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  • Watch: Linus Torvalds Has His Name Written on a T-33 Fighter Jet Aircraft

    We reported a few days ago on a very interesting and awesome fact about the creator of the Linux kernel, Mr. Linus Torvalds, who apparently loves to go Zero-G in a T-33 fighter jet aircraft to relax in between kernel pulls, besides scuba diving.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.2 Release Candidate 3 with Updated Drivers

    Another Sunday, another Linux kernel release is available for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds a few minutes ago. The third Release Candidate version of the forthcoming Linux 4.2 kernel series is now ready for download.

  • Linux Foundation 'census' to assess planet's project population & health

    The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has launched The Census Project.

  • Make Music with these Sublime Open Source Tools

    Linux is an attractive platform for professional audio production. It is an extremely stable operating system that has good support for audio hardware. Using a Linux machine as the focus of your recording setup opens a world of possibilities for an affordable price.

    Software that creates music can often be expensive. The heavyweight Cubase, Apple LogicPro, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, and Sony ACID Pro are all impressive software music production environments. Unfortunately, they cost hundreds of dollars and are released under a proprietary software license. Fortunately, there is a good range of open source software that lets you produce professional quality recordings.

  • Fiber: Yet Another Web Browser For Qt/KDE

    Ken was even experimenting with ways for Fiber to potentially remove the address bar from his browser, but those experiments haven't panned out and instead will be complemented by many browser extensions. The design of Fiber are many extensions: everything down to basic navigational elements and bookmark handling will be through extensions.

  • Pisi Linux 1.2 is available!

    This confirms Megatotoro's finding: Pisi Linux is alive!

  • Another stable release, GlusterFS 3.5.5 is ready

    Packages for Fedora 21 are available in updates-testing, RPMs and .debs can be found on the main Gluster download site.

    This is a bugfix release. The Release Notes for 3.5.0, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.5.3 and 3.5.4 contain a listing of all the new features that were added and bugs fixed in the GlusterFS 3.5 stable release.

  • Red Hat Given “Outperform” Rating at Cowen and Company (RHT)
  • Company Shares of Red Hat, Inc. Rally 0.66%
  • Fedora Hubs and possible communication improvement suggestion

    Mostly Fedora has a plenty amazing services, but right now we suffering from a lack of integration to the desktop back and forth (between users – devs, and our infra and services between them) , and this doesn’t serving us well as I see. But Fedora .Next doesn’t stopped, it’s rolling like a thunder, and Mizmo Hub design can be our critical piece of the puzzle…

  • Announcing UbuContest 2015

    Canonical Ltd., the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first UbuContest today! We are excited to bring you an engaging, enlightening, community-organised competition, where the Ubuntu community brings forward innovative, creative and incredible apps, scopes and ideas for the converging Ubuntu world of the future. Contestants from all over the world will have until September 18, 2015 to build and publish their apps and scopes using the Ubuntu SDK and Ubuntu platform, starting today.

  • Canonical Announces the First UbuContest Event with Ubuntu Phones as Prizes

    Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, the UbuContest 2015 team, as well as the Ubucon Germany 2015 team are proud to announce the first UbuContest event.

  • Reach Technology Launches 7″ Linux Touchscreen Display Modules

    Reach Technology, Inc. a leader in Linux Touchscreen Display Modules, today launched a new 7″ Standard Resistive Display Module (Model: G2H2-7R) to help engineers add user interfaces that look like an iPad® or iPhone® (scrolling, sliding, transparencies, 3D graphics, and animations) to their medical or industrial products

  • doas - dedicated openbsd application subexecutor

    Talking with deraadt and millert, however, I wasn’t quite alone. There were some concerns that sudo was too big, running too much code in a privileged process. And there was also pressure to enable even more options, because the feature set shipped in base wasn’t big enough. Hurray, tension. It wasn’t the problem I was trying to solve, but it was an opening from which to launch my diabolical plan.

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  • KDevelop Checker Framework – pushed

    I’m pleased to announce that the KDevelop Checker Framework has been pushed to the KDevPlatform repository.

