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Story Google Fixed GHOST Exploit in Chrome OS in 2014 and Didn't Tell Anyone Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 12:23pm
Story ESA implements open source based private cloud infrastructure Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 12:19pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 11:53am
Story A small note on window decorations Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:53am
Story PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:30am
Story Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:28am
Story Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:20am
Story Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:11am
Story Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 9:06am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2015 - 2:23am

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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A small note on window decorations

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Software
GNOME

If you have updated to the recently released GNOME development version, you may have noticed that some window decorations look slightly different. Of course it is quite normal for the theme to evolve with the rest of GNOME, but in this case the visual changes are actually the result of some bigger changes under the hood which deserve some more explanation.

It is well-known that GTK+ gained support for client-side decorations a while ago – after all, most GNOME applications were quick in adopting custom titlebars, which have become one of the most distinguished patterns of GNOME 3 applications. However it is less well-known that client-side decorations may also be used for windows with no custom decorations, namely when using GDK’s wayland backend.

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PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database

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Development
OSS

One of the most interesting trends in the computer world during the past few years has been the rapid growth of NoSQL databases. The term may be accurate, in that NoSQL databases don't use SQL in order to store and retrieve data, but that's about where the commonalities end. NoSQL databases range from key-value stores to columnar databases to document databases to graph databases.

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Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses

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Server
Ubuntu

In Canonical's sixth annual Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey, the company found -- no surprise -- that the enterprise is rapidly adopting the cloud. Further, the cloud is moving from "mostly development and testing to more production-grade workloads".
What kind of cloud? It's still heavily weighted to private clouds, which has 35 percent of users. The most popular platform for private cloud is OpenStack, which is used by 53 percent of users. At the same time, hybrid clouds are on the rise, at 20 percent, up from 15 percent last year. Indeed, the survey found that hybrid clouds are now almost as popular as public cloud, which is at 23 percent.

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Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Bill Gates is much more involved in philanthropy than Microsoft these days and he's done some great work regarding the eradications of certain diseases and to improve the quality of life in a number of third world countries. He's also inadvertently promoted Ubuntu, which is a Linux system.

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Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced

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-s

The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Michael Meeks said today that this release not only improves the visible features but also the foundations underneath.

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Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform

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OSS

Sphinx is a free, open source project written in Python and, not surprisingly, is really well suited for documenting Python projects. Now, before you harrumph “Meh, I code in which isn’t at all like Python!” be aware that Sphinx supports several other languages (C and C++ support is in development).

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today's leftovers

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Misc

BackBox Linux 4.1 released!

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GNU
Linux

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.1!

This release includes features such as Linux Kernel 3.13, EFI mode, Anonymous mode, LVM + Disk encryption installer, privacy additions and armhf Debian packages.

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Tough multi-display controller runs Linux on i.MX6

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Linux

MEN Micro unveiled the “CC10S,” a Linux-ready i.MX6 based multi-display controller board for touchscreens deployed in harsh, -40 to 85° C environments.

Imagine a humongous earth-moving rig prepping an oil shale site in North Dakota in the middle of January. You’re going to want a touchscreen with that, and it better be tough. The MEN Micro CC10S single board computer is designed for controlling 7- to 15-inch LCD touchscreens that must deal with the rough, tough stuff on a daily basis.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

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GNU

This is the second Libreboot laptop from Gluglug (a project of Minifree, Ltd.) to achieve RYF certification, the first being the Libreboot X60 in December 2013. The Libreboot X200 offers many improvements over the Libreboot X60, including a faster CPU, faster graphics, 64-bit GNU/Linux support (on all models), support for more RAM, higher screen resolution, and more. The Libreboot X200 can be purchased from Gluglug at http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.18.4, Devs Are Tracking the 3.19 Branch

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Linux
Ubuntu

A new Linux kernel has been made available for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and the developers are also tracking the current 3.19 branch of the kernel, which will eventually be adopted after it reaches a stable state.

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Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

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Server
Ubuntu

Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption.

Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the makeup of their cloud infrastructure and how it is being used.

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Papyros Is a Linux OS That Follows Google's Material Design and It Looks Stunning

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OS

Papyros is a new Linux distribution in the making that will use the Material Design style from Google. There is nothing to test so far, but the progress made by the developers is impressive and it's very likely that this will become one of the most interesting distros available.

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Variety Review – A Wallpaper Manager You Didn't Know You Wanted

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Reviews

Variety is an application that manages your wallpapers and is open source. You might ask, what's so special about that? Well, the truth is that you don't know you want one until you've actually tried it.

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DNF Plugins Extend The Functionality Of Fedora's Yum Successor

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Red Hat

With the upcoming Fedora 22 release due out in May, DNF is positioned to replace Yum as the default package manager.

While there's been many DNF articles on Phoronix in past months, one of the aspects not covered much to this point is the dnf-plugins-extra package that's in its very early stages. Version 0.0.3 of dnf-plugins-extras was released today as a collection of DNF plugins done by the community.

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CoreOS Releases Building Block For Distributed Systems

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Red Hat

Hyperscale Linux operating system specialist CoreOS said it is releasing its latest open source component for sharing and managing configuration data and other functions used in distributed systems.

San Francisco-based CoreOS announced its first stable release of etcd, or “etc distributed,” an open-source distributed key value store that provides the backbone of CoreOS clusters and the etcd clients that run on each machine in a cluster. “Our goal with etcd has been to make building and using distributed systems easier,” CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips said Wednesday (January 28) in announcing the release.

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