LXer: This Week in Open Source News: Vault7 Wikileaks Details & Industry Comments Emerge, Updates to Skype for Linux & More
I m keen on leaving windows ( multiple reasons ) and I wany to give linux a try, especialy ApricityOS because I love the interface. (At the firsty try I will probably try a dualboot / booting OS from a stick or with a software to test more things )
But before going to install it, I have a few questions
- Android Patched to Protect Users from Getting Hacked via Headphones Connector
- Malware found preinstalled on 38 Android phones used by 2 companies
- How Android is helping keep a Pakistani language alive
- Android device updates: Nougat rollout begins for the Moto Z Play
- 'Many' Android exploits in WikiLeaks CIA files are already fixed
- Thieves can steal smartphone PINs in SECONDS using thermal cameras and Android users are at greater risk [Ed: SHOCK! people typing passwords when filmed in danger! Keyloggers, sound reconstructors or filming technologies have long been recognised as risk]
Linux Foundation chief: Businesses that don't use open source 'will fail'
Open source took center stage at the final keynote address of the 2017 Google Cloud Next conference on Friday, where tech leaders presented on the importance of openness in tech and business.
The focus on open source was highlighted in an address from Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, who claimed that organizations that "don't harvest the shared innovation" of open source "will fail." Open is the new economic norm in tech and business, Zemlin said, as "all of us are smarter than any one of us."
Linux Foundation ONAP builds on open source ECOMP, Open-O
The Linux Foundation discusses its ONAP Project, which is focused on consolidating efforts around open source orchestration and management.
On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check,” we speak with The Linux Foundation to discuss its recent move to consolidate its open source enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy platform and Open Orchestrator Project into the newly formed Open Network Automation Platform Project.
A New /dev/random Is Still Being Worked On
Stephan Müller has announced the newest version of his patches for implementing a new /dev/random implementation he calls the Linux Random Number Generator, or LRNG for short.
The LRNG design tries to ensure sufficient entropy during boot time as well as in virtual environments and when using SSDs or device mapper targets.
The developers of the Debian-based Elive Linux distro announced today the availability of yet another Beta milestone towards the operating system's major 3.0 release, Elive 2.8.6 Beta.
The developer of the Voyager Live Linux distribution announced today the official release and general availability of Voyager 16.04.2 LTS, a maintenance update to the long-term supported 16.04 series of the operating system.
Learn how open source code is a huge factor in mitigating risk.