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VW scandal highlights irony of EPA opposition to vehicle software tinkering

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 04:53:07 AM
Strangely, however, the EPA is standing alongside automakers, including VW. They all oppose proposed regulations that would allow the public to circumvent copyright protections measures attached to vehicle software. Also known as "technological protection measures" (TPMs), automakers employ this copyright ruse toward the goal of making it a Digital Millennium Copyright Act violation to examine or tinker with the code in vehicle software. And, for the moment, it's all legal, and the EPA wants to keep it that way.

Disney's Linux Light Bulbs (Not a "Luxo Jr." Reboot)

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 03:55:56 AM
Last week, Disney announced its latest project: Linux Light Bulbs. Althoughit sounds like an adorable animated feature starring our favorite OS, it'sactually an exciting new networking technology. Of course, Linux plays acentral role.

Top Tips For Android Security

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:58:45 AM
Whenever someone asks me if a smartphone is truly secure, I find myself feeling vexed. On the one hand, anything that connects to the Internet could become a security concern. By the same token, if someone is aware of commonsense practices for avoiding data leakage and exploitation, then today's smartphones are very safe to use.

Updates to Firefox Accounts and Firefox Hello Beta

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:01:34 AM
The latest Firefox update is now available. This release includes minor updates to personalize your Firefox Account and adds a new functionality to Firefox Hello Beta. Firefox Accounts provides access to services like Firefox Sync to let you take browsing … Continue reading

Apple, Samsung, Phones and Software Patents: An Historical Perspective

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 01:04:23 AM
The injunction Apple obtained against Samsung regarding smartphones with "slide to unlock" and other features highlights Apple's reliance on software patents to stifle competition.

How Amazon Web Services crashed and rose again

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 12:07:12 AM
September 20th was a bad day for Amazon. For five hours, the East coast AWS was misbehaving. Here's why it happened and how AWS was restored to service.

Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 11:10:01 PM
Garth Braithwaite is a designer turned engineer turned hybrid of the two. He has worked as an engineer and user experience designer on several award-winning sites, applications, and open source projects.For four years, Garth has been working at Adobe on open source projects as a design and code contributor. These projects include Brackets, Topcoat, and Apache Flex. In addition to his work at Adobe, he also speaks at conferences about the power of design, improving designer/developer collaboration, and the benefits of open source. As part of this effort, Garth founded the Open Design Foundation.In this interview, get a sneak peak of his All Things Open talk: Open source is ugly: Improving UI and more

Red Hat CEO Optimistic on OpenStack Revenue Opportunity

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 10:12:50 PM
Red Hat continues to accelerate its growth thanks to an evolving mix of platform and infrastructure technology revolving around Linux and the cloud. Red Hat announced its second quarter fiscal 2016 financial results on September 21, once again exceeding expectations.

RoundCube installation on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 09:15:39 PM
This tutorial shows the installation of the latest RoundCube webmail on Debian 8. Roundcube is an easy to use webmail client with IMAP and SMTP support that can be extended with plugins. This tutorial contains an optional chapter that describes the steps to connect RoundCube ith the ISPConfig 3 Hosting Control Panel.

In the Seed of a Raspberry Is the Future of Linux

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 08:18:28 PM
Since the meeting I have fielded many Linux-related questions from parents that are members of the Raspberry Pi meetup, who were curious and wanting to know how they themselves could learn more about Linux. This curiosity was born from seeing their children playing with and using their Raspberry Pis and wanting to be a part of that experience.

Why is open source software more secure?

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 07:21:17 PM
In today's open source roundup: A redditor wants to know why open source software is more secure. Plus: Mozilla releases Firefox 41. And the Fedora 23 beta has been released.

Taking a spin with Dancer, the lightweight Perl web application framework

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 06:24:06 PM
Dancer is a lightweight web application framework for Perl, inspired by the Sinatra framework in Ruby. Dancer bills itself as simple and flexible, but powerful enough to run most any web application you can think more

What's New in Ubuntu 15.10

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 05:26:55 PM
Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is almost here, and users will surely ask what's new and why they should upgrade from a previous version. Well, it's not a difficult question to answer, and there is plenty of new stuff in Ubuntu 15.10, albeit not all of it visible.

How to earn respect as a leader

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 04:29:44 PM
In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization—especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of more

The Great Austin, Texas Linux Radio Advertising Campaign

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 03:32:33 PM
No one knew about Linux because Linux is free, as in cost. Why would anyone spend huge money to advertise a product when there would be no meaningful financial return on that investment? Ubuntu was, at least in my eyes; a glorious sunrise that would awaken the world to the legitimate presence of Linux. No more of this “one percent market share” baloney. Ubuntu would be the face and the unimaginably huge base for users who would propel Linux to mainstream awareness. Oh, what a glorious day that was, October 20th, 2004.

Fedora 23 Beta released!

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 02:35:22 PM
The Fedora 23 Beta is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release! Want to help make Fedora 23 be the best release ever, or just want to get a sneak peek? Download the prerelease from our Get... Continue Reading →

Firefox 41 Released with AdBlock Plus Memory Improvements and More

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 01:42:08 PM
Mozilla has just released the stable version of Firefox 41, bringing some pretty cool features like the ability to set up a profile picture for the Firefox account or some memory improvements for AdBlock Plus.

Mangaka Mou, TurnKey Linux 14 and Parsix Mumble

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 12:44:57 PM
Debian distros continue to roll

Linux doesn't get in my way

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 11:47:46 AM
My earliest computer experiences were in computer science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1974-75. At that time, UBC was one of a small group of institutions using Michigan Terminal System, a much nicer way to access the mainframe than IBM's various batch and timesharing more

The Security Wranglers of Fedora

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 10:43:53 AM
The deluge of software vulnerabilities creates challenges for system administrators, developers, and users. Although many vulnerabilities are corner cases that are often difficult to exploit and have limited effects, there are the occasional vulnerabilities that become front page news. Many... Continue Reading →

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Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.10 Edition Released with a Completely Redesigned Desktop

A few minutes ago, October 10, the Manjaro Community Team, through Bernhard Landauer, was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.10 operating system. Read more

New IBM Linux Servers Tap OpenPower Technology

IBM this week launched a new "LC" line of servers that infuse technologies from members of the OpenPower Foundation and are part of IBM's Power Systems portfolio of servers. The new Power Systems LC servers were designed based on technologies and development efforts contributed by OpenPower Foundation partners—including Canonical, Mellanox, Nvidia, Tyan and Wistron. Read more

Learning The Linux File System

Before we get started, let’s avoid any confusion. There are two meanings to the term “File System” in the wonderful world of computing: First, there is the system of files and the directory structure that all of your data is stored in. Second, is the format scheme that is used to write data on mass storage devices like hard drives and SSD’s. We are going to be talking about the first kind of file system here because the average user will interact with his or her file system every time they use a computer, the format that data is written in on their storage devices is usually of little concern to them. The many different file systems that can be used on storage is really only interesting to hardware geeks and is best saved for another discussion. Now that that’s cleared up, we can press on. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)

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