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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Officially Released as a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:15:01 AM
The OpenMandriva community, through Kate Lebedeff, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Linux operating system.

Supreme Court won’t weigh in on Oracle-Google API copyright battle

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 09:17:50 AM
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections. Here is how we described the issue in our earlier coverage:

The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 08:20:39 AM
An interview with Debian Project Leader Neil McGovern about his GNOME-based setup. Neil also discusses his love of IRC.

Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 07:23:28 AM
Adlink’s “Matrix MXE-100i” gateway runs Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options. The Matrix MXE-100i is a spinoff of the Matrix MXE-200i gateway computer announced by Adlink in February. Like the MXE-200i, the identically sized, 120 x 100 x 55mm MXE-100i comes preloaded with a Linux-based Internet of Things gateway software stack from Intel subsidiary Wind River, called Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 06:26:17 AM
The hardest thing about Debian? Getting the right ISO in the first place. Once you get over that hurdle you will find it is easy to install, even on UEFI based machines and there is a good selection of software available. Getting things like Flash and MP3 audio working is simple and the stability and performance is good.

Public warning: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi password with your friends' friends

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 05:29:06 AM
Give the key to pal ... and it'll be sent to their FB mates, too. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.

What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 04:31:55 AM
... we need cybersecurity. It’s important. And what we’re getting isn’t working. Because what we call cybersecurity isn’t security.

Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 03:34:44 AM
CIOs and IT leaders can and should lead digital education within their organization, but they need to bring more to the table than their IT skills alone. Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat, reveals what's working within his own IT org - and where they still need to go.

Red Hat: 2015:1199-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 02:37:33 AM
Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 01:40:22 AM
Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 12:43:11 AM
Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

Has Google become Microsoft?

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 11:46:00 PM
In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible. Read more

Ubuntu Software Center Is Really Hated by the Community, but Why?

Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This is interesting in itself, but this editorial is about another aspect. From the looks of it, a very large part of the Ubuntu and Linux community really hates the Ubuntu Software Center. Read more

Wine Announcement

The Wine development release 1.7.48 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - Fleshed out OpenMP implementation. - I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime. - Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite. - More support for OpenGL core contexts. - Various bug fixes. Read more

Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Three QEMU vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems by Canonical. Read more