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Quick look: PC-BSD 10.0.3

Thursday 16th of October 2014 04:54:25 AM
PC-BSD 10.0.3 is based on FreeBSD 10. This release of PC-BSD includes Cinnamon 2.2.14, Chromium 37.0.2062.94, Nvidia driver 340.24, bug fixes for the AppCafe UI, support for full disk encryption, and a number of other bug fixes and improvements. You can read a full list of changes in the PC-BSD 10.0.3 release notes.

"opensource imp" is a new Linux-based small computer device

Thursday 16th of October 2014 03:57:14 AM
imp is a small inexpensive box based on the Odroid U3

Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat

Thursday 16th of October 2014 03:00:03 AM
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries: Poodle. If you're using the popular OpenSSL open source cryptography library, you have more to worry about than the recently disclosed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) vulnerability, project devs have warned.

Canonical Details Plans for Unity 8 Integration in Ubuntu Desktop

Thursday 16th of October 2014 02:02:52 AM
The Ubuntu desktop flavor hasn't been the developers' focus for some time now, but that is going to change very soon. The new Desktop Team Manager at Canonical, Will Cooke, has talked about the future of the Unity desktop and laid out the plans for the next few Ubuntu versions.

Plasma 5.1 Brings Back Many Popular Features

Thursday 16th of October 2014 01:05:41 AM
Today, KDE releases Plasma 5.1, the first release containing new features since the release of Plasma 5.0 this summer. Plasma 5.1 sports a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Thanks to the feedback of the community, KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.0 Breeze style, re-addition of popular features such as the Icon Tasks taskswitcher and improved stability and performance.

Short Stack: OpenStack Juno Release Candidate 2, EMC grabs Cloudscaling and OpenStack makes smarter data centers

Thursday 16th of October 2014 12:08:30 AM
This week, we look at the release of OpenStack Juno, RC2 (it won't be long now), EMC jumping on the OpenStack bandwagon with Cloudscaling purchase and how OpenStack makes for a more intelligent data center.

Linus Torvalds Regrets Alienating Developers with Strong Language

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 11:11:19 PM
Linus Torvalds talked today at the LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, a conference organized by the Linux Foundation that reunites all the big names in the open source world. He answered a lot of questions and he also talked about the effects of the strong language he uses in the mailing list.

Five open source alternatives to popular web apps

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 10:14:08 PM
Remember when Sun Microsystems proclaimed that "the network is the computer"? Many people guffawed at that proclamation. What was once a clever slogan is now a reality thanks to the proliferation of web-based applications.read more

How to check hard disk health on Linux using smartmontools

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 09:16:57 PM
If there is something that you never want to happen on your Linux system, that is having hard drives die on you without any warning. Backups and storage technologies such as RAID can get you back on your feet in no time, but the cost associated with a sudden loss of a hardware device can […]Continue reading...The post How to check hard disk health on Linux using smartmontools appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to monitor power usage in Linux How to monitor system temperature on Linux How to install and configure Nagios on Linux What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux

Women in Open Source award open for nominations

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 08:19:46 PM
We are proud to announce that Red Hat is now accepting nominations for the Women in Open Source Award. This award is the first of its kind, created to shine a spotlight on women making important contributions to an open source project, to the open source community, or through the use of open source methodology.read more

What you need to know about the SSLv3 “POODLE” flaw (CVE-2014-3566)

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 07:22:35 PM
Good morning everyone! Another security vulnerability is hitting the tech (and mainstream!) press, and we want to make Fedora users get straight, simple information. This one is CVE-2014-3466, and the […]

Free Bassel Khartabil

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 06:25:24 PM
Apparently, working for a free and open Internet also caught the attention of the Syrian government, which sadly wasn’t as enamored with Bassel’s work as was Foreign Policy magazine. On March 15, 2012, Bassel was detained in a wave of arrests in the Mazzeh district of Damascus, Syria.

Developer of Stella, the best CentOS-based distro for the desktop, not looking to create a CentOS 7 version any time soon

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 05:28:13 PM
There was a time when Nux, developer of the best CentOS spin for desktops, was game for producing a Stella 7. But looking at the Stella forums today, that doesn’t seem likely. No matter, with the Nux 'dextop' repo, you can have a CentOS desktop with most of the packages that are hard to find anywhere else.

The Divisive Linux Community

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 04:31:02 PM
Linux users find a lot to argue about, from audio tools to gaming to proprietary code.

Self-documentation of code

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 03:33:51 PM
The inadequacy or lack of documentation of software is a recurring issue. This applies just as often to proprietary software as it does to free software. Documentation of code has two main purposes: to make the code readable for other programmers, and to make the code useable. Good documentation of free software is vital for users, and contributing to the documentation (or translation to a minority language) of a free software project is a good way to get involved for those who don’t know where to start, or how to program, and want to know how it’s done. The problem is a shortage of recruits.

Anonabox bundles OpenWrt with Tor for anonymous Web browsing

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 02:36:40 PM
It is designed to sit between your computer and your home router and route all traffic through Tor. At its size, two anonaboxes can fit inside a pack of cigarettes.

Open Software's Thousand Eyes: A Misunderstood Claim

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 01:42:16 PM
Recent high-profile defects do not support the view that open source is less secure than closed source.

The beginning of the people's Web: 20 years of Netscape

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 12:45:05 PM
In 1994, only geeks, techies and nerds were using the Web, and then along came Netscape and nothing would be the same.

The Linux Setup - Eric Hameleers, Slackware Linux

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 11:47:54 AM
An interview with Eric Hameleers, one of Slackware's core developers. He discusses his love of KDE and why Slackware puts users first by trusting in their intelligence.

Tiny $51 Tor router runs OpenWRT

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 10:50:43 AM
A Kickstarter project called “Anonabox” offers a tiny Tor router for anonymous Internet use, running OpenWRT Linux on a MediaTek MT7620n WiFi chipset. The Anonabox is a “completely open source and open hardware” networking device that provides anonymous Internet access and encryption, says Chico, Calif.-based project leader August Germar on the Anonabox Kickstarter page. The […]

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GNOME 3.15.1

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