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First Ubuntu Tablets To Launch This Autumn

Omgubuntu - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 17:58

Tablets running Ubuntu will hit the market 'simultaneously' with the first Ubuntu smartphones, Mark Shuttleworth has said.

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The Witcher 2 Coming to Linux on Steam

Omgubuntu - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 17:08

Just days after GOG.com announced Linux support coming this fall, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has made an appearance on Steam for Linux.

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After Linux civil war, Ubuntu to adopt systemd

Zdnet news - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 16:55
After months of often bitter debate, Ubuntu will follow Debian in using systemd instead of its own Upstart for Linux start-up and shutdown routines.
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Unity 8 Mir Compositor Demo Shows Slick Progress Afoot

Omgubuntu - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 16:27

Canonical's Mir developers are always keen to show off their progress, and the latest video demo highlights just how polished the technology has become.

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GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 15:06
New submitter dalias (1978986) writes "The musl libc project has released version 1.0, the result of three years of development and testing. Musl is a lightweight, fast, simple, MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to the GNU C library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic. At this point musl provides all mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces (plus a lot of widely-used extensions), and well over 5000 packages are known to build successfully against musl. Several options are available for trying musl. Compiler toolchains are available from the musl-cross project, and several new musl-based Linux distributions are already available (Sabotage and Snowflake, among others). Some well-established distributions including OpenWRT and Gentoo are in the process of adding musl-based variants, and others (Aboriginal, Alpine, Bedrock, Dragora) are adopting musl as their default libc." The What's New file contains release notes (you have to scroll to the bottom). There's also a handy chart comparing muscl to other libc implementations: it looks like musl is a better bet than dietlibc and uclibc for embedded use.

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A sysadmin always comes prepared: Grasp those essential tools

The Register - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 13:41
+Competition Help us scope the perfect IT admin's toolkit

We have prizes up for grabs. The first 30 people to sign up for a GFI Cloud free trial and add two or more devices to the console get a limited edition T-shirt from The Register. All signs ups that add two or more devices before this competition ends will be entered into a draw to win a 10-user licence of GFI Cloud’s AntiMalware Pack. Find the full competition T&Cs here.

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Ex-Amazon brain, ex-Cisco bigwig eager to smash lock to networking throne room

The Register - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:02
Cumulus Networks, Midokura versus the world

In another indication of changes in the networking market, two startups are teaming up to give companies greater choice in the tech they want to use to lash together their computers, threatening the businesses of incumbents like Cisco.

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Big Smartphone Brands ‘Looking Seriously’ at Ubuntu, Says Shuttleworth

Omgubuntu - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 00:28

Mark Shuttleworth stoked the flames of expectation for Ubuntu on Phones last year with a single, simple phrase.

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OpenSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 22:55
An anonymous reader writes "OpenSUSE has shared features coming to their 13.2 release in November. The big feature is using Btrfs by default instead of EXT4. OpenSUSE is committed to Btrfs and, surprisingly, they are the first major Linux distribution to use it by default. But then again, they were also big ReiserFS fans. Other planned OpenSUSE 13.2 features are Wayland 1.4, KDE Frameworks 5, and a new Qt5 front-end to YaST."

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RIP Full Disclosure: Security world reacts to key mailing list's death

The Register - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 20:34
'I realised that I'm done' sighs co-admin of vulnerability clearing house

The legendary Full Disclosure mailing list, where security researchers posted details of exploits and software vulnerabilities, is shutting down.

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Tizen Wearable SDK Released, Google’s Android Wear Coming Soon

Linux.com - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 18:29

The Tizen SDK for Wearable released by Samsung yesterday enables a variety of modes on the Gear watches for both standalone and companion scenarios.

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Do Users Want Freedom from Vendors, or Freedom and Vendors?

Linux.com - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 17:28

  Do you want free software or do you want supported, enterprise grade software? Many people think that’s the question. It’s not. Like all data geeks we wanted to understand the appetite by the networking industry for open source SDN and NFV, so the OpenDaylight Project commissioned a report from Gigaom Research that was made available today. 

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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 01:01
wiredmikey writes "Security researchers from ESET have uncovered a widespread attack campaign that has infected more than 25,000 Linux and UNIX servers around the world. The servers are being hijacked by a backdoor Trojan as part of a campaign the researchers are calling 'Operation Windigo.' Once infected, victimized systems are leveraged to steal credentials, redirected web traffic to malicious sites and send as many as 35 million spam messages a day. 'Windigo has been gathering strength, largely unnoticed by the security community, for more than two and a half years and currently has 10,000 servers under its control,' said Pierre-Marc Bureau, security intelligence program manager at ESET, in a statement. There are many misconceptions around Linux security, and attacks are not something only Windows users need to worry about. The main threats facing Linux systems aren't zero-day vulnerabilities or malware, but things such as Trojanized applications, PHP backdoors, and malicious login attempts over SSH. ESET recommends webmasters and system administrators check their systems to see if they are compromised, and has published a detailed report presenting the findings and instructions on how to remove the malicious code if it is present."

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Docker Gets a New Release and a New Nod of Approval

Linux.com - Wed, 19/03/2014 - 00:18

The Docker open source container project has released version 0.9, which is particularly notable for two major improvements: execution drivers and libcontainer. Second, it got a major boost when Red Hat announced the extension of its application certification program to include containerized applications.

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Qualcomm's Liat Ben-Zur: Open Source Collaboration Works

Linux.com - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 22:55

Earlier this year, Qualcomm wowed technology industry executives and analysts with a tour of its smart connected home built using the Linux-based AllJoyn platform. In her keynote next week at Collaboration Summit in Napa, Calif., Liat Ben-Zur, senior director at Qualcomm Connected Experiences and chairperson of the AllSeen Alliance, will take us behind the scenes of how the AllJoyn software is being built.

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GOG.com To Add Linux Support

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 22:54
jones_supa writes "More great news for Linux gamers: following the footsteps of Steam, GOG.com is preparing delivery of Linux games. They expect to start doing so this autumn. The officially supported distributions will be Ubuntu and Mint. Right now, they are performing testing on various configurations, training up their teams on Linux-speak, and generally preparing for the rollout of at least 100 titles — DRM-free, as usual. This will update some of the catalog's existing games with a Linux port and bring new ones to the collection. Further information on specific games is yet not known, but GOG invites fans and customers to their community wishlist for discussion."

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WOW! Google invents the DIGITAL WATCH: What a time to be alive

The Register - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 21:39
Vids + pics Choc fac crams cloud brains into tiny Android Wear watch-puters

Google has driven the world bonkers with glimpses of Android-powered smartwatches – the first gadgets to use the web giant's new Android Wear operating system for wearable computers.

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Ubuntu 14.04 Adds ‘Click to Minimize App’ Option to Unity Launcher

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 21:29

After years of refusing to budge on the issue, Canonical will finally offer up the option to 'minimise apps on click' in Unity.

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Chrome OS security holes found, patched

Zdnet news - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 20:21
At Google's Pwnium hacking competition, two new security exploits in Chrome OS were demonstrated, while at Pwn2Own a Chrome Web browser problem was found that also impacted Chrome OS. All three problems have now been patched.
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Banshee 2.9.1 Released With New MediaPanel UI

Omgubuntu - Tue, 18/03/2014 - 20:06

Headphones at the ready; the latest development snapshot of the popular open-source media player ‘Banshee’ has been released.

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