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Story Red Hat Financial News Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 11:04pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 11:04pm
Story ExLight Live DVD Is Now Based on Ubuntu 16.10, Ships with Enlightenment 0.20 Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 10:59pm
Story 4MParted 20 Disk Partitioning Live CD Enters Beta Stage, Based on GParted 0.26.1 Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 10:47pm
Story Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Review Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 10:41pm
Story Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 Officially Released, Available for Download Now Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 10:36pm
Story Linux 4.8.2 Rianne Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 9:33pm
Story Dota 2 Radeon OpenGL vs. Vulkan Performance With Mesa Git, Linux 4.9-rc1 Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 9:28pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2016 - 8:50pm
Story 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' Mohd Sohail 16/10/2016 - 5:24pm

GoboLinux 016 Joins the 64-bit Revolution, First Alpha Is Based on Awesome WM

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GoboLinux developer Lucas C. Villa Real announced today, October 10, 2016, the general availability of the first Alpha pre-release version of the upcoming GoboLinux 016 GNU/Linux operating system.

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Choqok 1.6 Micro-Blogging Client Lands for KDE Users with Better Twitter Support

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Today, October 10, 2016, Choqok developer Andrea Scarpino was excited to announce the availability of the final release of the Choqok 1.6 micro-blogging client for users of the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

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Arrow now offering Red Hat’s hybrid cloud solutions in UK

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Arrow has announced it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider programme, allowing it to distribute the company's hybrid cloud solutions to its channel customers in the UK.

Now customers and independent software vendors can benefit from Arrow's extensive partner network, which in turn, will be fully supported to sell Red Hat's innovations.

The products Arrow will be selling will help cloud hosting, system integrators and managed service providers resell Red Hat's full range of products using its on-demand, via multi-tenant, dedicated, and managed models.

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Kexi 3.0.0 Released as the Perfect Microsoft Access Replacement for Linux

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The development team of the Kexi open-source visual database applications creator distributed as part of the Calligra office suite for KDE-based GNU/Linux distributions announced the release of Kexi 3.0.0.

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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Brings Enhancements to the Build Tools, Security Fixes

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The Apache Software Foundation released today, October 10, 2016, the third maintenance update to the OpenOffice 4.1 stable series of the open-source and cross-platform office suite.

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Kura-based Linux IoT framework adds multi-cloud support

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Eurotech released v4.0 of its ESF IoT framework, adding multi-cloud support, and it spun a new ReliaGate 20-25 gateway with Yocto instead of Red Hat.

Eurotech’s commercial Everyware Software Framework (ESF) was one of the first IoT frameworks to tie together device, gateway, and cloud components. It formed the basis for the open source Eclipse Kura project. Now, the company has released version 4.0 of this open source Java/OSGi middleware, which is based on Kura. The updated framework allows a single gateway to be simultaneously connected to multiple cloud platforms.

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Winner: Triathlon in The Spa At The Midland

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The Spa At The Midland - Rianne SchestowitzI never thought I could win in a challenge of 3 events.

I guess age is not an excuse for giving up... more so in physical fitness; as the saying goes, health is wealth.... consequently, I'll keep doing my routine and even yoga. It is extremely relaxing!

Motivation, hard work, discipline. By-product is triumph... Smile

Uno clone integrates breadboard, exposes USB pins

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STEMTera is an Arduino Uno compatible breadboard with LEGO-ready connectors. It exposes the pins of the Uno’s ATmega16U2 chip for easier native USB support.

The startup-backed STEMTera Breadboard has won its KickStarter funding, and is still available in various colors through Oct. 28. The packages cost $39 or $42 depending on whether you want the device in Mar. 2017 or Dec. 2016.

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Samsung Introduces World’s First Tizen-Powered Premium Signage Displays

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Not satisfied with developing high-quality displays for smartphones, wearables and smart TVs, Samsung has introduced its latest Tizen-powered gadget and it is Smart Signage. The Korean tech giant today announced the launch of its P-series standalone Smart signage made up of PHF and PMF, both with premium displays . The uniqueness of the signage goes further with details of the device running on the Tizen operating system.

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FreeBSD 11.0 Officially Released

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Following the recent delays, FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is now officially available.

FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE was announced this morning as the latest major update to this BSD operating system.

Among the many changes for FreeBSD 11 is 802.11n WiFi support, better WiFi/wireless support in general, native graphics support for the Bhyve hypervisor, official support for ARM 64-bit / AArch64, vastly improved/updated DRM graphics driver code, and much more.

FreeBSD 11.0 can be downloaded from the announcement.

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Best Open Source CMS

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Trying to determine the best open source CMS is a lot like choosing the best shoes. In the end, it's a matter of perspective. However, it’s accurate to point out that the real differences between each open source CMS are usually feature related. The main items of concern range from add-ons to security and are factors you should consider when choosing the best CMS for your needs.

In this article, I'll share what I believe are the best open source CMS options available today. Bear in mind that not everyone is willing to sacrifice ease of use for security or security for ease of use. There is no single answer for everyone. Let's get started, shall we?

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2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Lorien Smyer: Bookkeeper Turned Technologist

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I was a bookkeeper for many years. Long ago, I had to hand-enter all data to a paper spreadsheet with a pencil.

When my clients started getting computers, I was fascinated by everything about these amazing tools: the hardware, the software, how customizable it all was. In my spare time, I started taking occasional computer-related classes at my local community college, and doing many IT-related tasks for my clients, in addition to the bookkeeping I was already doing for them.

In 1995, I met the man who became my husband. He got a personal computer that same year, and happily allowed me to become our home IT expert.

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The Open Source Era: A Q&A With Canonical CEO Jane Silber

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Canonical, a 750-person company with employees in more than 42 countries around the world, is the driving force behind Ubuntu open-source software. Although Canonical and Ubuntu are well-known and well-respected among hardcore technologists, most consumers have probably never heard of either.

This is an unfortunate reality of open-source software. Products and projects dedicated to democratizing technology by making computer use free and fair for everyone often fly under the radar. Whether Canonical and Ubuntu become synonymous with the general consumer is largely dependent on whether or not consumers move away from traditional device usage. Can Canonical's vision for a converged computing experience across a spectrum devices make the Canonical name as synonymous with desktop users as it is with users of its enterprise cloud and application performance management (APM) solutions?

I chatted with Canonical CEO Jane Silber, a remarkable executive with a rich technological background, over email about the challenges Canonical faces in consumer computing and even television, as well as how the company plans to maintain its status in the enterprise cloud and software markets.

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The top three Wi-Fi pen testing tools in Kali Linux

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Every hacker and security researcher loves Kali Linux. The developers of Kali Linux ethical hacking distro have released the second Kali Rolling ISO release i.e. Kali 2016.2. Just like the previous one, Kali promises to deliver lots of new updates and changes in this release. Over the course of past few months, Kali developers have been busy adding new tools to Kali and fixing multiple bugs. For example, they have added HTTPS support in busybox that allows secure installation over SSL.

Kali Linux provides you the flexibility to install your favorite desktop environment and personalizing your experience. However, Kali developers note that users often talk about how they would love to see another desktop environments instead of GNOME.

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Google Rights and Wrongs

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  • Google’s Open-Source Noto Font Covers All Languages
  • Google Noto is an open source font family for more than 800 languages
  • Google releases open source font Noto to eliminate the tofu problem

    You may not have heard of the tofu problem, but you have almost certainly experienced it. If you visit a website or open a document that can't display a particular character, you'll see a white box symbol resembling a cube of tofu. Now Google has a solution.

    The Noto font project (it's a mashup of 'NO more TOfu') has been something of a labor of love, taking five years to reach its conclusion. But the result is an open source Noto font family which Google says includes "every symbol in the Unicode standard, covering more than 800 languages and 110,000 characters".

    Talking about the new font family, Google says: "The Noto project started as a necessity for Google's Android and ChromeOS operating systems. When we began, we did not realize the enormity of the challenge. It required design and technical testing in hundreds of languages, and expertise from specialists in specific scripts. In Arabic, for example, each character has four glyphs (i.e., shapes a character can take) that change depending on the text that comes after it. In Indic languages, glyphs may be reordered or even split into two depending on the surrounding text".