  • Fedora for Science (and the KDE desktop)

    Being an amateur Theoretical Physcist is alot of work, I searched just about everywhere for a scientific version of Linux, while I had previous, but short uses of Ubuntu and Mint proved them, to me, unsatisfying. So after more digging around I decided to look at Fedora, it seemed great, but I still needed the scientific software pre-installed so I don't have to go do more digging. After a small bit of reading I saw the spins, sounded intresting, but I needed more, then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the LABS page, it had everything from Art, to Cybersecurity, with all the applications pre-installed, I just had to go for it. You know what, it was completely worth it, it had a comprehensive library of everything, and after installing Libre Office, I was ready to go. It is safe to say that this got me HOOKED on linux, I adore having it dual booting on my Windows 7, so I can have a personal and scientific system. It runs on the modern and functional KDE desktop. One of the biggest pluses I found was that it ran on my 1920x1080 moniter right out of the box, without even running in render mode, or requiring drivers.

  • Unity 8 And Mir Has Received Interesting Improvements

    Canonical’s Kevin Gunn has recently announced that Unity 8 has received updates and enhancements, including UI improvements, code cleanups and better multi-monitor support via QtMir, LXC support for Xapps, work for the launcher parity has been done, some features landed in the Slim greeter, the preparations for implementing the Vulkan API from the Khronos Group have been made.

  • Bruce Schneier: IT Teams Need Cyberattack Response Planning More Than Prevention

    Schneier will give a keynote on “Attacks, Trends, and Responses” at LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon North America in Seattle, on Tuesday Aug.18, 2015. Here, he discusses the need for a conceptual shift on security and what organizations can do to better prepare for the - inevitable - cyberattack.

    Schneier has authored 12 books as well as hundreds of articles and essays. He writes a popular and respected newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” boasts more than 250,000 readers.

  • Sudo Replacement Hits the Tree

    As noted in the commit message, this is under active development.

  • And finally, Adobe’s afterthought

    Adobe must think Linux users are a bunch of retards.

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Once-theoretical crypto attack against HTTPS now verges on practicality

    Almost a third of the world's encrypted Web connections can be cracked using an exploit that's growing increasingly practical, computer scientists warned Wednesday. They said the attack technique on a cryptographic cipher known as RC4 can also be used to break into wireless networks protected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access Temporal Key Integrity Protocol.

  • Estonia to host first international cyber summer school

    The first international cyber security summer school will be held in Estonia next week.

    IT experts from the US, the UK and Estonia will investigate information security, and discuss, among other topics, how to keep data safe, how to safely share it and anonymize it.

    Speakers will come from Oxford University, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, the University of Tartu and the Tallinn-based NATO Cyber Defense Center of Excellence.

  • How to enable SSL for MySQL server and client
  • How to Setup Android/SmartPhone Test Farm (STF)
  • Point-And-Click Adventure 'The Apotheosis Project' Released On Steam For Linux

    The Apotheosis Project is a traditional point-and-click adventure game where you control two protagonists with supernatural powers, and the game is now available for Linux on Steam.

  • Laptops, PCs: Not Quite Dead Yet

    About six months ago, I placed tongue firmly in cheek and wrote satirically in FOSS Force about how we are entering the “pre-post-PC era” in technology. Depending on whom I’m talking to about this topic, sometimes I bring it up just to watch their eyes glaze over.

    But for all intents and purposes, I unequivocally believe that all the talk about desktops and laptops being obsolete is hilariously misguided nonsense.

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  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.2 Release Candidate 2
  • Linux 4.2-rc2 Kernel Released, Just Another Update
  • OS/2 HPFS File-System Now Has TRIM Support On Linux

    The High Performance File-System (HPFS) that was originally designed for the OS/2 operating system now has SSD TRIM support for its Linux kernel support while reading/writing from these old partitions.

    While I don't know of anyone off-hand still relying upon the OS/2 HPFS file-system support in Linux, it was updated in the post-merge-window (due to waiting on related patches, the original work was sent during the merge window but not committed) of the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window.

  • NVIDIA Opens Up OpenACC Toolkit, But Only For Academia

    NVIDIA is announcing today the release of a new OpenACC Toolkit for enhancing GPU computing, but sadly it's only free in the long-run for academia developers and researchers.

