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|Story||Unicode 8.0 Support Added To GNOME's GLib||Rianne Schestowitz||05/10/2015 - 12:49am|
|Story||Huawei Watch Review: Best Android Wear Smartwatch Available||Rianne Schestowitz||05/10/2015 - 12:41am|
|Story||Linux Kernel 4.1.10 LTS Is Now Available for Download with Networking Fixes||Roy Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 11:39pm|
|Story||How Debian managed the systemd transition||Roy Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 9:10pm|
|Story||Linux 4.3-rc4||Rianne Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 8:20pm|
|Story||Linux.Wifatch ‘malware’ is actually making routers more secure||Rianne Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 8:15pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 4:41pm|
|Story||Wine Staging: Release 1.7.52||Roy Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 2:54pm|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||04/10/2015 - 1:29pm|
|Story||Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix) Update With Calamares Installer, Tweaks And Latest Applications||Mohd Sohail||04/10/2015 - 1:27pm|
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced publication of "The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement," co-authored with the Software Freedom Conservancy. The document lays out the principles that both organizations follow when they receive reports that a company is violating copyleft terms like the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).
Orbbec has launched an “Astra Pro” 3D depth camera, also available in a Linux-based “Persee” camera-PC, with an 8-meter range and 5-millimeter accuracy.
Shenzhen-based Orbbec has gone to Indiegogo to launch a campaign for a $79 and up Orbbec Astra Pro 3D depth sensing camera and a $179 and up Orbbec Persee camera and sensing computer aimed at developers. The devices enable 3D and gesture control applications for home, office, retail, education, entertainment, manufacturing, robotics, 3D scanning and printing, point cloud, and other creative and DIY projects, says Orbbec, which has been developing the technology for three years.
However, even if you're running a Linux-based OS on your desktop there's a good chance you're not vulnerable to the malware that is forcing machines to join this botnet.
For a start, Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, isn't set up in a way that allows new users to get infected.
The Linux Foundation Releases First-Ever Value of Collaborative Development Report [Ed: the press release]
- The 'Microsoft Loves Linux' Baloney is Still Being Floated in the Media While Microsoft Attacks Linux With Patents, New Lawsuits Reported
- The Microsoft Botnet Goes Bonkers and ATMs Running Windows Spew Out Cash
- Black Duck Continues to Pile FUD on Free/Libre Software
- Links 30/9/2015: New Kernels, Nexus Devices
- Links 28/9/2015: Last News Catchup Before Resumption
On the last day of September, Mozilla pushed the first point release of the recently announced Mozilla Firefox 41.0 web browser to users worldwide, a hotfix build that patches five critical issues.
In a recent survey I conducted of government departments’ use and understanding of FOSS, I found that most officers are aware of open source. However, I also found that officers have a limited appreciation of the principles of transparency that open source software is based on. They are aware that FOSS is a low-cost, basically free, alternative to proprietary software, but are unaware of the strong intangible benefits it provides, such as those of process transparency .
RancherOS is a container-native operating system designed solely for running Docker containers. It’s one of 6 operating systems designed just for Docker and other container runtimes in active development.
On an operating system of that nature, you need containers for providing system-wide services other than running applications. They are called system containers in Project Atomic, a container-native OS developed by the folks at Fedora. In this linked-to blogged post, Ivan Mikushin from Rancher, the company developing RancherOS, shows how to use Docker Compose to create such system containers.
IBM is into “identifying disruptive technology that’s changing the industry,” according to Swanberg. Linux, he mentioned, is one of those very technologies that IBM supported that’s done just that. Additionally, IBM wants to “[identify] open technologies,” which Linux is yet also an example of. “Embracing open on the software front and the hardware front” is at the core of IBM’s future vision of innovation, and it appears as though it has struck a balance.