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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:28:10 AM
Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

DevStack Ceph, OpenStack Paris Summit voting, and more

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:30:59 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Factory-fresh delivery: Get your OpenSUSE fix daily

Monday 4th of August 2014 11:33:48 PM
Open-sourcers running OpenSUSE’s development have adopted a browser-based model of development for their beloved distro. From now on, daily builds of new versions of OpenSUSE are to be developed and released for immediate testing.

Manage Yubikeys for LUKS encryption with privacyIDEA

Monday 4th of August 2014 10:36:37 PM
So today we will show, how you can manage many yubikeys for many notebooks using privacyIDEA. privacyIDEA is an authentication system for two factor authentication - usually with OTP devices. In a recent version privacyIDEA started to not only answer authentication request, but it was also enhanced to be able to define client machines and add information, which authentication device could be used for an application on a client machine.

MongoHQ, GoGrid Partner on MongoDB Big Data Storage

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:39:26 PM
MongoHQ and GoGrid have announced a "1-Button Deploy" Big Data solution based on MongoDB, the load-balanced NoSQL database storage platform. MongoHQ and GoGrid have partnered to deliver a turnkey NoSQL MongoDB storage solution, which they say will make it easier to perform Big Data analytics with no major investment in time or resources.

More Linux Gamers Now Use Steam Despite Apparent Drop in Percentages

Monday 4th of August 2014 08:42:15 PM
The Steam for Linux rate of adoption has dropped somewhat in comparison with the previous month, but it still holds around 1.1%.

Eight Steps to Eliminating Security Risks in WordPress

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:45:04 PM
The open-source WordPress blog and content management system platform is widely deployed around the world and powers some of the most popular sites on the Internet. WordPress' popularity has also made it a target for attackers. -

Samba patch fixes critical vulnerability

Monday 4th of August 2014 06:47:53 PM
The latest in a recent series of updates to the Samba file system software fixes a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker on the local network to take control of a host running a vulnerable version of the Samba nmbd NetBIOS name services daemon.

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The Curious Case of Raspberry Pi Consumerism

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Google Chrome 38 Beta Brings New Guest Mode and Easier Incognito Mode Switching

The developers have explained that the user switching feature has been redesigned and it will make changing profiles and into the incognito mode a lot simple. They have also added a new experimental Guest mode, a new experimental UI for Chrome supervised users has been implemented, and numerous under-the-hood changes have been made for stability and performance. "This release adds support for the new element thanks to the hard work of community contributor Yoav Weiss, who was able to dedicate his time to implementing this feature in multiple rendering engines because of a successful crowd-funding campaign that raised more than 50% of its funding goal." Read more