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Ex-Windows chief: Here’s why Microsoft waged war on open source

Wednesday 27th of May 2020 01:48:48 AM

Former Windows Division chief Steven Sinofsky has offered some context and a defense for Microsoft’s war on open source in the 1990s and early 2000s. The most famous quote capturing Microsoft’s previous approach to open source was from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Read More at ZDNet

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Systemd Will Change How Your Linux Home Directory Works

Wednesday 27th of May 2020 01:48:43 AM

The team behind systemd want you to adopt a new way of managing home directories. Calling it a “new way” is putting it lightly—this is a real paradigm shift for Linux. Here’s everything you need to know about systemd-homed, which is likely coming to a Linux distro near you.

Read More at How-To Geek

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World’s First AMD-Only Linux Laptop Officially Announced

Wednesday 27th of May 2020 01:48:36 AM

TUXEDO Computers has announced the TUXEDO Book BA15, powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U chip for the creation of what the company calls “the world’s first AMD-only and Linux-preinstalled laptop.” The laptop comes with integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics and features three different memory options, all of them powered by Samsung.

Read More at Softpedia News

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YouTube for Android tests showing a recommended Google Search result when searching in YouTube

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 06:32:34 PM

Following the recent rollout of the new Bedtime Reminders feature in YouTube for Android, Google has now started testing a new feature that will show search results from the web within the app. Google appears to be rolling out this new feature for some users via a server-side update.

Read More at XDA Developershe feature was recently spotted by Reddit user u/TheMrIggs when he searched “open beer with knife” in the YouTube app.

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Linux-creator Linus Torvalds joins Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips in embracing AMD over Intel

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 06:32:32 PM

Believe it or not, yet another Linus (no, not Linus van Pelt from Peanuts) is jumping to AMD, and this time it is probably a bigger deal than Sebastian’s current change of allegiance. Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, is no longer using an Intel CPU on his main computer.

Read More at BetaNews

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GNOME gets big open-source patent win

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 06:32:27 PM

In a surprise move, GNOME, makers of the popular Linux desktop of the same name, won not only a release and covenant not to be sued for any Rothschild patent but a release and covenant to any software that is released under an existing Open Source Initiative approved license.

Read More at ZDNet

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Raising the ground

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 06:31:17 PM

Want to create a program that displays an isometric grid receiving a file with coordinates in it? Well, Fredy Acuña from the Holberton School, a college alternative for training software engineers, is here to help you out. It is recommended to be familiar with C programming language and basics about SDL2.

Read More at Medium

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Is Open Source the Way Forward for SD-WAN?

Monday 25th of May 2020 05:18:40 PM

Speaking during a recent webinar, Slaymaker joined flexiWAN Founder and CEO Amir Zmora, whose company is the first to develop and launch an open source SD-WAN platform, in discussing the state of the SD-WAN market. They specifically discussed how an open source approach can address the technology’s most pressing challenges.

Read More at SDxCentral

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Android gets new accessibility features, including Google Assistant-powered Action Blocks

Saturday 23rd of May 2020 01:18:05 AM

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is announcing a few updates to its suite of accessibility features for Android. The biggest one is the final, public release of Action Blocks. Google is also adding features to Live Transcribe, Bluetooth support to Sound Amplify, and better navigation options to Voice Access.

Read More at The Verge

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Linux 5.8 Set To Optionally Flush The L1d Cache On Context Switch To Increase Security

Saturday 23rd of May 2020 01:18:02 AM

The Linux kernel patches that have been spearheaded by Amazon AWS engineers to optionally flush the L1 data cache on each context switch have now been queued in the x86/mm branch ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.8 kernel cycle.

