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LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Major UI Revamp

Omgubuntu - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 14:50

A new version of open-source office suite LibreOffice is now available for download and the hands behind it are calling it 'the most beautiful' release ever.

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ZX81 BEATEN at last as dev claims smallest Chess code crown

The Register - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 08:31
Boot Chess needs just 512 bytes of memory, beating 1982's 1K ZX Chess

Developer Olivier Poudade claims he's beaten a 33 year-old record for the smallest working Chess program.

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How to Install Firmware in Debian to Enable Wireless, Video, or Sound - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 00:20

You download the latest version of Debian and once the install is complete, you find out your wireless isn’t working! What do you do?

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Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

Zdnet news - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 20:20
Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops.
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Docker unveils new top team to look after enlarged container biz

The Register - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 19:21
Hykes trio in expanded roles

The Docker project has been re-organised following last year’s rapid success, with the names of folk filling the positions of chief architect, chief maintainer and chief operator being announced on Wednesday.

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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 17:46
jones_supa writes: One thing we all remember from Windows NT is the security feature requiring the user to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to unlock the workstation (this can still be enabled with a policy setting). The motivation was to make it impossible for other programs to mimic a lock screen, as they couldn't react to the special key combination. Martin Gräßlin from the KDE team takes a look at the lock screen security on X11. On a protocol level, X11 doesn't know anything of screen lockers. Also the X server doesn't know that the screen is locked as it doesn't understand the concept. This means the screen locker can only use the core functionality available to emulate screen locking. That in turn also means that any other client can do the same and prevent the screen locker from working (for example opening a context menu on any window prevents the screen locker from activating). That's quite a bummer: any process connected to the X server can block the screen locker, and even more it could fake your screen locker.

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I ain't afraid of no GHOST – securo-bods

The Register - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 13:47
Serious – but it's no Heartbleed

The latest high-profile security vulnerability affecting Linux systems is serious but nowhere near as bad as the infamous Heartbleed flaw, according to security experts.

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Five years of Sun software under Oracle: Were the critics right?

The Register - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 11:02
Oracle-Sun anniversary They said Java, MySQL and Solaris were all doomed

Back in 2010, critics worried that Sun Microsystems' software portfolio would wither on the vine once Oracle got its hands on it. Five years on and the worst fears have proven baseless, yet former Sun diehards have had plenty to be disappointed about since Larry Ellison & Co gobbled the former server heavyweight.

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Embedded Linux Conference Headlined By Drones

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 08:13
DeviceGuru writes: The Linux Foundation has released the full agenda for its annual North American Embedded Linux Conference + Android Builders Summit, which takes place Mar. 23-25 in San Jose, Calif. The ELC, which this year is titled Drones, Things, and Automobiles, increasingly reflects new opportunities for Linux in areas such as drones, robots, automotive computers, IoT gizmos, 3D sensing, modular phones, and much more. For those worried that ELC is skimping on the basics as it explores the more colorful sides of Linux, worry not, as there are still plenty of sessions on booting, trace analysis, NAND support, PHY frameworks, power management, defragmenting, systemd, device tree, and toolchain.

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OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: David Bainbridge - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 00:44

David Bainbridge started working with the OpenDaylight Project a little over a year ago. He is involved with the discovery project, device identification and device management project, and the projects dealing with an intent interface. 

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Embedded Development with ARM mbed on Linux - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 23:11

How to set up your Linux machine to write control programs for an ARM-based microcontroller using the mbed platform.

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BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

The Register - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 22:42
When there's something strange in your gethostbyname, who y'gonna call? Ghostbusters

Security researchers have uncovered a critical bug in the GNU C Library (glibc), a key component of Linux and some other operating systems, which could render countless machines vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.

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GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed

Zdnet news - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 20:33
This security hole, which impacts many older versions of Linux and some current ones, should be patched as soon as possible.
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Meet Vivaldi — A New Web Browser Built for Power Users

Omgubuntu - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 18:40

A brand new web browser has arrived this week that aims to meet the needs of power users — and it's already available for Linux.

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Elementary Website Goes Open Source, Privacy Minded

Omgubuntu - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 15:15

The new version of the elementary website is being built entirely in open-source technologies and will be privacy conscious from the start.

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Linux Format - 194 Next-gen Linux

Tux Radar - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 14:18
Issue 194, February 2015 - on sale now Next-gen Linux!

Next-gen GNU/Linux, what does that even mean? The FOSS world is so unlike the proprietary world. In that closed universe, new releases are considered so important that secrecy becomes paramount. So the next-gen release of Windows becomes so crucial. With FOSS and Linux development everything is laid bare. Sensible folk stick with the stable release but the brave-hearted can jump into an unstable, development branch and compile where angels fear to tread. This issue we’re looking at those ‘next-gen’ developments, the key technologies that have been in development for the last few years and will become mainstream through 2015. If you’re even brave enough we’ll show you how you can jump onboard with your own build of Ubuntu or Arch and try them live. Neil “Grey Beard” Bothwick is your guide.

But what about today? There’s more than enough going on in the ‘now-gen’ of Linux to keep most people busy until the end of time. As usual there’s a packed issue of Linux Format awaiting you over the page. I’d recommend you take a long look at our Roundup this month on Linux desktop environments, a new desktop is the simplest way of giving your distro a fresh feel or revitalising your work flow. Besides that we have tutorials looking at creating your own web-based email system, the clever old Dtrace diagnostic system and a tale of intrusion and how you can track down naughty hackers on your system.

There’s a bit of a bumper helping for the programmers out there. We look at how you can take advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s GPU and 3D capabilities; how to run Python on embedded systems; how to use Java to create physics and getting started with the programming language, Erlang. On top of all that we’ve the usual reviews, news analysis, users groups, interviews and so much more!

On the DVD: Fedora 21, Manjaro, 4M Linux, ALT Linux, GIMP ebook.


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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

The Register - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:58
And strangely, it looks a lot like Opera

The man behind the Opera browser has created a new one, he says, because power users are poorly served. The new Vivaldi browser launched today in a "Technical Preview" form, with customisation and speed taking it in a different direction to the mainstream, where minimalism rules the day.

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The firm that swallowed the Sun: Is Oracle happy as Larry with hardware and systems?

The Register - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:03
Oracle-Sun anniversary One swallow didn't make a summer

One Sun swallow doesn’t make a hardware summer, and while it certainly hasn’t for Oracle, it is far from being in a hardware winter for the firm.

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Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

The Register - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 02:57
Slot your old smartphone into this chassis and let penguins pick its brains

A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.

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How to Install a Seafile Server to Run a Private Cloud - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 00:50

I keep all of my private data on a cloud that I run and own. I have used a couple of open source file sync and storage solutions, including ownCloud, and recently came to know about Seafile which is quickly becoming my favorite.

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