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Red Hat's Q4: Misses revenue but wins on earnings

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zdnet.com: Shares drop in after hours trading as the open source software provider squeaked out solid earnings but missed the revenue target.

First steps in Arch Linux

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HowTos
  • First steps in Arch Linux
  • How to use scrot - a command line tool to take screenshot
  • How to Install fonts on openSUSE 12.3, GNOME 3.6?
  • How to disable IPV6 in debian
  • I made a Perl module!

Fragmentation is not killing Linux

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philliprosstaylor.wordpress: Trying to force people into roles for a collective purpose is a bit like communism, where the state forces people into jobs to build one super … ok ok I’ll stop it. My point is you can’t force people to contribute to projects they don’t want to.

The End Is Nigh For the Linux Game Tome

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Web
Gaming

slashdot.org: The Linux Game Tome, one of the most important websites related to video gaming in GNU/Linux, will shut down on the 13th of April, according to a news post published on the website.

Microsoft accused of locking out Linux in EU antitrust complaint

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Legal

arstechnica.com: A Spanish group that represents open source software users has accused Microsoft of using an "obstruction mechanism" to prevent buyers of Windows 8 computers from installing Linux-based operating systems.

Also: Ultimate PC security requires UEFI

Red Hat shares fall after analyst downgrade

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bizjournals.com: Shares of Red Hat dragged the S&P 500 index back from the brink of a record high after an analyst downgraded the company amid doubts about its growth prospects.

Fenrus Linux: A Distro For Performance, Developers

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phoronix.com: Fenrus Linux is a new Linux distribution being led by a well known Intel Linux developer. Goals of Fenrus Linux include focusing upon an optimal developer experience rather than world domination and also maximizing the performance and power management of the open-source operating system.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 500

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This week in the 500th issue of DistroWatch Weekly (incidentally, this is also news item number 7777):

A look at Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201303

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zdnet.com: Here's what you need to know and the latest LMDE roll-up release, and where you need to pay attention.

Kali Linux: The Next BackTrack

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networkworld.com: Security professionals have been relying on the BackTrack security distribution for many years to help them perform their assessments. The industry has been waiting for the next major release of BackTrack. However, the creators of BackTrack have gone in a new direction and created Kali Linux.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more