Budgie 10.2.8 Desktop Brings New Places Indicator Applet, Countless Improvements
After informing us about the release of the Solus 1.2.1 "Shannon" operating system, the Solus Project team proudly announced the availability of the Budgie 10.2.8 desktop environment for various GNU/Linux distributions.
Ubuntu Turns 12, Happy Birthday!
Today, October 20, 2016, is Ubuntu's birthday! Its 12th anniversary since the release of the first Ubuntu version, namely Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), which was originally announced by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth on the 20th of October 2004.
What’s in a name? Well, when we say Kodak, for a lot of people it might be waves of nostalgia concerning rolls and rolls of Kodachrome film and for those a little younger it might simple be a failed camera brand from yesterday. The Bullitt Group, however, is hoping to revive the Kodak brand, and to do so they’re launching yet another Android-powered smartphone, this time around one with better specs and a little more in the design department. The Kodak Ektra is a 21-megapixel packing Android smartphone with a MediaTek Helio X20, lots of extra software features, and a sleek camera look and feel.
The name Kodak has been tied up with photography and photography accessories like printers for decades. The company has stepped into a new product category with an Android-powered smartphone that is called the Kodak Ektra. This smartphone is aimed at photographers and is suitable for enthusiasts to experts claims Kodak. The Ektra is specifically tuned for the best in image quality and media management.
Since the phone is aimed directly at photographers, the photo features are what Kodak talks most about. The main camera is a 21MP fast focus sensor with a f2.0 aperture. The front camera is a 13MP unit with Phase Detection Auto Focus PDAF and a f2.2 aperture. The camera uses a custom camera app that is controlled by haptic touch.
Kodak resurrected a legend - the Kodak Ektra is a new phone, named after an innovative and feature-loaded 35mm camera produced in the distant 1941. The Android-powered digital version is surprisingly impressive, given how underwhelming the first Android-powered Kodak IM5 was.
Red Hat's Software Collections 2.3 and Developer Toolset 6 Suites Enter Beta
Today, October 20, 2016, Red Hat had the pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of the Beta builds of its upcoming Software Collections 2.3 and Developer Toolset 6 collections of tools for developers.
Linux users urged to protect against 'Dirty COW' security flaw
Organisations and individuals have been urged to patch Linux servers immediately or risk falling victim to exploits for a Linux kernel security flaw dubbed ‘Dirty COW'.
This follows a warning from open source software vendor Red Hat that the flaw is being exploited in the wild.
Phil Oester, the Linux security researcher who uncovered the flaw, explained to V3 that the exploit is easy to execute and will almost certainly become more widely used.
"The exploit in the wild is trivial to execute, never fails and has probably been around for years - the version I obtained was compiled with gcc 4.8," he said.
Also: New Debian Linux Kernel Update Addresses "Dirty COW" Bug, Three Security Issues
Leslie Zhai Talks 20 Years of KDE in China
In 2002, as a computer science major university student, I went to a Legal Authoried software store in Wuhan, Guangputun, and bought Redhat7 including four install CDs, three src.rpm CDs and a very exquisite user manual for only RMB 50, because other software for Windows 98 was too expensive to a univerty student! It was my first time to use KDE 3. Yes I chose KDE as my default desktop enviroment, but I tried GNOME of course. ;-) Then I tried to migrate my university's course assignment developed in Turbo C to compile with GCC. I used Konsole and VIM to edit my source code, I tried Emacs but I did not know how to make coffee with it, so I switched to VIM ;-) and my teachers switched to use Redhat8 instead of Windows 98 when teaching operating system courses.