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Black Hat USA 2014: Talking botnets and ad campaigns

Friday 8th of August 2014 04:07:30 AM
Botnets are becoming more sophisticated and White Ops' Michael Tiffany spells out what that means for the advertising campaigns they've been targeting

From bench scientist to open science software developer

Friday 8th of August 2014 03:10:19 AM
When I was at school, computers were only really just beginning to show their promise and few people had Internet access. I remember begging my Mum for a ZX Spectrum and using it to write basic code to draw things on the screen. From then on I was hooked, but didn’t really know if there were careers programming computers, and it wasn’t at all clear whether this was of any use if I wanted to do scientific research. As I moved to a much faster Amiga 500 Plus, I continued to enjoy programming as a hobby and loved writing simulations to understand mathematics and physical phenomena.

Linux Terminal: Reptyr attach a running process to a new terminal

Friday 8th of August 2014 02:13:08 AM
If, like me, you work on terminals connected via ssh to remote computer/server you are probably used to tmux and screen and so it’s not a problem if you have to close your session, as you’ll be able to easily re-connect when you need it, but sometimes you could forget about using one of these utility.

Russian Ministry of Health to Replace Microsoft and Oracle Products with Linux and PostgreSQL

Friday 8th of August 2014 01:15:57 AM
The Russian government is considering the replacement of Microsoft and Oracle products with Linux and open source counterparts, at least for the Ministry of Health.

Flock 2014 Day One: The State of Copr

Friday 8th of August 2014 12:18:46 AM
Miloslav Suchy delivered a report on the state of Copr yesterday at Flock that demonstrated just how far a service can go in one year. Work on Copr, the lightweight build service for contributor packages that aren’t yet in Fedora officially, started less than a year ago. But the service is already hosting more than 250GB of data and has churned out more than 25,000 builds!

Scale like Twitter with Apache Mesos

Thursday 7th of August 2014 11:21:35 PM
Twitter has shifted its way of thinking about how to launch a new service thanks to the Apache Mesos project, an open source technology that brings together multiple servers into a shared pool of resources. It's an operating system for the data center.

Bodhi 2 update management infrastructure to land after Fedora 21 release

Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:24:24 PM
Day 1 of Flock 2014 saw a talk from Fedora Infrastructure developer Luke Macken on the evolution of the Fedora update infrastructure, notably the Bodhi update system Fedora employs to manage package updates. A video of this talk is available here.

Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

Thursday 7th of August 2014 09:27:13 PM
The Amazon "shopping suggestions" feature built into Ubuntu desktops does not violate consumer protections under European and UK privacy law. That’s according to the Information Commissioner following a complaint lodged by a Ubuntu blogger over Ubuntu’s controversial Shopping Lens.

How Zorin OS got a distrohopper to stop hopping

Thursday 7th of August 2014 08:30:02 PM
In today's open source roundup: Zorin OS made a distrohopper finally stop hopping. Plus: The Linux foundation promotes Automotive Grade Linux, and Codestarters converts Chromebooks into Ubuntu development computers for kids.

Installation And Configuration Of RainLoop Webmail Client With Nginx On Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:32:51 PM
This document describes how to install and configure Rainloop on Ubuntu 14.04. We will use nginx as web server. Rainloop is a popular free Open Source Web Application primarily written in PHP. It offers users a swift and contemporary web interface for accessing emails on a majority of commonly used domain mail providers such as Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail, in addition to local mail servers. Rainloop also doubles up as a Mail User Agent (MUA) by accessing domain mail via IMAP/ SMTP protocols. This tutorial explains the process of installing Rainloop Webmail on an Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Private Server using Nginx and MariaDB.

Tiny Linux-ready ARM9 module targets secure IoT

Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:35:40 PM
Lantronix launched an IoT-oriented “PremierWave SE1000? module with an ARM9 CPU, Fast Ethernet, a CGI-ready web server, security features, and a Linux SDK. The PremierWave SE1000 computer-on-module is intended for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications with Ethernet and IPv6 requirements. The COM integrates an IPv6-ready TCP/IP stack, as well as a CGI-capable web server that “transforms a standalone device into a networked product that can be managed remotely via a standard web browser,” says Lantronix. Users can remotely monitor and collect information from the device in real-time and send it to dynamic web pages, says the company.

