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Updated: 36 min 48 sec ago Wink's Linux Hub and Mobile App Take on Home Automation

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 10:57:23 PM

The flood of Linux-based home automation hubs that has arrived over the last two years is now being joined by a wave of intermediary solutions that integrate multiple ecosystems. One of the most promising is Wink, a spinoff from crowd-investment firm Quirky. A week after announcing its Linux-based Wink home automation hub and mobile app, the well-heeled startup demonstrated the technology in a model smart home launch event in New York City, and announced 15 partners and 60 compatible devices.

TuxMachines: Linux 3.14 Is Now A Long-Term Stable Kernel

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 10:30:54 PM

Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release.

By becoming a long-term stable release, the Linux 3.14 kernel will now be supported through August 2016. The previous LTS kernel maintained by Greg KH is Linux 3.10 and is to be supported through September 2015, while Jiri Slaby of SUSE is also maintaining Linux 3.12 as a stable kernel series maintained through some time in 2016.

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LXer: A Bundle of Tor

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 10:17:32 PM
I don't know how many readers know this, but my very first Linux Journal column ("Browse the Web without a Trace", January 2008) was about how to set up and use Tor. Anonymity and privacy on the Internet certainly take on a different meaning in the modern era of privacy-invading software and general Internet surveillance.

Reddit: Wanting opinions of my new patch management system

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 10:11:39 PM

I'm writing a new patch management system for *nix system. Right now, it handles Debian/Ubuntu and CentOS/RHEL/Fedora.

What it does is it runs a cron that will connect to each server being monitored, query whichever update method it's using (apt/yum) and get a list of all updates that are available. It then gets the information about the patch (severity/urgency, CVE/bug report page, etc), and stores all that in a database.

In the next release, I will add the feature to have it auto-install the patches that you select, or all that you don't have suppressed -- some applications need a set version of a package, so you might want that one held back.

The company I wrote this for has given me the green light to post this open source. I'm just waiting on the fine print before doing so.

Someone asked me if I knew of SpaceWalk. Yes. I'm also familiar with ManageEngine's solution, and vFense. This was developed because we wanted a patch management solution that only did one thing: Patch management. No extras. What it DOES do, it does well (so far). Also, it uses very few resources. It's a vanilla LAMP stack on the front-end, and pure BASH scripts on the back-end

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Phoronix: Linux 3.14 Is Now A Long-Term Stable Kernel

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:30:11 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release...

LXer: Dino D-Day Source Engine Powered Nazi & Dinosaurs Game Will Come To Linux

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:20:21 PM
Another Source engine powered game plans to support Linux soon with a migration to a more updated version of Source. Dino D-Day is touted as being like Counter Strike only with Nazi troopers and dinosaurs. If that didn't peak your interest then I don't know what will.

Reddit: [Question] Do man pages use ncurses?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:16:52 PM

I've been looking around, but I can't find a definite answer.

Do the unix man pages use ncurses (or some variant of ncurses) to display the man pages?

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Reddit: Gopro use linux kernel on your firmware?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:10:52 PM
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Reddit: Linux Journal is extremist says NSA

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:04:13 PM

Reddit: Can I completely remove Linux if I do not like it?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:38:24 PM

Going to probably dual boot with Windows 7, would I be able to regain the hard drive space, and if so is there a tutorial?

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Reddit: Tails - Privacy for anyone anywhere

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:27:49 PM

LXer: OSCON 2014: Speaker interview series

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:23:10 PM
To promote this influential open source conference, put on by Tim O'Reilly and O'Reilly Media since 1999, is interviewing some of the speakers from the line-up prior to the event. We ask them how they got where they are, why open source?, what tips and knowledge can they lend our readers, and finally, for a sneak peek into their OSCON 2014 talk. Check back here on Monday, July 7 when we kick things off. A full list of speaker interviews will live on this page.

TuxMachines: Intel Linux Driver Trying Bay Trail Aggressive Downclocking

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:03:39 PM

Intel's Linux open-source crew is toying with aggressive down-clocking for current-generation Bay Trail hardware for greater power-savings and lower heat output.

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC has proposed a patch to be more aggressive about down-clocking -- dropping the Atom/Celeron SoCs to their lower frequency/power states more quickly after being in a ramped-up state. Assuming the workload has finished, this should yield a quicker return to the lowest power state for maximum power-savings / longest battery life and lower heat output.

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TuxMachines: 100,000 App Downloads

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:59:56 PM

It was less than a month that we announced crossing the 10,000 users milestone for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and we’ve already reached another: 100,000 app downloads!

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Phoronix: Ubuntu Touch Passes 100,000 App Downloads

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:43:43 PM
The Ubuntu Developer Blog has announced the milestone today of Ubuntu for phones and tablets passing 100,000 app downloads downloads...