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Story Rolling-release testing Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 9:16am
Story Open source streamlines pension system Croatia Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:23am
Story GTK+ Gains Native Support For OpenGL Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 6:01am
Story Meet on Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:15am
Story 3.8 Million Raspberry Pi Linux Computers Sold - Oh My! Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:01am
Story Now, Zen Mobile to launch low cost Firefox smartphone in October Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:54am
Story Rolling Release Round-Up and GNOME's Comeback Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:01am
Story Scientific Linux 7.0 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 1:26am
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Ten Year Old "Critical" Bug Discovered In OpenBSD

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Security
BSD

While OpenBSD generally prides itself on being a secure, open-source operating system and focusing more on code corectness and security rather than flashy features, it turns out a potential security bug has been living within OpenBSD for the past decade.

Phoronix German ready "FRIGN" wrote in to Phoronix this afternoon with a subject entitled, "10 year old critical bug in OpenBSD discovered." He pointed out a post today about a bug discovered in OpenBSD's polling subsystem that could allow DDoS-style attacks on servers, "a critical bug in the polling-subsystem in OpenBSD has been uncovered which allows DDoS-attacks on servers using a non-standard derivation from the POSIX-standard in marking file descriptors non-readable when they should return EOF."

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Raspberry Pi compatible HDMI stick, STB seeks funding

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Linux
Debian

A Kickstarter project from a startup called I2P Designs has spun a Raspberry Pi compatible HDMI stick computer plus a media player with an optional HDD.

The combined Raspberry HDMI Stick (Pi-Stick) and Raspberry STB (Pi-STB) project is looking for £50,000 (about $80,000) in Kickstarter funding, with 11 days left to go. The project is listed under the name Richard Swatton, who appears to be CEO of Shenzhen-based startup I2P Designs. The Pi-Stick and Pi-STB are ready to go for £50 ($80) apiece, and like the almost complete Pi-STB-HDD version of the Pi-STB, are set to ship in November.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Debian 8.0 Beta 2 "Jessie" Released with GNOME as Default

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GNOME
Debian

The Debian Installer Team has announced that Debian Installer Jessie Beta 2 is out and ready for download. This latest version brings some very interesting changes for Jessie and a ton of improvements.

The Debian installer is always launched first, so if you want to test the latest Debian 8 version, you will have to install it. There is no Live CD, which means that you will need to have a lot of patience. From what we've seen so far, Debian Jessie Beta 2 was worth the wait.

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Jono Bacon: How to Build Exponential Open Source Communities

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Open source projects live and die by their communities. Cultivating that core group of developers, administrators, users and other contributors who work together to improve the code base is no easy task, even for experienced community managers. There are some tried-and-true methods to follow, however, pioneered by some of the best open source communities around.

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Top 4 Alternatives for iOS and Android – Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen and Sailfish

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Linux
Moz/FF
Ubuntu

Firefox OS was developed by Mozilla and it made its appearance in 2012, but it was released one year later for smartphones and tablets, following to be used on smart TVs as well. It was built on HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, which means that the websites are treated as applications and the HTML5 apps are communicating with the phone’s hardware through Web APIs. This makes it unique, but it’s not just a browser that runs on a Linux-based OS. Even the camera or the dialer are considered applications, and every website that is ran in the form of an app is accessed through Gecko engine. For now, the devices that can support Fire OS are Keon and Peak by Geeksphone.

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The Ubuntu Touch RTM #3 Image Got Better support for Secure Connections and Updates For The Dialer, Messaging And Adress Book Apps

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Ubuntu

While the first Ubuntu Touch RTM (release to manufacturing) image has been made available a few weeks ago, the Ubuntu Touch RTM #3 image has been recently released, bringing better user feedback for secure connections has been implemented, the developer mode has been enhanced, and fixes for the dialer, messaging, address-book, the ofono packages have been added and the Mir display server and QtMir packages have been updated.

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Also see:

  • Meizu: Ubuntu Touch Landing On Meizu MX4 In December

    Meizu’s MX4 flagship has been launched at the beginning of last month and the device is selling like hotcakes. People around the world have ordered (and many of them already received) Meizu’s flagship. It seems like Meizu will soon get an interesting software offering. Meizu, Bq and Canonical announced their partnership a while ago and it was just a matter of time before we see Ubuntu on Meizu, that’s at least what everyone was guessing at the time.

  • UbuTricks

    UbuTricks is a Zenity-based, graphical script with a simple interface. Although early in development, its aim is to create a simple, graphical way of installing updated applications in Ubuntu 14.04 and future releases.

Open Source GNOME 3 Desktop Environment Wins Back Fans

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OSS
GNOME

Is there still a future for GNOME 3, the open source Linux desktop that was once massively popular, yet in recent years has seen its preponderance wane in favor of alternatives such as Xfce and Canonical's Unity? Recent indicators say yes.

