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December 22, 2014

20:29
Canonical has just promoted a new Ubuntu Touch RTM version of its operating system and it's moving even closer to the final build that should be ready in time for the February 2015 release.
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19:32
Open hardware is the physical foundation of the open movement. It is through understanding, designing, manufacturing, commercializing, and adopting open hardware, that we built the basis for a healthy and self-reliant community of open. And the year of 2014 had plenty of activities in the open hardware front.read more
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18:34
Canonical's Snappy Ubuntu Core, an Ubuntu flavor designed for lean, secure deployments of containerized apps that uses transactional updates, is now in Amazon's public cloud.
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17:37
This guide shows how to create a Puppy Linux USB drive using the Puppy Linux tools as opposed to using generic tools such as UNetbootin.
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16:40
Librem 15 aims to be the only laptop coming with completely free software...
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15:43
The perspective adjustment tool in digiKam is indispensable for editing architectural shots. It can be somewhat fiddly to use, but with enough practice, you can achieve rather good results.
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14:46
Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is 70% off right now as part of the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale, but would-be neonoir crime story aficionados were denied entry into the cynical world of of the drug-dependent detective yesterday by a failure in the game’s third-party authentication and matchmaking system.
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03:30
Next OS to come built into auto dashboards, sources claimGoogle is planning a big push into in-car infotainment systems with an upcoming version of Android, sources claim.…
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December 21, 2014

22:31
Git is the most widely used version control system, in part because of the popularity of GitHub, a web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.
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12:53
This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta. The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits […]
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10:59
Even though the issue may not affect Linux users, if you are a hosting service whose users may fetch from your service to Windows or Mac OS X machines, you are strongly encouraged to update to protect such users who use existing versions of Git," Git developer Junio Hamano wrote in a Git mailing list posting.The Git vulnerability has got the attention of security researchers as well, including Tod Beardsley, who is the Metasploit engineering manager at Rapid7.
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09:05
One common attack on SSH service is brute force attacks where a remote attacker indefinitely attempts to log in with different passwords. Fail2ban is an open-source intrusion prevention framework on Linux that monitors various system log files (e.g., /var/log/auth.log or /var/log/secure) and triggers various defensive actions upon detecting any suspicious activities. You can use fail2ban to defend against brute force password guessing attacks on an SSH server.
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07:10
This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta. The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits […]
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03:55
Here is a list of the 7 best alternative Linux distributions of 2014. The list is formed of specialist distributions which have a unique quality, such as the ability to run from a USB drive or dedicated to gaming.
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02:00
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you this week's most read articles on Opensource.com. Here's the top 5 for this week: December 15 - 19, 2014.
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00:06
Ten years ago, a scrappy group of ten Mozilla staff and thousands of volunteer Mozillians broke up Microsoft’s monopoly on accessing the Web with the release of Firefox 1.0. We won by bringing together a diverse and global community through … Continue reading
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December 20, 2014

22:11
The US Patent and Trademark Office handed out patents on human genes for about 30 years, but genomic patents were blocked after a landmark Supreme Court ruling last year.The patent holder in that case, Myriad Genetics, had patented a test on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The test shows mutations that reveal which women are more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer. The BRCA test is substantially cheaper in countries where it wasn't patented, such as Canada.After losing its case, Myriad didn't give up. Instead, it quickly filed a new round of lawsuits, trying to keep competitors like Ambry Genetics out of the business of BRCA testing. The new suits named different patents, which instead of simply claiming the gene itself, included "method" claims and also discussed the use of DNA "primers"—an entirely lab-made substance which Myriad lawyers said were still open to being patented.
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20:17
As you may have heard, the Pirate Bay was raided and is down as I write this post. The closure of the Pirate Bay has generated a lot of discussions online, and many people have been looking for alternative torrenting sites. Fortunately, there was an interesting thread on Reddit about that very topic and one redditor was kind enough to post a list of alternative torrent sites.
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18:23
Hello, gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Halo 4 backend, SuperTuxKart, Godot engine 1.0, and news on Linux game releases!Open source and Linux games roundupWeek of December 13 - 19, 2014read more
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16:28
The cloud is the future, and now is the time to start learning more about how you can use OpenStack to solve your organization's IT infrastructure needs. Fortunately, we're here to help with that.
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