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TuxMachines: Canonical Fixes GnuPG Vulnerability in All Ubuntu-Supported OSes

Friday 27th of June 2014 06:26:03 PM

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a GnuPG vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems that has been fixed.

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LXer: Houston, We Have A -- Copyright -- Problem

Friday 27th of June 2014 05:37:11 PM
Parker Higgins has a troubling story over at Medium about how he received a bogus copyright takedown on a recording of the famous "Houston, we have a problem" audio snippet from the Apollo 13 mission, which Higgins had uploaded to his Soundcloud page. As Higgins notes, the audio is clearly, without any doubt, in the public domain and free from any and all copyright restrictions -- yet it was still taken down. This is particularly stupid on a variety of levels...Perhaps more annoying, as Higgins notes, is that the reasons that Soundcloud gives for disputing the takedown... don't apply in this situation, because they all assume copyright... As Higgins notes this shows the rather nasty assumptions of "permission" culture that everything must have a copyright and everything must be licensed:

LXer: Linux Mint 17 Xfce quick screenshot tour

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:40:00 PM
Linux Mint 17 Xfce was released today. Let's look at what it offer to the user. This is not going to be a full-blown review, rather a quick screenshot tour.

LinuxToday: Canonical Supporting IBM POWER8 for Ubuntu Cloud, Big Data

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: Canonical has worked hard to integrate Ubuntu Linux with IBM's POWER8 servers to strengthen its OpenStack cloud and Big Data position.

LXer: Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:42:49 PM
I received a bogus copyright takedown notice for using public domain audio on SoundCloud yesterday. The sound in question—the famous “Houston, we have a problem” snippet of the Apollo 13 mission—is incontrovertibly available to all, for any use, without copyright restrictions. The fact that it’s been yanked from my SoundCloud page, though, is a sad demonstration of how completely many online services have swallowed the fallacy that “unauthorized” means “unacceptable”...... So I was disheartened when I got the takedown, and even more so when I looked through the guidelines for disputing an automatic match and found that I faced a presumption of guilt. There’s no option for “The work in question is not restricted by copyright,” or even “I am making a fair use.” Instead, the “valid reasons” offered are variations on the theme that I actually have permission—not that I never needed it in the first place.

LXer: Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:42:49 PM
I received a bogus copyright takedown notice for using public domain audio on SoundCloud yesterday. The sound in question—the famous “Houston, we have a problem” snippet of the Apollo 13 mission—is incontrovertibly available to all, for any use, without copyright restrictions. The fact that it’s been yanked from my SoundCloud page, though, is a sad demonstration of how completely many online services have swallowed the fallacy that “unauthorized” means “unacceptable”...... So I was disheartened when I got the takedown, and even more so when I looked through the guidelines for disputing an automatic match and found that I faced a presumption of guilt. There’s no option for “The work in question is not restricted by copyright,” or even “I am making a fair use.” Instead, the “valid reasons” offered are variations on the theme that I actually have permission—not that I never needed it in the first place.

Reddit: How and why did you start using Linux?

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:28:47 PM

I started with Zorin OS because it looked nice. That was a horrible experience, so I switched to Mint and stayed for 2 days before going back to windows. After a while, I dual booted Ubuntu and kept it for a month.

Then, in april, I discovered Arch and switched to it, deleted my windows partrition.

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Phoronix: Is Antergos Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu, Fedora?

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:25:23 PM
Frequently within the Phoronix Forums it is requested to do benchmarks with Arch Linux since its users tend to be adamant that it's the fastest Linux distribution. In the past I've run benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro to look for speed differences as an easy and quick to deploy variant. Today the latest Arch Linux variant I am benchmarking is Antegros Linux.

Linux.com: Meet Xiki, the Revolutionary Command Shell for Linux and Mac OS X

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:14:39 PM

Command-line lovers, allow me to introduce you to Xiki, the incredibly interactive, flexible, and revolutionary command shell. I do not use the word "revolutionary" lightly. The command shell has not advanced all that much since the ancient days of Unix. Xiki is a giant leap forward. If you're looking for the Next Big Thing in FOSS, Xiki is it.

Reddit: I have Debian 7.5 finally installed....now what?

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:04:28 PM

I installed it to learn Linux and was wanting to set up something server like for me to play around with.

SSH is something that has really interested me and I'd like to definitely get that set up and working.

I've at least gotten the basics down, but now I'm not sure what to do? I thought about setting up a file server, but I'm not sure how much better that would be over Drive.

Any ideas on something I could actually do on this Debian machine?

Thanks! :)

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LXer: Rugged, shape-shifting handheld runs Android

Friday 27th of June 2014 02:45:38 PM
Motorola Solutions unveiled a rugged, enterprise handheld that runs Android 4.1, 1D or 2D scanning, and offers a choice of brick, gun, or turret styles. When Motorola split into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions back in 2011, Motorola Mobility was supposed to be the Android company and Motorola Solutions the Windows company. Yet, the latter, […]

Slashdot: Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

Friday 27th of June 2014 02:14:00 PM
An anonymous reader writes: DefenseCode researcher Leon Juranic found security issues related to using wildcards in Unix commands. The topic has been talked about in the past on the Full Disclosure mailing list, where some people saw this more as a feature than as a bug. There are clearly a number of potential security issues surrounding this, so Mr. Juranic provided five actual exploitation examples that stress the risks accompanying the practice of using the * wildcard with Linux/Unix commands. The issue can be manifested by using specific options in chown, tar, rsync etc. By using specially crafted filenames, an attacker can inject arbitrary arguments to shell commands run by other users — root as well.

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Phoronix: GhostBSD 4.0 Beta 2 Released With MATE Goodness

Friday 27th of June 2014 01:50:55 PM
GhostBSD 4.0 continues moving along as the FreeBSD operating system focused around the MATE Desktop Environment...

LXer: Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!

Friday 27th of June 2014 01:48:27 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce.Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Reddit: Automated GTK+ Builder for Windows

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:53:00 PM