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Story Will Red Hat Enter the Security Market? Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 9:10pm
Story 6 things technical leaders should consider around open-source software Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 9:06pm
Story OpenMandriva 2014.2 and openSUSE 42 Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 9:02pm
Story Linux as a lifestyle Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 8:59pm
Story Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 8:43pm
Story StackEngine's Boyd Hemphill: How Docker is Changing DevOps Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 8:21pm
Story The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:51pm
Story PC-BSD 10.2 Gets Ready For Release, 11.0-CURRENT For Testing Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:46pm
Story When Your Linux Servers Get Audited Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:43pm
Story Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:42pm

Will Red Hat Enter the Security Market?

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Red Hat
Security

Security is key part of the open source Linux operating system that Red Hat delivers to its customers. Yet despite the fact that security is baked into the operating system, Red Hat doesn't currently have a separate security offering.

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6 things technical leaders should consider around open-source software

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OSS

Many organisations have a wide array of open-source applications and code in use today – whether it be at the infrastructure and application layers, or in development frameworks and GitHub repositories.

However, the applications developer and infrastructure teams come under increasing pressure as organisations rush to develop new services for customers, comply with growing amounts of industry regulation, or simply strive to meet the needs of the information generation.

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OpenMandriva 2014.2 and openSUSE 42

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-s

Today in Linux news Kate Lebedeff announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2, a major update to 2014.1 released September 2014 and the first to support UEFI. In other news, Douglas DeMaio announced openSUSE 42, the next release of the gecko emblazoned Linux due in November. Elsewhere, Jack Germain reviewed Makulu 9 Aero and Alap Naik Desai reported Friday Microsoft hinted at a Linux OS at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago last month.

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Linux as a lifestyle

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Linux

I'm not going to lie to you, my transformation was not easy. It was a slow and painful process. But after I finished it, it felt like nothing before. Thanks to my stubbornness, I was able to truly embrace open source in my life. I gave some minor contributions to some of the worldly-known open source projects like Reddit and the Tor Project. I'm constantly writing about my open source experience on my blog. I started contributing to Opensource.com and to free software magazine written in Serbian language. I even became a guest blogger to a couple of blogs related to open source and IT in general.

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Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts

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KDE

Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.2. Plasma 5.3 was released in April with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

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More KDE:

  • KStars GSoC 2015 Project

    This year marks my first year as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentor, and it has been an exciting experience thus far. I have been a KStars developer for the last 12 years and it is amazing what KStars has accomplished in all those years.

  • Interview with Livio Fania

    Krita is by far the most complete digital painting tool developed on Linux.

  • GSoC Midterm Update

StackEngine's Boyd Hemphill: How Docker is Changing DevOps

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Linux
Server

“Docker is Linux containers for mere mortals,” Boyd Hemphill is fond of saying. The Director of Evangelism at container application management startup StackEngine organizes Docker Austin meetups, DevOps Days Austin and Container Days events. He has recently given a number of Docker 101 workshops around the country aimed at introducing DevOps professionals to the business advantages of embracing containers and the disposable development environments that they enable.

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The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub

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OSS

The ancient Library of Alexandria may have been the largest collection of human knowledge in its time, and scholars still mourn its destruction. The risk of so devastating a loss diminished somewhat with the advent of the printing press and further still with the rise of the Internet. Yet centralized repositories of specialized information remain, as does the threat of a catastrophic loss.

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PC-BSD 10.2 Gets Ready For Release, 11.0-CURRENT For Testing

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BSD

The PC-BSD development team today announced their 10.2 pre-release, which continues to be derived from FreeBSD. Additionally they've also announced new 11.0-CURRENT images for those wishing to get a look ahead at FreeBSD/PC-BSD 11.0.

The PC-BSD 10.2 pre-release / 11.0 current announcement didn't offer many details about all of the changes in store, but once PC-BSD 10.2 and PC-BSD/FreeBSD 11.0 are officially out, you can expect lengthy write-ups on Phoronix.

More details via the PCBSD.org blog.

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When Your Linux Servers Get Audited

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GNU
Linux
Server

If your Unix/Linux servers are to be involved in an ISO 27001 audit, there are a lot of things you should be doing ahead of time to ensure that they won't end up generating findings. While there are many things you can do to secure the systems you manage, the key to getting a Unix system to pass an ISO 27001 audit is knowing what the auditors are likely to ask and what they will need to see.

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Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better

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Linux
Ubuntu

Ubuntu is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul.

No, I don’t mean the huge shift to a converged Unity 8 desktop with the Mir display server, although that’s also coming. Ubuntu is going to move past Deb packages and apt-get in favor of Snappy, which is currently used for cloud images.

Canonical’s Ubuntu isn’t the only project looking to replace Linux packages with something better. The GNOME project is working on a sandboxed, cross-distribution application package framework.

