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TuxMachines: The Year Of The Small Cheap Tablet In UK

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:21:42 AM

The more competitive the market for personal computing, the more innovative will be OEMs and retailers. I expect many more will ship GNU/Linux just to be different or to offer something new. 2015 could be the last year retail shelves exclude GNU/Linux anywhere. The monopoly is truly dead.

Context: UK retailers in TABLET PRICE SLASH BONANZA

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TuxMachines: Shuttleworth Explains Why Open Source is More Secure than Closed Source [VIDEO]

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:15:19 AM
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In 2014, open source technology came under a heavy barrage of criticism as a result of high-profile security vulnerabilities. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux and its lead commercial sponsor Ubuntu, has a very different view and remains a stalwart defender of the open source model for software development and security.

In a video interview with Datamation, Shuttleworth details his view on open-source security as Ubuntu Linux celebrates its 10th anniversary.

In 2014, the Heartbleed vulnerability in the open source OpenSSL cryptographic library had wide ranging impact. OpenSSL is widely deployed on servers, VPNs and even mobile devices and it took some time for vendors and users to get systems and devices patched.

"We have a big responsibility to proactively make sure that the system is as robust in the face of inevitable flaws as it can be," Shuttleworth said.

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TuxMachines: Upstart MJ Technology To Launch 'Ubuntu Edge'-Like Tablet Early 2015

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:10:56 AM

Last year, Canonical tried to crowdfund its own smartphone that would run the company's "Ubuntu Touch" operating system. The smartphone was called "Ubuntu Edge" and would come with a unique design, 4 GB of RAM, a quad-core processor, sapphire screen and 128 GB of storage.

The campaign ultimately failed, reaching less than half of its ambitious goal of $32 million. Since then, we haven't actually seen a commercially available device running Ubuntu Touch.

A new start-up called MJ Technology promises to build a tablet that will look like the Ubuntu Edge smartphone Canonical wanted to build, and it will run Ubuntu.

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12/24 Frugalware 2.0-rc2

DW Latest Releases - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 08:58:03 AM

'Alcatel Onetouch purchased the Palm trademarks from HP'

OSNews - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 08:56:18 AM
We've been wondering for a while what is up with Palm.com domain, and it's looking more and more certain that HP sold the brand and trademarks to Alcatel Onetouch. Looks like they're going to put the Palm name on cheap-ass Android crap. Like wiping your ass with the Mona Lisa.

LXer: Micro-UAV controller features open, modifiable design

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 07:36:50 AM
Gumstix announced a gen-2 micro-areal vehicle (MAV) controller based on its tiny gumstick-sized Overo COMs, and customizable via a free online design tool. The Aerocore 2 is an update to the original Aerocore controller introduced last Spring. Like most hacker-oriented UAV autopilots, both Aerocore models run Nuttx RTOS for real-time control tasks, along with Linux […]

Micro-UAV controller features open, modifiable design

LXer - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 07:36:50 AM
Gumstix announced a gen-2 micro-areal vehicle (MAV) controller based on its tiny gumstick-sized Overo COMs, and customizable via a free online design tool. The Aerocore 2 is an update to the original Aerocore controller introduced last Spring. Like most hacker-oriented UAV autopilots, both Aerocore models run Nuttx RTOS for real-time control tasks, along with Linux […]

Anonabox Gets Kicked from Kickstater, Shows Up on Indiegogo with Updated Specs

Linux Today - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 07:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Amidst all the security and anonymity concerns of the modern world, someone wanted to provide a device that would route all online traffic through Tor.

The Top Linux Graphics Articles Of 2014: Testing Lots Of GPUs

Phoronix - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 05:56:30 AM
Beyond the thousands of Phoronix news article this year with hundreds of them being concerned about Linux graphics as outlined already in various end-of-year top ten lists, published thus far this year (with another one or two still likely coming today) on Phoronix were 345 featured-length, multi-page articles to complement the shorter open-source Linux news pieces. Of the 345 articles, 132 of them were Linux graphics card reviews and other articles concerned about GPUs under Linux and/or Linux graphics drivers...

Phoronix: The Top Linux Graphics Articles Of 2014: Testing Lots Of GPUs

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 05:56:30 AM
Beyond the thousands of Phoronix news article this year with hundreds of them being concerned about Linux graphics as outlined already in various end-of-year top ten lists, published thus far this year (with another one or two still likely coming today) on Phoronix were 345 featured-length, multi-page articles to complement the shorter open-source Linux news pieces. Of the 345 articles, 132 of them were Linux graphics card reviews and other articles concerned about GPUs under Linux and/or Linux graphics drivers...

