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Linux 3.19 Kernel To Start 2015 With Many New Features

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 25/12/2014 - 18:26
An anonymous reader writes Linux 3.18 was recently released, thus making Linux 3.19 the version under development as the year comes to a close. Linux 3.19 as the first big kernel update of 2015 is bringing in the new year with many new features: among them are AMDKFD HSA kernel driver, Intel "Skylake" graphics support, Radeon and NVIDIA driver improvements, RAID5/6 improvements for Btrfs, LZ4 compression for SquashFS, better multi-touch support, new input drivers, x86 laptop improvements, etc.

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​Linux and open source 2014: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years

Zdnet news - Wed, 24/12/2014 - 21:42
There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
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Devuan rebels hope to deliver Debian fork in 2015

The Register - Wed, 24/12/2014 - 05:02
343 people on the mailing list, €3,473 in cash and systemd replacement under way

Devuan, the Debian spin-off that will not include systemd has posted its first progress report.

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Docker Image Insecurity

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 23:10
An anonymous reader writes Developer Jonathan Rudenberg has discovered and pointed out a glaring security hole in Docker's system. He says, "Recently while downloading an 'official' container image with Docker I saw this line: ubuntu:14.04: The image you are pulling has been verified I assumed this referenced Docker's heavily promoted image signing system and didn't investigate further at the time. Later, while researching the cryptographic digest system that Docker tries to secure images with, I had the opportunity to explore further. What I found was a total systemic failure of all logic related to image security. Docker's report that a downloaded image is 'verified' is based solely on the presence of a signed manifest, and Docker never verifies the image checksum from the manifest. An attacker could provide any image alongside a signed manifest. This opens the door to a number of serious vulnerabilities." Docker's lead security engineer has responded here.

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5 Key Enterprise Computing Trends in 2014

Linux.com - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 17:46

A few key shifts stand out as particularly notable in enterprise computing's evolution over the past year. Here are five examples.

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Elasticsearch tells us all about its weighty Big Data tool

The Register - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 09:27
Customers include EMC and Cisco, says firm

Blink and you'll miss it. Big Data analytics is a huge focus of startup activity with young and new companies getting a green light from blue-chip customers and VCs almost all the time.

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EU flings €1m at open source security audit wheeze

The Register - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 09:02
Might also think about encrypting stuff. Maybe. You know... next year, perhaps?

EU institutions have finally got the memo about it being a good idea to pinpoint and fix security vulnerabilities.

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Quadcopter Drone Packs First All-Linux Autopilot

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 08:39
DeviceGuru writes: Erle Robotics has launched what is claimed to be the first drone to run both a Pixhawk APM autopilot and ROS directly on Linux. Over the last year Erle Robotics and 3DRobotics have collaborated on developing an open source, all-Linux BeagleBone Black-based autopilot for drones using the popular 3DR APM architecture, but without using Nuttx RTOS for the real-time bits. In addition to being used on a new 'Erle-copter' quadcopter drone, the new all-Linux 'Erle-brain' APM will ship in both a two-winged UAV and a four-wheeled robotic vehicle, due next spring.

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Devuan Progress Report Published

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 06:19
zdzichu writes: The group of anonymous Italians behind the recent Debian fork have published their first progress report. It covers a wide range of topics: the 4.5k€ of donations received so far, moving distro infrastructure from GitHub to GitLab, progress on LoginKit (which replaces systemd's logind), fraud accusations, logo discussions, and few more important points.

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NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 04:10
An anonymous reader writes: After ten years of development focused on improving and simplifying Linux networking, NetworkManager 1.0 was released. NetworkManager 1.0 brings many features including an increasingly modernized client library, improved command-line support, a lightweight internal DHCP client, better Bluetooth support, VPN enhancements, WWAN IPv6 support, and other features.

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Stop Xiaomi, oh stop Xiaomi: Samsung to debut Tizen mobe in India in January

The Register - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 00:04
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

Hope springs eternal for Samsung and its Linux-based Tizen OS, which reportedly will find its way onto a smartphone early next year, despite repeated delays.

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The 5 Biggest Linux Stories of 2014

Linux.com - Mon, 22/12/2014 - 21:10

This year held great consumer news, forks, death threats, hardware delays and... something truly unthinkable just a few years ago. Truth be told I'm still trying to wrap my head around, what feels like, the zaniest year of Linux shenanigans I have ever seen.

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Open Source Online Game Gets Students Excited About Linux

Linux.com - Mon, 22/12/2014 - 16:39

An open source, interactive online game for an introductory operating systems course at University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania has students competing for Linux knowledge and recognition.

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

The Register - Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:00
Choh. Just as they sort the desktop out, bloody PCs disappear

It's nearly impossible to sum up an entire year of developments in something as large and nebulous as the world of desktop Linux, especially in a year like this one which has seen some the best releases that projects like Mint, Fedora and openSUSE have put out to date.

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LinuxFest Northwest 2015 Will be Held April 25 and 26 (Video)

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 20:14
Their website says, 'Come for the code, stay for the people! We have awesome attendees and electrifying parties. Check out the robotics club, the automated home brewing system running on Linux, or the game room for extra conference fun.' This is an all-volunteer conference, and for a change the volunteers who run it are getting things together far in advance instead of having sessions that don't get scheduled until a few days before the conference, which has happened more than once with LFNW. So if you have an idea for a session, this is the time to start thinking about it. Sponsors are also welcome -- and since LFNW sponsorships regularly sell out, it's not to soon to start thinking about becoming a sponsor -- and if you are part of a non-profit group or FOSS project, LFNW offers free exhibit space because this is a conference that exists for the community, not to make money for a corporate owner. But don't delay. As you can imagine, those free exhibit spots tend to fill up early. (Alternate Video Link)

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Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?

Linux.com - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:44

Click is a new packaging format for Ubuntu mobile applications which irons out the complexity of delivering an application to a user. Developers can bundle all additional dependencies into the package without worrying about the dependecy resolution. 

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OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Devin Avery

Linux.com - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 16:59

OpenDaylight accepted seven student interns for the summer of 2014 to work in the community and receive hands-on development experience in SDN. Each intern worked closely with an active OpenDaylight developer as their mentor on a project that suited interest and community need. 

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

The Register - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:21
Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem

A dispute has arisen about the seriousness of a vulnerability in Linux, dubbed "Grinch", that supposedly creates a privilege escalation risk.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

The Register - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:31
IBM win means Linux is saved! Again!

IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.

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Forget Google's robot cars, now it's on to ANDROID cars

The Register - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 05:04
Next OS to come built into auto dashboards, sources claim

Google is planning a big push into in-car infotainment systems with an upcoming version of Android, sources claim.

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