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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:56:06 AM

LXer: DevStack Ceph, OpenStack Paris Summit voting, and more

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:30:59 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

LXer: Factory-fresh delivery: Get your OpenSUSE fix daily

Monday 4th of August 2014 11:33:48 PM
Open-sourcers running OpenSUSE’s development have adopted a browser-based model of development for their beloved distro. From now on, daily builds of new versions of OpenSUSE are to be developed and released for immediate testing.

TuxMachines: Mongo HQ GoGrid Partner on MongoDB Big Data Storage

Monday 4th of August 2014 10:40:03 PM

MongoHQ and GoGrid have partnered to deliver a turnkey NoSQL MongoDB storage solution, which they say will make it easier to perform Big Data analytics with no major investment in time or resources.

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LXer: Manage Yubikeys for LUKS encryption with privacyIDEA

Monday 4th of August 2014 10:36:37 PM
So today we will show, how you can manage many yubikeys for many notebooks using privacyIDEA. privacyIDEA is an authentication system for two factor authentication - usually with OTP devices. In a recent version privacyIDEA started to not only answer authentication request, but it was also enhanced to be able to define client machines and add information, which authentication device could be used for an application on a client machine.

Reddit: Application crashing error, help?

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:40:54 PM

Docky keeps crashing and I can't figure out why. What exactly does this error message mean, and how can I fix it? Or is it just an issue for the developer?

Cairo.Surface is leaking, programmer is missing a call to Dispose Set MONO_CAIRO_DEBUG_DISPOSE to track allocation traces [Fatal 16:38:59.026] [GLib] Source ID 751 was not found when attempting to remove it submitted by ansabhailte
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LXer: MongoHQ, GoGrid Partner on MongoDB Big Data Storage

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:39:26 PM
MongoHQ and GoGrid have announced a "1-Button Deploy" Big Data solution based on MongoDB, the load-balanced NoSQL database storage platform. MongoHQ and GoGrid have partnered to deliver a turnkey NoSQL MongoDB storage solution, which they say will make it easier to perform Big Data analytics with no major investment in time or resources.

TuxMachines: $149 networking security gizmo runs Snort on OpenWRT

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:37:20 PM

Itus Networks is set to launch a $149 “iGuardian” network security appliance on Kickstarter that runs OpenWRT Linux and the Snort IPS stack on a MIPS64 SoC.

Few vendors have targeted the consumer network security appliance market, and even fewer have done so with pricing under $500. A San Jose, Calif.-based startup called Itus Networks, however, plans to protect your home WiFi router with a $149, open source Linux iGuardian device that offers both a network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and a network intrusion detection system (NIDS). The device blocks cyber attacks while also filtering out malware “and other undesirable content,” says the company. Like other network security appliances, it sits between your Internet source and your WiFi router, acting as a security firewall.

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Reddit: Skype For Linux Refusing to Close

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:37:05 PM

Hey everyone, just a few days ago I updated Skype to version, and there's a major problem: it refuses to close. Up until the last update, the wm's (x) button didn't quit the app, but pressing C-q did. Now, however, that simply closes the window, but the process keeps running. Here's a list of the things I tried, in order, to kill the stupid process:

  • Click the (x)
  • Alt-F4 (Skype being owned by Windows, I thought this might work)
  • C-q
  • Click on icon in the toolbar (I'm using Unity) -> click "Quit Skype"
  • killall skype
  • ps aux | grep skype -> kill -9 <skype pid>

Only the last one finally worked. This, to me, is malware. If browser hijackers count as "potentially unwanted software" and as malware, then so should this - it deliberately violates all expectations about keeping processes running, essentially lying to users. If I didn't need Skype for my job, I would have uninstalled it already.

By the way I'm not looking for sympathy, I just wanted to call attention to this terrible behavior. Seriously, if they wanted a daemon, then they should have written a fucking daemon!

submitted by Ununoctium118
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LinuxToday: Eight Steps to Eliminating Security Risks in WordPress

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Here are guidelines to help users limit security risks in WordPress.

