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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

Linux.com - 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

Linux.com - 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

Linux.com - 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

Linux.com - 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.

The post This Is Bq’s Exclusive Ubuntu Phone Case Accessory first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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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.

The post INRIX Traffic Data Integrated into First Ubuntu Smartphone first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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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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Brit Linux distro CrunchBang calls it quits

The Register - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 02:02
Developer decides to move on to pastures new

The British developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution has called it quits.

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Elementary OS ‘Freya’ Beta 2 Released

Omgubuntu - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 00:51

The second beta release of elementary Freya is now available for download, and arrives some six months after the first beta was released to much excitement.

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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Web Development Linux Distro?

Linux Slashdot - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 16:55
Qbertino writes I've been a linux user for more than 15 years now and in the last ten I've done basically all my non-trivial web development on Linux. SuSE in the early days, after that either Debian or, more recently, Ubuntu, if I want something to click on. What really bugs me is, that every time I make a new setup, either as a virtual machine, on concrete hardware or a remote host, I go through 1-2 hours of getting the basics of a web-centric system up and running. That includes setting PHP config options to usable things, setting up vhosts on Apache (always an adventure), configging mod_rewrite, installing extra CLI stuff like Emacs (yeah, I'm from that camp) walking through the basic 10-15 steps of setting up MySQL or some other DB, etc. ... You get the picture. What has me wondering is this: Since Linux is deeply entrenched in the field of server-side web, with LAMP being it's powerhouse, I was wondering if there aren't any distros that cover exactly this sort of thing. You know, automatic allocation of memory in the runtime settings, ready-made Apache http/https/sftp/ftp setup, PHP all ready to go, etc. What are your experiences and is there something that covers this? Would you think there's a need for this sort of thing and would you base it of Debian or something else? If you do web-dev, how do you do it? Prepareted scripts for setup? Anything else? ... Ideas, unkown LAMP distros and opinions please."

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Xfce Getting a New Version Soon

Linux Slashdot - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 14:30
jones_supa writes It looks like the release of Xfce 4.12 is finally about to materialize. It has been about two and half years since the last stable release. There is now a concerted effort underway to ship a new release of this lightweight GTK+2 desktop environment out around the end of February or early March. "As we have discussed the status and progress of core components with many of you individually, we feel confident that the state of Xfce is good enough to polish some final edges and push more translations until then," wrote Simon Steinbeiß on the xfce4-dev mailing list. The official list of showstopper bugs does not look too bad either. However, looking at the long time between releases certainly makes one think if the project could have use for some extra resources.

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First Ever Ubuntu Phone Unboxing Video Appears Online

Omgubuntu - Sat, 07/02/2015 - 13:42

You can expect to see a number of "unboxing videos" for the Bq Ubuntu Phone appear online in the coming days, as those gifted handsets at the Feb 6 event take to the 'tubes to share their thoughts.

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AllSeen Alliance Senior Director Philip DesAutels: The Full Promise of IoT Lies in Open Source

Linux.com - Sat, 07/02/2015 - 00:48

As the AllSeen Alliance’s senior director of IoT, Philip DesAutels works with Alliance members to advance the Internet of Everything by building out an open source software framework, AllJoyn, to seamlessly connect a range of objects and devices in homes, cars and businesses. He oversees and guides all aspects of the Alliance, from governance and technology, to the developer community and marketing efforts.

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