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Story elementary OS Freya Available For Download, See What`s New [Video, Screenshots] Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:03pm
Story 5 Things To Know About The Rise Of Open Source Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 12:49pm
Story Late Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 7:39am
Story Magiea 5 Coming Along and Document Freedom Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:51am
Story Linux Kernel (OMAP4) Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:45am
Story Manjaro Devs Fix Embarrassing Expired SSL Certificate Problem Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:37am
Story Top 5 Android smartphones — April 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:29am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:07am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:06am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2015 - 5:06am

Wine 1.7.40 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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wine development version 1.7.40 released linux

Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.40 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.
 

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Tiny SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Cortex-A5

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Linux

Denx announced an “MA5D4″ COM that runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D4 SoC, plus a baseboard kit that adds a touchscreen and CAN, serial, HDMI, USB, and camera ports.

Like Denx Computer Systems’s recent, Freescale i.MX6-based Denx M6R computer-on-module, the MA5D4 is supplied with the Yocto Linux based Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) distribution from sister company Denx Software Engineering. Applications are said to include mobile input and output terminals, measuring instruments, or scanners with simple UIs. Many other types of IoT gizmos could make use of this module, especially those that require low power consumption, which is claimed to be ~500mW on the MA5D4.

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Cube i7-CM is an Ubuntu tablet with Intel Core M

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Ubuntu

Chinese device maker Cube offers a range of tablets with Android, Windows, or both. Now the company’s launching its first tablet running Ubuntu Linux.

The Cube i7-CM is a tablet with an Intel Core M processor Canonical’s Linux-based operating system. It launches in China this week, but you should be able to have one shipped internationally if you find a seller at AliExpress or a store that exports Chinese tablets.

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Lots of GnuPG Vulnerabilities Have Been Closed in All Ubuntu OSes

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a number of GnuPG vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

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Scientific Linux 7.1 Is Coming Soon, Up To An RC State

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OS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 was released in March and since then all of the RHEL derivatives have been busy testing and pushing out their updates. The Scientific Linux development community is close to getting out their SL7.1 release but they're hoping for some last-minute testing.

Scientific Linux 7.1 RC1 was released last night with all of the RHEL 7.1 changes incorporated. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 brought Kpatch support, SSSD for CISF, USB 3.0 support for KVM as a tech preview feature, vCPU support in KVM up to 240 vCPUs, Btrfs improvements, and many package updates throughout. Those wanting to find out about the upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 improvements can find the release notes at RedHat.com.

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Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.40 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Support for kernel job objects.
- Various fixes to the ListView control.
- Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets.
- Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache.
- Improved support for MSI patches.
- Some fixes for ACL file permissions.
- Various bug fixes.

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Ubuntu MATE Could Be First Flavor to Get Launch Video, Community Help Needed

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Ubuntu

The development cycle for Ubuntu and all its flavors is coming to an end and the devs are getting ready for launch day. The Ubuntu MATE makers are now asking for the community's help in order to put together a launch video.

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Users Report Some Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu Phones Going into Reboot Loop

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Ubuntu

Users have reported that some of the Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu Edition phones are stuck in a continuous reboot loop and Canonical took notice. They are now investigating the problem, and they are looking for solutions.

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Open-source eats open-source: Why the innovation will never stop

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OSS

Technology only exists thanks to innovation. If nobody was pushing the boundaries with fresh ideas, then technology, and the people who depend on it, would have died out with the neanderthals. But while many people might believe the big tech vendors are the ones responsible for driving most of the innovation in computing today, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth.

