Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 1 hour 47 min ago
Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu, has been fending off criticism from privacy advocates because the desktop search tool in recent versions of the operating system also searches the Internet. That means if you're searching your desktop for a file or application, you might also see results from Amazon or other websites.One person who dislikes Canonical's search tool is Micah Lee, a technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who maintains the HTTPS Everywhere project and is CTO of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Lee set up a website called "Fix Ubuntu," which provides instructions for disabling the Internet search tool.
After over a year of development (including the beta release and several release candidates to get everything polished up) we're proud to announce the availability of the new stable release. You'll find updates throughout the system, with the latest compilers and development tools, and recent versions of applications, window managers, desktop environments, and utilities. The Linux kernel is updated to version 3.10.17 (part of the 3.10.x kernel series that will be getting long-term support from the kernel developers). The x86_64 version of Slackware also adds support for installing and booting on systems running UEFI firmware.
Overheating may become serious enough to cause permanent damage on your hardware. So watch out for any overheating issue in your system. Even better, have temperature monitoring system in place, so that you will be alerted if system temperature suddenly goes up. This tutorial describes how to monitor system temperature on Linux.
Something exciting in the Joomlasphere has been brewing the past few months and today, the Joomla project announces the release of Joomla 3.2.0.
You have no direct ability to correct change. You can request changes from your vendor. They might integrate it into a new future release. They might release a one off patch just for you. Well, guess what, you’re now your own special and unique snowflake in their world and that locks you in even further.
We've seen the CEOs of Microsoft, Blackberry, Nokia and Acer go down this year and it's not a coincidence. The industry has shifted and changing CEOs is a desperate attempt to stem the tide. What we are seeing is the scenario defined in Clayton Christensen's Innovator's Dilemma playing out for us as smartphones and tablets redefine the industry and old guard companies struggle to change.
Android 4.4 contains a fix for yet another – albeit weaker variant – of the so-called MasterKey bug that first surfaced in July.
Race The Sun is a high-speed game that uses simple controls and is set in a procedurally generated world.
Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact.
Project CARS from Slightly Mad Studios has been confirmed to be heading our way. We will be getting some AAA racing!
Oracle will no longer be supporting Glassfish Java Enterprise Edition Server business users.
Today in Open Source: Celebrate the diversity of Linux. Plus: An easy way to customize Android, and a tour of Ubuntu Touch 1.0
I wasn't sure if you had had enough of Metro: Last Light yet, so I quickly made a GOL Cast of it to show you the incredible world of post-apocalyptic Moscow. I also decided to shoot some mutants with a shotgun while I was at it, though the situation got pretty hairy.
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/pub/files/Ridcully/dr_tony_young.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 7-Nov-2013[/b]This is a description of a long and involved process which shows how difficult and frustrating it can be to have a VoIP modem running, free of problems. Originally appearing in LXer forums, it has now been updated and expanded.
Ubuntu 13.10 has been hit by a problem that is affecting more and more users and that renders the operating system almost useless.
There’s a major issue with SSH’s default behaviour. You are only connected with the remote machine after you’ve manually entered the password which rules it out for any tasks you want to run unattended. Or does it?
I recently covered the release of Dropbox platform and my thoughts on the impending cloud storage lock-in. I was also fortunate enough to run across what the guys over at NimbusBase are doing over the weekend. They seem to be the answer to the open API for mobile and web applications, providing a cross-cloud storage layer and a GPL reference implementation while they do it. I also penned a few thoughts on their model.
Presto is a distributed SQL query engine developed in-house at Facebook that they use for scouring their 300+ petabytes of data at the social network company. Facebook uses Hadoop clusters but Hive and other existing open-source tools didn't provide the low-latency results the company wanted, so a team set to develop Presto.
Axiomtek and Nexcom each announced Linux-friendly 3.5-inch single board computers built with dual- or quad-core Intel Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) system-on-chips. The Nexcom EBC 355 and Axiomtek CAPA841 SBCs each feature dual gigabit Ethernet ports, dual Mini-PCI Express slots, and dual display capabilities with HDMI, VGA, and LVDS interfaces, plus support for extended temperature operation.
gpodder.net is a libre web service that allows you to manage your podcast subscriptions and discover new content. If you use multiple devices, you can synchronize subscriptions and your listening progress.