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Story Google Play Store/Chrome Web Store Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 6:00pm
Story GitHub rumor confirmed: It raised $250M at $2B valuation Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:55pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:38pm
Story Coverity Report Finds Open Source Code Quality Beats Commercial Code Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:35pm
Story DragonFlyBSD Has Full-Acceleration Now Working For Intel Broadwell Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:29pm
Story Elive 2.6.8 beta released Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:17pm
Story Leftovers: SysAdmins/Servers Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:12pm
Story HP ProBook 455 G2 Ubuntu review: It's dirt-cheap, but this budget laptop may not be your dream come true Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 3:21pm
Story LibreOffice 4.4.5 "Still" Arrives with Over 80 Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 3:11pm
Story Webconverger 31 Kiosk OS Is Now Using Firefox 39 Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 3:08pm

Debian GNU/Linux No Longer Supports the SPARC Hardware Architecture

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On July 27, the Debian Project, through Joerg Jaspert, announced the effective removal of support for the SPARC hardware architecture from the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

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ExLight Linux Live DVD 64 bit with Enlightenment 0.19.7 and kernel 4.0.0-4-exton

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1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 15.04 (alias Vivid Vervet) and Debian 8.1 Jessie.
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.19.7.
3. I have replaced kernel 3.18.0-10-exton with kernel 4.0.0-4-exton.

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Manjaro Linux Needs Your Help, Here's How You Can Contribute UPDATED

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The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, has posted an interesting article on the project's website informing the entire Linux community that they need your help to contribute to the Arch Linux-based distribution.

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Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment Improves X11 Compatibility with Older EFLs

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Immediately after having announced the major Enlightenment 0.19.6 release, the developers of the modern and lightweight desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions offered Enlightenment 0.19.7 for download.

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How to Update Linux Kernel for Improved System Performance

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The rate of development for the Linux kernel is unprecedented, with a new major release approximately every two to three months. Each release offers several new features and improvements that a lot of people could take advantage of to make their computing experience faster, more efficient, or better in other ways.

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Also: Linux Kernel 4.2 RC4 Announced by Linus Torvalds, Fixes Major Issues

Linux 4.2-rc4 Released, But 4.2 Isn't Quite Calming Down

GNOME Initial Setup Gets a Revamp with New Functionality and Bugfixes

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During the release cycle of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, the GNOME developers updated the GNOME Initial Setup components, which is displayed only once when you first install the GNOME desktop on your GNU/Linux distribution.

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Linux 4.2-rc4

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I really wish that things were calming down, but it hasn't happened
quite yet. It's not like this is particularly big or scary, but it's
also not at the stage where it's really starting to get quiet and the
bugs are really small and esoteric.

So we still had some bugs due to the low-level x86 asm cleanup work,
and the 32-bit compat 'syscall' instruction (only used on AMD) was
subtly broken. That should be all fixed now, so if you run a 64-bit
kernel and have 32-bit user space (including things like wine etc) and
saw problems earlier, go ahead and update.

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Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping Ubuntu Software Center

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The Ubuntu MATE distro will no longer ship with the Ubuntu Software Center, starting with the next 15.10 Alpha 2 released, announced one of the project developers.

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The Penguin or the Egg: How To Increase Adoption Of Desktop Linux

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Dual-booting Windows and Linux really sucks. It’s not because I hate Windows, either. It’s because I feel it should be unnecessary. It’s a half-measure that allows a lot of Linux users to play games or get things done.

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today's leftovers

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Software

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  • PiwigoPress release 2.30

    I just pushed a new release of PiwigoPress (main page, WordPress plugin dir) to the WordPress servers. This release incorporates some new features, mostly contributed by Anton Lavrov (big thanks!)

  • Lighttpd 1.4.36 Disables SSL 3.0 By Default
  • RcppZiggurat 0.1.3
  • Rcpp 0.12.0: Now with more Big Data!

    Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C++ code. As of today, 423 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making analyses go faster and further. Note that this is 60 more packages since the last release in May! Also, BioConductor adds another 57 packages, and casual searches on GitHub suggests many more.

  • Introducing etcd 2.1

    After months of focused work, etcd 2.1 has been released. Since the etcd 2.0 release in January, the team has gathered a ton of valuable feedback from real-world environments. And based on that feedback, this release introduces: authentication/authorization APIs, new metric endpoints, improved transportation stability, increased performance between etcd servers, and enhanced cluster stability.

  • DICOM viewer and converter in Debian

Leftovers: Gaming

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Plasma Mobile Media and Blog Coverage

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More KDE:

  • Akademy Talks Day 1

    The KDE community has spent the day in western Spain giving and watching talks showing new developments in the community and where we are likely to be going in the next year.

  • Speech-Based, Natural Language Conversational Recommender Systems

    The developed prototype was written in C++, using Qt4. The speech recognition system was realized with the open-source speech recognition solution Simon, using a custom, domain-specific speech model that was especially adapted to the pervasive Styrian dialect. Simon was modified to integrate OpenEAR, which was used to evaluate a statement’s “arousal” value, to realize the paralingual weighting discussed above (this modification can be found in Simon’s “emotion” branch).

