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Debian Linux, Android share a bed in upcoming distro

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 01:57
MicroXwin gents prep VolksPC

A new Linux distribution is looking to overcome the limitations of Debian on ARM, by running both Linux apps and Android apps in native mode.

Categories: Linux News

Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Sat, 19/07/2014 - 00:31
Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug

If you've been wondering why the battery life on your Windows laptop or tablet seems so lousy, your Chrome web browser might be to blame – and it may have been sapping your system's juice for years.

Categories: Linux News

Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 21:30
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second

Malware dubbed Mayhem is spreading through Linux and FreeBSD web servers, researchers say. The software nasty uses a grab bag of plugins to cause mischief, and infects systems that are not up to date with security patches.

Categories: Linux News

Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:59
The Big Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android

Shocked by IBM's deal to sell and support iPads and iPhones in the enterprise?

Categories: Linux News

Red Hat drops Calamari into pan: Now we're cooking with gas

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:45
Management tool lands on plate

Carmine headgear-sporting open-sourcer Red Hat has made a refreshed version of its Ceph Enterprise product available, adding the ability for it to manage high-access rate hot data and across the data lifecycle to cold archival data.

Categories: Linux News

Cloud porch pooch Nasuni: Hardware is so yesterday, man

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:25
Extends product and accelerated sales

Nasuni, the agnostic cloud storage gateway enterprise storage-as-a-service provider, has revved up its software to v6.0 and added go-faster upgrades to its hardware.

Categories: Linux News

Citrix releases tech preview of next XenServer

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 07:02
Rapid virtual desktop booting the headline feature of what might be v 6.5 or perhaps 7.0

In Gartner's recently-released Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure the analyst firm said Citrix “ … is no longer investing strictly to keep up with market leaders VMware and Microsoft for traditional server virtualization.”

Categories: Linux News

LibreSSL RNG bug fix: What's all the forking fuss about, ask devs

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:03
Blow to bit-spitter 'tis but a flesh wound, claim team

A bug found and fixed in LibreSSL, the OpenSSL fork maintained by OpenBSD developers, is “catastrophic" or "overblown", depending on whom you talk to.

Categories: Linux News

OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 02:58
Also faster init and a new packages system

The embedded Linux distro OpenWRT has updated native IPv6 support – allowing devices to automatically pick up an IPv6 address, as well as an IPv4 one, from an ISP if possible.

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Smashing, groovy, baby – yay, capitalism! Digital Ocean flogs Brit VMs

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:30
Plucky Linux cloud startup floats where Amazon fears to tread: Slough

Cheap-as-a-chips virtual-machine hoster Digital Ocean has put roots down in the UK by opening up its first bit barn in Blighty.

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Virty server bones thrown: Gartner mages see Microsoft rising

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:02
What a shock, VMware in the lead

Gartner’s server virtualisation magic quadrant shows virtualisation juggernaut VMware sitting at the top of the pack for the fifth year running, with Citrix down in the niche player dumps along with Red Hat.

Categories: Linux News

French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with <i>whose</i> dongle?

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:07
Orange FT plans streaming service around 'new' HDMI stick – report

There were never going to be any prizes for guessing that the first user for Chromecast rival “Cast”, introduced by SoftAtHome in March, is likely to be Orange France Telecom.

Categories: Linux News

LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

Sat, 12/07/2014 - 00:43
First cross-platform version of cleaned-up OpenSSL fork

The OpenBSD project has released the first portable version of LibreSSL, the team's OpenSSL fork – meaning it can be built for operating systems other than OpenBSD.

Categories: Linux News

Samsung Z mobe a NO-SHOW at Moscow Tizen Developer Summit

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:47
More launch delays for Samsung's Android-alternative smartphone OS

Samsung has suffered another setback in its quest to offer the world an alternative to Android, having failed to launch the first smartphone running its Tizen mobile OS as planned.

Categories: Linux News

Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:31
Take one Nyan Cat, add Firefox and hope your Linux distro has been patched

Security Mouse security researcher Don A Bailey has showcased an exploit of the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZ0) compression algorithm running in the Mplayer2 media player and says it could leave some Linuxes vulnerable to attack.

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Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM and others help Google build cloud Trojan Horse

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 23:02
Tech companies team up to build Kubernetes container manager

Tech companies large and small are teaming up to develop open-source software Kubernetes, the success of which will reduce the relevance of VMware's virtualization tech in the cloud.

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