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LinuxInsider: Researchers Find Android Security on Par With iOS

Thursday 19th of June 2014 02:06:54 AM
The open source Android operating system long has been considered by security experts to be the mobile OS most vulnerable to security threats, but iOS is just as vulnerable, Marble Security has found. However, the two OSes expose users to different types of threats. The perceived greater security of iOS rests on Apple's control of app distribution rather than on any inherent superiority of the OS over Android, Marble said. Marble analyzed the vulnerability of 12 million Android and iOS apps.

LXer: Cloud Adoption Surveys Tend to Miss the Mark

Thursday 19th of June 2014 01:38:23 AM
Cloud surveys tend to miss the mark because they ask the wrong people or the people they are asking simply don't know the term. But that doesn't mean that consumers and business users alike aren't using the cloud because they definitely are --whether they know the term or not.

Reddit: Debian is switching (back) to GLIBC

Thursday 19th of June 2014 01:06:05 AM

Reddit: I am thinking about taking the LPIC-1 at the Southeast Linux Fest; I own a Linux+ study guide, but I'm not sure if that is sufficient for study.

Thursday 19th of June 2014 01:01:21 AM

I know that when you take the Linux+ you can also get the LPIC-1, so my assumption is that Linux+ covers everything that LPIC-1 does, but I'm not 100% sure about this.

Can anyone also recommend me some good resources and practice exams/test banks?

Thanks in advance!

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LXer: OpenStack Catching Up to VMware as Preferred Private Cloud Platform

Thursday 19th of June 2014 12:41:12 AM
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired – June 18, 2014) -- TesoraTM, provider of an open and scalable database as a service (DBaaS) platform on OpenStack and the Trove project, today announced results of a survey of North American developer communities that found 15 percent were running private clouds on VMware software closely followed by 11 percent using OpenStack.

LXer: Red Hat Bolsters Cloud Services With eNovance Acquisition

Thursday 19th of June 2014 12:37:21 AM
Red Hat today announced the acquisition of privately held eNovance in a deal that brings one of the top OpenStack cloud contributors into the Red Hat fold. The deal is valued at approximately 50 million euros in cash and 20 million euros in shares of Red Hat common stock, which converts to approximately $95 million USD.

TuxMachines: Lighting automation system syncs bulbs with music

Thursday 19th of June 2014 12:24:35 AM

An MIT spinoff is Kickstarter-funding its AllJoyn and OpenWRT Linux based “Q” system, which syncs its smart bulbs to mobile music it streams to a stereo.

The Q name derives from the system’s Q Station router, “allowing you to both create a Q (queue) of music and send lighting Qs (cues) from the same smartphone app,” says MIT spinoff Belleds Technologies. (And if you also happen to envision hardware hacker hero Q from James Bond, so much the better.)

The project has 28 days left to raise about $70,000, with packages starting at $49 for a Q Station prototyping board and a single Smart Bulb or $89 for a finished Q Station and three bulbs. Shipments are expected in December.

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Reddit: Top 10 Linux Easter Eggs

Thursday 19th of June 2014 12:06:36 AM

LXer: In Ireland You Can Buy an HP With KDE?

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 11:40:10 PM
Big Irish computer retailer now selling laptop with KDE.

Reddit: [question] advantages of Linux

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:44:51 PM

Hey guys. So I have a samsung Chromebook ARM and was interested in running Linux. But first I was curious about the pros and cons of doing this. Any answers would be helpful thanks everyone!

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LXer: Lighting automation system syncs bulbs with music

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:42:59 PM
An MIT spinoff is Kickstarter-funding its AllJoyn and OpenWRT Linux based “Q” system, which syncs its smart bulbs to mobile music it streams to a stereo. The Q name derives from the system’s Q Station router, “allowing you to both create a Q (queue) of music and send lighting Qs (cues) from the same smartphone app,” says MIT spinoff Belleds Technologies. (And if you also happen to envision hardware hacker hero Q from James Bond, so much the better.)

Reddit: So... can Linux break my video card?

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:20:22 PM

Major noob here, and I'm absolutely aware that correlation/coincidence rarely coincides with causation. I recently installed Linux onto a 1 year old laptop that had very limited use (maybe 500-1000 hrs. uptime, max). One to two weeks later, the video card went kaput. Using an NVIDIA Quadro 3000M on a Dell Precision M6600. I'm also using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers over the OpenGL suite. A colleague of mine keeps telling me that Linux fried my graphics card, but I am inclined to believe otherwise. Nonetheless, I am clueless about how drivers and hardware interact with each other, so I can't really provide a valid defense. Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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LXer: Amazon launches Fire

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:45:48 PM
The Android-based Amazon Fire smartphone was launched today and includes some innovative features.

Reddit: Help me find a reason to continue using Linux

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:34:33 PM

I'm a linux newb, but I've installed a few different distros on a few different boxes over the past year. Just dabbling. The biggest project was a Lubuntu entertainment/media server that turned out to be horribly buggy and under-powered compared to the XP install it replaced. I want to continue learning and appreciating linux, but I simply can't find any projects or reasons to use it!

I'm a systems administrator at the office and I'm an artist/musician at home. I spend my days supporting Microsoft Office, Windows-only accounting software, a cloud email service, and a Windows domain. I'd be burned at the stake if I switched our users to GNOME, and deploying a Samba box just means they'd have to pay more for my replacement when I leave the company. Linux doesn't seem to be justified at work.

I spend my evenings working in Photoshop and Pro Tools (audio production), but there don't seem to be any equivalent pieces of software out there. I'd have to run WINE just to use the machine, which seems stupid.

When I'm not working I'm watching videos and movies and gaming. Netflix and Youtube on linux seem to be flops, and gaming is very limited, so I've basically got a media server that has less than half the functionality of it's Windows precursor.

I hate to say it but I'm put off by the whole concept now. I see the potential and I want to learn for the sake of my career (and fun), but I can't for the life of me think of a worthwhile project. It's very frustrating.

Help!

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LinuxToday: Google and Facebook Open Source Important Tools

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:00:00 PM

OStatic: Just this month, both Google and Facebook have made some significant new contributions of projects.

LXer: Survey: Enterprise Private Clouds Driving OpenStack Adoption

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:48:37 PM
A new survey from database vendor Tesora found that businesses large and small are deploying OpenStack for private clouds.

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:44:40 PM