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Will the Ubuntu Phone succeed?

Wednesday 25th of February 2015 05:07:41 AM
In today's open source roundup: The Ubuntu Phone and its chances for success. Plus: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.5.0 released, and Lenovo sued because of Superfish adware.

Public cloud is where disruption happens

Wednesday 25th of February 2015 04:10:30 AM
One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm today that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know a hybrid mix of public and private computing is going to exist for a long time to come.

Thought Komodia/Superfish Bug Was Really, Really Bad? It's Much, Much Worse!

Wednesday 25th of February 2015 03:13:19 AM
But it gets worse. Filippo Valsorda has shown that you didn't even need to crack Komodia's weak password to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, but its SSL validation is broken, such that even if Komodia's proxy client sees an invalid certificate, it just makes it valid. Seriously.

MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC

Wednesday 25th of February 2015 02:16:08 AM
F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale’s new MCU-enabled “i.MX 6SoloX” SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces. The Efus A9X is based on F&S’s existing i.MX 6-based Efus A9 module, its first computer-on-module to use the company’s 62 x 47mm Efus form-factor. The company’s new Efus A9X COM, in turn, builds upon Freescale’s new i.MX 6SoloX system-on-chip, which integrates a single Cortex-A9 core, much like the i.MX 6Solo, but supplements it with a 200MHz ARM Cortex-M4 MCU.

Linus Torvalds Debuts First Linux 4 Release Candidate

Wednesday 25th of February 2015 01:18:57 AM
The Linux 3.x kernel family first officially debuted on July 22, 2011. Linux 3.0 was the first major version change for Linux since the 2.6 kernel debuted in December of 2003. While Linux 2.6 was a major milestone that signified a break with the past, Linux 3.0 really was just the renumbered Linux 2.6.40 kernel. In the same manner the Linux 4.0 kernel is the continuation of Linux 3.x and is the renamed Linux.320.

Install Knowledgeroot on Ubuntu 14.10 server

Wednesday 25th of February 2015 12:21:46 AM
Knowledgeroot is a knowledgebase system. You have a tree to structure your content and your files. You can edit your content with your choice of two great WYSIWYG editors, tinymce or fckeditor. Both editors allow you to upload or link to images to include in your content.You can make all content public in knowledgeroot or you can set rights to each tree element or content. So you can decide how to use knowledgeroot, like an open wiki system or a closed system. Used as a closed system, the rights management feature can be used to provide a multi-user publishing model.

Chromebook Pixel, the Rolls-Royce of Chromebooks, is getting a refresh

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 11:24:35 PM
Google won't confirm it, but it's clear that there's a new version of the Chromebook Pixel on its way.

Testing Started for Linux Mint Debian Edition, Systemd Implementation Not Decided Yet

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 10:43:23 PM
Linux Mint Debian Edition is a distribution built on Debian rather than Ubuntu and it's been in the works for quite some time. It's still under development and it's not really a surprise that the devs are getting much closer to their goal.

Unreal Engine 4.7 Binary Release Includes HTML5 Export

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 09:56:03 PM
With the launch of Unreal Engine 4.7, Epic Games has added the ability to export to HTML5 as a regular part of their Windows binary engine releases.

How to monitor server log files with Logwatch on Debian and Ubuntu

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 09:08:43 PM
Logwatch is a system log analyzer and reporter. This tutorial covers the installation of Logwtach and explains various config options incl. reporting of notable log events by email.

Parsix 7.0r1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 08:21:23 PM
We are happy to announce that the first revision of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, also known as 'Nestor', is available now. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1 ships with GNOME Shell 3.12.2 and an updated kernel based on Linux 3.14.32. This version merges all security and bug-fix updates into an updated ISO image. Key features of version 7.0: modernized kernel build system, enhanced live boot system and installer to support UEFI based environments, built on top of the rock-solid Debian GNU/Linux 'Wheezy' (7.0) platform. Highlights: X.Org Server 1.14.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 35.0.1, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.12.7, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.18

How to shutdown the Android PowerOffHijack

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 07:34:03 PM
This morning I awoke to a veritable armageddon of news regarding a new piece of Android malware hell-bent on stealing all of your secrets, your identity, recording all of your actions, taking video, and probably even stealing your unborn children. That malware has been labeled PowerOffHijack (or Shutdown Hijack in some circles). It was discovered by AVG and, in theory, could be very nasty. That theory, however, would be hard to apply in most situations.

The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 06:36:52 PM
By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We've seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows Phones.

5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 05:39:41 PM
Computers are incredible tools that let users doing amazing things, but sometimes things go wrong. The problem could be as small as accidentally deleting files or forgetting a password—and as major as having an operating system rendered non-bootable by file system corruption. Or, worst case scenario, a hard drive dying completely. In each of these cases, and many more like them, there are specialized tools that can aid you in fixing problems with a computer or help you be prepared for when something bad does more

Py-EFL Tutorial 1: Hello Elementary

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 04:42:30 PM
First tutorial in a series about getting started with Python EFL development.

Robotics in the classroom with the Hummingbird kit

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 03:45:19 PM
I recently attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop at a regional education center in New York State. It was great to be surrounded by educators who were there to learn about ways to engage students in acquiring STEM skills. One of the activities was building a robot using the Hummingbird kit from BirdBrain more

Ubuntu for Phones New RTM Update Makes It Faster and Smoother - Video Tour

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 02:48:08 PM
The Ubuntu Touch OS from Canonical has been upgraded once again and a new RTM version has been released. The system is now more stable and users should be able to detect some noticeable improvements for UI responsiveness and some other changes.

Fedora 21 Mate Compiz : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 01:50:57 PM
Fedora 21 Mate Compiz is an fedora spins of the Fedora 21 built around the traditional MATE desktop environment version 1.8.1 and using the Compiz-Fusion software for eye-candy desktop effects.

Netrunner 15 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 12:53:46 PM
We are proud to announce the official release of Netrunner 15 'Prometheus'. Netrunner 15 is revised from the ground up - as the first distribution, it officially ships the new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2. Therefore, an upgrade from previous Netrunner series with KDE 4.x is neither officially available nor really recommended. This release is 64-bit only. What's new? This release features the brand new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2, packed together with the freshly released KDE Frameworks 5.7 and Qt 5.4. It takes a great deal of Oxygen and a little of Breeze and mixes them into a blend of tradition and modern. All previous settings and add-ons have been carefully restored to work in this new environment. With Netrunner 15 we took the chance to ship a finely revised set of applications.

Microsoft, Amazon Among New Ubuntu Linux IoT Partners

Tuesday 24th of February 2015 11:56:35 AM
Canonical has announced partnerships with Microsoft, Amazon, Texas Instruments and others related to IoT and Snappy Ubuntu Core, the transactionally updated variants of the open source Ubuntu Linux OS.

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