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Story New Cyber Threat Detection Tool Made Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2015 - 12:56am
Story Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Limited Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2015 - 12:48am
Story Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2015 - 12:43am
Story The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2015 - 12:30am
Story Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6 Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2015 - 12:13am
Story 13 Ways You Can Help Desktop Linux To Grow Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Today and Yesterday in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 8:29pm
Story DebEX Barebone Distro Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.2, Based on Debian 8.1 and Xfce 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 8:09pm
Story Elementary OS: Freya 0.3.1 is Here! Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 8:07pm
Story Announcing dex, an Open Source OpenID Connect Identity Provider from CoreOS Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 7:54pm

New Cyber Threat Detection Tool Made Open Source

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OSS

Lockheed’s move points to the power of open source, particularly when it comes to big overreaching issues such as cybersecurity. Rather than Lockheed keeping their tool as internal proprietary software and requiring others to license or purchase it, they recognized the potential their innovation holds for the greater good. This represents a huge step for both the open source and cybersecurity communities.

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Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Limited

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OSS

Two of the reasons to deploy an open source database are cost and philosophy. Philosophically, the open source movement subscribes to the notion that having community-developed product creates a better product, and/or “contributes to the world in a better way.” The other reason is cost, which usually means “free,” or at least no-charge for the software database license.

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Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains

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Google
Security

After seven years of development, Google continues its rapid pace of release and enhancement for its Chrome browser. On the seventh anniversary of the first Chrome public release on September 2, Google released Chrome stable version 45 and Chrome beta 46.

Google Chrome debuted on September 2, 2008 after months of speculation about Google's intentions regarding entering the browser market. The first Chrome browser entered the market at a time when Microsoft's IE still dominated, though Firefox was making a dent in that market share. Today, according to multiple sets of stats, including Statcounter, Google Chrome stands as the world's most popular web browser.

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The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015

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Linux

Good news everyone,

the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *September 2015*
has been released.

Since the last release 272 patches by 27 authors were merged.

Notable changes are:

* Network namespace testcases were rewritten from scratch

* New user namespaces testcases

* New testcases for various virtual network interfaces

* New umount2() testcases (for UMOUNT_NOFOLLOW, MNT_EXPIRE and MNT_DETACH flags)

* New open() testcase (for O_PATH flag)

* New getrandom() testcases

* New inotify, cpuset, futex_wake() and recvmsg() regression tests

+ The usual number of fixes and enhancements

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Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

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Android

Gateworks announced a 7-inch touchscreen Android development kit, with a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, GbE, WiFi, BT, GPS, USB, serial I/O, and dual mini-PCIe slots.

The Gateworks “GW11036″ Embedded Android Development Kit is aimed at easing the process of developing smart touchscreen-interfaced systems for use in a wide range of applications, including those requiring extended temperature operation. The kit builds on the company’s GW5224 single board computer, adding a 7-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel TFT display, capacitive touchscreen, wireless modules, and a customized, microSD-bootable, Android KitKat operating system.

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13 Ways You Can Help Desktop Linux To Grow

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GNU
Linux

This is the condition when there are over 300 Linux distributions with a number of them being desktop focused. Linux was (and still) considered to be the “geek only” zone with the biggest misconception that one need to know the command line to use Linux.

Times have changed. Linux is a lot more user-friendly than what it used to be in late 90’s or early 2000. The chances for Linux to gain market share is now and you definitely could help in this cause.

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DebEX Barebone Distro Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.2, Based on Debian 8.1 and Xfce 4.12

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Linux
Debian

After announcing the release of the DebEX GNOME and KDE Editions, Arne Exton had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his DebEX Barebone distribution.

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Elementary OS: Freya 0.3.1 is Here!

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Linux

After just a few months, we’re excited to announce a major upgrade for elementary OS Freya! This new version 0.3.1 closes about 200 reports and brings new features, tons of fixes, better hardware support, visual polish, and enhanced translations.

We’re very proud to share some elementary OS download stats as well! So far, elementary OS has been downloaded an estimated 5 million times. Of those downloads, we’re seeing that almost 70% are coming from Windows and OS X. So, “Welcome and congratulations!” to the over 3 million new users of an open source operating system!

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Announcing dex, an Open Source OpenID Connect Identity Provider from CoreOS

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OS
OSS

Today we are pleased to announce a new CoreOS open source project called dex: a standards-based identity provider and authentication solution.

