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LXer: Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

2 hours 45 min ago
Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant JLT have been found guilty by a Danish court of mounting the most serious computer hack in the country’s history. The court said that the unauthorised access to CSC’s mainframe was of a “systematic and organised character”, dismissing the Swede’s claims that his computer was used by others to carry out the hack as “unlikely”.

Phoronix: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 With Intel HD Graphics

3 hours 4 min ago
For those curious how the latest open-source Intel Linux graphics driver is performing against Intel's newest closed-source Windows OpenGL driver, we've put Ubuntu 14.10 (including a second run with the latest Linux kernel / Mesa) against Microsoft Windows 8.1 with the newest Intel GPU driver released earlier this month.

Phoronix: GNOME 3.15.1 Released

3 hours 8 min ago
The first development snapshot for the GNOME 3.15 cycle is now available, which will end up being GNOME 3.16 come next March...

Reddit: Questions about window managers.

3 hours 26 min ago

Hi all, I program at home for fun and a bit of a challenge. I use BSPWM and I3 on arch, as I find them to be the best WM's and os (damn gentoo and your compiling!) for my needs, but none of them are perfect. Since I've been programming for a while and I'm starting to feel like I'm really confident with my skills I'd like to TRY and make my own WM. I know it's a grueling task, and might well take months to do, but I like a challenge and I'm fed up with WM's. Is there any documentation for wayland/x I can use to make a WM, bar, or desktop things similar to bar and conky?

I'm most confident with Java, and I'm getting pretty confident with C++. Are these suitable? If not what languages should I pursue? At this point in time I've realized that after learning one language learning another is mostly just a matter of syntax, mostly.

In conclusion, tl;dr, I hate WMs and even the ones I love suck, I want my own.

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LXer: Things I Do in Windows When I Forget It's Not Linux

3 hours 42 min ago
Many Linux users out there dual-boot with a Windows system, or they just use the two operating systems separately. An interesting thing happens when you're in Windows and you try to do something that you think is normal, but that feature doesn't exist.

LinuxToday: Why Microsoft loves Linux

4 hours 10 min ago

 ZDnet: Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux.

Phoronix: Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 Adds GCC 4.9, Nginx 1.6

4 hours 15 min ago
Red Hat has released their third update to their "Software Collections" that provide updated development tools/packages to RHEL6/RHEL7 users as an alternative to their default packages...

Reddit: apt-get install your grsecurity kernel: mempo for debian7 is usable, and we need YOU help

4 hours 27 min ago

Hello, for around a year we develop and use set of packages for Debian to make it far more secure;

For now the kernel is working very well.

You can install it from: deb.mempo.i2p ( first) (soon from Freenet) or build from github via

Now we would like to ask for someone with a bit of time to join our project, some of the tasks are really simple, others are more ambitious:

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LXer: Iron Man costume made on the shoulders of giants

4 hours 40 min ago
When Iron Man set foot on stage at the Red Hat Halloween party last year, my jaw dropped. A huge applause erupted. It was like the real Iron Man stepped out of the Hollywood big screen and was right in front of us. I was waiting for it to start flying.

Reddit: Does anyone know of a good malware checker for linux? Ubuntu / Debian / OpenSuse ?

4 hours 41 min ago

I need one mostly for Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 but also running 10.04, debian and OpenSUSE

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TuxMachines: Russia's Yandex Web Browser Finally Released For Linux

4 hours 42 min ago

Yandex Browser is powered by Google's WebKit-forked Blink layout engine and based on the Chromium code-base. The Yandex Browser checks web page security against its systems and has other additions on top of the vanilla Chromium code.

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TuxMachines: Has the time come to rebrand open source?

4 hours 45 min ago

I wonder how many other businesses are experiencing the same problem. I'm keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to get together again and think again about a re-branding that will have my prospective customers asking, "OK tell us more" rather than "open sounds insecure". To that end I would like to nominate a brand new name that I have seen used in FOSS communities as a suitable candidate... Community Software.

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LXer: How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

5 hours 37 min ago
One of the distinguishing features of Linux is that, under normal circumstances, you should be able to know what is happening and has happened on your system by analyzing one or more system logs. Indeed, system logs are the first resource a system administrator tends to look to while troubleshooting system or application issues.

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Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

Systems administration isn't a simple job — and being able to respond to issues quickly is a definite plus. Not long ago, server problems meant receiving a phone alert followed by a trip to the data center to fix whatever was wrong. Today, having full-powered computers such as smartphones or tablets literally in your hand is a tremendous help when doing sysadmin. Load Android with a few key applications and you can remotely monitor servers and services, get alerts and warnings as they occur, and solve problems without any travel at all. Read more

KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel

It looks like KDBUS, the Linux kernel D-Bus implementation, is posed to be added to the next kernel release after Greg Kroah-Hartman sent out its patches today. Read more

Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share

Spare a thought for Microsoft, a relative newcomer to the mobile making business, after Redmond completed its $7.2BN+ acquisition of former European mobile making powerhouse Nokia earlier this year. If Microsoft was hoping to see quick marketshare wins in Europe once its hands were fully on the levers of production that has not come to pass. The latest 12-week smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, up to this September, indicate that Windows Phone’s already small share of the smartphone market has shrunk in Europe — dropping 0.3 percentage points in aggregate across the top five markets in Europe (the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany). Read more

35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use

This list of essential Android apps are the ones you must have apps you need every day. They help with email, weather, music, and handful of other essential tasks. Read more