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Ubuntu: 2295-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Thursday 24th of July 2014 07:04:53 AM
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.

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Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance. Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled." Read more

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect. Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production environment. Read more

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting. Read more