Full disclosure: I should was an avid GNOME user in the days of GNOME 2, the dead-simple yet elegant desktop environment that powered many Linux desktops for the better part of a decade. But when the GNOME developers switched their focus to the next generation of the platform, GNOME 3, circa 2011, I jumped ship, mostly because I couldn't make sense of GNOME Shell, the developers' attempt to discard everything users have learned to expect from the desktop-computer experience over the last 30 years and impose a radically new metaphor of user interaction in its place.

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Open source as second nature to this project leader

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Red Hat
Interviews

Heiko Rupp, a contributor to Opensource.com and Principal Software Engineer and Project Lead for the RHQ project at Red Hat, shares with us in this Community Spotlight the hardware he wishes were more open in his life. Heiko also gives a glimpse into his day-to-day on the RHQ-Project, an enterprise management solution for JBoss middleware projects and other server-side applications.

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Pi Vessel Mini PC Based On Raspberry Pi Platform Running Linux (video)

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Linux

German developers have this week launched a new mini PC called the Pi Vessel, which as the name suggests is based on tGerman developers have this week launched a new mini PC called the Pi Vessel, which as the name suggests is based on the Raspberry Pi platform and comes supplied running a version of the versatile Linux operating system.

The Pi Vessel has been created to provide a complete mini PC package and offers a fully enclosed Pi minicomputer using the Raspberry Pi a model B+ computer encased in an aluminium outer casing.he Raspberry Pi platform and comes supplied running a version of the versatile Linux operating system.

The Pi Vessel has been created to provide a complete mini PC package and offers a fully enclosed Pi minicomputer using the Raspberry Pi a model B+ computer encased in an aluminium outer casing.
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Moodle will always be an open source project

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OSS

In 2001, Moodle was launched as an online solution for educators to freely adopt as a tool to reach and engage students in the learning experience within their own websites. Today, Moodle’s design and evolution continues to achieve this goal as a free and open source learning platform with clear pedagogical principles, adopted by over 50 million users in pretty much every country that has computers.

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Indians on open source honour roll

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OSS

Sayan Chowdhury couldn't believe his name would be etched on the wall of fame along with other Mozillians. The Mozilla Monument outside the company's office in San Francisco recognizes contributors who've helped the maker of the Firefox browser and other products keep the internet alive, open and accessible. Chowdhury is one among the 5,000-odd Mozilla volunteers doing his bit for the love of code.

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Stanford dropout returns to teach open-source startup class

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OSS

Nine years ago, Sam Altman was a Stanford University computer science student. And then he dropped out to start a startup.

This year, he's returned to campus -- not to finish his degree, but to teach a class called "How to Start a Startup."

Altman, whose mobile location startup Loopt eventually sold for a cool $43.4 million, is now 29 years old and the president of Y Combinator, an accelerator that provides seed funding and guidance to fledgling startups. He launched the class to make the wealth of knowledge Y Combinator gives to a select group of startups more publicly available -- not only by giving it to a class of 300 Stanford students but to everyone.

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NVIDIA Linux 2D Benchmarks With The GeForce GTX 980

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Last week having done the GeForce GTX 980 Linux review with a ton of OpenGL benchmarks followed by GTX 980 OpenCL benchmarks and yesterday even running some updated NVIDIA VDPAU Linux benchmarks, next up for this high-end Maxwell graphics processor are some 2D performance benchmarks using NVIDIA's binary blob.

This weekend I ran some fairly straight forward NVIDIA 2D benchmarks from their 343.22 proprietary driver: workloads included QGears2, Render Bench, and GtkPerf -- all ran of course by the automated Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

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Elasticsearch director tells us how the magic happens

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Interviews
OSS

I was introduced to open source nearly 15 years ago by a friend when I asked him what that foot thing was bouncing around on his screen saver. He then explained what GNOME was and what open source software was. I was hooked immediately; the philosophy and methodology made perfect sense to me. It took awhile for it to become the focus of my career, but it's been an incredibly rewarding path.

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Linux Mint 17.1 to Let Users Choose the Login Screen Design

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Linux

Most of the Linux operating systems usually choose a specific design for the login window and stick with it. Developers rarely let users choose details about the login window, and at most they only allow them to modify the background.

On the other hand, Linux Mint developers are pulling all the stops for their 17.1 update and they have already made a ton of modifications, including the possibility to change that green theme into something else. Installing new themes wasn't difficult, but now it's a lot easier.

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How thin? Imagine the Linux server as a process

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Linux

Lately I've been causing a ruckus among readers who appear to have a very narrow view of Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. My main point has been that we need a streamlined, finely tailored Linux server distro that better supports what server instances are becoming: transient, highly specialized bundles of processes and services. At some point, beyond Linux containers and cloud-scale server instances, we hit on the concept of server as process.

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GNU Make 4.1 released!

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GNU

The next stable version of GNU make, version 4.1, has been released and is available for download from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make/

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