- Security advisories for Wednesday
- Bitfinex Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, $72 Million In Bitcoin Stolen By Hackers
- Mega Telegram Hack: Hackers Attacked 15 Million Telegram Users
Kaspersky reveals DDoS attacks last longer in 2016 [Ed: names "Linux" in order to sell his snake oil proprietary software; Before rushing to install proprietary software from Moscow (of Kaspersky and friends) because they say “Linux” read this]
The longest attack in the period lasted 12 days, beating the previous record by four days
Why open sourcing your software is a smart business decision
Proprietary software developers beware: open source has become mainstream with non-tech brands like Nike rushing to prove their open source credentials by publishing open source projects and sharing code on GitHub.
Meanwhile, Facebook has just open sourced the spec for Surround 360, its 3D-360 hardware and software video capture system. It is therefore a small surprise that the 2016 annual ‘Future of Open Source‘ survey revealed that 65% of respondents have increased their use of open source software compared with 60% in 2015.
How-to Video Training: Open Source Component Management and Intelligence
As a developer I am constantly chasing new tools and enjoy learning new things. I read a lot of blog posts, tutorials, and documentation. And, I listen to podcasts and attend webinars as well. More and more I find that watching videos of conference and webinar presentations is great. But even better are shorter, focused videos that give you a chance to quickly learn something new.
ownCloud is hiring!
After the recent news, we are now back on stage and with this blog we want to point you to our open positions. Yes, we are hiring people to work on ownCloud. ownCloud is an open source project, yes, but ownCloud GmbH, the company behind the project, provides significant people’s power to expand the project to serve the needs for both the community and ownCloud GmbH’s customers. So if you ever dreamed of getting paid for work on open source, read on.
Enterprises increasingly joining open source ecosystem – Wikibon
A new wave of open source participation is growing among large traditional enterprises not normally considered technology developers, writes Wikibon Lead Cloud Analyst Brian Gracely. Companies like Capital One Financial Corp., Nike Inc., Deere & Co. and General Electric Co. are joining open source consortia both as users of and contributors to major initiatives.
They are doing this for the same basic reason that IT vendors such as IBM, Google and Intel have become major drivers of Apache open source projects – it allows them to participate with outside teams on developing software they need, creating better solutions to their needs faster and at less cost.
Comma.ai open-sources the data it used for its first successful driverless trips
Comma.ai, the startup that George Hotz (aka Geohotz) founded to show that making driverless vehicles could done relatively cheaply using off-the-shelf components and existing vehicles, has open-sourced a dataset of 7.25 hours of highway driving.
It might not seem like a lot, but in terms of comparative datasets for highway driving out there, it is. And it’s what Hotz used to build the initial successful self-driving demo used to ferry Bloomberg around for comma.ai’s big public debut.
“When I started this project, I didn’t want to have to put things in cars – I just wanted to play with the machine learning,” explained Hotz in an interview. “But I looked around and there was no good source of data to do that.”
comma.ai releases 7 hours of self-driving car data, calls for Tesla, Google and others to do the same
comma.ai CEO George Hotz recently praised Tesla, Google and Otto for being fairly opened about their self-driving car programs, but he is taking his own company a step further in openness with the release of a dataset of 7.25 hours of comma.ai’s prototype at work.
We’ve often discussed at Electrek how data will be extremely important in the race to create a fully self-driving car, and also in the race to get such a system approved by regulators, which is why comma.ai’s move here is particularly interesting.
Back in May, we talked about Tesla adding an impressive ~1 million miles of data every 10 hours due to its important fleet of about 100,000 cars equipped with Autopilot sensors. On the other hand, Google has just over 1 million miles of data since launching its program in 2009 due to its smaller fleet, but it’s arguably collecting more data per mile due to using more sensors than Tesla.
- LibreOffice 5.2 Released, This Is What’s New
- LibreOffice 5.2 Officially Released
LibreOffice 5.2 released
LibreOffice 5.1.5 “still” announced, for enterprise class deployments
Berlin, August 3, 2016 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.2, a feature-rich major release of the best free office suite ever created – targeted to early adopters and power users – with several user interface improvements and enterprise grade features.
