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OpenSSH 6.5 released

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BSD

This is a feature-focused release. New features: * ssh(1), sshd(8): Add support for key exchange using elliptic-curve Diffie Hellman in Daniel Bernstein's Curve25519. This key exchange method is the default when both the client and server support it.

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An Intel Galileo Walkthrough

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“Galileo” is software compatible with Arduino’s IDE, the operating system is a GNU/Linux distribution, which “runs” on the board only processor. The Arduino sketches are run as processes in the user space of the GNU/Linux operating system. The available IDE compiles the sketches in “.elf” format, an executable binary format, originally developed by UNIX System Laboratories and commonly used in GNU/Linux.

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Best Firefox Add-ons for Social Media Junkies

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Moz/FF

If social media is something you swear by everyday, you have to make sure that your browser is packed with add-ons that help you stay connected. Be it Twitter, Facebook, or any other social network, adding a few add-ons to Firefox will make your work easier as a social media junkie. That's why we have for you some of the best Firefox add-ons that will help you make your social media addiction a tad easier to deal with:

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Homerun 1.2.0

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The main addition in Homerun 1.2.0 is a second interface built atop Homerun's collection of data sources, the Homerun Kicker launcher menu shown above. Unlike the first Homerun interface, which is designed for use on the full screen or desktop background and meant to be both mouse- and finger-friendly (you can check it out here if you're new to Homerun or just need a memory boost), Homerun Kicker is a more traditional launcher menu design optimized for efficient use by mouse or touchscreen when placed on a panel.

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Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices

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Security

The cross-platform HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a, as reported in a blog post published Tuesday by Kaspersky Lab, takes hold of computers by exploiting CVE-2013-2465, a critical Java vulnerability that Oracle patched in June. The security bug is present on Java 7 u21 and earlier. Once the bot has infected a computer, it copies itself to the autostart directory of its respective platform to ensure it runs whenever the machine is turned on. Compromised computers then report to an Internet relay chat channel that acts as a command and control server.

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Linode's Command Line Interface Tool Helps Automate Cloud Servers

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According to the company, which concentrates its efforts on Linux-based virtual servers, "We’re pleased to announce the official release of Linode CLI – a simple, yet powerful and easy-to-use tool to manage and provision Linode cloud services from the command line. The Linode CLI gives users the same functionality they’re accustomed to, but with the convenience of the command line. The Linode CLI can create, reboot, rename, and resize Linode servers, manage domains and DNS records, NodeBalancers and more. Users can even access their account balance and network transfer. The Linode CLI makes it easy to script and automate tasks with its built-in JSON output mode."

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GCC, LLVM, Copyleft, Companies, and Non-Profits

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Most people know I'm a fan of RMS' writing about Free Software and I agree with most (but not all) of his beliefs about software freedom politics and strategy. I was delighted to read RMS' post about LLVM on the GCC mailing list on Friday. It's clear and concise, and, as usual, I agree with most (but not all) of it, and I encourage people to read it. Meanwhile, upon reading comments on LWN on this post, I felt the need to add a few points to the discussion.

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SkySQL goes after Oracle MySQL with enterprise release

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SkySQL, the MariaDB MySQL fork company, isn't just for open-source database management system (DBMS) experts anymore. With the release of its MariaDB Enterprise product, SkySQL is going straight for Oracle's MySQL enterprise customers.

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Most Popular Desktop Video Player: VLC

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Not all video players are alike. Some offer more features and tweaking options to make your videos look great, while others boast speed and stability. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best desktop video players. Now we're back to highlight the winner.

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3 Best Bitcoin Clients for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Bitcoin is going to be big, we predicted way back in 2010. The value of Bitcoin soared from a little over 1 USD in 2011 to a mammoth 1000 USD in 2013. Bitcoin is now a world-wide phenomenon with nearly 100,000 transactions every day. The revolutionary new "internet currency" is changing the world as we know it. Be it any platform, if you want to use Bitcoins, you have to have reliable Bitcoin clients. And here we'll discuss 3 of the best free Bitcoin clients available for Ubuntu (and Linux) and the required steps for installing each one of them.

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Calibre 1.20 Is the Ultimate eBook Reader and Editor

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According to the developers, a new tool has been added to automatically arrange all files in the book into folders based on their type. This function can be accessed via Tools->Arrange into folders.

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Chrome 33 Beta: Custom Elements, Web Speech, and more

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Today’s Chrome Beta channel release kicks off the new year with a slew of new features for developers ranging from Custom Elements, to web speech synthesis and improved WebFont downloading. Unless otherwise noted, changes apply to desktop versions of Chrome and Chrome for Android.

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GnuCash Makes Money Management a Snap

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GnuCash is more than a simple checkbook register, although it can be used for that purpose. Its real power is in the features supporting small business use and managing multiple accounts. Its basic features are intuitive, but if you don't have a bookkeeping background, be prepared to spend some time with the user guide in order to fully appreciate its advanced capabilities.

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Chrome 32 Has New Tab Indicators, Better Performance

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Google Chrome 32 features new tab indicators for sound / webcam / casting, automatic blocking of known malware files, a number of new apps and extension APIs, and numerous "under the hood" changes that promise to provide better stability and performance.

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Epic OpenShot 2.0 Update!(Part 2 of 3)

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Welcome to the second of three exciting updates on OpenShot 2.0! This update will be a bit more technical than the last, but I'll try and keep it understandable for those who want to follow the process of developing software, and especially the process of developing a video editor.

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GNOME 3.11.3 Is Now Available for Testing

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The third development release towards the highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment has been made available for download, bringing many updated core applications, libraries, and updated translations.

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