Most people who use computers understand at least the basics of how they work. There's the hardware, that actually does the computing; an operating system, that sits on top and serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the programs run by users, and then the actual applications we use which sit on top of that.
Diversified Trust Co lowered its position in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 25.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,709 shares of the open-source software company’s stock after selling 1,566 shares during the period. Diversified Trust Co’s holdings in Red Hat were worth $390,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the only complete and working LTS version of Ubuntu Linux out there is the version 14.04.3. Many users have forgotten about the existence of this perfectly usable version of Linux even as the latest LTS version, the 16.04 LTS, is to be released. Given the situation, it has not crossed the minds of many that said update to the fourth version of Ubuntu 14.04 is coming out a whole week later, even though the slight delay in release would hardly make much of a difference.
'N++' exists as one of the great platformers and ninja simulators. (Check out the review here). 'N++' is also a PS4 exclusive... for now. Developer Metanet has announced that a Steam version is in the works with a planned release date of "soonish."
Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to devices, according to Trend Micro.
The security company found 1,163 Android application packages containing the malware, which it calls ANDROIDOS_ LIBSKIN.A, wrote Jordan Pan, a mobile threats analyst with Trend. The malware obtains root access to the phone, the highest level of access and privilege.
South Korea’s consumer electronics behemoth Samsung Electronics has moved to be separated from Google after strengthening its relationship with Google in the smartphone sector.
Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0
Ken Moore, the lead developer for the BSD-based Lumina Desktop Environment, announced that another step towards the release of a full-fledged desktop environment for BSD variants (and Linux distros, for that matter) has been achieved with the release of version 0.8.8 yesterday.
For those of you keeping score at home, the Lumina Desktop Environment — let’s just call it Lumina for short — is a lightweight, XDG-compliant, BSD-licensed desktop environment focusing on getting work done while minimizing system overhead. Specifically designed for PC-BSD and FreeBSD, it has also been ported to many other BSD variants and Linux distros. Lumina is based on the Qt graphical toolkit and the Fluxbox window manager, and uses a small number of X utilities for various tasks.
Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Jorge Tudela Gonzalez de Riancho
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.
To illustrate how well the certification prepares you for the real world, the Linux Foundation is featuring some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with Jorge Tudela Gonzalez de Riancho.
Tails installer is now in Debian
One of the components of Tails, the Tails Installer is now in Debian thanks to the Debian Privacy Tools Maintainers Team.
Tails Installer is a graphical tool to install or upgrade Tails on a USB stick from an ISO image. It aims at making it easier and faster to get Tails up and running.
The previous process for getting started with Tails was very complex and was problematic for less tech-savvy users. It required starting Tails three times, and copying the full ISO image onto a USB stick twice before having a fully functional Tails USB stick with persistence enabled.