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10/26 Ultimate 4.2.1

Distro watch - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 02:55
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The NO-NAME vuln: <tt>wget</tt> mess patched without a fancy brand

The Register - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 00:39
Directory overwrite bug threatens all *nix boxen

Sysadmins: another venerable and nearly-ubiquitous *nix tool, wget, needs patching because of a bug first reported by HD Moore.

Categories: Linux News

Rent the Runway: Open Source Practices Improve Culture, Developer Retention

Linux.com - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 23:44

Camille Fournier, chief technology officer at Rent the Runway, spoke to us recently about the company's use of open source practices. 

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Why Microsoft loves Linux

Zdnet news - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 19:44
Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?
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Spooky Linux Urban Legends

Linux.com - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 16:21

Sleep tight, kiddo… we've banished the boogie-man.

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Dangerous Vulnerability Fixed In Wget

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:01
jones_supa writes: A critical flaw has been found and patched in the open source Wget file retrieval utility that is widely used on UNIX systems. The vulnerability is publicly identified as CVE-2014-4877. "It was found that wget was susceptible to a symlink attack which could create arbitrary files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when retrieving a directory recursively through FTP," developer Vasyl Kaigorodov writes in Red Hat Bugzilla. A malicious FTP server can stomp over your entire filesystem, tweets HD Moore, chief research officer at Rapid 7, who is the original reporter of the bug.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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IBM, backing away from hardware? NEVER!

The Register - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:21
HPC Blog Don't be so sure, so-surers

So, it looks like IBM has moved its chipworks over to Globalfoundries, as described by Reg hack Tim Worstall here. But what are the implications for IBM's systems business?

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Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Zdnet news - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:18
Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.
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10/26 Quirky 6.2 "Unicorn"

Distro watch - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 06:55
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10/25 GParted 0.20.0-2

Distro watch - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 03:55
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Top research shop releases free boffinware for all

The Register - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 03:03
Updated with video Your research may be bleeding edge, but the way you do it probably isn't

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which lists the formative work behind WiFi among its successes, wants to boost researcher productivity, and has published a free-for-boffins scientific tool called "Workspace" to help.

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10/25 LPS 1.5.5

Distro watch - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 23:55
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Humble Indie Bundle 13 Marks Over 100 Games Brought to Linux

Omgubuntu - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 23:54

Humble Indie Bundle 13 is here and marks the Humble Bundle's 100th game brought to Linux!

The post Humble Indie Bundle 13 Marks Over 100 Games Brought to Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Introducing the 2014 Linux Training Scholarship Winners

Linux.com - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 23:54

The Linux Foundation recently announced its 2014 Linux training scholarship winners. This year marked the strongest demand we’ve ever seen for this program with more than 1,000 applications received. Reading through the submissions it became clear that learning Linux is widely recognized as a smart strategy for building a successful career. From every corner of the world, up and coming developers and sysadmins want to be able to tap into this massive opportunity. This is also represented in our Intro to Linux MOOC as well with nearly 300,000 registrations from more than 100 countries. 

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10/24 BLAG 200000-alpha

Distro watch - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 20:55
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The Companies That Support Linux: Altera

Linux.com - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 15:46

Contributing upstream to the Linux kernel is hugely important to Altera.

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Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8

The Register - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 15:38
Moz man claims the win on rivals' own benchmarks

Mozilla Distinguished Engineer Robert O’Callahan reports that the Spidermonkey JavaScript engine, used by the Firefox web browser, has surpassed the performance of Google’s V8 engine (used by Chrome) and Apple’s JavaScript Core (used by Safari) on three popular benchmarks: Mozilla’s own Kraken, Webkit’s SunSpider and Google’s Octane.

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HDS flings cloud-in-a-box at EMC Vblock, NetApp FlexPod

The Register - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 14:42
Still plenty of room in the converged on-premise game

HDS has started competing with EMC Vblocks and NetApp Flexpods with an offering its own managed, on-premises cloud-in-a-box.

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How to Install and Setup ‘My Weather Indicator’ in Ubuntu 14.10

Omgubuntu - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:18

There's no drought of ways to be kept abreast of the weather on the Ubuntu desktop and My Weather Indicator is one of the best.

The post How to Install and Setup ‘My Weather Indicator’ in Ubuntu 14.10 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Canonical rolls out home-grown Ubuntu OpenStack distro

The Register - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 09:01
Exclusive OpenStack's winners: 'People like us and Red Hat and HP'

Canonical is spinning its own OpenStack distro to simplify deployment of Linux clouds and ensure its place in an expected cloud winners' club.

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