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Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Will Sheldon on What It's Like to Pass the Exam

Linux.com - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 23:43

Just a few days after the Linux Foundation announced its new certification program in August, Will Sheldon took the certified engineer exam and passed. Here he discusses why he took the exam, how he prepared, what the test was like, and gives some helpful advice for anyone who plans to take it.

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Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open

The Register - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 20:27
Updated CGI scripts to DHCP clients hit by Heartbleed-grade remote-code exec vuln

A bug discovered in the widely used Bash command interpreter poses a critical security risk to Unix and Linux systems – and, thanks to their ubiquity, the internet at large.

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5 New Enterprise Open Source Projects to Watch

Linux.com - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 18:40

We asked open source experts: What are the most exciting open source projects to launch recently with a focus on the enterprise?

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GNOME 3.14 Released With New Features and App Updates

Omgubuntu - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 18:15

The GNOME project has announced the release of GNOME 3.14, a new stable update featuring multi-touch gestures, new UI animations and more.

The post GNOME 3.14 Released With New Features and App Updates first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 17:12
kdryer39 sends this news from CSO: A remotely exploitable vulnerability has been discovered by Stephane Chazelas in bash on Linux, and it is unpleasant. The vulnerability has the CVE identifier CVE-2014-6271. This affects Debian as well as other Linux distributions. The major attack vectors that have been identified in this case are HTTP requests and CGI scripts. Another attack surface is OpenSSH through the use of AcceptEnv variables. Also through TERM and SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND. An environmental variable with an arbitrary name can carry a nefarious function which can enable network exploitation.

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Patent trolls are starting to get trampled

Zdnet news - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:44
The Open Invention Network now has over a thousand licensees and the court cases are starting to go against the patent trolls.
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Patent trolls are starting to get trampled

Zdnet news - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:44
The Open Invention Network now has over a thousand licensees and the court cases are starting to go against the patent trolls.
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Kali turns Nexus fondleslabs into hacking weapons

The Register - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 04:32
Pen test from your tablet

Every hacker's favourite operating system, Kali Linux, has been brought to Google Nexus in a move that brings portable popping to a new level.

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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 00:03
An anonymous reader writes: Debian will switch back to using GNOME as the default desktop environment for the upcoming Debian 8.0 Jessie release, due out in 2015. The decision is based on accessibility and systemd integration, along with a host of other reasons. Debian switched away from GNOME back in 2012 .

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Canonical, Oracle go two on one against Red Hat in OpenStack bout

The Register - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 21:40
Each to support its own Linux on other's cloud stack

While Red Hat is trumpeting that it wants to be the "undisputed" OpenStack market leader, its rivals Canonical and Oracle have teamed up to ensure that each's Linux distro plays well with the other's OpenStack implementation, even though they also compete.

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How to Get Analog Input on the BeagleBone Black

Linux.com - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 16:36

Take a look at how to get analog input on the BeagleBone Black to do things such as sense the environment, use potentiometers, joysticks, or resistive touch screens.

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The XPrize Foundation announces $15-million open-source literacy prize

Zdnet news - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:14
The XPrize Foundation, best known for its spaceflight challenges, has announced an earthly focus: Creating an open-source application that can teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic without a teacher.
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The XPrize Foundation announces $15-million open-source literacy prize

Zdnet news - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:14
The XPrize Foundation, best known for its spaceflight challenges, has announced an earthly focus: Creating an open-source application that can teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic without a teacher.
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Can Marten Mickos make 'Linux for the cloud' work for HP?

The Register - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:02
The 'not-another-Unix play' play

Hewlett-Packard didn’t just buy cloudy startup Eucalyptus Systems to build its fledgling OpenStack cloud biz, it also bought Marten Mickos, the firm’s Finnish CEO.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:00
An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has finally been released for Linux two years after its Windows debut. The game is reported to work even on the open-source Intel Linux graphics drivers, but your mileage may vary. When it comes to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers, NVIDIA continues dominating for Linux gaming over AMD with Catalyst where there's still performance levels and other OpenGL issues.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:00
An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has finally been released for Linux two years after its Windows debut. The game is reported to work even on the open-source Intel Linux graphics drivers, but your mileage may vary. When it comes to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers, NVIDIA continues dominating for Linux gaming over AMD with Catalyst where there's still performance levels and other OpenGL issues.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:00
An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has finally been released for Linux two years after its Windows debut. The game is reported to work even on the open-source Intel Linux graphics drivers, but your mileage may vary. When it comes to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers, NVIDIA continues dominating for Linux gaming over AMD with Catalyst where there's still performance levels and other OpenGL issues.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:00
An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has finally been released for Linux two years after its Windows debut. The game is reported to work even on the open-source Intel Linux graphics drivers, but your mileage may vary. When it comes to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers, NVIDIA continues dominating for Linux gaming over AMD with Catalyst where there's still performance levels and other OpenGL issues.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:00
An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has finally been released for Linux two years after its Windows debut. The game is reported to work even on the open-source Intel Linux graphics drivers, but your mileage may vary. When it comes to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers, NVIDIA continues dominating for Linux gaming over AMD with Catalyst where there's still performance levels and other OpenGL issues.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:00
An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has finally been released for Linux two years after its Windows debut. The game is reported to work even on the open-source Intel Linux graphics drivers, but your mileage may vary. When it comes to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers, NVIDIA continues dominating for Linux gaming over AMD with Catalyst where there's still performance levels and other OpenGL issues.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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