Read More at Phoronix

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CrowdStrike Falcon bolsters Linux protection with ML prevention, custom and dynamic IoAs

Saturday 23rd of May 2020 01:17:59 AM

CrowdStrike Falcon platform is bolstering its Linux protection capabilities with additional features, including machine learning prevention, custom Indicators of Attack (IoAs) and dynamic IoAs. CrowdStrike delivers breach prevention and visibility from its cloud-delivered platform via a single lightweight agent that supports endpoints and cloud workloads on all platforms.

Read More at Help Net Security

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Keeping open-source groups alive: FOSS Responders

Saturday 23rd of May 2020 01:17:57 AM

Open source is doing great, but some open-source groups are getting knocked around by the pandemic. That’s where the newly formed FOSS Responders come in. It’s actually a group of open source leaders from companies like Indeed, Facebook, Google, Red Hat, GitHub, GitLab, etc.

Read More at ZDNet

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Check Point fixes a 20-year-old Linux security issue

Saturday 23rd of May 2020 01:15:08 AM

For around two decades now, hackers have exploited the design of the memory management system used by Linux programs in order to take control of a target’s computer. Now researchers at Check Point have introduced a new security mechanism for Linux users called ‘safe-linking’ which means attackers will need more than one vulnerability in order to take over the program.

Read More at BetaNews

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Open-source tech helps companies quickly adapt during pandemic

Friday 22nd of May 2020 01:14:35 AM

As the COVID-19 pandemic shakes the world, companies need to change to embrace remote work and increasingly online operations. One way to quickly adapt to these new dynamics is to use open-source tools, available for access from anywhere in the globe, according to SUSE’s Alan Clark.

Read More at SiliconANGLE

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How to install Ubuntu Server 20.04 with the new Live Installer

Friday 22nd of May 2020 01:14:34 AM

Ubuntu Server 20.04 (Focal Fossa) has been out for a while now. The latest release includes a new Live Installer, which provides the option to automatically update itself every time it boots. Let’s walk you through the installation of Ubuntu 20.04 with this exciting new offering from Canonical.

Read More at TechRepublic

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A look at how Jitsi became a ‘secure’ open-source alternative to Zoom

Friday 22nd of May 2020 01:14:32 AM

Amid the video conferencing boom, Zoom’s security and privacy-related problems made a lot of people skeptical about using its products. Plus, the company wasn’t transparent about communicating its mishaps forcing a lot of people to look for free open source products, and Jitsi emerged as a perfect solution for them.

Read More at TNW

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Microsoft’s romance with open source software is on display at Build 2020

Friday 22nd of May 2020 01:14:31 AM

An absolute ton of new announcements has been coming out of this week’s Microsoft Build 2020 virtual conference for Windows developers. Windows Terminal has just gone 1.0. The terminal itself is open source and is available for perusal and/or hacking at Github under the MIT license.

Read More at Ars Technica

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New Training Course Advances Knowledge to Encourage Node.js Application Development Careers

Thursday 21st of May 2020 06:36:44 PM
The Linux Foundation and OpenJS Foundation have announced the release of a new training course geared toward developers who wish to master and demonstrate Node.js specialization, in particular for creating Node.js applications. Node.js Application Development provides core skills for effectively harnessing a broad range of Node.js capabilities at depth, equipping developers with rigorous foundational skills and knowledge that will translate to building any kind of Node.js application or library. Learn more at: Linux Foundation Training

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SUSE turns open-source innovations into consumable business solutions

Thursday 21st of May 2020 02:50:46 AM

While cutting-edge technologies may be the most appropriate for solving increasingly sophisticated business problems, companies need easy-to-use solutions. Simplifying modernization to facilitate its consumption by companies is one of the goals of the open-source software company SUSE.

Read More at SiliconANGLE

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Unpatched Open Source Libraries Leave 71% of Apps Vulnerable

Thursday 21st of May 2020 02:50:44 AM

PHP and JavaScript developers need to pay close attention because different languages and frameworks have different rates of vulnerability. The management of open source libraries poses a major challenge for secure development as seven in 10 applications use at least one flawed open source library, according to a new study.

Read More at Dark Reading

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