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Story BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install Mohd Sohail 31/01/2015 - 8:37am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 5:32am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 2:47am
Story Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 1:57am
Story Plex Media Server Review – The Ultimate Steaming Server Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 7:21pm
Story CoreOS Co-Founder Alex Polvi Talks Containers, Rocket vs. Docker, and More Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 7:15pm
Story PfSense 2.2 Open Source Firewall Receives Important Security Update Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 7:01pm

BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install

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backbox 4.1 released to download and install

BackBox is a free Linux Operating System based on the most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu. BackBox provides penetration testing, incident responce, computer forensics and intelligence gathering tools. The latest Release 4.1 includes many interesting changes.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Red Hat
Ubuntu

The latest distribution I tried on the X1 Carbon (and the OS I'll ultimately use for running the X1 Carbon in a production capacity as my main system) is Fedora 21. Fedora 21 booted up on the X1 Carbon wonderfully without any issues aside from the trackpoint button clicks being wonky (though the button clicks in the corner of the trackpad works fine). Fedora 21 with Wayland also ran fine on this system with Intel HD Graphics 5500. Overall, it was a pleasant experience without any major problems.

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Plex Media Server Review – The Ultimate Steaming Server

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Plex Media Server is a media center application that allows users to stream video and audio content to local and remote clients, such as mobile devices or smart TVs. We now take a closer look at this powerful server and client and see what's the fuss all about.

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CoreOS Co-Founder Alex Polvi Talks Containers, Rocket vs. Docker, and More

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Linux
Reviews

CoreOS has gained notoriety over the past few years as the creator of a new Linux distribution designed for massive, Google-scale server deployments. The company's star has risen along with the popularity of Linux containers -- a key component of CoreOS -- and their open source components are being widely incorporated by companies on the bleeding edge of distributed computing.

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PfSense 2.2 Open Source Firewall Receives Important Security Update

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PfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD that has been built to be used as a firewall and router. A new iteration has been released and the distro now sports the 2.2 version number.

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Linux-Powered Librem 15 Laptop Crowdfunding Campaign Is a Major Success

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Linux

Librem 15 is a new Linux-powered laptop that will ship with completely free applications, drivers, and kernel. The crowdfunding campaign for this laptop is almost over and it has been a resounding success.

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Black Swift, the tiny wireless computer is on Kickstarter

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Linux

Another beautiful board is coming to kickstarter: it’s tiny and powerful. Black Swift runs on OpenWRT Linux, and it can be programmed in a bunch of languages, ranging from C/C++ to PHP, Python, Perl, and Bash scripting (there’s also a Node.js port).

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Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks

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GCC 4.9.2 and LLVM Clang 3.5.0 were benchmarked using the packages provided on Fedora 21 x86_64. The same Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was used for all of the benchmarks, the first Broadwell laptop/ultrabook at Phoronix and it features the Core i7 5600U that's dual-core with Hyper Threading and tops out at 3.20GHz. Fedora 21 was running with the Linux 3.17.8 kernel while testing each of the provided compilers.

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HAMMER2 File-System Is Still Slowly Coming Together

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BSD

Back when DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system development began being publicized, it was believed it wasn't going to be ready until at least 2013. Fast forward two years, HAMMER2 isn't yet used by default on this BSD operating system and it's still being actively developed.

As we haven't heard much about HAMMER2 in quite some times, I was looking through the DragonFlyBSD HAMMER2 Git commits and happy to see this BTree-based file-system succeeding the original HAMMER FS is still being pursued. HAMMER2 has shipped in DragonFlyBSD since version 3.8.0 but is not considered production ready.

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Google’s Project Ara Open Source Smartphone to Debut in Puerto Rico This Year

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Google
OSS

Google sold Motorola to Lenovo, but retained the Advanced Research and Projects (ATAP) R&D group that runs the project. ATAP recently showed off a second generation prototype of the Ara phone, and earlier this month, Google announced plans to launch a 2015 pilot program in Puerto Rico. Project Ara has also recently attracted some interesting technology partners, including battery maker SolidEnergy, audio experts Sennheiser, and health accessory designer Lapka.

Together with ATAP's Project Tango for developing 3D sensing phones, Project Ara represents Google's vision for the smartphone future. The timing seems right, as the Android smartphone scene is looking a bit moribund compared to hot-ticket technologies like wearables, drones, and home automation.

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Jolla Tablet running Linux-based Sailfish OS enters second round on Indiegogo with 64GB model

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Finnish startup Jolla is looking to crowdsource a new 64GB version of its tablet on Indiegogo, following the original campaign a few months ago.

For those unfamiliar with this project, Jolla aims to bring a new platform to the market with its tablet, which runs a Linux-based operating system called Sailfish OS.

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NI to help CERN adopt 64bit Linux

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Linux

European lab CERN is working to standardise 64bit Linux as the operating system for all if its control systems, according to test firm National Instruments (NI).

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LibreOffice 4.4 Released, How To Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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libreoffice 4.4 released install in ubunt/linux mint

LibreOffice and open source office suit releasedLibreOffice 4.4 that is said to have the most beautiful changes ever. LibreOffice is a must app that has lots of features that makes office work in Linux easier. Let's see the new features and how we can Install/Upgrade to LibreOffice 4.4 in Ubuntu Vivid  Vervet, Trusty Tahr etc. and Linux Mint Rebecca, Qiana etc.
 
 
 
 
 

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How I landed a job in open source

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OSS

I have been working in the computer business for over 40 years, but the best years have been the last 17 or so working with Linux and open source software. I got into the computer business unintentionally and kind of sideways, but that is a whole other story. I'll tell you about how I got into open source and Linux semi-intentionally and also kind of sideways.

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Camera App for Ubuntu Touch Gets Major Improvements – Gallery

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is almost ready, but some of the core apps are still updated. The camera app recently received an upgrade and numerous features have been added.

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Google Fixed GHOST Exploit in Chrome OS in 2014 and Didn't Tell Anyone

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Google
Security

Details about a GLIBC vulnerability were published a couple of days ago by a company called Qualys, and the distributions using it have already received patches. Now, it seems that Google knew about this problem, patched it in ChromeOS a year ago, and forgot to say anything to anyone.

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ESA implements open source based private cloud infrastructure

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OSS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has implemented a private cloud infrastructure to offer IT services to its user communities. The datacentre in Frascati, Italy, is already operational, while a second datacentre in Darmstadt, Germany, has just been completed.

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