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LXer: Red Hat: 2014:0330-01: samba and samba3x: Moderate Advisory

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 6:37am
Updated samba3x and samba packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact.

Phoronix: Intel Pushes XenGT For GPU Access To Virtual Machines

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 6:27am
Last month on Phoronix I wrote about Intel's new XenGT project as a means of mediated GPU pass-through to Xen-based guests. Today at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an update by an Intel engineer on the XenGT technology...

LXer: Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:50am
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.

TuxMachines: Linux Continues to Displace RTOSs: Enea Signs Deal to Move Customer from OSE to Linux

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:36am

Today Linux dominates the control plane and simple executives are increasingly called on to perform packet processing functionally in the data plane of network equipment. Specialized multicore network processors are displacing other hardware technologies and their vendors often have their own software enablement strategies. Competition for the software layer in telecom has never been more heated.

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LXer: Linux continues to displace RTOSs: Enea signs deal to move customer from OSE to Linux

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:03am
Linux and RTOS vendor Enea has announced that it has signed a license agreement with a global telecommunications equipment manufacturer to deliver the operating systems Enea Linux and Enea OSE together with an OSE Compatibility Platform for running OSE applications on Linux.

TuxMachines: GNOME 3.12 Puts The X.Org Log In The Systemd Journal

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:41am

A useful tip shared by X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is that with today's GNOME 3.12 release the GNOME Display Manager is no longer writing X.Org Server logs to the file but is being stored within systemd's journal.

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LXer: WPA2 wireless security cracked

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:15am
There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended as a way to keep intruders away from private networks.

Phoronix: GNOME 3.12 Puts The X.Org Log In The Systemd Journal

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:13am
A useful tip shared by X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is that with today's GNOME 3.12 release the GNOME Display Manager is no longer writing X.Org Server logs to the file but is being stored within systemd's journal...

TuxMachines: Windows Deletes Linux, Ubuntu's Unmentionables, & the Max

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:08am

Today in Linuxland a dual-booter is reporting that his latest Windows update deleted his GRUB boot loader and turned on secure boot. Bruce Byfield says Ubuntu's conflicts with the community are less about the issues and more about user disappointment. And finally, lots of sites are reporting that a new browser has added Linux support.

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Reddit: what happened to the openstora website? (x-post)

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:05am

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but the openstora.com website has been down a week or two, the site used to provide alternative linux distros and hacks for NAS servers like the netgear stora and goflex home. I just got a stora and don't know where to turn to install openstora!

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TuxMachines: Nvidia Shield's next OTA update will bring GameStream enhancement, Gamepad Mapper updated and more

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:03am

Nvidia's next OTA update for their Nvidia Shield portable gaming system will feature a host of new enhancements and improvements to existing features such as their GameStream technology and the Gamepad Mapper. All of this will be arriving next month for Nvidia Shield owners.

This update will bring improvements to Nvidia's GameStream Technology, which allows for streaming of PC games to the Nvidia Shield whether it be locally or via the cloud. Improvements include Notebook support and remote GameStream BETA, which is the cloud streaming portion of GameStream.

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TuxMachines: From Internet of Things to SDN, Open Source Collaboration Key to Tech Innovation

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:31am

Open source and collaborative software development has evolved in recent years to become an essential part of technology industry innovation, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin in his opening keynote at Collaboration Summit today.

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LXer: Is the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition too expensive?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:28am
In today's open source roundup: Will Android users pay $699 for an HTC One (M8) phone? Plus: An interview with the Peppermint Linux developers, and 20 Linux movie players.

TuxMachines: Sony, Samsung won’t use Android Wear in their watches

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:23am

Every mobile company is desperate to bring a ‘usable’ smartwatch to the market. While companies like Samsung did bring their smartwatches to the market, these devices are still half-baked products which ‘try’ to do a few things. These are no where close to the way smartphones have become a viable alternatives of PCs. These watches are nothing more than a side-kick or assistant to your smartphones. Then came Google, doing what it did with Honeycomb to address the immediate need of a tablet OS. Google announced Android Wear, an OS optimized for smart watches. One would expect that entire industry will embrace it, but that’s not what seem to be happening.

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TuxMachines: GNOME 3.12 and FreeBSD (and a virtual machine)

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:57am

As a result of the work that has been going into increasing the portability of GNOME this cycle, I’m happy to announce the availablility (on “day 0″) of a virtual machine image of GNOME 3.12.0 running on FreeBSD.

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TuxMachines: Verizon jumps deeper into open source

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:48am

"We appreciate Verizon’s industry thought leadership in joining OIN and supporting patent non-aggression in Linux. We believe Verizon is a bellwether for other communications service providers from an open-source and intellectual-property perspective, and look forward to working with other carriers so they can similarly come to understand the benefits of participation in the OIN community and partake of this growing culture of patent non-aggression," concluded Bergelt.

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Reddit: I'm looking for a service that will installl Linux (specifically Luna by Elementary OS) on my old Mac Minis (2009 models)?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:46am

Installing Linux on Macs is beyond me. If you can convince me it's not extremely time-consuming that would be great. Otherwise, I'd really like to find a company or individual who would install Luna for me

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LXer: IoT dev kit includes Linux-based multiprocol router

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:41am
Echelon announced an IoT development kit based on its “IzoT” platform, including a new Linux-based IzoT Router and dev boards incorporating its RT 6000 SoC. Echelon announced its IzoT Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) framework for peer-to-peer networking of embedded controllers last October. At that time, the building automation and smart grid networking vendor released […]

TuxMachines: New Ubuntu Phone Won’t Truly Be Open Source: Canonical Says Operating System Will Be Open, But Admits Baseband Will Be Closed

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:38am

Why does it matter? “A phone’s baseband can be exploited in a number of ways by malicious external devices that force it to surrender information about the user that can sometimes lead to suppression of protests or even death,” says Tynan. “A closed baseband does not allow for the examination of one of the most critical components of the phone, which goes against the open-source philosophy many Ubuntu users have come to embrace.”

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TuxMachines: Fedora 21 Picks Up More Features, KDE Plasma To Be A Product In F22

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 2:26am

The Fedora Engineering and Steering committee convened today for talking about another round of Fedora 21 features. One week after approving a bunch of features for this Fedora Linux update due out in late 2014, there's more features added to the list.

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