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Phoronix: Is Antergos Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu, Fedora?

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:25:23 PM
Frequently within the Phoronix Forums it is requested to do benchmarks with Arch Linux since its users tend to be adamant that it's the fastest Linux distribution. In the past I've run benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro to look for speed differences as an easy and quick to deploy variant. Today the latest Arch Linux variant I am benchmarking is Antegros Linux.

Linux.com: Meet Xiki, the Revolutionary Command Shell for Linux and Mac OS X

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:14:39 PM

Command-line lovers, allow me to introduce you to Xiki, the incredibly interactive, flexible, and revolutionary command shell. I do not use the word "revolutionary" lightly. The command shell has not advanced all that much since the ancient days of Unix. Xiki is a giant leap forward. If you're looking for the Next Big Thing in FOSS, Xiki is it.

Reddit: I have Debian 7.5 finally installed....now what?

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:04:28 PM

I installed it to learn Linux and was wanting to set up something server like for me to play around with.

SSH is something that has really interested me and I'd like to definitely get that set up and working.

I've at least gotten the basics down, but now I'm not sure what to do? I thought about setting up a file server, but I'm not sure how much better that would be over Drive.

Any ideas on something I could actually do on this Debian machine?

Thanks! :)

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LXer: Rugged, shape-shifting handheld runs Android

Friday 27th of June 2014 02:45:38 PM
Motorola Solutions unveiled a rugged, enterprise handheld that runs Android 4.1, 1D or 2D scanning, and offers a choice of brick, gun, or turret styles. When Motorola split into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions back in 2011, Motorola Mobility was supposed to be the Android company and Motorola Solutions the Windows company. Yet, the latter, […]

Slashdot: Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

Friday 27th of June 2014 02:14:00 PM
An anonymous reader writes: DefenseCode researcher Leon Juranic found security issues related to using wildcards in Unix commands. The topic has been talked about in the past on the Full Disclosure mailing list, where some people saw this more as a feature than as a bug. There are clearly a number of potential security issues surrounding this, so Mr. Juranic provided five actual exploitation examples that stress the risks accompanying the practice of using the * wildcard with Linux/Unix commands. The issue can be manifested by using specific options in chown, tar, rsync etc. By using specially crafted filenames, an attacker can inject arbitrary arguments to shell commands run by other users — root as well.

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Phoronix: GhostBSD 4.0 Beta 2 Released With MATE Goodness

Friday 27th of June 2014 01:50:55 PM
GhostBSD 4.0 continues moving along as the FreeBSD operating system focused around the MATE Desktop Environment...

LXer: Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!

Friday 27th of June 2014 01:48:27 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce.Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Reddit: Automated GTK+ Builder for Windows

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:53:00 PM

Reddit: GNOME 3.13 Changes (& news for Fedora!)

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:51:19 PM

LXer: Two factor authentication with OTP using privacyIDEA and FreeRADIUS on CentOS

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:51:16 PM
Two factor authentication with OTP using privacyIDEA and FreeRADIUS on CentOSIn this howto we will show, how you can set up a the two factor authentication and management system privacyIDEA on Cent OS 6.5. privacyIDEA is a system that can manage authentication devices - especially OTP tokens of any kind. We will set up the system to be served via Apache2, store the token information in a MySQL database and provide authentication via FreeRADIUS server, thus being able to add two factor authentication to all services accessible via RADIUS like SSL VPNs and pam_radius.

TuxMachines: Canonical Supporting IBM POWER8 for Ubuntu Cloud, Big Data

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:36:41 PM

If Ubuntu Linux is to prove truly competitive in the OpenStack cloud and Big Data worlds, it needs to run on more than x86 hardware. And that's what Canonical achieved this month, with the announcement of full support for IBM POWER8 machines on Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Server.

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TuxMachines: Open source is the fastest way to innovate big data

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:32:17 PM

This market is moving so quickly in terms of what's happening. And if you wind back Hadoop, it started as a way of having a scale-out architecture. It allowed you to take your storage out onto the web. And around 2011, the team at Yahoo! Decided that Hadoop was a great technology and realised that it had potential far outside the four walls of Yahoo!

So they decided to take it out to be a general data processing platform, and they founded Hortonworks. We take Apache Hadoop, which is an open source data architecture, and to turn it into an enterprise-class data platform, completely in the open.

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LinuxToday: Unreal Tournament Is Coming Along, New Video Update

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: The developers of Unreal Tournament have another update in store for us and it sounds like it's all coming together very nicely.

TuxMachines: SteamOS: interviews and review

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:46:55 AM

After years of rumours, months of teasing and weeks of waiting, SteamOS is finally here. The beta release of the gaming distro signalled the start of Valve’s tentative entry into the hardware market. The same day as the release, the first wave of Valve’s own Steam Machines went out. These beta units, while never truly meant to grace store shelves, are the first examples of many more third-party offerings to come. This massive step from Valve is making waves around the tech and games world, so we decided to talk to a few of the people that could help us truly understand the position Valve is in, and what their next move might be.

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TuxMachines: Sadly, Two X.Org GSoC Projects Already Failed

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:37:15 AM

Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed.

At the X.Org Board of Directors' meeting yesterday, it was confirmed about two projects already failing. "Unfortunately we had to fail two students, one that disappeared right after the program start and one who failed the mid-term evaluations." Sadly, this isn't too uncommon for these student open-source projects funded by Google.

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Phoronix: Sadly, Two X.Org GSoC Projects Already Failed

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:27:21 AM
Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed...

Phoronix: The GNOME 3.13.3 Changes Are Exciting

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:23:54 AM
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has written about the changes you can find in this week's GNOME 3.13.3 development release in the path to GNOME 3.14...

Reddit: What console controllers work with Linux?

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:16:16 AM

Knowing nothing about current consoles, I ask you: what cheap reliable controllers can you use with a Linux machine to play mainly old school emulated games and some more recent Steam titles?

The only controllers I have tried (Wii controllers) don't seem to work at all.
Thanks in advance!

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