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Story Linux Kernel Security is Lacking? srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:42pm
Story Did SCO end up helping Linux? srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:42pm
Story Night that the Lights went Out in TN srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 12:46am
Story More Summit Notes srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:43pm
Story New Slack is Out srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 5:01pm
Story New O'Reilly Security Book Released srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:53pm
Story 97 bugs found in MySQL srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:54pm
Story Intel Has Been Busy Busy Busy srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:54pm
Story On the Redmond Front srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:55pm
Story M$ Continues its Attack srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:56pm

Next Linux 4.0 from Linus' Zombie Shuffle Desk

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Linus announced yesterday that his poll has concluded and 29,110 voters have spoken. Elsewhere, Julie Bort got a look at the Accidental Revolutionary's workspace - which centers around his 'Zombie shuffling' desktop. In other news, two prominent distributions today announced the start of their community wallpaper contests.

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Xfce 4.12, One Week Away

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GNU
Linux

After what seems like an eternity, a new release of Xfce is finally just around the corner. Xfce 4.10 was released in 2012, and since then development has happened in small bursts for each project. Once a release date was set, interest spiked and development along with it.

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MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC

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Linux

F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale’s new MCU-enabled “i.MX 6SoloX” SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces.

The Efus A9X is based on F&S’s existing i.MX 6-based Efus A9 module, its first computer-on-module to use the company’s 62 x 47mm Efus form-factor. The company’s new Efus A9X COM, in turn, builds upon Freescale’s new i.MX 6SoloX system-on-chip, which integrates a single Cortex-A9 core, much like the i.MX 6Solo, but supplements it with a 200MHz ARM Cortex-M4 MCU.

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The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone

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Ubuntu

By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We've seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows Phones.

In this article, we'll examine the existing challenges the new mobile player faces and what they can do about it.

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LibreOffice 3.4.6 Released as TDF Celebrates Three Years

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The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4.6, the latest update for the conservative user and supported deployments. This release brings over 100 bug and security fixes as the foundation celebrates three years. TDF released a video as "a testimonial of the activity of many members of the LibreOffice community."

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This guy is the Mark Zuckerberg of open-source genetics

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OSS

What was really needed, Greshake realized, was a social network for DNA, one that would make it easy to upload genetic information and share it with others. “Maybe there are people who are interested in publishing their genetic information on the web to make it available, but those people don’t have the opportunity,” Greshake says he thought at the time.

So, he set out to build an open-source website—OpenSNP—that would be able to pull in genetic information from services like 23andMe, plus any other data users wanted to upload, with ease. He hoped that one day scientists would be able to use it to do world-changing science.

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Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: What We Know So Far

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Android

Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update has already replaced Android 5.0.2 Lollipop as the most current version of the Lollipop operating system. However, the Android 5.1 Lollipop release remains mysterious for most Android users including owners of Nexus devices like the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. With details continuing to emerge ahead of an official announcement, we want to take a look at what we know so far about Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

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Wine 1.7.37 Development Version Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Ubuntu
HowTos


wine 1.7.37 released install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.37 development version. Let's see what's new in this release.
 
 

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Design blog: Raleigh tech company is 'An Office You Wouldn't Mind Waking Up to Go To'

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Red Hat

Raleigh open-source technology firm Red Hat is featured in a recent article by design blog Design Milk as a workplace worth "waking up to go to."

The article highlights Red Hat's colorful interior, communal space, outdoor terrace and other features available to the "lucky employees" of the downtown company.

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Android Leftovers

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This Is Probably HTC’s Next Big Android Phone, The One M9

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We’ve still got nearly a week to go before HTC officially unveils their new top-tier Android phone at Mobile World Congress, but it looks like the details have already started dumping out.

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eBay launches Pulsar, an open-source tool for quickly taming big data

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E-commerce giant eBay needs to deal with new usage data — to personalize content and detect fraud, among other things — within seconds. So engineers went and built something to perfectly meet the company’s needs: Pulsar.

The company revealed details about the system for the first time today, and eBay is making it available for anyone to use under an open-source license.

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Also: eBay’s new Pulsar framework will analyze your data in real time

HP's Marten Mickos: Open Source Is Not a Business Model

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OSS

"Open source is a production model. In some cases, it is a distribution model ... . You need a business model for any business that you build, but open source in itself is not that business model. Just like if you have a manufacturing branch and you use robots or you don't use robots. That is a production question, but it is not a business model for the business you are in."

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Cubietruck now running Debian :)

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Debian

Following a debootstrap build of sid on one machine to complete the cross-compilation of mainline u-boot, I managed to get vanilla Debian installed on my Cubietruck

A USB-serial cable is a must for the install and for any subsequent major reconfiguration as the stock Debian installer does not have drivers for the video / audio. Various Cubietruck derivative distributions do - but the Sunxi kernel appears flaky

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Red Hat Integrates More Closely With OpenStack

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Red Hat

OpenStack is at the center of a frenzy of engineering and marketing activity, and Red Hat is one of the major players making OpenStack an area of strength. The company just announced the sixth version of its OpenStack-based platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.

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This Is Likely the Last Ubuntu Community Wallpaper Contest, Send Your Artwork Now

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Ubuntu

Canonical chooses a number of wallpapers after the community submits them, giving everyone the chance to see their work implemented by default into the Ubuntu operating systems. Now is that time for the 15.04 branch.

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Meet the channel manager: Red Hat

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Red Hat
Interviews

Not so long ago, 30-year industry veteran Colin Garro was entrenched in the world of Microsoft. During a 14-year tenure, he was a managing consultant and public sector sales director there, ultimately ending up as national channel sales manager. Then in July 2012, Garro leapt to open source, joining Red Hat as the new director for channel sales and development

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Also: Still no Red Hat Linux on Azure, but VMware looks to be on its way

Five Red Hat Leaders Named 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

Distributors Play Growing Role In Open Source Space

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OSS

If tech distributors want to survive in the market, they'll have to provide channel partners with more training and enablement on open source and cloud-based solutions. Here's how distributors have responded.

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Reuse is key for Danish telemedicine project

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OSS

Reuse is one of the main reasons for the development as open source of OpenTele, a Danish e-health telemedicine project. The health sector is crying out for open source ICT solutions, says Mike Kristoffersen, a senior software architect at the Danish Alexandra Institute. “Doctors and hospitals are seriously locked into medical ICT systems, making it difficult to do research, even for small scale projects.”

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If Windows XP Had a Linux Brother, It Would Be Q4OS

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Microsoft

Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer users an experience similar to the one they would get from a Windows system. The devs have been making quite a few improvements and they are rapidly approaching version 1.0.

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