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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - May 2014

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

The May 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Brian Dolbec (dol-sen)
  • Samba 4, sys-power/upower updates, infrastructure hosting needs
  • Latest Gentoo news, tips, interesting stats and much more.

Action required: Password reset on all Gentoo services

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

Recent versions of OpenSSL were found to be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability related to TLS heartbeats, nicknamed Heartbleed. It allows attackers to read up to 64kb of random server memory, possibly including passwords, session IDs or even private keys.

After the public disclosure on April 7, we have confirmed that several services provided by Gentoo Infrastructure were vulnerable as well. We have immediately updated the affected software, recreated private keys, reissued certificates, and invalidated all running user sessions. Despite these measures, we cannot exclude the possibility of attackers exploiting the issue during the time it was not publicly known to gain access to credentials or session IDs of our users. There are currently no indications this has happened.

However, to be safe, we are asking you to reset your passwords used for Gentoo services within the next 7 days. You need to take action if you have an account on one of the following sites:

  • blogs.gentoo.org
  • bugs.gentoo.org
  • forums.gentoo.org
  • wiki.gentoo.org

After 7 days, we will be removing all passwords to avoid abuse. For more information and the full announcement, visit http://infra-status.gentoo.org/notice/20140413-heartbleed.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - March 2014

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

The March 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
  • Tracking the history of Gentoo: Gentoo Galaxy
  • Latest Gentoo news, tips, interesting stats and much more.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - February 2014

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

The February 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Sven Vermeulen (swift)
  • Latest Gentoo news, job openings, interesting stats and much more.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - January 2014

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

The January 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Meet up with Gentoo developers and users at this years FOSDEM'14 event.
  • Give back by helping the proxy-maintainers project.
  • Latest Gentoo news, job openings, interesting stats and much more.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - December 2013

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

The December 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Sergey Popov. A Gentoo developer and the team leader of Qt, proxy-maintainers and desktop-effects teams.
  • Overall Gentoo activity status with bugzilla, portage and developer statistics.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - November 2013

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

The November 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Richard Freeman. A Gentoo developer, Council and Trustees member.
  • Gentoo as a development environment for newcomers.
  • Overall Gentoo activity status with bugzilla, portage and developer statistics.

Imagination Technologies donates MIPS64 build systems

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

Imagination Technologies has donated two MIPS64-based Ubiquiti ERLite-3 routers, plus resources to aid Gentoo in providing up-to-date root file system builds for MIPS.

Imagination Technologies is a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies. The company creates and licenses market-leading IP solutions for graphics, video and vision, CPU/general purpose processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform voice and video communications. Imagination's MIPS CPU cores and architectures range from solutions for ultra low-power 32-bit microcontrollers to high-performance 32/64-bit advanced applications and network processing. MIPS is supported by a broad ecosystem of tools and software including open source Linux distributions like Gentoo.

Gentoo at LinuxTag 2013 in Berlin

Gentoo News - 3 hours 1 min ago

LinuxTag 2013 runs from May 22nd to May 25th in Berlin, Germany. With more than 10,000 visitors last year, it is one of the biggest Linux and open source events in Europe.

You will find the Gentoo booth at Hall 7.1c, Booth 179. Come and visit us! You will meet many of our developers and users, talk with us, plus get some of the Gentoo merchandise you have always wanted.

LXer: Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2

Linuxinsight - 3 hours 17 min ago
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2

LXer - 3 hours 17 min ago
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

LXer: Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 14 min ago
Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker: whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker.

Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

LXer - 4 hours 14 min ago
Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker: whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker.

TuxMachines: The Case Against Rolling Release Linux Distros

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 32 min ago

Over the past year, I've spent more time than ever using rolling release Linux distributions. My experiences have been positive and negative, depending on the distribution and system updates applied.

Having tried a number of different rolling release distros, I'll be speaking frankly in this article about a solid case against rolling release distributions. But before you jump to any conclusions, it's worth reading the entire piece to better understand where I'm going with this.

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TuxMachines: Eben Upton: Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 42 min ago

While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper…
While it would have been the easiest thing in the world to continue selling the Raspberry Pi at the same price, the charitable foundation behind the credit card-sized PC made it even cheaper with the recent release of the Model A+. Why did they abandon their already impressive $25 price? Eben Upton explains:

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TuxMachines: KDE Applications 14.12 Beta 3 Is Now Ready for Testing

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 47 min ago

The KDE Project developers have announced that the 14.12 Beta 3 version of KDE Applications has been released and is now ready for download and testing.

Now that this particular branch of the KDE project is getting closer to the release, some distributions and developers have added the packages to some repositories. Before trying to test it you should check if it's already available in the local repos.

"Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. With various applications being based on KDE Frameworks 5, the KDE Applications 14.12 releases need a thorough testing in order to maintain and improve the quality and user experience," wrote the developers on the official website.

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Reddit: Need some quick advice

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 52 min ago

I am going in for my first interview as a Linux admin. I have some experience mostly as a windows system administrator. I am a little nervous about this interview and plan on doing some brush ups before I go in in the morning. Any suggestions as to what would be best to look over?

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LinuxToday: Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 59 min ago

 The VAR Guy: The Automotive Grade Linux project, which is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, has added partners in its effort to build an open source, Linux-based platform for cars and other automobiles.

Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

Linux Today - 4 hours 59 min ago

 The VAR Guy: The Automotive Grade Linux project, which is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, has added partners in its effort to build an open source, Linux-based platform for cars and other automobiles.

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