LXer: Whether Online or Off: Be Nice to Each Other

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 05:42:28 AM
Most of us have learned to “play along to get along” and things are good for us. But that changed with the first usable iterations of the Internet…the first BBS if you were around for that era. It was then that we began operating under the assumption that we were anonymous online. That we could say or do anything and get away with it.

Whether Online or Off: Be Nice to Each Other

LXer - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 05:42:28 AM
Most of us have learned to “play along to get along” and things are good for us. But that changed with the first usable iterations of the Internet…the first BBS if you were around for that era. It was then that we began operating under the assumption that we were anonymous online. That we could say or do anything and get away with it.

Pear Returning, In the Movies, and More Highlights

OStatic - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 04:21:40 AM

Today in Linux news Softpedia.com is reporting that Pear OS is making signs of a comeback. In other news, Debian is spotted in a new movie and Phil Shapiro shares a cheap laptop story. We have 2014 highlights on Ubuntu, GNOME, and FOSS in general as well as Jack Wallen's wishes for the new year.

Linux was spotted on the big screen again. This time in Sci-Fi thriller Lucy. Softpedia.com is reporting that you can see a Linux distribution clearly running Xfce in an important scene in the movie. They say it most likely looks like Debian and they've posted a video with those seconds of interest.

Speaking of Softpedia.com, they also today relayed the rumor that Pear OS may be making a comeback. Pear OS was a Linux distribution that looked disturbingly like Mac OS X and disappeared about a year ago. Well someone spotted a new screenshot as if to tease of a new Pear OS release. On this Softpedia said, "From what little it can be discerned from the image, it could just be the real deal. The quality of the desktop matches what we would expect from Pear OS, but all those watermarks are strange."

OMG!Ubuntu! today looked back at the year in Ubuntu with the big developments each month. Christine Hall at Foss Force looks at the five biggest FOSS stories of the year. Systemd and Devuan made her list. The GNOMEs posted their highlights of the year including the releases of 3.12 and 3.14. And finally, Jack Wallen shares his wish list for the new year including hopes that the Ubuntu Phone actually gets released.

In other news:

* Install Linux on a used laptop

* Fedora Does Real World Work. Debian is for Hobbyists

* Debian Project News - December 29th, 2014

* The Best Linux Software

* Who wrote systemd?

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LXer: OpenELEC lightweight Linux adds Kodi 14 support

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 03:48:06 AM
Version 5.0 of the RPi-compatible, Kodi/XBMC-oriented OpenELEC Linux distro for media players upgrades to Kodi 14, adds i.MX6 support, and drops Apple TV. OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a minimal, fast-booting Linux distribution popular on the Raspberry Pi that’s designed to showcase the open source Kodi (previously XBMC) media center software. The distribution […]

OpenELEC lightweight Linux adds Kodi 14 support

LXer - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 03:48:06 AM
Version 5.0 of the RPi-compatible, Kodi/XBMC-oriented OpenELEC Linux distro for media players upgrades to Kodi 14, adds i.MX6 support, and drops Apple TV. OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a minimal, fast-booting Linux distribution popular on the Raspberry Pi that’s designed to showcase the open source Kodi (previously XBMC) media center software. The distribution […]

LUKS: Linux Hard Disk Data Encryption with NTFS Support in Linux

Linux Today - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 03:00:00 AM

 tecmint: LUKS acronym stands for Linux Unified Key Setup which is a widely method of disk-encryption used by Linux Kernel and is implemented with the cryptsetup package.

LinuxToday: LUKS: Linux Hard Disk Data Encryption with NTFS Support in Linux

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 03:00:00 AM

 tecmint: LUKS acronym stands for Linux Unified Key Setup which is a widely method of disk-encryption used by Linux Kernel and is implemented with the cryptsetup package.

Distribution Release: NixOS 14.12

DistroWatch - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 02:25:03 AM
Version 14.12 of NixOS 14.12, a distribution that uses a custom package manager, deploys a unique file system layout, and offers various innovative features, has been released: "NixOS 14.12 'Caterpillar' has been released, the third stable release branch. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release....

Reddit: How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit

Linuxinsight - Wednesday 31st of December 2014 02:10:41 AM
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