LXer: More Linux Gamers Now Use Steam Despite Apparent Drop in Percentages

Monday 4th of August 2014 08:42:15 PM
The Steam for Linux rate of adoption has dropped somewhat in comparison with the previous month, but it still holds around 1.1%.

Reddit: Do RHEL developers actually develop or do they just backport security patches?

Monday 4th of August 2014 08:31:13 PM

The development process of RHEL was always a bit of a riddle for me. As far as I understand - RHEL is forked from an older version of Fedora. The RHEL team is responsible for back porting security patches for the packages available in RHEL repositories. Red Hat does seem to have a large group of developers. Are they mostly contributing to open source projects available in RHEL? If so, does that mean that Red Hat pays its developers mostly to help the open source world?

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LinuxToday: Disable / Password Protect Single User Mode / RHEL / CentOS / 5.x / 6.x

Monday 4th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

 All Linux Users Blog: how you can protect Single User Mode with Password on RHEL / CentOS 5.x and RHEL / CentOS 6.x.

TuxMachines: Evolve OS Alpha 3 Is a Gorgeous Linux OS with a Brand New Desktop Experience

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:55:28 PM

Evolve OS, a Linux distribution that it's still under development and which boasts a beautiful new desktop environment called Budgie, has just got its third Alpha release.

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LXer: Eight Steps to Eliminating Security Risks in WordPress

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:45:04 PM
The open-source WordPress blog and content management system platform is widely deployed around the world and powers some of the most popular sites on the Internet. WordPress' popularity has also made it a target for attackers. -

Slashdot: Linux Kernel Shuffling Zombie Juror Aka 3.16 Released

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:17:00 PM
sfcrazy writes Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux kernel 3.16 codenamed "Shuffling Zombie Juror", which brings many notable improvements. Linus said, "So while 3.16 looked a bit iffy for a while, things cleared up nicely, and there was no reason to do extra release candidates like I feared just a couple of weeks ago." It also means that working on 3.17 has started, "And as usual (previous release being the exception) that means that the merge window for 3.17 is obviously open," said Linus.

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TuxMachines: IPFire 2.15 Core 80 Is a Powerful and Free Linux Firewall OS

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:11:18 PM

Michael Tremer, a developer for the team, has announced that IPFire 2.13 Core 80, a new stable build of the popular Linux-based firewall distribution, has been released and is now available for download.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Spotted Flying Over the Antarctic During a NASA Mission

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:04:04 PM

The Ubuntu community has made a habit of spotting their favorite operating system in the most unexpected places. The Linux distribution built by Canonical has been observed “flying” over an Antarctic region, during a NASA mission.

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LinuxToday: Rainbowstream, because tweeting from Terminal is fun

Monday 4th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

 techdrivein: Rainbowstream is a fun little terminal based Twitter client for Ubuntu.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux
    While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works. Company of Heroes 2 is a World War II set real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and sequel to the original Company of Heroes game. The Company of Heroes 2 title is powered by the Essence 3.0 Game Engine, which is proprietary to Relic Entertainment, uses a DirectX renderer, and designed around Windows. Company of Heroes 2 was released last summer for Microsoft Windows and is available on Steam.
  • Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux No Longer Has a Release Date
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis, no longer has a Linux launch date. When 2K Games and Firaxis announced that the upcoming Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth launch will also include a Linux version, gamers were ecstatic. This was supposed to be the silver bullet for the Linux platform, but it looks like we're going to be skipped.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely
  • SteamOS Beta 133 Released
    Besides the normal security fixes, this release features a newer Linux kernel (no specifics) that boasts more network drivers and better Intel graphics performance. On top of that this release also features the Nvidia 340.32 drivers which fixes some of the white screen bugs when switching between modes.
  • SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API
    Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
  • Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released
    Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colourful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!
  • Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database
    Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux. The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn't ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game in a new coat.
  • Team Fortress 2 Receives Update with Important Balancing Changes

Linux on the desktop isn't dead

At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go. Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop." Read more