At the same time, LibreOffice 5.1.5 has been released, for enterprise class deployments and more conservative office suite users.
LibreOffice under the hood: a year of progress from 5.0 to 5.2
Today we release LibreOffice 5.2.0, the next step in our journey, and what will become the base of the increasingly stable 5.2.x series. There is a fine suite of new features for people to enjoy - you can read and enjoy all the great news about the user visible features from many great hackers, but there are, as always, many contributors whose work is primarily behind the scenes, and a lot of work that is more technical than user-facing.
Is Windows 10 Anniversary Update Deleting Linux Partitions?
Yikes — if you plan on installing the Windows 10 Anniversary update on your PC you may want to be extra careful.
It seems that the latest version of Microsoft’s OS has attention issues. Not content with forcing itself on users who didn’t want it, it may be taking even more drastic steps of hosing other operating systems entirely!
A handful of reports surfacing on social media suggest, anecdotally, that the Windows 10 anniversary may interfere with, affect and even delete other partitions on the same disk.
Linux desktop marketshare has grown for three consecutive months [Ed: Net Applications, for the uninitiated, is Microsoft-connected, so expect real numbers to be a lot higher]
Not strictly gaming related, but we do cover other important or interesting things here and there. According to netmarketshare [Net Applications] for three months straight Linux marketshare has gone up.
May : 1.79%
June : 2.02%
July : 2.33%
Hello Pepper: Getting started to program robots on Android
I didn’t get to meet Pepper the humanoid Robot at Google I/O but I watched the video afterwards: A new development frontier: Android + Pepper the interactive robot. Love the robots’ dance! I was super excited to hear that Pepper will become available in the U.S. later this year, and Android developers can now program robots!
Polar’s M600 is the first Android Wear-based, hardcore fitness watch
While known for advanced and often niche fitness trackers, Polar isn't afraid of the smartwatch market. Today, the company announced a new kind of fitness watch: the M600 is, in the words of Polar's reps, a cross between an Android Wear smartwatch and the A360 fitness band, one of the company's mid-tier devices. Polar reps told me the company wanted to combine the best parts of a smartwatch with the efficiency and features of a serious fitness device. The M600 is the first Android Wear fitness device to be made by a major fitness company, rather than a tech company.
Polar puts fitness ahead of style with its first Android Wear smartwatch
Polar is making a smartwatch for people who need more comprehensive fitness features than the basic step counting and heart rate monitoring you get with most Android Wear devices. The M600, priced at $329 and slated for release within the next few months, is an Android Wear watch just like those from Huawei, LG, Moto, Casio, and others. But Polar claims this one has been designed from the ground up with personal health in mind.
Cyclist suffers third degree burns after iPhone explodes in his pocket
A cyclist sustained third-degree burns after his iPhone exploded in his pocket.
Gareth Clear, 36, was cycling through Manly Dam, near Sydney on Sunday afternoon when his foot missed the pedal and he came off the bike.
The fall was minor, and he got up with only a few grazes, but noticed smoke coming from his leg and realised his iPhone had exploded.
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Diversity Panel at Flock Krakow
There is something we all love, a good chat with friends, and that was the Diversity Panel at the Flock Krakow. In a really interesting panel filled with not only amazing people, but experienced, we discussed how can we improve our efforts into making everyone feel comfortable and encourage people to do what they like instead worrying about what people might think.
FLOCK 2016! Learn How to Get Involved in Creating Fedora Badge Designs
Another year, another wonderful FLOCK! Thanks to everyone who put in the hard work to make this event a success. The first day and a half have been informative and fun, learning about what everyone in Fedora is up to, catching up with new and old friends and seeing some of beautiful Kraków. Just before I made my way here to Poland, I met up with the Fedora Design Team in Boston, MA, for a FAD. We tried out a new event for our team that was free to the public, an Inkscape and Fedora Badges Bootcamp, with success! So riding on the tail end of that I am excited to be here with the rest of the Fedora family and to continue working on Fedora Badges and getting people involved.
