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However, even if you're running a Linux-based OS on your desktop there's a good chance you're not vulnerable to the malware that is forcing machines to join this botnet.
For a start, Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, isn't set up in a way that allows new users to get infected.
The Linux Foundation Releases First-Ever Value of Collaborative Development Report [Ed: the press release]
- The 'Microsoft Loves Linux' Baloney is Still Being Floated in the Media While Microsoft Attacks Linux With Patents, New Lawsuits Reported
- The Microsoft Botnet Goes Bonkers and ATMs Running Windows Spew Out Cash
- Black Duck Continues to Pile FUD on Free/Libre Software
- Links 30/9/2015: New Kernels, Nexus Devices
- Links 28/9/2015: Last News Catchup Before Resumption
On the last day of September, Mozilla pushed the first point release of the recently announced Mozilla Firefox 41.0 web browser to users worldwide, a hotfix build that patches five critical issues.
In a recent survey I conducted of government departments’ use and understanding of FOSS, I found that most officers are aware of open source. However, I also found that officers have a limited appreciation of the principles of transparency that open source software is based on. They are aware that FOSS is a low-cost, basically free, alternative to proprietary software, but are unaware of the strong intangible benefits it provides, such as those of process transparency .
RancherOS is a container-native operating system designed solely for running Docker containers. It’s one of 6 operating systems designed just for Docker and other container runtimes in active development.
On an operating system of that nature, you need containers for providing system-wide services other than running applications. They are called system containers in Project Atomic, a container-native OS developed by the folks at Fedora. In this linked-to blogged post, Ivan Mikushin from Rancher, the company developing RancherOS, shows how to use Docker Compose to create such system containers.
IBM is into “identifying disruptive technology that’s changing the industry,” according to Swanberg. Linux, he mentioned, is one of those very technologies that IBM supported that’s done just that. Additionally, IBM wants to “[identify] open technologies,” which Linux is yet also an example of. “Embracing open on the software front and the hardware front” is at the core of IBM’s future vision of innovation, and it appears as though it has struck a balance.
LG is announcing a new version of the Watch Urbane, the chunky Android Wear device it released this spring. The new version puts an ever so slightly bigger screen inside of a slightly smaller body. It's able to do that by building some of the watch's tech into its bands, which are no longer swappable. It's inside one of those bands that you'll find the most interesting addition to this model: a cellular radio. That makes it the first Android Wear watch to include cellular connectivity and LTE — though certainly not the first smartwatch to have those features.
I used to write manuals, so no doubt I consider documentation more important than most users. But whatever the reason, I am increasingly convinced that if desktop Linux applications are ever going to receive the attention they deserve, they need not only to have documentation, but to have the right sort as well.
Industrial Shields has launched a rugged 10.1-inch “HummTouch” touch-panel system that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 DualLite-based HummingBoard SBC.
Barcelona-based Industrial Shields has followed up on its earlier Raspberry Pi-based Touchberry Pi touch-panel PC with a HummTouch system based instead on the SolidRun HummingBoard Carrier Pro, which was previously announced as the HummingBoard Pro. Like other HummingBoards, including the new HummingBoard-Gate, the Pro runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6 SoC.