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LXer: The Ghost security hole perfectly illustrates the efficiency of open source

Friday 30th of January 2015 03:13:53 AM
If you're reading this piece, you probably already know there's a ghost in the machine of Linux. Specifically, a critical hole in the GNU C Library (glibc). This haunting specter enables remote hackers to gain access to machines without the need for credentials of any kind.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 30th of January 2015 02:23:33 AM

TuxMachines: BackBox Linux 4.1 released!

Friday 30th of January 2015 02:18:20 AM

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.1!

This release includes features such as Linux Kernel 3.13, EFI mode, Anonymous mode, LVM + Disk encryption installer, privacy additions and armhf Debian packages.

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LXer: Wireless Raspberry Pi speaker

Friday 30th of January 2015 02:16:42 AM
Combine a Raspberry Pi, a Wi-Fi dongle and your speakers with an amplifier to create a wireless stereo system

LXer: How to monitor harddisk health with smartmontools on Ubuntu

Friday 30th of January 2015 01:19:31 AM
In this article I will give you an overveiw on the Smartmon tools which is a set of applications that can test hard drives and read their hardware SMART statistics to detect harddisk failures early. I will cover installation, usage on the shell and the smartmon gui in this tutorial.

Reddit: How to take over the World!

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:52:58 AM

TuxMachines: Tough multi-display controller runs Linux on i.MX6

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:47:16 AM

MEN Micro unveiled the “CC10S,” a Linux-ready i.MX6 based multi-display controller board for touchscreens deployed in harsh, -40 to 85° C environments.

Imagine a humongous earth-moving rig prepping an oil shale site in North Dakota in the middle of January. You’re going to want a touchscreen with that, and it better be tough. The MEN Micro CC10S single board computer is designed for controlling 7- to 15-inch LCD touchscreens that must deal with the rough, tough stuff on a daily basis.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:41:35 AM

Reddit: My Linux blog, feedback appreciated.

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:40:59 AM

Phoronix: Free Software Foundation Endorses Another (Outdated) Laptop

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:26:30 AM
Back in 2013 the Free Software Foundation endorsed its first laptop as respecting the user's freedoms. Being announced today is another laptop now being endorsed by the FSF...

LXer: Tough multi-display controller runs Linux on i.MX6

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:22:20 AM
MEN Micro unveiled the “CC10S,” a Linux-ready i.MX6 based multi-display controller module for touchscreens deployed in harsh, -40 to 85? C environments. Imagine a humongous earth-moving rig prepping an oil shale site in North Dakota in the middle of January. You’re going to want a touchscreen with that, and it better be tough. The MEN […]

Reddit: Libiquity to Sell Free Software Libreboot X200 Laptops

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:41:49 PM

Reddit: Linux folder project links

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:32:58 PM

hey Guys wondering if you can help me? i just switched from using windows7 to CentOs. Wondering if there something like this folder/project link set available for Linux?

folder git: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQsR6V_lBIs

http://www.rpmanager.com/FolderGit/foldergit.htm

what it is were ever you right click in explorer window, you will get a project link then folders whats you have setup. Im a vfx artist and we need to jump around in folders alot and this folder git is super useful. Thanks

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LXer: Why Valve's Steam Machines aren't dead

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:25:09 PM
In today's open source roundup: The best is yet to come for Valve's Steam Machines. Plus: The Linux Foundation offers Essentials of System Administration course online, and Microsoft offers preview version of Outlook for Android.

TuxMachines: Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:22:26 PM

This is the second Libreboot laptop from Gluglug (a project of Minifree, Ltd.) to achieve RYF certification, the first being the Libreboot X60 in December 2013. The Libreboot X200 offers many improvements over the Libreboot X60, including a faster CPU, faster graphics, 64-bit GNU/Linux support (on all models), support for more RAM, higher screen resolution, and more. The Libreboot X200 can be purchased from Gluglug at http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 15.04 Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.18.4, Devs Are Tracking the 3.19 Branch

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:15:37 PM

A new Linux kernel has been made available for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and the developers are also tracking the current 3.19 branch of the kernel, which will eventually be adopted after it reaches a stable state.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Thursday 29th of January 2015 11:06:17 PM

Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption.

Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the makeup of their cloud infrastructure and how it is being used.

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PfSense 2.2 Open Source Firewall Receives Important Security Update

PfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD that has been built to be used as a firewall and router. A new iteration has been released and the distro now sports the 2.2 version number. Read more

Linux-Powered Librem 15 Laptop Crowdfunding Campaign Is a Major Success

Librem 15 is a new Linux-powered laptop that will ship with completely free applications, drivers, and kernel. The crowdfunding campaign for this laptop is almost over and it has been a resounding success. Read more

Black Swift, the tiny wireless computer is on Kickstarter

Another beautiful board is coming to kickstarter: it’s tiny and powerful. Black Swift runs on OpenWRT Linux, and it can be programmed in a bunch of languages, ranging from C/C++ to PHP, Python, Perl, and Bash scripting (there’s also a Node.js port). Read more

Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks

GCC 4.9.2 and LLVM Clang 3.5.0 were benchmarked using the packages provided on Fedora 21 x86_64. The same Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was used for all of the benchmarks, the first Broadwell laptop/ultrabook at Phoronix and it features the Core i7 5600U that's dual-core with Hyper Threading and tops out at 3.20GHz. Fedora 21 was running with the Linux 3.17.8 kernel while testing each of the provided compilers. Read more