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Adobe finds, patches ANOTHER exploited Flash 0day

The Register - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 07:31
One down, one to go.

Another exploited zero-day vulnerability has been uncovered and patched in Adobe Flash, 24 hours after a second flaw in the popular web trinket was found being used in attack kits.

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Google splashes $80k on Chrome 40 bug splatting

The Register - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 04:57
17 critical fixes patched

Google has patched 62 security vulnerabilities in Chrome 40 and handed out US$88,500 to bug hunters who spotted the problems.

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Why Microsoft's 3D HoloLens goggles aren't for Google Glassholes

The Register - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 04:20
Windows 10 stareware cares

A pair of 3D ski glasses eclipsed Windows 10 at Microsoft’s next-generation event on Wednesday.

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How to Install and Update Software on openSUSE Like a Pro - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 01:58

Easily install software, update your machine, and even add repositories (so you can install third-party applications) on openSUSE using YaST2.

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Ubuntu Snappy Leads Mobile Linux Migration to IoT - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 01:13

This week's announcement of an Internet of Things version of Canonical's lightweight Snappy build of Ubuntu Core is another sign that mobile Linux distros will find their biggest success not on phones but on embedded devices. 

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The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 23:26

By using Linux containers and Linux-based orchestration tools, Planisys is able to stay flexible amid changing hardware and networks, which in turn has helped the company to scale and stay competitive.

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​Librem 15, the first free software GNU/Linux laptop, makes funding goal

Zdnet news - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 19:47
The Librem 15 Linux laptop has surpassed the $250-thousand goal it needed to launch.
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Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Releases Ready for Download

Omgubuntu - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 17:41

USB sticks at the ready: Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 downloads have been released for Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Kubuntu testers to play with.

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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 16:07
jones_supa writes A patch was proposed to the Linux Kernel Mailing List to drop support for the old EISA bus. However a user chimed in: "Well, I'd like to keep my x86 box up and alive, to support EISA FDDI equipment I maintain if nothing else — which in particular means the current head version of Linux, not some ancient branch." Linus Torvalds was friendly about the case: "So if we actually have a user, and it works, then no, we're not removing EISA support. It's not like it hurts us or is in some way fundamentally broken, like the old i386 code was (i386 kernel page fault semantics really were broken, and the lack of some instructions made it more painful to maintain than needed — not like EISA at all, which is just a pure add-on on the side)." In addition to Intel 80386, recent years have also seen MCA bus support being removed from the kernel. Linux generally strives to keep support even for crusty hardware if there provably is still user(s) of the particular gear.

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RHEL on VCE is ESA's new tech launchpad

The Register - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 05:30
Space agency now orbiting new private cloud

The European Space Agency (ESA) has rolled Red Hat Enterprise Linux into its ESA Cloud, an ongoing cloud computing rollout.

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Windows 10 Is Microsoft’s Attempt To Win You Back — But Is It Enough?

Omgubuntu - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 03:24

Windows 10 is about more than the return of the Start Menu, it's Microsoft's chance at a fresh start — but is it enough to win you back?

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Three Ways for Beginners to Contribute to the Linux Kernel - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 01:43

There many ways in which an unexperienced developer can get involved in Linux kernel development. Here are some starting points.

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University’s Virtual Reality Setup Runs on Linux and Open Source Software - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:31

VuePod is a 3D immersive virtual environment that runs Ubuntu Linux 13.04 and costs about a tenth of what similiar setups might run.

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Smart Cars are the New Smart Phone - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 17:31

Already well-known for providing security, stability, and isolation in the datacenter, automotive virtualization is gaining wider attention due to additional hardening and new support for ARM, writes Alex Agizim, VP and CTO of Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic. 

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​Get on the Linux job train with a new system administration class

Zdnet news - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 17:11
The Linux Foundation is offering a new self-paced class to help you get ready for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.
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LibreOffice Viewer for Android Beta Makes On the Go Reading a Cinch

Omgubuntu - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 14:23

Reading LibreOffice documents on the go gets a heap easier from today with the beta release of LibreOffice Viewer for Android.

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Linux System Engineer Jean-Roch Rossi Advanced His Career With Practice, Certification - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 01:32

Though he eventually built a career as a Linux System Engineer, Jean-Roch Rossi started Linux administration as a hobby and a help-desk job in college.

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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 00:12
An anonymous reader writes: The VFX industry has for most of the last 30 years been reliant on Macs and Windows machines for video editing, primarily because all of the Linux-based FOSS tools have been less than great. This is a shame, because all of the best 3D and 2D tools, other than video, are entrenched in the Linux environment and perform best there. The lack of decent video editing tools on Linux prevents every VFX studio from becoming a Linux-only shop. That being said, there are some strides being made to bridge this gap. What setup do you use? What's still missing?

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Awesome Stuff: Ubuntu Phone Aggregator Scopes

Omgubuntu - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 20:23

Scopes are the cornerstone of the Ubuntu Phone experience. Its secret weapon in fighting against the app gap that afflicts every new platform, regardless of brand.

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How to Stream Content from a Linux System to Chromecast - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 20:14

Inexpensive devices like Chromecast can turn any HDMI-enabled TV into a smart TV with immense possibilities to expand its features. And Google continues to add new features to Chromecast, except for one much-needed feature: native support for playback of local content. 

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