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ChaletOS 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Monday 2nd of May 2016 12:07:32 AM
We all know someone who tried to switch to Linux but was unsuccessful. The system that he tried was too different from what he was used to, there were too many new things and the old things were not where he expected. The goal of this project is to let anyone get used to Linux. This system is not too different from Xubuntu, on which it is based, but ChaletOS has a style that everyone knows well, appealing simplicity and an impressive speed.

BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

Sunday 1st of May 2016 10:13:10 PM
The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals.

Tuesday Is 'International Day Against DRM'

Sunday 1st of May 2016 08:18:48 PM
On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management.

Voyager 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 1st of May 2016 06:24:26 PM
The developers of Voyager Live, a desktop distribution based on Xubuntu, have released a new version. The new release, Voyager Live 16.04, is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.. Xfce 4.12 Xfdashboad 0.5.92, 0.0.2 plugin Xfce4 hotcorner, Plank 0.11.1 Dock, Conky, Yad, Smtube 16.3.0, Kodi Media Center 16.1 Mpv Media Player, ...

A KMail Breakthrough.

Sunday 1st of May 2016 08:57:19 AM
[img]http://lxer.com/pub/files/Ridcully/dr_tony_young.jpg[/img][b]LXer Feature Update: 27-Apr-2016[/b]This tells the story of how I finally managed a successful transfer of email data from KMail version 1.13.6 to version 4.11.5. It is a non-technical essay exploring the obstacles I encountered, my options, and the methods I used to achieve my aim. It was written partly to give the information, but also with the hope that readers will both enjoy and be amused by the story of the "battle of KMail" that was ultimately won against "incredible odds". Links to the earlier articles discussing problems with KMail 4x are given at the end.

4 keys to leading open source teams

Sunday 1st of May 2016 07:02:57 AM
I like to be busy and have a lot of energy to be a part of leadership teams in open source communities, aside from my fulltime job as Developer Evangelist for Cisco in the DevNet.read more

Wine 1.9.9 Fixes More Skype, Photoshop CC 2015 and Microsoft Office 2007 Bugs

Sunday 1st of May 2016 05:08:35 AM
The Wine development team has released the ninth milestone towards the Wine 2.0 open-source implementation of Windows on Unix, Wine 1.9.9, bringing various fixes and improvements to more Windows apps and games.

Open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company' says Miguel de Icaza

Sunday 1st of May 2016 03:14:13 AM
'I feel vindicated (about) Mono... turns out that Java is the big problem'Interview At Xamarin's Evolve conference in San Francisco, I sat down with Miguel de Icaza, the initiator of both the GNOME desktop for Linux and the Mono open source version of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Miguel de Icaza co-founded Xamarin with Nat Friedman, who became CEO.…

GNOME 3.22 "Karlsruhe" Desktop Environment Gets Its First Development Milestone

Sunday 1st of May 2016 01:19:51 AM
GNOME Project's Matthias Clasen sent us an email today with information about the release of the first snapshot towards the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

DIY recycling, UCONN's open source chemistry book, and more news

Saturday 30th of April 2016 11:25:29 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a project aimed at academic libraries, a project to develop networking for rural areas, an open source chemistry textbook, and more.read more

Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

Saturday 30th of April 2016 09:31:07 PM
The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

Devuan Jessie 1.0 Beta Screenshot Tour

Saturday 30th of April 2016 07:36:45 PM
Since the Exodus declaration in 2014, infrastructure has been put in place to support Devuan's mission to offer users control over their system. Spread the word! a simple way to spell "Devuan" is "dev dash one dot org" both dev-one.org and dev-1.org point here. Devuan aliases its releases using minor planet names as codenames. Xfce is the default desktop.

Patent defendants won’t receive a “Get out of East Texas free” card

Saturday 30th of April 2016 05:42:23 PM
Patent reform advocates who were hoping to "shut down the Eastern District of Texas" face disappointment today, as the top US patent appeals court ruled (PDF) against a venue transfer in a dispute between two food companies.

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  • Judge Says The FBI Can Keep Its Hacking Tool Secret, But Not The Evidence Obtained With It
    Michaud hasn't had the case against him dismissed, but the government will now have to rely on evidence it didn't gain access to by using its illegal search. And there can't be much of that, considering the FBI had no idea who Michaud was or where he resided until after the malware-that-isn't-malware had stripped away Tor's protections and revealed his IP address. The FBI really can't blame anyone but itself for this outcome. Judge Bryan may have agreed that the FBI had good reason to keep its technique secret, but there was nothing preventing the FBI from voluntarily turning over details on its hacking tool to Michaud. But it chose not to, despite his lawyer's assurance it would maintain as much of the FBI's secrecy as possible while still defending his client. Judge Bryan found the FBI's ex parte arguments persuasive and declared the agency could keep the info out of Michaud's hands. But doing so meant the judicial playing field was no longer level, as he acknowledged in his written ruling. Fortunately, the court has decided it's not going to allow the government to have its secrecy cake and eat it, too. If it wants to deploy exploits with minimal judicial oversight, then it has to realize it can't successfully counter suppression requests with vows of silence.
  • Researcher Pockets $30,000 in Chrome Bounties
    Having cashed in earlier in May to the tune of $15,500, Mlynski pocketed another $30,000 courtesy of Google’s bug bounty program after four high-severity vulnerabilities were patched in the Chrome browser, each worth $7,500 to the white-hat hacker.