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CowerSnail Backdoor Targeting Windows Devices

Software: QEMU, Etcher, eBook Readers, and Flash

  • QEMU 2.10 Working On Xen 9pfs Support, MIPS EVA
    QEMU 2.10 is under development as the next step for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack. As of yesterday, QEMU 2.10-rc0 is now available for testing.
  • Etcher Image Writer Scores a Sizeable Summer Update
    A bunch of handy new features and bug fixes recently landed in Etcher, the open-source, cross-platform image writing tool. In this post I’m going to run you through a few of the more notable additions, though feel free to peruse the full change-log yourself for more details. You’ll now see image name, drive name, and a relevant icon (where supported) in Etcher’s desktop notifications — perfect for when you’re writing an image in the background.
  • 5 Excellent eBook Reader Apps for Ubuntu
    Wondering what the best ebook reader for ubuntu is? So were we, so we tried a bunch to write this list of the 5 best ebook reading apps available on Ubuntu.
  • Dealing with program recordings
  • Adobe to kill off Flash plug-in by 2020
    Adobe Systems has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. The technology was once one of the most widely used ways for people to watch video clips and play games online. But it also attracted much criticism, particularly as flaws in its code meant it became a popular way for hackers to infect computers.

Games: HTML5 Games and More

Bogus OSS/Openwashing: CableLabs, Arduino, Microsoft, and Hortonworks

  • CableLabs Bows Open Source LoRaWAN Solution
  • CEO controversy mars Arduino’s open future
    Things in the normally placid world of open source hardware are heating up as major figures in the Maker movement have begun speaking out against the current managing director of Arduino AG, Frederico Musto. The Italian engineer became a part owner in the company after buying out one of the original five founders and ultimately came to run Arduino AG, a holding company that owns the trademark for the project. Now Musto is facing scrutiny, initially for exaggerating his educational credentials and, ultimately, for seemingly pulling open source licenses, schematics, and code from the Arduino hardware line-up. The suspicions arose when Musto met with Limor Fried and Phil Torrone of Adafruit. Fried asked Musto about his MIT credentials and Musto, according to Fried, cut the meeting short. Musto has removed his higher education credentials from his LinkedIn page, leaving only a Montessori Kindergarten in Torino, Italy. [...] Fried and Torrone have been working to uncover potential favoritism in the Italian courts thanks to help from Musto’s father, Paolo, as well as fraud associated with signing his documents as a Ph.D. Further, the Arduino Foundation that Musto promised to launch in order to support the open source project has yet to materialize.
  • Microsoft joins Kubetnetes group as platinum member [Ed: Microsoft pays for entryism; it's all about promoting proprietary Microsoft stacks, i.e. lock-in, patent thickets]
  • Microsoft previews new Azure Container Instance service on Linux
    [Ed: Again proprietary]
  • Microsoft unveils Azure Container Instances, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes
  • Microsoft Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member
  • How open source can help agencies stop 'drowning' in data [Ed: "Sponsored content"; an NSA propaganda site (it's an NSA grooming network) promotes the NSA-connected Hortonworks]
  • Surviving the big data tsunami with open source [Ed: As above]
    The data government agencies deal with today is not what it once was, and the volume of it is exploding. Because of that, the expectation for storing data has become more challenging than ever before. Today, “data is as unique as you can imagine. You have data coming in different sizes and formats: pictures, videos, medical data, sensor data. Couple with that, the volume is just increasing exponentially,” Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of public sector for Hortonworks, says in an interview with FedScoop TV.