  • Two More GL4 Extensions Enabled In Mesa 10.7 Git For RadeonSI
  • Marek At AMD Has Been Finishing Up EGL 1.5 Support In Mesa

    The latest patches sent out by this prolific open-source Mesa developer over the past few years add exposing sRGB visuals to the DRI Gallium3D state tracker, adding EGL_KHR_gl_colorspace support, adding support for the new features to the DRI2 render query extension, and other changes.

  • KStars – A new look!

    With more than a month remaining, my Google Summer of Code project has almost come to an end! KStars is now able to display all 88 western constellations. I want to thank my mentor, Jasem, for helping me by making a dialog box that would display constellation images with parameters in real time. This made my job simpler by a very large margin. Instead of using mathematical equations to figure out the ‘best fit’ for an image, I have simplified the task by simply noting down the RA/DEC coordinate pairs for ‘midpoints’ of constellations from Stellarium. This helped me figure out ‘where’ to translate the image in the sky map. Then I played around with the position angle, width and height for each image so as to ‘best fit’ the constellation lines. I had to do this repetitively for 88 consecutive times, but this was still a much simpler solution. Lastly I replaced all the 88 images with transparent backgrounds, so as to avoid cutting neighbouring images by the black background which was previously present. KStars looks good now, and I feel happy seeing the results! Here’s the new look of KStars!

  • Marble 1.11.3 for Windows

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  • Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" RC2 Released

    The second release candidate to Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" is now available. Since Kodi 14.2 there have now been about 1,080 code changes so far towards this next major release.

  • Kodi Is Working On Chromium CEF Integration
  • DIY Net Player

    The cherry ear net player, based on raspberry pi and HifiBerry Amp+.

  • Top 30 Apps from the Tizen Store for first half 2015

    As we wave goodbye to the first half of 2015, we can report on the top 30 most popular apps from the Tizen Store of the first half of 2015. Much of these applications were the same as we’ve seen in May 2015 with the addition of games like Nitro Racer, Funny Face Changer, App Locker, Video Downloader and WhatsApp Status. Great progress has been made in the Tizen Store as its service coverage has recently expanded to 182 countries and the Samsung Z1 being released in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with over 1 Million handsets sold since January 2015.

  • Friday's security updates
  • Security advisories for Thursday
  • Encryption with backdoors is worse than useless -- it's dangerous

    Last week FBI Director James Comey testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about the use of encryption among terrorist groups. For anyone who understands the critical role that encryption plays in the Internet and our private data networks, many of the exchanges between Comey and the senators on the panel were not only revealing, but rather disturbing.

  • Hacking Team orchestrated brazen BGP hack to hijack IPs it didn’t own

    Spyware service provider Hacking Team orchestrated the hijacking of IP addresses it didn't own to help Italian police regain control over several computers that were being monitored in an investigation, e-sent among company employees showed.

  • Hacking Team email leaks show they were thinking about helping India hack RIM servers

    Try to cast your mind back to 2010/2011, BlackBerry maker, RIM, and India were at loggerheads after the state in India wanted access to RIM’s servers. India managed to get RIM to allow access to consumer messaging services but they wouldn’t give them access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Documents from the Hacker Team leak now show that Hacking Team were considering a proposal to the Indian government to better intercept data sent through RIM’s servers.

  • UA Cyber security expert and former longtime CIA officer breaks down big goverment data breach affecting millions
  • Feds: Hack affected 21.5 million people
  • Hacks of OPM databases compromised 22.1 million people, federal authorities say

    Two major breaches last year of U.S. government databases holding personnel records and security-clearance files exposed sensitive information about at least 22.1 million people, including not only federal employees and contractors but their families and friends, U.S. officials said Thursday.

  • Espionage Lessons from the OPM Hack

    It has almost been a month since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) infiltration was made public and shockwaves of the hack reverberates in Washington, D.C. and beyond. In response, officials have shut down the E-QIP background investigation system. Security and privacy professionals seem united in their demands that OPM director Katherine Archuleta be held accountable for the security lapses in the organization. Commenter after commenter diagnoses the problems in our systems, institutions, and infrastructure, demanding accountability and change. While we continue to extract negatives from the story of the OPM hack, three lessons emerge that might give us hope for a secure future.

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