First Update to KDE Frameworks 5

Thursday 7th of August 2014 05:21:00 PM
KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numberous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different frameworks adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews, for a full list see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version and support has been added for AppStream files.To code with Frameworks read the API documentation and install them with Linux distro binary packages or grab the source code directly.

5 new OpenStack tips and walkthroughs

Thursday 7th of August 2014 04:23:49 PM
Building your own cloud can get complex very quickly with all of the various components you need to consider. Sometimes, we all need just a little help. We've collected eight of the best new tips, tricks, and guides in this month's edition of our OpenStack tutorial roundup. Enjoy, and remember, the official documentation for OpenStack is your friend, too.read more

Christian Schaller talks the future of Fedora Workstation at Flock 2014

Thursday 7th of August 2014 03:26:38 PM
“The desktop is not dying!” cries Christian Schaller as he dives into his talk on the Fedora Workstation. In a throwback to the old saw about the Year of Linux […]

Real debate between citizens and officials with DemocracyOS

Thursday 7th of August 2014 02:29:27 PM
One of the biggest barriers to open government is the decline in citizen participation. Far too many voters believe that their ideas and opinions don’t matter to, or won’t reach the ears of, those in power.read more

How to create a time lapse video with Raspberry Pi

Thursday 7th of August 2014 01:32:16 PM
After installing a Pi camera module and capturing pictures and videos with raspistill and raspivid commands, I wanted to create a time lapse video of the nice scenery that I have in the back of my apartment. For those who don't know what it is, time-lapse video (or often-called time-lapse photography) is a shooting technique.

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:35:05 PM
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:35:05 PM
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

Computer Dating, Linux Style

Thursday 7th of August 2014 11:37:54 AM
Eventually, you come to realize that there’s more to life than Bash scripts and LAN parties with your Linux geek buddies. Well, maybe you do…or maybe not. If you do, you might decide to put yourself back on the dating market. Where do you start? I think we can all agree to rule out LUG meetings, Linux Foundation events and the laundromat. The ratio for men to women at these locations is bleak.

Flock 2014 Prague: Live Streaming & IRC Links – Day 1

Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:40:43 AM
Flock, the Fedora Contributor Conference, started this morning in Prague, the Czech Republic, and you can attend – no matter where in the world you are. (Although admittedly, depending on […]

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Mozilla Unveils $33 Intex Cloud FX Smartphone

Mozilla is targeting first time smartphone buyers who haven’t yet upgraded their basic feature phones because of high prices or technology specifications. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jane Hsu, director of product marketing at Mozilla based in Taiwan, explains how the company was able to bring down the cost of smartphones and discusses Mozilla’s future plans. Read more

Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance

The group is one of the more diverse consortiums, with members ranging from consumer electronics and chipset manufacturers to retailers and service providers. Primarily, work revolves around the AllJoyn open-source framework, which AllSeen said acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact. Read more

Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop

The simple fact is that Linux has changed the world and been a tremendous success outside the desktop, and there is nothing wrong with that. Android is hardly the only Linux-based platform that has made a big mark. Linux is huge on servers, in embedded technology, and is a constant prompt for innovation on emerging platforms. Ubuntu is the most popular platform for building OpenStack deployments on. Supercomputers all over the world run Linux, and Chrome OS is based on it. So Linux is making a huge difference globally, and it is time for detractors to stop focusing exclusively on its status on the desktop. Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • Kid3 Tag Editor 3.1.1 Lands with New Options
    Kid3 audio tag editor, a tool that can be used to edit the tags of MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MPC & WMA files in an efficient way, convert between ID3v1 and ID3v2, set the tags of multiple files, generate tags from file names or vice versa and import from freedb, MusicBrainz and Disco, is now at version 3.1.1
  • Vi IMproved
  • Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs
    The desktop environment with its bundle of programs sharing a common graphical user interface (GUI) remains a firm favorite with users. Not surprising really given that a good desktop environment makes computing fun and simple. The graphical desktop environment has become so ingrained in almost everyone's computer activities that it might seem the command line will wither away. Yet, there is still an important role to play for the humble command-line interface (CLI).
  • seq: Count up, count down
  • minime: The 9.8K text editor
  • Opera 25 Development Release For Linux