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Ubuntu Phone Sells Out During First Flash Sale

Omgubuntu - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 03:53

The Bq Ubuntu Phone went on sale this morning direct in Europe and as expected sold out — twice!

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Elementary OS: Why We Make You Type "$0"

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 20:20
jones_supa writes Open source software can always be acquired without charge, but can still incur significant development costs. Elementary OS wants to make people aware of this, and have changed their website to suggest donating when downloading, and make users explicitly enter "$0" if they want a free download. This is the same strategy Canonical has used when offering Ubuntu. The Elementary OS blog explains: "Developing software has a huge cost. Some companies offset that cost by charging hundreds of dollars for their software, making manufacturers pay them to license the software, or selling expensive hardware with the OS included. Others offset it by mining user data and charging companies to target ads to their users. [...] If we want to see the world of open source software grow, we should encourage users to pay for its development; otherwise it'll be underfunded or developers will have to resort to backdoor deals and advertising. And nobody wants that future." Currently the only people who have received money for working on Elementary OS have been community members through their bounty program.

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Sam Ramji takes lead at the open-source Cloud Foundry Foundation

Zdnet news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:55
Ramji, best known for being the first head of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab, has just been appointed to be CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
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Is Modern Linux Becoming Too Complex?

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 13:13
An anonymous reader writes: Debian developer John Goerzen asks whether Linux has become so complex that it has lost some of its defining characteristics. "I used to be able to say Linux was clean, logical, well put-together, and organized. I can’t really say this anymore. Users and groups are not really determinitive for permissions, now that we have things like polkit running around. (Yes, by the way, I am a member of plugdev.) Error messages are unhelpful (WHY was I not authorized?) and logs are nowhere to be found. Traditionally, one could twiddle who could mount devices via /etc/fstab lines and perhaps some sudo rules. Granted, you had to know where to look, but when you did, it was simple; only two pieces to fit together. I've even spent time figuring out where to look and STILL have no idea what to do."

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Storage firms drop 'A bombs' on the backup biz

The Register - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 13:05
Actifio, Arcserve, Asigra, Avere product blitz

The backup battleship product news blitz continues with broadsides from Actifio, Arcserve, Asigra and Avere, all involving the cloud. How the hell does anybody keep up with this barrage of backup news?

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​Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones?

Zdnet news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:35
Cyanogen, the company that backs the popular CyanogenMod alternative Android firmware, wants to take on Apple and Google for mobile operating system domination.
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Linux kernel set to get live patching in release 3.20

The Register - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 04:55
Come and get this Git pull, Linus!

A collaboration between SUSE and Red Hat is going to bring relief to Linux users the world over: they'll be able to patch their systems without reboots.

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Spinning Up a Server with the OpenStack API - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 00:40

In the previous article we explored how to get started using the OpenStack API. Now let's see what images are available and spin up a server, log into our new server, and then destroy the server, using the OpenStack API.

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Joyent: Never mind those other forkers, Node.js has a foundation now, too

The Register - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 21:05
But io.js says 'nothing has changed' – yet

The popular, open source Node.js JavaScript runtime engine is getting a new foundation to manage its development, in a move that could help mend the recent schism in the project's community.

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Answering the Call for Werner Koch’s Everywhere - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 16:36

This past week the person who manages one of the world’s most important cryptography projects, Werner Koch, went from going broke to raising more than $100,000 for his project, GNU Privacy Guard. This is in addition to the $60,000 The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) dedicated to Werner last month. GnuPG is used not just to encrypt and authenticate email but provides the confirmation that software packages and releases are what they claim to be. Facebook, Stripe and others are answering the calls to support the individuals who are developing the world’s most critical digital infrastructure.

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How to Hire Top Linux Talent - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 16:24

Hiring top Linux and open source talent isn’t as easy as initiating a search with your favorite recruiter. Linux and open source developers and SysAdmins are among the most sought after talent in tech; companies like IBM, Twitter, Facebook and many more understand that to attract these folks, they have to do things differently. I’ve been working in open source since the late 90s and have seen first hand many of these changes.

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ACHTUNG! Scary Linux system backdoor turns boxes into DDoS droids

The Register - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:40
Xnote.1 - the Swiss Army knife of malware

Cybercrooks have cooked up a backdoor for Linux-powered systems that boasts multiple malicious functions.

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How to Edit Images on Chromebook Like a Pro - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 06:09
There is no dearth of image editing applications for Chrome OS powered devices. However, like any other image editing software, these apps are a bit resource intensive. 
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Mission: ​Funding all those small but important open-source projects

Zdnet news - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 22:38
Too many open-source programs try to get by on a shoe-string, and our technology suffers for it. The Linux Foundation is working on funding these projects.
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New Multi-Purpose Backdoor Targets Linux Servers

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 20:08
An anonymous reader writes A new multi-purpose Linux Trojan that opens a backdoor on the target machine and can make it participate in DDoS attacks has been discovered and analyzed by Dr. Web researchers, who believe that the Chinese hacker group ChinaZ might be behind it. "First, Linux.BackDoor.Xnote.1 sends information about the infected system to the server. It then goes into standby mode and awaits further instructions. If the command involves carrying out some task, the backdoor creates a separate process that establishes its own connection to the server through which it gets all the necessary configuration data and sends the results of the executed task," the researchers explained.

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This Is Bq’s Exclusive Ubuntu Phone Case Accessory

Omgubuntu - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 19:41

If you manage to snag an Ubuntu Phone in one of the online flash sales due to take place from this week you'll no doubt be looking for something to keep your device protected.

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Listen up, VMware admins: If the array won't support it, VVOL won't help you...

The Register - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 15:33
Comment There are limits

VMware's VVOL allows VMware admins to manage storage arrays through the API – but it doesn't necessarily mean they get to use all the VVOL data services.

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INRIX Traffic Data Integrated into First Ubuntu Smartphone

Omgubuntu - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 14:55

Ubuntu for Phones may not quite have turn-by-turn navigation smarts on hand, but it does boast some real-time traffic data thanks to a partnership with INRIX.

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Alibaba splurges $590m on mobile-maker Meizu. Xiaomi the money?

The Register - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 13:27
Megacorp moves towards making own Android mobes

Alibaba, which held the largest IPO in history after raising $25bn, has bought a minority stake in Meizu, the Chinese manufacturer of Android-based smartphones.

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Linux 3.19 released for your computing pleasure

The Register - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 06:34
3.20 is next and 4.0 is nowhere in sight

Version 3.19 of the Linux kernel has been signed off by Linus Torvalds.

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