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April 10, 2014

23:33
Announced by Marvell as a double design win, the Swisscom TV 2.0 set-top box (STB) runs on the Armada 1500 Plus system-on-chip unveiled by Marvell back in December. The SoC is an upgrade to the Armada 1500, which was the designated SoC for Google TV 2.0 set-tops and smart TVs. It is expected that the Armada 1500 Plus will be one of the principle SoC pairings with the upcoming successor to GoogleTV, rumored to be called Android TV. However, it is also likely Google will work with a variety of SoC platforms as part of a move to loosen up previous Google TV requirements that many vendors found too restricting.
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22:35
Yesterday afternoon, Ars Technica published a story reporting two possible logs of Heartbleed attacks occurring in the wild, months before Monday's public disclosure of the vulnerability. It would be very bad news if these stories were true, indicating that blackhats and/or intelligence agencies may have had a long period when they knew about the attack and could use it at their leisure.
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21:38
There's an enormous amount of hand-wringing in the media about the death of Windows XP. Here's why I really don't care about any of it.
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20:41
At this point, the probability is close to one that every target has had its private keys extracted by multiple intelligence agencies. The real question is whether or not someone deliberately inserted this bug into OpenSSL, and has had two years of unfettered access to everything. My guess is accident, but I have no proof.
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19:44
The Zorin OS team is pleased to release Zorin OS 8 Lite and Business. Zorin OS 8 Lite is the latest evolution of the Zorin OS Lite series of operating systems, designed specifically for Linux newcomers using old or low-powered hardware. This release is based on Lubuntu 13.10 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-spec machines.
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18:47
OpenDaylight, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) project, has launched a summer internship program for student developers.
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17:49
In today's open source roundup: An overview of desktop Linux at the NY Times. Plus: Technology experts that don't understand Linux, and did open source cause the Heartbleed bug?
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16:52
Any operational domain has at least two DNS servers, one being called a primary name server (ns1), and the other a secondary name server (ns2). These servers are typically operated for DNS failover: If one server goes down, the other server becomes an active DNS server. More sophisticated failover mechanisms involving load balancers, firewalls and clusters are also possible.
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15:55
Reviewing a batch of free Linux games the other day, I stumbled upon Enigma, which immediately got my attention because of its simple rules, yet addictive game style. I found Enigma to be a great game, despite the fact that I’m not much into puzzle games.
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14:58
Can you really do DevOps without sharing scripts or code? DevOps manifesto proponents value cross-functional teams, symbiotic relationships, and continual feedback loops. Effective DevOps initiatives create engaged communities where team interactions amplify personal actions. When technology teams find adopting a DevOps culture is more difficult than using DevOps tools, suggest the open source way as a path forward.
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14:01
Zorin OS, an Ubuntu-based operating system aimed at Windows users who are switching over to Linux, has just received a Lite version designed for people with low-end hardware.
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13:04
How an open source project is governed can matter just as much as the features it supports, the speed at which it runs, or the code that underlies it. Some open source projects have what I call a "benevolent dictator for life." Others are outgrowths of corporate projects that, while open, still have their goals and code led by the company that manages it. And of course, there are thousands of projects out there that are written and managed by a single person or a small group of people for whom governance is less of an issue than insuring project sustainability.
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12:06
Opensource.com was firing on all cylinders in March bringing in 400,487 page views and 224,116 unique visits. And, we published more than 60 articles in a month. During our Open Hardware Week[he]nbsp[/he](March 17-28), we 18 featured articles, added three new contributors to the community, and landed an interview with Jeff Moe, CEO of Aleph Objects (LulzBot 3D printers).
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11:09
Have you ever wondered what happened to Linux? Linux is the free software created through the open source development process that many technology enthusiasts had predicted would revolutionize the world of computing. It may not be widely known, but Linux did revolutionize computing. If you own an Android phone or a Kindle e-reader, you are a Linux user. Linux is at the core of those popular devices and is found in a variety of other places, from the world’s most powerful supercomputers down to the tiny Raspberry Pi device that is a favorite among electronics hobbyists.
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10:12
Microsoft has ended its support for Windows XP and most of you might not even care but for some of you who do care and understand the complications involved in using a discontinued piece of software, you are in for a change. You can either install already outdated Windows 7, no one’s favourite Windows 8 or you can join the elite group of Linux users by installing on of the many available flavours of Linux.
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09:15
Developers in the Fedora Linux community are discussing significant changes to the way they develop and market Fedora as part of an initiative called Fedora.next.
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08:18
The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME) This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
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07:20
DM&P Group’s DMP Electronics division is offering the Ebox-3100 as a higher-end, more industrial focused complement to its similarly configured and enclosed 86Duino Educake mini-PC announced in November for $49. That device also shares similar circuitry to DMP’s 86Duino One boardset announced at the same time, which adds Arduino-like I/O expansion.
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06:23
Perhaps the biggest security-hardening impact, however, is likely to come from a new mechanism to help reduce the impact of pingback attacks from WordPress installations. A pingback attack takes advantage of the XML-RPC (remote procedure call) pingback functionality in WordPress to launch DDoS attacks. XML-RPC is legitimately used within WordPress to allow content owners to track where their content is getting linked.
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05:26
[Updated Apr 9] — Leaked images and a CES 2014 demo of Google’s new Android TV user interface show a more streamlined and intuitive approach to the big screen than Google TV. Rumors of the impending sunsetting of Google TV have been around at least since September when Sony, Google’s most stalwart partner for its […]
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