  • More software engineers over age 40 may join a lawsuit against Google

    Google suffered a setback in an age discrimination suit this week. A judge ruled that other software engineers over age 40 who interviewed with the company but didn't get hired can step forward and join the lawsuit.

    The suit was brought by two job applicants, both over the age of 40, who interviewed but weren't offered jobs.

    Specifically, the judge has approved turning the suit into a "collective action" meaning that people who "interviewed in person with Google for a software engineer, site reliability engineer, or systems engineer position when they were 40 years old or older, and received notice on or after August 28, 2014, that they were refused employment, will have an opportunity to join in the collective action against Google," the ruling says.

Security News

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  • One election-system vendor uses developers in Serbia

    The use of proprietary systems in elections has its critics. One Silicon Valley group, the Open Source Election Technology Foundation, is pushing for an election system that shifts from proprietary, vendor-owned systems to one that that is owned "by the people of the United States."

  • Europe to Push New Security Rules Amid IoT Mess

    The European Commission is drafting new cybersecurity requirements to beef up security around so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as Web-connected security cameras, routers and digital video recorders (DVRs). News of the expected proposal comes as security firms are warning that a great many IoT devices are equipped with little or no security protections.

  • Internet of Things botnets: You ain’t seen nothing yet

    Internet of Things (IoT) botnet "Mirai" is the shape of things to come and future assaults could be even more severe, a leading security research firm warns.

    Mirai powered the largest ever DDoS attack ever, spawning a 620Gbps DDoS against KrebsOnSecurity. Source code for the malware was released on hacker forums last week.

    The malware relied on factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords to compromise vulnerable IoT devices such as insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and the like.

    PenTestPartners, the UK security consultancy behind numerous hack on Iot devices ranging from Wi-Fi enabled kettles to cars, said that the botnet finally illustrates the consequences of IoT vendors cutting the corners on security.

Linux Kernel News: Jim Zemlin, LinuxCon. and Torvalds

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  • Legends of Linux Part 4: Jim Zemlin

    LINUXCON IS over for another year, but while we were there we got some time with friend of the INQ Jim Zemlin, head honcho of the Linux Foundation, and took the opportunity to ask him our Legends of Linux questions to celebrate 25 years of the operating system.

  • In praise of LinuxCon

    LINUXCON EUROPE rolled into Berlin last week, attracting thousands of developers and enthusiasts from around the world from giant multinationals to back bedrooms.

    The event took a slightly different approach this year. ContainerCon was moved to the second week, meaning a smaller venue and a more intimate feel.

  • Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

    Linus Torvalds believes ARM has little chance of overhauling x86, because the latter has built an open hardware ecosystem that the former just doesn't look like replicating.

    Torvalds voiced his opinions in a fireside chat with David Rusling, chief technology officer of ARM tools vendor Linaro.

    Rusling asked Torvalds if he has a favourite architecture and Torvalds quickly responded that “x86 is still the one I favour most and that is because of the PC.”

    “The infrastructure is there there and it is open in a way no other architecture is.”

    “The instruction set and the core of the CPU is not very important,” Torvalds added. “It is a factor people kind of fixate on but it does not matter in the end. What matters is the infrastructure around the instruction set. x86 has it and has it at a lot of levels.”

Android Leftovers

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HTC Android/Linux Watch

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  • HTC leak teases an Android-powered fitness smartwatch – that we might never see
  • HTC's Android Wear watch emerges in a photo leak

    HTC has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for years, but it looks like something is finally starting to materialize. A Weibo user has posted what are claimed to be photos of the "Halfbeak," an in-development Android Wear smartwatch that only recently surfaced in a Phandroid rumor. As you might surmise from the Under Armour branding, this would be all about fitness -- you'd get a heart rate sensor, a rubber strap and other exercise-friendly design touches.

  • HTC's first Android Wear watch 'Halfbeak' leaked

    HTC is perhaps the largest Android manufacturer that has yet to enter the smartwatch business. LG, ASUS, Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, Sony, and others have all released at least one watch. Now the long-rumored HTC watch has finally been leaked, under the codename 'Halfbeak.'

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