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Story 5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2 Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:30am
Story COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1 Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:25am
Story From the Editors: You’ve come a long way, Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2015 - 8:21am
Story SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming Mohd Sohail 05/03/2015 - 4:22am
Story KDE Applications 14.12.3 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 1 04/03/2015 - 11:30pm
Story Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:58pm
Story Calligra 2.9.0 is Out Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:38pm
Story Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1 Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:30pm
Story ​Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 8:22pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2015 - 1:37pm

5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

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Security
BSD

Five of those security and security-related features were announced today and are on track to be included in the next edition, which should be PC-BSD 10.1.2. They are

PersonaCrypt – a command line utility to backup a user’s home directory to an encrypted external media
Tor Mode in System Updater Tray
Stealth Mode in PersonaCrypt
Ports now use LibreSSL by default instead of OpenSSL
Support for encrypted backups in Life-Preserver utility

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COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

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Linux

Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support.

When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now adding a COM Express Type 6 Compact computer-on-module called the SECOMExp-TK1, which similarly runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC.

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From the Editors: You’ve come a long way, Linux

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GNU
Linux

This month, as we do every March, we reported on the Who Writes Linux report from the Linux Foundation. Usually, this is a fairly rote affair: Red Hat and Intel contribute tons of code, Greg Kroah-Hartman does a ton of the work, and we learn about some small firm somewhere that’s cranking out kernel code disproportionate to its size.

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SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming

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OS
Linux
Gaming


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SteamOS is a Debian Linux kernel-based operating system in development by Valve Corporation designed to be the primary operating system for the Steam Machine game consoles. It was initially released on December 13, 2013, alongside the start of end-user beta testing of Steam Machines.
 

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KDE Applications 14.12.3 Officially Released

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KDE

KDE Applications 14.12 has been released by its makers, and it’s a regular maintenance update. It comes with a ton of bug fixes and will be soon available in various repositories.

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Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine

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Linux

BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine.

Alexei Starovoitov presented at last month's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Santa Rosa about BPF as an in-kernel virtual machine. The slides have been published for those wishing to learn more about its state and capabilities.

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Calligra 2.9.0 is Out

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KDE
Software

Packages for the release of KDE's document suite Calligra 2.9 are available for Kubuntu 14.10. You can get it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA. They are also in our development version Vivid.

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Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

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Android
Graphics/Benchmarks

Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service.

The 2015 set-top box version of the Nvidia Shield follows two earlier models, including 2013’s original handheld Shield game console, now called the Nvidia Shield Portable, which was based on the Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-chip. Last year, the chip designer-cum-hardware developer released an Nvidia Shield Tablet built around a more powerful Tegra K1 SoC with Kepler graphics, and featuring new stylus and WiFi Direct gaming controller.

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Also: NVIDIA 346.47 Linux Drivers Launched with Support for New GPUs

​Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

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GNU
Linux

According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals." While programmers and Linux system administrators are in high demand, your chances of landing a great job are greater if you have cloud, security, and/or software defined networking (SDN) skills.

In particular, "42 percent of hiring managers say experience with or knowledge of OpenStack and CloudStack are having a big impact on their Linux hiring decisions" while "49 percent of Linux professionals believe open cloud will be the biggest growth area for Linux in 2015."

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Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 flavors have a first beta version, it now available to download and install for testing. In this release, There are only available images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and ubuntu cloud.

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Mozilla's *Really* Important News: Thunderbird Lives

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Moz/FF

So why does that matter? After all, there are lots of ways of accessing email, so why should we care whether Thunderbird has been semi-abandoned or not? As I wrote at the end of 2013, the world has changed dramatically in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks about massive surveillance of our online activities. That makes using encryption crucial, and that, in its turn, gives Thunderbird a renewed importance, because it is currently one of the most popular ways for using GNU Privacy Guard, the free software version of the core PGP technology, via Enigmail. Indeed, it's fascinating to see from the Thunderbird blog post on "Active Daily Installations" that privacy-loving Germany headed the list with 1.7 million out of a total of 9.3 million (UK could only manage a rather feeble 254,000.)

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Install Steam In Ubuntu/Linux Mint And Play Amazing Games On Linux

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Gaming
Ubuntu
HowTos


Install Steam In Ubuntu/Linux Mint And Play Amazing Games On Linux

You are using Linux and thinking Linux does not support gaming.! If so, let me tell you that you are not aware of Steam. Steam is a gaming client that lets you play amazing games on Linux system. There are hundreds of free and paid games that you can play without searching the entire web. All at one place and easy to install! So let's get started!
 

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Blackphone unveils a new phone and tablet running secure, encrypted Android

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Android
Security

Today at Mobile World Congress, the encrypted phone system Blackphone announced a new phone and tablet, along with a new business focus on enterprise. The phone is called the Blackphone 2, a successor to the first Blackphone shown at MWC last year, but adds a new processor, better screen, and a larger profile overall. The tablet, called the Blackphone+, is slated for release in the fall. Both run Blackphone's secure OS, forked off of Android, which is designed to protect metadata and provide end-to-end encryption throughout.

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Oracle VirtualBox Updates to run on Linux 4.0 Kernel

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Linux

The open-source VirtualBox virtualization project is out with its 4.3.24 update today providing a number of important updates and bug fixes.

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Qbo Is an AI-Driven Ubuntu-Powered Cute Little Robot - Video

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Linux
Ubuntu

We've seen some interesting devices coming out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the small Ubuntu-powered Qbo robot is just one them.

Linux fans already kind of knew what to expected to see in Barcelona. Many Ubuntu fans were looking to check out the first Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phone and their curiosity was satisfied, but now we have something that it's equally interesting, and that is a small robot.

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Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update.

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​No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0

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Linux

One reason to love Linux on your servers or in your data-center is that you so seldom needed to reboot it. True, critical patches require a reboot, but you could go months without rebooting. Now, with the latest changes to the Linux kernel you may be able to go years between reboots.

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Linux 4.0-rc2

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Linux

So rc2 missed the usual Sunday afternoon timing, because I spent most
of the weekend debugging an issue that happened on an old Mac Mini I
have around, and I hate making even early -rc releases with problems
on machines that I have direct access to. Even if it only affected old
machines that actual developers are unlikely to have or at least use.

Today I got the patch from Daniel Vetter to fix it, so instead of
doing a Sunday evening rc2, it's a Tuesday morning one. Go get it. It
works better for the delay.

Other than that little one-liner i915 fix? Not much, actually. It's
been a very quiet week, for being this early in the release process.
Sure, 3.19-rc2 was even smaller, so it continues a trend, but that was
the xmas week. I hope this low volume is just because the 4.0 merge
window itself was somewhat calmer than most recent releases. But I
suspect the real reason is that the driver and networking trees from
GregKH and davem are pending, and didn't make rc2.

We'll see.

Anyway, the shortlog is appended, and testing is appreciated,

Linus

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6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

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Linux

I earlier wrote about how Linux invaded CES 2015. The domination continues at Mobile World Congress, which kicked off this week in Barcelona. Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force.

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Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

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Linux

Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish.

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