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Microsoft frisks yet another Android gear maker for patent dosh

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:11pm
You'll NEVER guess who it isMicrosoft and Dell have inked a licensing deal for each other's patents that cover the technology found in Android, Chrome OS, and the Xbox.…

Why the U.S. Government Isn't Really Relinquishing its Power over Internet Governance

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:13pm
Earlier this month, the U.S. government surprised the Internet community by announcing that it plans to back away from its longstanding oversight of the Internet domain name system. The move comes more than 15 years after it first announced plans to transfer management of the so-called IANA function, which includes the power to add new domain name extensions (such as dot-xxx) and to alter administrative control over an existing domain name extension (for example, approving the transfer of the dot-ca domain in 2000 from the University of British Columbia to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority).

GNOME 3.12 Released with Major Features, New Apps, IRC Client

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 1:16pm
Earlier today GNOME 3.12 has been released, bringing major new features, several redesigned programs and three new applications: Logs, Sound Recorder and Polari.

Review: Asus crafts a tiny $179 Chromebox out of cheap, low-power parts

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:19pm
In evaluating the Chromebox, we wanted to answer three different questions: where does a cheap Chromebox make sense? What kind of performance and power consumption do you get for $179? And can you get around Chrome OS to install and run other software on the Chromebox, circumventing Google's limitations?

Red Hat: 2014:0328-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 11:21am
Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact.

This War Of Mine Survival Game Should Have Day 1 Linux Support

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 10:34am
I got in touch with 11bit Studios about how the Linux version of their new game This War Of Mine will happen and luckily for us the answer is a good one. This is the same developer that created the Anomaly series of games.

Android and Linux gain drivers for huge touchscreens

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 9:47am
3M has released Android 4.x and Linux 3.x kernel patches for its multitouch displays, supporting screens up to 46 inches. With Android increasingly appearing in all-in-one (AiO) PCs, and moving into kiosks and interactive digital signage, Android developers need help in optimizing their applications for the big screen.

Linux Foundation Finds That Collaboration Pays Off

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 8:59am
The open-source Linux ecosystem is one of the most successful examples of collaborative software development. In a new report released today at the Linux Collaboration Summit, the Linux Foundation has attempted to quantify how organizations today are embracing the collaborative development model.

Try Gnome 3.12 Right Now!

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 8:12am
Matthias Clasen has a special gift for you. He’s made a special live CD containing a complete Gnome 3.12 atop Fedora 20.

The Humble Weekly Sale: Rhythm Games

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 7:25am
It's been a while, but the Humble Weekly Sale is here again! This time, it's called The Humble Weekly Sale: Rhythm Games, which features 3 games plus other 3 games if you pay more than $6!

Red Hat: 2014:0330-01: samba and samba3x: Moderate Advisory

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 6:37am
Updated samba3x and samba packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact.

Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:50am
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.

Linux continues to displace RTOSs: Enea signs deal to move customer from OSE to Linux

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:03am
Linux and RTOS vendor Enea has announced that it has signed a license agreement with a global telecommunications equipment manufacturer to deliver the operating systems Enea Linux and Enea OSE together with an OSE Compatibility Platform for running OSE applications on Linux.

WPA2 wireless security cracked

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:15am
There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended as a way to keep intruders away from private networks.

Is the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition too expensive?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:28am
In today's open source roundup: Will Android users pay $699 for an HTC One (M8) phone? Plus: An interview with the Peppermint Linux developers, and 20 Linux movie players.

IoT dev kit includes Linux-based multiprocol router

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:41am
Echelon announced an IoT development kit based on its “IzoT” platform, including a new Linux-based IzoT Router and dev boards incorporating its RT 6000 SoC. Echelon announced its IzoT Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) framework for peer-to-peer networking of embedded controllers last October. At that time, the building automation and smart grid networking vendor released […]

The $300 Acer Touchscreen Chromebook Had me at Hello

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 1:53am
I've tried a number of Chromebooks. The $249 Samsung was too clunky and had a lousy keyboard and trackpad. The $280 HP Chromebook 11 was pretty, but too slow. The $1500 Pixel was gorgeous, but way too expensive. But the $300 Acer c720p touchscreen Chromebook? It was just right.

What a Layperson Can Gain From an Enterprise Open Source Conference

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 1:06am
The thing to remember if you should find yourself at a workshop hosted by a person who’s “open source” company really wants to be Microsoft or Oracle is that the open source community, especially at the enterprise level, is a microcosm of the greater community from which it sprung. Don’t be disheartened by a presenter whose message is that “it’s all about the money” and that open source is nothing but another way of doing business. I promise you that two or three workshops down the road you’ll realize that person represents the minority — and that’ll make you feel very good.

It’s Document Freedom Day 2014: What Does that Mean for You?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:19am
The answer to that question is "more than you may think"

LVM, Demystified

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 11:31pm
I've been a sysadmin for a long time, and part of being a sysadminis doing more than is humanly possible. Sometimes that means writingwicked cool scripts, sometimes it means working late, and sometimesit means learning to say no. Unfortunately, it also sometimes meanscutting corners. I confess, I've been "that guy" more than once. A goodexample is SELinux.