- Two people became the translators(reviewer) in zh_CN team without coordinator's approve
- Fedora Flock - 2016 - Day 2
- Seen in downtown Montreal…
- Flock update Day 1
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- Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Partnership With Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) Boosts Its Eligibility For Government Contracts
Red Hat, Microsoft and Codenvy Push DevOps with New Language Protocol
Red Hat, Microsoft and Codenvy partnered recently to knock down another barrier to open collaboration through the launch of a new open source project called Language Server Protocol. Here's what it means for the channel.
Innovators Program Raleigh returns with Citrix, Red Hat support
The accelerator program for startups backed by Citrix, Red Hat and HQ Raleigh is returning, offering startup teams within those two companies as well as five other "external" ventures $10,000 grants and the possibility of landing another $50,000. But there have been some changes.
Applications for round three are now open.
In December, Citrix confirmed plans to shut down an accelerator program but said it was open to the idea of continuing support for the Innovators program in Raleigh. Red Hat had remained committed to it as had HQ Raleigh even as Citrix adjusted its startup efforts after a wave of budget cuts.
On Tuesday, HQ Raleigh said Innovators would continue with Red Hat and Citrix as sponsors - and with Nick O'Connor of Venture Toolkit running the program. His California-based firm works with clients to help grow startups "by using tools and techniques used by the most successful startups and enterprise companies in the world and designing custom programs based on your needs."
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This is very short list of projects in the DevOps space; many other projects are available, with each one catering to a certain use case. What’s most impressive is that all of these projects are fully open sourced. It’s more or less become a phenomenon. The success of the Linux development model has made even hard-core proprietary companies comfortable with the idea of open sourcing such projects.
When you talk about the DevOps movement, open source is the de facto development model. It has become so commonplace that no one even really mentions it. We have started to take it for granted that “it has to be open source.”
Hi, I just finished installing ArchLinux on my laptop and I realized, through powertop's idle stats, that the package wouldn't drop below pc3, even pc2 if I don't activate powertop settings. The CPUs and Cores can reach the lowest level available, though.
I saw people, month ago, who had the same CPU and achieved to reach pc10, but I didn't found how. I updated the kernel to 4.7, it didn't changed anything.
Does anyone knows how to solve the problem?
(if anybody wonder what I'm talking about, the problem is debated and described there : https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/4eo07n/skylakes_power_management_under_linux_is_dreadful/ )submitted by /u/Waryle
That's it for now. As I said the last time I wrote about KaOS, if you are looking for a smaller Linux distribution, and KDE Plasma is your desktop of choice, and you don't mind using QupZilla instead of Firefox or Chrome (or you don't mind installing your browser of choice from the KaOS repositories), and you don't mind using Calligra instead of LibreOffice (or you don't mind installing LibreOffice), then KaOS is definitely worth a try. It's a good distribution and it just keeps getting better and better. The KaOS developers have shown an admirable ability to maintain their focus on what they originally said they wanted to do.
myDevices announced Arduino support for its web- and mobile-based, Raspberry Pi compatible “Cayenne” drag-and-drop IoT development and management platform.
Cayenne, with which developers, designers, and engineers can “quickly prototype and share their connected device projects,” has expanded support beyond the Raspberry Pi to Arduino boards, says myDevices. Billed as the world’s first drag-and-drop Internet-of-Things Project Builder, the currently free, still Beta-level Cayenne lets users remotely monitor and control IoT projects from the web, including via Android or iOS apps. According to myDevices, Cayenne has 40,000 users who have collectively tracked some 4 billion IoT events such as threshold alerts, sensor history items, and rules engine triggers.
SolidRun launched an OpenWrt networking-focused ClearFog Base SBC with a Marvell Armada 38x dual-core -A9 SoC, dual GbE ports, SFP, and mikroBus expansion.
Last December when SolidRun launched its ClearFog Pro sandwich-style networking SBC featuring an Armada 38x-based computer-on-module, it also announced a lower-end ClearFog Base model that uses the same COM and was said to be “coming soon.” The ClearFog Base has finally arrived with a $90 price, down from $170 for the Pro. The price includes the cost of the COM, but not options including a microSD card, eMMC, or a power adapter.