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OSCON 2014: Speaker interview series

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:23:10 PM
To promote this influential open source conference, put on by Tim O'Reilly and O'Reilly Media since 1999, Opensource.com is interviewing some of the speakers from the line-up prior to the event. We ask them how they got where they are, why open source?, what tips and knowledge can they lend our readers, and finally, for a sneak peek into their OSCON 2014 talk. Check back here on Monday, July 7 when we kick things off. A full list of speaker interviews will live on this page.

Switch to Linux in Linux User & Developer 141

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:25:59 PM
Escape from Windows to Linux and begin your journey with open source software, or learn all about the educational Kano for Raspberry Pi. With collected mumbling on Twitter, Windows XP finally took its final beath. Or at least, its security support stopped. Where to go from there though? Do you stay with Microsoft and risk Windows 8 or do you start a life with Linux and escape the walled garden? We have you covered with our complete guide on making the jump from Windows XP to Linux.

NSA targets the privacy-conscious

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:28:48 PM
Merely searching the web for the privacy-enhancing software tools outlined in the XKeyscore rules causes the NSA to mark and track the IP address of the person doing the search... It also records details about visits to a popular internet journal for Linux operating system users called "the Linux Journal - the Original Magazine of the Linux Community", and calls it an "extremist forum".

No, modular Java isn't dead. It'll be in Java 9 -- honest

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:02:03 PM
Despite significant delays, Oracle is once again moving forward with Project Jigsaw, a major undertaking that aims to allow Java developers to break their programs down into independent, interoperable modules. Jigsaw was first intended to be a major features of Java 8. By 2012 Big O decided that waiting for Jigsaw to be ready would delay the entire Java 8 release, so work on the module system was postponed until a later version.