  • Announcing WikiFM

    Earlier today I gave a talk at Akademy 2015 about WikiFM. Videos of the talk should shortly become available. Based on the feedback that I have received during and after the talk, I have written a short resume of the points which raised more interest. They are aimed at the general KDE developer community, who doesn’t seem completely aware of the project and its scope.

Android Leftovers

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Security Leftovers

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  • The scariest thing about the Chrysler hack is how hard it was to patch

    Chrysler is having a bad week. On Tuesday, Wired published a fantastic and gripping report detailing an open vulnerability in Chrysler's UConnect system, allowing attackers to take control of transmission, brakes, or even steering. There was already a patch available when the article was published, but because cars required physical updates, most cars hadn't received it. Today, Chrysler upped the ante, asking 1.4 million cars to report to dealerships or install a patch mailed out over USB. It's the biggest vulnerability we've ever seen from a car company, and a firsthand demonstration of how hard it is to patch a problem once it pops up.

  • 1/2 TRILLION spent on IT upgrades, but IRS, Feds still use DOS, old Windows

    President Obama's team has spent more than a half trillion dollars on information technology but some departments, notably the IRS, still run on DOS and old Windows, which isn't serviced anymore, according to House chairman.

  • US won’t publicly blame China for massive government hacks – reports

    Despite the fact that numerous American officials have blamed China for the massive hack that involved the personal data theft of millions of government employees, the United States has reportedly chosen not to publicly point the finger at Beijing.

    Two breaches at the Office of Personnel Management this year put the data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, raising concern about foreign cyberattacks and lax government security measures.

  • Car hack uses digital-radio broadcasts to seize control

    Several car infotainment systems are vulnerable to a hack attack that could potentially put lives at risk, a leading security company has said.

    NCC Group said the exploit could be used to seize control of a vehicle's brakes and other critical systems.

    The Manchester-based company told the BBC it had found a way to carry out the attacks by sending data via digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio signals.

  • After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix

    Welcome to the age of hackable automobiles, when two security researchers can cause a 1.4 million product recall.

    On Friday, Chrysler announced that it’s issuing a formal recall for 1.4 million vehicles that may be affected by a hackable software vulnerability in Chrysler’s Uconnect dashboard computers. The vulnerability was first demonstrated to WIRED by security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek earlier this month when they wirelessly hacked a Jeep I was driving, taking over dashboard functions, steering, transmission and brakes. The recall doesn’t actually require Chrysler owners to bring their cars, trucks and SUVs to a dealer. Instead, they’ll be sent a USB drive with a software update they can install through the port on their vehicle’s dashboard.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars over remote hack vulnerability
  • Valerie Plame: OPM breach is 'absolutely catastrophic' to security

    "When you have access to information about the friends, family members and health issues of someone who works for the U.S. government, you can use that to try to get close to that person and gather intelligence," she said. "To my mind, the OPM breach is absolutely catastrophic for our national security."

  • Newest Remote Car Hacking Raises More Questions About Reporter’s Death

    As readers of WhoWhatWhy know, our site has been one of the very few continuing to explore the fiery death two years ago of investigative journalist Michael Hastings, whose car left a straight segment of a Los Angeles street at a high speed, jumped the median, hit a tree, and blew up.

    Our original report described anomalies of the crash and surrounding events that suggest cutting-edge foul play—that an external hacker could have taken control of Hastings’s car in order to kill him. If this sounds too futuristic, a series of recent technical revelations has proven that “car hacking” is entirely possible. The latest just appeared this week.

  • This Jordanian Left Her Life as a Beauty Queen to Be an Islamic State-Fighting Hacktivist

    Lara Abdallat is not your average beauty queen. She was Miss Jordan 2010 and first runner-up to Miss Arab 2011, but she abandoned her career in pageantry to do something slightly more controversial and dangerous.

    Abdallat is currently fighting the Islamic State group and Islamic extremists as a hacktivist with Ghost Security, an international counterterrorism organization tenuously affiliated with Anonymous, perusing the Deep Web and the Darknet for suspicious activity.

NetBSD Ported To Run On NVIDIA's Jetson TK1

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The latest ARM platform that NetBSD has been ported to is the NVIDIA Jetson TK1.

This Tegra K1 ARM SoC Cortex-A15 development board is now in a fairly good working state with HDMI audio/video working along with other stability fixes. The NetBSD -current code is working on this board with the customized "JETSONTK1" kernel.

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The 10 best Android features you can’t live without

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Not strictly a feature, no, but it’s one of the reasons so many people like Android: unlike certain other platforms, there’s a massive choice of handsets to choose from at all kinds of prices - and even the really cheap ones are really good.

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iPhone vs Android comparison: does Android have the edge?

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What’s interesting, though, is how similar the platforms are becoming. Android firms are doing a pretty good job of matching Apple’s design smarts, while Apple has clearly noticed how much people like Google Now. The platforms may be bitter rivals, but their battle is driving big improvements in both iPhones and Android devices - and that means everybody’s a winner.

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