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Will the iPhone 6 Plus Survive the Blender Test?

Thursday 25th of September 2014 09:47:28 PM
Just days after reports surfaced that the iPhone 6 Plus aluminum is susceptible to bending, the folks at Blendtec are performing their classic blender test on the new product. They pit the Apple phablet against Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 (a fair match, we'd say) to see which would incur less overall damage.

Firejail – A Security Sandbox for Mozilla Firefox

Thursday 25th of September 2014 09:00:08 PM
We often find ourselves running applications we received in binary format. These include not only traditional software installed on our computers, but also unauthenticated programs received over the network and run in web browsers. Most of the time these applications are too complex to be bug-free, or can come from an adversary trying to get access to our system. Firejail is a sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.

Is Oracle Using Canonical to Counter Red Hat?

Thursday 25th of September 2014 08:12:48 PM
Oracle appears to have had little luck finding takers for its enterprise distro since first releasing it in 2006. The release came about as an apparent move to punish Red Hat for its acquisition of open-source middleware provider JBoss, which Oracle saw as a move into its territory by a company it had considered as something of a partner. In other words, Oracle Linux, essentially a slightly modified clone of RHEL, began life as one side of a tit for tat - as Oracle's way of saying, "Two can play at that game, buster."

How to use xargs command in Linux

Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:25:28 PM
Have you ever been in the situation where you are running the same command over and over again for multiple files? If so, you know how tedious and inefficient this can feel. The good news is that there is an easier way, made possible through the xargs command in Unix-based operating systems. With this command [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Gets To The Core Of Net Neutrality Debate: You Need An Open Internet To Have A Free Market

Thursday 25th of September 2014 06:38:08 PM
The creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has now spoken out strongly in favor of net neutrality in an interview with the Washington Post. The headline and much of the attention are going to his quip that what the big broadband providers are doing is a form of "bribery" in trying to set up toll booths to reach their users. And that is, indeed, the money quote, but it's not the most interesting part of what he's really saying.

The changing tide of open government and open data

Thursday 25th of September 2014 05:50:48 PM
There is definitely something different about the Code for America Summit this year. It’s still got the family feeling and warm welcome that I’ve come to expect each year, but the tone is a little more serious. The civic projects being worked on are having a bigger impact on society. The projects highlighted during the first day of the conference are saving people time and improving our experience with government. The tide is on the rise and so is the impact of open government and open data.

Bash susceptible to environment variables code injection attack

Thursday 25th of September 2014 05:03:28 PM
A security adversary posted at Red Hat’s security blog and referenced at US-CERT has warned users of the Bash shell of a “specially-crafted environment variables code injection attack.”That means UNIX-based operating systems that use the Bash shell are affected. That includes all Linux distributions and Apple’s Mac OS X.

Learn all about Ancient Rome in How It Works Illustrated issue 3

Thursday 25th of September 2014 04:16:08 PM
A biref history of Rome from the How It Works team takes you inside a Roman family home and the mind of Julius Caesar

Open source tools to prepare your ebooks for publication

Thursday 25th of September 2014 03:28:48 PM
Self publishing a book has never been easier. There are numerous open source tools that you can use to create a book. Having published three ebooks, and being in the process of putting together another one, I’ve learned that after writing a book there are a few more things that you need to do before sharing your book with the world.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 2 Officially Released, Includes Windows XP Classic Mode

Thursday 25th of September 2014 02:41:28 PM
Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 2, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing.

Shadowrun Online Looks Like It's Gearing Up For A Linux Release

Thursday 25th of September 2014 01:54:08 PM
Shadowrun Online was confirmed to be heading to Linux, but the question has always remained when?

Pico-ITX SBC runs Android 4.4 on Snapdragon 805

Thursday 25th of September 2014 12:33:10 PM
Inforce Computing unveiled an Android-ready Pico-ITX “IFC6540? SBC that extends Qualcomm’s quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC with wireless, GPS, and more.

Bug in Bash shell creates big security hole on anything with *nix in it

Thursday 25th of September 2014 11:35:59 AM
A security vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating systems, could leave systems running those operating systems open to exploitation by specially crafted attacks.

How to install Moodle on Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 25th of September 2014 10:38:48 AM
This document describes how to install and configure Moodle on Ubuntu 14.04.[he]nbsp[/he] Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free software e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Flaw CVE-2014-6271 discovered in the Bash shell — update your Fedora systems

Thursday 25th of September 2014 09:41:37 AM
The Red Hat security blog just posted a detailed article on the recently discovered flaw CVE-2014-6271 in bash. Be sure to check out the article if you want to learn a little bit more about the issue.

GNOME 3.14 released all this goodness will be in Fedora 21

Thursday 25th of September 2014 08:50:55 AM
Today, the GNOME Project announced the availability of their latest stable release, GNOME 3.14. This version of GNOME is what will be available as the basis of the Fedora 21 Workstation, and features a wide range of amazing new features and enhancements.

Practical Tiny Core in the Fire Service

Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:53:44 AM
I'm sure many of you have at least heard of Tiny Core Linux - legends of how small it is, how little it takes it to run a system with it and even now how it's been ported to run on Raspberry Pi. It's an esoteric minimalist distribution.

Unix/Linux Bash: Critical security hole uncovered

Thursday 25th of September 2014 06:56:33 AM
The popular Linux and Unix shell has a serious security problem that means real trouble for many web servers. Fortunately, a patch -- as source code -- is available.

Red Hat: 2014:1292-01: haproxy: Moderate Advisory

Thursday 25th of September 2014 05:59:22 AM
An updated haproxy package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact.

How to choose the right Linux distro

Thursday 25th of September 2014 05:02:11 AM
Unlike most other desktop and server operating systems, Linux comes in a wide variety of flavors, each based on a common core of the Linux kernel and various GNU user space utilities. If you're running Linux servers -- or Linux desktops, for that matter -- you should understand the important differences and be discerning about which flavor of Linux is best suited to any given situation. This article will help you do just that.

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Elive Is an Interesting Debian-Based Distro with a Beautiful Enlightenment Desktop

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NVIDIA's NVPTX Support For GCC Is Close To Being Merged

The NVPTX back-end code for GCC that's going to allow OpenACC 2.0 offloading support for NVIDIA GPUs with GCC is close to materializing within the mainline code-base. For the past year Mentor Graphics / Code Sourcery has been working on OpenACC 2.0 with GPU offloading as a big addition to the GNU Compiler Collection through their work with NVIDIA Corp. The offloading infrastructure has been worked on for a while and the code that soon looks like it will land is the NVPTX support. Read more

The Future of the Internet - 20 Years Ago

Netscape Navigator was released 20 years ago today. Thank you to everyone who supported us at Netscape & built the Web with us then and now! That was posted by a certain Marc Andreessen. You probably know him as a successful venture capitalist, but before that, he was one of the people who helped popularise the Web. He did that by creating the Mosaic browser back in 1993 - first for Unix, and later for the Apple Macintosh and Windows (version 3.1). Mosaic was written at the University of Illinois, and was freely available for non-commercial use. But once the appeal of a graphical Web browser became evident, it was natural for people to start to think about turning it into a business. Read more