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TuxMachines: DHI Group plans to sell off Slashdot and Sourceforge

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:14:05 PM

More recently, SourceForge has been accused of a whole lot of bad behavior with injecting malware into some of the open source projects it hosts. Although SourceForge representatives explained that they only intended to modify "abandoned" projects and publicly denied any wrongdoing, it was difficult to square that statement with its apparent tampering with the download packages of well-known and clearly-not-abandoned projects like image editor GIMP and network scanning tool nmap.

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TuxMachines: pfSense 2.2.4 BSD Firewall Fixes Multiple Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in the WebGUI

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:54:37 PM

Electric Sheep Fencing LLC., through Chris Buechler, has announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the pfSense 2.2 FreeBSD-based firewall software.

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LXer: The Elderly & the Scam Masters

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:37:10 PM
Jane answered the phone and a pleasant young man identified himself as an internet technician with Microsoft. He told her they’d received a report that something was extremely wrong with their computers and he was calling to help. And yeah…you know where this is going. But Jane did not.

Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 352.30 Linux Driver

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:06:25 PM
NVIDIA released the 352.30 Linux graphics driver this morning that adds support for one GPU plus has a handful of bug-fixes...

Reddit: Libreboot exposes the purism librem as fraud

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:02:11 PM

LXer: Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:45:59 AM
Methods get wrong parameters, claim Stack Overflow dev. A critical bug in the optimizer in the just-released .NET 4.6 runtime could break and crash production applications, we're warned.

Reddit: Linux Boot Times FTW!!

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:32:42 AM

I was just watching the latest Linus Tech Tips Rig video ( in which Linus puts an Intel 750 PCI SSD in his box. However I noticed that at 12:25 he is so happy that his boot time was reduced from 2 minutes to around 45 seconds. This surprised me as my linux box boots in ~10 seconds (including loading fglrx) and its running on a single, slighly old and slow, ssd, with a hard drive for /home. But, I guess that is the magic of linux. And as linux gets more and more compatibility it is easier to just use it and not use my macbook pro or windows partition.

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Phoronix: Fedora's Package Growth Rate Has Begun To Stall

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:20:40 AM
The number of Fedora packages within their repository has seemed to plateau, but it's not necessarily a bad sign...

LXer: Bin your Android phone: 1 BILLION mobes can be infected by a single text

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:51:37 PM
Good luck getting it patched on non-Nexus kit any time soon – may as well just buy a new one. The vast majority of Android phones can be silently infected each by a single text message, allowing criminals to worm their way into as many as 950 million devices.

Reddit: This cron tutorial is from 99. Is it still relevant?

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:21:13 PM

I'm trying to teach myself cron for my raspberry pi. This was the first result when I googled. Is there any reason not to use this tutorial?

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LXer: phpMyAdmin Bids SourceForge Farewell

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:57:15 PM
phpMyAdmin, the popular free and open source web based tool for administering MySQL databases, has left the SourceForge building. In a blog post on Saturday, the project’s infrastructure coordinator, Michal ?iha?, announced that a migration from Sourceforge is all but complete. The few remaining items left on the SourceForge server will be “hopefully handled in upcoming days as well.”

Phoronix: Git 2.5.0 Released

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:38:28 PM
Git 2.5.0 was officially released this afternoon...

TuxMachines: Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:21:00 PM

On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.

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TuxMachines: FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:14:40 PM

The FreeBSD project made much progress during this past quarter (Q2'2015) on many fronts from working on FreeBSD 10.2 to landing new work in FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT for improving their Linux binary emulation layer.

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Phoronix: FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:02:41 PM
The FreeBSD project made much progress during this past quarter (Q2'2015) on many fronts from working on FreeBSD 10.2 to landing new work in FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT for improving their Linux binary emulation layer...

LXer: Akademy Day 3 the start of BoFs, meetings and workshops

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:00:04 PM
Akademy Awards. Each year the KDE Community presents Akademy Awards to people who have made special contributions. The jury this year was made up of recipients from last year.

Reddit: need help

Monday 27th of July 2015 03:35:05 AM

ok so im really new to linux, but what im trying to accomplish is install ubuntu and arch with a gui on my macbook pro, with a few awesome themes, can anyone help me out, ive tried numerous DIY videos and what not but they dont seem to help, so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.

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