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FEDORA WORKSTATION NEXT STEPS : INTRODUCING PINOS

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Red Hat

So what is Pinos? One of the original goals of Pinos was to provide the same level of advanced hardware handling for Video that PulseAudio provides for Audio. For those of you who has been around for a while you might remember how you once upon a time could only have one application using the sound card at the same time until PulseAudio properly fixed that. Well Pinos will allow you to share your video camera between multiple applications and also provide an easy to use API to do so.

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Razer’s open source virtual reality project now supports Android devices

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Android
OSS

Razer’s open source virtual reality project will support Android, which opens up the future of this mind-altering world to multiple devices.

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Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Officially Out with Cinnamon 2.6 - Screenshot Tour

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Linux

Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Cinnamon has been officially announced by Clement Lefebvre, the leader of the project, and it brings numerous upgrades for the desktop environment and the underlying operating system.

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Winter is coming: GPS and Linux leap second Armageddon predicted

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Linux

Linux computers are particularly prone to this, and last time several high-profile websites running databases such as Hadoop, including Linkedin, Reddit, and Yelp, were temporarily borked.
GPS trackers don't play nicely either and, given that their accuracy depends on the timings between receiver and satellite, it can make them inaccurate until the problem is addressed.

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Limit Your Linux Super Powers With su & sudo

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Linux

My goal today was to help you better understand the risks of logging in as root, and how to better take advantage of built-in utilities to limit your rootly super powers. If you insist on having a root account, at least make use of the su - -c [command] option. When possible, make the best use of sudo to maintain tight control over access to super powers. Remember, with power comes responsibility. Use your super powers wisely!

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Today in Techrights

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Misc

Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • PhotoFlow 0.1.4 Brings Only Bug-Fixes
  • QMPlay2 15.06.26 Includes Small Fixes Only
  • Backup with these DeDuplicating Encryption Tools

    Data is growing both in volume and value. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. As society has adapted to technology and learned how to depend on computers and mobile devices, there are few that can deal with the reality of losing important data. Of firms that suffer the loss of data, 30% fold within a year, 70% cease trading within five years. This highlights the value of data.

  • Atop, when you need to know exactly what's happening at the system-resource level

    A much more powerful took is "Atop", a powerful monitor program that allows you to see system-level counters concerning utilization of CPU and memory/swap, as well as see disk I/O and network utilization counters at the system level -- in real time or historically. It also allows you to store raw counters in a file for long-term analysis on system levels and process levels, as well as seeing resource consumption for each thread within a process of a multi-processor program.

  • Forward into the land of Emacs

    A few months ago I reported about my advancement in my use of Emacs. This post will be a report of my further progress. Quick reminder: I started using emacs for project management and working on web sites. I still do that today, even though I spent much less time editing websites and these are very much side projects I do for and with friends.

  • Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

    Google Drive is an instrument that is used by many. Of course, there are many alternatives to it like Dropbox or Yandex.Drive, but nevertheless many prefer a Google-backed solution. One of the reasons for me was an ability to have several services under one "roof", one account.

  • Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience

    Building on Friday's Wine 1.7.46 release, Wine-Staging 1.7.46 was released today.

  • DirectX11: Coming soon to a Linux box near you

    At present Wine – the open-source compatibility layer software that runs Windows applications on other operating systems – supports DirectX9, allowing many older Windows games to run on Linux, but software has moved on and developers are no longer using that older version of DirectX.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Garry's Mod and Rust Dev Say Linux Is a Second Class Citizen

    Garry Newman, the developer behind the famous Garry's Mod and the survival MMO Rust, has made some very interesting comments about the lack of Linux players and why his studio doesn't really care about the open source platform.

  • Last Chance to Get "The Last Federation" 4X Strategy with an 80% Price Cut
  • Get the "Gone Home" FPS Puzzle Game with a Huge 88% Discount on Steam

    FPS adventure game Gone Home is now available on Steam for Linux with huge 88% price cut that will last for another day.

    Gone Home is a story driven game that is like nothing you've ever played until now. You don't get to meet anyone, and you don't get to interact with any other character. You're just trying to solve a mystery. Despite the fact that there are no enemies, and you don't get hurt in any way, the game manages to keep the suspense going with ease, and that's mostly due to the script and the gameplay itself.

  • Unity Game Engine to Get a Native Linux Editor Soon

    Unity is a game engine that managed to get a lot of developers and fans in the past couple of years. Even if it supports the Linux platform, there are no Linux tools just yet, and the developers have explained why that happened.

  • Vendetta Online 1.8.342 Brings Rendering Optimizations for OpenGL 4 and DirectX 11

    Guild Software announced this past weekend the availability of a new update for their Vendetta Online science-fiction MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) for Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X, and iOS operating systems.

  • Solar 2 for Linux Review

    Solar 2 is described by its developers as a sandbox universe, but that doesn't quite cover it. And when you're having a problem describing the gameplay, you know that you have some something special.

  • Introducing SteamOS "brewmaster"

    Valve is pleased to announce the preview of the next SteamOS release, codenamed "brewmaster" and based on the latest Debian 8.1 stable release.

Android Leftovers

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Android
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