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The Path to the Future is Open - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 18:16

Black Duck Software President and CEO Lou Shipley writes that the proliferation and democratization of open source has organizations increasingly using, adopting, and contributing to OSS to gain strategic advantages – better, faster, cheaper, and more innovative products and services. 

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Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot

The Register - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 15:29
Brisk business for Navio team down at Indiegogo

Anyone with an interest in Raspberry Pis and autopilots – in common with the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team – should nip down to Indiegogo to check out the Navio: an impressive-looking autopilot shield for the diminutive fruity computer.

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Ubuntu One Formally Enters Shutdown Period

Omgubuntu - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 14:40

Ubuntu One is now formally in shut-down. You have until July 31 to grab your files or they will be lost forever.

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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 05:12
New submitter Tailhook writes: "Linux Mint 17 'Qiana', a long term support edition of Linux Mint, has been released. Mint 17 is available in both MATE and Cinnamon editions. Mint 17 is derived from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and will receive security updates until April, 2019. The Cinnamon edition provides Cinnamon 2.2, with a much improved update manager, driver manager, HiDPI display support and many usability refinements. This release of Mint establishes a baseline on which the next several releases will be based: 'Until 2016 the development team won't start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one; future versions of Linux Mint will use the same package base as Linux Mint 17, making it trivial for people to upgrade.'"

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Calxeda co-founder unleashs 48-core ARM SoC

The Register - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 04:28
Computex We'll get you this time, Intel, says Cavium

ARM vendor Cavium has revealed 48-core silicon it reckons will pitch it into high-end data centre and server apps.

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Linux users at risk as ANOTHER critical GnuTLS bug found

The Register - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 03:03
Patch! Patch! Patch!

The GNUtls woes continue, with another critical flaw discovered and patched after researchers worked out malicious servers could hijack users of the cryptographic library.

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Apache makes Stratos PaaS cloud a top-level project

Zdnet news - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 22:06
Want a fully open source Platform-as-a-Service cloud framework? Apache's just made Stratos a top-level project.
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GnuTLS Flaw Leaves Many Linux Users Open To Attacks

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 19:37
A new flaw has been discovered in the GnuTLS cryptographic library that ships with several popular Linux distributions and hundreds of software implementations. According to the bug report, "A malicious server could use this flaw to send an excessively long session id value and trigger a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client using GnuTLS, causing it to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code." A patch is currently available, but it will take time for all of the software maintainers to implement it. A lengthy technical analysis is available. "There don't appear to be any obvious signs that an attack is under way, making it possible to exploit the vulnerability in surreptitious "drive-by" attacks. There are no reports that the vulnerability is actively being exploited in the wild."

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The Companies That Support Linux: Cumulus Networks - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 18:30

Linux has already transformed data center economics on the server side, and Cumulus Networks is set to do it again – this time through the network. 

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Matthew Miller Named New Fedora Linux Project Leader

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 16:11
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Barely a week after Robyn Bergeron announced her intention to step down, Red Hat today announced that Matthew Miller is now the new Fedora Project Leader. Miller is the guy that came up with the whole proposal which is now reshaping Red Hat's community Linux project. Miller has a clear view of how his leadership will work in the cat-herding world of open source: 'As the FPL, you've got the responsibility, but no actual authority to tell anyone to do things,' Miller said. 'So you have to find people that have an interest and are aligned with the direction you want to go.'"

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Dell’s New Hybrid Laptops Will Offer Ubuntu Preinstalled

Omgubuntu - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 14:16

Dell is to offer Ubuntu on its latest batch of '2-in-1' Inspiron laptops, marking the first time the OS has been sold on a mainstream hybrid device.

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Plugging the gaps in today's Macs: Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

The Register - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 10:06
Review Port authority for the MacBook masses

I remember the days when Elgato was busy knocking out clever telly and video capture gadgets for Macs and PCs. It still does, and for fondleslabs, mobiles and game consoles too, but in the last couple of years the company has obviously caught some kind of Thunderbolt bug.

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The Battle of the OpenStack Distros Begins (Bring Popcorn) - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 06:58

SUSE, Red Hat and Canonical, the “Big Three” of the Linux desktop (and server) world, have all chosen OpenStack as the base for their new “cloud distros.”

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Telefonica, Netronome jump into the NFV mosh-pit

The Register - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 05:01
More reference designs, hooray

Yet more ants are flocking to the Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) picnic, with announcements of tie-ups and reference designs from Telefonica and Netronome.

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Teeny GPU targets wearables, Things

The Register - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 04:33
One-third of a square mm

This GPU isn't going to get Bitcoin enthusiasts worked up, but from a “wow that's small” point of view it's interesting: Vivante is shipping a range of GPUs that ranges from 0.3 mm2 up to 1.6 mm2 in size for IoT and wearables applications.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Introduces Ubuntu Unity-Style Search Feature

Omgubuntu - Mon, 02/06/2014 - 20:45

Amongst the multitude of changes shipping in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is a search feature that Ubuntu users will find vaguely familiar...

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Announcing Rapid Progress on Core Infrastructure Initiative - Mon, 02/06/2014 - 20:02

A month ago we announced the Core Infrastructure Initiative, a project to help fund critical open source projects that we all rely upon but that are in need of support. We moved quickly to organize the initiative and the industry reaction was swift and enthusiastic. I am proud to report on significant progress that I believe matches the quality of the reaction to the formation of the project.

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Linux Format 185 - Build a Linux PC

Tux Radar - Mon, 02/06/2014 - 14:55
Issue 185, July 2014 - on sale now Build a Linux PC

Want a brand new desktop, media centre, gaming machine or server? Build it yourself! You'll save money and have complete control over what components go into the PC. We show you what you need to consider, and what software, distros and tools you need to build your very own Linux PC.

We show you how to install Linux on a Chromebook.

We have a complete guide on hacking Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi.

Speaking of the tiny Pi, we also show you how to design and build a Raspberry Pi case using Python, FreeCAD and a 3D printer.

As usual we also have top-notch coding tutorials, the latest reviews and more, only in Linux Format.

On the DVD: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit with a choice of four desktops, MX14, HotPicks, tutorial code and more.


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Samsung Unveils First Tizen Smartphone — Should Ubuntu Be Worried?

Omgubuntu - Mon, 02/06/2014 - 14:31

The very first Tizen-powered smartphone is to go on sale in Russia later this year.

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Samsung in a TIZZY: OH PLEASE make apps for our Tizen Z mobe

The Register - Mon, 02/06/2014 - 12:05
2.3GHz quad-core mobe to tempt coders away from iOS, Android

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Z, a quad-core Tizen OS smartphone that's fuelled the rumour mill for months.

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