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BlackArch Linux Offers Wealth of Security Research Tools

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Linux

There is no shortage of Linux-based operating systems focused on security research in the market today, including BackBox, Pentoo, CAINE and Kali Linux. While all of those Linux operating systems include a healthy volume of tools, BlackArch is in a category of its own in terms of the sheer number of included applications. BlackArch Linux version 2015.03.29, released March 29, provides users with more than 1,200 security tools. BlackArch is an Arch Linux-based security research operating system. Arch Linux is what is known as a rolling release Linux distribution that is constantly being updated. BlackArch includes anti-forensic, automation, backdoor, crypto, honeypot, networking, scanners, spoofers and wireless security tools. Among the interesting tools that BlackArch includes is Easy Creds, which aims to make it easier for security researchers to obtain user credentials during a penetration test. Within BlackArch's backdoor tools category is OpenStego, a steganography application, which can be used to hide data inside an image. eWEEK takes a look at some of the features in the BlackArch 2015.03.29 release.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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  • Steam for Linux Gains Users in March and Recovers After February Fall

    Valve has published the results of the Steam Hardware Survey for March, and it looks like Steam for Linux is again rising, although it is difficult to say if it's something permanent or just a simple spike up the graph.

  • Out There: Ω Edition Space Exploration Adventure Fully Released On Steam For Linux

    Out There: Ω Edition is a really nice space exploration game with zero combat. It impressed me during the beta, and the final release is now available.

  • Some More Classic Games Are Now On Steam For Linux

    Thanks to Night Dive Studios we now have a few more real classic games on Steam for Linux. A chance for some younger gamers to relive the experience.

  • The Banner Saga For Linux Is Coming Close To A Release

    The Banner Saga developers tweeted out recently that the game is nearing the final stages for Linux! I know quite a few are waiting on it, so I'm happy to relay the news.

  • How To Use A Nyko Playpad Bluetooth Controller On Linux Using Xboxdrv

    I've spent more hours than I care to admit in search of the perfect portable game controller to use with my laptop. I wanted something compact and Bluetooth enabled, so the Nyko Playpad seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. Unfortunately this little device is intended for the Android and iOS platforms. PC gaming was clearly an after thought for this thing, as is evidenced by the Android firmware updater that will prompt you to flash a PC-friendly version of the firmware, only to deny the request with promises that said feature is in the works. Highly doubtful. The Android software hasn't been updated in years, and is absolute rubbish. I finally had to use their Windows updater to flash the latest firmware.

Android Leftovers

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Open source is better off without FoundationDB

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OSS

Database startup FoundationDB mysteriously vanished at the end of last month, along with both the downloads of its proprietary database and its open source projects.

As it turned out, Apple bought the company for internal use. I was interested in how this was perceived. When Ben Kepes of Forbes initially wrote about the purchase, for example, he erred in characterizing FoundationDB as all open source. It was an easy mistake; the company used the language of developer communities. Many of us assume "open" when we hear "community" because open source is so much the default these days.

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IoT on Tizen with IoTivity

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Development
Linux

First, what is the Internet of Things? I will try to answer this question based on my personal research and experiments as a Tizen and IoTivity community contributor.

Many analysts or programmers may feel the “IoT hype” is overrated, since it became one of top buzz word of this year 2015, (it replaced big data which took the place of cloud the year before).

Believe it or not but I also think something big is happening now in the embedded world, pretty much similar to what happened when local networks were connected together into the Internet.

This can be a hasty analogy, but I see the very same pattern: while we’re used to connect embedded devices or computers, let’s transpose this one level down, then it’s easy to imagine the connections between each components of the system and the ability to deal with them as network nodes.

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Canonical Wants Ubuntu to Power the House of the Future

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Ubuntu

The home of tomorrow will be smart and it will be a part of the Internet of Things, but what operating systems will be behind everything? Canonical wants to make Ubuntu Snappy Core the engine for the house of the future, and that's the reason it's sponsoring the Mega Hackathon: Hack the Home event.

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UK Government Now Main Driver of ODF Advance: Kudos

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LibO
OOo

Back in July last year, I wrote about an incredible opportunity for the open source world. After years of disappointments, and despite the usual lobbying/threats by a certain large US software company against the move, the Cabinet Office announced that it was officially adopting the Open Document Format (ODF) for sharing or collaborating on government documents. At the time I exhorted everyone involved to do their utmost to make this work, since it was the biggest chance to show that open standards and open source were not just viable as a government solution, but actually better than the alternatives.

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Threat Modeling Tool Created by Mozilla Winter of Security Team

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Security

A web-based threat modeling tool was developed by undergraduate students at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada, as part of Mozilla’s Winter of Security project in 2014.

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