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March 22, 2014

08:09
According to a secret document provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the agency tracks down the private email and Facebook accounts of system administrators (or sys admins, as they are often called), before hacking their computers to gain access to the networks they control.
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06:15
Web servers running a long-outdated version of the Linux kernel were attacked with dramatic speed over two days last week, Cisco Systems said on Thursday.
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04:21
ZTE’s ZTE9 joint venture unveiled a Tegra 4-based media player and game console, and ZTE announced an IPTV/OTT STB, both featuring Android and video chat. Like Huawei, ZTE is a major Chinese telecom equipment provider that has more recently moved aggressively into mobile devices. They primarily serve up Android phones and tablets, but ZTE has […]
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02:26
Some financial services companies are looking to migrate their ATM fleets from Windows to Linux in a bid to have better control over hardware and software upgrade cycles.
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00:32
In this chapter I review how a tiny software company achieved dominance on the desktop
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March 21, 2014

23:35
In today's open source roundup: The media makes money by exaggerating Linux security problems. Plus: Is Android too much like a PC? And Linux Mint 17 name and release date announced.
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22:38
Docker, the container-based virtualization platform, has introduced its first paid service, private repositories.
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21:40
Calibre 1.29, the eBook reader and management software developed for multiple platforms, including Linux, has been released with even more features for the editing function.
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20:43
The Docker open-source virtualization container technology project celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 20, as the project stands on the precipice of significant growth in 2014.
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19:46
Before we dive into using Btrfs, how is it pronounced? Lots of ways, like Bee Tree Eff Ess and Bee Tee Arr Eff Ess. That's too many syllables, so I favor Butter Eff Ess. It sounds nice, and everyone likes butter. In this two-part series we'll build a three-node Btrfs storage pool and learn all about managing snapshots, rollbacks, and subvolumes. Part 1 covers installing Btrfs, creating a simple test lab, creating a storage volume, and what commands to use to see what's in it. In Part 2 we'll create and manage subvolumes, snapshots and rollbacks.
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18:49
Need a technology podcast to add to your queue? Check out Dave and Gunnar's show at dgshow.org.Dave is a Chief Technologist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group and a self-described drum playing, motorcycle riding computer geek, husband, dad, and catechist.Gunnar is also a Chief Technologist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group whose ears perk up around discussions about cross-domain security, edge innovation, and interagency collaboration through the open source model.
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17:52
Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most critical services in the Internet. Without DNS, we would not be able to access the web. Before going into the details on how DNS works, a little on the background may be helpful. When you are accessing, say, Google, your traffic originates from your computer, goes through the backbone of your ISP, and then their own upstream provider and so on; until it reaches Google's network.
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16:55
Clement Lefebvre, the creator of the Linux Mint distribution, has just announced that the next version of the Mint operating system will be called “Qiana” and it should be available by the end of May 2014.
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15:57
Open source news for your reading pleasure.March 15-21, 2014In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at The Guardian's new custom rich text editor, printable circuit boards, and more.
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15:00
NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD are not always rivals and they proved that by organizing a joint panel at the Game Developer Conference 2014 in San Francisco to explain to developers how they can unlock the amazing potential of OpenGL.
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14:03
'Hack' language brings best bits of other languages to LAMP-landThe big “HACK” signs reputed to adorn the walls of Facebook offices aren't just a command from His Royal Zuckness: The Social Network also uses a programming language called “Hack” and has just given it to the world.…
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13:06
What is Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) in education and how can we get more students involved? HFOSS is open source software that has a humanitarian purpose such as disaster management, health care, economic development, social services, and more. Experience with undergraduate participation in HFOSS shows it can both motivate students and provide excellent learning opportunities. There is also an indication that it can help attract and retain female students.
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12:09
The KDE community today released the third beta of Applications and Development Platform 4.13. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. We kindly request your assistance with finding and fixing issues.
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11:11
A chance for Valve to really improve their own software, as their Vogl OpenGL debugger now supports debugging their Big Picture mode.
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10:14
Two of the world's most widely deployed web server technologies have both recently been updated to fix security vulnerabilities.
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