Just about every project requires some sort of authentication and user-management. Applications need a way for users to log-in securely from a variety of platforms such as web, mobile, CLI tools and automated systems. Developers typically use a platform-dependent solution or, just as often, find existing solutions don't quite address their needs and so they resort to writing their own solution from scratch.

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Samsung rolls out a round, Tizen-based Gear S2 watch

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Linux

Samsung debuted its gen 2 smartwatch: a round, 11.5mm thick “Gear S2″ device with a 1.2-inch 360×360 pixel AMOLED display. As expected, it runs Tizen.

Samsung’s Tizen Linux-based Gear S2 smartwatch, which was recently teased at the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge S6+ launch, features a round watch-faced, up to three days battery life, and a rotating bezel to augment the touchscreen UI. A slightly thicker 3G model with up to two hours of life supports voice calls, according to a report from The Verge.

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GNOME 3.17.91 released!

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GNOME

Hi,

the second beta release of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle is finally here!

With this release we are officially now in "The String Freeze" [1] (that
stacks with all the current freezes):

- String Freeze: no string changes may be made without confirmation
from the l10n team (gnome-i18n ) and notification to both the release
team and the GDP (gnome-doc-list ).

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: KDE

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KDE
  • KDE-5_15.09 – september release for Slackware-current
  • Kontact and GnuPG under Windows

    Kontact has, in contrast to Thunderbird, integrated crypto support (OpenPGP and S/MIME) out-of-the-box.

    That means on Linux you can simply start Kontact and read crypted mails (if you have already created keys).

    After you select your crypto keys, you can immediately start writing encrypted mails. With that great user experince I never needed to dig further in the crypto stack.

  • Randa – KDE sprints 2015
  • KDE 5 Application Dashboard: A fullscreen app launcher that beats the competition

    Fullscreen applications launchers are my favorite kind of application menus, of which there are several to choose from on the K Desktop Environment, or KDE.

    On KDE 4, available options are the Takeoff Launcher, Simple Welcome, and Homerun.

  • Krita 2.9.7 Released!

    Two months of bug fixing, feature implementing, Google-Summer-of-Code-sweating, it’s time for a new release! Krita 2.9.7 is special, because it’s the last 2.9 release that will have new features. We’ll be releasing regular bug fix releases, but from now on, all feature development focuses on Krita 3.0. But 2.9.7 is packed! There are new features, a host of bug fixes, the Windows builds have been updated with OpenEXR 2.2. New icons give Krita a fresh new look, updated brushes improve performance, memory handling is improved… Let’s first look at some highlights:

  • Last Krita 2.9 Release Adds New Features, Fixes 150 Bugs, Krita 3.0 Coming Next

    The development team of the popular, open-source, and cross-platform digital painting software Krita, acclaimed by numerous artists from all over the world, have announced the release of the last maintenance version of the 2.9 branch.

GIMP and GNOME Foundation

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GNU
GNOME

Red Hat Results, Beta Release

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Red Hat

Fedora: The Latest

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Red Hat
  • Flock Rochester

    I’m not going to do a day by day outline of what I did at flock, if I did it would basically be “blah blah blah I talked a lot to a lot of people about a lot of tech topics” and anyone that’s ever met me would have guessed that! It was, as in the past, a great conference. A big shout out to the organisers for an excellent event with two excellent evening events! So I’m going to give a brief summary to my talks and link to slides and video recordings.

  • Day 4 of Flock 2015
  • Write the Docs 2015

    Writing documentation is not only about writing, but actually a lot about layout, accessibility, UX and UI, too. So I actually enjoyed listening to Beth Aitman, for example (here are here slides). Among the most memorable were Elijah Caine with his talk about writing emails, which I really really hope more people could listen to, and Christina Elmore talking about creative problem solving. One of my personal favorites was a lightning talk by Marcin Warpechowski about laptop stickers! TL;DR – stickers are a great way to engage employees and the community! Got me (and actually everybody) excited about stickers even more and willing to create some. GitHub’s octocat also contributed to my feelings about stickers. They actually produce a special version for all conferences they attend! Also I think it was ladies from GitHub taking most the notes (or maybe I just happened to seat behind them Wink ).

  • F23 Cloud Base Test Day September 8th!

    For this test day we are going to concentrate on the base image. We will have vagrant boxes (see this page for how to set up your machine), qcow images, raw images, and AWS EC2 images. In a later test day we will focus on the Atomic images and Docker images.

  • Impostor syndrome talk: FAQs and follow-ups
  • More Fedora 22 scrollbar annoyances (fixed)
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