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3D printing in Fedora: From an idea to the thing

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 01:13:25 PM
There are a lot of tools and applications connected to 3D printing available to Fedora users. In this article, I’ll guide you through one possible scenario of creating a 3D physical object: from an idea to a real thing. My... Continue Reading →

Short-range wireless tech for IoT takes three big steps

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 12:16:14 PM
Three wireless advances will soon find their way into Linux and Android devices: Wi-Fi Aware, Eddystone, and an update to the 6LoWPAN-based Thread protocol. One reason Linux — and by extension Android — have grown so quickly in embedded is that from very early on Linux was imbued with strong wireless support. Although ARM and […]

Orca Open-Source Screen Reader Implements Speech Support for MathML Content

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 11:19:03 AM
The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software has reached version 3.17.4 as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment.

Open Container Project Gets New Initiative, Sees Member Growth

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 10:31:43 AM
The Linux Foundation's Open Container Project is getting a new name and is moving forward on developing the runc baseline component for containers.

OSCON Report: Big Blue Goes Big for FOSS

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 09:44:23 AM
“Big Blue” unveiled a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. IBM plans to release 50 projects to the open source community to speed adoption in the enterprise sector and spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile and analytics, among other areas.

Windows 10 Mobile: Flaws, confusion, and going nowhere fast

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 08:57:03 AM
Are you serious, SatNad? In Depth After five years, the radical design experiment of Windows Phone is being killed off; Windows on phones is being subsumed into Windows 10, and alas, this means Windows phones will not only be less distinctive and inherit many of the flaws, but they’ll acquires some flaws no mobile platform today suffers.…

Lifelock Once Again Failed at Its One Job: Protecting Data

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 08:09:43 AM
Customers who hired the infamous ID theft-protection firm Lifelock to monitor their identities after their data was stolen in a breach were in for a surprise. It turns out Lifelock failed to properly secure their data.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Arrives on Linux with Massive Update

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 07:22:23 AM
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords has been released by Aspyr Media for the Linux platform, and the game also received a huge and important patch that applies to all the OSes.

Robolinux 8.1 Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 06:35:03 AM
Robolinux is pleased and excited to announce its brand new Robolinux "Cinnamon Raptor" V8.1 LTS 2020 OS which is based on the rock solid Debian 8 stable source code sporting the 3.16 Linux kernel. It has far better graphics and audio quality, boots up and runs much faster than Debian 7 and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset.

Feel Scammed By Microsoft? Switch To Linux

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 05:47:43 AM
Microsoft dangled a big juicy orange carrot in front of the noses of Windows XP users. That carrot was the "Insider Program" for Windows 10. Help test our software and you get a free upgrade. Except that you don't. Feel scammed? Try Linux.

CoreOS releases Tectonic beta for rapid Kubernetes deployments

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 05:00:23 AM
Google and friends have announced the release of Kubernetes 1.0, which is great... if you know Kubernetes. If, like most folks, you don't, then CoreOS's new Tectonic program is here for you.

How to enable logging in Open vSwitch for debugging and troubleshooting

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 04:13:03 AM
Open vSwitch (OVS) is the most popular open-source implementation of virtual switch on the Linux platform. As the today's data centers increasingly rely on the software-defined network (SDN) architecture, OVS is fastly adopted as the de-facto standard network element in data center's SDN deployments.

The only remaining barrier to entry for Linux

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 03:25:43 AM
If asked, what would you think is the biggest challenge facing Linux mass adoption? My response to the backlash is to wonder if those crying out against Linux have even bothered to attempt an install of a recent release? Sure, I'll give them this... back in the day, Linux was not easy to install. In fact, there are still a select few distributions that seem to not quite understand the need for an easy-to-use GUI installer. But those tend to fall into the fringes. The mainstream Linux distributions offer an installation process that is as simple as it gets.

Linux Kernel 4.0.9 Is the Last in the Series, Please Move to Linux Kernel 4.1

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 02:38:23 AM
Today, we announce that the Linux 4.0 kernel series reached end of life, as Greg Kroah-Hartman has published details earlier about the release of the ninth maintenance version. At the moment of writing this article, numerous GNU/Linux distributions, including Fedora, are still using a kernel from the Linux 4.0 series, so they should upgrade their kernel packages to the Linux 4.1 LTS branch as soon as possible.

Open source and open data's role in modern meteorology

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 01:51:03 AM
For years, meteorology students learned their craft at the tip of a colored pencil, laboriously contouring observed data by hand. While many forecasters still practice this art, computers have changed operations, research, and education. Open source software and open data are poised to bring more changes to the more

People think I wrote code for Hacking Team!

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 01:03:43 AM
Now he wishes there was an anti-snoop clause in the GPLA respected security researcher has denied any involvement with Hacking Team after open-source code he wrote was found in smartphone spyware sold by the surveillance-ware maker.…

Kodi 15.0 released

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 12:16:23 AM
Kodi 15.0 codenamed Isengard has been released, a week after the last release candidate. Many new features are implemented, like adaptive seeking and a new chapter selector window.

Why I created Open Source Protocol

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 11:29:03 PM
I recently launched the Open Source Protocol (OS Protocol), a standard that can be used to link to where the code for a website is hosted. The protocol is fairly simple—all it involves is metatags, and most websites will only need two or three lines of code to be more

Mini-ITX board runs Linux on AMD Steppe Eagle SoCs

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 10:41:43 PM
Congatec has refreshed its Conga-IGX line of Mini-ITX boards with dual- and quad-core G-Series “Steppe Eagle” SoCs, featuring configurable TDPs from 5-15W. Congatec announced its Linux-friendly Conga-IGX Mini-ITX boards in 2013, providing a choice of two dual-core and one quad-core models from the original AMD G-Series SoC family. Now, the company has expanded the product […]

Empower consumers to control their privacy in the Internet of Everything

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:54:23 PM
Dr. David A Bray, Eisenhower Fellow, discusses the role of the consumer in the Internet of Everything era.

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  • DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw
    Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.
  • Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs
    The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true. Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of MACs. What’s more, the researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.

Brocade CEO: Transition To Open Source Will Be Difficult For Cisco

Communications CEO Lloyd Carney said traditional vendors like Cisco will have a tough time adapting to a more software-defined, open source space. That's because traditional vendors like Cisco's revenue streams are tied to closed architectures, Carney said. Read more