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LXer: CryptoLocker Variant Coming After Gamers

Saturday 14th of March 2015 05:43:51 AM
Gamers may soon be feeling the pain of crypto-ransomware. A variant of CryptoLocker is in the wild that goes after data files associated with 20 different online games, locking downloadable content in an attempt to target younger computer users.

TuxMachines: Huawei unveils its first smartwatch, running Android Wear, plus Bluetooth fitness band

Saturday 14th of March 2015 05:41:15 AM

Huawei has unveiled its first smartwatch, a circular Android Wear-powered device.

Compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher, the device features a 1.4-inch Amoled display with a resolution of 400 by 400 pixels resolution (286ppi). It also includes a heart rate monitor sensor, a six-axis motion sensor, and a barometer.

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TuxMachines: German Greens ask Foreign Affairs to amend way

Saturday 14th of March 2015 05:11:18 AM

The Greens in the German parliament want the Foreign Ministry to revert back to open source software solutions on its workstations. The ministry in 2010 abandoned its open source desktop strategy, pressured by staffers struggling with interoperability problems. The Greens are now asking the ministry to justify the proprietary licence costs it has made since then.

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TuxMachines: Mozilla Releases Open Source Masche Forensics Tool

Friday 13th of March 2015 07:49:57 PM

Mozilla has released an open source memory forensics tool that some college students designed and built during the company’s recent Winter of Security event.

The new tool, known as Masche, is designed specifically for investigating server memory and has the advantage of being able to scan running processes without causing any problems with the machine. Masche runs on Linux, OS X and Windows and Mozilla has posted the code on GitHub.

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Reddit: Help with permissions, please

Friday 13th of March 2015 07:49:24 PM

So what I'm trying to do is delete the root directory (crazy I know, but at school, we have simulated Linux kernels running with JavaScript). So I run the command:

rm --no-preserve-root -r /

(Or the -r and --no-preserve-root switched, I don't really remember)

And it says I don't have permissions. I can't run a sudo because I don't have the password.

Is there any way to manipulate the system to fetch the password for me, or change the permissions of the root? Thanks in advance for your replies!

By the way, I'm 14, so please don't hate if I got any of the code wrong :)

The website's running a virtualized Ubuntu BASH shell, just in case you needed the information.

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TuxMachines: Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 RC1 Released with a Bunch of Fixes

Friday 13th of March 2015 07:40:55 PM

The Kodi development team has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Kodi 14.2 media center software for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Apple TV, and Raspberry Pi. This release brings a bunch of fixes that aim to improve the stability of the application on all supported platforms.

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TuxMachines: Oracle Linux 7.1 Has Been Officially Released, Brings Production Support for Btrfs

Friday 13th of March 2015 07:35:21 PM

Oracle, through Michele Casey, had the pleasure of announcing today, March 13, the general availability of Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.1, a computer operating system designed for enterprise environments and based on the Linux kernel.

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TuxMachines: 5 ways to answer questions the open source way

Friday 13th of March 2015 07:30:22 PM

Eric Raymond's How to Ask Questions the Smart Way was published in 2001 and has been very popular ever since. It gets referenced on my local Linux User Group mailing list with some frequency (usually alongside an admonishment to stop top-posting). To be sure, it contains a lot of good advice for how to perform research, how to frame a question, and what salient information is generally a minimum required to solicit help.

And yet, I think it could have been done better. Raymond spends roughly 10,000 words telling people what is expected of them when they seek help, including how not to react like a loser, but why not some words on how to answer questions in a helpful way?

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TuxMachines: Sam Ramji Discusses Cloud Foundry and Open Source Opportunities

Friday 13th of March 2015 07:15:31 PM

Cloud Foundry Foundation, positioned as a global standard creator for open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and cloud applications, announced its launch as an independent nonprofit foundation late last year, and recently named a very well-known open source leader as its CEO: Sam Ramji (shown here). Ramji has worn several hats in the open source community, and we covered him previously when he headed up Microsoft’s open source initiatives.

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TuxMachines: Here’s what changed in Android 5.1 Lollipop

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:57:02 PM

Google has finally announced the long awaited Android 5.1 update after its not-so-secret debut on Android One devices in the Philippines. This new build of Lollipop is rolling out to Nexus devices right now, but what’s in it? The official changelog was severely lacking in detail, but now that it’s hitting devices we can see all the tweaks to this version of Android. Let’s check it out.

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LXer: Linux kernel patch releases

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:56:08 PM
When one considers open source, it's fairly easy to imagine a world of designers, developers, and distributors getting along fabulously while sharing ideas and ideals like most people share memes on Facebook.

TuxMachines: Setting ssh keys for Raspberry Pi's and Beagle Bones without keyboard and display

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:49:54 PM

If you run several little devices like Raspberry Pi's or Beagle Bones as headless servers for home automation, setting up ssh for each of them can be a real hassle: you need to find a keyboard and a monitor, log into the console, ftp the ssh keys and save them in the right place, and then disconnect, and do it again for the next device.

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TuxMachines: 15 Must Have Ubuntu Enhancements

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:28:44 PM

Anytime I'm forced to use Windows or OS X I instantly find myself missing the specific features I enjoy on the Linux desktop. More specifically, it's the post-installation enhancements that make using someone else's computer near painful.

In this article, I'll share my favorite Ubuntu Linux enhancements and how I use them to get more value out of my desktop experience.

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Reddit: Ubuntu at Mobile World Congress 2015

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:25:17 PM

Phoronix: HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:24:12 PM
Given this week's release of HHVM 3.6 I decided to run some new performance comparison tests of PHP vs. HHVM...

TuxMachines: Mozilla Releases Open Source Masche Forensics Tool

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:13:47 PM

Mozilla has released an open source memory forensics tool that some college students designed and built during the company’s recent Winter of Security event.

The new tool, known as Masche, is designed specifically for investigating server memory and has the advantage of being able to scan running processes without causing any problems with the machine. Masche runs on Linux, OS X and Windows and Mozilla has posted the code on GitHub.

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TuxMachines: Algorithmia aims to be the open source app store for algorithms and APIs

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:11:46 PM

A startup fresh out of private beta offers a three-way intersection between machine learning, the API economy, and open source developers' need to monetize their creations.

Algorithmia, which launched privately last year, allows users to build algorithms, make them available as a Web service, and monetize them.

The service can be used in two basic ways: either by calling algorithms available in the system via its REST API (with examples provided), or by writing and submitting the algorithms to be used. Each algorithm has its own interactive console page, so they can be tried out directly on the Web without needing to write and implement code. Many of the algorithms are original creations; others are implementations of existing software, such as a tokenizer based on Apache OpenNLP.

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Reddit: Syslog-ng to graph (x-post from linuxadmin)

Friday 13th of March 2015 05:08:06 PM

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