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Godot open source game engine helps power the future in West Virginia

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 04:44:04 PM
Responding to a critical need for skilled technology and knowledge workers, the State of West Virginia recently established its first ever coding, app, and game design curriculum for its schools. Starting in the upcoming school year, students will be able to learn the skills required to design, implement, and release their own games, and open source will be pivotal to their development and more

Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:46:53 PM
On Monday an anonymous group ... claiming to have breached computer systems used by the Equation Group, a team of highly sophisticated cyberspies that the security firm Kaspersky found last year was hacking targets around the world and has been tied to the NSA based in part on evidence from the leaks of Edward Snowden.

How to design your project for participation

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:49:42 PM
Working openly means designing for participation. "Designing for participation" is a way of providing people with insight into your project, which you've built from the start to incorporate and act on that insight. Documenting how you intend to make decisions, which communication channels you’ll use, and how people can get in touch with you are the first steps in designing for more

Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 01:52:31 PM
OS and apps & data on different storage media? OopsWindows 10 Anniversary Update is crashing on some PCs employing a solid-state drive.…

Let's Encrypt: Why create a free, automated, and open CA?

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:55:20 PM
During the summer of 2012, Eric Rescorla and I decided to start a Certificate Authority (CA). A CA acts as a third-party to issue digital certificates, which certify public keys for certificate more

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:58:09 AM
Today, we’re releasing Google Duo -- a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. ... all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.

What’s new in IoTivity v2.0 (video)

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:00:58 AM
In an ELC talk in May, Vijay Kesavan of Intel’s Communication and Devices Group outlined plans to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems in IoTivity v2.0. In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT […]

Canonical Plans on Improving the Ubuntu Linux Terminal UX on Mobile and Desktop

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 10:03:47 AM
Canonical announced that they are planning on transforming the community developed Terminal app into a convergent Linux terminal that's easy to use on both mobile phones and tablets.

Is Fuschsia Google’s answer to Samsung’s Tizen?

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 09:06:36 AM
Google is prepping an open source “Fuchsia” OS that can target IoT, handhelds, and laptops. It uses a new “Magenta” kernel, based on the “LK” project. Google has posted GitHub code for an emerging operating system called Fuchsia, designed for a wide range of devices. Like Google’s Android, Chrome OS, and IoT-focused Brillo, Fuchsia is […]

Microsoft's compromised Secure Boot implementation

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 08:09:25 AM
There's been a bunch of coverage of this attack on Microsoft's Secure Boot implementation, a lot of which has been somewhat confused or misleading. Here's my understanding of the situation.

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Goes Stable with KDE Plasma 5.6.5 and Linux Kernel 4.6.5

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 07:12:14 AM
Softpedia was informed by the OpenMandriva team about the general availability of the final, production-ready release of the OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 operating system.

Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 06:15:03 AM
The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.

IBM Watson Researchers Share Tips for Serverless Computing on Mesos

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:17:52 AM
Serverless computing is the latest trend in cloud computing brought about by the enterprise shift to containers and microservices. Serverless computing platforms promise new capabilities that make writing scalable microservices easier and more cost effective, say IBM software engineer Diana Arroyo and research staff member Alek Slominski.

Google's brand new OS could replace Android

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 04:20:41 AM
webOS, BeOS and Android heritage. The source code of Google's latest operating system has emerged, and it looks like all new code from the ground up.

Podcasting patent troll fights EFF on appeal, hoping to save itself

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:23:30 AM
The owner of a patent on podcasting is hoping to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.Personal Audio and its owner, Jim Logan, lost their patent last year after lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation showed the US Patent and Trademark Office that various types of Internet broadcasts pre-date the patent, which claims a 1996 priority date.

How To Disable An Internal Built In Keyboard or Touchpad in Linux

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:26:19 AM
If you do a Google search about it, most of the forum replies are telling people that there is no way you can disable a keyboard or touchpad from Linux. This is not true, at all. Pretty much ANY piece of hardware can be disabled in Linux via the command line.

Automatically Deploy Build Images with Travis

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 01:29:08 AM
This is the third and last tutorial in our series about creating CICD pipelines with Docker containers. Part one focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images, and part two used the online Travis-ci platform to automate the process of running those units tests.

4MParted 19.0 Distrolette Now In Beta, Based on 4MLinux 19.0 and GParted 0.26.1

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:31:57 AM
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today about the availability of the first public Beta release of the upcoming 4MParted distrolette people can use to partition disk drives independent of a computer OS.

Maui 1 Screenshot Tour

Monday 15th of August 2016 11:34:46 PM
Maui will continue as the full desktop version of the previously Kubuntu-based Netrunner line. What basically equals Netrunner+1 is simply released under the new name 'Maui 1'. Being based on KDE neon, Maui also marks the transition to an LTS base, where some parts are receiving regular updates during its life cycle (so called 'partially rolling'). The main parts which will be kept up-to-date are Plasma, Frameworks and KDE Applications, single ones like Firefox and Thunderbird, plus anything that gets updated on Xenial via backporting. This allows us to frequently release updated ISOs shipping the latest KDE software.

Compilation and Installation of PSAD for IPFire firewall

Monday 15th of August 2016 10:37:35 PM
This article is about compilation and installation of PSAD (Port Scan Attack Detector) for IPFire (Linux based firewall). However, a development environment for the IPFire will be setup for the compilation of new plugin (PSAD in this case).

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

Today, August 25, 2016, Red Hat announced that version 7.3 of its powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is now in development, and a Beta build is available for download and testing. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta brings lots of improvements and innovations, support for new hardware devices, and improves the overall security of the Linux kernel-based operating system used by some of the biggest enterprises and organizations around the globe. Among some of the major new features implemented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 release, we can mention important networking improvements, and support for Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules (NVDIMMs). Read more Also: CentOS 6 Linux OS Receives Important Kernel Security Update from Red Hat Release of Red Hat Virtualization 4 Offers New Functionality for Workloads

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now

The Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 releases are now available to download. You know the drill by now: {num} Ubuntu flavors, some freshly pressed ISOs, plenty of new bugs to find and no guarantees that things won’t go boom. Read more Also: Ubuntu 16.10 Beta Launches for Opt-in Flavors, Adds GCC 6.2 and LibreOffice 5.2

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PC-BSD Becomes TrueOS, FreeBSD 11.0 Reaches RC2

  • More Details On PC-BSD's Rebranding As TrueOS
    Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS. PC-BSD has been offering "TrueOS Server" for a while now as their FreeBSD-based server offering. But around the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 release they are looking to re-brand their primary desktop download too now as TrueOS.
  • FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 Arrives With Fixes
    The second release candidate to the upcoming FreeBSD 11 is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 ships with various bug fixes, several networking related changes, Clang compiler fixes, and other updates. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a plethora of other work. Those not yet familiar with FreeBSD 11 can see the what's new guide.