial played for Amazon’s Kindle Fire phone and other devices. It just popped up out of nowhere and there was no way to skip it or avoid it.

Randa Meetings 2014 - Another Great Success

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:29:12 AM
It's been quite some time since the Randa Meetings 2014 and even this year's edition of the KDE Community Summit called Akademy has already happened, but it's still nice to look back and see what was accomplished at this KDE Tech Summit in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

Intel Becomes Newest OpenDaylight SDN/NFV Project Member

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 04:32:01 AM
Intel has joined OpenDaylight, the Linux Foundation's open source SDN and NFV project, as a platinum member, promising to speed the platform's enterprise-readiness.

Tinkering with the Raspberry Pi A+

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:34:50 AM
The Raspberry Pi team is on fire (in a good way), making new Raspberry Pi models faster than we can review them. Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi's engineering team, recently announced the new Raspberry Pi A+ model.

Desura's Linux Client Will Finally See An Update Soon

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:37:39 AM
Looks like Bad Juju's acquisition of Desura will pay off for us Linux gamers soon. They tweeted to let people know the Desura client updates are currently in testing!

Linux Mint 17.1 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:40:28 AM
Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release.

Computing without a Computer

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 12:43:17 AM
I've covered a lot of various pieces of software that are designed to help you do scientific calculations of one type or another, but I have neglected a whole class of computational tools that is rarely used anymore. Before there was the electronic computer, computations had to be made by hand, so they were error-prone. To try to minimize these human errors, shortcuts and aids of one form or another were developed.

The best Android phones for the holiday season

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:46:06 PM
In today's open source roundup: Which Android phones should be on your shopping list for the holidays? Plus: Valve releases the Steam Broadcasting beta, and find out what's new in Linux 3.18.

Mozilla Joins Hour of Code

Monday 8th of December 2014 10:48:55 PM
For the second year in a row, Mozilla is a partner in the Hour of Code, and we hope you’ll join us. This campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.

$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

Monday 8th of December 2014 09:51:44 PM
Allwinner unveiled a $6 “H3? SoC targeting $35 to $50 OTT STBs, featuring four Cortex-A7 cores, a Mali-400 GPU, 4K HDMI output, and 5MP camera support.

Silicon Valley high rollers toss $36m at 'data centre OS' Mesosphere

Monday 8th of December 2014 08:54:33 PM
First new OS since Android?A startup building a "data centre operating system" that owes its existence to a former PHD student has landed $36m in funding from some high-tech high rollers.…

How to upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 kernel to version 3.17.1

Monday 8th of December 2014 07:57:22 PM
That’s the gist of this tutorial – how I upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.10 from 3.16 to 3.17.1. It’s a very simple task, but one that can cause a minor headache – if you’re using some fancy hardware that requires special drivers.

OpenMotics improves home automation

Monday 8th of December 2014 07:00:11 PM
OpenMotics is an open source home automation hardware and software system that offers features like switching lights and outputs, multi-zone heating and cooling, power measurements, and automated actions. The system encompases both open source software and hardware. For interoperability with other systems, the OpenMotics Gateway provides an API through which various actions can be executed.read more

How to Manually Install NVIDIA Beta Drivers in Ubuntu

Monday 8th of December 2014 06:03:00 PM
NVIDIA doesn't have a proper installer for its drivers, but the Linux users don't really mind all that much. The fact that they have a tone of driver updates compensates for any grief that might be experienced by the user during the installation procedure.

The Complete Guide For Dual Booting Ubuntu And Windows 8.1

Monday 8th of December 2014 05:05:49 PM
This guide shows how to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. It is an update to my original guide, as time has moved on and things have become a little easier.

14 top data recovery softwares for Linux

Monday 8th of December 2014 04:08:38 PM
Data recovery is the process of salvaging and handling the data through the data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Often the data are being salvaged from storage media such as internal or external hard disk drives, solid-state drives (SSD), USB flash drive, storage tapes, CDs, DVDs, RAID, and other electronics. Recovery may be required due to physical damage to the storage device or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the host operating system (OS).

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X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

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