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WordPress.com, the fully hosted version of WordPress, has a received one of its biggest updates ever today. Codenamed Calypso, Automattic rewrote WordPress.com from scratch — everything is new under the hood. Here are the big changes.
First, WordPress.com is now fully separated from the WordPress core. WordPress.com is now an admin interface that interacts with the WordPress core just like any other third-party interface and app out there. It uses a REST API to fetch your posts, publish new ones, upload photos and more.
In a very general and somewhat nebulous way, open-source software is on the rise. Acknowledging the importance of its large and growing role in enterprise computing has become an increasingly common activity, thanks to the prominence of open-source technology in everything from containerization to the cloud. A possible consequence of this is that major tech companies have been making more frequent gifts of code to the open-source community of late. Take a look at 10 of the most noteworthy.
Fedora 23 is an impressive release and continues the tradition of being one of the leaders and innovators of the Linux world. This community has given so much to the Linux world that I can't even list in one article. After playing with Fedora 23 for a while I call it yet another feather in the hat of Linux distros!
That said, Fedora may or may not be the right distribution for you. It's targeted at more advanced and mature users who not only want an upstream distro but also access to tools and technologies which are or will be used in the enterprise space.
I worked with VMware after VMware first bought Propero back in 2007 and integrated its VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) broker into VMware's product line. One of the questions I heard most often back then was "Does View support Linux as a virtual desktop?" The answer: No, but it will when there's a demand for it.
I want to wrap up this post by returning to what I said at the beginning about the Gnome Shell. What I have presented in this post are ways to configure and customize the Gnome Shell - but because of the modular way in which Gnome 3 is designed, it is also possible to replace the Gnome Shell entirely with something else which presents a completely different desktop and has completely different configuration and customization possibilities. In fact, that is what both Cinnamon and MATE do, and I will be discussing them in the next couple of posts.
The compiler and assembler now have support for the ARC EM/HS and ARC600/700 architectures and the Power9 variant of the PowerPC architecture.
The GCC mainline sources are now in Stage 3 (bug fixes only) which means that a branch may be happening soon.
The Binutils sources have branched, getting ready for a 2.26 release soon.
GDB's record instruction-history command accepts a new modifier: /s. This behaves exactly like the /m modifier and prints mixed source + disassembly into the history.
Samsung has introduced a new flip phone, the W2016, in China. The latest Android-based dual-screen flip phone is now listed on Samsung's China site. Unfortunately, there is no word on the pricing and availability details of the Samsung W2016.
A new OTA update has been released for Ubuntu Touch, the eighth one, and one of the new features that landed on it is a dedicated Twitter scope.
Not everything that lands with OTA updates is about fixes or changes related to the operating system. For example, a new Twitter scope is now provided by default and that should really help users who are dependent on this social network.
A little while back, Rikki, Jen, and company at Opensource.com told me that they were asking people to share their open source stories about how they got interested in open source and started contributing.
Well, for the bored among you, here is my story. As usual, share your feedback in the comments. I am curious to hear your mockery of my life choices back then.
This can be used to create very interesting attacks. It’s one of the reasons why I for example think it’s a very bad idea to start the file manager as root on the same X server. I’m quite certain that if I wanted to I could exploit this relatively easily just through what X provides.
The insecurity of X11 also influenced the security design of applications running on X11. It’s pointless to think about preventing potential attacks if you could get the same by just using core X11 functionality. For example KWin’s scripting functionality allows to interact with the X11 windows. In general one could say that’s dangerous as it allows untrusted code to change aspects of the managed windows, but it’s nothing you could not get with plain X11.