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LXer: Assessing the power of Intel's SSD 750 -- but check your motherboard before buying

Monday 3rd of August 2015 09:27:07 PM
Solid state-of-the-art 2.4GB/s consumer storage. Although SSDs have a huge performance advantage over the good, old-fashioned clattering mechanical drive, they have (up till now) been held back because of their reliance on AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) architecture, developed in 2004 for standard disks and, in particular, SATA interfaced disks.…

Reddit: Laptops and Linux

Monday 3rd of August 2015 09:06:43 PM

It's about time for me to get a new computer, and as a student it is only practical for me to get a laptop. I'm looking for something well built, with a beautiful screen, good battery life, and like a $2k budget. I was looking into some OEMs that sell with linux preinstalled so that I wouldn't void a warranty from my usual linux shenanigans. Any suggestions? My current computer is a 2010 macbook pro running arch linux.

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TuxMachines: Open Source Players Show Dedication To Heightening Security Measures

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:55:19 PM

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Core Infrastructure Initiative, a group formed last year after the Heartbleed bug targeted vulnerabilities in OpenSSL encryption software, has invested $500,000 in three new projects aimed at improving the security of open source code. Participants in the Core Infrastructure Initiative include large corporations such as Microsoft, Facebook, and Cisco Systems; it is managed by the nonprofit Linux Foundation. This collaboration demonstrates a desire from both the open source community and technology leaders to preserve free and open standards while continuing to make security a top priority.

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Reddit: debtree - Package dependency graphs for Debian

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:51:58 PM
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TuxMachines: ExtremeTech explains: Why you should (or shouldn’t) root your Android device

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:45:23 PM

Android is based on the Linux kernel, so right from the start, tinkerers and power users were interested in gaining root access to make changes and graft on new features. In the early days, this was a fairly simple procedure on most devices. There were several apps and tools that could root almost any Android phone or tablet, and you’d be ready to truly master your device in mere minutes. As Android became more capable, the allure of rooting has diminished somewhat — and it’s also much harder than it used to be.

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TuxMachines: The Companies That Support Linux: Solace Systems

Monday 3rd of August 2015 07:36:44 PM

Solace Systems makes messaging middleware technology that moves data between distributed applications, devices and users to enable big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Solace is expanding its involvement with The Linux Foundation through new corporate membership with The Linux Foundation and participation in the OpenMAMA project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project that provides a high-performance messaging API that interfaces with a variety of message-oriented middleware systems. Their technology is well-suited to the demands of OpenMAMA-based market data distribution systems used in banking and trading systems.

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Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out

After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of version 1.15 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic Players. In these 12 weeks we got over 1000 commits from 64 authors in EFL alone. We slowed down a bit from last release (by around 200 commits). Elementary has another 472 commits by 56 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below. Read more

Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5

Ubuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well. Read more

Open source Chromecast competitor, Matchstick, is dead

Nearly a year ago, Matchstick hit Kickstarter with the goal of bringing a more open HDMI dongle to challenge the likes of the Chromecast and Fire TV Stick. Today, however, its creators made a painful revelation. They’re not going to be able to deliver a satisfactory product, and that means around 17,000 backers won’t be getting their hands on the Firefox OS-based Matchsticks they were hoping for when they pledged their support to the project last fall. Read more

Lockheed Open Sources Its Secret Weapon In Cyber Threat Detection

The cybersecurity team at Lockheed Martin will share some defensive firepower with the security community at Black Hat this week with the open source release of an internal advance threat tool it has been using in house for three years now. Dubbed Laika BOSS, this malware detection platform is meant to help security analysts better hunt down malicious files and activity in an enterprise environment. Read more